Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits?

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tradryan

Big Wall climber
San Diego
Aug 1, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
NorCalNomad... it was a dolphin.

+1

I was out a couple of days ago in the evening sitting up on the board waiting for a wave when just in front of me this huge gaping mouth full of sharp pointy teeth comes out of the water in the general direction of my face. I just about crapped myself in the half second it took to realize it was a sea lion with a head the size of a cow's coming up for air.
NorCalNomad

Trad climber
San Francisco
Aug 1, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
I've seen my share of dolphins in the bay/ ocean growing up here...definitely didn't look like any dolphin I've ever seen. Had a delta shape with no curve on the trailing edge.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 1, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
U guys know of the NorCal dood who has been bitten twice by Great Whites in a 15 year span? It ain't a matter of if...
rbob

climber
Aug 1, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
I was out a couple of days ago in the evening sitting up on the board waiting for a wave when just in front of me this huge gaping mouth full of sharp pointy teeth comes out of the water in the general direction of my face. I just about crapped myself in the half second it took to realize it was a sea lion with a head the size of a cow's coming up for air.

Oh man - I laughed out loud...

Out there in the deep space of the ocean of the red triangle... there are lot of spooky thoughts (and creatures) that can creep up on you.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Aug 1, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
Some more good times in the Gulf.


















Some Random Guy

climber
Aug 1, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
those gulf pics look fun. you ever go out and surf the wakes of the tanker ships? i'd do it if i lived there.

i was out around judah last week sitting there waiting for a bomb and two dolphins (or porpoises?) jumped fully out of the water literally right beside me. like two feet to my right. scared the sh#t out of me at first until i turned and realized they were mammals. then it was all cool. the conditions at ob haven't been too great lately but i have been out a bunch and there have been an abnormally higher amount of dolphins and porpoises around. they seem to like me. they always come real close.

deadman's sf......this place is GNAR when it gets big. check out the guy at 2:25


don't get caught inside.....
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Aug 1, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
you ever go out and surf the wakes of the tanker ships?

Only on the paddleboard, not big enough for my fish or longboard.
Been flat lately so just hitting the downwind ride with the other old farts.

http://surfsmooth.com/july-27th-2013-saturday-paddle/





zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 1, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
Not so much about surfing as about dolphins, but I kinda dig it, having been in a comparable situation out by Catalina some time ago.


Klimmer

Mountain climber
Aug 2, 2013 - 12:04am PT
I can't wait to see this movie ...


Storm Surfers (3D)
Rated PG
Review by Margaret Pomeranz
http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/txt/s3552380.htm


Great primer on 3D technology and all the inventing they had to do to make this movie ...
Storm Surfers 3D as seen on ABC Catalyst
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjOXDJ4mYvg


Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Aug 9, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
For all the OB surfers: best NorCal Beach Break Barrel Video ever? Hoping this year will be as good as last. (But happy if almost as good). http://vimeo.com/58345611

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 9, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
Complimentary pursuit.

lars johansen

Trad climber
West Marin, CA
Aug 9, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
Enjoyed seeing the shots of Deadman's. Surfed it a lot in the late 70's early 80's. Not surprised to see a crowd in the picture. Chuck Clance was a GGNRA lifeguard at the time. The name came not from the break but from the bodies that washed in there from bridge jumpers. Clance did the fishing out. Pee Wee {Bill Bergerson} was King in those days. Tim Pierce was KB power.

lars
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
Despite all of our idealism and search for it, there is also impinging on us, other realities. Here is a wave in Java:

Credit: Zak Noyle
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
Thankfully, our waves here in Santa Cruz are pretty clean. These photos of me were taken by young photographer Jaiden Hopkins a few weeks ago at 26th ave.
Credit: karodrinker
Credit: karodrinker
bixquite

Social climber
humboldt nation
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
tahiti starts today, go seabass
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
I'm with you, C-Mac. The season can't get started soon enough. I'm needing it.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 14, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
^^^Greg you must be speaking of skiing, truly a complimentary mountain pursuit!!! :^)
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 18, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Credit: guido
Klimmer

Mountain climber
Aug 18, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
Yep, Those are Jets on My Boards Major Game Changer!


Wavejet Propulsion:
http://wavejet.com/

https://www.facebook.com/WaveJet


Bogey Board, Short board, Long board, SUP, Life Guard board ... pretty darn cool.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 18, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
Klimmer this is a rebirth of the Aquajet project from the late sixties-early seventies. Some of those epoxy-honeycomb boards actually had propulsion, considered repugnant forty-three years ago. Exact means of propulsion is way updated here of course.

I had a series of hollow unpowered Aquajets; founder/owner Neal Townsend was giving me boards for awhile. Before leashes, the boards still broke up on the rocks here in Santa Cruz though guaranteed not to.... But great really lively springy boards. FAST. I won't ever forget how powerful and alive they were. Old Neal and similar cohorts had the earliest powered model but still didn't get much done.

Croteau. Fowler, Roger Adams, a couple others; a SF and Santa Cruz thing
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