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oneillCWC's photo of Steamer Lane

It's all in the timing for the Steamer Lane airdrop. CWC day 4 was a boon of a day.

Average rating of 4.27 from 107 votes

Steamer Lane

Spot Location: California, Central > Central California > Steamer Lane

Date Taken: 21st October 2010. 38248 page views since 22nd October 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
1.6ft 15s 262.43° 1.8ft 11s   2 2 mph Mostly Clear 55°f
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Younes Oct 24, 2010 Rating: -2

It's exactly the same set up to jump in the water on one of our home breaks... except the rocks are sharper & gnarlier. Very often, visitors watch us jump in from that rocks & choose to do the same. Some of 'em don't see an important point : we ALWAYS grab our leash before jumping! These poor fellas often get their leash caught up the rocks & get totally smashed by the waves before they understand what happened to them! "Pull of your leaaaaash! Pull of da leaaaaash!"

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J P Oct 24, 2010 Rating: -2

and on a small tide, always land on a bodyboarder, nice squashy landing that stops you from hitting the bottom.

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Younes Oct 24, 2010 Rating: 0

It's exactly the same set up to jump in the water on one of our home breaks... except the rocks are sharper & gnarlier. Very often, visitors watch us jump in from that rocks & choose to do the same. Some of 'em depict an important point : we ALWAYS grab our leash before jumping! The poor fellas often get their leash caught up the rocks & get totally smashed by the waves before they understand what happened to them! "Pull of your leaaaaash! Pull of da leaaaaash!"

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getrichquick Oct 24, 2010 Rating: 0

Just got back from Iceland - now that was cold!

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airwave1882 Oct 23, 2010 Rating: -1

cold cold!!!! grow some, then as soon as you hit the water they retract into your arm pits

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Ratbag Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 1

A leap of faith!

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Rolandcross Oct 22, 2010 Rating: -1

yeah forget paddling out when you can do this : D

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nomadic_woodlouse Oct 22, 2010 Rating: -1

He's not jumping off the rocks here - he's actually doing a new crazy and really high air where you pull your board under your arm like that. Impressive! :D

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Stu101 Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

Been playin too many Computer games me thinks...

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I love beef curtains me !! Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

Is he?

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shoredump_charger Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 9

How is this a COLD WATER comp, the guy ain't even wearing booties! Thats not cold water! Come to England in january in a freezing onshore wind, now thats what I call cold.

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Fray Bentos Oct 26, 2010 Rating: 0

Thanks for the mental image.

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shoredump_charger Oct 25, 2010 Rating: 1

i'm not complaining, i was just stating the fact that it can't have been that cold during the comp coz the fella ain't wearing boots and it seems stupid to premote an event as a 'CWC' when those are the conditions that a large proportion of surfers surf most of the year. i don't give a shit where you live and who surfs the coldest break. next time i'll keep my mouth shut and just go surfing instead. peace.

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mass surf Oct 24, 2010 Rating: 0

If your home break is so cold, just dont go out and stop complaining

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chewee Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 5

I am so glad I have no comprehension of proper cold water. Here in the Bahamas when it's cold I just turn the a/c off.

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I love beef curtains me !! Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 2

Dont be silly Geezer!In january Its cooler than a polar bears toe nails in scotland

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archibald gruntfuttock Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 5

I like the sound of your speedo's dude, unfortunately both the S's have worn off mine.

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mattkaye1989 Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 5

YEAH YOU WANT COLD...? HUH PUNK DO YA HUH ? WELL I SURF THE FREEZER SECTION OF MY LOCAL TESCOS

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Ratbag Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 1

Cold? Try Hokkaido in January. You have to skate your board across the 2m of snow just to get to the water.

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Puts_Mania Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 2

Haha, East Runton, Febuary, Northerly swell offshore winds. I have to pee every 5 minuts just to keep my legs blood circulation going :D

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Kylo Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 12

Come to Canada (its the warmest!)...All I wear is a leopard speedo.....it makes me go faster...

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archibald gruntfuttock Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 8

BAH humbug. you want cold?, try the North sea in February.

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jae Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 2

I grew up in Cornwall surfing and now live in San Francisco which is a 40min drive form steamer lane.. It is bloody freezing here. I have surfed all year round here and January here is ridiculous the north westerly swells bring all of the cold water from Alaska and the antartic. IN the summer we receive a lot of south swells which are caused by big tropicalstorms in the south pacific which pushes up warm water from the tropics which allows you to wear no bootys in the late summer... It's still bloody cold here though

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shoredump_charger Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

Oh totally forgot to say how good the pic is!

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shoredump_charger Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 1

Yeah granted Scotland is cold, especially during last year's comp when the air temp was something like -5, but is this really worthy of a title like cwc...the conditions these guys are surfing in is better than we get for 8/9 months of the year (temp and weather wise).

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geezer Oct 22, 2010 Rating: -1

Believe me pal it is cold, went to Carmel(more south) in June a few years ago, it was colder than the east coast of Scotland.The locals in San Diego told me a 6mm suit was needed for the San Francisco area.

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Ed Magicseaweed Oct 22, 2010 Rating: -1

How about Scotland?

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Ed Magicseaweed Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

How about Scotland, because they held this comp there in March.

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Gavin Rother Oct 22, 2010 Rating: -1

I'm a finalist in that comp as well (BOMB Surf). But I haven't got tiome to do the blog right now - busy getting ready to surf! Then I will blog. Nice pic though!

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I love beef curtains me !! Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

NICE HAIR PERM!!

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Chester Burns Oct 26, 2010 Rating: 1

I thought it was a helmet

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Super Gu Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 7

I don't even bother to get out of my car. Just drive straight in.

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I love beef curtains me !! Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 2

NO sorry! i cant see any cars

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funnerz Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

nice pic

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Andrew Black Oct 22, 2010 Rating: -23

Love the photo, the site, everything MSW, really do...but I'm in a shameless mood and need some help. Against everything that I am, I'm trying to draw attention to myself to win a round-the-world travel/surf journo competition. It's the coolest competition I've ever seen in my life, and somehow I've become a finalist. Check out my blog, it's brand new...but maybe you'll dig it and fall into my corner. For good or ill, here it is: http://www.theswellmovement.com/

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Danamite Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 0

What did this dude say to piss off so many people?!

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indojoe Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

good luck with the trip.

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Coelacanth Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

Where do you think most of the new euphemisms in our pop culture/Urban Dictionary come from? The dudette of course! Ever heard of 'tickling the trout'?...You will.=0

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Harv Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 2

Oh and Andrew - WTF are you on about boet? Sheesh

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Harv Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

That is the first time I have seen the verb (?) "brown tongued". Disturbing spongebabesquarepants.... disturbing

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Baboon Barrels Oct 22, 2010 Rating: -2

so dude, what we need to do to get you on that trip?

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Spongerdudette Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

Not sure if you've brown tongued enough there about the photo and this site. I was going to +1 your comment for being ''shameless'' and having the nerve to post it...but then I changed my mind. And btw it's a great shot, +5 and saved to fav's.

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