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Fat Tuesday 2

Fat Tuesday
12-04-07

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There was a lot of these laying around.
Lots of guys are gonna have new surfboards on their Christmas list.

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Goleta boy Ricky Hayes drops in on a homegrown bomb. Booya.

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Nice backside slash.

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You can run but you can’t hide.

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Matt Wessen, above and below, was a standout, making some heavy drops and setting speed records on the huge faces.

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Just about sunset, a guy on his cellphone says ,” Hey, Kelly Slater’s at Devereux right now.”  His buddy replies, ” No he’s not, he’s right there!”

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Suddenly, we’re at a world class break.
All the crowd was buzzing as we watched the eight time world champion make his way to the rocks at Campus Point for his professional water entry.

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And there he stood, for like, half an hour. Made for a great photo op!

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Eventually, he jumped in on the Depressions side of the rocks and paddled out through a set, narrowly escaping a rocky encounter. We had heard he surfed at Sandspit and Devereux earlier in the day, so the guy must’ve been spent, but he made it out and >dropped into a monster close out. Then we lost track of him.

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So overall, an amazing day of surf in Goleta. We went home knowing the next day was supposed to be even bigger!

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Hard to imagine…

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