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 Post subject: Re: California
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:47 am 
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 Post subject: Re: California
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:36 am 
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wrong thread

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because your thread intro/description is so cut and dried.


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Six chunks, eh?

I'll vote NO!

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 Post subject: Re: California
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: California
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Good job Dave, we used to surf right where the Santa Ana River meets the Ocean and it was a cold lonely walk at 5 am in the winter (the parking lot came up way short of the rock groins at the river mouth back then)...Myself, my brother, and our friend Dale caught it with spectacular tubes left and right (peak was just north of the north jetty groin)...one of the best days, well over head to double over head, with punishing wipe-outs, and colder than shit...we were the only 3 out for at least 2 hours...would have surfed longer but the cold caught up with us and I remember not being able to get the freeze out of my bones... 8)


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 Post subject: Re: California
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:26 am 
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Good job Dave, we used to surf right where the Santa Ana River meets the Ocean and it was a cold lonely walk at 5 am in the winter (the parking lot came up way short of the rock groins at the river mouth back then)...Myself, my brother, and our friend Dale caught it with spectacular tubes left and right (peak was just north of the north jetty groin)...one of the best days, well over head to double over head, with punishing wipe-outs, and colder than shit...we were the only 3 out for at least 2 hours...would have surfed longer but the cold caught up with us and I remember not being able to get the freeze out of my bones... 8)


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I've ridden that spot many times 8)

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 Post subject: Re: California
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:56 am 
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Man do I miss that... :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: California
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Thousands of strange jelly pods wash up on Orange County beach -- again


The strange jelly pod creatures that perplexed scientists when they first showed up on shore a few weeks ago are back in the thousands in Huntington Beach, first spotted by lifeguards Friday night near Dog Beach, and on Saturday on the sand in Sunset Beach.
Huntington Beach Marine Safety Officer Chris Clarke said he was on regular patrol late Friday when he noticed thousands of the small sea creatures at Dog Beach, located near Goldenwest Street north of the Huntington Beach Pier.
“This was at low tide after a day of very strong wind,” he said.
Then again Saturday morning, he saw the same pods - which move slowly and burrow in the sand - along the high tide line in Sunset Beach.
“The organisms are ranging in sizes from a couple (centimeters) to a couple inches,” he said. “They are liquid-filled sacks similar to the bulbs you see on seaweed, but they move slowly like worms.”
They first showed up at Huntington State Beach at the end of November, with some other reports of the pods spotted on the beach in Newport. When first sent photos for identification, Matt Bracken, UC Irvine associate professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, thought they were salps - animals with nerve cords related to vertebrates.
Other people fascinated with the sea creatures speculated the same while posting comments on social media, while some came up with some wild suggestions of what they could be, ranging from alien eggs to baby tremor monsters.
Bracken said they resemble peanut worms, which was one of his original guesses. But after inspecting images further, he said he’s positive they are burrowing sea cucumbers, which smooth bodies with spicules for moving through the sand, he said.
“They commonly live burrowed under the sand and are occasionally displaced by surf and rainfall events,” he said after they first arrived.
This week’s storm event is similar to one that occurred when they showed up on the sand last time - rainfall with strong winds, along with extreme high tides.
Bracken noted that colleague Jackie Sones at Bodega Marine Lab photographed some of the sea cucumbers about a year ago in Northern California. The ID was also confirmed by Bruno Pernet, a marine invertebrate taxonomist at Cal State Long Beach, he said.
When the sea cucumbers showed up last time, they vanished as quickly as they came. The next day, just a few dead ones remaining scattered on the sand.

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 Post subject: Re: California
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Went by Manresa Beach Monday morning and it was overhead and very powerful.

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 Post subject: Re: California
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:37 pm 
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^Nice spot. I'll bet that water's about 50deg. or so.

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 Post subject: Re: California
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^Nice spot. I'll bet that water's about 50deg. or so.



It looked cold as hell and the guys out were taking a pretty good beating paddling back out after a ride, saw a guy get picked off by the clean-up set and he was struggling trough 4 or 5 waves with mountainous white water... :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: California
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HB pier has taken a beating over the years. These may be from that epic late 80's swell.

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I totally remember this scene for about year when you went to the beach, you'd see a tattered pier. This may be the late seventies. I'm not sure. I've been here since 1976, and I think the HB Pier got damaged two times.

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 Post subject: Re: California
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Pioneer Cabin Tree, Famous for Tunnel, Is Toppled by Storm
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A famed giant sequoia hollowed out so cars could drive through its trunk has met its end — toppled by the rains that lashed California over the weekend.


"The Pioneer Cabin tree has fallen!" the Calaveras Big Trees Association said on Facebook. "This iconic and still living tree — the tunnel tree — enchanted many visitors. The storm was just too much for it."

The tree's exact age and height were not immediately available, but sequoias can measure their ages in millennia and grow taller than 100 yards, or more than the length of a football field. They are the tallest trees in the world, according to Mario D. Vaden, a tree expert who has worked with the Save the Redwoods League in California.

Photos show the sequoia splintered on impact. If the question is whether a tree falling in the forest makes a noise, this one probably did.

The Pioneer Cabin Tree was in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, 100 miles southeast of Sacramento. Its trunk was hollowed out in the 1880s to compete with similar trees in Yosemite National Park, perhaps 50 miles further to the southeast, as the crow flies.

At first, only hikers passed through the Pioneer Cabin Tree. Then cars, once they were invented, were allowed. But more recently, passage was again limited to pedestrians only.

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 Post subject: Re: California
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Huntington Beach 1/13/2017

Lifeguard report said "there are peaks to be had". Water 56deg. Max high tide.

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 Post subject: Re: California
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HB in the summer can get crowded

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Winter is pretty good because shit gets serious and that thins the crowd

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 Post subject: Re: California
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 Post subject: Re: California
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Surf in the 12 ft plus range expected for SoCal by Saturday. Of course the conditions will be poor due to the storms.
I hear NorCal is 25ft +!

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 Post subject: Re: California
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Surf in the 12 ft plus range expected for SoCal by Saturday. Of course the conditions will be poor due to the storms.
I hear NorCal is 25ft +!



Mavericks is currently 20-25 feet and expected to reach possible 40 feet by Saturday... :shock:


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Maverick's - as good as it get's! - http://mackingmavericks.surfline.com/

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How to butt-slide Maverick's - https://youtu.be/PV5Q8bCovhY

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