bummer surfer found dead at uppers Saturday morning

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by cheyneskeezer, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Tenfooter

    Tenfooter Active Member

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    what could have happened?

    struggling with a duck dive?

    Once I got my leash wrapped around something on the bottom at Rincon, PR

    it was only 5 seconds, but I shitted on my pants.

    May be he was hit in the head with the board?
     
  2. michael

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    a few weeks ago, i took a step forward on my board and the leash somehow jumped up out of the water and looped around my neck. i instinctually put two thumbs up to my neck to catch it, and the wave almost instantly closed out, launching my 30lb board ahead of me..... i guess my point is, anything could happen out there. poor guy, very sad.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
  3. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

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    we just had a surfer drown a few days on the Oregon coast during a hefty swell, a well liked physician who loved to surf...

    why in my old age I find myself honoring each surf session though I've had many thousands..there are no guarantees for a tomorrow, so drink deeply today...,
     
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  4. Veterano

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    Massive heart attack, wife & 3 kids. RIP.
     
  5. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

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    leash on a 30lb board?
     
  6. michael

    michael Well-Known Member

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    Uh oh, leash police.

    I swear officer, it isn't a vintage board. Made in 2006. Check my papers.

    Seriously though, when they're over waist high, or breaking heavy, I wear a leash in good ol' NJ.
     
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  7. Veterano

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  8. michael

    michael Well-Known Member

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    Board gets away from me - also I don’t feel a tremendous pressure to go leashless. It’s not a big deal to me.
     
  9. Veterano

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    Pressure? What about the pressure of the leash around your neck?
     

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