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Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 28, 2014 - 09:57pm PT
steve, consider them rash guards.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Aug 29, 2014 - 06:00am PT
East coast surf August 28:

I emailed my boss at 9:30 on Wednesday night (AUG 27), I had an unexpected personal emergency pop up and I would need to miss work on Thursday.

My personal emergency was that Matunuck RI was pumping. 4'-10' faces, offshore winds, perfect swell direction to produce endless left point breaks and two-way peaks. Surfed my 5'6" clone of a CI Average Joe and then a 6'7" egg that catches waves you don't even want. Surfed it with my daughter, who is going to UCSD in a few weeks. Good training for when La Jolla Shores gets decent or small Black's.

We stayed Wednesday night in New Haven CT, right on Yale's campus. Drove into town @ 1:00 am just in time to see a couple of co-eds puking their brains out on Broadway. Apparently all the parties let out right then.

Thank you Cristobal (though a terrible name for a hurricane). Going to the Gunks this weekend because the surf will not be too good.

Surfing v. Climbing... Mutually exclusive pursuits in my case.

D2R2

Sport climber
Earth
Aug 29, 2014 - 07:37am PT
Large marge on Tuesday night! Had some scary moments but got one of those bombs from 3rd point dredging across 2nd. Some of the biggest waves I've surfed in 10years, made it all the more exciting, big mistake forgetting my 6'9". I was out when that big set rolled through around 6, we heard about the drowning, helicopters everywhere, made it seem that much more intense
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Aug 30, 2014 - 01:17pm PT
Credit: pyro
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Aug 30, 2014 - 02:11pm PT
Sweet swell. Some shots from Wednesday August 27th.

Credit: skcreidc

Credit: skcreidc
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 30, 2014 - 03:21pm PT

^^ Pyro: I've always liked that kind of shot: pulled back with lines to the horizon.


Peter; Did you ever go out at Malibu with Lon bitd?
jdoles

climber
berkeley, ca
Aug 30, 2014 - 03:35pm PT
Conditions in SoCal look primo, but isn't this like an average winter day at ocean beach? What's all the hype?
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 30, 2014 - 03:36pm PT
Darwin, I think Malibu and his favorite Zuma and Dume were really flat then. Summer maybe. That must have been 1970? I stayed at Lon's house down there but we went climbing instead. I think the place is called Malibu Creek these days and has become an actual climbing area, though it is at least as loathsome as Pinnacles and is a much tinier area.

I think the last time I went surfing with Lon Porter was Rivermouth when it still would break back then. Winter of 1972?? He soon got very very sick from the water flooding from the San Lorenzo River---plastic septic tanks bumping along the beach even during the worst of the it--- and was hospitalized then soon taken home to Malibu by family. The provost of our college John Dizikes even came to my house to drag him to Dominican Hospital. Lon recovered of course and still surfs today, I see from stuff online. And he seems to still be married to that girl DeeDee. He was a really good surfer and could ride anything. He had been surfing since he was like three years old. His Dad even surfed way into his doddering years. An old Malibu family, they knew everyone there.

But look; Lon continued on of course and was the subject of two bubblegum trading cards down there. I think he would be 65 now.

Credit: online

Credit: online
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 30, 2014 - 08:01pm PT
Conditions in SoCal look primo, but isn't this like an average winter day at ocean beach?

Size wise, maybe, yeah.
Every winter up north has "that" day.

The hype is the swell angle
combined with size and conditions.

When spots that never break or that are usually sh!tty closeouts are perfect and holding at triple overhead, it's definitely special.
And from first hand accounts and all the footage I've seen, all the hyperbole looks and sounds justified.

http://www.surfermag.com/features/week-webclips-17/

Sandspit in summer???

Newport Point!

10 second pits at Zuma?







pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Aug 30, 2014 - 08:47pm PT

home made video!
Malibu!
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Aug 31, 2014 - 06:48am PT
Conditions in SoCal look primo, but isn't this like an average winter day at ocean beach? What's all the hype?

It is the swell direction and location (Southern California). Between the islands off the So Cal Coast blocking swell from various locations, and Point Conception, this is a pretty rare event for So Cal. Spots have lit up that many people don't even know about. Crazier stuff has happened during other big south swells this time of year. 1975 I think, a September swell hit and for a day or so lit up the remaining section of reef at Killer Capo to triple overhead. It's a big mushey wave so no big deal right? It just happens to be located right at the mouth of the Dana Point Harbor. Boats of various sizes were stacked up in a circular pattern trying to time the run in through the harbor mouth with about 20 guys in the water. It was pretty wild and crazy out there. My first 18 foot face waves ever. The third reef at Cottons was breaking, so it was a pretty amazing swell for lefts, although the peak at the harbor mouth was a Right.

Credit: skcreidc

Drljefe. The 1975 swell was a combo hurricane and a large New Zealand ground swell. We had good waves in SC for 2 weeks. Everything changed day to day of course. Somewhere in that first week, the outside reef at Beach Road started going off. About 21 houses down from the North end, there showed up a big hollow left that would spit like a machine. We would check the road from Pines Park every day during the swell to try and learn something about what and where, and also thinking that this would be a more regular event than it turned out to be, Broke for 2 days then shut off and went back to the normal phufffffffff. Place scared the crap out of me, air drops in and solid double over head. Luckly, I never touched the reef the 2 days it broke.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Aug 31, 2014 - 08:40am PT
Credit: pyro
Credit: pyro
good enuff for some pro's to show!
Kelly was called in from Tahiti
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Aug 31, 2014 - 10:07am PT
My memory sucks, that's for sure. I used to keep a log, but that disappeared long ago apparently. That 1975 swell was September 20 - 29 or so. Everything is online now....the funny thing is no one mentions the Doheney/Dana Harbor boat jam. That I distinctly remember, because I missed one of Trestles and Cottons better days. I lived within view of Doho and that view of the peak breaking across the mouth of the harbor was what I woke up to. A couple boats have real close calls barely missing the jetty on the shorward side. Next day, my bud Tony and I were off to Trestles for much better waves and the scene at the harbor calmed down as the swell direction changed again.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Aug 31, 2014 - 11:04am PT
I have a couple buddy's from stoney point who claimed they surfed on that big Wednesday! now I can tell em how old that news is!!!
D2R2

Sport climber
Earth
Aug 31, 2014 - 12:51pm PT
Jefe. Zuma was sh#t. Pt. Dume, Zeros and Malibu probably the biggest. Zuma was crapola.
Big Dume, Wednesday morning
Big Dume, Wednesday morning
Credit: D2R2
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Aug 31, 2014 - 09:00pm PT
Credit: B.H.
My buddy went here!
North L.A just past Mugu rock!
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:13am PT
Looks pretty f*#king good to me!!!





I can imagine Zeros...
D2R2

Sport climber
Earth
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:41am PT
Well I did see some of those on the Far East end of Zuma where you turn up to head towards dume, put it looked kind of wonky and like a bit more thumpy than this mountain surfer is in shape for, the points were just so pretty. Here's some shots of westwards and the left around the point at county line
Left at county line
Left at county line
Credit: D2R2
Credit: D2R2
Zuma westwards
Zuma westwards
Credit: D2R2

I guess I was mostly thinking Zuma main stretch by lifeguard station etc.. Which I surfed last year about as good as any day at Baja Malibu
jstan

climber
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:45am PT
OK I have to do this.
Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits


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Surfing v. Climbing... ComplEmentary Pursuits
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:46am PT
Nice.
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