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Old 17 May 2012, 15:06
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I've taken that drive down Hwy 1 more times than I can remember, it never gets old.
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Old 17 May 2012, 20:06
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Thanks, I haven't been down that far south in decades. I lived in Big Sur until I was 9 years old, and then during two high school summer vacations (1947-1956, 1963, 1964).
That must have been a grand time to live there

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I've taken that drive down Hwy 1 more times than I can remember, it never gets old.
Nope, it sure doesn't. Last October I did just short of a century (93mi) from Monterey to San Simeon on my road bike, it was awesome...and a tad painful
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Old 17 May 2012, 20:39
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That must have been a grand time to live there
It was a different time. I went to the original Big Sur Grammar School -- two rooms, two teachers. I am related to the Pfeiffer family by marriage, the original settlers.

My dad started his state park career at Big Sur after he was discharged from the Army (WWII) and was later recalled to active duty during the Korean War (artillery officer).

I went to grammar school with Tony Miller - son of the author Henry Miller; and with the Fassetts, children of the founders of Nepenthes. My maternal grandparents owned Redwood Lodge resort.

Good times - good memories.
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Old 17 May 2012, 20:59
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These are the largest waves I ever surfed (Bells Beach Australia, 2004). Faces were about 20'. Worst thing was when a large set rolled through. You had to paddle like hell to keep from being worked on the inside. Made my heart beat in my chest! I can only describe it as barely controlled fear.

Can't imagine riding those huge beasts at Mavs, Log Cabins, Nazare, etc. Something you would definitely have to work up to. Fucker's got gaint brass ones.



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Old 17 May 2012, 21:09
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These are the largest waves I ever surfed (Bells Beach Australia, 2004)
Was that the 50 year storm?
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Old 17 May 2012, 22:36
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...............Those are from Willow Creek so further south than Nepenthe.
Love the Central Coast. Always planned on retiring in Cayucos
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Old 17 May 2012, 22:48
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Was that the 50 year storm?
....two movie cross thread post.
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Old 17 May 2012, 23:24
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I've seen waves like that, but they don't look fun when there isn't a sunny beach nearby, the rain is horizontal and mixed with salt spray, the deck under your feet has a mind of its own, and the water is just warm enough to avoid freezing. My mind has trouble wrapping around the concept of using big waves and salt water as play toys.
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Old 18 May 2012, 10:32
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Was that the 50 year storm?


Yeah,

Except this is the REAL Bells Beach instead of Ecola State Park in Oregon. That fucker, Utah, was after me or I never would have paddled out!

Didn't help that it was winter in Oz. When it was time to head in I asked a local where the best place was to land, since I had been washed downstream past Winkipop. I shit you not; he said (with that wonderfully exuberant Australian enthusiasm) "Head straight on, mate, then turn left just before you hit the rocks!"

Fun? Nope. Thrilling? Yep.
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Old 18 May 2012, 14:30
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Love the Central Coast. Always planned on retiring in Cayucos
I'm "semi-retired" as in don't do dick when I'm home. So just let me know what you want me to do so that you can vicariously retire on the central coast
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Old 24 May 2012, 02:59
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KidA, yes you are correct Sir! It was a tow in.

Someday a paddle in will happen at 50-70 that is recorded. My bad with the hasty call.

Check out the June 2010 Surfer mag.

There's an article about a movie that will be released soon called "Of Men and Mavericks" which looks to be pretty amazing.
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Old 25 May 2012, 13:43
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Love the Central Coast. Always planned on retiring in Cayucos
I'll have to check that area out someday, it looks like a smaller version of Pismo Beach.

Looks like our local aquarium, the Shedd, picked up a refugee that was found on the beach in Cayucos, a Sea Otter pup. Guess what they named her?

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1...-aquarium.html
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The St Jude Storm swept northwestern Europe with hurricane-force winds on October 26-28, 2013. Surfers from the region took advantage of the waves, especially on the coast of Portugal.
While one surfer nearly died, another may have surfed the biggest wave ever.
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The St Jude Storm swept northwestern Europe with hurricane-force winds on October 26-28, 2013. Surfers from the region took advantage of the waves, especially on the coast of Portugal.
While one surfer nearly died, another may have surfed the biggest wave ever.
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Yeah baby!! Garrett prolly regretting the decision to tow, versus ride that nasty behemoth in!!! Gawd dang thats a nasty girl.
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Looks like there's a new world record for biggest wave ridden, 2 feet higher at 80 feet.

Unbelievable, I had to restart the video when I first watched because he's barely more than a speck, just had to look for the line that his board was making. Initially I though the waverunner was the surfer.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...-a8329466.html
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Old 13 May 2018, 00:52
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These guys who ride these waves have my utmost respect as athletes. I was a scout swimmer once and I got spooked porpoising 3 footers!
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https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/b...X_-e-N8g3JO3Y4This is a great video of a Thousand Oaks firefighter catching a wave and a few dolphins sharing it with him. Damn, I love the ocean and all it has to offer.
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Old 13 January 2019, 09:01
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Damn that is huge.. Think of the back of a carrier and wave hitting it..
I used to be privileged enough to see waimea bay oahu eddie akua surf contest when waves hit 50'? Twice it happened while I lived there with my wife.. I cant fathom riding a wave with that much power.. Its surreal until you see a wave that's over 50 feet hit the earth.. It shudders..
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https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/b...X_-e-N8g3JO3Y4This is a great video of a Thousand Oaks firefighter catching a wave and a few dolphins sharing it with him. Damn, I love the ocean and all it has to offer.
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https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/b...X_-e-N8g3JO3Y4This is a great video of a Thousand Oaks firefighter catching a wave and a few dolphins sharing it with him. Damn, I love the ocean and all it has to offer.
That was sweet. I am jealous.
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