Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits?

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o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Mar 22, 2014 - 02:54pm PT
She won at Pipeline with only one arm!
Credit: o-man
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 22, 2014 - 06:23pm PT
Jesus Briham, what a terrific video. Love Blackmill's music to the video, too. Thanks
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Mar 22, 2014 - 06:58pm PT
Jesus Briham, what a terrific video. Love Blackmill's music to the video, too. Thanks
I was delightfully mesmerized all the way through the video!
Exquisite barrel riding! I feel he captured the essence of the experience.
Thanks for sharing briham!
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Mar 23, 2014 - 11:36am PT
That vid puts Namibia on the bucket list... kinda makes this kid wish he were a goofy foot.
Cloudraker

Sport climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 23, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
Forward to 1:15 for more relentless barrels at Skeleton

Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 23, 2014 - 12:35pm PT
Good info on Cloudraker's amazing video of Skeleton Bay, Namibia:

http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/skeleton-bay
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Mar 23, 2014 - 02:56pm PT
Looks a bit like the Santa Barbara sandspit on one of its rare perfect days, except going the other way...
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Mar 25, 2014 - 09:19pm PT
Step 1: Lend your board to a disenfranchised kid who lights it up a little. Step 2: Eat a little kaya, no water pipes, just the ones ridden ..

Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 25, 2014 - 10:09pm PT
Thanks JimC. When surfing gets down to legends and their stories told... it is at its best.

Someone should do a book on legends of surfing, not just about leading characters but freak occurrences that did sweep up past surfers in their lore.

A couple of examples would be giant 100-year swells, freak perfection in crazy places, out-of-the ordinary freak waves or swells. Kind of a grassroots, difficult-to-research. How come we never read about rogue waves, too, hitting a line-up? Not just big for the day but total anomalies? I think Charlie Porter or a similar character related a story about having landed in a cove on the southwest coast of Chile somewhere and watching a one-of-a-kind monster wave close out the entire bay he had chosen to beach himself in for the night. Nothing like it had been occurring that day. It turns out there are oodles of freak waves out there; we can read them by satellite now (wave height data). Thousands of ships get wiped out by them and insurance companies are used to it. We need more writing about what our oceans are able to do, especially when people are trying to play in them.

There used to be some photos posted at the Boardwalk down on the Main Beach in Santa Cruz back in the Sixties of a day a giant swell hit the area. it was in the twentieth century, but I don't recall much after that but the photos of gargantuan corduroy approaching our civic beach. The swell was perfectly positioned, and raised giant surf that attacked the main beach (?!?!) at what looked like 15ft. In the biggest NW swells, that spot is usually no more than 8 ft, even still a monster. I can't find the data online today but how cool?

Its these legends, the world-making tales, often oral...worth grabbing into literature.
wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bolinas, CA
Mar 27, 2014 - 01:45pm PT
I'm sure this has been mentioned as a comparison: Surfing has become so crowded that it's much harder to enjoy then climbing. You have to travel to the extreme to get uncrowded surf or luck out and catch the one day out of a hundred where conditions are right without the mob. You can still get a great climbing adventure minutes from the road in traditional climbing areas on a beautiful weekend. Not so at the great surf spots. For your comparison: A vid about one of the most amazing waves in the world in comparison to Everest.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxsr0vbPdsY
Then, this..
Stately Pleasure Dome on a Saturday with Winnie's parked at the bottom...
Stately Pleasure Dome on a Saturday with Winnie's parked at the bottom.
Credit: wstmrnclmr
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Mar 27, 2014 - 02:47pm PT
Clipper

"incredible wives" indeed

... mo history

Dempsey Holder - Tijuana Sloughs - small day December, 1967

Credit: zBrown

http://sergededina.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/12-67-small-1ste280a6-gove-photo_2.jpg

Ron "Canoe" Drummond (1907-1996)

John M

climber
Mar 27, 2014 - 02:50pm PT
Bethany is something else. Thats a champion spirit there.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Mar 29, 2014 - 10:17pm PT
I went to an awesome wedding today. We all paddled out and made a circle around the bride and groom while the said their vows and did the ring thing. Then we all surfed small but fun waves for the rest of the morning.
Casey and Sara's wedding at 1000 Peaks
Casey and Sara's wedding at 1000 Peaks
Credit: o-man
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Apr 15, 2014 - 10:53am PT
Goofy

Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Apr 20, 2014 - 03:42pm PT
shameless advertising bump ;)

http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g60872-d2104090-i58055230-Hawaii_Lifeguard_Surf_Instructors-Kailua_Kona_Island_of_Hawaii_Hawaii.html

(not belittling anyone)
jstan

climber
Apr 20, 2014 - 06:24pm PT
http://www.rellsunn.com/rell_sunn/index.htm

Studly

Trad climber
WA
Apr 20, 2014 - 06:32pm PT
A nice long left break near Phan Thiet in Vietnam off a jetty. It had good surf every day.
A perfect wave to learn on, and when it had some size it was rad.

Credit: Studly
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Apr 22, 2014 - 09:30pm PT
FYI
Rip Curl Pro at Bells right now- quarterfinals.

John John vs Slater in just a few minutes.

Women's final just went down in beautiful conditions.

http://www.aspworldtour.com/events/mct/655/rip-curl-pro-bells-beach
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2014 - 09:54pm PT


Charles
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Apr 23, 2014 - 02:36pm PT
It's great to see some activity on this thread lately.
We have been going through a period of messy,squally on shore conditions lately and it hasn't really been all that inviting.
I'm spoiled I guess?
I did have a delightful,glassy well over head session out in front of my place here in Kuau about a week ago.BTW: It's no longer my back yard. It's now my front yard. The place in front of me opened up so I moved.
I broke my finger in a wind surfing session a while back. I was trying to water start in light/fluky wind close in to the rocks. I got caught in the strong current and wound up washing in on the rocks. My finger got f**ked up while trying to hold on to my gear while bouncing through the rock garden. A lot of people went on the rocks that day. In reality I rarely get through a season at Kuau without some sort of injury.
I can surf with no problem but the injury has kept me from wave sailing for fear of re injuring it,especially, in these less than epic conditions.
I thought I would toss in a random image that I took at "Jaws" earlier this season.

Peahi 1/29/14 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Peahi 1/29/14
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
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