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Thread: RIP Sean Collins
12-26-2011, 09:18 PM #1
RIP Sean Collins
12-27-2011, 07:39 AM #2
Damn, 59 years old. That is why a person needs to make the most of everyday. RIP Sean and vibes to your family.
12-27-2011, 08:50 AM #3
a sad day indeed. I owe him many many days of great surf from the old dial in days of the 80's. he was an icon.
12-27-2011, 09:40 AM #4
12-27-2011, 02:01 PM #5
I could be way off but was this the same number the OC register had for their report? I remember calling for reports even living in SD, damn things have changed.
I was reluctant to register with surfline at first due to it being a game changer with cams and other stuff, I found ways to blame the changes for crowds. But then it filled a huge void for me once I started traveling to surf. I finally registered (off and on every few years) back in early to mid 2000's because I couldn't find an accurate long range forecast for a few of the remote islands I was headed. Surfline had lots of info and a long range forecasts that other sites lacked. Stormsurf.com was good for weather maps and then places like wannasurf were OK for specific info about breaks but surfline combined the best of both, for me anyway. Surfline added a lot of value to my trips, even a surgical strike 2 years ago to southern Oaxaca was due to Sean Collins. I honestly respect him the more that I learn about him, he knew surfing was changing and he was always at the forefront. He has helped me score great waves, I toast to his life....RIP
Last edited by Piggity; 12-27-2011 at 04:04 PM.
12-28-2011, 10:00 AM #6
Surfline number was 976-surf and back when I called a lot it was 55 cents a call. I spent a fortune well a fortune for a 15 year old and I remember some months dad was not happy with me...worth every penny though.
12-29-2011, 10:58 AM #7
thanks for the clarification, only called the numbers a few years after moving out here since everything moved online. I remember calling 976-surf a few times also. Back east I also called the RI surf report via warmwinds. It's pretty easy being a surfer in today's world