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Old 08-28-2011, 06:55 PM
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Any of you guys that surf catch any good waves? I was hoping to make it to HHI, SC (not a great surfing location, but I have a place there) for some 4 foot long-period swell but it came and went a day before I could get there. Let's hear about it if you caught some good hurricane surf.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:08 PM
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Not me...but got a good report from my buddy who went to NewSmyrna on Saturday..it went from 7' - 10' down to 5' - 7' and he finally went in. He had a good day, but there are reports two others drowned that day. One being a 55 y/o man who suffered head trauma....dont have any other details...
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:21 AM
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Not me...but got a good report from my buddy who went to NewSmyrna on Saturday..it went from 7' - 10' down to 5' - 7' and he finally went in. He had a good day, but there are reports two others drowned that day. One being a 55 y/o man who suffered head trauma....dont have any other details...
Caught some good waves on Saturday here in Stuart. Only about 5-6' but very clean. That 55 year old man that drowned in New Smyrna was a friend of me and my father. He was a great person, a hell of a surfer and will be missed.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:35 AM
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Not at this age. BUT when me and my buddies were growing up we use to love when storms came. We'd plan on spending the whole weekend in Daytona and be on our boards the whole time. It used to be like a big bowl of slop. We could literally jump off the sea wall at the back of some of the hotels and paddle out. Really wasn't good surfing either. Amazing none of us ever drowned.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Shady Business View Post
Caught some good waves on Saturday here in Stuart. Only about 5-6' but very clean. That 55 year old man that drowned in New Smyrna was a friend of me and my father. He was a great person, a hell of a surfer and will be missed.

He was my son's teacher at NSB High. he was the cool teacher.
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He was my son's teacher at NSB High. he was the cool teacher.
He really was a great guy. I surfed with him in Costa Rica behind my dads house when I was 14 and it was big 12'+ and I remember sitting on the beach scared to paddle out. He came in because he saw me siting there and paddled out with me to calm my nerves. He stayed next to me the whole way out and made it much easier mentally. Once I was finally out it was one of the best days of surfing in my life and still to this day. It's really a shame this happened to him.
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Not at this age. BUT when me and my buddies were growing up we use to love when storms came. We'd plan on spending the whole weekend in Daytona and be on our boards the whole time. It used to be like a big bowl of slop. We could literally jump off the sea wall at the back of some of the hotels and paddle out. Really wasn't good surfing either. Amazing none of us ever drowned.
Yeah, I'm more into 2-4 footers these days. I can't really handle the paddling marathons, and never really learned to duck-dive a longboard. But the day before/after the main storm can be pretty sweet sometimes. But yeah, back in the day paddling/fighting for an hour just to get out, no biggie. Surf for 3 hours, come in and eat a PBJ, smoke a cig, and hit it for 3 more hours. Youth was a wonderful thing.

Sorry to hear about the guy in NSB. He's only a few years older than me.
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