Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits?

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o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Feb 4, 2014 - 01:14pm PT
The awesome link below was sent to me on facebook by trundlebum.
Yet another dynamic force taken by cancer.
I thought it worthy of sharing with you.
Rell Sun "Queen of Makaha Heart of the Sea" <br/>
Photo from "Surfers Jour...
Rell Sun "Queen of Makaha Heart of the Sea"
Photo from "Surfers Journal"
Credit: o-man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU1ogqBhNdI#t=25
brotherbbock

Trad climber
Alta Loma, CA
Feb 4, 2014 - 02:10pm PT
^^^^^^^Makaha.


Saying Mahaha to a local there might get you punched in the face.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Feb 4, 2014 - 06:39pm PT
QuSaying Mahaha to a local there might get you punched in the face. ote Here
brotherbbock, That was a typo and I corrected it as soon as I noticed it. before I read your post.

I assure you that I have a very deep respect for Hawaiian culture.
Your point is taken and I apologize to any and all that might have been offended in this matter.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 4, 2014 - 06:45pm PT
Saying nothing at all might get you punched in the face over there.
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Feb 4, 2014 - 07:00pm PT
Credit: east side underground
nice post jefe. i also enjoy your additions to this thread. this winter has turned out pretty good since the crap fall we had. Have done a few "missions" and conditions have been stellar. went to santa cruz last swell and the lane and pleasure point were on. have to download a few pics. also thanks o-man for all your great stuff. never know you might see me in your backyard.... heh heh heh edit : eastside tube time got to get it while you can....pray for snow
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Feb 4, 2014 - 08:02pm PT


I heard from an auntie, the only sweets they had when growing up were from the kiavi trees.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 4, 2014 - 08:07pm PT
Right on ESU.
We'll hook up eventually brother.

Maybe here...
Credit: drljefe

Or

Maybe here
Credit: drljefe
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 4, 2014 - 08:22pm PT
the Ranch? ^^^^
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 4, 2014 - 09:31pm PT
Dar-Dar, it's probably Mexico, but yeah it does look like the Ranch. From my memories of it in the late Sixties. The railroad track runs right through the Ranch just like that too and are visible from Governments, Perkos, not sure what happens much south of there.

Jefe always loves dropping these things like this, leaving quandaries and kerfuffle. It is fun. Makes him the big master.

Yeah; it really looks like The Ranch. What a superb piece of coast that is. I will never forget it.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 4, 2014 - 09:54pm PT
It's this mysto spot Kerfuffles Rights. ;-)

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 4, 2014 - 10:43pm PT
I've always been way into the histories of both climbing and surfing, and their many parallels.
My favorite era for both was the 70s.
The casts of characters, the advancements in gear and performance, the style factor, and the lifestyles and subculture.
The parallels are many!

Lopez
Lopez
Credit: Photo Divine

These guys were pushing limits at spots like Pipeline with effortless style, tripping on acid.

Trips were funded and companies started with profits from hash and herb brought back from far off places like Indonesia(or Tuolumne).
The bolt logo on Lightning Bolt surfboards was taken directly from the stamps that could be found on afghani hash. I've been told that some of the major surf wear companies still around today got their start the same way.
I think a lot of the same stuff was going down in Yosemite during this time too. The best in the world were Americans and they were loaded.
Pretty amazing time in general and especially in the worlds of climbing and surfing.


Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Feb 5, 2014 - 06:52am PT
The stories of those who push the limits and make it are always attractive.

For balance? I remember a hard interview from a way talented kid in the movie below.

http://viooz.co/movies/6540-dogtown-and-z-boys-2001.html

Jefe, not pointing fingers. If I remember, you lost a friend somewhere north of old mans.

I remember a friend who used to talk about his cousin's surfing. Relatively, they were riding overhead waves. Kids in the heavy heavies can get rough.

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 5, 2014 - 08:01am PT
Jim, I think I smell what you're cookin'.
Drug use has been prevalent in these subcultures, especially back in the 70s (I guess, I was playing with Evel Kinevel toys at the time).
Psychedelics and ganja are one thing, performance enhancing maybe- Think "Free your mind and your ass will follow".
Unfortunately there's a dark side to our subcultures too, with those who cross the line of recreational use into addictions with the hard stuff.
In surfing the cautionary tales are many, spanning every era.

And yes, I did lose a friend, a loved one, to heroin.
There are posts about Travis back in this thread.
He was my favorite surfer, so talented, and he ended up sleeping in the bathroom at Salt Creek and stealing sh#t to feed his addiction before he OD'd.
rest in peace brother
rest in peace brother
Credit: drljefe

I'm definitely not advocating or glorifying drug use but there is something romantic about those guys surfing Pipe in the moonlight with some sunshine, Orange Sunshine.

From Litmus.



o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Feb 7, 2014 - 10:10am PT
HEAVY!
Credit: o-man
http://www.santacruzwaves.com/videos/billabong-adventure_mullaghmore_ireland/
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Feb 11, 2014 - 07:28pm PT
I"m so stoked to have surfed two perfictly glassy mornings in my back yard with very few people in the line up and they were my friends. It just doesn't suck at all!
I thought this was cute so I'm passing it on.
Photo by Richard Hallman
Photo by Richard Hallman
Credit: o-man
Richard Hallman wrote:
"I never get tired of You - even when you come crashing down on my head... I love Your straightforward no-nonsense approach to life... It's more than just some High School crush... This is a deep love that keeps me coming back again and again... You make my knees wobble when you are near - I'm afraid to speak - but know I am drowning in Your passion and always think about and respect the thousands of miles You traveled to see me... and even though it may seem weird to some people - I do really like watching other people ride YOU..."
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 11, 2014 - 07:38pm PT
Yeah. Mullaghmore should be getting more attention, it is so terrifically awesome. Not only a awfully badass location up there by Sligo on the North Sea but effing giant thick tubes in 45 degree water and big currents on a rocky shoreline. And it holds beyond 60 ft…..with magnificent shape in a wall, not just some giant A-frame peak.
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Feb 13, 2014 - 09:34pm PT




Crossing the Pacific was certainly some business, much technology lost ...
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Feb 15, 2014 - 08:53am PT
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Feb 17, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
Credit: pyro
North L.A.
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Feb 17, 2014 - 10:30pm PT
Nice foto of Auntie Rell

I use to drive out and surf Makaha quite a bit, the wave is fantastic, I mean at every size, it was so much fun, catch it, bottom turn, head down the wall, make it around the back wash and you could step right off the board onto the sand.

When Rell was there the place had no egos we all surfed what we could, we were family out there. After her passing, my bud and I had more and more negative experiences so we just quit driving out.

The Queen of Makaha, miss you auntie
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