Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits?

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T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Aug 29, 2012 - 09:35am PT
Credit: T2

Credit: T2

allways bring 2 boards to your thumping beach break
allways bring 2 boards to your thumping beach break
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east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Aug 29, 2012 - 09:41am PT
" scar for life", " scrub it kook"
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T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Aug 29, 2012 - 11:42pm PT

starting to look like the ocean may come alive for a few days





http://www.swellinfo.com/surf-forecast/san-diego-california-north.html
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Aug 29, 2012 - 11:46pm PT
Eric Mchenry
Eric Mchenry
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Credit: T2

Credit: T2
adam d

climber
CA
Aug 29, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
Nice shots T2, I'm also hoping our overhyped south will bring fun waves this weekend.

Saw this thread pop up and I was hoping The Alpine was posting up sick Issac photos, maybe soon?

o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 30, 2012 - 01:58pm PT
I am stoked on the direction this thread is moving in.
Great images T2!
I just checked the surf forecast for Maui and it said we have some south swell getting in here then I checked the live video cam for the west side and sure enough long pealing lines over there. I'm not expecting much size but it looks like we're surfing today and I sure need it!
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Aug 30, 2012 - 04:43pm PT
East coast is about to get lit up with a long period swell (12s-15s is odd for us on the right coast).... just in time for me to be in Amsterdam on business. woo hoo. I'll probably be able to see the swell while I fly out pf Philly on SEP 6. Gotta get a window seat, or not.

Credit: Gunkie

+ perfect offshore winds...
+ perfect offshore winds...
Credit: Gunkie
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Aug 31, 2012 - 01:57am PT
Aaron Astorga
Aaron Astorga
Credit: T2


The thread title is "Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits"

Is that Ice Climbing?

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or Rock Climbing

Alfs Arete shot by my pal Eppi
Alfs Arete shot by my pal Eppi
Credit: T2
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 31, 2012 - 10:01am PT
Right on T2!
We still have to hook up.
I've been climbing more than surfing recently.
(and I'm ok with that!)


High Pro Glow 5.10 OS FA

Edit:
Go back to Arizona haole, don mess wit local girl.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 31, 2012 - 03:42pm PT
T2 I think that is a totally valid question.

IMHO: Climbing is the act of ascending rock,ice,plastic and any mix of terrain or techniques be it sport or trad on cracks (finger-off width),slab,big wall,free,aid,bouldering,indoor,steep waterfall ice,dry tooling,steep snow,and all the various grades and technical difficulties of each.

IMHO: Surfing is riding waves of any size or condition on any craft or vehicle including long board,short board,body board,body, sail board,kite board,tow-in,outrigger canoe,SUP,or kayak,even jet ski for that matter?

I surfed two sessions of delightful glassy shoulder high south swell yesterday over on the west side. It doesn't sound like much but the waves were frequent and consistent and the lineup was very friendly. Every one got a bunch of waves. I am a little sore and sunburned today but I think I'll drive back over today and check it out again.

o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Sep 3, 2012 - 02:17pm PT
Circle of friends at Rodney Howard's memorial at Punta San Carlos, Baj...
Circle of friends at Rodney Howard's memorial at Punta San Carlos, Baja
Credit: o-man
RIP Rodney Howard!

Punta San Carlos has lost a good friend and a little bit of history in Rodney Howard but his spirit and good memories will live on for a lifetime with all of his friends and family! Today we had a paddle out at the Bombora in Rodney's honor followed by an epic surf session for well over 30 people! Rodney you are missed by much more people then you'll ever know! Kevin Trejo
hellcyon

climber
Sep 4, 2012 - 10:06pm PT
One of my favorite things is coming home from this...
Pots of Gold
Pots of Gold
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to this...
Barreling Bareback Beach Breaks
Barreling Bareback Beach Breaks
Credit: hellcyon
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Sep 8, 2012 - 11:34pm PT
Credit: pyro
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Sep 8, 2012 - 11:41pm PT
6'8" JC Peter Mel Machine
6'8" JC Peter Mel Machine
Credit: karodrinker

For Sale, $200. Want to ride big waves? This is the board. I've ridden 15 footers on this thing. Paddles amazing, hauls ass once your'e up. Need Gas and Food, otherwise I'd be keeping this.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Sep 11, 2012 - 01:26am PT

I'm driving the Zamboni.
Leavittator

climber
san diego, ca.
Sep 11, 2012 - 02:38am PT
I miss Rodney already. I was shocked to hear that he passed on. I was in Fiji at the time, surfing Cloudbreak. The guys at Punta San Carlos said that it looked hopeless for kiting the day of his memorial paddle out, but late that the day, the wind really came up to 7M weather and the waves were good!
RIP Rodney.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Sep 11, 2012 - 10:14am PT
Leavittator,"I miss Rodney already. I was shocked to hear that he passed on."

Rodney Howard <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Rodney Howard
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man


goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Sep 11, 2012 - 01:26pm PT
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Sep 11, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
Shark stories, anyone have some good ones?

After about 30 years of surfing I never saw one however in my first year on a SUP I've seen dozens so far. The ones last Saturday stand out for me and definitely rose my heart rate.

I was out alone on a bluebird day about a mile off Pensacola Beach when out of the corner of my eye I see a huge splash. Cool I thought, probably some dolphins playing so I start heading over to where I saw the splash when I see another one jump and splash about 100 feet off starboard. The thing that caught my eye was this was no ordinary jump like a dolphin which tends to jump in arcs but a straight shot out of the water jumping at least ten feet where the fish did a 360 before splashing back down in the water.

I've never saw anything jump like that before so I'm thinking this is probably just an amberjack or some other game fish. So after about 5 mins of cruising around where I saw the last jump I figured they moved on, however I turn and look behind me and see three tiger sharks slowly following me and then when I look forward I see another one about the size of my 12' board swim right underneath me as smooth as silk.

Fak that was big I thought and slowly started paddling to shore.
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Sep 11, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
Pyro, great pic of the wooden pier! I grew up in a small town called Cayucos with a pier like that. In the winter of 82/83 it lost 18+ wooden pilings and two sections of the pier. I remember watching waves break OVER the end of the sagging pier! And the whole middle section by the fish cleaners was missing.

It was dangerous to even walk on the beach that winter. My mom had a bakery across the street from the beach, and I remember piling up sandbags to keep the ocean out of our shop.

The whole beach was sucked away, causing the beach wall and part of the frontage road to cave in. Driftwood from the high tide went a block inland to main street. The swing set on the beach was sucked away, and the merry-go-round had a 6 feet tall concrete foundation exposed, so as a kid I couldn't reach the bottom side of the merry-go-round.

My bro and I spent a lot of time on the beach on our breaks from working at the shop, and over time I saw some of the craziest formations from tidal changes. Sort of like a miniature badlands with 6 feet tall sand cliffs that changed daily based on tide and storm conditions.
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