Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits?

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drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 30, 2012 - 11:15am PT
It should be noted that 3 years removed from the coastal/surfing life...
I still wake up early and check the palm trees or flags to see which direction the wind is blowing.
Hey, it's offshore...
LIKE IT REALLY F*#KING MATTERS IN TUCSON!!!
dave

climber
Earth
Jan 30, 2012 - 11:24am PT
@ dave, that wave pic you took from the boat looks like todos/killers!

SI!

Todos, Inside bowl
Todos, Inside bowl
Credit: dave

Jefe, remember when O'side would do this after some huge rains when the San Luis Rey would wash out the sand and the road, effectively closing that stretch of the coast hwy.?? It was so rad, perfect a-frames that would peel flawlessly all the way to the beach.
S. Jetty, O'side Harbor 92'
S. Jetty, O'side Harbor 92'
Credit: dave

Lets not forget our East Coast counter part. Nothing like warm water and a hurricane coming straight at you from Africa for a week of glory.
North Carolina
North Carolina
Credit: dave
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Jan 30, 2012 - 12:09pm PT
Not climbing OR surfing... I am all for the "have a big quiver" approach. Create a quiver with skills and toys: Climbing, backcountry ski/snowboard, surfing, paragliding, mtn biking, peak bagging and throw in BASE for a couple years and then quit. Then just pick from the quiver as conditions and psyche dictate.

Me at SF Ocean Beach 1/8/12
Me at SF Ocean Beach 1/8/12
Credit: Chris McNamara
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2012 - 02:32pm PT
Me, sunset cliffs, early 2000's
Me, sunset cliffs, early 2000's
Credit: socialclimber

There are some damn fine photos in this thread, as it stands I only have one photo of myself surfing after 15 years...

My dad took this at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, it is one of my favorite photos, sits right in front of my chair in the corner window at the front of my house so I can see it while reading...

While we are getting into it, and CMac started the quiver idea...

What are you riding?

Me:
A 9'6" Becker San Onofre, modified a little - triple redwood stringer with ol' school glassed leash attachment (which I try to never use...) also has a giant Infinity skeg that would be more appropriate beneath a sloop. Gotta brag about the hook-up - my buddies dad glasses for Becker and I only paid $500, with delivery to Monterey!

A 6'10" TDK tri-fin swallow tail, hand-me-down from a buddy in the military who got shipped to Iraq and then Kansas... $0

First board - 8'6" Tony Staples tri-fin squash tail (fun to learn on)

Charles

Jefe - My brother lives in Tuscon, and never surfs but won't give up his 9'6" Brewer that he keeps at our parents house in SD... hunt him down at REI (he's the admin) and tell him its just not right to keep that board gathering dust...

Charles
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 30, 2012 - 06:16pm PT
Tunnels, Ke'e Beach, North Shore, Kauai.....

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.....and, more my speed, amazing Hanalei Bay, North Shore, Kauai

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Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 30, 2012 - 06:34pm PT
....and why I DO NOT surf!

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socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2012 - 06:58pm PT
Crag, you drive a car? Or hang out with people?

Guess its not the statistics so much as the fear of not knowing that you are about to be shredded like an unwanted sensitive document... but hey, just pack that trusty pistol...

BTW, very nice pictures!

Charles
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 30, 2012 - 07:04pm PT
Yeah socialclimber, I guess most of us do not get a chance to choose the way we die.....but in the case of the Great Whites.....I will take whatever the mountains dish out over that!!!!!!

That pic makes me nearly shyte myself!
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Jan 30, 2012 - 07:31pm PT
Tonight @ Tamarindo/Playa langosta.....6ft overhead.





Sick.
The Alpine

Big Wall climber
Jan 30, 2012 - 08:59pm PT
Gotta echo what C Mac said, it pays to have a full bag of skills. It gets pretty good here in the Gulf of Mexi from time to time:





socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
Alpine, that second shot has to be the second glassiest wave I have seen... but it will have to do. Really jealous of the pics and the boat, nice post!

Charles
east side underground

Trad climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 30, 2012 - 10:42pm PT
Surfstar- didn't quite get what you meant. i wish I had some better surf shots . I need a scanner for some of the better shots I have. I grew up in your neck of the woods and still do most of my surfing around Pt Conception and central cal. Hoping for a trip to WARM water soon!!!!! Warbler, hope your ankle heals to let you back in the line-up and pack that kid up and go!. Jefe, GET SOME my man!!!.
Credit: east side underground

edit ,I know I've posted this shot before but I love the vibe!!!!
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Jan 31, 2012 - 12:33am PT




Isn't there one out there of Obama too.

Mahalo to the Hawaii people. Maybe finally helping us find that all kids are golden, and you too ...

surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 31, 2012 - 01:21am PT
eastsideunderground - that first pic looks like c_j_ - don't like to name spots ;)


local gem


Mucci I'm jealous if you're down there right now. My warm water bottom turn shot is from Playa Negra and here's a couple Tamarindo sunsets:






fun estuary session
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jan 31, 2012 - 10:00am PT
a friend's idea of undergrad studies at UCSB, 1970
a friend's idea of undergrad studies at UCSB, 1970
Credit: can't say
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Jan 31, 2012 - 10:08am PT
Worlds Largess Surfboard !!!

Sorry that I can't post the picture. Maybe later.

It ain't about the quiver or the gear?!!!

bob

climber
Jan 31, 2012 - 10:55am PT
Eastside is that a pic from one of the Channel Islands (not sayin :) ) ?????
Goin to Jalama for a week tomorrow. Yay.

Bob J.
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Jan 31, 2012 - 11:55am PT
aloha nui ...
aloha nui ...
Credit: Jim Clipper

any more cars on the island and ...

rising ocean, slowly growing reefs, changing sand bars ...
east side underground

Trad climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 31, 2012 - 09:55pm PT
any comparison of surf comps vs climbing comps - was just watching Volcum pipe pro - Heavy- how many climbing comps risk serious injury/death? the boys took some serious beatings. Yea surfstar thats _ been surfing there since I was sixteen - love that wave -
flyingkiwi1

Trad climber
Seattle WA
Jan 31, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
I think the two are complementary in the sense that they both have a primal feel to them; but since they're different elements, rock and water, it makes sense that the nature (pun intended) of the challenges and opportunities that each presents is complementary.

(Disclaimer: Most of my surfing has been on the Washington coast, often not many people out. I've never surfed a crowded SoCal break. That might feel more primal in some ways, but probably less in others.)



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