Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits?

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socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 11:08pm PT
I like it when this thread surfaces from time to time, like a long deep duck dive...

Great video:
http://magicseaweed.com/news/wedge-ii-this-time-its-personal/5352/

Charles
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 25, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
For crap's sake, don't miss the Oakley Pro Bali:

http://www.oakleyprobali.com/live/

It's Round 5 now!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 25, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
Go Nat!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 25, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Yeah Nat. Power surfer, even at this young age. Uncanny talent this one. Christ he really means it doesn't he?
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 25, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
Nat wins Round 5 Heat 3, on his way up!!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 25, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
New surf movie out, the shadow knows.



For nearly five decades filmmakers have tried to capture the essence of surfing.

Only a few of hundreds of films - "The Endless Summer" in 1966, "Five Summer Stories" in 1972, "Riding Giants" in 2004 and "Surfwise" in 2007 - have hit the mark.

Add "Uncharted Waters" - a 90-minute documentary of Wayne Lynch, Australia's golden child of surfing - to the list.


here's a clip:


guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 26, 2013 - 12:02am PT
Good lad, great attitude and oh what a shame Papa Dennis is on longer with us to share the joy of seeing his "kid" gracefully move upward in the world.

Nat at our rebuild launching Dec 2000.
Nat Young
Nat Young
Credit: guido
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Jun 26, 2013 - 12:02am PT
That was a crazy sponging video
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 26, 2013 - 12:29am PT
Interesting, yeah, Bri.

Our current Nat Young was of course named in honor of the the great Aussie Nat Young of the sixties. And his side kick creative luminary, Wayne Lynch, great to see some footage on him and how it developed later. These two guys were absolutely huge in the late sixties. HUGE. And then time went on. It was part of the Short Board Revolution too.
bixquite

Social climber
humboldt nation
Jun 26, 2013 - 01:03am PT
up in index watching the bali pro, soo good. while climbing is a magic pursuit, I would take those waves 19 out of 20 days over climbing. p.s. nat is in the groove.

pps slab climbing vs. slab surfing run with it
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jun 27, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
From original oil by Karen Lang <br/>
Surfer Olaf Mitchell <br/>
From original oil by Karen Lang
Surfer Olaf Mitchell

Credit: o-man
I suggest hitting this link and letting it take you away
These guys are some of my neighbors
http://vimeo.com/1569282
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jun 30, 2013 - 12:19am PT
A scrap of a much bigger piece by my kid sista ,Tracey Harrap aka "Gol...
A scrap of a much bigger piece by my kid sista ,Tracey Harrap aka "Goldie"
Credit: o-man
Artrock23

Mountain climber
Laguna Beach, CA
Jun 30, 2013 - 01:05am PT
Both sports compliment one another.

Living at the ocean and near a good reefbreak, surfing is what I do for fun when not on climbing trips. And with this weekend's heatwave, surfing overhead waves at my local break with only a few guys out (and air temp in low 80s) is sweet.

Now, if only it wasn't 4+hrs of driving to get to the Sierras!

Cool to see all the SC guys on this thread. I get my boards shaped by Bob Pearson. :-)
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Jun 30, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
o.b. (san diego) was our local stomping grounds as youth. but, we came very close to losing this wave in '69/'70. a wave that we had surfed on a daily/weekly basis (along with the cliffs).
north jetty
north jetty
Credit: splitter
in '69 OB town council got the go ahead for their long awaited plans to build another jetty 250-300 yards south of north jetty and then dredge the whole beach in between the two jetty's to create a much publicized boat marina. the result was what is now known as middle jetty, which is blocks long before it stops at the waters edge. we fought like hell, tooth and nail, to stop it. resorted to monkey wrenching the huge dosers, etc (long before EA wrote the book). it was war. demonstrating, blocking progress, getting arrested, etc for well over a year before it all finally ground to a halt at the waters edge. we were very determined to do whatever it took. the exact same thing (boat marina was built at the cost of a classic surf spot) had just happened at dana point/'killer dana', a super good point break that i last surfed in the spring of '68...then poof and it was no more.

the result, which was eventually blocked off to vehicle access and is known as dog beach, is what we have now. one of the two best lineups on the west coast/mainland, in my and many surfers opinion. (and the other one is just down the road).

anyway, this wave/beach still means a lot to me, so i thought that i would share that tidbit with ya'll!

a little further along where the outside peak connects with the inside sandbar/beach break, walls up and becomes a fast, full-on pumping down the line barrel for another 75+ yards...
Credit: splitter

Killer Dana (RIP) on a small day, bitd...
Credit: splitter
Credit: splitter
KD would hold a 20+ NW swell with perfect shape...sigh!
The Warden

Social climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 9, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#310263
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Jul 9, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
Kinneloa rulez, brah ("this ain't no weenie roast")!

edit: use to boulder with him at the Santee boulder's in the 80's. He named a boulder problem the "Purple Iguana". An .12 face route that I got the SA of that was a great problem, but probably long forgotten. I had the same t-shirt, but its long gone. Still have one of his chalk-bags. Wonder what happened to him? Last I heard, he moved to ColoRadzo in the late 80's.

btw, Surf & Stone, to the bone, brah!

edit: Brandon - you should move here to San Diego/OB. you cud surf 300+ days a year while yer dogs run around on the beach. you would be a pro in no time at all.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 13, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
I'm watching some film about surfing in Ireland on Netflix.

It was kind of lame for a bit, focusing more on surfing in places other than Ireland, but then, one hour in, boom!

Huge slab!

What a great, scary looking wave!

Made my day.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jul 25, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Credit: pyro
Credit: pyro
Credit: pyro
Credit: pyro
some surf photo's that frumy took of me.
crøtch

climber
Jul 27, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
this is the most awesome expression of the wave as canvas that I have seen. things get crazy around 1:25.

socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 27, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Big bump for some very classic style!

Charles
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