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  1. J

    Hawaii- Done

    "Without armoring, we’re just victims to the ocean" Someone with the necessary scientific and academic credentials needs to explain to Mr Dunphy how coastal armouring NEVER works to stop or reverse erosion and often makes the situation worse by accelerating erosion in the affected area -...
  2. J

    *** Official The Eddie Big Wave Invitational Thread ***

    "The Quiksilver people made insane money off merch for this event" - fixed it for you.
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    *** Official The Eddie Big Wave Invitational Thread ***

    Derek Ho at the half-Eddie, the "Ed" in 1995 - rare southeast wind https://society6.com/product/usa-hawaii-surfing-at-waimea-bay7907388_framed-print?sku=s6-26239210p21a12v52a13v59
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    *** Official The Eddie Big Wave Invitational Thread ***

    JJF is capable of winning The Eddie, Pipeline AND Sunset, then running the WSL field, building a commanding lead through Australia - but what has happened previously? Yep, his knees - they can't take the stress of his surfing and his tendons and ligaments are not getting more flexible, they are...
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    *** Official The Eddie Big Wave Invitational Thread ***

    If it's an amateur forecast call and the swell is less than 20 foot plus for the duration of the event, many people would have a chance of winning if it's 12 to 15 foot Hawaiian -
  6. J

    Hawaii- Done

    Grim stuff - The first responders were exposed to a terrible scene - can't unseen the results of two iceheads beating someone to death in a killing frenzy. https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2023/01/13/officer-north-shore-murder-trial-testifies-suspect-tried-lick-blood-his-hands/
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    *** Official The Eddie Big Wave Invitational Thread ***

    Previous Eddie when Quiksilver had the sponsorship - Brock Little (USA) and Ross Clarke-Jones (AUS) in 1995. https://fineartamerica.com/featured/surfing-38-usa-hawaii-surfing-at-waimea-bay-john-seaton-callahan.html?product=framed-print
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    *** Official The Eddie Big Wave Invitational Thread ***

    Previous Eddie - December, 1995, rare Southeast wind - https://society6.com/product/hawaii-waimea-bay_framed-print?curator=johnseatoncallahan&utm_campaign=2574&utm_source=sharedlink&utm_medium=social&utm_content=pdp_from_pdp
  9. J

    Hawaii- Done

    "Winner of the Triple Crown" used to be the second most prestigious title in surfing - next to World Champion. Van's seem to be doing a good job of devaluing the "Triple Crown of Surfing" trademark they bought and running it into the ground, if top local and international surfers have no...
  10. J

    NORTH SENTINEL IS FIRING

    When this fellow came on board in the Nicobar Islands, we were already entertaining a Bengali and English speaking shopkeeper who had been living in the Nicobars for a decade and had some knowledge of the local language. Nicobar locals are Asians, they are completely different than the African...
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    NORTH SENTINEL IS FIRING

    Yes, John Allen Chau thought since he was saved by his Bible from an arrow on his first encounter with the North Sentinelese, that he was under God's protection and went back and instigated another encounter which did not go very well. He was quite delusional and as a result, got himself...
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    NORTH SENTINEL IS FIRING

    Yes, I invited Sam on our first trip to the Andamans - he met the boat in Port Blair and we went south, to Little Andaman Island. We did not go to North Sentinel at all. Jack Johnson filmed a few sequences for "Thicker than Water" on 16mm film and wrote the outline for several songs on...
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    NORTH SENTINEL IS FIRING

    The story and photos ran in several magazines at the time - they did not mention North Sentinel or India at all. It was presented as a boat trip to somewhere in the Indian Ocean, most people though it was Indonesia.
  14. J

    Pele : truly the best, R. I. P.

    Played the Beautiful Game, beautifully - O Rei do Jogo Bonito
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    NORTH SENTINEL IS FIRING

    This incident, as described to me by the Captain in a bar in Phuket, happened in that very bay the Air India flight goes over, with the left on one side and the right on the other. I could tell you the company that went to North Sentinel, that I specifically told them NOT to go there, even some...
  16. J

    NORTH SENTINEL IS FIRING

    The left and the right in that exact bay have been surfed, in 1999 - swellnet North Sentinel
  17. J

    Hawaii- Done

    Like Iceland, which generates ginormous amounts of electricity from geothermal energy (aka drilling a hole in the ground and then putting a pipe in it to harness steam and spin a turbine) the Big Island could generate enough electricity for the entire state of Hawaii. Iceland Geothermal...
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    Hawaii- Done

    The absurdity of importing shiploads of diesel fuel from across the Pacific Ocean to be burnt to generate electricity rather than utilising Hawaii's abundant free resources of wind and solar energy. I guess the folks in Hawaii that complain about wind turbines being "ugly", prefer the current...
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    *** Official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Discussion ***

    Brasil should NOT have lost to Croatia. Argentina vs France was the Best World Cup Final of all time, but Brasil vs Argentina would have been as good, or better.