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  1. True on all counts. I would also add that the...

    True on all counts. I would also add that the stop for the motel 6 RETURNING from the village on the red line is across the street, and I don't know where the closest crosswalk is.

    The last condo...
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    It ended up being another fun, but not epic...

    It ended up being another fun, but not epic weekend here.

    I surfed both Saturday and Sunday south of the HB pier. 2.5 hour sessions both times, in the water between 930 and 10. It was a bit...
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    I think the guy was paddling back out after a...

    I think the guy was paddling back out after a missed wave. Not seeing it makes it tough to really evaluate.

    I have actually come close to running a guy over in that sort of situation. He was...
  4. Ott, Post 2 is a BIT better, but the...

    Ott,

    Post 2 is a BIT better, but the difference is not always huge, unless it is Sunday. I usually try to eat lunch early, the upper gondi is not as bad for a bit around lunch, then there is...
  5. I'm up 2-3 weekends a month and for many years I...

    I'm up 2-3 weekends a month and for many years I avoided pres and mlk weekends. Given how horrible the weekends on either side are I might come up pres. and mlk, take Friday off each time and get a...
  6. The crowd usually relaxes a bit after new years,...

    The crowd usually relaxes a bit after new years, but it should still be solid. I doubt it will be TOO bad, but it certainly won't be empty. One disadvantage might be that New Years is a Wednesday,...
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    Get the over it. Kids miss deadlines sometimes. ...

    Get the over it. Kids miss deadlines sometimes. Deal with it. Looking for a way to help alleviate a mistake is really not all that big of a deal in the scheme of things. You also don't know that...
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    Got in a midday session at south hb pier today. ...

    Got in a midday session at south hb pier today. Shoulder high+ with a bit of wind bump, but some good shape. I had a few REALLY fun ones. The biggest issue was that the current was insane. You...
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    Definitely being positive. I get what you are...

    Definitely being positive. I get what you are saying about November where you are, for us it is different. November is good, but it is not all THAT good, our surf does not vary as much from season...
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    They have downgraded it a bit since Saturday...

    They have downgraded it a bit since Saturday evening. At that point they were saying 3-4+, no downgraded to 2-3+, occasional 4. I was not saying it was going to pump, but the next few days down...
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    Hit up south hb pier the last two days from...

    Hit up south hb pier the last two days from around 10-1230.

    Saturday was actually really fun. There was a contest by the pier, so the peaks a bit further south were a bit more crowded than usual....
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    Got in an evening session today at tower 71. In...

    Got in an evening session today at tower 71. In the water from around 5 to about 625. Glassy, and REALLY fun. It looked walled, the tide was super high, but there were fun inside walls that ended...
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    I have a couple of buddies who will do this to...

    I have a couple of buddies who will do this to each other. They are both competitive, and bicker from time to time. Either guy will miss a wave, then paddle back out and whip in behind the other...
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    Fun midday session yesterday in Newport. I...

    Fun midday session yesterday in Newport. I surfed around 71, it was about head high and punchy. Steep, some closeouts, but closeout barrels to be had. It was clean and peaky in the middle of the...
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    I agree with a lot of this. It is VERY...

    I agree with a lot of this. It is VERY subjective.

    Let's say you are a bit on the shoulder and have been paddling first. If that is the case, and it looks like you are going to catch the wave,...
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    Surfed between towers 68 and 74 today in Newport....

    Surfed between towers 68 and 74 today in Newport. Chest high and fun, more rights because of the NW in the water. A strong southward drift in the water, I had to get out a couple of times and walk...
  17. He did score what many consider to be the...

    He did score what many consider to be the greatest goal ever scored during that game. I get the England was demoralized after Diego punched it in, but there are only a couple of players in history...
  18. Cocaine is a performance enhancer? It is not...

    Cocaine is a performance enhancer? It is not like taking steroids.

    Diego was an incredible player on the field. He certainly had his issues off the field.
  19. Even though it was disallowed by VAR that was an...

    Even though it was disallowed by VAR that was an INCREDIBLE display of skill by Bale. He is still one of the best when he is on the field. How healthy he will be this year is anyone's guess, but he...
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    This summer just keeps going. The water is...

    This summer just keeps going. The water is around 73 in Newport right now.

    Saturday I went down to Trestles, to surf the Cottons/Barbedwires area. I got there as the tide was going down. The...
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    That would not bother me either, if I could time...

    That would not bother me either, if I could time it with a meal and leave every Friday afternoon by 2 pm. The problem for me is on the weekends when I have to leave at 4 am on Saturday, the charging...
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    So based on that one incident electric cars suck?...

    So based on that one incident electric cars suck? Brilliant logic. Way to go there R.A. Fisher.

    I remember reading an online response relating to the question of whether or not lefties tend to...
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    That is what scares me. Here is an article...

    That is what scares me.

    Here is an article on road tripping with a Tesla:
    ...
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    I would think so, with school being back. I...

    I would think so, with school being back.

    I went to UCSB, where I learned to surf like any good kook who grew up landlocked. UCSB has a huge surfing population, lots of people who grow up surfing...
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    Supposedly there are a number of all-electric...

    Supposedly there are a number of all-electric SUV's coming on the market in the next few years. I'm looking at something around 2021 or so.

    I work from home, so no commute. My wife has a very...
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    Warm water and fun waves around here. Friday I...

    Warm water and fun waves around here. Friday I got in a morning session south of the hb pier which was fun, shoulder high+ with really good shape. I have been surfing more Newport this summer and I...
  27. I would not think you would get hassled. The...

    I would not think you would get hassled. The cove and El Faro are south of this spot, this one is directly in front of the St. Regis, the rocks you can see in the picture are actually part of a...
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    After some sessions with water in the 80's in...

    After some sessions with water in the 80's in Punta Mita, Sunday and Monday felt cold in Newport with the water in the low 70's. It will be nice to have a few fewer people around. River Jetties was...
  29. So we got back a couple of days ago. Overall it...

    So we got back a couple of days ago. Overall it was fun, but there was not much surf. We surfed a few days, mostly at La Lancha, which required a cab from the hotel, and my wife got surfing...
  30. Heading out in a few days for a week. It looks...

    Heading out in a few days for a week. It looks like there should be some swell. Will report on it. I might try to hit the chacala area for a day.
  31. Actually, he said that Christianity was...

    Actually, he said that Christianity was correlated with stupidity, not that an entire group of people was stupid. Do you understand the difference between those two statements?

    How much...
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    This has been a very good summer in Orange...

    This has been a very good summer in Orange County. Some great days, but more importantly it has been consistent.
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    There is something deeply wrong with you. I...

    There is something deeply wrong with you. I don't really care about this topic, but you are a pathetic excuse for a man if you wish a dog dead. Man is probably not the correct term in this case.
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    I think it depends on the hometown, but I get...

    I think it depends on the hometown, but I get what you mean. In general it is not often a good thing.

    You left for a reason. I would never move back to my hometown, for the record. But I know...
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    Newport has been great all month. I have gotten...

    Newport has been great all month. I have gotten lots of mid-day windows for the last few weeks, which has been really nice. Nothing huge, but at least shoulder high with pretty good shape on most...
  36. Great footage as always Skier666! I'm really...

    Great footage as always Skier666!

    I'm really glad the surf has been good around here, it mitigates the disappointment at missing the last two May weekends.
  37. Yeah!!! That is a sick shot. Hopefully next...

    Yeah!!!

    That is a sick shot. Hopefully next year, if things go well. It was pretty melted out when I was last there, May 12, the traverse was not doable and coverage in the chute was thin. ...
  38. Nice shots Yoda!! I got some good Phlippe's...

    Nice shots Yoda!!

    I got some good Phlippe's laps this year. It was pretty rutted up high, and it still looks like it might be from that photo most of the times I skied it. I did get a couple...
  39. Nice!!! I have gotten a couple of Top of the...

    Nice!!! I have gotten a couple of Top of the World lines, but never Kiwi. It is on the list, I get plenty of Mammoth time so no excuses.


    Could you ski it from the top? Or did you have to...
  40. Many thanks guys. I'm definitely looking forward...

    Many thanks guys. I'm definitely looking forward to it.

    I figured Punta Mita was pretty safe. Surfline has a feature up called Cartel Land which is straight up scary.
  41. So I'm finally going to get to this area. We...

    So I'm finally going to get to this area. We have some points to use, and we were thinking about Aruba, but have settled on Punta Mita, late August. We will be staying at the St. Regis for 6...
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    Saturday morning was lots of fun at 32nd in...

    Saturday morning was lots of fun at 32nd in Newport. Not too crowded, enough peaks that the crowd was spread out.
  43. Get some Mex! I'm jealous. If our ski...

    Get some Mex!

    I'm jealous.

    If our ski lease was not finished I would consider heading up for part of this weekend. That being said, I'm pretty done at this point. There should be some good...
  44. Puking in Mammoth while I examine diabetes data...

    Puking in Mammoth while I examine diabetes data using LDA, QDA and recursive partitioning for the purposes of classification. It makes me wish I was still a ski bum. I'm done, this is our last...
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    Got a fun two hour window in Newport today from...

    Got a fun two hour window in Newport today from 10 to noon. Slight texture, but it was not bad at that point. I surfed 32nd street which was shoulder high to occasionally head high with decent...
  46. Those semifinals were absolutely insane. ...

    Those semifinals were absolutely insane.

    Liverpool really made Man City earn it. It will be pretty nuts if Liverpool don't with the UCL, they would go down as one of the better teams not to win...
  47. It's pumping down here, but I've been really...

    It's pumping down here, but I've been really busy. I might get out later today, but probably not. I'm hoping this swell lingers.
  48. This weekend was really fun. Saturday we started...

    This weekend was really fun. Saturday we started with with groomers, then went to the top when it softened. I was taking the gondi up and hitting MJB's, which was crusty, then htting p2, which was...
  49. Surf in Aruba? Anyone been, or know anything?

    Thinking about doing a 6 day trip to the Palm Beach area of Aruba in late August. It is not a surf trip, but I would like to get in some days, and maybe get the wife some lessons. We will probably...
  50. My buddy that I was talking about has, literally,...

    My buddy that I was talking about has, literally, said exactly the same thing. We both left Tahoe permanently in the spring of 2004, he says there is definitely a difference between the drive then...
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