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Give me the thumbs up and a great big ear to ear smile as he went by me in the opposite direction Life IS better on a vespa I was on my way to the waimea bay, eddie aikau big surf invitational opening ceremony. Where a couple of the pro surfers said "sweet scooter". That made getting totally soaked in a rainstorm of the way home worth it Oh and they do the surf contest only if the waves are 20ft or higher 8)
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WHERE'S THE PHOTOS?!?!
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I've noticed I've been getting nods from all the bikers I've run into. (harley's excluded, they don't count). I didn't notice that as much on my chinese POS. Although I'm biased because I like my Vespa.
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I would love to see the photos if you have some from the contest? You are very lucky indeed.
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that i don't know how to get them from my photo library(mac) to a post here They are still on the camera since i just got home. It wasn't the contest yet just the opening ceremony where they do a hawaiian blessing for the surfers and contest. The kahuna was cool altho not as big as some of the kahuna's here FYI kahuna is the hawaiian word for priest or pastor. Hence the term 'the big kahuna". The waves are supposed to be over 25ft on sat & mon. i hope we have it this yr.
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You can upload images free here and it will provide you with the link you can paste into replies and then check to confirm it works by using the preview button. It really is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Don't spend any time if you don't have it but if you do it would be a real treat. Razz emoticon
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Re: Had a motorcycle cop
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Give me the thumbs up and a great big ear to ear smile as he went by me in the opposite direction Life IS better on a vespa I was on my way to the waimea bay, eddie aikau big surf invitational opening ceremony. Where a couple of the pro surfers said "sweet scooter". That made getting totally soaked in a rainstorm of the way home worth it Oh and they do the surf contest only if the waves are 20ft or higher 8)
Judy Judy Judy..........you know i am originally from Fla., but have had the opportunity to spend time on many beaches in A-WA-E and other foreign soil/beaches.........it is beyond anything on Earth, near that N. Shore. No-one can understand the true power and respect you Must have to be in that water. I almost drowned my first time......i still have nightmares about it.....of not knowing which way was up to the surface. Props to you.....and look forward to any photos.

A 20ft Wave is daunting to look at........especially if your only 150ft. from it and it is coming in your general direction.....
I would prefer to never go back to that situation again.

Run Forest Run !!!

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2007 GTS i'll give it a whirl. thanks GODOGGO you are so right. Trust me i don't surf and even if i did. that surf at waimea is probably one pf the most dangerous places to surf other than the banzi pipline a few miles down the road. There the surf lands you on top of a coral reef Years ago i had some visitors and took them to waimea and was explaining, how you never have your back to the ocean and not to even step in the water that reaches shore yadda yadda. No sooner got the words out of my mouth when the water goes above where i'm standing and the next thing i know i'm flat on my back being swept out to sea The life guards had to rescue me My friends. well they got the message real quick. Currents here in winter are a bitch,
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We'll be there Saturday thru Wednesday, We'll have to take a drive up to the North Shore to check it out.
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Re: Had a motorcycle cop
Jan & Dean say the Waves are 30' high at Waimea Bay.
Ride Ride Ride the Wild Surf....
Sweet I wish i was still surfing...
Lucky~
judy wrote:
Give me the thumbs up and a great big ear to ear smile as he went by me in the opposite direction Life IS better on a vespa I was on my way to the waimea bay, eddie aikau big surf invitational opening ceremony. Where a couple of the pro surfers said "sweet scooter". That made getting totally soaked in a rainstorm of the way home worth it Oh and they do the surf contest only if the waves are 20ft or higher 8)
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Judy - from now until the weather warms up next April, I think that you should post a daily Hawaii picture! If there is a scooter in it, that's even better. I'm counting on you...
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Judy - from now until the weather warms up next April, I think that you should post a daily Hawaii picture! If there is a scooter in it, that's even better. I'm counting on you...
Definitely +1
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Judy, let me know if you got caught up on something and need some help. I would take a few of the .jpg photos to the desktop and when imageshack asks you to point yourself to the photo you can click on the desktop and then add then to the upload. It will provide you with links for forums and some will work and some won't. Try some different links and preview then first to make sure they work.

That is a very real story about the waves and kind of scary. Be careful.
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Jan & Dean say the Waves are 30' high at Waimea Bay.
Ride Ride Ride the Wild Surf....
Sweet I wish i was still surfing...
Lucky~
I'll stick with "sidewalk surfin" bust yer buns yeah!
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A 20ft Wave is daunting to look at........especially if your only 150ft. from it and it is coming in your general direction.....
I would prefer to never go back to that situation again.

Run Forest Run !!!

godoggo
We have them here too... They're called "snow drifts"
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Judy - I was on the North Shore in late September - Jumped off the rock at Waimea and everything . I was surprised and a little upset that there were no big waves when we were there, I didn't realize that the waves were generally only big in the winter months! But even when the water is relatively flat the current is still a lot stronger than here in California, I couldn't imagine getting in the water when the big waves are pounding. Please post some pics! I am dying to see those big waves in person! We're going back in late February/early March and I sure hope the big waves will still be rolling in! We'll just have to go swimming elsewhere!
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godoggo wrote:
A 20ft Wave is daunting to look at........especially if your only 150ft. from it and it is coming in your general direction.....
I would prefer to never go back to that situation again.

Run Forest Run !!!

godoggo
We have them here too... They're called "snow drifts"
I've never seen a drift that big in Toronto, glad we don't get them here.
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Judy...
In 1990 there was a cop in the city of Alhambra or Montery park, who would pull over people he thought were Mods, he pulled me over once. He walked up to the window of my 64 plymouth Valiant and asked " Are you a Mod?", I answered yes and he responded "Ok have a nice day".
Its was quite scarry due to the two forty ounce beers I had in my parka.

memories.
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I promise to post some pics. For not having to work i've been busy I've started to get my shots for my 2 month southeast asia trip. The typhoid and japanese encephalitis shot i got yesterday are not making me feel real good today. Just can't wait for the 2nd and 3rd JE shots Oct-mar are the months where we have the big surf. Summer it's flat. Hopefully the surf will be big tomorrow and mon. I'll take pics and post them i promise. 2007GTS i might have to take you up on that offer. LOMUNCHI snow surfing
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Lucky Bastard wrote:
Jan & Dean say the Waves are 30' high at Waimea Bay.
Ride Ride Ride the Wild Surf....
Sweet I wish i was still surfing...
Lucky~
Yeah the swell on the Sac River is killer!
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