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There was some excitement as I was getting out of the water at ######. About 8 fire trucks, divers, etc. Overhead someone was bleeding from the head in the water. I had just gotten out, and all I saw was 1 guy outside and a few others getting denied by the brutal paddle (myself included).

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Rant - WTF

This is twisted.... He was 24.

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Saturday 9pm - Ocean Beach, fair surfing

Jeepers!

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Decent condition, don't surf this one often enough to hold onto it.

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Used, decent condition. Overlaps too much in my quiver.

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from Sal Masekela....yeah the surf contest commentary guy

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Great 2014 highlight reel from Stu.

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Thursday 10pm - Ocean Beach, good surfing

After a week of flaccid outside sets reforming into double-up inside scraps we finally get some classic grey offshore rolling peaks. End of the day may not have been as big as earlier but so glad I left work early and got some. There's just nothing like watching a three or four wave set of large perfectly formed, textured peaks wrapping around a sandbar and offering themselves to anyone who happens to be in the right place at the right time. Pretty fun, especially if you make it all the way to the shoulder for an arcing gliding kick-out giving you some extra speed to paddle back outside avoiding any other waves that may be landing on your head. Of course there was the usual Ocean Beach madness of; rips pulling you out too far, waves pushing you in too far and my favorite, where you have ridden a wave half way in, are floating waiting for a close out ride to the beach and next thing you know your outside again. Always an interesting experience.

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Rant - Surf reports

So, I've pretty much ignored Surfline's reports but I think they've been getting better, maybe because of the crystal clear new camera that shows off the N street sign every few minutes (location turtles and regulators must be having panic attacks).

Anyway, my goto site, stormsurf seems to get way off, max wave height 7' supposedly when I saw at least 2 triple overhead waves today.

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Thursday 9am - Ocean Beach, good surfing

Report for Wednesday afternoon 2:45-4:15. Fair to Good. Surfline said 6-9. Maybe it was, but felt like less. Went out somewhere between norgo and slope. Easy paddle after getting past the inside (which was a bear). Had a few fun ones that opened up. Also took a few on the head and found the bottom twice. Few others out. Incoming tide kinda screwed things up. Intense currents and rips. Overall glad I skipped out on work, but only barely.

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I was getting out of the water today at Ocean Beach and a guy approached me asking if I wanted a surfboard. Pretty weird. I took it assuming funny business was afoot. If you or someone you know is missing a surfboard, email me a description and I'll respond asap.

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I had to rescue a drowning person this weekend, and it made me realize how little I know about water rescue. Luckily it went well, but I can't imagine how traumatic it would be if it didn't and I felt like I could have done more.

I've taken CPR classes, but that's getting less and less appropriate for drowning rescue, since they now recommend against mouth to mouth.

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Nice top turn, Gman. Congratulations, you just ripped Nazare, what's next? "I'm going to Starbucks!!"

I really hope they plan to shorten the name of that stick!

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Found a board in the parking lot near the dunes on Saturday evening. Contact me with the details to arrange the return :)

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Rant - Thieves

Some asshole broke in my truck last nite and stole all my gear. 2 bodyboards and a paipo board. one yellow NMD and one silver NOMAD bodyboard and A TURBO SPEED STICK. as well as Mike Stewart Vipers and blue hydrofins and Da Fins. would appreciate info if see someone trying to sell them.

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I found a board in the parking lot a few months back and didn't know about this website until a few days ago. I still have the board and would like to get it to its rightful owner. If you forgot your board in the lot please send me an email and shapers name with the size and I'd be happy to get it back to you.

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