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February's Off to a Good Start [ Video ]

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Created by OkiWild 27 days ago, 8 Feb 2021
OkiWild
74 posts
8 Feb 2021 9:38AM
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Sun is back out. I get so many comments about the stupid mask, it's ridiculous. Before all this covid BS, people simply assumed (rightly) it's for the sun. Now they automatically assume it's for covid...when you're out in the water...surfing...alone... Like the whole world went and caught a case of the stupid. Skin cancer is real. Have to deal with it all the time now, because the first 3 decades surfing, I was dumb. I'm still dumb, but smarter about four hours on the ocean at UV index 7 in February /rant

So anyway, this is a remote point break. 20 minute paddle by SUP. Only left. It gets big and nasty. Super shallow. When it's overhead, it'll drain, and half the wave turns into the lip. When it gets really big, it's one of the most terrifying ridable waves I've seen. This break hates people, and loves human flesh. Today is head to a little bit overhead on the peak we're riding. Probably close to double at the point, but that's above my paygrade on a SUP ;D Even on a smaller day like today, it's constantly shifting, and shape changing as it moves across the reef. To surf it well, you have to be able to read the reef and water pretty well.


micksmith
VIC, 1477 posts
8 Feb 2021 1:24PM
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Nice oki, it's amazing what instilling fear into people does.

DavidJohn
VIC, 16654 posts
8 Feb 2021 4:11PM
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Very nice..

Tardy
3911 posts
8 Feb 2021 4:01PM
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cool vid oki

Surfnbjj
NSW, 22 posts
8 Feb 2021 7:47PM
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Nice clip, I might be game to try that wave if it was small

supthecreek
2150 posts
8 Feb 2021 11:28PM
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Oki Doki!
Ripping it up masked man!

supsean
123 posts
8 Feb 2021 11:41PM
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looks beautiful!

Souwester
WA, 1168 posts
9 Feb 2021 8:15AM
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Looks like the sort of wave that makes you think you got it sussed then will squeeze you onto the shallow reef, roll you along it and make you regret it - perfect!

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1992 posts
9 Feb 2021 4:56PM
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Amazing!

OkiWild
74 posts
9 Feb 2021 6:40PM
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Souwester said..
Looks like the sort of wave that makes you think you got it sussed then will squeeze you onto the shallow reef, roll you along it and make you regret it - perfect!


LOL. Exactly!

Casso
NSW, 3719 posts
9 Feb 2021 10:14PM
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What beautiful water. Picturesque location!

surfinJ
526 posts
10 Feb 2021 4:45AM
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Stoking vid. What nice conditions. The radical spot looks sweet with the sun and smooth water. And great job filming with the paddle mount.

OkiWild
74 posts
10 Feb 2021 11:28AM
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surfinJ said..
Stoking vid. What nice conditions. The radical spot looks sweet with the sun and smooth water. And great job filming with the paddle mount.


Thanks J.

thegreatsup
442 posts
10 Feb 2021 4:48PM
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What blue planet board and size are you riding?

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1992 posts
11 Feb 2021 10:21AM
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Why don't you wear booties to protect your feet?

OkiWild
74 posts
11 Feb 2021 3:57PM
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cantSUPenough said..
Why don't you wear booties to protect your feet?


I'm afraid of what the other kids will think

It's a holdover from my pronie days. If I remember, it was a too-much traction issue with booties, but that was with wax. I have the O'Neill Superfreak Tropical booties, and will try them next time out.

OkiWild
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11 Feb 2021 4:12PM
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benjl said..
What blue planet board and size are you riding?


Pocket series Knife. 8'8"x29'x116L. Probably no longer available, though. BP has dropped out of the performance surf market, and are concentrating on the larger "fun" surfing boards, cruisers, etc.







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