Tsunami Surf!

This is basically a repeat of a post I put up on the fluid site, but it's got a few more bonus photos.

On Monday, March 14th, just days after the 9.0 quake in Japan. Leif, our buddy Dave Schmitt, and I headed to Arcata to catch some big waves. Moonstone beach in Trinidad was definitely not behaving normally, with waves breaking much further out and the water sloshing in and out more dramatically than usual.

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the 'tide' goes out and the 'tide' comes in. All in much less than a minute.

I felt like I already had a full day on Willow Creek so I didn't get in, but I watched the boys catch some great waves and conversed with a very classic Arcatan (someone who resides in Arcata- but may not have a house). The next day the waves were just as big and the surf was much more organized. I got in then and threw the four biggest pan-ams of my life (sorry no photos!).

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Dave and Leif kickin it.

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Me, earlier on the same day on Willow Creek. Because I couldn't write a post without at least one shot of myself.

Okay, here is what you've been waiting for........Leif gets tubed!

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If you look closely you can just see the hull of his boat in the tube.

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He's in there somewhere, and according to Leif, backwards and upright.

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And he rides away clean!

All in all, we had a pretty great day, especially Dave- since it was his first time surfing the ocean.

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HERE IS THE EXTENDED SLIDE SHOW:


All in all, it was a pretty darn good day!

Comments

  1. F-Yeah Leif! Nice Barrel!
    Natalie, Nice Boof!
    Dave, Nice Smile!
    You guys rock...glad you weren't swept away at sea.
    Dan

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