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Rant - New Buoy Cams

This is pretty cool, some NOAA buoys are getting outfitted with panoramic cameras:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/buoycams.shtml

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I'm probably leaving the city this summer to live in the Boston area, where surf is much harder (though not impossible) to come by, and I'm hoping to have a memory of my time surfing OB that I can look at as I get ready to shovel out my walk for the 80th time. Does anyone have suggestions of where to find some iconic OB images to frame?

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Not many takers this day.

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Surf scribe Matt Warshaw answers questions.

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Wednesday 2pm - Ocean Beach, fair surfing

Fair + really but I barely believe it myself. it looks terrible from the beach, and paddling out but once you hit the outer bar it's on. Caught a dozen awesome waves, steep drops, 2 very long rides.

Just goes to show you never really know until you paddle out.

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Glassy but deceitful. High potential to close out on you when you least expect it. Otherwise quite nice. Playa Hermosa Jaco in Costa Rica.

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Awesome aerial footage of 2013 North Shore of Oahu, Pipeline.

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Surprised by the amount of energy this afternoon. HH+ Texture on it but shape was still decent. Paddle out was only possible in the rip. I stood in waist deep water waiting for a lull and watched a guy get pushed all the way in to where I was. I ended up riding some too far and did the same circuit three times. The dues where worth it though.

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Rant - Water [video]

Happy Monday stokers ! Here's a cool little under water video by Morgan Maassen

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Well for those few that were out this afternoon the "rare" sets and light winds were a fun surprise.

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Siesta Key Florida. Monday morning looks all-time bad.

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Poor + + + + + +... I went out at about 5:30. I saw a handful of people out there and paddled out. I spent like an hour bobbing around trying to find surfable waves to no avail. I was getting read to pack up my toys and go home to post my poor - - - - - report, but then I made my way over to a nice little spot and found a ton of fun little punchy inner bar corners. So after like an hour of no waves, I find myself getting wave after wave and having a blast. I went through one more lull and another fun session before turning in for the night. Poor + for the conditions. One + for my first session since Sunday. Another + for some fun little corners. And three +'s for my little zen moment on the sand at the end of my session. Usually I'm in such a rush to get my surfing in and get back to doing whatever it is I have to do. Tonight I took it slow after my session. I stretched on the sand, enjoyed the sounds, sights, and smells of the ocean, and watched the Snowy Plovers scurrying around. During those few minutes, nothing else mattered, and I realized how damn lucky I was to be alive and to be there. Life is good... enjoy it while you can.

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Bought it and then found my old one in storage. Lists for $380+ tax. Please include a phone number in your response.

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Brand new with tags. Retail is $470, thats what I paid.

Bought it and was a little to big for me.

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A photographer has captured what might be the only image showing large whales riding a wave at iconic Banzai Pipeline on Oahu’s North Shore.

J.T. Gray of North Shore Surf Photos arrived Saturday to find a late-season swell had shown, minus the hordes of surfers that generally greet each swell.

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My suit is dying a slow death and I really like what I read about the tech put into the Flash Bomb suits. Any first hand experience with yay or nay feedback?

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This is the 6:30AM report, your mileage may vary. I stepped out of the car this morning pretty pumped, expecting something real nice. I couldn't see a thing walking down to the water due to pea soup fog...really wasn't sure what to expect.

What I got was crossed up shored pound. Locally (50 foot areas) some zones were better than others; with some really making the most of the pound. I am going to call it fair- due to the seals surfing, the sun ultimately shining, and the guy playing "stranglehold" at full blast out his car as I was getting out this morning. And hey - it's April.

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Two Coast guard helicopters, a coast guard boat and a shit ton of fire engines down at the beach this evening. What the hell happened?

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