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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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Wednesday 9pm - Linda Mar, fair+ surfing

Another case of south windy, head to lindy. Really fun. Waist high, maybe a little better on good sets, but really clean and consistent. Scored a shit ton of fun, long rides. Warm too--both air and water. Stoked as hell. Why not?

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Puerto is full of crazy people. Guys who sit out at sea on 10-foot guns for five hours to catch one bomb. Guys getting massacred on the inside. Guys getting massacred on the drop. Here, Brad Domke adds his brand of crazy to Zicatela: pulling into an XXL tube on a flat, rockerless board with no fins.

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Heard about this from my dad a week ago. Pretty sad. The dude is hero though... died saving someone else's life. Quite a paddle out, too.

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The nickname Magoo conjures up images of a well- intentioned but incapable character bumbling through life's daily adventures , even for those too young to have been exposed to the iconic cartoon. While Barry "Magoo" McGuigan is a lovable spirit, this is where the similarity ends as being Australia's oldest competitive surfer generates extreme focus .

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Kind of long, but as I read it I sort of drifted off, imagining I was sitting in a courtroom. OBJECTION!

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1838: The governor of Spanish Mexico provisionally grants Rancho Canada de Verde y Arroyo de la Purisima to Jose Maria Alviso. The 8,905-acre property (which translates roughly to "land of green canyons and pure streams") includes the property now known as Martins Beach.

1840: Jose Maria Alviso conveys his interest in the rancho to his brother, Jose Antonio Alviso.

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Barely ridden and in excellent shape. Changing my quiver, so I'm ready to sell. 6'6"x20 3/4"x 2 3/4" 39.7L

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Haole to you too. By the way Rick got the last laugh..he's married to actress Laura San Giacomo: see below.

Friday • July 25 • 7-10pm: Surfing Heritage & Culture Center Museum in San Clemente.

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