Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits?

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drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:00pm PT
Well Secos(above) isn't the best if you're not that experienced. It has a very tight and potentially dangerous take off spot. More than a few guys makes it crowded. But there are waves at almost any swell direction and even if it looks flat when you check it, a wave WILL come through and it will be a gem. Probably my favorite wave in malibu.
You might check that Thousand Steps place south of there. Sometimes fun waves. Beginner/outsider friendly and less closeouts than Zuma.
Most of N.LA county is so fickle but when certain spots turn on it can be magic. I've scored some heavy barrels at Thornhill Broom.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Dec 30, 2012 - 02:36pm PT
Billy Hamilton BITD
Billy Hamilton BITD
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Dec 30, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
@paigealms Psyching! On trying her new 10'2" Sushi @sos_shapes
@paigealms Psyching! On trying her new 10'2" Sushi @sos_shapes
Credit: o-man
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Dec 30, 2012 - 03:30pm PT
Thanks O for bringing up Billy Hamilton.

Back in the sixties he was practically a god and an ideal personified in surfing, especially after the runaway success film by Freeman/MacGillivray Free and Easy. His surfing was particularly graceful and finished. It was remarkable and in its perfection seemed to promise a miracle. He still surfs today of course, but I havent seen him. Less known is the story how Laird Hamilton and Billy are connected.

When Laird was just a few years old, he met Billy on a North Shore beach. There is a scene of this, I gather a re-enactment, in the movie, I seem to recall. Laird no longer had a Dad you see. I think it was 1967. Lairds mom Joann was at home and eventually I gather tiny Laird dragged nineteen year old Billy home to meet Joann, his Mom. The two adults were attracted to each other immediately and soon married; Billy adopted Laird, probably to Laird's everlasting ecstasy. Today Billy is married to a second wife and has a surfing school and a balsawood plantation on Kauai near Hanalei. Hanaleiwatersports.com (perhaps not operating) and Hamiltonsurfboards.com.

Even more interesting is how Laird was born. Joann birthed at University of California San Francisco Medical Center where they used a warm saltwater sphere to suspend her during labor, hoping to ease the pain of childbirth for both the mother and newborn.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:22am PT
Went out to Peahi today more photos later
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 1, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
Peahi 12/31/12 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Peahi 12/31/12
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 2, 2013 - 03:38am PT
Peahi 12/31/12 <br/>
Photo Olaf Mitchell
Peahi 12/31/12
Photo Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 2, 2013 - 10:37am PT
Peahi 12/31/12 <br/>
Photo:Olaf Mitchell
Peahi 12/31/12
Photo:Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jan 2, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
today leo was estimated 6-8.
Credit: pyro
not the case however county was hitting at 6-8.
Credit: pyro
Credit: pyro
Credit: pyro
big crowd today at the line.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 2, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
good Old Days

play 'em simultaneously




o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 3, 2013 - 02:48am PT
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 3, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
My good buddy Jake Miller shot this VIDEO on New Years Eve from about where I was sitting on the cliff above Jaws. Good Stuff!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=I8n5qHmGAys#!
Kai Lenny late in the day @ Jaws 12/31/12 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Kai Lenny late in the day @ Jaws 12/31/12
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 3, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
Hear's some more GREAT stuff of the New Years Eve Party At Peahi
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 4, 2013 - 12:33am PT
More Jaws Porn!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 4, 2013 - 02:11am PT
Little grommet is killin' it.

T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jan 4, 2013 - 02:48am PT
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 4, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
That's some sick shakin' at Ours T H
Credit: o-man
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 4, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
Ours, near Sydney NSW, Australia. Yet another preternatural yet gorgeous Aussie slab wave, like Shipstern Bluff and The Right.







Wannasurf.com
Wannasurf.com
Credit: Peter Haan
dave

climber
Earth
Jan 4, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
It seems like the surfing world is finally setting their ego aside, just a little, when it comes to surfing big scary life threatning waves now. I made a comment on a surfline forum after Sion Milosky (?) died about how it was strange that when in those types of conditions that they didn't really watch each others backs, they mostly just hoped for the best that no one would get hurt, or that there was enough guys in the water that they could watch out for each other. Total bullshit! They need a guy or 2 on a ski watching everyone, or at least a real buddy system, a surfer and a would be rescuer.In most cases sure, but not at macking Mavs, or Jaws or Todos or Cortez Bank or Ghost Trees etc....they need a surfer and a person who watches their every move in order to be as close to safe as possible. The forum deleted my comment about their reckless and hopeful approach to a good outcome. Granted their have been few deaths comparable to the #'s of guys surfing these huge waves, it would be interesting to know (which is impossible to know) if Foos' death could have been prevented or Sions, we will never know.

Now I guess Greg Long got hammered at Cortez Bank last week had to get picked up by a helicopter and flown back to the main land and finally all those guys are waking up and facing how serious a task they are undertaking when in those conditions, and making commetns about how they need a buddy system and they are all changing their approach.

Retards, though I'm glad they realize the dangers finally.

o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 5, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
This Is Worthy!
Credit: o-man
http://www.surfermag.com/videos/departure-delayed/
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