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ISLANDSK8R

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Took the ferry to a little island off the coast this morning, as I was getting on board with my board, the boat capt. told me somebody died surfing there yesterday and asked if I was okay with that, I told no problem.... maybe. 


As we pulled into the little port on of dock workers tying up the boat looked at me, pointed at my board, crossed his arms to form a X and said "no". As I was getting off the boat the Capt. told me to be careful. I walked over to the sea wall and saw this.........


Walked to the end and here It was, head high and all to myself........ such a killler little session! (no pun intended)


After a couple of hours I was getting ready to go in and I notice a guy coming out on a boogie board, he also told me about the dead guy yesterday and said he wouldn't have paddled out alone, I stayed out another hour, he came in after I did, this what it looked like in the afternoon when I got out



and down the coast......


When I got home I told my wife about the guy yesterday, we found an article online, the guy was 48, from the University, and out with a couple friends. They didn't know what happened to him, he was found floating on reef over a few feet of water, cause of death bein investigated.

Kinda trippy, but a good way to go! I had a blast, I'll call it a memorial session for whoever he was.


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go humble or go home

sweet sesh Joel, onya for making the trip and thanks for taking us along
note: smiling but jellis as fuck


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Man that looks sweet brah. You live a charmed life brother.

Joel, do you know if the guy that died was surfing?

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ISLANDSK8R

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I was pretty stoked, I hear this place don't break too often with good conditions.

@ Zak, I don't think I call my life "charmed", I have to make sacrifices ( not the voodoo animal type   and I'm always checking the surf reports and put a lot of work into figuring out the spots here, but when it pays off it is a blessing. And yeah the guy who died was surfing.
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land of sweet lefts. rad Joel! thanks for sharing, cool journey and cool you didn't let the previous days precedings hinder you from a solo sesh at a new spot, pretty gnar. looks like so much fun, beautiful water and NO ONE OUT! I love scoring those rarieties.

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Although I surf alone quite a bit and have been for a long time, I still find it a little spooky even when I know the spot, but I like the added rush and serenity from it. I have to say surfing a spot for the first time solo and knowing a guy died there the day before adds to the spook factor, but it also adds to the rush as well.....   .
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Damn Joel...
I'm a little jealous right now. Diggin' that setup.
The spook factor is always an added rush, even when you don't really have a reason to be spooked.
Doesn't compare to your situation but just for shits and giggles...one day about a month ago I headed down to Assateague Island early in the morning. Usually in the summer there are already at least twenty guys parked on the beach fishing and you can pretty much count on at least SEEING someone else in the water but there was no one around. Anywhere. little chest high waves breaking clean, but NO ONE out. Felt like the twilight zone but I figured fuck it. Lucky score.
Right before I paddled out an older dude drove down, checked it and was headed back to his truck...I asked him if he was bolting or whatever. He said bolting. Apparently someone bagged a tiger a couple miles up the coast and about a mile off. And released it. The old guy said he was headed back into town to surf. The sky was all weird. high clouds with just a little light cutting through. Looked like the fall around here which I love but IS a little creepy in the middle of the summer. I ended up going out for a bit but kept thinking..."am I gonna be the first guy in Maryland to get taken out by a shark?" hahahaha....I think about that shit alot in late fall when the whites are cruising by. The makos cruising just offshore make their presence known all the time so I'm used to that but it never seems to get easier as far as the creep factor goes.
Sorry for the ramble.
Nice pics, congrats on the session.

Scott
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Dig hearing stories like that Scott, thanks. I hope you got some fun ones! 

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