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    It looks like all of my crowing about how great...

    It looks like all of my crowing about how great this summer has been has caused the chickens to come home to roost.

    Sunday before last was great down at Cottons and Barbedwires. We went down and...
  2. Awesome!!!! I grew up in Poughkeepsie. I left...

    Awesome!!!!

    I grew up in Poughkeepsie. I left for college in California in September 1993, and I rarely get to go back in the summer. I spent summers in Santa Barbara, we had to sign a one year...
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    We actually got about 5 days at Summit this year....

    We actually got about 5 days at Summit this year.

    I like it for the early season. Drive up, ski about 12-15 groomers in an afternoon, and head home. It's a nice way to break in the boots, and...
  4. I heard about this. I don't know where the place...

    I heard about this. I don't know where the place is exactly. I've never been there, and since I'm vaxxed I will honor their wishes and avoid it.

    Dana Rohrbacher is gone, Michele Steele BARELY...
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    That looks rough. I got in a quick session at...

    That looks rough.

    I got in a quick session at 56th street this morning. It was shoulder high and decent, but crowded.

    Sunday looks like it could be REALLY good. An early Cottons session might...
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    What a summer it has been. Thursday morning I...

    What a summer it has been.

    Thursday morning I went for an early session at Cottons/Barbedwires, something I don't normally get to do. I was in the water from about 730 to about 945. It was...
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    Are you on Coronado? Okay. That makes sense....

    Are you on Coronado?

    Okay. That makes sense.

    I know Coronado has beachbreaks, but I almost never hear about them getting particularly good. I also rarely hear about them being decent. ...
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    Italy played the better game. I think there is...

    Italy played the better game.

    I think there is merit in the criticism that Southgate was simply too defensive the whole time.

    I tend to watch EPL, UCL and certain Bundesliga games more than...
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    I actually think the presence of that type of...

    I actually think the presence of that type of striker would be perfect for Werner. Play him as a forward, who has the freedom to cut inside and do what he wants, and let someone else take care of...
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    That makes sense. I used to have a buddy who...

    That makes sense.

    I used to have a buddy who had a condo on Nautilus, you could easily walk to Windansea. We would go down there to party from time to time. I think we only surfed it once or...
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    Where in San Diego? Orange County has been...

    Where in San Diego?

    Orange County has been nuts since early May. Are you in an area that is shadowed from the S/SW swells? Because it has bee nonstop up here.

    The weekend was insane. Again....
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    Four hours is a long session! Those rarely...

    Four hours is a long session!

    Those rarely happen for me, but when they do it usually means a good summer day at Trestles with warm water. Those days are the ones you remember.
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    I thought the Werner miss was bad, but not THAT...

    I thought the Werner miss was bad, but not THAT bad. He made a nice run, should have done better with the finish, and the goalie made a nice save. It would not be all that big of a deal if Werner...
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    Nice shot!! Looks fun!! I have not been to...

    Nice shot!! Looks fun!!

    I have not been to Costa Rica since 2005, but I did have fun. I love CR because it is so consistent. We went to Jaco, which was great, but I have heard very good things...
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    I would have to agree. The river work is the...

    I would have to agree. The river work is the most likely culprit.

    Having said all of that, Saturday in that zone was firing. It was walled, but fun if you could find the occasional corner. The...
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    Jtran, One of the great things about that area...

    Jtran,

    One of the great things about that area is that I actually find the peaks in the 28th to 40th zone better than the upper streets. Something has changed in Newport in regards to sand bars. ...
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    The 4th used to be absolutely nuts in the war...

    The 4th used to be absolutely nuts in the war zone, which is the section of west Newport where the young people live, roughly 28th street to 56th street. In my younger days we had lots of fun over...
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    Glad you are back in the water! The rib things...

    Glad you are back in the water!

    The rib things always gets me when I have been out of the water for a while. The first session or two back my ribs just ache.
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    What a run of surf it has been here. Friday...

    What a run of surf it has been here.

    Friday and Saturday I had great late morning sessions north of the HB pier. Shoulder high, occasionally head high on the biggest sets, with good shape and...
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    A fun mid-morning session south of the HB pier...

    A fun mid-morning session south of the HB pier today.

    It was shoulder high+, with good shape. I was able to trunk it, getting in the water around 930. It was a bit brisk at first, but I...
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    Glad you guys got some! Our ski lease ended on...

    Glad you guys got some!

    Our ski lease ended on May 20, and I have not been up since the beginning of May. I can't believe how thin it has gotten, but given how little snow there was this year...
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    It has actually been quite good in these parts...

    It has actually been quite good in these parts over the last week and a half.

    Saturday was really good in the Tresltes zone. Head high+ in the Cottons/Barbedwires zone, I rotated between the...
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    Fun session today at 36th street in Newport. ...

    Fun session today at 36th street in Newport.

    It was around shoulder high, with head high sets, but shifty. I got a couple off the jetty, which was not all that crowded, then waited for more off...
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    Nice shots Ott! It has definitely thinned in...

    Nice shots Ott!

    It has definitely thinned in the two weeks since I returned from my last trip. They are doing a good job of keeping it going, especially considering they got roughly 30% less snow...
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    That makes sense. I should add that in my...

    That makes sense.

    I should add that in my recollection the places were at least a bit of a distance from vegas, although I don't remember just how far. But the areas where I saw them were...
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    Not that place! That place I would remember. I...

    Not that place! That place I would remember. I did stay in tonopah though.
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    :biggrin: It's pretty funny when you realize...

    :biggrin:

    It's pretty funny when you realize what is going on!

    I think the first time I made that drive I saw one or two and didn't put two and two together. Then I saw one with a woman on the...
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    Some solid surf down here. If I get enough done...

    Some solid surf down here. If I get enough done today and this evening I should be able to get a Trestles session in tomorrow.
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    The winter of 02/03 was my last full Tahoe...

    The winter of 02/03 was my last full Tahoe season, I got injured in January the next year. 02/03 started out great, there was a solid base by the end of December. Then January sucked. No worries,...
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    Nice!!! My last couple of years living in...

    Nice!!!

    My last couple of years living in Tahoe I would always go down to Vegas for Memorial Day Weekend to party with my college buddies. After a winter spent in mountain bars it was nice to see...
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    Thank you! Enjoy it. The coverage is still...

    Thank you!

    Enjoy it. The coverage is still good, you just have to time the softening right.
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    I would consider a funshape something that has a...

    I would consider a funshape something that has a rounded nose, lots of volume and is 6'6" to 9 feet in length. They will also have three, four or five fins in general. That is not a scientific...
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    I was stoked to see that!! I drove up last...

    I was stoked to see that!!

    I drove up last Thursday morning, skied Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It was nice to get some laps from the mid-station.

    I will echo what most said. The top had...
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    As someone who learned in college I will confirm...

    As someone who learned in college I will confirm what most here are saying. Volume is your friend.

    I don't think you necessarily have to go full longboard, although it certainly would not be a...
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    Thanks for the report Comish! I was hoping to...

    Thanks for the report Comish!

    I was hoping to finish this evening, drive up early tomorrow for a pow day, thinking the top might not open today and there might be 10-16 inches as forecast last...
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    Anyone up there? I worked all weekend, trying...

    Anyone up there?

    I worked all weekend, trying to finish the current project so that I can head up this week unencumbered. I am heading up Wednesday AM, skiing Wed/Thurs/Fri and then probably...
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    I imagine so:biggrin: plugboots, I would...

    I imagine so:biggrin:

    plugboots,

    I would actually say a Tesla might do the opposite of giving fear. The torque is so nuts that even an extremely cautious driver like me will occasionally pass...
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    That's good info! Thank you! I have a several...

    That's good info! Thank you!

    I have a several more Mammoth trips under my belt.

    The last two I have gone up the 395 early, which means that instead of driving up through LA, via the 5 or...
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    If the top turned to cream cheese that is nice! ...

    If the top turned to cream cheese that is nice! On Thursday afternoon Climax, was light pow on crust. I will take Cream Cheese.

    Ott,

    I didn't get to 22 on Thursday, so I don't know how it...
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    So today was fun and interesting. We were late...

    So today was fun and interesting.

    We were late to get up there, figuring only a few inches would not be that great. We lapped chair 9 from around 1030 to around 1230, it was fun and slushy, but...
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    I'll report back this afternoon. I would say...

    I'll report back this afternoon.

    I would say it will seem like more than two, will probably be blown in in some spots, but we will see.

    It was not a big storm and it didn't go all night, but it...
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    ESS, Thank you for your service and stay safe....

    ESS,

    Thank you for your service and stay safe. I should have 1-2 weekend trips left, it would be great to link up in May.
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    ESS, As always, great shots. We thought we...

    ESS,

    As always, great shots. We thought we might be able to be there Sunday, but we ended up driving up Monday morning. That Skier's left Climax line you showed was INSANE the last time I was...
  44. The point 1.5 hours north is a place Wildmex...

    The point 1.5 hours north is a place Wildmex could take you. It needs some swell, I have never been there so I can't really comment, but it is on Wannasurf. If you book lessons/tours with Wildmex...
  45. Definitely second on Wildmex. Here is their...

    Definitely second on Wildmex. Here is their website

    https://wildmex.com/location/

    Their selection of boards is excellent. I was very impressed, lots of fish, fun shapes and longboards,...
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    Awesome shots as always ESS! I can only...

    Awesome shots as always ESS!

    I can only remember skiing Varmit's in the really big years, like 10/11 and 16/17. I don't know if I skied it in 18/19, which was a very good season. It takes quite...
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    Thanks for the explanation. That actually...

    Thanks for the explanation.

    That actually makes perfect sense, as I tend to remember the years when I have seen it fill-in as ones that were not necessarily epic. It's not a Varmits situation,...
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    I love that chute to skier's left of chair 14! ...

    I love that chute to skier's left of chair 14!

    Unfortunately, it does not always fill-in. I don't know what it takes, honestly it is not always about how big the snow year is, I think it can have...
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    Pinned and Speedfreak, Thanks for the reports....

    Pinned and Speedfreak,

    Thanks for the reports. I was bummed to miss it. This was a very good year for Baldy. While it would be nice to get more laps, you really can't complain with the season...
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    Ott, That's very clever of your son! We tend...

    Ott,

    That's very clever of your son! We tend to start at Eagle or Canyon, we are on the yellow line bus, so we catch it in whichever direction it is going. Even if we end up at Canyon we will...
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