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Session: Ouch !

Written by yann show yann profile

Saturday March 8 2014 04:45:00 PM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'4

Weather and water temp: Air: 19°C. Water : 12°C

Waves height: 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Close out

Description:

At first it seemed makeable

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But it was BIG when the ghost sets came in every 10mn. Waves were 2m height. I was alone in the water and my board was too short. I took 5 big powerful waves.

The first : a long left

The last : a very long right

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Created: Saturday March 8 2014 09:50:41 PM

Modified: Wednesday March 12 2014 07:52:16 PM

Hits: 1399

Session: Rough

Written by yann show yann profile

Sunday March 2 2014 09:34:54 PM

Surf spot: Montalivet, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 8

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'8

Weather and water temp: Air : 4°C. Water : 12°C

Waves height: 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Multipeaks

Description:

Good Session with Tibok. At the first spot : the check was not so good. At the second, we knew instantly that it was the good place ! A A-Frame 3m was cranking

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The only problem : it was far, 500m from the coast in battlefield of strong rips. It was very hard to pass.

After, it was ok : 

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It was fast 

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 The session was physical : waves were not so big (2m max) but it was powerful. At the middle of the session, I was caught inside and cannot paddle back. After 20mn, waves put me on the sand like a old jellyfish...

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At the end the wind came, waves were smaller.

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Created: Saturday March 8 2014 09:42:30 PM

Modified: Saturday March 8 2014 09:53:04 PM

Hits: 44

Session: Sun and waves

Written by yann show yann profile

Sunday February 23 2014 08:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Le Gurp, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 10

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'8

Weather and water temp: Air : 5°C. Water : 12°C

Waves height: 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

Solid waves, 2 m, hard to take but long surf. Wind in. I have done 2 big falls with the lip !

I met again my funny locals (arguing but the stayed on the beach...). A good laugh.

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Created: Saturday March 8 2014 09:21:21 PM

Modified: Saturday March 8 2014 09:34:27 PM

Hits: 1846

Session:

Written by kikko show kikko profile

Saturday February 22 2014 11:15:00 AM

Surf spot: Recco, Italy

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 5' 8"

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Good

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

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Created: Monday February 24 2014 09:06:36 AM

Modified: Monday February 24 2014 09:06:36 AM

Hits: 1534

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Tuesday February 18 2014 03:14:32 PM

Surf spot: Waikiki, Peru

Session's Rate:

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Description:

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Created: Tuesday June 3 2014 03:15:31 PM

Modified: Tuesday June 3 2014 03:15:31 PM

Hits: 1028

Session:

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Monday February 17 2014 03:14:30 PM

Surf spot: La Pampilla, Peru

Description:

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Created: Tuesday June 3 2014 03:15:45 PM

Modified: Tuesday June 3 2014 03:15:45 PM

Hits: 1057

Session: Ugly but tubular

Written by yann show yann profile

Monday February 17 2014 09:45:00 AM

Surf spot: Le Gurp, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 20

Length of the surf session: 150 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'4

Weather and water temp: Air : 5°C to 14°C. Water : 13°C

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast
- Tubular

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Close out

Description:

It was a strange session...After one complete month without surf because of successive tempest, forecasts seemed good : 2.5m (small compared to the previous weeks...) and SE wind. 

It was cold. Water was everywhere

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Because of the swell, I went to the north expected people. But, first surprise, I was alone. Tempests have attacked the bech ; evrything has been transformed. I couldn't recognized anything. The coast lost 10m !

The wind was stronger and souther than forecasted. I bearly came back. but a remote peak seemed to be good. And it was...

I got 3 good tubes (enter and exit). So not my best session but it was worth it.

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Created: Monday February 17 2014 04:07:40 PM

Modified: Monday February 17 2014 04:12:07 PM

Hits: 335

Session:

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Saturday February 15 2014 03:14:25 PM

Surf spot: Punta Roquitas, Peru

Description:

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Created: Tuesday June 3 2014 03:16:14 PM

Modified: Tuesday June 3 2014 03:16:14 PM

Hits: 1226

Session:

Written by kikko show kikko profile

Tuesday February 11 2014 12:30:00 PM

Surf spot: Levanto, Italy

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 3

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'1"

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Good

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

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Created: Wednesday February 12 2014 10:53:33 AM

Modified: Wednesday February 12 2014 10:53:33 AM

Hits: 1129

Session:

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Sunday February 2 2014 03:49:39 AM

Surf spot: Cherating, Malaysia

Description:

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Created: Sunday February 2 2014 03:50:09 AM

Modified: Sunday February 2 2014 03:50:09 AM

Hits: 1380

Session: I love the winter

Written by yann show yann profile

Sunday January 12 2014 09:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Strong

Nb waves ridden: 18

Length of the surf session: 135 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'8

Weather and water temp: Air : 5°C. Water : 13°C

Waves height: 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast
- Hollow

Description:

Today session was excellent. Small check at the cold sunrise. Tibok and the crew weren't still at the parking. I have discovered this :

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No need to draw : it was just perfect : a long right was peeling around the sandban, 1.5m to 2m, 200m long. Fast but not too much, an easy paddle. I knew I needed to take my semi gun.

When I saw this, I have started to run back to the parking...

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I meet the crew on the parkin. I told them just to avoid the check and to jump into their wetsuit. I discovered that I forgot my leash at home. f... . Hopedully Dahomey gave me one.Then I snaked everybody to be the first in the water : I ran to the beach and was alone at the peak. My first wave was a bomb : a 200m backside rush.

After we were around 20 surfers but there was a lot of waves.

After 2 hours, the wind changed and waves were deteriorated (but still good)

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some of other surfers comments :

Das "De bien belles images en tête : une grosse bombe pour Yann (enfin je crois bien que c'était lui), le style appliqué de Occy sur une vague bien ronde,...y'a que Dahomey qui a été très décevant :lol: ... non j'déconne. "

Occy "Quelle incroyable matinée !!! :yahoo:

6 potes, des vagues parfaites de 2 m, la vie est vraiment belle On s'est gavés comme des cochons.
on avait tous pris les semi guns : 6'10 pour ma part, et ça l'a ait grave
J'ai partagé une grande partie de la session avec Ragondin, a chaque vague je criais " la vache, elle était grave cette vague !!!"
Il y avait les encouragements, les cris, les bombes, de l'engagement de tous sur les plus grosses, les tentatives de barrels, un inside bien creux que l'on pouvait attaquer à pleine vitesse, c'était génial, tout ce que j'aime
La 6'10 est incroyable dans ces vagues, elle part très vite, le rail accroche, avec elle, avec 1 m de plus ça va le faire ...

Je retiendrais plusieurs vagues :
- Une grosse de série, un bon 2 m au take off, long bottom virage en haut de vague, à nouveau un large bottom pour prendre un peu de retard sur le déferlement et là, la section se lève sur 50 m, gros mur, pleine vitesse et énorme barrel. Je n'ai pas trouvé la sortie mais grosse sensation.
- En me replaçant non loin de Yann, il me dit " ici les plus grosses creuses grave au take off", 20 seconde plus tard, une série arrive, yann me dit go, et la vague est incroyable, vraiment à la hauteur d'un monstrueux drop bien négocié.
- Ma plus belle vague, encore une vague de série, je parts très late, j'ai le soleil dans les yeux, j’entends crier, c'est ragondin qui m'encourage, je ne le vois pas, il passe son canard et je passe sous lui dans un gros barrel bien rond et sortie parfaite : le 1er de l'année, cool
-Une autre encore une autre parfaite avec cette fois Das en bout de ligne qui remonte au pic

Bref, c'était trop TOP :yess:

 

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Created: Sunday January 12 2014 07:56:28 PM

Modified: Sunday January 12 2014 07:59:42 PM

Hits: 1476

Session: Better to be in the water than in front of a TV

Written by yann show yann profile

Saturday January 11 2014 03:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 17

Length of the surf session: 90 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11"

Weather and water temp: Air : 14°C. Water : 13°C

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Bumpy

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

The wind was worse than forecasts. Waves were here but bumpy and mushy. With ZItoune we had some fun with this : nothing special but just a good time with friends.

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Created: Sunday January 12 2014 08:07:17 PM

Modified: Sunday January 12 2014 08:07:17 PM

Hits: 1906

Session: Happy New Year !

Written by yann show yann profile

Friday January 10 2014 03:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 25

Length of the surf session: 165 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'4

Weather and water temp: Air: 15°C. Water : 12°C

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun
- Fast

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

After the XXL Swell of Hercules (6 to 8m), all the sandbanks have shifted. And it was Christmas : no matter where you go, you will find a good sandbank.

The session started with Dahomey and Tibok : it was good but nothing unforgetable becaus the tide was too high. But after a while, waves became hollower and long : 150m of surf and more...

I got very good waves at the end of the session (2 small tubes, a very good left, 2 very long rights).

Tibok took the wave of the day : I just see the back of the wave and he started to shout inside the tube ! I could clearly hear him. And he was deep : there was echo because of the hollow sound !!!!

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Waves of Lacanau but we had the same !

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Created: Friday January 10 2014 09:05:51 PM

Modified: Friday January 10 2014 09:06:14 PM

Hits: 1854

Session:

Written by kikko show kikko profile

Monday January 6 2014 11:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Levanto, Italy

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 150 min

Surfboard ridden: 5' 8"

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Good

Waves height: 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

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Created: Friday January 10 2014 03:23:22 PM

Modified: Friday January 10 2014 03:23:22 PM

Hits: 1724

Session:

Written by kikko show kikko profile

Sunday January 5 2014 01:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Levanto, Italy

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 150 min

Surfboard ridden: 5' 8"

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Bad

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

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Created: Friday January 10 2014 03:22:04 PM

Modified: Friday January 10 2014 03:22:04 PM

Hits: 1595

Session:

Written by kikko show kikko profile

Sunday December 29 2013 11:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Recco, Italy

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 6

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 5' 8"

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Good

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

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Created: Monday December 30 2013 09:24:51 AM

Modified: Monday December 30 2013 09:24:51 AM

Hits: 2392

Session:

Written by kikko show kikko profile

Friday December 27 2013 03:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Levanto, Italy

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 5' 8"

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Good

Waves height: 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

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Created: Monday December 30 2013 09:23:25 AM

Modified: Monday December 30 2013 09:23:25 AM

Hits: 229

Session: Right place, right time

Written by yann show yann profile

Friday December 27 2013 02:30:00 PM

Surf spot: Jx, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Strong

Nb waves ridden: 28

Length of the surf session: 150 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11

Weather and water temp: Air : 9°C. Water : 9°C

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun
- Fast
- Hollow

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

The swell was coming in. I decided to avoid the know spots on the north coast to avoid the crowd. I went to this semi-secret spot which rarely worked. And I was rewarded : a beautiful windy wave was there. I stayed in the water (9°C!) for 2h30mn. The first section was the most interesting (1,20m hollow) and it was mellow after. I was very happy to surf this spot with those waves.

The video : https://vimeo.com/82838285

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Created: Saturday December 28 2013 05:25:16 PM

Modified: Saturday December 28 2013 05:47:59 PM

Hits: 2424

Session:

Written by kikko show kikko profile

Thursday December 26 2013 03:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Levanto, Italy

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 1

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 5' 8"

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Bad

Waves height: 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

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Created: Monday December 30 2013 09:22:16 AM

Modified: Monday December 30 2013 09:22:16 AM

Hits: 1825

Session: small

Written by yann show yann profile

Tuesday December 24 2013 11:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Jx, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Strong

Nb waves ridden: 10

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11

Weather and water temp: Air : 9°C. Water : 11°C

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

Just too small but enough to surf in a beautiful landscape.

a small video : https://vimeo.com/82675494

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Created: Wednesday December 25 2013 04:31:18 PM

Modified: Wednesday December 25 2013 05:59:30 PM

Hits: 679

Session: The Jetty

Written by yann show yann profile

Monday December 23 2013 11:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Collignon, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Very strong

Nb waves ridden: 10

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Weather and water temp: Air : 9°C. Water : 11°C

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Bowl

Description:

Near the Jetty during the tempest ! Only fun small waves

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Created: Monday December 23 2013 02:28:55 PM

Modified: Monday December 23 2013 02:28:55 PM

Hits: 2298

Session: Huge

Written by yann show yann profile

Saturday December 14 2013 12:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Le Gurp, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 105 min

Surfboard ridden: 7'3"

Weather and water temp: Air : 9°C. Water : 13°C

Waves height: 3.5m-4.5m / 12ft-15ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast
- Hollow

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

With Dahomey and his buddy CHris , we hesitated to go to check the ocean : was the swell twisted by the wind ? Will the swell saturate the surf spot ? Finally, we decided to leave ( well. . Was tried as Dahomey had forgotten his wetsuit and it took him to find a replacement ... ) .

Arrived on the Gurp around 12 pm , it's big but not yet saturated . Noone in the water and plenty of locals watching . The best thing is not to think too much and we went to the water in a semblance of channel . Bingo, we are behind the waves. ! I took one board 7'3" and it seemed like a 6'4 ". I immediately take 2 waves : it is strange because the take-off is engaged but doable. After the size doubled and took at least one third in size! at the end of wave 2 tubes waited for me but it was so big that I was too impressed to try them. Caught in the impact zone , I see CHris who took off late , the wave doubled behind him (go over 2.5m - 3m) and he escaped into the wall. It is hairy. ! Wave grows, adrenaline too . Dahomey get punished on a long take off. Then it's my turn : late take off , the nose straight into the wave and I'm atomized ( I hear my neck vertebrae crack ) . We managed to take a few waves and swell continued to grow . Water movements wer impressive.

A series swept us , it was probably a good 4m: Dahomey and I were in the impact zone . Silence.  Me , I admit I was scared. After one three quarter we went out: the session seemed to last only 10 minutes because it was so intense!

Here are some pictures of average quality but representative :
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yb131214gurp (2) It was the small waves...

yb131214gurp (3) Check men in the wave face...

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Created: Sunday December 15 2013 02:42:05 PM

Modified: Sunday December 15 2013 02:42:05 PM

Hits: 886

Session: Summer session in winter

Written by yann show yann profile

Wednesday December 11 2013 01:30:00 PM

Surf spot: Carcans, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 28

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11

Weather and water temp: Air : 11°C. Water : 13°C

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Description:

Small and fun waves at a good sanbank. As the day before, you had to find the good sandbanl because of the long period swell. This time it was a right. Waves were 80cm to more than 1m.

Some longboarders, an angry english, a very bood backsider and a kid : a good summer session !

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Created: Sunday December 15 2013 02:14:47 PM

Modified: Sunday December 15 2013 02:22:18 PM

Hits: 2956

Session: small fun left

Written by yann show yann profile

Tuesday December 10 2013 02:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 27

Length of the surf session: 105 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11

Weather and water temp: Air : 11°C. Water : 13°C

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Bowl

Description:

The swell was long and small. Waves were 80cm high. Only one sandbank worked but it was a lot of fun to surf ! I have done 2 tubes with one surfed inside (a 80cm wave only...)

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Created: Tuesday December 10 2013 04:46:08 PM

Modified: Sunday December 15 2013 02:22:53 PM

Hits: 3438

Session: Long winter swell

Written by yann show yann profile

Saturday December 7 2013 10:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Le Truc Vert, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 10

Length of the surf session: 150 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'4"

Weather and water temp: Air : 4°C. Water : 13°C

Waves height: 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

The winter came early this year : low temperature since two weeks. It's the same weather than in february !

The swell was long : 12s and the sandbanks were hard to find. I went to surf with Zitoune. We started near the shore with fun waves then we went further to the north to surf outside banks (15min of paddle).

On the outside banks, I found powerful and fast right. I was at the entry of the tubes 2 times. I got also on big left (the only one). The tube was so big and large that I was afraid and preferred to fall.

A good session.

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Created: Saturday December 7 2013 03:51:59 PM

Modified: Saturday December 7 2013 03:51:59 PM

Hits: 3199

Session: Randumb Reasons 12.2

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Wednesday December 4 2013 06:38:44 AM

Surf spot: Bayfront, United States of America

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNF4Vzm4wg4

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Created: Wednesday December 4 2013 06:41:24 AM

Modified: Wednesday December 4 2013 06:41:24 AM

Hits: 872

Session: null

Written by yann show yann profile

Friday November 29 2013 11:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 1

Length of the surf session: 0:30 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11

Weather and water temp: Air : 5°C. Water : 13°C

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Shape:
- Close out

Description:

long swell, small waves, hight tide, no sandbank = bad session

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Created: Friday November 29 2013 08:59:56 PM

Modified: Saturday December 7 2013 03:43:40 PM

Hits: 3358

Session: Cold

Written by yann show yann profile

Sunday November 17 2013 01:30:00 PM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 17

Length of the surf session: 105 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11"

Weather and water temp: Air : 7°C. Water : 14°C

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

It was cold, a little windy but I got fun waves.

Plus : bottom down the wave, better backside. better shoulder rotation

Minus : finish the bottom more vertically, be more compact at the bottom

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Created: Sunday November 17 2013 08:28:27 PM

Modified: Sunday November 17 2013 08:28:27 PM

Hits: 2124

Session: Windy

Written by yann show yann profile

Saturday November 16 2013 12:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 10

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'4

Weather and water temp: Air : 9°C. Water : 16°C

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast

Waves Shape:
- Close out

Description:

Windy session with powerful and tubular waves. Got few good ones. After one hour, the wind has turned and it became unsurfable. A lot of current.

Plus : better bottoms, came in the vertical part of the waves

Minus : had to work on the shoulder rotation

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Created: Sunday November 17 2013 10:52:03 AM

Modified: Sunday November 17 2013 10:54:32 AM

Hits: 2137

Session:

Written by kikko show kikko profile

Saturday November 9 2013 01:15:00 PM

Surf spot: Recco, Italy

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 1

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: 5' 8"

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Good

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fast

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

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Created: Sunday November 10 2013 10:17:50 AM

Modified: Sunday November 10 2013 10:17:50 AM

Hits: 2140

Session: daytrip to Normandie

Written by ricoj show ricoj profile

Saturday November 9 2013 10:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Yport, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 6

Length of the surf session: 300 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'9 mcKee

Fins: lost one... M5's

Weather and water temp: 8/15

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

In the morning waves were less powerfull than the afternoon. Had to take off close to the south cliff to catch a ride but got some fairly long ones.

Harsh underground, be carefull when getting of your board.  

With Ivan (goofybaba) and Peter.

 

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Created: Sunday November 10 2013 11:34:26 AM

Modified: Monday November 11 2013 10:46:04 AM

Hits: 2380

Session:

Written by kikko show kikko profile

Sunday November 3 2013 02:45:00 PM

Surf spot: Levanto, Italy

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 1

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: 5' 8"

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Good

Waves height: 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

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Created: Monday November 4 2013 07:49:00 PM

Modified: Monday November 4 2013 07:49:00 PM

Hits: 2416

Session:

Written by Sunlitcopper show Sunlitcopper profile

Sunday November 3 2013 12:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Wai-ao, Taiwan

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft

Description:

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Created: Monday November 4 2013 03:42:26 AM

Modified: Monday November 4 2013 03:42:26 AM

Hits: 2418

Session: Whaou !

Written by yann show yann profile

Friday November 1 2013 04:30:00 PM

Surf spot: Les Roches Blanches - le Leyde, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 4

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'4"

Weather and water temp: Air : 15°C. Water : 15°C

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun
- Powerful

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

I just came back with a longer board to make easier the take off. On the 4 waves, only 3 were good but very good. The best one was the bomb (a small 2 m) : I just took off at the critical part of the wave, nearly fall, then did the bottom... It was hollow said the others !

a good rush

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Created: Sunday November 3 2013 09:42:24 AM

Modified: Sunday November 3 2013 09:42:24 AM

Hits: 1759

Session: Nearly Perfect

Written by yann show yann profile

Friday November 1 2013 08:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Les Roches Blanches - le Leyde, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 6

Length of the surf session: 90 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11"

Weather and water temp: Air : 13°C. Water : 15°C

Waves height: 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

Yes ! We were onmy 8 surfers. Waves were rare but I got 6 of them... I was with Pierre who tried for the first time the spot and finish on rocks !

Plus : Good take off at the right time in front of the rocks,Not so bad bottom

Minus : it's not the good board for the spot, it needs a narrower boards. I need to lower for the bottom and finish to go more vertical at the end of the bottom. Be more active with legs

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and the video : https://vimeo.com/78453430

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Created: Sunday November 3 2013 09:39:34 AM

Modified: Sunday November 3 2013 09:39:34 AM

Hits: 1719

Session: Good !

Written by yann show yann profile

Tuesday October 29 2013 10:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Les Roches Blanches - le Leyde, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 24

Length of the surf session: 165 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11

Weather and water temp: Air : 13°C. Water : 16°C

Waves height: 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun
- Powerful

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

This morning, it was a good surprise : waves were breaking at les roches blanches with only 2 surfers. After the madness of the last 2 days, it was good to surf with no pressure. The spot worked at hight tide. I felt several time on the boulders with no hurts... 

I was very happy and a little tired...

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 la vidéo : https://vimeo.com/78084478

 

 

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Created: Tuesday October 29 2013 05:00:46 PM

Modified: Tuesday October 29 2013 05:31:31 PM

Hits: 2114

Session: F.... crowd

Written by yann show yann profile

Monday October 28 2013 07:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Les Roches Blanches - le Leyde, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 2

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'4"

Weather and water temp: Air : 11°C. Water : 16°C

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

I came very early in the water : before the sunrise. But locals were there too. As waves were rare and the locals were good (that's mean they took off literally on the rocks) and they protected each others for the take off, I couldn't caught any wave. Only 2 in one hour. Of course I can't blame locals as they ripped but I was just very frustrated... No a good session.

https://vimeo.com/77954514

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Created: Monday October 28 2013 04:20:17 PM

Modified: Monday October 28 2013 04:20:17 PM

Hits: 1991

Session: Big Roches Blanches

Written by yann show yann profile

Sunday October 27 2013 01:30:00 PM

Surf spot: Les Roches Blanches - le Leyde, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 8

Length of the surf session: 150 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11

Weather and water temp: Air : 16°C. Water : 16°C

Waves height: 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft

Waves Quality:
- Ledgey
- Powerful

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

No waves this morning then the swell came in at lunch. I have started to surf with 1m high waves then the swell increased up to 2m. Waves were powerful and very long. The only problem was the crowd : excellent local competitors, excellent locals, standup competitors from the world cup at la torche.... 50 surfers in the water ! So I was happy to surf at least 8 waves !

On one wave : I was at the enter of the tube and people were crying...

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and the video : https://vimeo.com/77911272

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Created: Sunday October 27 2013 05:07:42 PM

Modified: Monday October 28 2013 07:59:29 AM

Hits: 1771

Session: fun with kids

Written by yann show yann profile

Sunday October 27 2013 10:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Anse du Ris, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 0:20 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11"

Weather and water temp: Air : 16°C. Water : 15°C

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Soft

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

I went to surf with my daughter. She just had a shorty !!! She took 4 long waves. Then I went to surf but waves were bad. A big swell is announced (6m) but i's not sure if it will succeed to go inside the bay...

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Created: Sunday October 27 2013 11:18:22 AM

Modified: Sunday October 27 2013 11:18:22 AM

Hits: 1876

Session: crosshore wind

Written by yann show yann profile

Friday October 25 2013 11:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Lacanau, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Strong

Nb waves ridden: 3

Length of the surf session: 0:20 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11

Weather and water temp: Air : 22°C. water :18°C

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks
- Close out

Description:

After a surf with the kids (5...) I went in the water but the wind was crosshore and strong. Waves became bad. I just took few and prefered to go out. 30mn after, it became better. I was just at the wrong time :-(

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Created: Sunday October 27 2013 11:14:18 AM

Modified: Thursday November 7 2013 09:39:55 AM

Hits: 1894

Session: Perfect fun waves

Written by yann show yann profile

Friday October 18 2013 09:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Le Gurp, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 16

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'4

Weather and water temp: Air : 15°C. Water : 18°C

Waves height: 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Bowl

Description:

As the day before, the swell was smaller than expected. I'am sure it was possible to surf in the south. Nethermind, waves were fun to surf ! I even got small tubes !!

I surfed with Tibok and Dahome... A good Session..

plus : attention on the backside

minus : don't take all the speed in trimline but go straight then bottom

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Created: Sunday October 20 2013 05:29:43 PM

Modified: Sunday October 20 2013 05:30:22 PM

Hits: 2559

Session: Hard to finis

Written by yann show yann profile

Thursday October 17 2013 02:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Montalivet, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 20

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'4

Weather and water temp: Air : 24°C. Water : 18°C

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

I went with Dahome, expecting a big swell. But it was smaller than announced. We stayed at Montalivet. the tide was a little to high but it was enough to surf.

After 2 hours, I had to stop to surf because of 2 big cramps at the same time !

Just after my exit, waves started to improve greatly.

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Created: Sunday October 20 2013 10:30:15 AM

Modified: Sunday October 20 2013 05:30:37 PM

Hits: 1287

Session:

Written by kikko show kikko profile

Wednesday October 16 2013 10:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Chiavari-Entella, Italy

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 20

Length of the surf session: 180 min

Surfboard ridden: 5' 8

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Good

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

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Created: Thursday October 17 2013 09:11:17 AM

Modified: Sunday November 10 2013 10:19:09 AM

Hits: 2611

Session: Bonne sess !!

Written by Charlys29 show Charlys29 profile

Saturday October 12 2013 10:35:10 AM

Surf spot: 14th km., Morocco

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 20

Length of the surf session: 90 min

Surfboard ridden: shortboard

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: ok

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Mutant

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

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Created: Tuesday February 4 2014 10:37:34 AM

Modified: Tuesday February 4 2014 10:37:34 AM

Hits: 1602

Session:

Written by kikko show kikko profile

Friday October 11 2013 05:30:00 PM

Surf spot: Levanto, Italy

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 6

Length of the surf session: 90 min

Surfboard ridden: 5' 8"

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Good

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

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Created: Sunday October 13 2013 04:29:28 PM

Modified: Sunday October 13 2013 04:29:28 PM

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Session: The bad and the good

Written by yann show yann profile

Wednesday October 2 2013 02:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Montalivet, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 23

Length of the surf session: 165 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'4

Weather and water temp: Air : 26°C. water: 20°C

Waves height: 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast
- Hollow

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

I went to Le Gurp with Dahomey but Luke Egan told us that it was crowded and the waves were not so big. We went to montalivet but waves seems nearly only close outs. I was at first in a bad mood : bad spot, bad waves, not in a good shape, fallen on all my first waves...

But as the session went on, I started to surf better :

- one big and long left with a large tube  !  My best ride since 2 monthes
- one short punchy right with good top turns (see photos)
- one big bomb right : my second best wave after the left

So, this crappy session turned fnally in a very good session.

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Created: Wednesday October 2 2013 08:05:27 PM

Modified: Wednesday October 2 2013 08:23:21 PM

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Session: Lost in sand

Written by yann show yann profile

Saturday September 28 2013 08:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 15

Length of the surf session: 90 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11"

Weather and water temp: Air : 18°C. Water : 18°C

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

Bon, suite à la session du 23/09 et au mail enflammé de Dahomey, Tibok a décidé de clotûrer cette semaine en mode [KEPA-ACERO-SEARCH-ON]. Concrètement, cela revient à s'éloigner à vélo des spots surpeuplés d'engins flottants divers et variés pour se retrouver sur des pics parfaits et déserts (bon, çà, c'est l'objectif...).

Nous nous retrouvons sur le parking du super pic de la semaine dernière sous la pluie à 8 heure. En effet, nous avions détecté les jours précédents un lointain lointain pic désert qui semble marcher. Nous enfourchons les vélos et zou, nous nous éloignons de la civilisation à grands coups de pédales. Nous papotons, pédalons, voyons un chevreuil traverser la piste cyclable. A nous les pics déserts ! les tubes de folie ! Je rêve déjà des photos que nous allons mettre sur le forum de surfrepotes faisant baver les surfrepoteurs !

Après cette virée à vélo, nous croisons un coupe feu. Hop, pied à terre... et nous voila à pousser les vélos dans un sable mou infâme. Nous les abandonnons bien vite pour finir à pied. Il nous faut bien 15 min, d'une marche pénible dans un sable mou...pour quasiment nous trouver à notre point de départ pile en face du super-pic-de-la-semaine-dernière-qu'on-voulait-éviter ! Enorme éclat de rire : bonjour les pieds nickelés à vélo. On a donc du rejoindre le prometteur super pic en se tapant 20 min supplémentaire dans le sable. Nous avons trouvé cela :

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Mouais, vagues de 80cm grand max en droite assez rapide. Très clairement une session très moyenne mais, même après une semaine d'un surf parfait, c'était chouette de surfouiller dans de l'eau chaude, un paysage désert et quelques vagues sympas.

 

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Created: Saturday September 28 2013 05:50:42 PM

Modified: Saturday September 28 2013 05:50:42 PM

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Session: The surprise

Written by yann show yann profile

Thursday September 26 2013 12:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Carcans, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 13

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11"

Weather and water temp: Air:24°c. Water:19°c

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast
- Hollow
- Tubular

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

Between two rendez-vous, at lunch, I went to have a short sessio : it was just PERFECT. 6 on a very good peak (right-left), 1.5m with opening face. I score a big hollow right and carve a wonderful left...

A short session but a good memories.

Not photos of carcans but from Lacanau and Hourtin the same day :

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Created: Saturday September 28 2013 07:00:28 PM

Modified: Saturday September 28 2013 07:00:28 PM

Hits: 1661

Session: Wonderful

Written by yann show yann profile

Wednesday September 25 2013 08:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 37

Length of the surf session: 180 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11

Weather and water temp: Air : 18°C. Water : 19°C

Waves height: 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast
- Hollow
- Tubular

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

What a session ! With Tibok and Zitoune, we passed the dunes but the storm washer. It was onshore. Then waves started to become glassy.

I have snaked Zitoune who missed the bomb ! Only half of my waves were good, the others closed-out... But the good ones were really good ! I remember left waves (powerful, hollow, fast and tubular). 

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Created: Saturday September 28 2013 06:47:58 PM

Modified: Saturday September 28 2013 06:48:32 PM

Hits: 379

Session: Perfect right

Written by yann show yann profile

Monday September 23 2013 02:30:00 PM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 43

Length of the surf session: 180 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'11"

Weather and water temp: Air : 26°C. Water: 19°C

Waves height: 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fast
- Hollow

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

Whaou, It was a good aftrenoon of surf : 1.20m - 1.50m on the biggest. It wasn't very good at the very low tide as waves were a little to fast. But the tide sterted to get higher it turned into a waves machine. Nearly every waves barreled. On my 43 waves, only 30% were very good but very very good !

I got barreled 5 times backside, 

It was a little crowded but everyone stayed cool and we ahev talked a lot : a very good afternoon !

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Created: Monday September 23 2013 07:56:38 PM

Modified: Monday September 23 2013 07:56:38 PM

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