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I'm ordering the first board of my life and trying to dial in my specs. I had a crazy thought about fin placement though. I tend to stand too far forward on my board, I know I should probably work on stepping back but I constantly find my feet further forward than they should be.

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Rant - So overit

This is a shot from the Nosara area today. I will be there in two days.

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usually its not ok to get all bent in the water. usually.

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Rant - Handplanes

I want to pickup a handplane, had a lot of fun playing around on a friends recently. Anyone have any recommendations as to a good brand/what style is best for playing around this area with? I'm not super crafty and don't have the tools otherwise i'd look into making my own.

Any suggestions on which shops have a good selection in the area?

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The 420 Games - A series of uique athletic events throughout California in 2014. In 2015 we'll be taking the 420 tour national.

San Francisco 5k Walk/Run

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I don't often get hopped at OB, but when I do, seems like lately it's always by some girl who is still struggling to stand up on a surfboard! Taking advantage of your female status is bad karma, chiquititas. So is bringing your beginner friend out to OB without at least a quick lesson on etiquette and how to hold on to the board when a set comes. Surf was fair this morning btw.

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hiked out over a mile to check somewhere to surf alone after a long weekend. paddled out and had it to myself for over an hour then to my surprise i was joined by 7 of my closest friends. I just don't get it anymore, even if i go off the beaten path to try and escape people just keep coming =/

Next time i might as well go surf ano island but knowing people they will probably try and join me. Does anyone have any recommendations to escape the masses? I was thinking of bathing in seal blood but I don't think that will be conducive to my health.

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Fairly weak but very clean, no wind. SH on sets, generally waist high. Fun with foam. Objectively poor+. Subjectively, kinda fun. Very few out, private surf session.

Very warm water and some gigantic jellyfish. 10-12" diameter ish.

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Waves that came through were weak and small. Generously WH. Started fairly clean with the slack morning wind, but once the wind came up, the surface texture basically made what was barely rideable, unrideable. Water is still warm and the purple sails, which I'd never seen before, were out in force. Crazy looking little sea creatures.

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Wind was light and not a lot of surface texture, but it was pretty fat when I first got out there. The shape improved later on, but sets were really inconsistent with long lulls. There were some occasional nice shoulder high corners coming through, but they were popping up at random one at a time every 20 minutes or so. Lots of work to get it. Poor+ conditions, but I had a GOOD time.

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Saturday 10am - Ocean Beach, fair surfing

lead by example, right?

some kind of fun peaks coming in this morning. a bit crumbly and wonky with a light but steady onshore breeze but definitely surfable. got a bit better as the tide dropped. chest to shoulder high on some really spaced out sets. not many options up/down the beach, really only the one peak. the cam made it look better than it was but i'm not complaining.

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Hey -

Thinking of heading down to El Salvador last week of July. Some forecasts are predicting absolute crap but the some are claiming it will be good. I surf a fair amount at OB but I am a relative newbie to that area. I don't need it to be huge but I am hoping there are fun waves every day or it's not worth paying for a trip! So... a few questions:

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Not your tropical-getaway trip. But beautiful none the less.

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Just to keep it real... a reminder of why we surf, and what we are up against every time we get in the water. At the end of the day we seek a thrill and a challenge, at what ever level that is for each of us.
The ocean doesn't care if you are at OB or Linda or Mavs. It can crush you, cut your throat or drown you any time, when you lest expect it. Never forget who is in charge...

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Fight the good fight Surfrider!
This guy sounds like a real piece of work....

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Lowers came to Wobbile Creek today. The reef was really good around 2:00PM. Best waves I've had in months. So many waves to be had and so few people out. Not to mention absolute sheet glass. Solid Chest to Shoulder High bowls with racy walls. Had a little juice in the south swell and multiple turns were the call. Epic water clarity, warm water, sun, seals and tons of waves.
Almost turned around on my drive down once I looked at how miserable LMZ and Montyara looked. Glad I didn't. Couldn't ask for a better B-Day present. Stoked.

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Thursday 10pm - Linda Mar, fair surfing

I wanted so badly to surf my beloved beach today. I tried ever so hard to justify it. I sat there staring at it for 20 minutes trying to muster up all my powers of imagination to envision a passable line or two. I tried to look past the kites flying above the water. I tried to convince myself wholeheartedly that maybe with the tide dropping things will improve, and maybe the wind will die by some miracle. I really wanted to believe it. I love my beach, and it seems so silly to drive when I have a 3+ mile stretch of ocean in walking distance, for which I feel immeasurably lucky. Who knows... today could be the day. I could score big time when I least expect it. What if? But then bitter reality hits--hard. Why force something that's not there? So I whispered to her: "Soon enough we will have our blissful embrace, my dear, but until then, I'm heading to Linda Mar. You'll never know just how much I love you, but today I must go." And so, southward I drove, where I found clean sets to waist/chest high, with little to no texture, and glassy to offshore to light onshore conditions. Soon enough my love. Please understand...

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