Excellent story about obsession and the outer bar.
"Published 4:00 a.m., Sunday, July 30, 2006"
If stoke report was open for business it would have been posted at "4:05 a.m., Sunday, July 30, 2006"
Or 1992 ....
the "good old days" when the locals only had Doc Hazard to hate( as the sell-out.) Before the contests...and dot-com invasion. Followed by the cameras,surf-reports ,blogs,WCT contest and hipster invasion.Have fun now..next is parking meters and the SUP invasion.
i might sound hypocritical here, but LOCATION TURTLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that link just made my eyes burn
in my day...
No dis-respect to Doc, but here's the trailer- "One MAN, in his life-long quest to surf the outer shit storm of the Golden gate. One MAN, who's hair blows in the wind...One MAN....One MAN only, because no one else is crazy enough to do it"
i recall that story from a few years back. aside from surfing a really big wave. what seemed most impressive was all the paddling. to paddle out at OB at 17@20 is WORK! f-that.
Doc rules .....if for nothing else than putting me onto a great ear doc who drilled my skull without drama 3 years later than some other SF doc that wanted to go immediately. I called Doc's office out of the blue (I dont know him) , asked his assistant who his ear doc was.... Doc Renneker yelled ."Engle...call Tom Engle". Can't get any better rec than that.
Definitely a charger
Impressed over here, King. Veddy clever...find out who is Doc's doc and go with that. Better to ear on the side of caution. nyuck nyuck, What, youz sum kinda woise gouy?
I can always count on KoK. Always. Double dog dyin on that anecdote + infographic.
Page 3, paragraph 4. I told you piss-ant bitches that shit was ten feet.
"The South Patch continues where the Potato Patch ends, extending from the center of the Golden Gate then bending east into Ocean Beach, filling in between N0ri@ga and Sl0@t. (It's this sandbar that is partially responsible for creating the towering Pipeline-like tubes that sprout up between these streets a few days a year in the winter storm season.)"
Nice to hear from you again, SC...was hoping you didn't go to that big ten footer in the sky or anything crazy like that. Okay, since this still seems a sore spot that is mildly festering, we're willing to split the difference, then spot you a foot...and then call it nine feet. :]
Has anyone here ever seen Mr Doc R. surf Ocean Beach? Just curious. I have run into Alex M., Jeff Clark even the weather man from Channel 2 but I have never ever seen Mr Doc R.
Good evening Sandcastle
Fin is correct, although I would also throw Warshaw under the bus as well.
He was called Doc Hazard for good reasons back in the day. A dangerous kook who morphed into a reasonably competent surfer who liked big waves almost as much as he liked talking about how much he liked big waves. SF's own Donald Trump. "I've ridden many big waves. Many more big waves then you."
For any locals that can't or won't let their anger go, I would surmise that these should be the "good old days"...so much more to hate today...future looks bright for you as well. Just sayin.
The Giants just won the World Series and the 49ers are looking like solid Superbowl contenders. For SF locals, these are indeed the "good old days".