Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits?

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pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jan 4, 2014 - 09:48pm PT
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zuma!
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Jan 5, 2014 - 11:42pm PT
Does climbing have a movie equivalent to Runman 69?
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 7, 2014 - 10:29pm PT
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Some Random Guy

climber
Jan 7, 2014 - 10:45pm PT
did this yesterday. i guess lucky 13 wasn't so lucky.........fvck
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a surfing compliment to climbing?
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2314626/Metolious-Cams-SH-T
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 8, 2014 - 08:28pm PT
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Got six days of pinner glassy waves after four perfect days in Josh.

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Two great tastes that go great together.

speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Jan 8, 2014 - 08:32pm PT
Drljefe, that is awesome, but my heart is breaking.
I want to do that exact trip so bad, but circumstance seems to forbid it.
Every trip I plan gets derailed BIG TIME.

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 8, 2014 - 09:22pm PT
It'll happen and will be all the sweeter.

And let me tell you, there is nothing like a backlit green wall bending and growing before you.
Uncontested glassy point surf, aquarium like clarity, and friends to stare at the horizon with.

On this trip I did a route off the couch that I was pretty proud of but it didn't even compare to that first bottom turn and racing down the line on a measly waist high perfect wave.
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Jan 9, 2014 - 09:43am PT
Since moving to Arizona, the closest I've got to surfing (ha!) is a trip down to Rocky Point.
I keep planning to take a week off, and head to San Diego, buy a $100 beater longboard project, surf a few days, and then hit up Joshua Tree on the way back home, and give my rekindled climbing dreams a jump start.
Then when I get home, restore the board and be up and running agin.
I've even scheduled time off twice, only to have the trip evaporate before it started... This is particularly poignant, as this has happened a third time... I have all next week off, but the $$ have blown to the winds.

In Oregon, it was so damp and cold that building boards and doing major repairs was a real pain. I once re-glassed a 7'10" semi gun, but we got hit with a cold snap and torrential rain. I couldn't get the garage warm enough, and the resin never kicked. In the spring I had to basically scrub the whole board with acetone, lay it in the sun, and re-do it.

I saw an old bashed up Bing on San Diego cl for $200. Sigh....
Someday soon.
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Jan 9, 2014 - 09:51am PT
Plus, lets talk about wave size for a moment...
The biggies get all the pics and the ooh's and awww's.
But the days I remember most were waist to head and glassy, combed, just endless waves rolling in.

I like seeing the big wave pics, but it's like another sport, another world. Thats why I always like watching Joel Tudor videos... he surfs all sorts of waves on all sorts of boards. For the average mainland schmoe, the likely-hood of a knee to thigh high day is pretty high.

we had this sort of thrown-together group in Oregon, The North Pacific Log Club. A couple times we picked a nice swell, the interval was double the swell height, and had a campout. Everybody brought their board down and threw it on the beach. You could just swap and try boards to your hearts content. Most were old and funky... longboards of every description and fin configuration, old fish shapes, and 7' singlefins with rails you could cut your hand on.. It was a blast. No leashes either! I had a few Pina Coladas and stayed out until well after the moon was up. It was probably my funnest day surfing, and there wasn't a wave taller than me probably.

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pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jan 9, 2014 - 10:17am PT
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early morning's the best time...
19 degree's but 50 in the water so nice and warm.
soo many rides i lost count.
zuma!
bob

climber
Jan 9, 2014 - 10:28am PT
I should be surfing right now, but I'm stuck in Colorado. Luckily my friends own a SUP company (Badfish) and my bro has his shop downtown!!!!!

Well, if I can't be surfing right now, I might as well be making a surfboard to try when I do. Here is what I have come with so far. I'm putting the fin box setup in late this morning, then start glassing in the evening, or tomorrow.

Its my new fun board. That is, unless it surfs like sh#t and goes on my wall as a "nice try" kind of thing. Sure is a good time though, and I think I'm learning more about surfboards in 3 weeks than I have in 15 years.

Love all the photos to keep the stoke folks. Thanks!!!!

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speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Jan 9, 2014 - 10:43am PT
Nice channels! You gonna do a thruster or bonzer fin configuration?

Also, I must be old or lazy, 'cause that board looks about 3' short to be a funboard to me!

The board I built:
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The one that never "kicked", after reglassing in the summer
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bob

climber
Jan 9, 2014 - 10:53am PT
Thruster. I don't have the measurements, but its more of a modern fun board. Its wide as hell and holds a lot of volume. Instead of stretched out its stubby (at 6'3!!!) and is thick. I will post accurate measurements once I f*#k up putting the fin boxes in. Ha!!!!!!! I designed the board to be a bit less bulky than my Hynson White Knight 6'6 which has just a bit too much volume for my light ass.


Cool fish!
Matt G

climber
Jan 9, 2014 - 08:15pm PT
no surf but...Limestone Barrels in Arizona
no surf but...Limestone Barrels in Arizona
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Some Random Guy

climber
Jan 9, 2014 - 09:16pm PT
ocean beach, san francisco going triple overhead+ on the same swell that lit up the pipe masters a little while ago
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bob

climber
Jan 9, 2014 - 09:23pm PT
SICK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
BurntToast

climber
CA
Jan 9, 2014 - 10:06pm PT
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Jan 10, 2014 - 10:34am PT
I hear the paddle out at Ocean Beach is a breeze....
Snicker, tee hee...
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 11, 2014 - 06:33pm PT
Credit: o-man
North shores Maui – Moderate northeast swell through this weekend, although gradually dropping…into the first part of the new week. A large northwest swell will arrive next Wednesday, followed by what the NWS is calling a “dangerously large” NW swell by next Thursday night into Friday – requiring a high surf warning on both north and west shores!
bixquite

Social climber
humboldt nation
Jan 11, 2014 - 08:54pm PT
yeah o-man should be solid, tomorrow will be in the 17@17 range here in humboldt,
i'm hoping for a window at the harbor. but it would be great to see the Eddie go on friday. Sending aloha from the oh'ana on the other north shore
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