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11-03-2011, 08:10 PM #251
11-03-2011, 08:18 PM #252
As far as the sequence, the guy dug his rail. He is just coming out of a top turn in the pic, and never really recovered to hit it well again.
11-04-2011, 10:29 AM #253
Good info, thanks man. It's a long shot for various reasons but SC has always been somewhere that I could see myself living. Seeing photos of overhead surf and nipple deep powder at the 'wood only confirms I'm living in the wrong spot. Now if I could just sell my house, tell my wife to quit her job and then scrap my season pass to mammoth.
11-04-2011, 09:09 PM #254
Nothing but air drops of death today at my maxed out local spot. I'm still picking sand out of my ears.
Choosing the super-rockered wafer-thin 6'6" was a bad choice. This isn't Hawaii.Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.
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11-04-2011, 11:26 PM #255
You are in SanDiego area PP? The tourism department will disagree but this is a half empty/half full situation. I'd take mammoth/east side over kirkwood any and everytime and I miss Socal waves... and they were at least in VC/OX less crowded. Even with real math, not tourism dept math.Lord King of the Beater-Kooks
11-05-2011, 06:29 AM #256
^^I love swell down there, when they get it. It's not always head high and rideable. I've chased swells to SD so many times and had them die out. With the crowd situation, I can definitely see moving out of there. The ability to trunk it some Summers definitely deserves a point or twelve, but you need swell to capitalize on it. Every time I catch a great day in SD. I start pricing houses. Every time I get back to SF, I realize it's probably not a good trade."Yo!! Brentley! Ya wanna get faded before work?"
11-05-2011, 07:47 AM #257
mammoth > kirkwood. 3.5 hr drive > 7 hr drive. So it is a split on that front for me. Mammy and the surrounding bc has way more to offer than the kw to cp region. Still, I do enjoy me that region.
It is pretty crowded in the water up here, but if you are willing to drive away from the crowds, you can still find decent waves that are not too crowded. Or empty even. The whole shark thing seems to scare some folks. Even pros it seems.
11-05-2011, 10:11 AM #258
Yeah Hugh, North county SD. Since we're on the subject, where are you at? I originally thought Oaxaca but now I'm not sure.
What about Socal waves do you miss, playfulness and glassy conditions?
We have outgrown our current house, so some sort of move is a must. I thought we should consider other locations, at least a season or so.
Ottime nailed it, the 7 hr drive is killing me. I know some peeps brag about making it in under 6 hours but that's doing 90mph and without kids having to stop every couple hours to take a leak.
Baja Norte used to fill my void for waves, if it's waist high in SD then Baja Malibu would be head high to overhead. It's gotten pretty shady down there and with small kids to come home to, it's just not worth it.
Combine those factors with my lack of Eastside knowledge/experience and now you know why I would consider other locations. At least for a season or two
11-05-2011, 03:38 PM #259
I fondled my quiver today and I think it set me back into reality. I'm sin 2 acl's as of last season and still recovering, so more than likely I'll be grooming it most of this season.
I did a gear check to make sure my shit is ready going into this upcoming winter season. To make sure nothing is loose or about to break, especially my kook cord.
edit: to hide my inner gearwhore
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11-05-2011, 05:23 PM #260
santa cruz - ish. I lived in ventura - the relatively warm water and the ime more frequent glassiness was nice; that you had pretty much the entire coast from vandenburg south to the border accessible relatively easily was what I liked. Nice variety of spots; north of Malibu the crowds weren't as bad as SC imo and I found more lowkey good spots down south than up north. pisser about baja - mentally that's still a big attraction to me about further south. from SD it's weekendable
I get your point about the grind to mammoth everyweekend - Tahoe's a grind too, shorter but not 3.5hrs from Santa Cruz short, and it can get long depending on the conditions and roads. I average between 4 and 4.5 generally. Dunno, think I'm over most of the Tahoe skiing really. Fun, not worth the hassle.
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11-05-2011, 11:49 PM #261
It was a consistent weekend trip for me since moving her in '99. Mammoth or Baja in my mid 20's was fun. I called it quits a few years ago when the cops started getting impersonated and the Feds de-armed the TJ police force. Not worth my time.
Wish I logged onto here sooner to learn about the Eastside, fucking Jong, I know. Now im an injured jong but your guys info has made me continue to seek out more surf and deeper snow. Sat night jack and cokes getting me all sappy and shit
11-06-2011, 12:56 AM #262
Heh. I came back through TJ on the day they dearmed the TJ police. That was weird.
Head further north? Surfing is fun, but cold and worse conditions often, but the access to skiing is shorter. often much shorter. Going from 4-7hrs to 1-2 is a big difference.
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11-06-2011, 06:25 PM #263
All I know is the water this last week has turned frigin cold....
11-06-2011, 09:19 PM #264
^^^^funny, I was just commenting to my buddy that with the air crisp, the water feels nice.
I agree with Hugh on the conditions thing. When I first moved here from New England, i was shocked how rarely it is really glassy and calm. More often than not, you are dealing with some kind of wind issue when you leave town. Still, consistency is nice, especially if you prefer a thicker, heavier wave.
Every time I surfed SoCal, it has been much more clean and lined up. It has also been much smaller, and generally weaker. Still, I've had plenty of fun at Salt Creek, Trestles and Redondo over the years. OTOH, I find surfing with 12 people to be crowded. If you don't mind the shoulder to should surfing of Lowers, you'd be happy in town, which is tends toward clean.
3.5 hours to KW is best case scenario for me. Leaving at 4AM, midweek, with no weather or road issues. 4 is more typical. And can grow to 5 or more if you get clipped at the pass.
Further north would be enticing for me, but my wife prefers to live closer to people. Once you get past Marin, it is rural. But having the southern Cascades within 2 hours sounds nice. But once up there, there is very limited lift serve if that is a preference.
This weekend, I surfed with crowds. 12 guys yesterday at a long warbled point, and 16 guys today, at a different warbled point about a mile away. Had fun both times, but conditions were a far cry from last weekend and last Wednesday.
11-06-2011, 09:38 PM #265
Been a bit mushy the past few days north of the GGB but still nice enough. Picked up a 9'2"-ish Pearson Arrow last night - wow, you can catch anything on a plank that big!Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.
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11-07-2011, 08:56 AM #266
11-07-2011, 05:14 PM #267
Whenever I am around the 4 hour mark towards Mammoth, somewhere between Lone Pine and Independence, my girlfriend and I always talk about how we wish we were there now, instead of having an hour and a half left of the drive. We don't plan on moving up north, but it really would be nice to have a 4-4.5 hour drive.
7 hours....I love San Diego, but that would really hurt.
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11-09-2011, 07:28 PM #26846006 SE PAPA 02Z 360 37G43 53 58 1000.1 26 14
11-09-2011, 07:46 PM #269
Those are some solid numbers. This storm has a lot of similarities to some of the best barrel fests I've witnessed in San Diego. Groundswell/Windswell combo with South/Southeast winds, keeping my hopes in check until it unfolds.
11-11-2011, 02:51 PM #270
Jesus bambino. Time to find a point or suck it it up and head to the lane/Scott's."Yo!! Brentley! Ya wanna get faded before work?"
11-11-2011, 05:10 PM #271
SE wind. Scotts looked variable. Best form I saw was at Waddell, but tons of current and no folks around. Ended up at 4 mile. Got one sweet drop and firm hucking wall. A lot of paddling and a bunch of ho hum. Maybe tomorrow. Just need the winds to turn a touch east. Of course, if one has the arms and lungs, FP could be good.
11-11-2011, 06:18 PM #272COWHAMPSHIRE PARADISE
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after 6 out of 7 great days last week, the past 3 here have been fun with today being downright wonderful in waist/chest/head high sets and clean as can be. can't say the crowds weren't out, but it isn't summer so it makes sense
tomorrow should be really fun as well. this warmer than normal weather surely isn't a bad thing either. winter can wait.
i think my arms are gonna fall off
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11-11-2011, 06:21 PM #273
FP?? FP is NEVER good. Fake ass bullshit wave. Definitely will not be around there tomorrow. Maybe you want to come up for dead's?"Yo!! Brentley! Ya wanna get faded before work?"
11-11-2011, 09:12 PM #274
^^^Naw. Will probably head into the bay tomorrow. Much smaller, but hoping for a more east component. Or, if there is still a lot of S, then will try to get some fake ass bullshit wave. Dead's is way to far to drive, especially when every surfer from the city is compressed into a 2 foot take off zone in front of rocks.
11-11-2011, 10:05 PM #275
^bunch of fake ass bullshit waves to surf up there?