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Black Friday

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Black Friday. November 24th, 2017.
Beautiful warm day with some swell in the water.

For some, Black Friday meant long lines.

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For some, Black Friday meant waves of shoppers, fighting for deals….

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For us, Black Friday meant waves. No fighting. No deals.

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Just a peaceful end to a busy holiday week.

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Not too many folks were out, maybe they were all shopping.
There were some decent waves occasionally and we knew the sunset was gonna be good,
so we stuck around to watch.

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For a while, it was just guys on soft tops dropping in and wiping out….
But then some locals showed up that would give us something to shoot.

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Travis Bower, with a nice Progressive longboard under his arm, showed up.

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Travis has been surfing this spot since he was a grom, so he knows the best thing to do
on a day like this….is to have fun.

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And that’s what he did. Found a peak to himself and worked the little insiders on that
Dave Johnson longboard.

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Spinning and sliding all the way to the beach.

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Blissfully ignorant of all the money he could have been saving at Walmart…..

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Although the tide drowned out much of the swell, there was still some power in the waves.

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Enough to get this guys attention…

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Another local that knows this spot well, Sam Harden was making the most of the sluggish set waves.

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This is the only line we wanna stand in on Black Friday…..

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Joseph Yee showed up and tempted the waves to knock him in.

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And they tried….

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But he got in on his own terms and got some fun little rides.

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Sam welcomed Joseph into the lineup with a little friendly backwash….

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By this time, the light was getting scarce.

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But it’s fun to see what the camera can pick up in near darkness.
Sometimes it works out pretty well.

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But all things must come to an end, so we packed it up and headed out…

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Maybe next year we’ll head to the mall and get those bargains….