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Written by kikko show kikko profile

Friday September 10 2010 08:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Recco, Italy

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 3

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: 7' 2"

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 September 12 2010 06:16:05 PM

Modified: Sunday September 12 2010 06:16:05 PM

Hits: 1180

Session: Power

Written by yann show yann profile

Friday September 10 2010 08:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 20

Length of the surf session: 150 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'4"

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Powerful and multipeak. Hard to surf but beautiful drops. With the low tide, it has stopped to work. A good session but not the best sandbank.

yb100910grandcrohot (1) yb100910grandcrohot (2)yb100910grandcrohot (3)

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Created: Sunday September 12 2010 10:08:41 AM

Modified: Sunday September 12 2010 10:08:41 AM

Hits: 847

Session: my first wave

Written by Risingsun show Risingsun profile

Wednesday September 8 2010 09:02:24 PM

Surf spot: Punta Blanca, Canary Islands

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: long

Weather and water temp: 20

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

Waves Quality:
- Tubular

Description:

08.09.10 was a big wednesday for me: my first wave :-)

spot: punta blanca

pay attention to the reef

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Created: Friday September 24 2010 09:05:55 PM

Modified: Friday September 24 2010 09:05:55 PM

Hits: 1829

Session: Classic september

Written by yann show yann profile

Sunday September 5 2010 12:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 20

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'8" fish

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

Waves Quality:
- Hollow

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

It was a classic session: 1.5m, glassy and a good sandbank. A little crowded but the atmosphere was good and everyone got his waves. It's the first time I really test my newfish: good but a little too heavy.

I went out for lunch with the girls then came back in the water. The peak stayed good despite the small onshore wind

yb100906grandcrohot(2) yb100906grandcrohot(3)

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yb100906grandcrohot(5) yb100906grandcrohot(1)

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Created: Sunday September 5 2010 05:48:13 PM

Modified: Sunday September 5 2010 05:48:13 PM

Hits: 969

Session: Bof

Written by yann show yann profile

Saturday September 4 2010 10:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Montalivet, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 15

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'9" Swop

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Bumpy

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

Le Porge closed out so we went (Gaby, Fred and Loig) up North. We stopped at Montalivet. Waves  were powerless but surfable. Everything was wrong for me: my back foot was sliding and I couldn't surf my new board very well, I lost my two lens and didn't saw very well the set coming...

I got 2 really good waves. Better than nothing. 

yb100905montalivet(2) It was bigger than it seemed

yb100905montalivet(1) Sometimes, waves were decent

On the return, I bought a pad. It's a pity for the decoration of the board !

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Created: Sunday September 5 2010 05:41:19 PM

Modified: Sunday September 5 2010 05:41:19 PM

Hits: 1228

Session:

Written by Risingsun show Risingsun profile

Friday September 3 2010 08:34:56 PM

Surf spot: Cotillo beach, Canary Islands

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: long

Weather and water temp: 20

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

Waves Quality:
- Fast

Waves Shape:
- Bowl

Description:

I'm a novice so cotillo looks quite hard for me but a lot of fun there :-)

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Created: Friday September 24 2010 08:38:18 PM

Modified: Friday September 24 2010 08:38:18 PM

Hits: 1740

Session:

Written by Charlys29 show Charlys29 profile

Friday September 3 2010 02:00:00 AM

Surf spot: La Torche, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 10

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 7"3

Fins: thruster

Weather and water temp: 25/17

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

Waves Quality:
- Hollow
- Tubular

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Multipeaks

Description:

session nickel avec un peu lachine à l'eau entre 9h00 et 12h00

A+ 

 

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Created: Saturday September 4 2010 06:13:57 PM

Modified: Saturday September 4 2010 06:13:57 PM

Hits: 1293

Session: Hurricane Earl

Written by Surfdog60 show Surfdog60 profile

Thursday September 2 2010 10:07:06 PM

Surf spot: Flagler, United States of America

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 10

Length of the surf session: 150 min

Surfboard ridden: 8'6 Hybrid

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Warm

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

Waves Quality:
- Powerful

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

Hurricane Earl produced some good sized swells early with offshore winds.Long lines with big walls. Earl packed a punch. Turned onshore later in the day but still plenty of swell. Surfed Flagler early and North Shore Park(old ormond pier) Later in the day. Fun Day!

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Created: Friday September 3 2010 10:19:52 PM

Modified: Friday September 3 2010 10:19:52 PM

Hits: 1353

Session: Hurricane Earl

Written by thepug show thepug profile

Thursday September 2 2010 03:53:05 PM

Surf spot: 35th Street, IOP, United States of America

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Length of the surf session: 300 min

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

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Created: Tuesday September 14 2010 03:54:38 PM

Modified: Tuesday September 14 2010 03:54:38 PM

Hits: 1533

Session: No Rental..

Written by surferjb show surferjb profile

Tuesday August 31 2010 12:01:37 PM

Surf spot: Gale, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: A lot

Length of the surf session: 210 min

Surfboard ridden: Body Board

Waves Quality:
- Ledgey

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

Was in Portugal for a short Holiday and figured i'd get a good surf while I was there... Went down to Gale beach which was a short walk from our appartment and tried to see if there was somewhere to rent a surf board.. (even a foamy would have done) but no.. in the full stretch of beach, Which is I dont know how many miles long there was no where to rent. There was a surfer worked at the pedalo rental thing and after asking him where I could rent a surf board apparently the nearest place was the west coast. So in desperation I went to a local sports shop and bought a body board just so I could catch some sort of wave.

Headed straight to the beach and caught some good waves.. both left and right handers.. not quite the same as surfing but better than nothing. Waves got a bit dumpy at high tide due to the steep shore line. Hopefully will be able to head to the west coast next time im in Portugal. either that or fork out to bring my boards with me.

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Created: Friday August 12 2011 12:29:16 PM

Modified: Friday August 12 2011 12:29:16 PM

Hits: 2256

Session: Home sweet home

Written by yann show yann profile

Saturday August 28 2010 09:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 18

Length of the surf session: 90 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'4

Weather and water temp: Air:17°C Water: 21°C

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun
- Powerful

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Multipeaks

Description:

I just came back yesterday evening but I saw that It will be my only chance to surf this week. An dI have Kaifu in mind: I need to surf with more engagement if I want to score tubes...

The swell was onshore but surfable and with power. It was better than I thought and I tested to take off more inside than usual. 

As the tide got lower, the waves were hollower. My 6'4" is just a dream !

yb100828grandcrohota yb100828grandcrohotb

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Created: Sunday August 29 2010 10:21:00 AM

Modified: Sunday August 29 2010 08:54:39 PM

Hits: 988

Session: Clean 4 - 5ft

Written by Athers show Athers profile

Wednesday August 25 2010 09:48:23 PM

Surf spot: Cayton Bay, UK

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 10+

Length of the surf session: 90 min

Surfboard ridden: Spider

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Sunny. not sure on temp

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

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

Realy good session, nice and sunny with a light offshore breeze. The tide was just going out when we got there. Surfed to the left as you had down the pretty steep path. Initially only a couple of other surfers in the water when we arrived. A few more came a little later, but you could hardly call it crowded! There we some nice waves coming through with the odd 6 footer thrown in to keep it interesting! First time I have surfed Cayton Bay when it is not either really small or closing out. What a great beach break! Need to get some booties next though, after an hour and a half my feet were starting to get pretty cold. All in all a good morning surfing, shame work had to go and spoil it!

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Created: Wednesday August 25 2010 09:59:10 PM

Modified: Wednesday August 25 2010 09:59:10 PM

Hits: 1858

Session:

Written by Seeker Surf Camp show Seeker Surf Camp profile

Monday August 23 2010 01:43:47 AM

Surf spot: Valdovino, Spain

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'2"

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: warmer!

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Multipeaks

Description:

midtide out-going. Not bad! Fun rights, and a friendlier left (also mushy) for the beginners nearer the island. 

I went out with Flo, his second session of the day. And he actually went out for a 3rd. Who else had 3 surfs today... um... Stanti, yeah! Stanti and Stanzi's last night:(

 Tomorrow, smaller, time to GoPro!

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Created: Monday August 23 2010 01:53:24 AM

Modified: Monday August 23 2010 01:53:24 AM

Hits: 1473

Session: GREAT SPOT

Written by alice.van1 show alice.van1 profile

Thursday August 19 2010 08:57:04 PM

Surf spot: El Paredon, Guatemala

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Surfboard ridden: funboard

Weather and water temp: always nice and warm

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fast

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

I just had a great week of surf in Guatemala at El paredon surfcamp. I was lucky with the waves. Everyday sunshine and at nights sometimes a shower. No crowd at all and beside surfing i realeased some baby turttles, reading in a hammock, hanging out with the other guests and some locals. the beach is excellent for running or walking. I am a beginner but i had really fun riding some waves!

Ciao Alice

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Created: Thursday August 19 2010 09:01:48 PM

Modified: Thursday August 19 2010 09:01:48 PM

Hits: 3338

Session: Mou mou mou

Written by chris show chris profile

Thursday August 19 2010 02:28:52 PM

Surf spot: Dreamland, Indonesia

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 1

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'6'' de loc. très fine

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Good

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

Waves Quality:
- Soft

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks
- Close out

Description:

Une session très courte sur Bali. Après avoir été voir Uluwatu et manger là bas, on est passé par Padang Padang et finalement choisi Dreamland pour les enfants. Parking payant 15.000 Rp et loc excessive; ils demandaient 200.000 Rp pour 1h de surf; j'ai finalement eu le prix Lombokien à 50.000 mais ils n'étaient pas très cool.

Dreamland est un shore break, ça casse au large sur du sable avec de gros remous. J'ai trouvé la vague très molle et avec la 6'6'' galette de loc que j'avais, c'était même pas la peine :-(

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Created: Friday August 20 2010 04:33:32 AM

Modified: Friday August 20 2010 04:34:08 AM

Hits: 2649

Session: Paddle & coral

Written by chris show chris profile

Wednesday August 18 2010 03:46:02 PM

Surf spot: Shipwrecks, Indonesia

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 2

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: KMX de loc?

Fins: 3 and 2 !

Weather and water temp: Partilly clooudy & nnice temperature

Waves height: 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast
- Hollow

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Bowl

Description:

Je suis parti à la rame du bord, à côté de Puri Nusa. C'est long! Je dirais qu'il y a bien 700 m voir plus. La passe est marquée par un drapeau rouge qu'il faut laisser sur babord. De l'autre côté, sur le reef, il y a pas mal de poteaux en bois.

Je suis arrivé au peak un peu fatigué, avec ma 6'4'' de location... et bien pour un gros 2m50, c'était un peu léger! Il y avait une dizaine d'Ozies à l'eau avec un super niveau qui se gavaient. Bref, à moins de partir plus à l'inside qu'eux, c'était pas simple de se caler pour en prendre une!

J'en ai pris une moyenne de 2m environ, fait trois ou quatre virages et je me suis retrouvé un peu près du reef. Assis sur la planche, les pieds touchaient! Bref, c'est une vague assez chaude et il ne faut pas trop la faire durer car au fond, il n'y a vraiment pas d'eau du tout.

Je ne sais pas si c'est sur cette vague ou la suivante mais j'ai fini par casser ma dérive tribord. Je ne m'en suis pas aperçu tout de suite; ça devait être sur une vague où je me suis fait boiter. Ca explique aussi les deux ou trois gamelles qui ont suivies... essayez de surfer une droite bien creuse sans dérive tribord!!!!!

Le soleil se couchait et j'ai pas trop traîné pour rentrer, on commençait à plus trop voir où il fallait passer pour rentrer!

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Created: Thursday August 19 2010 02:00:36 AM

Modified: Friday August 20 2010 04:28:28 AM

Hits: 2267

Session:

Written by vprat show vprat profile

Monday August 16 2010 03:54:06 PM

Surf spot: Mehdya Beach, Morocco

Session's Rate:

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Description:

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Created: Thursday August 26 2010 03:55:02 PM

Modified: Thursday August 26 2010 03:55:02 PM

Hits: 1988

Session: Good Test

Written by yann show yann profile

Monday August 16 2010 11:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Shibagaki, Japan

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 15

Length of the surf session: 75 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'0"

Weather and water temp: Air: Sunny 30°C. Water: 28°C

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

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Ordinary
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

I was back in Komatsu (Japan sea) after the Shikoku travel. A classic meteo situation occured: a WSW wind flow in the Japan sea passed off Komatsu but straight into Noto Hanto. No swell in Komatsu but will there be in Noto Hanto ?

We went by car in one hour only which was the first good surprise. I found at Shibagaki a fun beach break to surf. Nothing special but enoughto do the move. There are also 2 good reef breaks around and I will check them in my next trip.

The session confirms the good potentil of Japan: not as good as in France but there is enough to surf.

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Created: Sunday August 29 2010 10:08:22 AM

Modified: Sunday August 29 2010 10:08:22 AM

Hits: 1944

Session: blowfish!

Written by Brandad show Brandad profile

Sunday August 15 2010 09:41:10 PM

Surf spot: El tule, Mexico

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 15

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'6" hybrid

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: perfect

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

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary
- Bumpy

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Playa TuleOn 2 days, only 1 other guy out each day.  3rd day all to myself.  A bit of a wait between sets, like a southswell lull.  Took my 11 yr old daughter out here for learning in consistent, glassy 3' waves, she freaked out when she saw all the blowfish.  There really is a lot of them here.  Rocks are also full of urchins.  Surfed at the eastern end of the beach where you can walk in on sand and the reef/rocks in the line-up are consistently at least 3' deep.

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Created: Sunday August 22 2010 10:11:42 PM

Modified: Sunday August 22 2010 10:11:42 PM

Hits: 4181

Session: big boards and small waves

Written by Seeker Surf Camp show Seeker Surf Camp profile

Saturday August 14 2010 05:34:02 PM

Surf spot: Campelo, Spain

Description:

Not a bad combo. Fun to bring out the cortez and the NSPs. We have a new addition to the quiver. An 8'O that's been getting all the attention. Haven't had a go on it yet, since my last experience with our longest board, a 7'2" ended bad. I tried to stay on when I should have fallen... People don't do a layback on big board for a reason 'cause when you don't make it, and the board is still in the wave, it can push straight at your back and it hurts!

 I'm fine, tho it was a bit scarry to have backpains in the water...

 Anyway the 6'10" was fun enough, and we are looking at 2 flat days, but if the wind is on, we would have some wind chop to surf, which is why we love galicia!

 

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Created: Sunday August 15 2010 05:37:58 PM

Modified: Sunday August 15 2010 05:37:58 PM

Hits: 1338

Session: Zarautz surfing

Written by kazimu show kazimu profile

Tuesday August 10 2010 02:39:04 PM

Surf spot: Zarautz, Spain

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 13

Length of the surf session: 150 min

Surfboard ridden: Bilt Funboard

Fins: Thruster FCS

Weather and water temp: Cloudy. water 20 degrees celcius

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

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

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Created: Sunday August 15 2010 02:43:51 PM

Modified: Sunday August 15 2010 02:43:51 PM

Hits: 2081

Session: Better than expected

Written by yann show yann profile

Tuesday August 10 2010 09:49:16 AM

Surf spot: Uchizuma, Japan

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 0:15 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'0"

Weather and water temp: Air: Sunny 30°C. Water: 28°C

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

We were going up north to finish our traval in Shikoku. We passed on the road along a  "bad" spot of the area. But I was surprised to see this waves and I just jumped for few minutes to take some of them. (as my family was waitind, I just had few minutes).

In 15min I took 5 waves (a performance with 60 surfers on 2 peaks): as the swell was south, the spot was pretty good.

Note: there are some waves on the opposite island 

yb100810uchizumaIMG_0902 not bad isn't it ?

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Created: Sunday August 29 2010 09:54:07 AM

Modified: Sunday August 29 2010 09:54:07 AM

Hits: 2224

Session: The Japanese Pipeline

Written by yann show yann profile

Tuesday August 10 2010 05:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Kaifu Rivermouth, Japan

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 10

Length of the surf session: 75 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'0

Weather and water temp: Air: 27°C. Water: 27°C

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

Waves Quality:
- Ledgey
- Powerful
- Fast
- Hollow
- Tubular

Waves Shape:
- Bowl

Description:

Kaifu ! It's maybe the mos tfamous japanese spot. It's the rivermouth standard. On a big swell, it's a long hollow right. On a medium or small size, it's a slab on a sand/gravel bar. You have a 1.5m to 2m peak on a no more than 1m deep water: I have done several freefalls and I could stand up on the sand bar with the water at my hips...

There are a fierce competition here with very good / professionnal surfers in the water. Hopefully, the conditions were pretty mellow (for the standard here !!!) and we were only 3 at the beginning.

I took 10 waves but I surfed well only 4 of them. I didn't have this sensation since Tahiti: I didn't have the level to surf this spot well. The waves were too fast and too hollow for me. It was the first time I felt that my wonderful fish Maurice Cole was not the good board: too small and too wide... I felt I didn't have enough engagement. And it was just a bad day for locals!!!

It's just a wonderful incredible wave !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-nqMdwtY3g

yb100810kaifu0this peak of me shows how incredible is the wave. It's only a small swell, 1,20m, but with the wonderful sandbank and the rip, it turned into a hollow big and powerful wave, very hard to take. If you are a good surfer you can tube at nearly every wave.

yb100810kaifu (11) the spot

yb100810kaifu (13)

yb100810kaifu (12) a surfer from Osaka. Fierce at first then we started to talk.

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Created: Sunday August 29 2010 09:48:41 AM

Modified: Sunday August 29 2010 10:23:42 AM

Hits: 2250

Session: 10 years of waiting...

Written by yann show yann profile

Monday August 9 2010 03:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Takegashima, Japan

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 10

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'0

Weather and water temp: Air: 30°C. Water 28°C

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Bowl

Description:

10 years ago, I have bought the japanese surf spots atals. As it was in japanese, I just saw the photos. I remarked a photo with no mention of a beautiful surf spot. It was a dream, the type of dream wich make you travel. I didn't even knew where it was...except it was a reef in Shikoku.

We passed at this reef this afternoon at low tide: there was no wave but I recognized the landscape. It was Takegashima ! We went to do snorkelling and the tideraised up. When I came back to quit the area, I saw a small wave with a surfer. I jumped in the water via the etrapods and surf it.

The surf was far than exceptionnal but as it's a reef, the wave really surfable. And the water was so clear. And the landscape was beautiful. And I was so far from home. I just enjoyed so much this session. The other guy was a japanese on a single. A fierce local. But after 30mn, as I kept a low profile, we started to speak. He explained me that the spot is usually totally crowded.

The wave got better with the rising tide. I had to come back.

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Created: Thursday August 26 2010 01:15:19 AM

Modified: Sunday August 29 2010 09:33:25 AM

Hits: 2057

Session: Fun and peaky

Written by yann show yann profile

Monday August 9 2010 05:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Ozaki, Japan

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 15

Length of the surf session: 75 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'0"

Weather and water temp: Air: 27°C. Water 27°C

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Again Ozaki early in the morning but surfers are already there...

Waves were better than yesterdeay but this spot has nothing to be compared to Monobe.

yb100809ozaki (10) yb100809ozaki (11) yb100809ozaki (12)

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Created: Wednesday August 25 2010 09:10:44 AM

Modified: Wednesday August 25 2010 09:10:44 AM

Hits: 2004

Session: Fun Beachbreak

Written by yann show yann profile

Sunday August 8 2010 04:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Ozaki, Japan

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 15

Length of the surf session: 75 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'0

Weather and water temp: Air: 27°C. Water 27°C

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

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Multipeaks

Description:

We stopped at Ozaki in a pension 200m from the spot (tokumasu pension). It's a beachbrea and it's crowded with surfers from Osaka. The beach is the same that thoses I have seen in Tahiti: black sand, green mountain fallen directly into the sea, peaky waves.

I was surprised: 20% are girls and they surfed better than me !!

yb100809ozaki (13) yb100808 (2) surfers slept into their cars during the week end

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Created: Wednesday August 25 2010 09:04:06 AM

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Session: I love rivermouth

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Sunday August 8 2010 08:40:22 AM

Surf spot: Monobegawakakou, Japan

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 15

Length of the surf session: 75 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'0

Weather and water temp: Air: 27°C. Water 27°C

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

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast
- Hollow

Waves Shape:
- Bowl

Description:

I knew Monobe was good. I didn't have any forecasts but I wake up at 4:45 and drive 30mn to Monobe. Will it be better than yesterday ? swell, no swell ? localism ?

When I arrived, it was A-Frame ! with already surfers in water. The left was better than yesterday. I started the session with only 2 surfers wich is incredible in Japan for this spot.

I took around 15 waves and because of the rip, I just surfed 1:15. What a session ! The morning lights with the tropical storms were amazing. The other surfers started to talk after 30mn (the regular asianobservation...)

Even if I will not surf more in Japan this year, I was very happy to have found this quality of waves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WNOKaprMto

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Created: Wednesday August 25 2010 08:51:12 AM

Modified: Wednesday August 25 2010 08:56:40 AM

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Session: Surftrip School SR a Nemiña

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Sunday August 8 2010 01:00:41 AM

Surf spot: Nemiña, Spain

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 8

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: Bodyboard Manta Indo 42

Weather and water temp: water 17º. Air 24º

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft

Waves Shape:
- Close out

Description:

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Created: Monday August 9 2010 10:00:00 AM

Modified: Monday August 9 2010 03:46:04 PM

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Saturday August 7 2010 12:50:29 PM

Surf spot: El Baleo, Spain

Description:

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Created: Saturday August 7 2010 12:55:59 PM

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Saturday August 7 2010 12:35:22 PM

Surf spot: Gwithian, UK

Session's Rate:

Description:

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Created: Friday August 13 2010 12:36:33 PM

Modified: Friday August 13 2010 12:36:33 PM

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Session: First good surprise!

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Saturday August 7 2010 05:15:00 AM

Surf spot: Monobegawakakou, Japan

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 10

Length of the surf session: 75 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'0

Weather and water temp: AIR:30°C

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

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast
- Hollow

Waves Shape:
- Bowl

Description:

I was visiting Japan since ten days mainly in the mountains of Shikoku, far from the shore, far from internet and the forecasts. It was the first day we were near the shore. We were driving to our hotel at the end of the day when I decided to see the very first spot on the road. I didn't even knew that Monobe was a major rivermouth spot of Japan. I didn't even knew where the wave was.

It situated at the end of the airport. I climbed on the jetty and, surprise, there were waves. Not good waves but punchy waves. No surfers. In fact, it was the beginning of the first typhoon swell of august.

I started to surf, a little afraid because of the very strong rip from the rivermouth. Why there was no surfer ? Waves were very hard to take, steepy, shallow, sand and boulders. Then some surfers appeared. I has been blocked underwater after a reentry : the wave is just powerful !

The landscape of mountains in the summer is incredible. After the session, I realized that this spot is a difficult and famous one and I was lucky to havesome waves here alone.

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Created: Wednesday August 25 2010 08:20:17 AM

Modified: Wednesday August 25 2010 09:05:45 AM

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Session: One shot session

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Friday August 6 2010 04:29:37 PM

Surf spot: Grupuk, Indonesia

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 11

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: Rip Curl

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: 28°C+

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

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Hollow
- Bumpy

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

Une seule session sur Lombok; de passage en famille près de Kuta Lombok... On s'est arrêté à Grupuk. Il y avait là à peu près tous les surfeurs de Kuta, à croire que c'est le seul spot du coin (à Kuta, c'était un peu torchon, faut avouer). J'ai croisé James et Rob, deux Anglais qui arrivaient de Kuta et on a partagé le bateau. Un bon quart d'heure pour rejoindre la vague. Il y avait une bonne dizaine de surfeurs à l'eau, mais c'était ok. J'ai pris 11 vagues de 2M+. Puissants, de bons murs au take off! La vague est rapide mais pas trop. Au fond des rochers et des algues; je me suis fait rouler une ou deux fois; c'est noir mais il y a de l'eau. Une vague "safe". Une belle session avec soleil couchant et des mecs cool à l'eau.

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Created: Sunday August 8 2010 04:36:00 PM

Modified: Friday August 20 2010 04:28:41 AM

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Session: POR DIN UN DIA BUENO

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Tuesday August 3 2010 11:56:44 PM

Surf spot: Salinas San juan, Spain

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Established

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 6.10 18. 1/4

Fins: fcs

Weather and water temp: 28ºc - 16ºc

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

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Media Marea subiendo, dos picos bien definidos, derecha e izquierda, sin viento, serie potente en la orilla. El mejor dia del verano.

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Created: Wednesday August 4 2010 12:00:55 AM

Modified: Wednesday August 4 2010 12:00:55 AM

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Session: Saltburn

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Monday August 2 2010 06:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Saltburn, UK

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: B52

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Description:

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Created: Tuesday August 3 2010 11:29:35 PM

Modified: Tuesday August 3 2010 11:30:05 PM

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Session: b4 breakfast

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Monday August 2 2010 10:57:33 AM

Surf spot: Valdovino, Spain

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 2

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'2"

Waves Quality:
- Fun
- Fast

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

B4 breakfast surfs are hard for me 'cause I love breakfast. But it looked so good, and we have had just baby surfs for a few days now. Actually since the full moon. They say that if the waves are shit during the full moon then it stays shit for a solid week. It's true. Anyway the week of scheis is over, and bring it on!

This wave is not like it was last year, with the full on peeling wall, but beachbreaks are like this, sometimes its good, and sometimes it's avg.  So the wall is a bit shorter than it use to be, but still, a meter is a meter, and glassy is glassy. 

Flo got some good ones, and I got a couple of lefts that are happy. Martin, Lukas, and Nils joined in a little later. On my last wave, I was going for a big (for me) right.... and i just wasn't committed enough to go. My board went anyway, and I entered the washing machine. 

 The wind still hasn't picked up... and I think Pantin is on the agenda for the after lunch surf, and it's definitely gonna be a 3 surf day:)

 -Marilyn

 

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Created: Monday August 2 2010 11:14:30 AM

Modified: Monday August 2 2010 11:14:30 AM

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Session: Saltburn

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Sunday August 1 2010 06:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Saltburn, UK

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Glassy

Length of the surf session: 180 min

Surfboard ridden: B52

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Description:

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Created: Tuesday August 3 2010 11:25:02 PM

Modified: Tuesday August 3 2010 11:27:06 PM

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Sunday August 1 2010 06:48:59 AM

Surf spot: San Onofre, United States of America

Nb waves ridden: 15+

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 8' longboard

Fins: tri

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

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

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Created: Monday August 2 2010 06:50:55 AM

Modified: Monday August 2 2010 06:50:55 AM

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Session: Saltburn

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Saturday July 31 2010 02:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Saltburn, UK

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Length of the surf session: 150 min

Surfboard ridden: B52

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

Description:

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Created: Tuesday August 3 2010 11:21:51 PM

Modified: Tuesday August 3 2010 11:31:28 PM

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Session: small warm up

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Friday July 30 2010 06:18:06 PM

Surf spot: Pantin, Spain

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 8 each about

Length of the surf session: 150 min

Surfboard ridden: 7.2" to 8"

Weather and water temp: frio

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

It looked like shit but we went in anyway as it was Lukas's first session in 2 years. We go, biggest boards possible, and it turned better! Some good lefts, and a couple of locals even pulls some alley-oops (or whatever they're called). 

 It stayed good for a solid hour, and then it got closey when the tide came up too much. 

 Anyway better than as forecasted. The boys also got to test out the locals' longboard(skate) while lunching at the cafe. Beautiful weather and good vibe. Yay-ya.

 

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Created: Saturday July 31 2010 06:21:45 PM

Modified: Saturday July 31 2010 06:21:45 PM

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Session: homebreak

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Wednesday July 28 2010 03:05:46 AM

Surf spot: Valdovino, Spain

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Very strong

Nb waves ridden: 5 each about

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 7'2" polyester. 7.2" epoxy. my 6'3

Description:

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Created: Thursday July 29 2010 03:09:13 AM

Modified: Thursday July 29 2010 03:09:13 AM

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Session: Fun but nothing really good

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Tuesday July 27 2010 06:10:00 AM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 15

Length of the surf session: 75 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'8" fish

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

There was still a small summer swell. Enough to jump into the water !

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Created: Tuesday July 27 2010 11:03:34 PM

Modified: Tuesday July 27 2010 11:03:34 PM

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Session: fun waves

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Tuesday July 27 2010 06:10:00 AM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 10

Length of the surf session: 90 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'9 spider

Fins: FCS

Weather and water temp: Overcast but not cold

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Soft
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Hoped for early morning Glass - but slight wind blowing.  Full high tide as day started and had a lot of closeouts, but as tide started to drop, the swell which was still small, but a bit longer and cleaner than previous days, started to produce some decent waves on the sets.

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Created: Wednesday July 28 2010 02:25:21 PM

Modified: Wednesday July 28 2010 02:25:21 PM

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Session: Mushy

Written by yann show yann profile

Monday July 26 2010 07:15:00 AM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 15

Length of the surf session: 90 min

Surfboard ridden: 5'9" Swop

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

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Bumpy

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

I was just hungry of surf and wanted to test my new surf before going to Japan. Nothing to say: waves were crappy but I had a better feeling with my new board.

I went with Richard.

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Created: Tuesday July 27 2010 11:01:47 PM

Modified: Tuesday July 27 2010 11:01:47 PM

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Session: Early start

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Monday July 26 2010 06:52:00 AM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 8

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'9 spider

Fins: FCS

Weather and water temp: Overcast but not cold

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

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Soft

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

More swell than previous days, but very messy with short period and lots of overlapping waves, no real peak, and a fair amount of current.  the conditions were poor, my surfing was awful... ahh tired arms!

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Created: Monday July 26 2010 11:54:06 AM

Modified: Monday July 26 2010 11:54:06 AM

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Session: mushballs

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Sunday July 25 2010 05:50:03 PM

Surf spot: Lacanau, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: Glen Darcy 9' longboard

Fins: FCS

Weather and water temp: Overcast but not cold

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Bumpy

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Was flat in the morning, swell sort of picked up, but so did the swell.  Very short period clapot.  Just about surfable, but might just as well have had a beer - since i woke my old shoulder tendon injury....aggghhh

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Created: Sunday July 25 2010 11:14:21 PM

Modified: Sunday July 25 2010 11:14:21 PM

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Sunday July 25 2010 12:00:00 PM

Surf spot: San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 6

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: 9' 1"

Fins: Single

Weather and water temp: Good

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

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Created: Tuesday July 27 2010 09:50:04 PM

Modified: Tuesday July 27 2010 09:50:04 PM

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Session: First trip to Cayton Bay

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Saturday July 24 2010 07:33:34 PM

Surf spot: Cayton Bay, UK

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 6 or 7

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: Spider - 6'10"

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: 12.5

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft

Waves Shape:
- Close out

Description:

First session at Cayton Bay since getting my new board. The waves were only pretty small and closing out for the most of it, however after a two hour drive from Sheffield we decided to get in the water! Since I have only just started back surfing it was good just to get a little more time in the water and on the board. Managed to get one or two half decent rides so made the drive worth while!

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Created: Saturday July 24 2010 07:40:18 PM

Modified: Saturday July 24 2010 07:40:18 PM

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Session: Meeting

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Saturday July 24 2010 09:24:19 AM

Surf spot: Le Porge, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 10+

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: SevenShore

Fins: Quatro

Weather and water temp: Sunny

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

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Avec Fred & Richard; unpeu en vrac, multipeak.

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Created: Saturday July 24 2010 02:26:10 PM

Modified: Saturday July 24 2010 02:26:10 PM

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Session: small closeouts

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Saturday July 24 2010 08:51:03 AM

Surf spot: Le Porge, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 11

Length of the surf session: 150 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'9 spider

Fins: fcs

Weather and water temp: nice

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks
- Close out

Description:

Small swell on a dropping tide and light onshore... but at least it was sunny.  First look from the dune, and it was not even evident if it was worth getting wet.  But once in some waves opened up a bit and managed a few decent rides, considering the conditions.  Nice to be in the watre with friends (Chris and Fred) - a bit disappointing after an 8hr drive - and looks like it will be flat tomorrow....

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Created: Sunday July 25 2010 11:55:09 AM

Modified: Sunday July 25 2010 11:55:09 AM

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Saturday July 24 2010 01:35:41 AM

Surf spot: Pantin, Spain

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: shorty

Waves Quality:
- Powerful

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

Short session at Pantin today. Didn't expect much, and with no one in the water and it looking currenty, we lowered our expectations going in the water. And within 5 minutes we each got long rides. This encourages a few campers to join in on the fun, but not bad, not bad. 

 

We then went to Campelo. Much smaller, but still a lot of fun. The ladies joined this surf and always nice to be on a beautiful beach when it's a sunny day.

 

 

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Created: Saturday July 24 2010 01:38:40 AM

Modified: Saturday July 24 2010 01:38:40 AM

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