Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits?

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socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 6, 2012 - 11:15am PT
Wow, young man Jefe... talented rider!

Charles
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 6, 2012 - 01:13pm PT
Credit: drljefe
Credit: drljefe
Credit: drljefe
Credit: drljefe
Credit: drljefe
Credit: drljefe

Travis could ride anything with style(as shown in my video)but he gained notoriety through his noseriding- winning contests and being featured in magazines.
He was one of just a few riders who got free boards from the legendary surfer/shaper Donald Takayama, who just passed recently.

We had some great trips together.
On one trip to Rincon we loaded up our daily riders unaware that the Eddie Swell was on its way. On the fly. No internet.
When first light came we realized it was absolutely pumping. Many SB points were holding and all were crowded so we just figured we may as well join the shitshow at Rincon.
Our daily riders were 5'8" vintage(80's)twinnies. No cords.
Rincon was double overhead with a million seabugs and a mean current.
I made it out and just couldn't relax and have fun with the crowd and the bombs coming through, so I finally just burned some guy and got a sick one through the Cove bar, and got out.
I hung out next to the Pit where the crusty locals would sit and heckle all the kooks, and even the rippers, in the water and walking back up the point.
Trav finally caught a gem.
This was one of the finest waves, and one of the finest waves ridden, that I've ever seen.
Riding backside, where most of us would have been stalling in the barrel or running for the shoulder, Travcranked the sickest bottom turn into the smoothest most powerful S turn gouge under the lip, basically inside the tube. That move scrubbed just enough speed to let him stand in the tube for what must have been five seconds- all the way through the Cove.
The grumpiest locals stopped heckling and hooted for Trav.
We also scored El Cap (with TC out) and Pitas on that mission.

As a funny aside, I funded the trip, from my dole. We stayed in the Motel 6 at Ventura Harbor and all night there were tweekers playing with a dead seagull in the parking lot. WTF?

RIP Travis







o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Nov 6, 2012 - 01:22pm PT
Once again, my friend Travis, who left us years ago.
I think about him this time of year especially.
I know it's glassy for you brother.

Jefe That's a worthy tribute to a brilliant energy my friend!
RIP Travis
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Nov 6, 2012 - 04:16pm PT
Walden Surfboards wrote:
"We are frustrated and saddened to hear that there has been another attack at "C" Street this morning, and the attack was on one of our dear friends. She is a beautiful person and passionate surfer. The bully is about 6'2, 200+ lbs., we know who he is because this isn't the first attack. What made this attack especially pathetic is this bully went after a women, and one who is about half his size.

An equally awful part of the bullying is the crew of grown men that watch and applaud the bully. It's bad enough that high school kids act like this but grown men? Where are the hero's? Where are the independent thinkers? Where is the honorable man that will come to the rescue of a victim?

For those of you who condone, support or even joke about violence in the water or worse do nothing..your followers. Not a leader among you! It's hard to be a leader, it takes guts.
To the followers... we are tired of hearing how much you hate SUP'ers, longboarder's, shortboarders, kooks, whatever your grip is....as if that justifies bullying. Save your hate for things that matter. Hate child abuse, hate poverty, etc. but don't waste your hate on a surfboard or a wave. To the haters..get out of your small world and your big ego and grow up."

We had some of that brand of drama here last weekend at Kanaha also.
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 6, 2012 - 04:22pm PT
O-man, that is a major bummer... not sure what words would do... thinking about the woman.

Jefe, great story....

Charles
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Nov 6, 2012 - 04:48pm PT
Credit: o-man
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Nov 6, 2012 - 08:52pm PT
Credit: pyro
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 7, 2012 - 10:05am PT
Bumps for anything but politics
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 7, 2012 - 10:18am PT
bump for surf ,yea Jefe
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Nov 7, 2012 - 12:54pm PT
bump for surf ,yea Jefe
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Nov 7, 2012 - 12:57pm PT
Some nice surf shots here, especially after it picks up halfway through:

A Journey to Sri Lanka - https://vimeo.com/50052825
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Nov 7, 2012 - 01:17pm PT
Credit: o-man
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 7, 2012 - 06:35pm PT
Olaf, that better be legit! If so, it's excellent!

Charles
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 7, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
As we in the Northern Hemisphere move into winter, remember, there will be another summer:

http://vimeo.com/48898926

Charles
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Nov 7, 2012 - 07:28pm PT
Charles there's no reason for me to doubt the image's authenticity. The dude is from Oahu.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 7, 2012 - 07:40pm PT
i learned to surf at salt creek beach in 79 when i lived in dana point...
i learned to surf at salt creek beach in 79 when i lived in dana point,i still surf,kayaks,but miss the real thing as much as bouldering jtree.the sports have very a simular buzz.
Credit: wilbeer
gonna get back to cali and do both
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 7, 2012 - 08:07pm PT
as Travis demos, goofies rule the world
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Nov 7, 2012 - 10:53pm PT
Credit: pyro
some spume.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Nov 8, 2012 - 12:09am PT
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Nov 9, 2012 - 12:35pm PT
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
http://rockerwaves.blogspot.com/2011/03/back-in-black.html
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