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Wednesday October 24 2007 06:12:55 PM
Surf Trip: Hot August nights ... ( 17 August 2007 - 17 August 2007)
Nb waves ridden: Lots
Length of the surf session: 300 min
Surfboard ridden: Super Fish
Weather and water temp: 90F/58F
"On October 4th 1957 the Soviet Union launched "Sputnik" to celebrate the "October Revolution", using an R-7 launch vehicle designed initially to carry nuclear warheads. (The satellite was 58 cm in diameter and weighed approximately 84 kg. The first man-made object to reach outer space, each of its elliptical orbits around the Earth took about 96 minutes.)
On October 23, 1917 Bolshevik leader Jaan Anvelt led his leftist revolutionaries in an uprising in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. On October 25 (November 7), 1917, Vladimir Lenin led his forces in the uprising in Saint Petersburg, the capital of Russia, against the ineffective Kerensky Provisional Government. For the most part, the revolt in Petrograd was bloodless, with the Red Guards led by Bolsheviks taking over major government facilities with little opposition before finally launching an assault on the Winter Palace on the night of 25/26 October. The assault led by Vladimir Antonov-Ovseenko was launched at 9:45 p.m. signalled by a blank shot from the cruiser Aurora. (The Aurora was placed in Leningrad (modern St. Petersburg) and still stands there now.) The Winter Palace was guarded by Cossacks, cadets (military students), and a Women's Battalion. It was taken at about 2 a.m.
October 22 2007.
A monster high pressure system funneled howling Santa Anna winds from the desert with gusts up to 100 MPH in the mountain passes combined with a healthy combo NW and southern hemi SW ground swell ... lets go surfing ... 90F air temp with chilly 58 F water and herring bone wind blow patterns on the waves.
To be continued ....
Created: Wednesday October 24 2007 06:43:12 PM
Modified: Wednesday October 24 2007 06:43:12 PM