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PD Staff
05-19-2011, 07:01 PM
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Bobby Okvist, 18, of Newport Beach bails off his board after riding a large wave at the Wedge in Newport Beach.
Some waves, from a south swell originating in the Pitcairn Island area of the South Pacific, were reaching 20 feet on the face.

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All Photos ©Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times / May 19, 2011

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/photography/la-me-0520-wedge-pictures,0,2080253.photogallery


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kajl3gb4SaA

familysailor
05-19-2011, 10:56 PM
ah.... memories. '65 ---- '70 Duckfeet fin (only one), baggies with an industrial strength tie string. No boogie boards, surfboards. There was however an occasional belly-board, dangerous little things.... fiberglass over foam, very sharp pointy front end, fairly deep, sharp skeg or skegs --- no leash. Kinda pissed you off when run into or over by the guy trying to steer. Loose they created a few problems too.

Make a little timing error when tucking into the bottom of the wave at the end of your ride and you received a graphic example of the procedure known as Dermabrasion.

Wet sanding is also easily understood.