Posts Tagged ‘surf’

World Famous Mavericks Surf Competition Could be a GO – Between January 3 and February 28, 2018, Weather Permitting – Women Invited for the First Time

Friday, December 29th, 2017

This is news to me, if not to you. Via Elliott Almond:

HALF MOON BAY — The big-wave surf contest at Mavericks is a go for the upcoming winter season and it’s going to include women for the first time. The World Surf League announced Monday it has added the popular contest as the fourth event on its Big Wave Tour calendar for the 2017-18 season.

And here’s the latest:

HALF MOON BAY — The big-wave surf contest at famed break Mavericks has received approval from various government agencies and will be held between Jan. 3 and Feb. 28, the World Surf League announced Thursday.

If not the beginning of 2018, perhaps at the end…

(I guess they are keeping the name Titans of Mavericks.)

This was as close as I got, back in the Aughts:

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It’s a special event of course.

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Tink good toughts and then maybe everything will come together once again…

SURF’S UP: If You’re a True Coachella 2017 Baller, You’ll Fly There, Twice, on a Turboprop Airliner for $3000

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Do you know the way to COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL?
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You know, this is the point where I’d usually offer up some kind of critique, but I can’t really think of any.
Now IIRC, this post here raised my ire, since a turboprop isn’t a jet, but I can’t hold the Surfers liable for that,
And then’s there this BS:

Don’t Fly on Props – JetSmarter‎ Ad try.jetsmarter.com/‎ Fly year round on jets for less than Surf Air.”

You know, I think I have a beef against almost all aviation-related start up except this one.

 Anyway, have at it:
SURF AIR SPECIAL EVENT
Special Service to the Coachella Valley
The April 14th and 21st weekends are fast approaching. Are you planning on sitting in traffic? Didn’t think so. Surf Air gets you there in record time and in style. We’re offering special one-time round trip flights from Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Santa Barbara. Sign up for schedule and pricing.
Any questions? We’re always here to help.”

Endless Summer, Ocean Beach

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

On a dreaded sunny day…

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California Dreaming: Surf’s Up, MLK DAY 2017, Seacliff, Frisco, 94121

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Seacliff has more than its fair share of rich kids driving about in old VW Transporters, it seems.

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A nice Volkswagen, certainly…

Did a “Rogue Wave” Overturn SFFD Marina District’s Rescue Boat? CERTAINLY NOT – How About a Sneaker, Sleeper or Set Wave Instead?

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Ahem:

There has been speculation among officials that the boat capsized due to a large, rogue wave, although the matter is still under investigation.”

Non, non, non!

Regarder:

Rogue waves (also known as freak waves, monster waves, episodic waves, killer waves, extreme waves, and abnormal waves) are large and spontaneous surface waves that occur far out in open water, and can be extremely dangerous, even to large ships such as ocean liners.”

Ocean Beach aint in open water, right?

So SFGov spokesmodels should pick a different adjective.

How about sneaker wave? You know, the kind that sneak up on the unwary. Or sleeper wave, for the sleepyheaded mariner. Or set wave, if you’re a surfer.

Speaking of which, take a look:

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I suppose, if you don’t know what you’re doing, then you could try to pass the buck by calling this a rogue wave (or an Act of God). But that would just go to show that you didn’t know what you’re doing.

Oh here we go, CNN does my job for me here.

How common was the wave what overturned our rescue boat? Was it a once in a day wave, or a once every ten years wave? IDK. But it certainly wasn’t a rogue wave.

If only we had a highly trained branch of the US military stationed nearby, standing by to help people in the water…

Semper Paratus, Gentle Reader

Surf’s Up: Heading to Ocean Beach in Your Classic Willys Jeep Wagon – Proper

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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Endless Winter, 2015: Surfers at Ocean Beach – The Warmest Summer I Ever Spent was a Winter in San Francisco

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

It’s been quite warm this winter, huh?

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Of course, the water is nevertheless quite cold, so wetsuits are de rigueur, mes amis.

20th Anniversary of the Biggest Thing in Bay Area Surfing History: “Jay Moriarity – Insane Wipeout at Mavericks”

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Here it is, The Legacy of Jay [Moriarity], Surfer Magazine

Stand-Up Paddle Boarder Tends His Crab Pots Outside of the Golden Gate

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Here are the rules to the game:

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Dude was about a quarter mile away from the beaches of northwest Frisco.

IMO, this fellow (who was, granted, west of the Golden Gate) was in San Francisco Bay. But the rules for dungeness crab trapping seem to indicate that he was _outside_ of SF Bay. Ergo, this hobby is A-OK.

News to me…

Just a Man and His Board Confronting the Angry Waves – The Endless Summer of Ocean Beach, SF, 2014

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Surf’s up:

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