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Caswellsurfer's Profile
The best surf is when you take the biggest waves no matter what, take the falls and have no regrets.
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mantis1086 days ago +10 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
sup bro? cant keep me away forever
Caswellsurfer1085 days ago +8 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Theres a mantis on my profile. What a pleasent suprise. How are you mate?
Coelacanth1153 days ago +11 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
It's rare that I ever see any surf pics of myself. The rare good days here do bring out the photogs tho'. I was surprised to find two of me in a large batch of Stuart Beach pics from the Irene and Katia storms recently. Don't even know the photog yet...As a budding lifeguard yourself...it might interest you to know that the same day the following pic of me was taken, I reponded to a teenage kid's calls for help as he was being swept out to sea in a strong rip current. He was just learning how to surf and had no ability...or even any muscle strength...to paddle himself to safety. I did get him to paddle himself enough parallel to shore to get out of the rip...but ended up having to tow him in a considerable distance with my leash as a tow rope. A surfer friend of mine my age took over and completed the 'rescue' job when the floundering kid still couldn't make it in on his own. I was dog-tired from paddling both of us in by then. This was at a guarded beach too and the lifeguards didn't know what was going on until I told one of them about it later...I read in the news that later that very same day, same beach...the lifeguards had to rescue an old guy in his 50's(like me)who also got caught in a rip(swimming?)and was drowning. He was unconcious when they finally got to him...but they managed to bring him back with CPR and a dispatched EMT crew...I think they had to shock him to get his heart pumping again. If I can find the article I'll post it here below...Here's my pic...http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=235393...There's one more of me...and some more of others in my pic favorites too. The photog took a LOT of pics!
Coelacanth1153 days ago +12 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Corrections...61 year old guy...and it was the next day(Saturday)...I guess it was the lifeguards themselves that used the defibrillator before the paramedics even got there...http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/sep/10/rescue-workers-save-drowning-man-at-stuart-beach/
Caswellsurfer1152 days ago +12 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Woot for the Life Guards!! Not sure if i have any pics of me surfing.. used to have a few on a laptop but that got stolen.. oh well, they all be stored in my mind somewhere.
Coelacanth1152 days ago +12 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
I had to do CPR(just the chest compressions)on a really good guy about my age that I knew at my old job. It was almost 14 years ago, I think. He had gotten into a very heated argument outside with his boss...just beyond my work area. Next thing I heard was other people down the hall yelling "Call 911!"...I rushed outside and he was down on the sidewalk with the boss over him in a panic trying to deal with it. We just kinda automatically began two person CPR when the boss started doing the mouth-to-mouth resusitation breathing on him...It took seemingly forever for the paramedics to arrive and take over. It was no use. He died anyway. Massive heart attack did it. He had smoked heavily in his early years...and had quintuple(?)by-pass heart surgery some years before this happened. I think he still chewed tobacco some...but might be wrong about that. He had a good sense of humor and was well and widely liked. I joked around with him a lot too over the many years we knew each other...That day was one of the worst days of my life...so far...I had never experienced death up close and personal...let alone with someone I knew...before that.
Caswellsurfer1152 days ago +14 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Wow man, thats tough.. At least you can draw solace in the fact you did everything you could to help him, as most people would have probably panicked.. but that's gotta be hard man.. Was he a fellow surfer?
Coelacanth1152 days ago +10 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
No, he wasn't a surfer. But he was born and raised in Stuart when it was still a small, friendly town and had a good old boy rural/country atmosphere. Everybody knew each other mostly. There was only one high school here in his early years. He might have tried surfing back then with high school pals. It would actually surprise me if he hadn't. I think he was always more into hunting and fishing...like most were here once. It once was an absolutely wild paradise for that here. There is still a lot of wild, natural area here...thanks to foresight and sane urban planning...And due to constant vigilance & battle against the now mostly outside-the-county, greedy, moneyed interests/investors/speculator developers...Even now in this recession...I often wish I had grown up here...instead of in the rapidly growing, insanely overdeveloping concrete jungle/suburban sprawl I did grow up in back then down south in Broward County. We shared the fact being native Floridians...an increasingly rare thing here...as so many out-of-state people have moved to Florida in droves over the years and swamped the native Floridian population almost everywhere. There was a very large turnout of THAT native Floridian's family, friends, neighbors and fellow employees at his funeral though.
Sean1211 days ago +12 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
hey buddy hows things?
Caswellsurfer1205 days ago +7 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Not bad man. Separated my shoulder about 4weeks ago. Hopefully start swimming tommro. Hows things with you?
Sean1202 days ago +3 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
yeah good buddy, sounds painful that! guessing you aint been for a surf for a while!
Sean1350 days ago +7 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
hey man you surf down the gower?
Caswellsurfer1350 days ago +6 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Yeah Mate
Sean1340 days ago +9 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
where else do you surf mate?
Caswellsurfer1340 days ago +7 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
umm mainly Genith Caswell Langland and rarely Rest Bay.
Sean1339 days ago +8 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
awesome, aberavon is pretty good too.
Caswellsurfer1339 days ago +8 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Was down Genith yesterday, was lovely head and a bit high on the sets. Had a really good surf as well, good days :)
Sean1339 days ago +7 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
I was down there yesterday too lol what you think of the £3 parking? haha
Caswellsurfer1338 days ago +9 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
I think its pretty steep, but as the summer comes it will go up, prices down Gower are disgraceful but they get away with it :/
Sean1338 days ago +6 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
im glad its not my local haha
Caswellsurfer1338 days ago +7 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
So where do you surf?
Sean1337 days ago +7 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
aberavon, gennith and rest bay mate, cornwall every summer then. Im moving to aus next year too soo that should be awesome.
Caswellsurfer1337 days ago +6 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Ahh nice man! What with our winter being their summer could get confusing, end up walking down the beach in Feb in a 5mil hooded wetty whilst its 30degrees out and everyone's in shorts, u might get some funny looks ;) Good luck with that tho im hopefully travelling to Aus for around 3months either the end of this year or the end of next :)
Sean1337 days ago +7 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
I would be very confused mate haha we'll go out the same time! haha
AL VALERIO1406 days ago +9 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
niice my mate has one of them he got sick photo's and vids!
AL VALERIO1406 days ago +8 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
hey dude, he did take the photos although of them r shit i got some photo's of gower from the air im putting now
Caswellsurfer1415 days ago +7 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Have had a GoPro Camera for 2years now, never figured out how to turn it on until today... The batteries were in the wrong way round.
Spongerdudette1415 days ago +4 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Hahahaha, I laughed so much then that I nearly fell off my chair. What are you like Cas....hahaha.
Caswellsurfer1415 days ago +8 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
hahaha still cant get over it. All those years wasted.
Caswellsurfer1418 days ago +9 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Taking a late drop on a wave of consequence, to have the lip come down on your back and send you into a double underwater somersault then dragged for what feels like forever to be left 5ft under water, And to come up with a huge grin on your face... Thats living!
mantis1420 days ago +6 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Hi Cas. So cool cool you showed up again mate. happy News. Havent seen you for a while. Hope all is good with family. Catch up next time my friend. M
Caswellsurfer1420 days ago +8 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Haha thanks buddy, nice to see you again too. All is good with me and the family is doing well. thanks for asking :) Hope to get on here more now ;)
mantis1420 days ago +9 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
yeah, our mutual friend dudette told me you have been busy lately. hope busy for good reasons mate. anyway, dont be a stranger here. See ya soon on here i hope. peace
Caswellsurfer1420 days ago +7 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Yeah, well busy is just a Welshman's lazy ;) haah na ive been busy, looking back at it im not sure what with but there always seemed to be something occupying my time. Yes i shall be on here more now :) x
Caswellsurfer1424 days ago +8 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Well then what do we have here :)
mantis1545 days ago +13 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
oh thanks mate for showing up on my page and giving me some heads up on a link. i am looking forward to seeing if i can get this show on. i am terible and always F**k links up. Maybe because my wodka still has some fuel left inside. But I appreciate all the links I get. sometime I get punched in the balls. I am listening to some old black sabboth right now. Its friday down here. Its my time
dangalow1546 days ago +12 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
;) cheers man!
Caswellsurfer1548 days ago +13 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
my profile has received 1000 views!! haha the little things ay :)
Spongerdudette1549 days ago +9 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
You're being ''stalked'' but I'm ''stalking'' the ''stalker'' hahahaha.
Spongerdudette1549 days ago +8 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Back on its way woohoo :)
Rich Walsh1550 days ago +14 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
+1 Certa bonum certamen
Toad1550 days ago +14 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Thank you Sir, for your time and hard work! You deserve a promotion!!! +1+1+1. Let me know where the next help is required and I'll join your ranks! =)
Toad1550 days ago +13 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
p.s. Glad you didn't get murdered in Arran! How was your holiday?
Caswellsurfer1550 days ago +11 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Here is what we had to climb up.. the mountain on the left of the screen (the one im standing on) . As you can see there is no path and with winds of around 70-80mph it was fairly extreme, grabbing onto the heather for dear life, and it got steeper the higher we went!! It was all good fun in the end :) http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs426.snc4/46938_1374782485505_1110104165_30878519_3118551_n.jpg
Toad1595 days ago +11 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Your Eskimo joke cheered me up! ...still chuckling about it now =)