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    [–] Skipping Road to Hana? Shadowratenator 1 points ago in maui

    My wife and i approached it in a casual fashion. We didnt attempt to drive the whole thing. Just enough to get in a couple sights. You dont have to coomit to the whole thing.

    We have good memories, but i wouldnt go out of my way to drive it again if im ever back on maui.

    [–] Fuck driving...too many stupid people Shadowratenator 3 points ago in bayarea

    Lol. I lived in DC for 5 years prior to moving here. I agree, with the caveat that the worst of the DC drivers have MD plates.

    Traffic here just never seems has bad as inside the beltway.

    [–] earthquake Shadowratenator 2 points ago in bayarea

    Im in piedmont. I woke up. I went back to sleep.

    [–] Ok, so we can shed some light on Hair Protection Shadowratenator 2 points ago in surfing

    excellent writeup. with this information in mind, what are your thoughts on the aquatic ape theory?

    [–] Quiver shot for my upcoming trip to Chile. Shadowratenator 2 points ago in surfing

    You've gotten a lot of good answers about how these boards are for different conditions. here's another tidbit that nobody's touched on yet. hydrodynamics works a lot like aerodynamics, except all the effects are greatly magnified. ex: you need a pretty big wing to get enough lift to suspend a human in air. You only need a tiny itty bitty wing to suspend a human if that wing is in the water.

    consequently, it doesn't take much to radically affect the way a board feels / performs in the water. change the radius of the outline a little bit, or what end tapers the most and you actually have a very different board.

    [–] San Francisco Homeless Man Brings A Dead Raccoon Inside A Local McDonalds! Shadowratenator 1 points ago in bayarea

    Ive heard that pigeons were originally introduced to the country with the intention that they would be a food source for people, Especially less fortunate people.

    [–] Stormy Session at Linda Mar - 1.9.2019 [Gallery] Shadowratenator 3 points ago in surfing

    i didn't see any taco bell. i was starting to doubt it was linda mar. then i saw the collision. yep. linda mar.

    [–] My photo of the carousel at the pier 12/31/18 Shadowratenator 1 points ago in sanfrancisco

    i read this title a bunch of times trying to imagine what piers twelve, thirty-one, and eighteen looked like.

    [–] how do you not think about/are not scared of sharks, jellyfish etc ? Shadowratenator 1 points ago in surfing

    The scar could also be a lost limb, and, unless you are still a little grom, it's unlikely you would recover your surfing ability let alone win any world titles.

    but, you never know.

    [–] Friday Question Thread Shadowratenator 3 points ago in surfing

    i have had it happen once. i had no problem swimming in, but it was kind of shocking how much the situation changes when your board is gone. My suggestion is to listen to the advice. shit can get serious real fast.

    [–] After transbay fare hike, it can be cheaper to drive than ride AC Transit Shadowratenator 1 points ago in bayarea

    maybe i just get lucky or something. i usually roll up to jack london around 8 - 9. there are always spaces in the garage for me. it's hardly a half mile walk. it's just 1 block.

    [–] Got my soloshot working, but the wind wasn't great when I filmed Shadowratenator 3 points ago in surfing

    I usually just ask my wife to film me. My big concerns there are that she'll just get bored and stop paying attention and also that i'll come back to shore to find that she's left with someone new.

    It seems like the solo shot can narrow that down to just one concern.

    [–] Got my soloshot working, but the wind wasn't great when I filmed Shadowratenator 4 points ago in surfing

    keeping your legs together streamlines you. it makes a huge difference, especially in the wave. i kind of wonder if kicking helps because of actual propulsion from my feet, or because it just forces me to keep my legs from splaying out.

    arching your back keeps the tip up, it keeps the back pressed down so the wave pushes more than lifts it, and also engages more of your lats and less of your shoulders. it's a stronger paddle and less likely to injure your rotator cuffs

    [–] After transbay fare hike, it can be cheaper to drive than ride AC Transit Shadowratenator 1 points ago in bayarea

    i drive in on occasion when i'm going to surf after (or before) work. It's a pricey option for sure. I wouldn't do it regularly, especially since i'm fortunate enough to have an employer who gives me a transit stipend. I have however calculated what the impact would be. It's roughly $700/mo, if i'm including gas and wear (for my admittedly not very efficient car).

    i also figure i'd likely be spending $1500 - $2k+ more to live in the city. I'm certain some people do that math and assume that because they are saving 2 grand a month in housing costs, it makes sense for them to just drive and park.

    [–] Self driving cars Shadowratenator 1 points ago in sanfrancisco

    don't they get free bridge tolls (for the moment) anyway?

    [–] not sure how I feel about this whole thing besides nope Shadowratenator 1 points ago in surfing

    it's not, and as a society, we've decided that those pursuits are ok. However. i'm not a fan of any of that stuff.

    [–] Where to surf apart from Honolua bay during a weeks stay in Maui Shadowratenator 1 points ago in surfing

    Probably depends on when you are going.

    I stayed in Kihei last june. I lucked out and was right at a break that rarely works near the north end, but totally turned on during my stay. Lahaina area had some good stuff along the south beaches too.

    Ho’okipa was also real good. Just leave the turtles alone while you are there.

    Honolua was a bathtub. No waves at all. Great snorkeling though.

    Edit: i see u are going in feb.