Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits?

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o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 4, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
You know what?
It's all good.
I feel lucky just to be a surfer and a climber.
Whenevers clever.
plus one!
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 5, 2012 - 12:55pm PT
My friend and neighbor Mike Waltze at Peahi aka Jaws in the late 90's ...
My friend and neighbor Mike Waltze at Peahi aka Jaws in the late 90's
photo probably shot by Erik Aeder
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 6, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
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o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 11, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
http://vimeo.com/47274094
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 12, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
kine da busy n da line up fo da peak
kine da busy n da line up fo da peak
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 13, 2012 - 11:19am PT
Photo captured from the internet
Photo captured from the internet
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o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 13, 2012 - 11:48am PT
Kazuma surfboards Hawaii
I use prone downwind paddling to train for winter surf and this is the only exercise that I have found to directly improve my surfing skills. Surfing Sprecks, Pier 1, Waimea, or Jaws takes a special set of skills that can't be learned any other way than either riding big waves and/or training with prone downwind paddling. Spots like Jaws have wave speeds that far exceed any surfboard made and are uncatchable unless you know how to build momentum by using small chops to build speed. Jaws has this beautiful side chop that is like getting a turbo boost and if you know how to use it, you can catch waves that are normally not possible to catch. Prone paddleboarding is all about linking these small chops together and boosting your speed to get into the rolling swells, 100 yard rides are possible in the open ocean. For me, prone downwind paddleboarding trains my muscles to have much more powerful "bursts" of energy needed to get into huge waves. Prone paddleboarding also builds my endurance and trains my muscles to work at max output for hours at a time but the most important benefit is that it gives me training on a huge board that is equally as difficult to balance on as my big wave guns. Balance, timing and control is essential to be a big wave surfer.
rectorsquid

climber
Lake Tahoe
Aug 13, 2012 - 12:11pm PT
Spots like Jaws have wave speeds that far exceed any surfboard made...

Until is gets steep and you are just falling through the air.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 14, 2012 - 12:34am PT
Greg Noll A.K.A. Da Bull <br/>
Photo:John Severson
Greg Noll A.K.A. Da Bull
Photo:John Severson
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 14, 2012 - 11:46am PT
Shane Dorian 2012 Waterman Of The Year
Shane Dorian 2012 Waterman Of The Year
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http://vimeo.com/47053106
Some Random Guy

Trad climber
San Francisco
Aug 14, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
props to the big wave riders!!!!
insane
prolly the biggest i've been on is about 7-8 foot.....that's plenty enough for me :)
sempervirens

climber
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:02pm PT
O-man, hey, I don't understand the downwind prone paddling training as you explained it. Prone is lying on the front, right? But paddleboarding is done standing up, isn't it? Am I getting the terms confused? I'm trying to figure out the training you're talking about.
Thanks for making this a worthy thread.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 15, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
O-man, hey, I don't understand the downwind prone paddling training as you explained it.
sempervirens,downwind prone paddling training is not to be confused with SUP and is a discipline used by traditional big wave lay down paddle in surfers to build the strength and glide techniques necessary to catch big fast moving waves by using bumps and steep open ocean wind swells.
It is also a sport unique to it's self and has boards designed to be extremely fast and have super gliding abilities.
Kai Lenny at the Kuau launch site with his prone down wind paddle boar...
Kai Lenny at the Kuau launch site with his prone down wind paddle board
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 16, 2012 - 11:49am PT
Something tells me that this is going to hurt!
Something tells me that this is going to hurt!
Credit: o-man
miwuksurfer

Social climber
Mi-Wuk
Aug 16, 2012 - 12:17pm PT
6' shark buzzed some surfers two days ago across the street. Still going to go for a paddle (prone).
Wish it was all "downwind", O-man. Have to paddle upwind to get to the downwind part, unless you get shuttled.
Earn your turns.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 16, 2012 - 01:00pm PT
Credit: guido
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 16, 2012 - 01:43pm PT
O-man. Have to paddle upwind to get to the downwind part
miwuksurfer, I couldn't agree with you more!

"STOP SHARKFINNING!"
guido, I am with you as well!
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 17, 2012 - 10:41am PT
Sacramento CA. &#40;Near the steps of the capitol building&#41;
Sacramento CA. (Near the steps of the capitol building)
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 19, 2012 - 12:38pm PT
"The Wedge" Newport Beach, Ca <br/>
Photo from Ocean Defender
"The Wedge" Newport Beach, Ca
Photo from Ocean Defender
Credit: o-man
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 19, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
o-man- you are a one man photo gallery, fella!

Nice shot of Da Bull! Big waves on a big board---Classic!
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