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Old 10-10-2014, 01:56 PM   #7516
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I was out west of coal oil point on Wednesday night. 5ft viz tons of bugs 1/4" too small.
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Old 10-10-2014, 11:51 PM   #7517
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Vis near Taj was great today. Mostly top to bottom in the shallows in the AM and getting a little cloudy by 2pm. Scored a legal bug and that is that.
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:00 AM   #7518
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Got out in N. SB. I concur that viz was top to bottom in most parts. My chick wanted lobster, so I grabbed us one each for dinner and then did some reef hunting for the first time in a while. Awesome evening in the water. This is the Fall I've been waiting for.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:08 AM   #7519
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Re: Santa Barbara Conditions Report "Perma-Thread"

went out at mesa yesterday, vis was top to bottom mostly and nice. missed an unmissable shot on what would have been my best calico b/c my safety was on >.<
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:20 AM   #7520
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Got out between Gaviota and Taj. I concur that viz was top to bottom in most parts. My chick wanted lobster, so I grabbed us one each for dinner and then did some reef hunting for the first time in a while. Awesome evening in the water. This is the Fall I've been waiting for.
That's some nice grub.
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:11 AM   #7521
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Got out in N. SB. I concur that viz was top to bottom in most parts. My chick wanted lobster, so I grabbed us one each for dinner and then did some reef hunting for the first time in a while. Awesome evening in the water. This is the Fall I've been waiting for.
Nice coastal calicos man. Getting out tomorrow and hoping the vis holds up
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:41 AM   #7522
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Got in yesterday west of Refug. High tide and mighty clear from the cliff.
So I made my way down the goat trail and suited up to find murky vis, 8 ft at best.
No fish or bugs to be found. And to top it off, I made the most ungraceful shore exit of my three decades of diving by thinking I could exit with my finns on. As the set wave receded, I was left up on the sandy incline covered with sand and a ton of ell grass/kelp bits.
Had to laugh at myself for that one. Ha!
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:21 PM   #7523
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Got in yesterday west of Refug. High tide and mighty clear from the cliff.
So I made my way down the goat trail and suited up to find murky vis, 8 ft at best.
No fish or bugs to be found. And to top it off, I made the most ungraceful shore exit of my three decades of diving by thinking I could exit with my finns on. As the set wave receded, I was left up on the sandy incline covered with sand and a ton of ell grass/kelp bits.
Had to laugh at myself for that one. Ha!
Were you there around sunset? Sounds like some people tried to fight with a train near there. I like how the reporters fight with cardinal directions on the SB coast. http://news.yahoo.com/california-rai...113147091.html
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:00 PM   #7524
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Were you there around sunset? Sounds like some people tried to fight with a train near there. I like how the reporters fight with cardinal directions on the SB coast. http://news.yahoo.com/california-rai...113147091.html
Wow thats crazy! Train tracks aren't that wide you would think they could jump off in fairly short notice. Or maybe they just didn't notice?
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:12 PM   #7525
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Wow thats crazy! Train tracks aren't that wide you would think they could jump off in fairly short notice. Or maybe they just didn't notice?
Walking a railroad trestle is inherently a terrible idea. Imagine your options...
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:14 PM   #7526
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Walking a railroad trestle is inherently a terrible idea. Imagine your options...
I am picturing the bridge at Vista Point. Not a lot of options if you wander out onto that. Just check the vis and move onto where you are diving. Don't watch the sunset from an inescapable position.
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:16 PM   #7527
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Got in yesterday west of Refug. High tide and mighty clear from the cliff.
So I made my way down the goat trail and suited up to find murky vis, 8 ft at best.
No fish or bugs to be found. And to top it off, I made the most ungraceful shore exit of my three decades of diving by thinking I could exit with my finns on. As the set wave receded, I was left up on the sandy incline covered with sand and a ton of ell grass/kelp bits.
Had to laugh at myself for that one. Ha!
I love your confession. I made an identical exit this summer, except I was on a cobble incline to make things worse. I became the freediver version of the swamp thing and my buddy had to assist me. I appreciate him even more so, since he kept a straight face.
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:20 PM   #7528
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I love your confession. I made an identical exit this summer, except I was on a cobble incline to make things worse. I became the freediver version of the swamp thing and my buddy had to assist me. I appreciate him even more so, since he kept a straight face.
While we are discussing lack of grace I twisted my ankle and was on crutches for a couple weeks after a particularly bad beach exit at Tajiguas a bunch of years ago. Lesson is to remove fins before it gets too shallow.

My worst was falling off a rock cliff before a dive (that never happened) when I was checking conditions. Sandstone cliffs and flip flops are a bad combo. I broke the talus bone in my foot and was on crutches for too long.

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Old 10-13-2014, 03:18 AM   #7529
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Viz and swell were anything but ideal today when I dove in town, but I found a pocket of 8-10' viz in an area I've fared decently at in the past. History repeated itself. Nothing like poor man's chicken!
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:37 AM   #7530
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Very nice work lately seacured. Props on the shoredive pillaging.
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