post 01/09 haven

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post 01/09 haven

Postby FSP » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:44 am

I dont know if it was the fact that i was actually warm today or the waves were solid head high or you just arnt supposed to be doing this in January but damnzz that was special. Nice 24/25 knots, with a full on cloudy sky that opened up to a full on sunny afternoon. Something about the angle of the sun and colors in the winter that cast a trippy light we just dont see in the warmer months. Few freak sets by the pier sent me on my last set, tired and in a daze swooping in and out down to the condos to call it a day. Sun went so quick, doesnt even seem like we were there looking back.
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Re: post 01/09 haven

Postby West » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:59 am

words impart so much more emotion than an image can muster; my imagination is running wild with the late season heist you're pulling off.........feels like I was there ripppin' it with you Railslide...keep on chasing those icicles buddy!!!!!!! :wink:........I did enjoy the shots as well, esp. of the early evening lights glowing like halos, Pier....sure glad someone is ripping it.......... :)
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Re: post 01/09 haven

Postby 4w7s » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:38 pm

At least 10 of us riding 9 Jan over here...hard to believe it..but it didn't even seem that cold.
Waves were pumping and it was breeze on!

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Re: post 01/09 haven

Postby Eric A. » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:01 am

Roberto....love that first shot....such a sweet POV with the kite all low....a seagull POV.
One of the coolest kite line shots I've seen.
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Re: post 01/09 haven

Postby Eric A. » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:04 am

love the trough.....looks like you are cherry picking for that fat heel side whip off the top.
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Re: post 01/09 haven

Postby 4w7s » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:47 pm

jayzoos Eric, haven't seen you in a long time!

We were all lit with 6's and 7's but wave path was almost straight downwind, so it made lip-smacking a bit challenging to time a really aggressive snap. If you didn't make the wave they tended to engulf you...churning and blendering you in the chilly water...still tons of FUN though. Long wave rides meant long beats to weather, and we really should've set up a downwinder (WHERE WERE YOU WEST?!?!?!)
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Re: post 01/09 haven

Postby adseguy » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:10 pm

Awesome first shot. I think this post is what made me bite the bullet and get a 6/5/4. Keep ridin!
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Re: post 01/09 haven

Postby JDL » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:59 pm

The first shot is money...


4w7s wrote: we really should've set up a downwinder

Rings true for South Haven also...
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Re: post 01/09 haven

Postby Eric A. » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:41 am

Roberto...I've been out of the mix,

Due to back injury and and tough economy I had to lay low for almost a whole season.
I missed SO many days, SO many DW's, SO many good times with all my friends that I am just dying now.
Rehabbing and dealing with my injury and working has been the gig for me.
I do get out to ride here an there, but plan on really integrating back into the hunt next year.
Riding this year for me was pretty reserved...pretty much hurt alot just to go out and catch waves...no jumps or any fun rotation or loops...just plain ol easy on the knees wave riding.
I scored almost every windy day here in the Haven when I could make it, but couldn't make the drives to all of the other beautiful spots this year....made it to MK, LSP ONCE...I used to go up there at LEAST twice a week back in the day.

My buddy just bought a house a qtr mile from Duck lake launch...so perhaps I'll see you passing by on some DW's and of course see you at the spots we tend to hover over.

Just got a Surf Hero, so I'm hoping to capture some of the magic that you have shown in your sessions....just to have a shot like and blow it up to 24x36 and frame it, would look SICK in my office...so that is my mission. to get the shot.

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Re: post 01/09 haven

Postby adseguy » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:54 am

Eric A. wrote:
Just got a Surf Hero, so I'm hoping to capture some of the magic that you have shown in your sessions....just to have a shot like and blow it up to 24x36 and frame it, would look SICK in my office...so that is my mission. to get the shot.


Plus one to that! Heal well and get back in the water.
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Re: post 01/09 haven

Postby 4w7s » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:42 pm

Eric,

If you're up this way please give a shout.

really sorry to hear about the ongoing injury issues. Trust me, I can understand your frustration from my own experience. Hopefully you'll spend more time on the water (or snow) soon.

praying for you man!
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Re: post 01/09 haven

Postby FSP » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:17 am

just plain ol easy on the knees wave riding.


IDK but some of the overhead gauges I had this fall hurt my knees more than an ole 40 foot jump. couple that with a sick aerial or acid drop from nice throwing section on the right day and i reckon you could all out break one if your landing is off.

this last season dished out some of the best we have seen in many many years and my knees are thankful its over for bit-ha
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Re: post 01/09 haven

Postby Eric A. » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:12 pm

Yeah ...but Scotty...I can't ride like you bro...you rip it too hard mon....seriously

All I could do was easy wave riding this year....BUT next season will be ON.
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