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dpmaui

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Surfing alone
« on: October 16, 2020, 02:12:03 PM »
Just came back from surfing Kanaha all by myself this morning for almost 2 hours. Where the heck was everybody I kept wondering, found out later there were waves on the south side, but heck, I'd rather surf north shore anyday. Waist to head high, glassy with light offshores, a little wait between sets but made paddling back out easy. Got picked off by the biggest sets cause they broke farther out than most. With the park closed till 7am. nobody else wanted to walk in. After 1 hour and 50 minutes I finally saw 2 people paddling out.

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Re: Surfing alone
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 02:49:19 PM »
I've had that happen a few times at my favorite spots. Primo conditions and the whole place to myself for hours. It makes up for all the crowded days. It may have been better somewhere else but I felt like I won the lottery.

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Re: Surfing alone
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 07:07:06 AM »
Nice. Always a bonus when it's empty and pumping. Reminds me of this day when I decided to bail on the groin which had over 15 guys on it. Headed to my local to find it empty with only one on it.

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Re: Surfing alone
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 04:42:37 AM »
Nice DP.... scoring a solo session with good waves is always a gift!
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Re: Surfing alone
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 12:49:49 PM »
There's a bit of a secret spot I like to surf at where on a sizeable swell you can't really access it at high tide.  During the Teddy swell a few weeks back, I drove there parked myself on a bit of an island  after some others surfers left and spent the next few hours getting some work done on the laptop between sessions.  The spot has an outer bar where the waves break softer and is less critical than the barreling beach break nearby so I felt comfortable enough surfing alone, though that's also because I'm a pretty strong swimmer and can deal with having a leash break 300yds offshore, which of course happened on my first session...  Once the tide dropped and some friends showed up in the afternoon I had been able to surf the break along for over 4hrs over the course of the morning and early afternoon...  This is the same spot that I caught a wave and surfed with a pair of dolphins a couple weeks back - though thankfully I wasn't alone that time and my surfing buds on the inside witnessed the event - a pretty magical moment. I caught a shot of a dolphin playing in the surf before I headed out that day. 

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Re: Surfing alone
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2020, 12:44:02 AM »
It's just the best, isn't it? Last three days I was by myself. Today I was up north on our east side. Some surfers showed and made the paddle out to the peak I was on. So I just moved out to the point where no one ever goes  :)

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Re: Surfing alone
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2020, 06:10:05 AM »
Some surfers showed and made the paddle out to the peak I was on.


I assume you mean prone surfers or shortboarders/longboarders. Don't call them surfers as if you are something different. You are just as much a surfer as they are.
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Re: Surfing alone
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2020, 07:38:02 PM »
you tell 'em, girl!

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Re: Surfing alone
« Reply #8 on: Today at 04:52:09 AM »
you tell 'em, girl!


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