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November Finally Glasses Off
« on: November 20, 2020, 05:38:18 PM »
After weeks of brutal wind, it finally turned off. Last week I surfed a local "soft bottom" spot at 15-20kts onshore, five days in a row out of desperation.

About 1 mile out, this reef has a gradual sloping bottom for a soft, deep water peak. So really easy to get in at this size, but when it comes up on the inner reef, it goes shallow really quick, and can turn into a bottom pounding slab you need to be ready for. Unfortunately, the swell was straight east, making for a lot of close outs. When it runs NE or SE, it can really fire.

Didn't get many good clips, as I was really struggling with wave selection, hurt back, learning a new board, and the damn camera...LOL

Blue Planet NP9 9'x27.5"x105L with Futures F6 Honeycomb thruster.


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Re: November Finally Glasses Off
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 07:31:05 PM »
Beautiful wave and water. It just amazes me how clear it is.
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Re: November Finally Glasses Off
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2020, 11:23:49 PM »
Nice to be out there with you. It looked beautiful. 

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Re: November Finally Glasses Off
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 04:13:00 AM »
Sweeeet Oki, looks like a blast!

Quite different looking when it's glassy  :)
and yeah... the water!
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Re: November Finally Glasses Off
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2020, 08:23:52 AM »
How's that 27.5 width custom? Tippy in the lineup? You might be able to get in tight enough to get a little cover up barrel. I'm sure it's quicker rail to rail.
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Re: November Finally Glasses Off
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 03:52:15 AM »

Thanks all. Yea, the water clarity here can actually be a problem...no joke. On very calm days, it can actually be impossible to see the wave surface as you're surfing it. It looks like you're flying over the reef, and hard to see what's going on. You pray for a little wind :-)

How's that 27.5 width custom? Tippy in the lineup? You might be able to get in tight enough to get a little cover up barrel. I'm sure it's quicker rail to rail.

The board is awesome. Even with the width and only 105L, it's more stable than my 29" boards with 116L that have the pointy nose. Wish it had a little more kick in the tail, but then it wouldn't really be a "nose performer" lol. It's my new favorite board, and thinking about asking Rob for a custom one with the additional rocker. It's unreal how "hooked in" it feels in really steep sections.     

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Re: November Finally Glasses Off
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2020, 06:14:54 AM »
No booties, eh?  My first time in tropical water (Puerto Rico) I cut the c'hit outta my feet?! ' Looks nice there - good for you.

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Re: November Finally Glasses Off
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2020, 12:59:31 PM »
Oki's on it! Nice surfing and stoked for you getting it glassy. Nice new sup too. New board = new stoke. GL w/it. That water color is truly intoxicating. Very similar to my new cat's eyes.
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Re: November Finally Glasses Off
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2020, 05:44:43 PM »
No booties, eh?  My first time in tropical water (Puerto Rico) I cut the c'hit outta my feet?! ' Looks nice there - good for you.

Jim

It doesn't take long to learn not to put your feet down  ;D


Oki's on it! Nice surfing and stoked for you getting it glassy. Nice new sup too. New board = new stoke. GL w/it. That water color is truly intoxicating. Very similar to my new cat's eyes.

Wow. Those eyes are crazy. Don't know if I've ever seen that color in cats.

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Re: November Finally Glasses Off
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2020, 03:21:40 AM »
Nice video oki.  I’m curious what type of sea life you see on or under the water?
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Re: November Finally Glasses Off
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2020, 05:00:19 PM »
Might have to bring a snorkel and mask next time:)
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