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Old 08-27-2007, 12:09 AM
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Who says there no waves in the Gulf. Check out these pics from what looks like Anna Maria in Bradenton Beach area.

http://www.gulfster.com/IndexFiles/82207DS.html

http://www.gulfster.com/IndexFiles/82207SentIn.html

Doesn't get much better in the Gulf!!!
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:29 AM
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Those pictures are awesome. Man I am feeling really guilty for neglecting my Robert August long board...

Next chance I get to catch a swell on the gulf in an offshore breeze, I'm taking the day off work and going.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:13 AM
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do people still use those "surfing" boards w/o a kite?

seems so antique.

maybe they were riding unhooked and dropped their kites. thats probably it.
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:43 PM
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some of the most heavenly waves i've seen in a long time...i'd love to get a soul session out there on some old retro single fins or fishes
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:10 PM
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i was out alllllllllllllllllllllll day both days we had those waves! missed the second day of school but it was wellllll worth it! LOL
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:56 PM
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I'm jealous.

But a few years ago during one of the hurricanes, the wind switched offshore and the far jetty at sunset (near upham) was going off double overhead and clean as ever, building way out. The offshore breeze was blowing a huge spray 10 feet over the back of the wave when it crested. Man it was epic. I'll never forget that day. I was on a 9'6. There were only 4 of us down there and it was bigger there than the regular jetty or at upham.

I also remember how exhausted I was by the time I got to the outside... felt like I was going to have cardiac arrest before the lull between sets ever arrived.

Kiteboarding is fun but to me surfing has a bigger adrenaline rush on a big day. Usually you bust your butt to get out there, get hammered by some big sets and scratching and clawing your way over the tops of them, and then turn try to catch your breath on the outside and the next set somes in... you never get much of a chance to catch your breath... unless you want to let nice waves go by and walk for a mile back up wind.

Oh and those days only happen a couple times a year on this coast... the rest of the time it's small or blown out or both
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