.....someone asked if there were waves before the bridge. yes.
Nice find! Is that actual point/peninsula man-made landfill or natural? Do you know?
My scooby sense tells me they scraped the peninsula downhill to create the pad for the foRrrrt. It was probably like Maalaea before that. Left tubes all the way to the buena vista bar.
PS. Check out the righteous bridge from the houses at left to the top level of the Forrt.
that was me. cool
Nice find fin!
Here comes the part where someone claims they were surfing it back then...
first negative comment goes to...Hurricanewe...congratulations...thank-you for playing..we have some wonderful parting gifts for you.
^And a parting gift to you for the first whiney comment.^ and second negative! ^
Shark turd for president 2013
Bonus points go to Marklar for finger pointing.
turd- I KNEW you would have some stupid negative comment.Get a life...and take your boy-toy florida tom with you.
"F.P.—Three lighthouses were constructed at F.P. The first, completed in 1853, was never used because it was still waiting for its Fresnel lens when it was torn down three months later to build Fort Winfield Scott. A second lighthouse was built in 1855. A structure built on a narrow ledge between the f.o.r.t and the seawall, it was torn down eight years later when the Army needed to repair the eroding seawall. This photo shows the next structure, built in 1908. The tower was built on the parapet of F.P, and the houses of the three keepers were behind on the bluff, connected by a catwalk. It was deactivated in 1934 when the Golden Gate Bridge was built because the bridge blocked the light. You can see the lighthouse when visiting F.P."
Cheer up marklar! This stoke report not dick report,
Thanks for tbhe pic, @wg. It reminded me that there is definitely a hill jutting out in to the peninsula so there was almost definitely a natural point there. Really cool. Thanks, @fin & @wg.
You're going to have to come up with a better word than "JERK" to insult someone called sharkturd. It just seems to me there are a few on this site that are always quick to call out the N-word when the truth is they themselves are the most negative...and so much so that they are blind to it. Hurricanewe was merely using fairly humorous and wry surf culture commentary to highlight some version of the oft repeated line, "man, I was surfing here before there was dirt" or "dude, I was surfing here before you were born." I use that same line as needed myself. No, his comment has nothing to do with negativity (unless you're a neg type person) and everything to do with sarcasm....obviously, few are even still alive from that photo dateline...but that apparently escapes you.
Warning: I think mlarson and marklar is the same person,this way he can give thumbs up to his bloody self !
it appears that FP was originally a rocky headland; the road and pad for the for the structure appear to have been built by cutting in to the competent rock material comprising the point, which was then side cast as fill material into the bay. one sure fire way to tell , would be to drive to the f0rt (or walk, jog, bike, roll, crawl or whatever) and view the roadcut. a steep roadcut would indicate to me that the material was side cast as fill for construction of the road.
Your very funny.
I love the way this goes down.
Did anyone consider that the same people who bitch on this site are the same who believe the this wave is mine?
You know what F U I love this spinning rock and all you guys will be dead and buried some day so you own shit just love the ocean have fun and stop being little fuckin bitches...
But hey it's kinda funny so who wants to get into it ...
Trolling or just Rollin with the hilarious self importance that seems to emanate from some people ..
Hey you are a moment in time a small one at that,, Enjoy...
Gir-uls, gir-uls, GIR-ULS!!!
By the way fin I just noticed you passed piss shiver in most stoked! 3724 stokers
Keep up the good work! No hard feelings piss
whoa, that is significant. Shiv has been the perenial stokester since, well, forever. Good observation, TT. Looks like Piss got "finned." Not sure how piss "lost his stokin feeling"...perhaps all the crappy surf lately. But congrats to fin...give that man a #1 foam finger.
Never was innit to winnit....I'm just a jackass on the 'Net having fun.
certainly so, piss. Us too....just the same, here's another numero uno for ya.+1
Marklar, that wasn't very marklar.
One day I hope to be on top of the stoke list! I just imagine getting carried on top of shoulders like Kelly slater after a session
You might expect someone to throw some spray while you sit on the shoulder. But, I wouldn't expect much more than that.
I'm not a surfer, but I play one on the internet.
Rad pictures. Too much lip service in the comments.
Great shots. I always love the incidental decent wave shot in a photograph of something else. Too bad every historic OB shot I've seen shows blownout crud. Hmmmm, maybe get a crew dressed up in late 1800 period outfits on a decent day and shoot some old-style photos. Shouldn't be too hard to get a vacant (or at least vacant-looking) background.
Most of this string is proof that surfers go WAAAY downhill when they're out of the lineup for a while. Happens every summer. Where's the stoke?
not sure what all the aggro is. Here we see a black and white photo of an old fort and something that looks likes a point break. Time to be jerks!!!! paddle out has a good idea. Wool sweaters and redwood 12 foot boards. who is in? who has the gear?