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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby surfrat » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:07 am

the big tides ruined any chance of that swell settling on any banks....it was almost messy so much water swirling about. i got proper twatted by a few lips and got a headache from it....and my morning trip to find a point was ruined by the wind.
oh well....nice to see some power
will crack out the longboard today
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Archy_is_God » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:22 pm

Think I may have shared the lineup with you over your way yesterday, Surfrat...

Paddled out on the beach about half twelve but got smashed and headed north to find a rip near the pipe. Got a couple, but was using a proper board - 6'9" pinny. Even, then, I got caught inside a couple of times. Could have done with one of those Wavejet things for a couple of paddles :lol:

I love big days like that though... not because of the waves, really, but more because there was hardly anyone around and you have so much space.
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby surfrat » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:39 pm

much better this morning. did a 3hr sesh on combesgate. peaky and fun.
gonna go out again in a bit on my old man/can't paddle anymore board

i had a grey and green wetty on btw
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby splinter » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:51 pm

I think I might have been watching you for a bit yesterday Archy. Fair play for trying, I didn't fancy it myself, all looked like a lot of hard work and a bit of a mess. Was pretty solid though.

Had a sweet couple of hours today at Cgate over low tide on my new board. Punchy, super glassy, really quiet and loads of fun. Stoked. 8)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Vince Noir » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:02 pm

much left over by the weekend you think ? wind looks like its only gunna be cross off at best on sunday..but its flat up here and i need a surf
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby surfrat » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:05 pm

woolie main beach this evening :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
took the big 9'8 log out and had some bloody long noserides....bitch to force it back through the inside though!
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Archy_is_God » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:57 pm

Today looked a lot more do-able, but I was tied up and couldn't get in...

Think I remember someone with a green wettie - there was only a couple of guys out. Where you mostly just at the south end of Combesgate?

Been watching a few clips of that big swell they had in San Fran and it put's our local beachies into perspective! That place must be hard work...
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Poo Stance » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:03 am

Less said a about my stoke the better atm.

^^^ fancy sharing said clips Archy old bean?
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby surfrat » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:08 am

yeah i was down south end towards shit pipe on monday....looked the biggest but the current wouldn't let me get near the peak then all the ones i had closed out or i ballsed up
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Craivold » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:06 pm

I'm assuming Archy means this clip of Ocean Beach SF https://vimeo.com/58345611 - looks like an absolute heaving day! Takes some commitment just being in the lineup with those beasts throwing out around you. Was nothing like that when I was there autumn before last, does pay to drive up/down the beach if you go there on an average day though - one end could be weak and dribbly then further down there could be peaky fast A frames.

Has a look at Widemouth on Monday and didn't fancy it at all, big random lumps guillotining down all over the place - no-one out. Got penned in working yesterday but caught a few this morning as there was still some juice out there and the wind wasn't too bad- moderate cross/offshore, maybe waist and a bit on the sets, real fun on the mini-simmons I've been getting into over the last couple of months.

Vince Noir wrote:much left over by the weekend you think ? wind looks like its only gunna be cross off at best on sunday..but its flat up here and i need a surf


Will deffo be some waves at the wkend I reckon Vinnie but may have to hide from the wind a little.
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Archy_is_God » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:40 pm

Yeah, that's a good one, but there are a few knocking around: http://vimeo.com/58221890 (check the boat at 1:00 :shock: ), but this is the best one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... U5RfOzHrIo although you may want to turn the music off...

I know that Puerto, Pascuales and La Nord etc get huge, but there is something about OB that Seems to remind me of surfing the beaches around here in the winter; the colour of the water and the way the waves break.. the shiftiness, I guess.

My cousin and his wife have lived in SF for years, but I just haven't managed to get over there yet.

My shoulders ache today :lol:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby buzyg » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:40 pm

Leedsol wrote:
surfrat wrote:any pics sean?


Just two pics on my phone

This was seen from a walk along he coastal path near Luz. No path down. Would take a paddle around from an accessible cove but one for the future in a macking west swell. nice lines but I don't think surfable on this day. Image

Same day arrifana, boat in the distance sets the swell height and if you know those rocks then you know how big this swell was. The boat was really hanging back before gunning to the port in a lull. Bit wooly this day, still got a deep cut amd bruise from a wipe out when the board twatted my arm (lucky). Following days were flawless, zero wind. One guy out on his own at the time this was taken.

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Love Arifana. I try to get there every year if I can. Some nice swell in that photo.

My biggest ever wipe out was there in 2008. Got eaten in a huge barrell, out by that big rock, near the point, did 150 plus yards under water and came up by the harbour wall. Was two years before I took on another big wave there. Here's a Phot from back in 2008 the day I wiped out. this is right out on the point, so if you know the place you can work out the size of the swell Image

Here's another from along the coast at Carrapateira earlier in the day and this is the shore break. The big stuff further out was much fun for an old bodyboarder. This guy didn't catch a single wave by the way. Just gut mullerd every time he tried. Image
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Archy_is_God » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:51 pm

Jeez, that looks horrible...

I have surfed the point at a nice size before, but not like that and definitely without the wind that's in that pic
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Black » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:27 pm

First after work session this year. Friday evening surfs are so good even if they're crap - its a great way to start the weekend! Yeah wasn't a very good surf for me tonight, bit lumpy and warm... hell it was so warm! Must be the asteroid/meteorite effect! :lol:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby dermo909 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:25 pm

First really beautiful morning of the year yesterday, it felt like summer! Glassy smooth and way too warm at times!

Had a lovely little 2ft peak all to myself with perfect little A-frames rolling in every 5 mins. Perfect! More of that please for the rest of the year!
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Vince Noir » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:03 am

got a few fun ones at croyde yesterday morning and evening....hoping low tide later produces the goods
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby splinter » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:28 pm

Unexpected fun at high tide this morning. Nice shaped peaks, light offshores before the wind picked up. Seems like the swell arrived early.

Week ahead looking rather splendid! 8)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Vince Noir » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:36 am

good fun sunday evening , if not a bit tricky in the wind. plenty of late take offs and rippable sections, stoked :-D
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby buzyg » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:08 pm

Picked up nicely today. Only about half the size of last Monday, that was realy a very special day. :-D Still a few decent rides today and hopefully less wind tommorrow. :-)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby zboy » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:06 pm

5-8ft light offshore, glassy,glassy :-D :-)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby splinter » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:06 pm

Long glassy beach-break walls ridden at high tide today in the sunshine. 8)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby briggfoot » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:18 pm

First after-work surf of the year today at a South Devon spot as the sun went down. Broke records (and probably wetsuit seams) getting changed faster than greased weasel-sh*t off a shiny shovel in order to get in the water as fast as possible.
Caught a few, ate a few, but dont seem too rusty overall after a long spell up North! Happy with that
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Philshoz » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:19 pm

After the very very disappointing sesh from monday I changed everything yesterday.

Minimal, 4/3 suit with fully charged quiky vest, different hood, gloves et voila, a great sesh. No crowd, 4' clean, off-shore, beeeeeoooootifullll................... :-D

Today smaller and closing out a bit too much but still very good. Happy camper......... :)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby zboy » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:19 pm

had two surfs today chest high glassy idea for 4.11 mini sims what fun sessions
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby zboy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:09 pm

another fun session on me simms chest high offshore (strong),well cold only lasted a couple hrs got a little cover up on take off well happy :-)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby zboy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:52 pm

6-9ft light offshore @17secs at a beachie and then went to a point break on me 4.11 sims, sun in blue sky, in da water with a mate couldnt ask for more in life :-D :-)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby zboy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:16 pm

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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby dermo909 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:29 pm

Super fun 3hr session today :-) Chest high and glassy smooth with only a few out.

I know you should always be glad for what you have but I could'nt help thinking wishing that it was a bit bigger!
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby jp246 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:38 pm

Great Croyde session this morning
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby henryg » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:23 pm

Nice here today. :-D

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