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#1 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 06:44 PM

Sad story. I'm telling you guys, the ocean wants you dead.

https://www-m.cnn.co...://www.cnn.com/
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#2 BeersBeers24/7

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 06:51 PM

Yea saw that, sucks. People pouring in the donations though. You just never know when it's your time.
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#3 Corbin

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 06:59 PM

Ugh....what a freak way to go.
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#4 Matt

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:09 PM

just because you and the guy in the article suck at “ocean” doesn’t mean your “aquatic guilt” is going to change minds... overcome your phobias, Man...


And condolences to the family.. Sounds like a “wall” type wave picked him up, and dumped him on his head. Never turn your back on the surf...

Edited by Ford Maddox, 21 July 2019 - 07:09 PM.

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#5 Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 06:48 AM

That is kind of the draw to spending time in the ocean. Sharks, barracuda, flesh eating bacteria, rogue waves. You never feel more alive than when you are standing next to death.
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#6 ER Pemberton

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:41 AM

I was in Aruba one year when the surf was unusually rough. My kids liked to play in it so we spent a lot of time in the water that week. Once I was stuck in a wave that turned me upside down and slammed me into the sand really hard. I landed on my back/shoulder and when I got up I looked around and all my kids were nearby in the water just up to their knees.  I was happy they were right there and not out of sight.  They could tell something weird happened to me just by looking at me. I walked away and I was sore for a couple days but it was really freaky how quickly it happened.


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#7 GaryNConcord

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:46 AM

Yeah, that's the same place where an 8yo kid got blown a half mile off shore on a unicorn raft last month.  Fortunately, they were able to get him.

 

https://www.wbtv.com...rescued-sea-nc/


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#8 zymot

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:24 AM

The ocean is a mighty powerful entity.

 


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#9 Vagus

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:33 AM

I was in Aruba one year when the surf was unusually rough. My kids liked to play in it so we spent a lot of time in the water that week. Once I was stuck in a wave that turned me upside down and slammed me into the sand really hard. I landed on my back/shoulder and when I got up I looked around and all my kids were nearby in the water just up to their knees.  I was happy they were right there and not out of sight.  They could tell something weird happened to me just by looking at me. I walked away and I was sore for a couple days but it was really freaky how quickly it happened.

I love letting the surf pound me.  Oh man.  I can do that for hours. But there're tricks to it.  The biggest one is never turning your back on it. The other is knowing which waves you can take to the chest and which ones you want to dive under.  If the undertow is pulling your legs out from under you, there's a good chance you'll got ass over dkettle at some point. 

 

Oh and don't uhhh I mean stay at least 10 feet away from Glacies.  


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#10 Dave

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:50 AM

Yeah, oceans be dangerous..

I wish more people knew that, when caught in a rip tide, just to let it carry them and don't fight it. That's when you tire and drown  :(


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:36 PM

The first time I went to Makapu’u, they were hauling a guy with a neck-brace up on a stretcher as we were walking down to the beach. We still went boogie boarding, but that place would wreck people.

I never even tried the beach break at Sandy Beach. The “break neck beach” nickname scared me off.
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#12 Vagus

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:41 PM

This thread is giving my self-destructive side a rager.  


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#13 Matt

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:44 PM

Yeah, oceans be dangerous..
I wish more people knew that, when caught in a rip tide, just to let it carry them and don't fight it. That's when you tire and drown :(


Yup, swim parallel to shore
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#14 Matt

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:25 AM

https://www.livescie...red-in-sea.html
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#15 dagomike

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:51 PM

That's like some Final Destination level shit.


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#16 jammer

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:08 PM

https://www.oregonli...eaker-wave.html

 

Dad and two kids pulled out to sea by a 'sneaker wave' just a few days ago.   I don't think they've found the little boy yet.  Too sad.


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#17 Matt

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:23 PM

That sucks, King tide has kicked off here too, big waves...

Edited by GeoDick, 15 January 2020 - 10:23 PM.

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#18 StankDelicious

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 12:36 AM

Sad story. I'm telling you guys, the ocean wants you dead.

https://www-m.cnn.co...://www.cnn.com/

Ocean damn near ended me as a child. #### the beach.


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#19 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 03:26 AM

Damn right. If you ain't got gills stay the hell out of the water.
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#20 Vagus

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 04:59 AM

Seagull stole my hot dog once
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