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You really gotta love surfing to get in this stuff

You really gotta love surfing to get in this stuff




Big, dangerous and no doubt cold

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2018/03/08/gallery-big-wednesday-on-the-outer-banks/

outerbanksvoice.com/2018/03/08/gallery-big-wednesday-on-the-outer-banks/


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RE: You really gotta love surfing to get in this stuff




Agreed - and a bit of a risk taker. Enjoyed the photos!


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He was surfing the Sound last week during the storm, too!

https://www.facebook.com/thedanielpullen/posts/2005516896169489


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Agreed - and a bit of a risk taker. Enjoyed the photos!

obxmini


It's really not a risk as much as a way of life. To me it's way more of a risk driving on a two lane road at night in driving rain at 50-60 mph praying the driver in the car coming at you in the other lane at the same speed hasn't been drinking.




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You’ve got some good points there, Surfpainter. Nothing much is a sure thing in life. I’m certainly for people living their lives they way they truly want to.

Didn’t mean to come across as though I was denigrating the surfer in question, or any other surfer. Wish I’d had the opportunity to try it when I was younger.


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You’ve got some good points there, Surfpainter. Nothing much is a sure thing in life. I’m certainly for people living their lives they way they truly want to.

Didn’t mean to come across as though I was denigrating the surfer in question, or any other surfer. Wish I’d had the opportunity to try it when I was younger.

obxmini


Aw, I never thought that at all, as a long time surfer I myself am amazed at the limits some of the surfers around the world are pushing. Many times on Maui I've just sat on the beach and watched the beauty of giant surf break over the reefs. Such color and drama from nature.


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Thanks, Surfpainter. Thumbs up


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Great shots! So the dangerous risk taking water related accident happened last week in the Currituck Sound off Grandy, most likely in water less than 6’ deep. It did not involve a professional surfer in double overhead sets or a Darwin worshiping kiteboarder. Unfortunately it was a 19 yr old NC State student out on one of those old fashion paddle boats with a friend. It swamped and one of the boys succumbed to hypothermia (40 deg water) before help could arrive.........Very sad. Risk perception can be a very skewed concept. Have fun, stay safe


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+1 on the drive being more dangerous. The right gear and knowledge makes the difference.
Wife and I just kayaked 8 miles in 36 degree weather yesterday, nobody else out, got to see bald eagles sitting in their nest.
With wetsuits and poly fleece pretty safe. But had to be ready with dry clothes and survival gear.
Better than sitting at home.


RE: You really gotta love surfing to get in this stuff




Great shots! So the dangerous risk taking water related accident happened last week in the Currituck Sound off Grandy, most likely in water less than 6’ deep. It did not involve a professional surfer in double overhead sets or a Darwin worshiping kiteboarder. Unfortunately it was a 19 yr old NC State student out on one of those old fashion paddle boats with a friend. It swamped and one of the boys succumbed to hypothermia (40 deg water) before help could arrive.........Very sad. Risk perception can be a very skewed concept. Have fun, stay safe

targadave


Did read about this, Dave. Very unfortunate and very, very sad.

As an army chaplain said to my husband who during basic training during the Vietnam conflict, "You're chances of being killed in a car accident are greater than being killed in Vietnam." Perceptions can indeed be very skewed.

old greybeard, I bet it was beautiful!