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OT - TOW-IN Surfing in FLORIDA???

Postby RickI » Wed May 18, 2005 12:18 am

You learn something new everyday. I had NO idea that guys were tow-in surfing in SE Florida. So if pictures don't lie, here's proof. It is a high res live cam shot that shows about TEN guys under tow by wave runners in SE Florida, USA. I concluded this was a station in California until it started to look familar. I did some more checking and damn if it isn't a bit north of my own area.

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A thumbnail of the full image.

For lots of images including closeups showing the guys towing into two waves,
links to full sized images, a video and wind data CLICK HERE





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Postby brui » Wed May 18, 2005 12:36 am

:o That's awesome! i have surf that place ...i think they call it Pump House, get's huge! (for florida) double overhead + :thumb:

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Postby themasochist » Wed May 18, 2005 1:31 am

http://www.surfnrg.com/SoFLA2005.html


Old news I was out there that day it was intense

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true

Postby RG87ST » Wed May 18, 2005 2:38 am

yeah a friend was kiting 20ft waves on jupiter. went down, wrapped in lines.
scary stuff..

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Re: true

Postby RickI » Wed May 18, 2005 2:53 am

RG87ST wrote:yeah a friend was kiting 20ft waves on jupiter. went down, wrapped in lines.
scary stuff..


Very. I hope to speak to him tomorrow about what happened. He is one of the few kiteboarders that I have heard about who saved his bacon with a hook knife. Some of us carry them for just in case. He actually carried the day with his. It makes sense to preserve your option to try to cut out as opposed to blowing off your ability to even try by failing to carry a knife.

This was also the same weekend Neil had his leg fractured going through a big wave off of Jupiter as well.
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Postby RickI » Wed May 18, 2005 12:25 pm

This is an image from the site themasochist gave the link for:

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With the caption: "The Day of Days? April 17, 2005. Is this the
heaviest wave ever ridden on the East Coast?
You tell us if you've seen anything knarlier
and if so forward the photo or video evidence."

http://www.surfnrg.com/SoFLA2005.html

It's news to me as I missed out on the whole thing being out of state at the time. I had no idea the heavy stuff came through.

How did you like towing in off Florida? Did you guys pick up your tows back in the inlet or from the water off the beach at times? Also, was anyone using footstraps?
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Postby Neil 1 » Wed May 18, 2005 1:18 pm

Acording to him he is sure that hook knife saved his life. I thought you would never be able to find and get it out in an emergency....I was wrong, Saved his life!!!! Neil

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Postby brui » Wed May 18, 2005 2:37 pm

south beach - Miami :o

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Postby kytsrf » Wed May 18, 2005 2:49 pm

We got back from lunch and the medics were wrapping up Neil1 on the beach; someone said he was smoking on the stretcher. Meanwhile Hamish1 was on a surfboard strapless with a Slingshot towing out through huge sets
and doing a coast run down to Juno Pier. Waves were coming out of the horizon and Hamish was a tiny figure way outside going down huge faces.
Sublime.
Looking forward to details on fellow cocooned in his lines, cutting himself free with hooknife. Thanks

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Postby lesbian horse » Wed May 18, 2005 3:16 pm

meh hardly worth the effort of gettting the jet ski out for those.


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