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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
9:49 pm - Gday

freshthinking
Hay How r ya
Im samantha
im from Australia On the GOLD COAST yewww
umm waves are pretty much constant year round....its like a bath to.
Surfing is prett much the most amazing feeling really.
im 16 and surfing was my life up untill about  a  month ago.
I was out there and got taken by a flash rip...it was really suivire that the beach closed.
I almost died out there, no one could see me i was 500 metres from a lifeguard tower.
I was stuck getting crushed by these waves i couldnt get behind it and it jsut
spat me out and sucked me up. i thought i was going to die. i cant describe the severity of it..there was nothing i could do...everytime i tried to go under it or threw it the board was ripped out of my hands..and my leg rope was taurn off. i was out there for an extremly long time..the life guards said if it was anyone else theyd be dead.
somehow a lifeguard saw and i was saved. The momory of seeing those waves and being helpless
to the only place i felt at home and safe jsut kills me. Im so apprehensive to surf again.
Wich i never thought would happen to me. I was wondering if this has ever happened to you?
and what did you do?
I was going to try and go pro...and now i dont no what to do?

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Saturday, September 10th, 2005
4:28 pm - Leaving Portland now

reviewer_rob
The South Pacific is rocking with the biggest storm of the year right now, and the wave trajectory is pointing right at my fine hometown of San Diego in California, as well as every other south-facing beach from Tahiti to Hawaii and Peru to Alaska. Check out this from http://www.surfline.com:

"The initial effects of this storm will be felt in Tahiti on Sunday and Monday with waves in excess of 30 feet on the face at Teahupo'o. We've already put the alert out to most of the world's big wave surfers and many are already on their way down to Tahiti to surf these huge waves. Next up will be Hawaii's South Shores with solid 8-15 foot waves (faces) by Thursday. Skipping over to the other side of the ocean, surfers in Costa Rica, Mexico, and California will also enjoy 8-12 foot waves (faces) by Friday and Saturday. Santa Cruz and many Northern California south-facing areas will also enjoy 8-12 foot waves on Saturday and Sunday. Canada's southerly breaks will be firing with 6-10 foot surf on Sunday. And if you don't mind dodging a few grizzly bears on the beach and surfing off a glacier, Alaska will have great 4-8 foot surf from this swell on Monday."
Direct link: http://www.surfline.com/surfnews/2005_09_09_forecast.cfm

So it looks like it's time to hop back on 5-South. I really hate to leave Portland though. There's lot's I still want to see in this cool, drizzly town. Talked to a girl who's a local artist and wanted to investigate her talent, as well as look into getting into some other arty-art openings... But, I have my priorities.

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Sunday, August 14th, 2005
7:15 pm

headn4abreakdwn

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Saturday, July 30th, 2005
1:19 pm - So, how many kooks fit on one board?

reviewer_rob
Answer: It depends on how big of a board you build.

I'm in Santa Monica right now. Last night I was in Huntington Beach and that afternoon at the US Open of Surfing they broke the world's record for how many people on one surfboard, "the Nev Hyman-shaped 40-foot world's biggest surfboard". I have read the article and seen the photo but for some reason I think it's one of those things that have to be witnessed in person to be really appreciated or believed.

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Article:
http://www.surfline.com/surfnews/2005_07_29_bigboard.cfm

Anyone sorry they weren't on that board too?

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Friday, July 22nd, 2005
6:42 pm - surfiar con carne

reviewer_rob
From last weekend. The waves were great. The water was 80 degrees. More to come.

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Monday, June 20th, 2005
10:56 pm - New member

aussiematicgirl
G'day to you all, I just joined this community! My name is Kennedy I'm a 20 year old Australian girl and surfing is my ultimate passion. I've been surfing for about 12 years in some of the greatest locations in the world. I've lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Durban South Africa, Long Beach and Honululu but right now I'm in New York City for a little while. I'd have to say that Durban has been the most beautiful and wonderful city I've ever had the pleasure of living in. I'd really love to surf Tahiti at some point, it's definitely The Mecca. My brother has been (also a fellow surfer) and said the waves were to die for. I have one of his photos as my background to my Live Journal so if any of you check it out that's where it came from. I've been in lots of competitions mostly in Hawaii and almost went pro but backed out due to a pretty harsh family crisis. If anyone wants to add me to their friends list I'll glady add you back! Here is some of my contact info as well:

AIM= vivalakennedy
E-mail= vivalakennedy@yahoo.com

Cheers!

current mood: calm

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Monday, June 13th, 2005
10:08 pm - Why?

reviewer_rob
Why are there so many stingrays right now? JK at the Surf Cluib surf shop in PB said it's just the time of the year for them, but I've been surfing since 1977 and have never seen so many as I saw night before last after evening glass at a Jolla Shores.
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Is there any oceanography studetn or someone who can tell me if there's some sort of mass migration going on now? I'm going to get my reef slippers out of storage.
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5:10 pm - yay Jesse, Im joining your community!!

headn4abreakdwn
Hey all! The name is Kelly... && I am proud to be living in Daytona Beach, Florida, where the surf sucks 24/7 ((minus when all those hurricanes come our way))! Ive been surfing for about 5 years now? And I absolutley LOVE it. Ive been in tons of competitions all around the state of Florida, and if I keep doing what Im doing, I plan to be sponsored by the end of the summer. My dad is a big surfer, and always has been so this sport is a way for my dad and I to bond I guess. Haha. Together, we have about 9 boards total. But, my pride and joy, Layla (yes I named her), is a 6'0" Clever. Shes HOTT pink. I love her to death :) Anways... my favorite beach is Sebastian Inlet and I also love to skateboard (well my dad makes me.. "itll help your surfing!!". But I love to do it anyways). And thats pretty much all there is to me!

Ill post pics later!

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11:06 am

surfer_guy_87
hey all, i'm kyle, 17, reppin' South Fla, and the surf we don't have.

i've been surfing for maybe...3 years or so, and i love every minute of it. even if there isn't much to ride, it's always fun to just go out with a few friends and just mess around.

looks like i'm the first one to join, hope this community gets going soon.

peace.

current mood: sleepy

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
10:48 am - Welcome
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Welcome to The Surfer's Connection. I am your mod ____decoration , but you can just call me Jesse if you really want to. There is no application for this community, but I would like it if you introduced yourself, so we know who you are and what not. You dont have to give us your whole life story, just your name age and how long you've been surfing, etc. But I made this community so we fellow surfers can chat about different spots around America, and the rest of the world. Feel free to upload pictures. But please, dont promote other communities. It's just a waste of journal space....however, you can promote THIS community in OTHER communities if it is allowed.

Surf on guys!!

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