Barrels? The best thing in the world

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nathanangelakis started the topic in Monday, 1 Aug 2011 at 1:52am

There's no doubt its the most amazing, euphoric experience in the world that compares to nothing else.
What are your thoughts?

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thermalben commented Monday, 1 Aug 2011 at 2:33am

We're all slightly biased Nathan, but I find it hard to disagree with ya.

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scootmond commented Monday, 1 Aug 2011 at 3:25am

There's barrels, and there's barrels.

Personally, I love the feeling you get when you take off just that little bit too deep, and so you are wondering if you are going to make it out or get dumped. Its just so much sweeter when you make the wave after having several close encounters with the ocean floor.

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prawnhead commented Monday, 1 Aug 2011 at 10:12pm

agreed, but the quality all depends on where you are surfing......and some perspective!
a 2 second barrel at rifles is a mere peck on the cheek, while if you manage to sneak a 2 second barrel at crescent head, it is a full-on tongue pash considering the conditions on offer.....(although i know where i would rather surf).Some of the most memorable ones are where you were only really trying to make the wave and avoid being chop suey on the reef !
You know your're really onto something and the gratification level steps up a notch when you hear the roar and the compression makes your ears pop!

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shaun commented Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 at 8:45am

Yep, I luv em too. Old kooks like me can look good, all you got to do is stand there. More timing than talent.

I'm the scab you keep picking off and is there again the next day.

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zenzen commented Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 at 9:43am

It's funny, but barrels always kind of surprise me when I get them because the feeling is just ethereal every time - it never gets old. It's like mother nature giving you a hug or something. Many of my most memorable moments in surfing are tubes.

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fitzroy-21 commented Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 at 11:17pm

You never forget that feeling or all you senses being fully alert. You just want more!!!

Just makes you feel alive.

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radbone08 commented Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 at 11:58pm

yeah nato!!!!!!!

Peace out Zac

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thelostclimber commented Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 at 2:37am

Anyone who thinks they aren't probably hasn't been in one.

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nathanangelakis commented Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 at 2:55am

too right

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letthegoodtimesroll commented Friday, 19 Aug 2011 at 5:47am

For sure!

Not concerned with getting air or pulling any kind of moves at all.

I'm just there to get barreled.

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shaun commented Sunday, 8 Apr 2012 at 9:43am

Yeah right on

I'm the scab you keep picking off and is there again the next day.