Wednesday, December 9, 2009

extreme surfing

there's some crazy action going on out in the pacific that's kicking up 50 foot giant waves in hawaii.

surfers at waimea beach throw the eddie aikau surfing competition when the waves get this big. apparently all the big wave surfers from around the world just jump on a plane.

i've always been fascinated with big waves. i frequently have dreams about them -- wonder what that means?

check this out from 2002


Anonymous said...

According to one of my dream books, "The Dream Book: Symbols for Self-Understanding" by Betty Bethards:
To be riding a wave is moving on powerful feelings, emotions. Watching the waves suggests drawing energy into self for renewal and recharging. The ocean is your emotional energy.
Hope that gives you insights!
Love your blog! ~Pamela

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

Wasn't that amazing!? My husband had it going live on the internet all day yesterday.

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

P.S. Great quote Pamela!

i suwannee said...

where did you find the live feed?

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

I saw the video on the news this morning and was amazed. Thanks for the video so we can watch it again!

SweetPea said...

My pillows came today. They look great, now I just need to convince my dog that they are not for soaking up his drool.

Thanks again

Amanda said...

I think I would consider dreams of big waves more like nightmares, but that's just my fear of them talking. I saw that movie 2012 and those huge waves where the most terrifying thing to me. But these Hawaii waves are a little less scary and very cool to watch surfers surf them :)

Holly said...

More like a bad dream to me. This reminds me of the near-final scene in "The Perfect Storm." *shudder*

Dobbygirl said...

That video is amazing! We were in Hawaii in January a few years ago and went to the North Shore, they had some big waves but nothing like this (not that year at least). Wowza!

Jenny said...

i went. it was truly a once in a lifetime experience!

Ellen said...

Big Waves could mean big changes...are you looking for some? thanks for sharing...smiles.

Style Noir said...

You dream about waves, too?

I had oceanic dreams so frequently over the course of one year, that I actually went ahead and learned how to surf-- after learning how to swim, of course.


TaylorM said...

Hi Jamie!
I have those dreams from time to time also. Check this out:

Most experts say big waves mean big flows of emotion we're not letting out...oh dear!


ps- Don't think I'm weird, but I read you EVERY day and have withdrawls over the weekends...

marthalena said...

Quicksilver livestreams the event...they did a really good job with it this year.

You can also sign up for a text message that will let you know if the "Eddie goes" (many years it doesn't). But once you get the text, you just log onto the site and watch the whole thing...AMAZING. I've watched it sitting on the beach and this week I watched it from my office...but when this competition DOES go, it's magic.

Davis Miller said...

I like this place! I love the idea and wish there was a place like this in Astoria, Queens. I am a surfer and found a "real surfer bar" in Point Break NYC. I am kinda jealous ;0PIts filled with surfers, people who like surfers, people who like the beach and people who don't want to live close to town. I really like this place. You know what they have these real Proctor and Channel One surfboards on the wall. It's nice for coming any day of the week and eating a late brunch. The food was outstanding. The brunch and sides were prefect and tasty. It is a perfect "escape" from city living. It is probably one of the only places where you can get a nice frozen pina colada or margarita. The service was on hit. They came up and checked on us so many times and made sure everything was up to par. It gets very active and the bartenders keep everybody having a good time. The bartender was very accommodating. He was nice enough to make a drink, that wasn't on the menu, for me :0) Did I mention the bartenders are nice eye candy. It was amazing to see their “das boot” which is shaped like a boot filled with beer. Don’t get me wrong, I am not drunk…it’s an actual boot shaped beer container ready to be emptied. Try it ..You will love it!! Oh. How can I forget, they even have a wheel o' shots where you just have to spin it and have to drink whatever shot it lands on!! Now call that bar creativity at its best!!! And when I spill a tray full of shots on myself, the bartender so kindly remakes them for me? Good music, too, and the decor helped us weather an otherwise overcast and rainy day. You know that old song "Brandy"? It goes, "Brandy, you're a fine girl, what a good wife you would be. But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea." I believe Brandy works here. No reason, I just do. And that song happens to be a guilty pleasure of mine, so that's a plus in my book. You can simply waltz over to this colorful and warm establishment, enjoy some drinks with friends, and walk home. The bar is right at the center, so you can walk to either side for drinks, and the bartenders are friendly and at your service. There is a variety of seating, good music, and friendly neighborhood people to make your time more enjoyable. Not pretentious, very cozy, I think Point Break is a fabulous place to spend some time with friends.

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