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The Glides of March

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Re: The Glides of March

Postby BOX » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:20 pm

Went under the knife unexpectedly last week for an appendicitis


Best of luck in your recovery, ML. I had appendicitis twenty years ago and I can still remember the pain like it was yesterday. I'll spare you all the details but yeah, it sucked. I had a friend describe it once as it being like having a beaver in your abdomen trying to gnaw its way out. Sounded pretty accurate to me. Hope you're able to get back out there soon.

Also, now you can say one of my favorite "dad" jokes: "A lot of people think I'm a complete idiot, but they don't know I've had my appendix removed..."
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Re: The Glides of March

Postby Major Lazer » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:11 pm

Haha pretty much...... I have a high tolerance for pain and wrestled with it for 3 hours untill I drove myself to the ER at 3am. Once I got a bed not even a good dose of morphine mainlined via IV could fully kill it. But now that it's gone so much better! When they reviewed the CT scan and came back with the prognosis didn't question it one bit and was like give me another dose of morphine and lets get this party started! Luckily they were able to do it laproscopically so didn't get totally opened up. Keep hearing stories from co-workers and friends from thier 20s or younger. Im no spring chicken and guess it's pretty rare at my age so pretty rando.
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Re: The Glides of March

Postby Tex » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:07 am

Doooood....appendicitis is no joke. Really sorry to hear about that ML. My kid had his removed a couple years back. Hope you recover quick man.
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Re: The Glides of March

Postby Howly Wolf » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:13 am

Be glad you're rid of that freeloading organ, Major-- less to weigh you down next time you paddle out, which will hopefully be very soon!
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Re: The Glides of March

Postby Tex » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:40 am

did they yank it out of your navel? Thats how they got it out of my boy.
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Re: The Glides of March

Postby Howly Wolf » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:01 pm

Posted up at a summertime classic that I find works quite well in the spring. Scored big on Saturday with some solid OH walls at high and long running drainers at low. Max crowd was 6 heads sharing one peak, but a short paddle south provided solitude and a bit more size for the effort. Tried a new fin configuration on the Larold (smaller sidebites, fin jammed forward) making for a tighter turning arc, but less hold. Had one of my best sessions yet on the step up-- timing dialed in and nailing my foot placement. Sunday was a bit too gnarly for my taste and had to call my morning sesh today due to yet another car issue (glides of march, man :? ), but still got a good workout and a hood tan for my efforts.

Ran into Box and saw the mean green soft top in person. Gotta say he was probably out there longer than anybody else in the morning crowd!
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Re: The Glides of March

Postby BOX » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:38 pm

Ran into Box and saw the mean green soft top in person


Ha! I was pretty wiped when I ran into you, Howly. But 3-4 hours in the water is a pretty regular thing for me. I may lack skill, but I do have stoke…

I got out on Saturday to a summertime classic that Howly finds works quite well in the spring. Overall a good day in the water. I started out well and did some good things in the beginning but didn’t finish as strongly as I would have liked.

I’m currently trying to sort out a timing/positioning issue. Instead of getting out on the green shoulder before the wave breaks, more often than not I’m coming over with the whitewash. I land some, but I pearl a lot. Waves pass under me fairly often as well. Can’t seem to hit the sweet spot with any consistency. I’ve tried angling my take-off, watching over my shoulder, moving farther back on my board, moving farther forward on my board, paddling more, paddling less, waiting until I “feel the back end of my board being lifted up”, making sacrifices with chicken blood, and everything else suggested online, but still struggling. Caught a few good ones early thinking I was on the right track but ended on a weak note unable to get it done. Guess I got my work cut out for me for next session(s).

Still, the weather was beautiful, I surfed, and I got to meet Mr. H. Wolf in person on my way back up the stairs. Not a bad day in the water indeed.
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Re: The Glides of March

Postby Major Lazer » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:15 pm

Dang! Lucky duckies pumping swell, offshore winds, and air temps over 60 for the 1st time in 5 months. This is RARE and will not last. Coldest late winter I can ever remember.
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Re: The Glides of March

Postby Howly Wolf » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:15 am

Should've just broke down on the 101 like a good little hippy. Unfortunately, I got promises to keep and miles to go before I creep.
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Re: The Glides of March

Postby buoyhead » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:16 pm

Good waves today, albeit a bit windy. Compensated for by temperatures in the 70’s and 7@16.
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Re: The Glides of March

Postby Tex » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:22 am

Took the boys up to WA for part of their spring break. It was a big deal on a lot of levels. I actually got 4 surf sessions in for the month of March....epic increase from the past 6 months.

My oldest son pulled some fakie on his board while cruising on a long board wave.

My youngest son and I actually shared a wave, he went right, I went left, that was a first.

Both boys made it outside on a four-five foot day out at the the Makah reservation. This was the first time they were both able to break through the shorepound. They were tripping to be so far out. My younger son actually picked off a wave from outside and made the drop.

I got some fun point break waves to share with my oldest homie who has a cabin up there.

A great way to end the glides of March.
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Re: The Glides of March

Postby Major Lazer » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:29 am

Sounds like a rad trip Tex. Haven't been up that way in years.

After 2 skunkings in the last week or so put together 2 sessions this past weekend. Fairly solid thumping beachies Sat. Pretty rusty and slow after being out. Put together some waves but didn't have that edge needed to bag some of the better ones. 6'3" semi step felt good. Yesterday same spot but smaller. Swell was spring lumpy and had a bit of wonk to it but there were some serviceable waves to be had. Hopefully back in some type of rythum.
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Re: The Glides of March

Postby Howly Wolf » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:13 am

Great report, Tex! Dig the cross-generational stoke on the peninsula. Glad ML is back in the water too-- conditions seemed ideal to get back in form and hopefully there's still some juice left out there among the spring wobble.

After rehabbing my truck (again) and rehabbing my back (again), I finally made it back to the coast late last week for the rising LP swell/offshore/sunshine combo. Despite it being Spring Breeeeak, the lack of hot pants was somewhat disappointing, but at least the swell came through! The build up was mellow with a few solid forerunners peaking through, which kept the lineup clear for the most part. The next morning was scary fun on some DOH+ huck that was simutaneously fat, fast, and steep. log was key, since too far in would get me rag dolled and too far out was too meandering to get into the wave. Closeout factor kind of capped the ride length, but the element of danger gave the session some edge and really required presence of mind and commitment. Had a challenging and ultra fun session and was very glad to make it back to shore in one piece.
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Re: The Glides of March

Postby Spent » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:45 am

Found some real nice looking waves in Humboldt/ Del Norte before March was out. I intentionally didn't take a surfboard bc I didn't want to be frothing on a family trip But there were lots of options and only 3 people max at some spots. Lots of spots with no one out and some tantalizing yet spooky waves.
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