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I so needed this today. Took a half day at work on a gamble for some surf. Got burned the last 3 times I went out before this. Started walking down the hill about 2:30 and felt some strong onshore flow. Thought it was going to be terrible again. By the time I hit the sand, the wind was gone, and never came back. Paddled out and was greeted with clean conditions, predictable, lined up peaks a couple feet overhead, almost no current, and pretty much no one around. Most stoked I've been in a while... Scored big time... Got a ton of good rides. Had to endure multiple crap sessions before this, but afternoons like this make it all worthwhile.

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I feel obligated to throw in a few words like Exostosis (surfers ear) and Meatoplasty of Ear Canal (name of the proceedure) Ok, now I feel pretty smart. Here are two pictures of my ear canal. The pic on the left shows the canal being closed/before. The pic on the right is after the surgery and shows a very open/round ear canal. Dr. Hetzler in Santa Cruz is the best. Google Dr.

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Robert Redford and Will Ferrell debate over the best way to restore the Colorado River Delta.

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Watched the gals charge Nelscott. The winner, pictured here, could have fairly competed in the men's division, she was that solid. Props to them all.

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2 reports..Monday Santa Cruz and This morning Pacifica:
Surfed the H00k on Monday (yeah i named this spot pretty sure its not a secret). About shoulder to head high, crowded at first peak...eventually caught a wave over to second peak and got lots of fun rights....worked on my backhand snap...attempted to apply my inner nat young/gabriel medina backhand spray...cant quite do it...

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Wednesday 10am - Ocean Beach, fair- surfing

Funnish for this time of year. The wind is howling out there but there were a few fast fun head-high + peelers. Wind was turning north as I got out. Took a quarter mile of drift before I saw another soul.

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More discussion and charts at link below. but this is most interesting part to me......

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Rant - Email Problem

We've had an outbound email problem on SR for the last few weeks. If you've tried to sign up without success, then go to the forgot password screen, follow the instructions and you should be back in business.

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It's come to my attention that a loud minority does not like surf reports. They seem to think reports will overcrowd the beach this time of year. News flash, they won't. Nobody goes out this time of year. Anyone who lives at the beach and looks at it everyday knows this.

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WATER WAVING is new kind of water sport which can everybody can use on beaches without any equipment. As you can see just before the wave you start to lay on surface (similar like arrow swimming style)but you must rise your hands up (see at the end of the film). Wave takes you away to the beach. So if you catch right moment wave takes you 3 - 5 meters, sometimes you can even land on the beach.

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Yes, more testing would be good. No, you're not going to die or grow extra appendages.

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Dawn patrol got pushed back 1 hour due to spring forward, the flash mob beat me to it , not to bad of a crowd factor. I'll get them next time.Meet some older head that shaped a sick old stick with a nice nose wooden block himself and was testing it out his 2nd time, me testing my home grown stick for the 3rd time.nice to chat with someone else out there on there own built board! scored some nice little side orders while keeping it 70's vibe

Observered for the 4th time a mean butch lady that's hella dangerous ,keeps the area clear with her board acting like a guillotine and rocks a helmet.good crowd patrol?

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Some OB, Mavz in here
This is a project produced for VICE. Client: Vodafone
Project is Vodafone "Firsts" Documenting pro surfer Tom Lowe paddle 25' waves at Todos Santos

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Saturday 11am - Tahoe - Other, great skiing

Slopereport!!!! In UT for the weekend, got snowbird with 6" of fresh yesterday and more in the trees. Snowed off and on all day. At canyons today and pure bluebird conditions.

Ain't life grand?

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Rant - Surf Ears

I know the topic of ear drama has been brought up many time on here, but a few of my buddies got together and made what I think is the only acceptable solution I have seen. Check em out on kickstarter and let ear infections be damned!

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Documentary about the women who surf Ocean Beach

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I said yesterday that I feel fine, but this morning I don't. Sickish and an earache.

I wonder if it's because I surfed after it rained yesterday.

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