Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits?

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Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Jan 12, 2014 - 11:51am PT
Speelyei: A Progressive!

You a Goleta boy? I rode DJ's boards for years, until moving to the Bay Area and having OB treat them like kindling.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jan 12, 2014 - 02:42pm PT
anybody man enuff to go out and take picture's from Monterey please? heard it's 22ft
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 12, 2014 - 06:23pm PT
I'm "Stoked!" to see so much activity on this thread lately!
I am still nursing a very sore arm and I am finding that rest is the only thing that seems to help. I am getting some sessions in but I am being very selective with the conditions and length of my sessions.
I had to blow off two big wave light air wave sailing sessions last week because because I knew that I would be hurting after all that slogging. After all I am an elder and have proved my self in battle many times. I like to feel with age comes wisdom and when it doesn't feel right don't do it. I was ready to paddle out at Kanaha yesterday but the conditions didn't look all that great and there was also a tiger shark sighting reported so I blew it off.
A very cool thing happened this week here in my back yard.
John John Florence and some of his North Shore Oahu crew came over to play with Albie Layer,Matt Meola and the rest of the Maui Air Force and I was lucky to catch two of their evening sessions at Lanes. The waves were rather small but they made the most of it.
I shot a bunch of stuff but here's one of John John's waves.
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
JJF <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
JJF
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
JJF <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
JJF
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
JJF <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
JJF
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
JJK <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
JJK
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
JJF <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
JJF
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
JJF <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell <br/>
JJF
Photo: Olaf Mitchell

Credit: o-man
JJF <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
JJF
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
JJF <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
JJF
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man




drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 14, 2014 - 01:07pm PT
Nice sequence there o man!

Secos shampoo
Secos shampoo
Credit: drljefe
Pyro get onnit!
Some Random Guy

climber
Jan 14, 2014 - 07:39pm PT
so i'm curious to know.....how big does it have to be to be considered a "dangerously large" swell on the north shore???
Daniel @ Tenkara USA

Trad climber
Boulder
Jan 14, 2014 - 08:03pm PT
Fun to see this post here.
My three greatest passions in life are climbing, surfing and fly-fishing (specifically tenkara). I lived on the coast until very recently. For a couple of years, many years ago, I lived in Santa Barbara, CA. That was the most conducive place to do both climbing and surfing. I either surfed or climbing every other day depending on weather and swells. It was tons of fun to do both. And, I found them complementary since I wasn't over-doing either, but using different muscles and joints.
I just moved to Colorado a year ago, so no surfing for me. I miss it a bunch sometimes. Though I also go through periods when one activity seems to take priority in my life, and climbing is the main thing for me at the moment.
However, I already learned I can surf on the Colorado river (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU3RGkomCoc. There is climbing near there. And, there obviously is some fishing opportunity there too. So, this Spring I'll try doing a triathlon of climbing, surfing and tenkara!
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jan 15, 2014 - 10:20pm PT
Credit: pyro
smooth shoulder!
Oman great pix's
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Jan 15, 2014 - 10:41pm PT
That is a great picture.

o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 15, 2014 - 10:52pm PT

Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
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Click on the link below for some images that I captured of John-John and the Maui gang at Lanes the day before the ones that I posted up thread.
I only had my small camera with me so quality is low but the subject is pretty cool.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 15, 2014 - 11:59pm PT
A frame from the video in the link.  Video by Eric Sterman.  I took th...
A frame from the video in the link. Video by Eric Sterman. I took the snap from my screen-hey, these are business insiders, they have lawyers.
Credit: mouse from merced

From Business Insider to Throwpie's FaceBook page to supetopo.com from MFM.

The long way round for such a short ride, eh?

TECH More: GoPro
A GoPro Camera And A Drone Captured Stunning Footage Of Surfers Tackling Monster Waves In Hawaii
ALYSON SHONTELL
JAN. 15, 2014, 7:30 AM 1,175

Eric Sterman is an aerial photographer who strapped a GoPro camera to a DJI quadcopter drone in Oahu, Hawaii.

He captured footage of surfers in one of the world's most popular (and dangerous) surfing locations, Banzai Pipeline. The Next Web's Nick Summers found the footage.

Here's the stunning video:
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/gopro-video-of-surfers-in-hawaii-2014-1#ixzz2qXAzWML1
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 16, 2014 - 03:10pm PT
Ireland - Cliffs of Moher in County Clare
Ireland - Cliffs of Moher in County Clare
Credit: Mickey Smith
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 16, 2014 - 03:12pm PT
Western Australia - Cyclops reef break. No place to surf.
Western Australia - Cyclops reef break. No place to surf.
Credit: Russell Ord
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 18, 2014 - 04:15pm PT
It's game on around this neck of the woods!
We were blessed with a small but consistent NW swell earlier in the week and I got two good sessions at Noriega's here in my back yard.
The next day the forerunners of this swell event that is happening now came through and it got too big for my comfort level. I went down the beach to Kanaha and took a peek. At first glance I wasn't impressed by the wave but the air was so still and the ocean just looked so dreamy that I had to paddle out. The after work crowd had not assembled so the line up was very manageable. I noticed that many of my friends were out there and the vibe was really cool. I got what was probably my best left of the season right away and that was followed by an incredible head and a half right that held up for ever.
After those two waves the vibe changed with more and more surfers in the water.
Still the paddle in vibe was OK but there became a contingent of shoulder hopping SUP'ers that were paddling for every thing and in the way every wave.
When cleanup sets came through it was literally a yard sale and there was not safe route down the line so I went in feeling that I had had a great session.
After three days of paddling I decided to give my sore arm a rest and went out to Jaws and shot over 500 images of some of the best big wave paddle in surfers in the world. Jammie Mitchell,Greg Long,Shane Dorian,Peter Mell,Ian Walsh,and the list goes on and on. It was still firing when I left but after five hours of shooting I was over it.
When I get around to editing the file I will post some more.
Peahi 1-17-14 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Peahi 1-17-14
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 19, 2014 - 03:07pm PT
I scored a great session at Kanaha yesterday. The morning crew was just getting off the water so the crowd was very small the waves were head to head and a half, very clean,and plentiful. I surfed most of the session with my neighbor Debbie Brown. It's amazing to see so many friends in one place. That was because Kanaha was just about the only spot on the north shore that was manageable. They were towing in at my place at Kuau. Hookipa and Lanes had a hand full of paddle in guys. I thought about taking photos but my Jaws session the day before had me a bit fried. It's bigger today so I don't think I will even try to surf so may be I go out to Jaws again. Here's another random shot from Jaws on Friday.
Jaws 1-17-14 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Jaws 1-17-14
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
adam d

climber
CA
Jan 19, 2014 - 05:47pm PT
Despite the drought, I'm loving this stretch of October in January we've been having on the Central Coast. Surfed 13 days so far in 2014, mostly under sunny skies with offshore winds. Not hawaiian perfection, but I can't complain!

o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 20, 2014 - 12:55pm PT
adam d 13 out of 18 days is awesome and believe me it aint always that perfect around here. I didn't get in the water yesterday. The reports were that Kanaha was closed out and the other mortal spots were packed.
So I watched football and then drove out to Jaws and shot a few photos.
Here a couple.
This chick was charging! <br/>
Jaws 1-19-14 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
This chick was charging!
Jaws 1-19-14
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
Jaws 1-19-14 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Jaws 1-19-14
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 20, 2014 - 01:58pm PT


Dang.

O man, you're pretty lucky to be able to watch this sh#t go down from the cliff.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 20, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
drljefe, It has been awesome to shoot this stuff! The problem is the volume of material is overwhelming.
If it paid cash I would be on it full time but there is so much competition and so little compensation.
I do get the respectful head nod occasionally.
I walked by one dude that was shooting from the bluff and asked if he knew who was out.He said "yes" and then ignored me. a-hole.
I will post more soon.
BTW Shaun Walsh is my neighbor and a good kid.
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Jan 20, 2014 - 11:06pm PT
aloha nui



rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Jan 20, 2014 - 11:42pm PT
Turf wars today at Lunada Bay! Saw this on the news...
http://ktla.com/2014/01/20/surfers-involved-in-turf-wars-at-lunada-bay-in-palos-verdes-estates/#axzz2qyHp7CAV
Looks like the waves were pretty good too.
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