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Monday December 7 2009 02:25:50 AM
Created: Monday December 7 2009 02:26:08 AM
Modified: Monday December 7 2009 02:26:08 AM
Sunday December 6 2009 08:00:00 AM
Created: Friday December 11 2009 05:09:20 PM
Modified: Friday December 11 2009 05:09:20 PM
Saturday December 5 2009 03:25:25 PM
Sella river mouth. Good and peaky to begin with, got some awesome waves... then the tide got too high and it got mushy.
Created: Sunday December 6 2009 11:27:22 AM
Modified: Sunday December 6 2009 11:27:40 AM
Saturday December 5 2009 11:20:27 AM
Big walls breaking way far out... A few big drops into crumbly close outs. Two amazing super long waves, overhead and walled. On the whole... too much paddling through waves to be really good.
Created: Sunday December 6 2009 11:24:30 AM
Modified: Sunday December 6 2009 11:24:30 AM
Saturday December 5 2009 08:00:00 AM
Created: Friday December 11 2009 05:08:43 PM
Modified: Friday December 11 2009 05:08:43 PM
Friday December 4 2009 12:02:00 PM
Surfed by train from Colombo - Hikka, tuk-tuk (Rs200) to Royal Beach Hotel w/ Kumar and Sumith. Locked boardbag to lounge chair at restaurant and surfed. Multiple sea turtle sightings! Tide was coming up, flat coral and rock bottom over neck deep, walkable coral. Wind picked up around 2, also went from 2-3 guys out to 7-8 by then. Met guys in lineup from France and South Africa. Showered in restaurant bathroom, beer/ coke/ special fried rice and back home!
Created: Tuesday December 8 2009 05:03:26 PM
Modified: Tuesday December 8 2009 05:03:26 PM
Friday December 4 2009 10:00:16 AM
Created: Monday December 14 2009 10:26:05 AM
Modified: Monday December 14 2009 10:26:05 AM
Friday December 4 2009 10:00:00 AM
Created: Friday December 11 2009 05:07:58 PM
Modified: Friday December 11 2009 05:07:58 PM
Friday December 4 2009 07:30:00 AM
Ray Bay was small but clean this morning, pix coming, in the meantime enjoy:
Is it Safe?
Now you have all heard of Marathon Man how about Malathion Man?
A friend of mine (who's name shall remain anonymous) after having survived
his ex-wife slipping arsenic or something into the sugar, may have poisoned himself.
The said friend noticed some nasty bugs on his prized herbage, thought to spray them with Malathion, which did kill the bugs, however after smoking the leaves he now complains of diarrhea and stomach pains ... is it safe?
I remember the Paraquat Pot scare back in the day ... we actually sold it!
"During the late 1970s, a controversial program sponsored by the US Government sprayed Paraquat N,N′-dimethyl-4,4′-bipyridinium dichloride on Marijuana fields in Mexico. (Since much of this marijuana was subsequently smoked by Americans, the US government's "Paraquat Pot" program stirred much debate and was eventually banned.)
According to the Center for Disease Control, ingesting paraquat causes symptoms such as liver, lung, heart, and kidney failure within several days to several weeks that can lead to death up to 30 days after ingestion. Those who suffer large exposures are unlikely to survive. Chronic exposure can lead to lung damage, kidney failure, heart failure, and oesophageal strictures. Accidental deaths and suicides from paraquat ingestion are relatively common. For example, there have been 18 deaths in Australia from paraquat poisoning since 2000."
"Malathion is an organophosphate parasympathomimetic which binds irreversibly to cholinesterase. In the former USSR it was known as Carbophos, in New Zealand and Australia as Maldison and in South Africa as Mercaptothion.
Malathion was used in the 1980s in California to combat the Mediterranean Fruit Fly at the time there were reports of paint damage to automobiles in the sprayed areas. Malathion was also sprayed to combat West Nile virus. In the Fall of 1999 Long Island was sprayed with several pesticides, one of which was malathion. It was claimed that use of these pesticides caused a lobster die-off in Long Island Sound, however there is as of yet no conclusive evidence to support this. Malathion is also used in industrial solvents and cleaning compounds.
Malathion in low doses (0.5% preparations) is used as a treatment for head lice, body lice, and scabies. It is claimed to effectively kill both the eggs and the adult lice.
Malathion itself is of relatively low toxicity; however, absorption or ingestion into the human body readily results in its metabolism to malaoxon, which is substantially more toxic. Chronic exposure to low levels of malathion have been hypothesized to impair memory. Acute exposure to high levels of malathion will cause body-wide symptoms whose intensity will be dependent on the severity of exposure. Possible symptoms include skin and eye irritation, cramps, nausea, diarrhea, excessive sweating, seizures and even death. Most symptoms tend to resolve within several weeks."
Created: Friday December 4 2009 05:45:06 PM
Modified: Friday December 4 2009 05:45:06 PM
Friday December 4 2009 07:05:00 AM
Got to the piers only to see no water from the N wind and full moon tide! Seemed a bit bummed as it was glasssy and 1ft! But perked up when the outside waved good morning with a chest high set. My friend was crusin on my 7'6... I had no problems on my 6'3. However, there was no room for error catching any bit of rail or stalling the push through the turns (no room for a bottom turn around the wash)By 8 the best sets were slow to come and my friend left for work, so I worked the funboard for a bit and managed to get some great rides and lot of smooth turns. By 10 the waves were rollin over the sandbar and wedgin on the pier.
Created: Friday December 4 2009 10:17:00 PM
Modified: Friday December 4 2009 10:17:00 PM
Friday December 4 2009 01:02:30 AM
went out for bout one and a half hours, was not at its best but did get a few waves and m,anaged to get the dropknee spin happning so it was alright
Created: Saturday December 5 2009 02:05:46 AM
Modified: Saturday December 5 2009 02:05:46 AM
Thursday December 3 2009 05:00:00 PM
Created: Friday December 11 2009 05:07:20 PM
Modified: Friday December 11 2009 05:07:20 PM
Thursday December 3 2009 03:30:00 PM
started raining heavily and I had stuff on the beach, so I didnt surf long
Created: Thursday December 3 2009 08:29:00 PM
Modified: Sunday December 6 2009 11:28:47 AM
Wednesday December 2 2009 05:00:00 PM
Created: Friday December 11 2009 05:06:16 PM
Modified: Friday December 11 2009 05:06:16 PM
Saturday November 28 2009 03:00:00 PM
Short session but great session.
No problems standing up and able to ride the wave, turn and walk the board combining movements to continue in different peaks.
I did not expect this..
Best session so far.
Got to love it....
Created: Sunday November 1 2009 03:55:21 PM
Modified: Monday November 2 2009 11:56:03 AM
Saturday November 28 2009 02:30:00 PM
Created: Monday November 30 2009 03:57:01 PM
Modified: Monday November 30 2009 03:57:01 PM
Friday November 27 2009 04:00:00 AM
the best time i have been out at island, caught a wave onto the island and as i paddled back out, nice 4-5ft set waves come, i crap my pants, swam through them eventually after near;y drowning, but yeah it was good
Created: Sunday November 29 2009 01:07:28 AM
Modified: Sunday November 29 2009 01:07:28 AM
Thursday November 26 2009 07:30:00 AM
Happy Thanksgiving with the US Ski Team!
Update: Water is still warm for this time of the year, however that could change overnight, all you need is is a big NW upwelling and it could drop from 62F to 52F.
It is amazing how every degree under 60 F just feels so much colder!
Went out in the River at Ray Bay this morning with a couple from the US Ski Team enjoying the holiday break riding SUP's. The girl was short and stocky and had legs like a NFL running back, no wonder she loves Moguls! She pulled a Snowboard move as she paddled into a peak, instead of switching hands to sweep, she jumped around!
It was small and clean, but that is going to change this weekend, decent swell on its way!
Blackies with King Oscar
It's a beautiful morning in the neighborhood ... sunny and warm 72F air 64F water with a light offshore, but no swell, just ankle snappers and the water full of bait fish, you could smell the little buggers. King Oscar where are you. Caught a couple of little nose rides and the guys hanging out drinking coffee all came out!
Created: Monday November 16 2009 08:52:24 PM
Modified: Thursday November 26 2009 06:21:11 PM
Saturday November 21 2009 09:45:00 AM
It was very windy but I scored good waveswith my "angry local now my buddy because he was alone in the water"
Created: Saturday November 21 2009 05:20:37 PM
Modified: Monday February 1 2010 09:01:08 PM
Sunday November 15 2009 02:05:23 PM
Created: Friday December 25 2009 10:13:43 AM
Modified: Friday December 25 2009 10:13:43 AM
Sunday November 15 2009 01:45:00 PM
Created: Monday November 16 2009 09:12:25 AM
Modified: Monday November 16 2009 09:12:25 AM
Sunday November 15 2009 12:30:20 PM
Not clean at all but some good waves to be taken...
Created: Monday November 16 2009 06:36:01 PM
Modified: Monday November 16 2009 06:36:01 PM
Saturday November 14 2009 01:00:05 PM
Created: Monday November 16 2009 06:33:54 PM
Modified: Monday November 16 2009 06:33:54 PM
Thursday November 12 2009 09:00:00 AM
It was a lot of fun today. The swell was slowly dropping so it was a little inconsistent.When the bombers came though, it was well worth the wait. A lot of the good ones were going all the way across. It was big enough to keep most of the kooks off of the peak although you still had to yell to keep from getting dropped in on. I was able to do five big snaps in a row on my last wave and I rode it all the way to the sand in front of where Himalaya's is. I had too much fun today. It was definitely one of the better days out here, so far.
Created: Friday November 13 2009 03:51:28 AM
Modified: Friday November 13 2009 03:51:28 AM
Thursday November 12 2009 07:00:00 AM
Dead calm but a storm is coming!
Sunday: Went out at River (most of the coast was walled out). Patchy fog and light onshore, not very big or good ... plus crowded!
Tora Tora Tora or Bomb's away!
"All eyes remained focused on that Gulf of Alaska sytem that is now confirmed to bring us big NW swell over the next few days. Right now, that system is pumping up 35 foot plus seas from a distance of about 1300 nautical miles from SoCal (around 43N, 142W). With seas in its fetch of at least 36 feet, and periods in the ground-swell-long 16- to 18-second range, some powerful swell is being thrown towards the California coast.
But angled from 305-310°, this system is not as ideally placed for SoCal. Being a better angle for areas north of Pt. Conception, Northern and Central California could see face heights reaching 20-25 feet when this swell peaks. For SoCal though, where this angle has to wrap into the region and make it past island shadow size will be smaller -- but still significant. Saturday the 7th, the swell should fill in moving from north to south. Sunday the 8th should then be the full-impact day up to DOH in SoCal, with size slowly backing down Monday, more so though Tuesday the 10th into Wednesday the 11th (Veterans Day)."
Tell me about it! 7:30 AM Bolsa Chica State Beach, Station #20.
Big, chilly, nasty, low tide shifting peaks jacked up with backwash and exploding on the sandbar. Couple of broken boards. This one landed on my head and blew me up!
Thumped and concussed ... Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh.
Comment by the Professor:
That's quite a picture of Kevin. If I hadn't seen him out at river this morning, the appropriate caption would have been:
Never seen again ... no remains were ever found!
Witnesses say a porpoise - that appeared to be wearing a wetsuit - was seen cruising the surf line shortly after this picture was taken, and many believe that Kevin has been reincarnated."
Harbour Surfboards (50 years) Annual SurfDay. Bolsa Chica State Beach 11/07/09.
Created: Sunday November 8 2009 06:52:04 AM
Modified: Friday November 13 2009 12:21:58 AM
Wednesday November 11 2009 03:00:00 PM
lots of lefts today
Created: Thursday November 12 2009 05:47:01 PM
Modified: Thursday November 12 2009 05:47:01 PM
Wednesday November 11 2009 01:00:00 PM
Created: Thursday November 12 2009 05:52:00 PM
Modified: Thursday November 12 2009 05:52:00 PM
Wednesday November 11 2009 01:00:00 PM
Created: Monday November 23 2009 08:44:15 PM
Modified: Monday November 23 2009 08:44:15 PM
Wednesday November 11 2009 10:00:00 AM
As waves were big and good the last weeks, locals were pretty aggressive (but fun in fact)
I got fun waves to surf. It was a good session.
Created: Wednesday November 11 2009 03:13:56 PM
Modified: Wednesday November 11 2009 03:13:56 PM
Monday November 9 2009 03:30:00 PM
ah i do remember how to do this.
another beautiful sunset.
Created: Thursday November 12 2009 05:50:48 PM
Modified: Thursday November 12 2009 05:50:48 PM
Monday November 9 2009 01:46:03 AM
I'm totally surfed out, had a total blast, it was a little walled, you had to pick the right ones. I'm now iceing my sholder. Going back for more tomorrow, added pix in my pictures area. Love Trestles, its close to my house and so much fun when there is some size. Lots of hot OC chicks on the beach too.
Created: Monday November 9 2009 01:54:14 AM
Modified: Monday November 9 2009 01:54:14 AM
Sunday November 8 2009 12:30:23 PM
Created: Thursday November 12 2009 10:32:22 AM
Modified: Thursday November 12 2009 10:32:22 AM
Sunday November 8 2009 10:00:00 AM
Almost alone in the water. The waves were not that good, but all mine. So I had some nice drops.
Created: Tuesday November 24 2009 05:23:25 PM
Modified: Tuesday November 24 2009 05:23:25 PM
Sunday November 8 2009 09:30:00 AM
Created: Thursday November 12 2009 05:48:28 PM
Modified: Thursday November 12 2009 05:48:28 PM
Friday November 6 2009 02:44:11 PM
Created: Thursday November 12 2009 05:45:19 PM
Modified: Thursday November 12 2009 05:45:19 PM
Tuesday November 3 2009 12:33:36 AM
Created: Wednesday November 3 2010 12:34:10 AM
Modified: Wednesday November 3 2010 12:34:10 AM
Monday November 2 2009 08:48:59 PM
Really small surf. Still fun though. Biggest sets were around 4 feet with that marine street heaviness you'd expect.
Created: Monday November 2 2009 08:51:02 PM
Modified: Monday November 2 2009 08:51:02 PM
Monday November 2 2009 04:34:30 PM
Created: Thursday November 12 2009 10:35:34 AM
Modified: Thursday November 12 2009 10:35:34 AM
Monday November 2 2009 02:00:00 PM
Great session today. The weather sucked as usual but that didnt stop us from going in. After a few hours the sun even came out. Nice, powerful waves. Even in between the sets you could still surf smaller ones. We came out when it got dark and were both stoked.
Awesome session!!! Montanita is the way to go. Got absolutely pissed at a party later on which kind of made us miss the morning session the day after but hey...you cant have it all right?
Created: Wednesday November 18 2009 08:45:51 PM
Modified: Wednesday November 18 2009 08:45:51 PM