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#2882594 - 12/03/18 01:08 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: obslop]
Aruka Offline
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Registered: 02/23/10
Posts: 5222
Loc: PNW
Many sessions this past weekend. Nothing spectacular but not terrible either. A couple fresh boards to dick around with always makes for fun times.

Setup the Super Pigdog Pro as a quad and took it out for it's first real session at a left reef/sand bar that was throwing the occasional slabby barrel. Stoked on how easy it was gliding into waves and got a few cover ups and a couple turns. Finally a scary double up came through and I paddled a few strokes deeper before spinning and digging. Drop was pretty late but I got a clean entry, grabbed my rail and pulled up into it just as the lip threw over. I think if I hadn't paddled deeper I would have had a chance but as it was I just couldn't get to the exit in time. Got a pretty solid thrashing out of the deal but it was worth the view.

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#2882663 - 12/03/18 04:10 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: Aruka]
Hdip Offline
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Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 2102
Loc: Malibu, CA
I've been out with an ear infection, so I had to take what I could get today. Drove North after school drop off and forgot to put my wing in the car, so I didn't have my foil.

Conditions were perfect but the swell was lacking. Half the time I was wishing for my foil, half the time I was wishing it was just one foot bigger. Fun session though.

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#2882722 - 12/03/18 07:33 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: obslop]
000 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/03
Posts: 20297
didnt surf for 3 days. went to my formerly secret spot today to see if my hip still works. it does if i surf like a kook. some surferdude walking down the beach stopped right were i was paddling out. he did too, but thankfully not on the same peak. was glassy but fairly weak, better than nothin

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#2883251 - 12/05/18 09:50 AM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: obslop]
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waited til afternoon low tide, since my morning hi tide spot, which i surfed alone for decades, is now full of idiots at 6am no matter how small

there was enough swell in the morning, but by afternoon it was flat. caught 2 dribblers and went home
beach is so different than a month ago, as are the reefs and sandbars

seems like my 2 main spots are not options anymore

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#2883621 - 12/05/18 08:35 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: obslop]
obslop Offline
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Registered: 02/04/02
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Loc: san diego, CA
checked it twice today; no surfy. actually almost looked flat in the morning.
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Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
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#2883660 - 12/05/18 10:08 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: obslop]
NDG80 Offline
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Registered: 09/28/13
Posts: 984
Loc: LA
Originally Posted By: obslop
checked it twice today; no surfy. actually almost looked flat in the morning.


was literally a lake in HB this morning. Watched and waited for the tide to drop but nothing ever popped up.

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#2883664 - 12/05/18 10:17 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: obslop]
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: SOCAL
it was the same this afternoon. not even longboard friendly

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#2883994 - 12/06/18 01:47 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: obslop]
rts265 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/07
Posts: 3392
What a day this morning Dec 6! raining and strong offshores. Thought the gmm2 was a bad call for a while, but got in a groove, calling it the day of the year, a-frame wedgy, kind of like south side seal. only a few guys out. F yeah.

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#2884024 - 12/06/18 02:15 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: rts265]
silentbutdeadly Offline
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Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 22129
Loc: Tower 13
Fairly fun shorebreak waves this am. Empty for some reason lol. Broke my no surf during/after rain routine cause I need to get in the water.
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#2884135 - 12/06/18 04:48 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: obslop]
SixtyGrit Offline
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Registered: 10/02/15
Posts: 291
Loc: SD
Hah, i surfed in the rain yesterday, grovelling like a bastard for the same reason.

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#2884208 - 12/06/18 07:04 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: obslop]
000 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/03
Posts: 20297
about 8 it was still 2 high, but the south windswell was tryin
it was almost fun

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#2884464 - 12/07/18 01:05 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: obslop]
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Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 17189
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Yesterday - Forerunners in the AM. Best wave of the day was all take-off and gouging bottom turn with lip hucking out and then it all went to sh!t when I couldn't stop the bottom turn and I ended up pearling into the face of the wave in some dorked out version of the 'island pull-out' and then getting thrown over-the-falls. Hmm, ok, that was more like best wipe-out of the morning rather than the best wave, but the best wave really was just the longest ho-hum ride that started off easy, got tough for a section, then once past it, it mushed out yet I stayed on it because I had hopes of it reforming on the inside and then it didn't.

Today - Went to an easy spot. Got denied.

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#2884529 - 12/07/18 03:16 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: obslop]
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pretty fun, though i hate high tide, i was all alone head high , breaking, mushing, rebreaking
i chose the right board and spot

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#2884857 - 12/08/18 12:53 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: 000]
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Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 22129
Loc: Tower 13
Pretty underwhelming this morning. Size but inconsistent. Bars are fvcked. Got a nice roll in outsider right off the bat then went 40 minutes without a wave. Surfed an inside right hook towards the end but my big boarded wave magnet buddy came out and took more than half of my waves.

Checked out a new board bagged by justin ternes and spoke with his partner for awhile. Probably not a good idea for my bank account.

Stamps GX was a good call for what it was.
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#2885161 - 12/09/18 12:42 PM Re: ***Official 2018 Community Surf Journal*** [Re: silentbutdeadly]
silentbutdeadly Offline
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Registered: 09/26/05
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Loc: Tower 13
Spot B was worse so headed back to spot A. I saw some fun ones this morning but too close to where water comes out.

Spot A looked worse than yesterday but got better waves.
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