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The group of snorkelers pulled their boat up next to the whale fearing that she was dead. On closer inspection they discovered she was alive and was severely entangled in a gill net used by local fisherman.

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It was actually somewhat clean first thing this morning once you got out. The windswell was delivering usable ramps and not surprisingly the crowds were minimal. Getting out was tricky, as was maintaining position. The current was pulling - I drifted from the back 2/3s of the alphabet PDQ. The wind is now on it - and looks to be on it for the next 4-5 months.

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Much better than it has been. Some energy in the water, no wind. Short period paddle was annoying, and waves were not totally working. But... Oh so much better than it has been.

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Found some nugs amongst all the dog shit this morning. Tasty little rampy rights, pretty much no one else out. Not surprising given the howling winds all last night. It was very refreshing after driving around aimlessly & staying dry Monday morning...

Not good, but surfable. Stoked given expectations (which were exceedingly low).

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Rant - Swim Lessons

I have learned that at least one person on here(Trisometwentyone) does not know how to swim and depends on his leash. That is dangerous. Please take an adult swim lesson. Since you are new to the area here are some options: The Koret center at USF has a great pool. The Y and JCC also offer lessons.

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http://www.aspworldtour.com/events/2014/wct/666/fiji-womens-pro

Rounds 1 and 2 complete...round 3 holding now.

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So after a lovely thread where there seemed to be an overwhelming consensus on stoke report that Santa Cruz surfers are douchebags, I decided to go do some firsthand research on Sunday.

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Brad Domke is back with a new video. This is the guy that rides a skimboard in solid surf.

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Save the gas. Wind is blowing out already dribbly shapeless lumps that maybe resemble waves if you squint and turn your head sideways. Happy Memorial Day everyone and for those SR's who are or have served, thank you for your service.

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Posted on Craigslist "What the fuck!!!! I KNOW THERE HAS TO BE A STONER SURFER IN BAY AREA THAT WOULD TRADE ME SOME DANK FOR MY FUCKING MCCOY THIS IS CRAZY I WANT ,2 oz of bud or a qp of bud trim and I'm negotiable.Put your bong down and get this 6ft4inch 3 fin glass by Greg pautsch "

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I caught the end of a news report with video last night about two surfers who needed rescuing, and were rescued by other surfers but find no mention of it anywhere with an Internet search of the local media.

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Another one of those you won't know unless you go sort of days. Looked like shite from the shore, but was way more fun once I got into the lineup. Mostly shoulder high and a bit mushy with the high tide. Pretty mixed up, but there are definitely surfable peaks out there if you're like me and feeling a bit desperate. Sunny and the paddle was fairly mellow for what we're used to. Saw maybe 5 other desperados out there.

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Pulled over on the highway on my way to work to do my usual 5 minutes of mindsurfing, and was greeted by an ocean boiling with dolphins and a pair of whales not too far off shore. They were headed n0rth. Pretty nice way to start the work day with some unplanned whale watching. They kept sticking their gigantic flippers out of the water and occasionally would flash a big section of their backs.

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Drove down the coast looking for anything surfable today. Didn't find any waves, but did notice something large, black, and shiny floating about 50 yards outside where the lineup would be down near a certain skate ramp in HMB. Looks like a dead whale.

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OB Regulars "Hump" and "Willie" finally resort to aggressive splashing when a couple of clueless outsiders don't get it... ;^)

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*sigh.... if only our summer windswell help up like this.

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