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Been a heavy time...our closest friend for over 40 years is fighting late stage ovarian cancer and seems to be winning...my surfing and fishing buddy here in Oregon just had his brain cancer diagnosis changed from survivable to likely not, now a fight for time.

Our daughter Kat (Katrina), 42, single mom of 2 (engaged to a great guy), physical therapist, uber fit triathlete and outdoor fun hog living in Spokane...looking for an answers to some symptoms went through the usual chain from primary to specialists...two weeks ago imaging indicated a 4" soft tissue sarcoma tucked down low right against her sacrum.

Soft tissue sarcomas are fairly rare, more often then not fatal...wife, retired RN with masters in clinical research, immediately flew in for emotional support and started the deep dive into best speciailty clinics, best surgeons, clinical trials, etc...

white knuckle 10 days, top cancer surgeons in Spokane conferencing with top surgeons in a Seattle soft tissue sarcoma clinic...consensus tumor tissue needed to determine exact species of cancer to determine best course of action.

So last Friday a general anesthesia deep dive biopsy on my dear sweet girl..

And yesterday at the surgeons office, my daughter and wife told what Kat actually has is an extremely rare and benign tumor, so rare that no one in the Spokane cancer center has ever dealt with one, they have only read about them. The Seattle center has seen a few, and since they have the best spine surgeons in the PNW, that's where she'll go for the removal operation

So relieved for my daughter, her kids, my wife...our worse fears now just a bad nightmare. A tough operation to get through, then get back to her high flying life.

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
today is a gift, which is why we call it the present
I have a Christenson cc slider I acquired with a beautiful glass on D fin. I had another cc slider I loved with a fin box. This one was in such good shape I went ahead with it. I don't hate the D fin I just feel like I could add versatility with a box. But I'm torn.

I know it's been done before, but is it worth the risk? It's glassed heavy with volan (unsure exactly what weights) Anyone have experience with this?

for reference.
My friend and sometimes drummer for The Mermen, Daniel Guaquta gifted my wife and I tickets to the up coming shown in Santa Cruz May 17th. Unfortunately my Wife can't make it, so I want to offer up the other ticket to the forum and pass on his generosity and stoke.

Hit me up on this thread or DM me if you're interested. I can send it in the mail or meet you at the door... I can share my accommodations too if need be.

See below for show details...

On Friday, May 17th, KSQD 90.7 community radio, presents The Mermen in concert, at THE COCOANUT GROVE ballroom in Santa Cruz. This show celebrates the release of The MERMEN'S new recording, "A MURMUROUS SIRENIC DELIRIUM."

This show will also feature:
The NorCal premiere of Mavericks's surfer, Grant Washburn's new short film LOST and FOUND (the film archives of Greg Noll).
Grant Washburn will be there to present the film with special guests.
The film is about "The quest to preserve legendary big wave surfer Greg Noll's historic surfing footage, and a personal view of a legendary big-wave life."
The will be a Q&A after the film.
The Mermen made a substantial contribution to the soundtrack of LOST AND FOUND, composing music especially for the film.

This performance by the MERMEN will be the official record release event for their new full length recording "A MURMUROUS SIRENIC DELIRIUM" (released March 20, 2019)
doors at 7:00 PM, film at 8:00 PM, Mermen perform at 9:15 PM
more info at www.mermen.net

The performance will be at THE COCOANUT GROVE, on the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA. Besides being the largest ocean-view event space in Santa Cruz County. This ballroom is a state historic landmark: the building is over 100 years old and is the most beautiful, iconic, and comfortable, concert venue in Santa Cruz. There will be ample seating / cocktail tables and full bar.

Nice to see Hyson get the deserved respect as a master shaper. 26k for the Rainbow Bridge down railer.
An Eavey Glider. I was dangerous before...but this is a whole new level of dangerous.
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Today we did offshore surface water-sampling to inform the world about radiation (and briefly gawked at sea lions). Since monitoring of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster began, @bamfieldmsc has been participating as a collector of water samples for radiation monitoring with the Fukushima InFORM project (Integrated Fukushima Ocean Radionuclide Monitoring). This has been a super-collaborative project with main investigators from universities in BC, Fisheries and Oceans, Health Canada, Woods Hope Oceanographic, Ottawa U, and MANY citizen science NGOs. The best news from this project is that 8 years after the nuclear event, levels of radiation contamination in seawater are lower now than they were during the height of nuclear testing in the Pacific, and levels in Pacific salmon are lower than they were in the 1960s! That’s great news! And it’s news we wouldn’t have if it weren’t for the efforts of so many dedicated samplers and researchers! For more information (FAQs, articles, photos of ‘informal’ researchers in action, and more!) visit fukushimainform.ca @ Barkley Sound - Broken Group Islands
I am thinking of getting a custom from Black Rose and was seeing if anyone has any input or reviews.
In particular, I am torn between the Fine Swine and the Deviated Septum.
Getting it done:

Who’s ridden them?
Fineline, Liddle, Andreini ?

What sizes?

What conditions?

Feeling out a 6’6 or 6’8.
Want to be able to duck dive still but also enough length for the inherent glide of bigger boards or for use in smallerish waves..
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