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Velvet Hammer
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28/06/2019 8:36 am  

There used to be a Surfing thread on the old el. 

This video gives me anxiety watching it, around the 10:00 minute mark I cant sit still


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tierarzt
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28/06/2019 10:43 am  

I did some surfing the last few years, having never done it before. 

Things I discovered:

 - it's not as easy as it looks. 

 - it's exhausting. 

 - the sea can be damn scary. 


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Velvet Hammer
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29/06/2019 7:09 am  
Posted by: tierarzt

I did some surfing the last few years, having never done it before. 

Things I discovered:

 - it's not as easy as it looks. 

 - it's exhausting. 

 - the sea can be damn scary. 

I grew up surfing and skating, went to college and had a roommate that was a skier. I started snowboarding and forgot about surfing.  I pick surfing back up this year after a 20+ year hiatus and God damn I’m out of shape. You can roll off the couch and still do some heavy duty stuff on a snowboard. But rolling off the couch with a gut trying to surf is trouble.  I would say your general level of fitness has to be much higher to really enjoy surfing versus snowboarding. It’s a fuck ton of work for less than a minute ride, but the rush is so nice. 


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01/07/2019 7:01 pm  
Posted by: Velvet Hammer

There used to be a Surfing thread on the old el. 

This video gives me anxiety watching it, around the 10:00 minute mark I cant sit still

So hectic! I have been bodyboarding for decades and this place scares the hell out of me. A mate has surfed it.. it is so heavy.

"death on a stick out there mate"

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01/07/2019 7:12 pm  

This spot is pretty hectic too and its in my backyard. Many of my mates have surfed/bodyboarded it. I havent- maybe one day haha.

Redbull had the cape fear contest here last month. It wasnt at its crazy best for the comp though.

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