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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    I've been enjoying the lake but I haven't picked up booties or gloves yet. Lately I've been swimming more but I saw someone crossing lake Washington on Wednesday in the wind and it looked like a lot of fun so I might try and get out to paddle sometime soon. Where was your 13 mile shot? I did Portage Bay to Kirkland and back this summer and meydenbauer bay to the arboretum, I could definitely feel it in the balls of my feet when I was done!
    Hood canal is about as cold as the lake right now on the south end and pretty sure it's several degrees colder up north.
    Hey abraham! That is so cool, what board/setup do you have? Have you been to Urban Surf in Seattle? They have a lot of different booties to choose from but I also heard Northwest Outdoor Center has good ones from NRS.

    Swimming is fun, I want to do more of that. Who did you see crossing Lake WA yesterday, a paddleboarder? That might have been me or my friend. It was sooo fun. The waves were up to 3' swells toward the north part of the lake. Below is a screenshot of our run. Those two runs you mentioned sound cool, I haven't done those. And I definitely want to get out to Hood Canal at some point soon. Have you been out there lately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by divegirl View Post
    Thanks Ottime. I ended up buying those booties I posted above, which are 3mm custom Solites with a split toe, and they were great yesterday except squished my longer 2nd toes and my toes were in total pain at the end of a 13 mile downwind run. Luckily I can customize them myself by heat forming.

    Yes, I need gloves, thanks for the recommendation. Do you think those gloves are good for sub-40F temps? I am on call to head down to Hood River and it looks like this Saturday is a go, but I noticed the temp is going to be around 39 - that is much colder than here in Seattle.
    Depends on how warm/cold your fingers run. I typically would not wear any gloves at all until the air temp dips below 45F. Iím using them surfing, so my hands are close to or underneath the water which is typically 52-58F. And more out of the wind. OTOH you will be pumping blood to your handles while you paddle. I would give them a try.

    They are five gloves, but are way more dexterous than any surfing glove I have used.

    Thick gloves kind of suck IMO. I always will use as little glove as possible.

    My hands do run a little on the warm side. Especially when active, such as a session with a lot of paddling

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    Yesterday was once again a blast at the south hb pier. Shoulder to head high, clean and fun. The current was once again not all that bad. I caught it as the tide was coming up which was fortuitous, I left when it started to slow things down.

    The water temps have dropped, but it's not bad, low 60s.

    Today was too bumpy, tomorrow will probably be the same. It will be good to get some rain. Hopefully the Sierra get more than the foot they are expecting from this.
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    I don't think they are expected to get a foot. A light quick rain fell last night locally. The ocean looked like winter tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    I don't think they are expected to get a foot. A light quick rain fell last night locally. The ocean looked like winter tho.
    Mammoth Snowman is saying a foot above 7500. We will see. If you guys didn't get much rain up there that is not encouraging.

    There were some rain squalls down here today. Everything is blown to shreds, although Malibu looks surfable on the cams.
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    Shoulder high and clean, but a bit soft, this morning south of the HB pier. The water has changed, I would say high 50's. It was cold for us sissies down here. I was in the water for about an hour and 10 minutes, then shivered on the walk back to the car.
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    "You ever hear of a little show called branded? Arthur Digby Sellers wrote 156 episodes. Not exactly a lightweight." Walter Sobcheck.

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    Dammmm I forgot all about this forum... haven't been here in almost a year..
    Spent li more than 4 months in lockdown in Morocco... then chilled in Turkey for 2 in a half months. Now in malta.

    . Life is good

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    Sunset sesh

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    The annual surf/road trip with some 2020 modifications. Surf check this am, Iím wearing 2 jackets and a beanie, air and water low 50ís. Dude rolls up in trunks, Iím from NorCal and wish I had my 4/3. Click image for larger version. 

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    Had a couple really nice 5-8'ish days here in N. Oregon the last few weeks. Now we've got our first big winter storm in progress and surfing looks to be shut down for a bit.

    Booked a trip to Mexico on Thursday. Cancelled it after West Coast states announced travel advisory yesterday.



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    Got a little spot down in Big Sur with favorable winds right before sunset. Jesus H, what the fuck is going on with the insane crowds in SC?? Everything with a burp or ripple has ten people on it at 1pm on a weekday. This is insane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BS720 View Post
    Got a little spot down in Big Sur with favorable winds right before sunset. Jesus H, what the fuck is going on with the insane crowds in SC?? Everything with a burp or ripple has ten people on it at 1pm on a weekday. This is insane!
    You can blame me. Both my kids live there now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stalefish3169 View Post
    Had a couple really nice 5-8'ish days here in N. Oregon the last few weeks. Now we've got our first big winter storm in progress and surfing looks to be shut down for a bit.

    Booked a trip to Mexico on Thursday. Cancelled it after West Coast states announced travel advisory yesterday.



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    Been the same here in Oregon. Most everything else is closed. Bigger swell been keeping the crowds down lately though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    You can blame me. Both my kids live there now.
    Classic!

    My sister went to UCSC and I went to UCSB. We grew up on the east coast, although I was actually born in Palo Alto. My sister is back east now, but I never left California. I don't think I actually looked at any schools east of the Mississippi.

    Truth be told I think a big part of the increase in crowds during mid-day hours has to do with more people being able to work remotely. Until around 5 years ago I was at my desk from around 7 or 715 until around 5. During the summer I would decide between lifting, running steps or getting in an evening session. I would also surf on weekends. This typically led to around 3-4 sessions per week. I could sometimes cut out early on Friday and head down for a Trestles afternoon session. Lots of my buddies were in outside sales, so they were able to get mid-day sessions in. It used to be that most corporate guys could only surf before, or after, work. In the last decade that has really changed. A large percentage of positions are now either fully, or partially, remote. Now you might be sharing the lineup at 11 am with someone who has a white collar job, which was not the case 20 years ago. One of my friends from college is an attorney who lives in Palos Verdes. His law firm is in Beverly Hills. He is able to work from home three days a week, he usually only has to be in the office Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sometimes he has to come in on his off days, or meet with clients, but for the most part MWF he is working from home. This allows him to surf after the before work crowd, which he really likes.

    This actually bugs a bunch of my outside sales buddies. They complain about 1030 am crowds in HB and Newport. They used to call me when they knew I was in the office to tell me how good the surf was, knowing I would have to wait until after 5. They were feigning giving me valuable information, i.e. that the surf was good, but in reality they were just rubbing it in.

    With more and more positions being fully or partially remote I don't see mid-day crowds getting any lighter. My guess is that Santa Cruz has lots of tech guys who go over the hill to Silicon Valley a couple of days a week and work remotely the rest of the time. I had a buddy who did that at Symantec from Salinas years ago.
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    The last couple of mornings have been really fun in south HB. Around head high and clean. The rising tide eventually made it a bit slow both days, but it was still fun until a little after 9. The water is now cold by OC standards. Surfline is calling it 57-58. As I drive up, and back, on PCH to HB from Newport I can see the back hoe that is digging out sand in the Santa Ana rivermouth. I have to wonder if this sand project is what is screwing up so many of the sand bars in West Newport. I almost don't even bother checking Newport anymore, I just go straight to HB.
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    Been in Cardiff all week, fun size surf with great weather, scored a premium site at San Elijo SB. Finally pulled out today to beat the weekend crowds.

    After some debate, decided to head into Baja tomorrow. We'll be camping on the beach with our pod. Swell looks favorable and I'm expecting pretty quiet conditions with the Canadians all stuck at home Although the 1000 is running...Won't have service for the next 10 days. This is the pic from my last morning there last year same time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long duc dong View Post
    Classic!

    My sister went to UCSC and I went to UCSB. We grew up on the east coast, although I was actually born in Palo Alto. My sister is back east now, but I never left California. I don't think I actually looked at any schools east of the Mississippi.

    Truth be told I think a big part of the increase in crowds during mid-day hours has to do with more people being able to work remotely. Until around 5 years ago I was at my desk from around 7 or 715 until around 5. During the summer I would decide between lifting, running steps or getting in an evening session. I would also surf on weekends. This typically led to around 3-4 sessions per week. I could sometimes cut out early on Friday and head down for a Trestles afternoon session. Lots of my buddies were in outside sales, so they were able to get mid-day sessions in. It used to be that most corporate guys could only surf before, or after, work. In the last decade that has really changed. A large percentage of positions are now either fully, or partially, remote. Now you might be sharing the lineup at 11 am with someone who has a white collar job, which was not the case 20 years ago. One of my friends from college is an attorney who lives in Palos Verdes. His law firm is in Beverly Hills. He is able to work from home three days a week, he usually only has to be in the office Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sometimes he has to come in on his off days, or meet with clients, but for the most part MWF he is working from home. This allows him to surf after the before work crowd, which he really likes.

    This actually bugs a bunch of my outside sales buddies. They complain about 1030 am crowds in HB and Newport. They used to call me when they knew I was in the office to tell me how good the surf was, knowing I would have to wait until after 5. They were feigning giving me valuable information, i.e. that the surf was good, but in reality they were just rubbing it in.

    With more and more positions being fully or partially remote I don't see mid-day crowds getting any lighter. My guess is that Santa Cruz has lots of tech guys who go over the hill to Silicon Valley a couple of days a week and work remotely the rest of the time. I had a buddy who did that at Symantec from Salinas years ago.
    The 10:30 am crowds around are mostly either retired or meth heads. Tech guys still are tied to the desk most of the day and get in/out pretty early. Off duty firemen tend to surf all day. Scientist depending on when they need to teach. My buddy who is an anthropologist prof now pre rapes his lectures and sets his off hours when the tide will be too full for his liking. It is those guys clogging it up these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    The 10:30 am crowds around are mostly either retired or meth heads. Tech guys still are tied to the desk most of the day and get in/out pretty early. Off duty firemen tend to surf all day. Scientist depending on when they need to teach. My buddy who is an anthropologist prof now pre rapes his lectures and sets his off hours when the tide will be too full for his liking. It is those guys clogging it up these days.
    That's interesting.

    In Orange County the 1030 guys are pretty much all over the map. One used to be able to make generalizations, now not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    The 10:30 am crowds around are mostly either retired or meth heads. Tech guys still are tied to the desk most of the day and get in/out pretty early. Off duty firemen tend to surf all day. Scientist depending on when they need to teach. My buddy who is an anthropologist prof now pre rapes his lectures and sets his off hours when the tide will be too full for his liking. It is those guys clogging it up these days.
    That's interesting.

    In Orange County the 1030 guys are pretty much all over the map. One used to be able to make generalizations, now not so much.
    "Have you ever seen a monk get wildly fucked by a bunch of teenage girls?" "No" "Then forget the monastery."


    "You ever hear of a little show called branded? Arthur Digby Sellers wrote 156 episodes. Not exactly a lightweight." Walter Sobcheck.

    "I didn't have a grandfather on the board of some fancy college. Key word being was. Did he touch the Filipino exchange student? Did he not touch the Filipino exchange student? I don't know Brooke, I wasn't there."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    Thick gloves kind of suck IMO. I always will use as little glove as possible.
    Agreed. I ended up buying O'Neill psycho tech 1.5mm gloves and they work beautifully. Lots of good wind up here for those who like to surf constant waves.
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