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OkiWild

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Spring Swell is Finally Picking Up
« on: May 04, 2020, 03:56:16 AM »
Just a couple of from-the-nose pics. Sorry. I generally surf alone, and far from where people can take pics from the beach.

The south east swell is late but finally picking up. Was better than 12' faces on the points, but I picked a smaller peak at 6'-8', as I was by myself. Wore my helmet, and wetsuit, even though it's warm enough for trunks. Good thing, as I got absolutely smashed at the three hour mark :-)  It's nice to feel the warm water again, and typhoon season on the horizon.

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Re: Spring Swell is Finally Picking Up
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 05:18:01 AM »
Nice, that is your ripper board I assume. 

A world of difference from and a short time since your first board and vids.

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Re: Spring Swell is Finally Picking Up
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2020, 11:08:08 AM »
Awesome shots Oki!
Water and pics are crystal clear and you are killing it!

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Re: Spring Swell is Finally Picking Up
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2020, 05:50:17 PM »
Nice, that is your ripper board I assume. 

A world of difference from and a short time since your first board and vids.

Thanks. This is the "fat" board  ;D  I sometimes drop down to a Pocket Friend at 8'2"x28'x100L, and while it really gets it done, I'm finding that I just have a lot more fun on the bigger boards. Some days I'll surf for five hours straight, and have fun the whole time. On a smaller board, while you can really rip it, my legs are done in two hours. So less performance, but loads more fun.

SUP is hard. It's taken me three years just to get to the comfort level I was at on a shortboard... A lot of changes in the way we go about doing things. I've rally had to step back and reevaluate things :) 

Awesome shots Oki!
Water and pics are crystal clear and you are killing it!

Thanks Creek!

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Re: Spring Swell is Finally Picking Up
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2020, 09:21:32 PM »
Love the nose back POV. It seems better than before. Did you change some setting or get a new GoPro8?
It's not overhead to me!
8'8" L-41 ST and a whole pile of boards I don't use.

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Re: Spring Swell is Finally Picking Up
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 08:34:34 PM »
Love the nose back POV. It seems better than before. Did you change some setting or get a new GoPro8?

Just a 7, but in the Super Suit. I tried to change the angle so it's facing up more, showing less of the deck, and more of the scenery.

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Re: Spring Swell is Finally Picking Up
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2020, 06:33:19 AM »
Really interesting color, eh?  Lucky you Oki.


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Re: Spring Swell is Finally Picking Up
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2020, 07:12:06 AM »
Really interesting color, eh?  Lucky you Oki.


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Yea, the water here is some of the most clear, and best diving in the world. On really glassy days, it can be a real challenge, as you can't see the water, and only the reef.