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Okinawa Bowl

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Created by OkiWild 1 month ago, 25 Jan 2021
OkiWild
72 posts
25 Jan 2021 11:40AM
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A short clip of one of my local haunts. A short, fast, very hollow bowl on the northeast coast of Okinawa. When I was shortboarding, this wave is almost a 100% barrel and make for me. On a SUP, I mostly get smashed, and on a 10' longboard it's almost an unmakable drop, even at head high. There's another wave way inside that I was on this day, but 15, or so pronies showed up, all at the same time, for a single peak wave... So I paddle the 1km out to this spot, and had loads of fun. I'm mentoring the grom on the shortboard that goes over the falls on the second wave


cantSUPenough
VIC, 1987 posts
25 Jan 2021 3:26PM
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Wow, how cool is that! How beautiful is that! How gutsy was that!

The reef is beautiful, but I would not want to see it so close up in those cicumstances!

surfinJ
523 posts
25 Jan 2021 4:21PM
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What a beautiful spot. The low tide on oki is definitely a factor. That I something how the water magnifies the bottom making it seem even more shallow.

Tardy
3888 posts
27 Jan 2021 9:35AM
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Nice bowl ..oki ,I'm guessing it can get wild at times .

Souwester
WA, 1166 posts
27 Jan 2021 12:55PM
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Too much fun Oki!

Backdoor on a reefy bowl on a sup - madman!

You lost much/any skin there?

Water color looks awesome.

Souwester
WA, 1166 posts
27 Jan 2021 12:55PM
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Too much fun Oki!

Backdoor on a reefy bowl on a sup - madman!

You lost much/any skin there?

Water color looks awesome.

Souwester
WA, 1166 posts
27 Jan 2021 12:55PM
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Too much fun Oki!

Backdoor on a reefy bowl on a sup - madman!

You lost much/any skin there?

Water color looks awesome.

Gboots
NSW, 1054 posts
27 Jan 2021 4:02PM
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Reefs freak me out ......even a small reef cut can kill you . Imagine hitting that

supthecreek
2146 posts
28 Jan 2021 12:57PM
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Love the crystal water!!!!
Nice secret spot
You just need longer videos

OkiWild
72 posts
29 Jan 2021 7:41PM
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supthecreek said..
Love the crystal water!!!!
Nice secret spot
You just need longer videos


Working on it. I just hate the camera, and no one else to shoot... Like day before yesterday I got two full-cover barrels in head and a half surf. Did I get those on video? Nope, but I got the 10 shots of eating it

OkiWild
72 posts
29 Jan 2021 7:43PM
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Souwester said..
Too much fun Oki!

Backdoor on a reefy bowl on a sup - madman!

You lost much/any skin there?

Water color looks awesome.


LOL, oh yea. Plenty of skin left on the reef here in the last 30 some years Took a long time before I was brave enough to ride it on a SUP.

OkiWild
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29 Jan 2021 7:48PM
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Gboots said..
Reefs freak me out ......even a small reef cut can kill you . Imagine hitting that


No need to imaging, I'm pretty intimate with the reef here :-) As long as you take care of it, you're good, and it happens a lot less than people would think. I'm pretty vigilant about scrubbing it out and keeping antibiotic ointment on cuts for the duration.

surfinJ
523 posts
29 Jan 2021 9:52PM
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And the urchin spines?



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