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flairon
06-25-2012, 08:08 PM
Have some pretty rough weather down here right now, lots of coastal flooding. A buddy and I went out to watch the storm come in and go jump in the rowdy surf. Two guys came out with kite surfboards so we hung around. Probably 45-50mph winds, around 8-10 foot surf
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4598023&d=1340679718

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4598033&d=1340679719

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4598003&d=1340679690

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4598013&d=1340679699

His average 'jump' was probably around 3+ stories off the water. His buddy's chute wasn't quite as big so he couldn't do the jumping, but he was trucking through the surf at probably 50-60mph on his board

MiamiSpartan
06-25-2012, 08:12 PM
During Katrina, someone got slammed into the side of a hotel in Hollywood, FL doing the same thing.....good times!
;)

pvsampson
06-25-2012, 08:16 PM
Saw on the morning news you had a storm coming.Take care.

flairon
06-25-2012, 08:23 PM
Yeah, its been pouring down here for about 2 days now. My yard is going to be 2' tall by the time i can mow it

itsagoodday
06-25-2012, 08:58 PM
Wow, I've actually never heard of that before. I may live under a rock. That's amazing (and nuts)!

Oceanside
06-25-2012, 09:22 PM
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4598003&d=1340679690



that's pretty nuts...

great pics !

discdoggie
06-26-2012, 03:34 AM
Have some pretty rough weather down here right now, lots of coastal flooding. A buddy and I went out to watch the storm come in and go jump in the rowdy surf. Two guys came out with kite surfboards so we hung around. Probably 45-50mph winds, around 8-10 foot surf
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4598023&d=1340679718

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4598033&d=1340679719

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4598003&d=1340679690

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4598013&d=1340679699

His average 'jump' was probably around 3+ stories off the water. His buddy's chute wasn't quite as big so he couldn't do the jumping, but he was trucking through the surf at probably 50-60mph on his board

Great pics! But as a former FL surfer, storms and hurricanes are the only times (at least in the Gulf where I lived) the waves are decent enough to catch any surfing. Ocassionally we'd make the 3 1/2 drive to the East coast---Melbourne, but truly the waves are pretty tame there too,.

In the 80s we went surfing the day after hurricane Gloria, in Jersey. Woot!

Waves in Santa Cruz on a normal day are bigger and better than FL during a hurricane. Just sayin. ;)

-=FLEX=-
06-26-2012, 05:54 AM
Didn't work out very well for this guy:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UCQFJg4JaQ

FlaIronMind
06-26-2012, 05:54 AM
Great pics! But as a former FL surfer, storms and hurricanes are the only times (at least in the Gulf where I lived) the waves are decent enough to catch any surfing.

Waves in Santa Cruz on a normal day are bigger and better than FL during a hurricane. Just sayin. ;)

As a surfer as well, the only time waves reach anything above the level of whitewash here is when we have storms. The only time it is truly a time to catch anything remotely resembling the waves I had back home in SF and Santa Cruz.

Which brings up the next point - yes, in Santa Cruz the waves on the worst day are usually better than the storm-based waves here in FL.

Nikonguy
06-26-2012, 06:34 AM
During Katrina, someone got slammed into the side of a hotel in Hollywood, FL doing the same thing.....good times!
;)


Didn't work out very well for this guy:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UCQFJg4JaQ

Nature at work "thinning the herd".

flairon
06-26-2012, 07:09 AM
Check this out. This is Bayshore Blvd in Tampa. On the left side of the wall is usually a major place for joggers/bikers/walkers..etc. Its billed as the longest sidewalk in the world, usually lots of people hanging out in this area. Look in the water on the left side of that retaining wall. I want to know who's going to get that out of the water

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4599463&d=1340719716

Nikonguy
06-26-2012, 07:31 AM
I'm bored and may drive over the the pier at Daytona Beach to see whats up but 20 miles inland it pretty snotty.

mslman71
06-26-2012, 07:37 AM
Sorta has that "HEY Y'all watch this" thing going.

DubfromGA
06-26-2012, 08:54 AM
Check this out. This is Bayshore Blvd in Tampa. On the left side of the wall is usually a major place for joggers/bikers/walkers..etc. Its billed as the longest sidewalk in the world, usually lots of people hanging out in this area. Look in the water on the left side of that retaining wall. I want to know who's going to get that out of the water

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4599463&d=1340719716

Is that what I think it is?


Scary stuff....even crazier than the kite surfers.

Barry Bonds
06-26-2012, 09:02 AM
Tried it once.

Fusion. Titanium rods. Cage. 4.5 hr surgery.

I am disappoint.

AV7X
06-26-2012, 09:03 AM
Is that what I think it is?


Scary stuff....even crazier than the kite surfers.

def not a shark

flairon
06-26-2012, 09:06 AM
Yeah..it's a shark.

DubfromGA
06-26-2012, 09:07 AM
Yeah..it's a shark.

Dangitman.

Nikonguy
06-26-2012, 09:23 AM
HOLY ****! I didn't catch that on the first pass! :eek:

Dirk57
06-26-2012, 09:46 AM
Everytime it's windy the wind surfers are at the Fort Pierce Jetty. It is amazing to watch them.

danap3681
06-26-2012, 09:49 AM
I didn't catch that either. Pretty neat & scary at the same time.

mslman71
06-26-2012, 10:00 AM
That would have to be the worlds flattest shark! That little barrier up at the overpass is maybe a shade under 3 feet high (google earth) and looks to be maybe submerged 4-6" (?) from its base in water.

HairyScandinavian
06-26-2012, 10:06 AM
Optical illusion from the shadows of the trees, cool one though.

Dirk57
06-26-2012, 10:08 AM
Here are some pics of wind surfers in Fort Pierce Fl when Hurricane Irene was out in the Atlantic.
http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh481/pstorms/CopyofHurricaneIreneoffcoastofFtPierce8-25-1117.jpg
http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh481/pstorms/HurricaneIreneoffcoastofFtPierce8-25-1121.jpg
http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh481/pstorms/HurricaneIreneoffcoastofFtPierce8-25-1119.jpg
http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh481/pstorms/HurricaneIreneoffcoastofFtPierce8-25-1118.jpg
http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh481/pstorms/HurricaneIreneoffcoastofFtPierce8-25-1116.jpg

theKurp
06-26-2012, 10:26 AM
That would have to be the worlds flattest shark! That little barrier up at the overpass is maybe a shade under 3 feet high (google earth) and looks to be maybe submerged 4-6" (?) from its base in water.

Which then leads to the only plausible explanation that the picture is a hoax.

mslman71
06-26-2012, 10:27 AM
Which then leads to the only plausible explanation that the picture is a hoax.

Noo, I don't think it's a deception, I think it's a cool illusion due to wind, currents, and light.

theKurp
06-26-2012, 10:31 AM
Noo, I don't think it's a deception, I think it's a cool illusion due to wind, currents, and light.

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/18880078/bayshore-shark-hoax-creates-stir-on-social-media

mslman71
06-26-2012, 10:32 AM
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/18880078/bayshore-shark-hoax-creates-stir-on-social-media

I stand corrected... probably.

flairon
06-26-2012, 10:34 AM
That would have to be the worlds flattest shark! That little barrier up at the overpass is maybe a shade under 3 feet high (google earth) and looks to be maybe submerged 4-6" (?) from its base in water.

Bayshore has rises and dips in it. Some sections the grass side of the road toward the water is a couple feet taller than the road. I doubt that's probably anything more than maybe a reef shark or maybe a black tip probably washed over the wall. Yesterday a couple of the major bridges in the area were shut down because walls of water were coming over the sides. They are generally about 3-5' and hang out in the area because there are picknickers. Picknickers leave food, which brings in gulls that hang out on the water until they get 'the call', so that means there are a lot of floating snacks for small sharks. Nothing more amusing than watching a tourist family from Nebraska oooo'ing and ahh'ing over gulls sitting on the water and see them freak when a shark snatches it right in front of them. Macdill is right around that area too, lots of sharks love hanging out around macdill. There's a few pics floating around on FB right now of gators out in the streets

flairon
06-26-2012, 10:37 AM
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/18880078/bayshore-shark-hoax-creates-stir-on-social-media

Interesting. Still wouldn't surprise me if it were true. There are reports on the news right now of dead manatees that got washed into shallow areas and places like under bridges and got beat up or trapped. I think righ tnow there is some kind of rescue underway for a couple of calves that are clinging to their dead mother after she was killed from being battered around in an underbridge area that any other time isn't really a place where manatees hang out.

MiamiSpartan
06-27-2012, 06:20 AM
Is that what I think it is?


Scary stuff....even crazier than the kite surfers.

That'll teach you to drive in the car pool lane!!
:)