Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits?

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Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Nov 1, 2017 - 04:56am PT
Slater surfing my home break in Sea Girt/Spring Lake NJ on OCT 30 2017. My son and I went out yesterday at the same spot (OCT 31) and it was half the size and awesome.








Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
Nov 1, 2017 - 06:06am PT
Wow Gunkie- that looks like Oxnard.

Yes- Pipes. Love it up there!

Our son's first NSSA Collegiate surf contest, representing Cal Poly. This was his heat winning wave at blacks Beach.
Credit: Contractor
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Nov 1, 2017 - 06:18am PT
Congrats on your son's surfing. I hope to be at Black's NOV 10, 11, 12 visiting our daughter at UCSD. But since she is teaching surfing both weekend mornings we'll probably just surf outside of the class on the north side of Scripps pier.
Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
Nov 1, 2017 - 06:36am PT
What a place to have a kid at school! I've heard the NS of the pier has been good lately!

Cheers!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 7, 2017 - 09:57pm PT
I just ran across this video of Ocean Beach in in SF from a year ago. It pretty much captures it all. Beautiful but shifting peaks. It sure strikes from chords for me of my home break.



Don't ask how many waves I ever actually caught or how many days I even managed to get outside.
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Dec 8, 2017 - 04:00am PT
So I *attempted* to surf Ocean Beach SF exactly once. I got my ass kicked and never made it outside. It looked different than the video above, which looks great. The day I tried to paddle out, 1st bar was a completely thumping death zone. I got washed down the beach about a 1/2 mile until I came in, walked up (with tail between legs), strapped the board on the car and drove out of there. I was intimidated as hell that day.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 8, 2017 - 07:29am PT
Yeah, your mention of the side-shore rip made me smile in wincing remembrance of many an ass thumping. I still can't believe how well some people handle the whole length of Ocean Beach, even on suboptimal days. I wasn't one of those.
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Dec 8, 2017 - 09:45am PT
As a matter of interest, the first guy in the video you see sitting up has given up paddling out and is turning around to come back to shore.
Esparza

Trad climber
Westminster, CA
Dec 12, 2017 - 04:56pm PT
HB Cliffs this morning... High tide combo swell... lined up lefts/right for an hour before work... super stoked :-) then two hours of LA traffic... lament

HB Cliffs 12_12_17 post Dawn Patrol
HB Cliffs 12_12_17 post Dawn Patrol
Credit: Esparza
Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
Dec 12, 2017 - 05:15pm PT
Nice- TFPU
sempervirens

climber
Dec 12, 2017 - 05:32pm PT
HB ?
Hermosa Beach?
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Dec 12, 2017 - 06:35pm PT
Beautiful!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 12, 2017 - 06:48pm PT
^OMG, thanks for that Esparza.

Y'all hear that Bruce Brown passed away on Sunday?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/obituaries/bruce-brown-documentarian-of-surfing-is-dead-at-80.html
Esparza

Trad climber
Westminster, CA
Dec 12, 2017 - 06:50pm PT
Semper.... That was at Huntington Beach Cliffs (between Pier and Bolsa Chica). Thanks :-)
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Dec 15, 2017 - 05:49am PT
My right arm tendons have yet to fully recover from all the duck diving and paddling. What a great season!

D2R2

Sport climber
Earth
Jan 7, 2018 - 08:57am PT
Mt. Surfers United

Credit: D2R2
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Jan 7, 2018 - 10:34am PT
Since that last video infringed in some copyright stuff, this one is fairly representative of the surf we got on the east coast this past season. Unfortunately we're currently riding through one of the longest flat spells I've ever seen in the winter. four weeks and virtually no waves. We had one small window when the 'bomb' storm passed. And it was -7 def F this morning. No fun. Hopefully next week...

Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Feb 19, 2018 - 09:49am PT
East coast is holding...

D2R2

Sport climber
Earth
Feb 19, 2018 - 09:57am PT
Gunkie, I grew up surfing all that throughout the 80's, then I blew it and moved to San Diego, kind of blew it... but not really it turns out. Empty empty heaving barrels for days, if you can handle the big chill
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Feb 20, 2018 - 11:50am PT
D2R2, I'm thinking retirement in SD (Mission Beach or thereabouts) in a decade or perhaps less. However, the OBX is embedded in my soul. Used to sneak waves below the lighthouse crew by sitting wide and stroking underneath for the smaller sets. Got yelled at by 'The Viking' more than once; what a dick. Though, haven't seen that guy in a decade. Something about picking your own peak and others finding their own, too. Kind of our east coast Baja with potable water.
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