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    I would pretty much agree with this. On storm...

    I would pretty much agree with this.

    On storm days you get lap after lap.

    I've had many bluebird days where the top was wind affected, or got tracked out very fast.

    Having said that, when...
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    Wow!!! That's some punch. It's always funny to...

    Wow!!! That's some punch.

    It's always funny to me just how fast the east coast flips, temperature wise.

    In Orange County October is typically 3/2 or maybe spring suit weather. You can usually...
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    ESS, That is just nuts! Skiing the ridge...

    ESS,

    That is just nuts! Skiing the ridge between P2 and P3 in conditions like that and NOT hitting anything in early November is crazy. Nice work! Those shots of the top of the noids and than...
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    My guess is Turtle Bay. I have only been to...

    My guess is Turtle Bay.

    I have only been to the North Shore 3 times, and all three trips were the last week in September. We stayed at Turtle Bay and got okay surf. We did got to Lani's and Gas...
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    That sucks! I always really liked the slide...

    That sucks!

    I always really liked the slide paths and the atlas of zones. They had pitches, which I really liked.
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    Wow!!! What a start. Hope you at least got...

    Wow!!!

    What a start.

    Hope you at least got some fun turns ESS. Good luck tomorrow.

    I probably won't get up to Mammoth until early December. Hope the rest of you guys have fun packing this...
  7. Interesting to see this. I don't have any...

    Interesting to see this. I don't have any firsthand knowledge.

    I came very close to going to Claremont McKenna. It was tough to turn down. For me, it really came down to wanting a bigger...
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    Fun weekend of surf down here. Hopefully I won't...

    Fun weekend of surf down here. Hopefully I won't get sick.

    I got in a Friday mid-day session at River Jetties in Newport. It reminded me of why I love Newport so much when it has good sandbars. ...
  9. I went to college in Santa Barbara. We had a...

    I went to college in Santa Barbara. We had a club ski team, which meant that for a fee we had use of a condo at Mammoth all winter. I typically went a couple of weekends a month, with a 5 day trip...
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    I get the letter petty regularly, every couple of...

    I get the letter petty regularly, every couple of years, but most of the time I have either been let out of the room without being called to a court room, or just called in and not had to report.
    ...
  11. A bit late but happy birthday! We all do owe...

    A bit late but happy birthday!

    We all do owe him a debt of gratitude.
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    Nice! I still have yet to see one. The...

    Nice!

    I still have yet to see one.

    The Rivian R1T is pretty common around here, relatively speaking. Their headquarters are in Irvine, so I suspect some of the early ones I saw were employees....
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    It was certainly in some cool places! I'll...

    It was certainly in some cool places!

    I'll add a few more photos and some details on other days later. Driving across Utah and Colorado is pretty awesome. Nevada and northern Arizona don't suck...
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    Definitely far more than surfing in terms of the...

    Definitely far more than surfing in terms of the value of such a trip.

    It's always annoying when you answer honestly, have a bit of a nuisance, then find out that the advice would have been to do...
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    A few photos from the day. First few are from...

    A few photos from the day.

    First few are from the San Rafael Swell. The next couple are Parachute Colorado, taken the next morning. Sorry the quality sucks.


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    I'll put a couple of days from my trip in. I...

    I'll put a couple of days from my trip in.

    I started in the afternoon on the first day, and just drove to Vegas. I did that because I was worried about driving too much across the desert during...
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    Looks amazing Ott! I realize you are not...

    Looks amazing Ott!

    I realize you are not getting the quantity of surf sessions you are used to, but you are certainly making up for it in quality.

    The whole trip looks phenomenal.
  18. Haaland's first goal today was classic Haaland: ...

    Haaland's first goal today was classic Haaland:

    Nice ball played over the top. Sprints past the first defender, timing the run perfectly. Gets a good first touch in the perfect direction to take...
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    The five mountain passes in the winter would...

    The five mountain passes in the winter would certainly be an issue. The route to Mammoth is rarely all that cold until you get about 20 miles from Mammoth. Even then it is not that bad. You get...
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    Honestly, I don't think I would have noticed many...

    Honestly, I don't think I would have noticed many of the charging stations, if I didn't know where to look. In many cases they were at big gas stations, which would often have a convenience store or...
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    I wouldn't really call those trips all that...

    I wouldn't really call those trips all that comparable, to be honest. One trip is about 750 miles, the other is around 2250. I wouldn't have a problem pulling one 13 hour day like that, but I...
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    I'll fill in some details later, but in the end...

    I'll fill in some details later, but in the end of July I drove my model 3 long range AWD from socal to Michigan. I drove back a couple of weeks later.

    If anyone is wondering if it would be a...
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    It's been a nice run of surf down here. After...

    It's been a nice run of surf down here.

    After Trestles last Wednesday, I got a nice mid-morning session on Thursday north of the HB pier. I ended up paddling out around tower 16. It was clean...
  24. What's interesting is that there was some...

    What's interesting is that there was some question about how Haaland and Man City would adapt to each other.

    Haaland is incredibly fast in the open field, when the ball is played into space and he...
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    Ott, That makes sense about visiting surfers. ...

    Ott,

    That makes sense about visiting surfers. Cottons is not a heavy wave by any means, even when it is pushing DOH (big for a kook like me) it is really not scary. It stands up tall and it can...
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    Ott, Great shots!! Ulus would probably my...

    Ott,

    Great shots!!

    Ulus would probably my dream wave, if I was a bit better than I am. I might try it on a smaller day.

    It sucks to hear about the crowds there, but that is not altogether...
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    That is awesome on so many levels. Ulus always...

    That is awesome on so many levels. Ulus always looked like a dream wave....if I was better.

    Hopefully it lined up for you.
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    It's certainly a possibility. Even if it does...

    It's certainly a possibility. Even if it does cool a bit you can often wear a spring around that time of year.

    I remember one year trunking it into November. My threshold is a bit lower,...
  29. Thread: WSL

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    Gilmore wins for the women. I'm listening, and...

    Gilmore wins for the women.

    I'm listening, and cutting over when I hear someone on a wave, and Gilmore simply looked better than Carissa in the final. She made the best out of not great...
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    They are going on right now. It should be...

    They are going on right now. It should be pumping.
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    It's pretty nuts down here right now. On Labor...

    It's pretty nuts down here right now.

    On Labor Day I surfed north of the HB pier. I paddled out around tower 16, which is pretty far north of the pier. Even there the crowd was pretty solid. ...
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    Nice shots SP! What's the water temp like...

    Nice shots SP!

    What's the water temp like there?
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    After being gone for about a month I got back in...

    After being gone for about a month I got back in the water on Sunday.

    I surfed the Barbedwires/south Cottons zone and it was nuts. About a foot overhead, lined up and easy to surf. There was a...
  34. Haalands first open play goal was classic...

    Haalands first open play goal was classic Haalands. Great movement, speed in the open field, and opening his body up for a great finish. With people like Debruyne playing balls into space it's...
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    Orange County is going nuts right now. Friday...

    Orange County is going nuts right now.

    Friday the swell was building. Me and a buddy surfed HB, north of the pier. It was about head high or so, with lots of current.

    The first drift from...
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    It really depends where you go. There is a...

    It really depends where you go.

    There is a charging station in Irvine that is often packed. Part of the reason is that there are several office buildings nearby, as well as an LA FItness, a...
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    There seem to be a bunch on Long Island this...

    There seem to be a bunch on Long Island this summer.
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    :D However it comes about, if this goes...

    :D

    However it comes about, if this goes through it is a good thing. This is actually the role government is supposed to play, although it does not always work out that way.

    You can actually...
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    We will see how this all shakes out. Tesla is...

    We will see how this all shakes out.

    Tesla is apparently planning to open their stations to non-Tesla vehicles.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjh3TxOHCxE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjh3TxOHCxE
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    :D You are actually making a good point. If...

    :D

    You are actually making a good point. If we got rid of the Maserati it could fund the webzine I have always wanted to start comparing strip joints across the country. She would love to...
  42. Night skiing was REALLY fun!! I hear lots of...

    Night skiing was REALLY fun!!

    I hear lots of the same stuff about Squaw from people I lived with who stayed or became Bay weekenders. When I was there a full pass was roughly 1200 if you bought...
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    :biggrin: Yeah, it is actually pretty...

    :biggrin:

    Yeah, it is actually pretty reasonable for that car.

    But the point I was making is that the Maserati essentially costs 100 a month (2400 for the two services over two years) for...
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    My wife's Maserati is getting picked up today...

    My wife's Maserati is getting picked up today from it's annual service. This is the second service since we got it in 2020. The one last year cost 1000, this one cost 1400.

    The only thing I have...
  45. Thread: Fish ?

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    I would definitely go with a big fish. You...

    I would definitely go with a big fish.

    You could go with a 6'6 fish with a ton of volume, like 45 liters, if you want a smooth transition. It will have a ton of glide but far more manuverability...
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    Glad you got some Jtran! Hope your buddy is...

    Glad you got some Jtran! Hope your buddy is okay. That's pretty scary.

    Hope the Gaslamp was fun. We love going down there to stay at the Hard Rock.

    I was in Vegas from Thursday until...
  47. It's funny you mention this. I never thought...

    It's funny you mention this. I never thought about this while I lived and worked there, but that is true. There is really not all THAT much intermediate terrain. There were cruisers off of Gold...
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    I think the EHP and the Hoji are pretty...

    I think the EHP and the Hoji are pretty different, although I have never skied the Hoji.

    EHP, in a 186, has basically flat camber underfoot. It has a bit of rocker in the tip and tail, I put the...
  49. Definitely this with Mammoth. I was not there...

    Definitely this with Mammoth.

    I was not there on Pres. weekend this year, but honestly the last few have really not been all that bad. Since so many people get base Ikon passes the crowds are not...
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    Whenever I watch a neural network run I think...

    Whenever I watch a neural network run I think about Terminator from when I was a kid.

    It's a pretty long way from the neural network or random forest models I use to an actually aware computer. ...
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