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The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled #2896256
01/10/19 04:22 AM
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Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: JEwing] #2896259
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We should open The Ranch to the public.

Yeah, thats what we should do.


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Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: Duffy] #2896277
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Originally Posted By: Duffy
We should open The Ranch to the public.

Yeah, thats what we should do.


The A-List spots at the Ranch looked pretty much like that 15 years ago.

There are just as many people at Pipe now every swell, but somehow there arent five guys taking off on every wave. I wonder what the difference is? I always just figured to people who surf Swamis must not have any problem with how things work out there, otherwise theyd do something about it.


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Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: craigj532] #2896279
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Originally Posted By: craigj532
...There are just as many people at Pipe now every swell, but somehow there arent five guys taking off on every wave. I wonder what the difference is? I always just figured to people who surf Swamis must not have any problem with how things work out there, otherwise theyd do something about it.


Pipe more crowded...


...but ultimately, it takes care of itself.

Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: JEwing] #2896287
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Shouldn't this be on the thread about why someone quit surfing to take up golf?


I'd like to try surfing but everyone knows there aren't any waves on the East Coast.
Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: JEwing] #2896295
01/10/19 11:37 AM
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In my travels to California I have checked Swami's a few times but I've never been tempted to paddle out. I've never seen it good enough to justify the number of people. Also seems to attract young people who use foam as a crutch to mask a lack of ability. Crowded Salt Creek looks more fun.


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Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: JEwing] #2896370
01/10/19 04:38 PM
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Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: JEwing] #2896511
01/10/19 09:15 PM
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JEwing, were you shooting from the corner near the bathrooms? I was down there last night, too. Unreal amount of guys out. Could nice sets, but waay too dangerous with that many guys.

Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: JEwing] #2896515
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I spent some time in Cardiff, and never paddled out at swarmis , it was super crowded in all consitions.

Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: JEwing] #2896518
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last surfed there about 4 years ago. never been out in that thick a crowd; that's a mess.

fun wave though.

Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: JEwing] #2896530
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Cam of the Moment right now on Surfline... Looks good... and mobbed as usual.

https://www.surfline.com/surf-report/swami-s/5842041f4e65fad6a77088b4


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Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: JEwing] #2896546
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I watched Swarmies. Fun looking surf. Saw a three person wave.

I switched over to Delray Beach. Knee-thigh high mushouts; saw four people go.

Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: 92122] #2896549
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Originally Posted By: 92122
Cam of the Moment right now on Surfline... Looks good... and mobbed as usual.

https://www.surfline.com/surf-report/swami-s/5842041f4e65fad6a77088b4
the link is no good without your login. what's your user name and p/w?


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Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: JEwing] #2896588
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Re: The Swami's experience, Unfriendly and unfulfilled [Re: JEwing] #2896596
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My daughter in law has a younger sister (15) who's just getting into surfing and she's been going with her friend and the dad to Swami's to surf. I kinda over-reacted to hearing that and mentioned that novices should really avoid that spot and move down the beach a bit to less packed conditions. I dunno what the dad is thinking.


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