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Re: COVID Sessions

Postby BOX » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:47 am

how is that "new" board treating you these days? You happy with the acquisition?


Simply put, I’m loving it. Been riding it for a little over a year now and have absolutely no regrets. Fantastic purchase. Much thanks again to the previous owner for hooking me up. It's been a game changer :D
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Re: COVID Sessions

Postby Major Lazer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:17 am

How have the crowds been down there BOX? Man I don't think I've ever seen so many people on the North Coast and it doesn't matter if its a weekend or not. That said, I may be part of the problem as I have logged more July sessions then I have in recent memory. Had a couple fluffy wind swell sessions last week. 7'3" fun board was the call. Pretty mushy, but some longish rides on the good ones. Luckily had a quiet house to post up at and would splash and dash back. Wind hasn't really allowed one to think out of the box to much. Been laying low for the most part, or trying to. Think I have had my fill of summer surf and crowds. It will be interesting to see what fall is like.
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Re: COVID Sessions

Postby BOX » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:21 pm

How have the crowds been down there BOX?


Well, I’ll tell you around town it’s definitely been busy. You wouldn’t know that there’s a pandemic or stay-at-home order going on.

Last night was my first session at Agate in a long time and it wasn’t crowded at all. Maybe 5 or 6 heads in the water total. However, every time I’ve driven by on a weekend day that lot has been packed full. I haven’t been up to Otter in a few weeks, either, but I checked the cams yesterday and there must have been a surf school or something going on because it looked crazy with like 20-30 heads all clumped together and going for the same shore break ripple at once.

I’ve been mostly hitting up South Beach lately simply because it’s the closest to my house and when I’m dawn patrolling before work every minute counts. I get there around 6am so it’s usually pretty empty. I’m often the first one in the water, or in at least one case, the only one in the water (which considering the conditions that day it was probably for a good reason…). I’ve had a couple of weekend sessions there and it wasn’t too bad, either. Crowds were mostly on the beach, not in the water, though I wouldn’t say it was empty. Perhaps just spread out.

Looking forward to the fall as well, though more for the wind to die down than the crowds, tbh.
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Re: COVID Sessions

Postby Major Lazer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:05 pm

The stay at home order is long over and the businesses of the coast realized they need tourist $ and stopped complaining for the most part. Funny thing is my hood is as quiet as I have ever seen it with many businesses still closed. I actually like it like this, but some have straight up gone out of business. Anyways, thanks for the update. Every time I get in the water it feels like a different planet these days, my anxiety goes away, and I feel at peace to some extent.
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Re: COVID Sessions

Postby X-squid » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:57 am

Looking forward to fall... aren't well all. Just found out our school district is doing the first 9 weeks online. Haven't been at our LC digs in a couple weeks due to some remodeling - should be done in time to get the internet upgraded so we can all school/work from there once that's all underway. Got my gig back full time this week (was on 2 weeks furloughs since late March), so not as much tome to surf but a huge financial relief...
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Re: COVID Sessions

Postby Howly Wolf » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:06 pm

Pulled into the lot at 5:30 am and lo/behold there was already a bro bumping "One Love" from his soft top adorned Honda Element. As I suit up, he materializes next to me and inquires, "So, uh, how big does it have to get before it starts barreling? 10 feet?". Putting in my earplugs, I reply, "Yep", and head out.

Swell had some kick to it and though a far cry from 10' there were a few opportunities to tuck in. Order of the day was shapely a frames brought to life by the beefier sets rolling through. Stoke ahoy! Surfed until my shoulders seized up then drove home contemplating "the commodification of the tube". Maybe I'll write an article for the inertia about it...
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Re: COVID Sessions

Postby Major Lazer » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:56 pm

Ah finally a repopo from da Wolf. Capped July with a fun one as well this am. North wind finally chelled and a tidy little 4 at 11 allowed for a solo dolo soul searchin sash at one of my favorite randos. Saw the micro LP ping last night on the Tilly and woke up as early as I have in days, which was slightly painful. Glassy gun barrel grey skies and lifting fog was a refreshing change from the heat and freon intake from the window AC. Wedgey HH drops to tweener wiggly sections that ran into an inside racey walls. Nice to surf on forehand on homeshap quadro fishey. Nice longish rides. Pelicans glid by so gracefully and found some peace and quiet. Mediation station in between sets. Tide flooded it and window kinda shut. Desuited and drove straight to work like a good midlife man.
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Re: COVID Sessions

Postby Howly Wolf » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:59 pm

Yes, I suppose I've been slacking on the ultra vague surf reports lately... mostly uneventful strike missions at the same ol' spots the past few months. Hit one of those spots under the light of the sturgeon moon this morning, scoring some peaky goodness all by my lonesome with a few brief views for the effort. Punchy windswell, a bit disorganized at times but consistent and unruffled in the still hours. Stayed good for longer than expected, so quite the tired lad now I am.
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