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Beasho

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Denton's Peak
« on: April 16, 2019, 06:21:10 PM »
I have my own little takeoff spot at Mavericks "Denton's Peak"

I was out last week on what might have been the last swell of the season.  Nice and wide I sit waiting for a FAT swinger. 

I asked Ian Wallace if there were any swing waves "Not today."  He responded.  I mentally acquiesced 'fine if I get skunked so be it I'll just hang out and see what happens.'

Winds were blowing out of the South up the face at 5 mph with moderate chop.  These were NOT ideal conditions. 

Then a wave came.  It was 100% catch-able swinging wide but when I looked over the ledge I thought "No f-ing way."  It was TOO big and steep.  Borderline the most horrifying wave I have ever looked down.  I kicked out.  I wondered whether I still had the stomach for this stuff.

Within 10 minutes another wave swang my way.  Here was the end of the ride navigating a big wave slalom course of Jet-skis and proners.  This wave felt 10 feet smaller than the one I let pass.     

« Last Edit: April 16, 2019, 06:23:34 PM by Beasho »

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Re: Denton's Peak
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 07:57:21 PM »
Looking good out there Denton!
I can imagine what the drop and massively thick wave looks like from the top..... great balls of fire!!!

Gotta love "swing wides" in a proner pack... best way to get waves in a crowd  :)

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Re: Denton's Peak
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 06:20:27 AM »
In the thick of it, good for you Denton!   

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Re: Denton's Peak
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 06:33:37 AM »
so much water in them waves.......

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