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the stories - 2007/02/20 20:28 i0 love hearing sum of the bogus stories that some people have to say about there surfing experience they are just so exagerated but everyone does it. So i wanna hear sum surf stories wether thwet true they lies or just exagerated i wanna hear em.
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Re:the stories - 2007/02/20 20:53 I find it is usually grommets who exagerate their stories the most. I suppose that is so the older guys give them a little more respect in the line-up. All it does though is make you look like a twit.

The older surfers are usually wise enough to not exagerate their stories or keep them a secret altogether in an attempt to keep their new favourite spot from being inundated with tourists who claim it as their own and carry on like they own the place.

All of my favourite sessions are not necesarily the biggest, or longest sessions, but I find as long as the surf is clean, barreling, uncrowded and you are out there with a few mates to share it with, you can't go wrong. Then you can go and have a few beers and re-tell the stories. This is where the exageration may occur.... after a few thousand beers.
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Re:the stories - 2007/02/21 03:16 Love the stories too.... sometimes the most crazy ones may even be true. There was one that did the rounds on the internet a few years ago about a surfer who survived a shark attack in Angola, only to get safely to dry land an be attacked by lions when his landrover broke down... Loads of juicy details (board size, model of landrover etc).... just a few clues that it was BS... there are no lions in Angola (and haven't been for a long time...) Shame, it was a nice story - wait I just found it and will post it here
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In the fall of 1993 John Doyle of Denver Colorado was surfing alone at a remote location in Angola, West Africa.
After spotting some thrashing fins about 20 metres away and aware he was sporting a minor, bleeding reef cut on the heel of his right foot, he decided he should get out of the water. Noticing a set, he paddled toward the thrashing water to get into position to catch a wave in. As John was stroking into the wave he noticed a shark fin powering directly towards him, he lept to his feet and was onto the wave that should have taken him all the way in, but no. In all the panic John caught a rail coming out of his bottom turn and came off.
John Doyle didn't even make it to his board before receiving a sharp pain in his calf muscle. A white pointer had latched on to his lower right leg. Reaching down he managed to sock the marauding attacker in the nose, releasing its grip. John lunged onto his board and positioned himself for the next wave to wash him in. Wallowing in the foamy white water John lay helpless as the shark came at him again, this time from the side. His only option was to roll off his board and force his new 7'2'' pin tail into the mouth of the beast. As the board crunched immediately into two John pounced onto the rear half and spun around just in time for the next set wave to take him in. Unable to walk, he crawled up the beach and assessed his massacred leg. It was broken and bleeding bad. After stumbling to his '73 Land Drover 4WD he wrapped his leg in clothes and proceded to head for the nearest community to get medical help which incedently was 1 hours drive away.
But his ordeal was not over yet. In the 35 degree heat John was dehydrated and desperately needed water. Upon arriving at a creek he layed down on a rock by the edge to have a drink and a brief rest. His bloodied body lying limp on the rock was noticed by a male lion which set upon the unweary victim with vigourous ferocity. After a severe bite to his torso John managed to fend off the lion with a stick. He noticed, however, that a pack of lions were rapidly approaching to join the frenzy. John had dragged himself halfway into the vehicle when the pack got to him. Receiving several bites to his arms and legs whilst fighting them off, he managed to enclose him self inside his Land Drover. Unable to drive for the state of his mauled body, he just sat there while the lions proceded to batter his car in an attempt to get at him.
Eventually they gave up and if it wasn't for the tourists that were passing by a half hour later who drove him to medical attention, John wouldn't be alive to tell the story today. The Doctor confirmed both lion and white pointer lacerations to many parts of John Doyles body leaving him with over 250 stitches. The Great White shark was estimated from the bite wound to be around 3 metres long. John has now well and truly recovered, living with his wife and family in California. John says he still surfs regularly but Janice (his wife) wont let him surf alone anymore. The remaining half of John's surfboard hangs proudly on the wall of his study as a constant reminder of how lucky he is to be alive.

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now I call BullShit on that one... anyone know the guy and can tell me I'm wrong????
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Re:the stories - 2007/02/21 21:23 come on we want to hear more stories
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Re:the stories - 2007/02/22 18:21 lol bryce ive heard some of ur stories which are all total bul shit u never land anything when ur out with us but u always nail huge tricks when ur alone...least sindo seen my barrel roll.. lol
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Re:the stories - 2007/02/23 19:51 rhys w ure barrel roll was on a 2 footer and sum how u landed behind the wave and ah last time i checked that wasnt counted
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