Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hellmen


NW WIND 5 TO 10 KT...VEERING TO W IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 FOOT. SW SWELL 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
After surfing on Father's Day I grabbed a couple beers and headed down to check Sooloo's...a rock shelf break that can work if the tide and swell is right...it wasn't working that day.
But, I have to admit, I was a little amused by these two aspiring hellmen who doffed their quicksilver caps, suited up at the car, broke out a couple serious Rusty guns, strapped on their PFD's, and scoped out the conditions ala Laird...I was a little surprised they didn't wear Gath helmets, do about 15 to 20 minutes of Yoga stretches or bring a Waverunner to tow each other into the 5 foot windswell.
I didn't expect them to really know what they were doing and I wasn't disappointed...they never made it to the outside and were swept down the beach within 5 minutes...but they looked core.

12 comments:

Patch said...

Were they connected to each other by a harness?

Foulweather... said...

Deadly erious condtions that day, Doc. At least they gave it a go while you were taking a booze nap on a log somewhere... ;)

Oh my word...

Doc said...

A may have dozed off a time or two...but I'd hardly characterize it as a booze nap!

pushingtide said...

What the hell, man?

Even funnier seeing that shit in LA.

Dub Resin said...

What? There? Sunday? Oh boy!

Jgirl said...

You are getting mean old man.

Doc said...

I had a camera...

They were absurd...

Where's the harm?

Doc said...

Actually, I think this may be what happens if your only exposure to surfing is videos of extreme Chopes type waves...

I honestly can't understand any other reason why they would be PFD'd up on a crappy almost summer windswell day...

They couldn't duckdive fer shit, btw...

Gaz said...

Bet that was word for word the way they saw it too, probably would see your post as an homage of sorts.......

Booze nap, it has a nice way of rolling off the tongue.

fixated and dreaming... said...

Yeah it would Gaz.... :)

Anonymous said...

I love America!

Jake said...

That is hilarious, I have never seen a paddle surfer wearing a PFD. Is that even done?