26 Feb 2008 13:59:04
West coast peps...

Lets hear da war stories from this past swell...heaven knows I got
nothing here.
:-(
Sea-ya's


26 Feb 2008 17:26:36
OBsurfr
Re: West coast peps...


<dagriztx@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:42dc9764-0053-46af-b4ce-130d4f99a8e2@72g2000hsu.googlegroups.com...
> Lets hear da war stories from this past swell...heaven knows I got
> nothing here.
> :-(
> Sea-ya's
http://www.kneed4speed.com/02_25_08/index.htm

Unemployed Floyd




27 Feb 2008 02:54:52
td
Re: West coast peps...

On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 17:26:36 -0800, "OBsurfr" <g.barnes1@cox.net >
wrote:

>
><dagriztx@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:42dc9764-0053-46af-b4ce-130d4f99a8e2@72g2000hsu.googlegroups.com...
>> Lets hear da war stories from this past swell...heaven knows I got
>> nothing here.
>> :-(
>> Sea-ya's
>http://www.kneed4speed.com/02_25_08/index.htm
>
>Unemployed Floyd
>


http://www.kneed4speed.com/02_25_08/2008-02-258588.htm

nice move.

I got skunked exactly like the last big swell. Started at S C and it
was completely shut down closed out. Nobody even in the parking lot. I
shoulda checked the other side of the point. A lot of I shouldas.

So I headed north simply because I didnt have all day to head south
from there. My biggest mistake. OC just cant handle the size except a
few rare spots which I dont have dialed in. Or there was newport which
was a big bowl flush.

Onward to check out our biggest spot. North (Awe's turf) was out of
control and there was one guy out. How he got there nobody knew. In
almost ah hour I watched he hadnt caught one. I think he was just too
scared and wanted a way in or knew he had only one chance. What struck
me about this swell is it moved so fast. 15 wave sets were normal. It
wasnt the size as much as the inertia. Some sets began forming right
under the oil rigs and would crest about 1/2 way out. Watched two guys
attempt a paddle out and made it out maybe 30 yards in 30 minutes.
Perpendicular that is, but easily over a mile down stream.

But enough of my blathering, I didnt get any. I heard shawn collins
was towing out there but I didnt see it.
td


27 Feb 2008 05:27:42
Awe F'shore
Re: West coast peps...



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"td" <tduncan@NOspectralSPAMmedia.com > wrote in message
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> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 17:26:36 -0800, "OBsurfr" <g.barnes1@cox.net>
> wrote:
>
>>
>><dagriztx@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>news:42dc9764-0053-46af-b4ce-130d4f99a8e2@72g2000hsu.googlegroups.com...
>>> Lets hear da war stories from this past swell...heaven knows I got
>>> nothing here.
>>> :-(
>>> Sea-ya's
>>http://www.kneed4speed.com/02_25_08/index.htm
>>
>>Unemployed Floyd
>>
>
>
> http://www.kneed4speed.com/02_25_08/2008-02-258588.htm
>
> nice move.
>
> I got skunked exactly like the last big swell. Started at S C and it
> was completely shut down closed out. Nobody even in the parking lot. I
> shoulda checked the other side of the point. A lot of I shouldas.
>
> So I headed north simply because I didnt have all day to head south
> from there. My biggest mistake. OC just cant handle the size except a
> few rare spots which I dont have dialed in. Or there was newport which
> was a big bowl flush.
>
> Onward to check out our biggest spot. North (Awe's turf) was out of
> control and there was one guy out. How he got there nobody knew. In
> almost ah hour I watched he hadnt caught one. I think he was just too
> scared and wanted a way in or knew he had only one chance. What struck
> me about this swell is it moved so fast. 15 wave sets were normal. It
> wasnt the size as much as the inertia. Some sets began forming right
> under the oil rigs and would crest about 1/2 way out. Watched two guys
> attempt a paddle out and made it out maybe 30 yards in 30 minutes.
> Perpendicular that is, but easily over a mile down stream.
>
> But enough of my blathering, I didnt get any. I heard shawn collins
> was towing out there but I didnt see it.
> td

The tow-in's were out at T-Rex on Sunday afternoon. Still stormy, outta
control, and I froze my ass off shooting these until dark. It was breaking
all the way across from the south Sunset jetty to the pier. Unfortunately, I
didn't shoot the next morning - when there was some good light.

http://www.awefoto.com/temp/t-rex_01.jpg
First time I've seen it break outside of T-Rex. The crew on the rig must
have been trippin' - just after this set finished, the crew boat maneuvered
in and evac'd a few guys off the rig. Took balls, the had to abort once
during another set, then came back and plucked 'em off. You can see a guys
head just coming out of the trough - he's on a waverunner, getting the fluck
outta there.

http://www.awefoto.com/temp/t-rex_02.jpg
A rare shaft of sunlight lit this bomb. What you don't see is the other 10
feet or so of the wave in the trough.

http://www.awefoto.com/temp/t-rex_03.jpg
On of the tow-in's. Again, some of the wave is in the trough.

td, good meeting you Saturday.

Awe



27 Feb 2008 05:16:10
Re: West coast peps...

http://www.awefoto.com/temp/t-rex_01.jpg
Sweet, saw that one this morn on the erBB...nuck'in futs!
Sea-ya's


29 Feb 2008 09:16:36
Surfer Bob
Re: West coast peps...

Sunday PM the swell came up so fast I couldn't disengage fast enough
and get out before dark. With a few hours future vision I could have
made the drive to points west that could handle the size, but by the
time I saw the lines and realized it was on there was no way. Watched
the sun set over out of control Freak Street breaking wide of the pier
over beers and seared ahi at a local beach eatery.

Size down a bit Monday, but still solid 2x head high on the numerous
sets. Freak Street looked doable, but flawed. I had a sense things
would be better out west. Surfed 5 hours until completely noodlearmed
up at L* C********. Consistent 5 waves sets, slight cross shore winds
making for some sparkly texture, mid tide complicating the scene with
some wild backwashy nuances that could make or break you at any point
in a ride. Swell was kind of lumpy and unruly. Even Rincon was kind of
sectiony. But with a little discernment in wave selection, there were
very many gems to be had. Steep, thick, muscular sections and 250 yard
plus rides on the good, wide ones. Water was murkier up in my land of
mud and sand than you see in any of Floyd's beautiful blue pics. Rode
my 7'0" twinnfin.

Hey Floyd, those pics appear to be L* J**** C***, but I'm wondering
about the I******** on your home turf. Did it wake up? Was it on?

AwooooOOOOO!!!!
Surfer Bob


02 Mar 2008 12:16:12
Re: West coast peps...

td, good meeting you Saturday.
>
> Awe
Just caught that...cool cat indeed, hope he makes the next GP.
Sea-ya


07 Mar 2008 09:53:34
Bill Andrews
Re: West coast peps...

Sunday:

http://www.surfline.com/video/video_player/video_player.cfm?id=3D14039

BA
http://adaywithba.com/



On Feb 26, 1:59=A0pm, dagri...@yahoo.com wrote:
> Lets hear da war stories from this past swell...heaven knows I got
> nothing here.
> :-(
> Sea-ya's