Hitting partner at the North Shore Oahu HAWAII December 2012

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  1. drgreenthumb

    drgreenthumb Rookie

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    It would be nice to practice/match with somebody at least NTRP 3.5/4 level on the North Shore Hawaii this month (December). I have a rental car and can meet you up even somewhere in the middle of the island (ex. Millilani?)

    Just PM me if interested. thanks
     
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  2. GS

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    What exact dates will you be on Oahu?
     
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  3. LeeD

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    Just curious, I haven't been there since the early '90's.
    Turtl**** had dozens of quality courts.
    One behind the parking lot at Wiamea, really decrepit and worn out, no net.
    One in Haliewa, worse condition, not playable.
    One at Comstock, up the hill from Sunset, grass a foot high coming up thru the cracks, no net.
    Is that the status quo still?
     
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  4. drgreenthumb

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    Ill be there from Dec 4-18. I've heard the courts at BYU Laie but wonder if its open for public? it shouldnt be too far from the North Shore.
     
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  5. drgreenthumb

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    bump...I am willing to meet anybody for high quality tennis anywhere in Oahu. Thanks
     
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    Play the pro at Turtle Bay. If you win its free. I won. It was fun.
     
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  7. LeeD

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    How did you find that deal?
    I stayed at Turtl****'s rooms by the water for 2 weeks, a win at some lottery. Twas in '85, I'd played my last Q in SanFrancisco in '70, but hadn't touched a racket even once by '85. I didn't see anyone who could play at those nice courts. Our room, 110 or so, was right where you paddle out to surf at Turtl****'s wierdo right reef that the Women's SunsetBeach Pro is held. That is a BAD wave, shifty, changy, and oftentimes very short.
     
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  8. enishi1357

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    Sorry I have exams
     
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  9. LuckyR

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    Sorry, wrong island...
     
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  10. GRANITECHIEF

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    I think that offer stands for all Peter Burwash tennis facilities.
     
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  11. sureshs

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    Hey LeeD, if you separated your words like us ordinary folk do, you would not have the problem with the censoring software.
     
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  12. LeeD

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    But then you would not know who to chide and take potshots at. I just make it easy for all you guys.
     
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  13. sureshs

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    We make fun of you because we love you so much
     
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  14. LeeD

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    And I"m a blowhard who obsesses with what he thinks he might have done once upon a time.
     
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  15. Borrelli

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    Sounds like your a surfer? Did you get any waves out there? Sunset and Waimea this time of year can get gnarly.
     
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    Yeah, I'd finished my 25 year commitment to surfing by then. Lived near OceanBeachSanFrancisco and mostly surfed there, one of the big wave riders from the beginning (1966, made my first 9'7" x 19" gun). Shaped 150 boards for myself and one bud, then shaped another 250 for WiseSurfboards, the one at CabrilloSt. and GreatHighway.
    Been to Oahu maybe 14 trips total, but only 6 for pure surfing. Normally only from Dec. thru April, as home is best from Nov-Jan.
    Got my 50 days at Pipe, any size, and over that at Sunset. Found out I had buds living at KuilimaCondos and left my boards there, usually from 7'6" to 9'6" guns.
    I was in the credits of BankWright's SurfingCalifornia, but after 15 years, got left out. I advised in over 20 spots.
     
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  17. JoelDali

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    LeeD is GOATing surfing posts in the rear of the van tonight.

    Suresh is trying to dismantle him mentally without success.

    Epic.

    Need more popcorn.
     
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  18. sureshs

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    LeeD got only a few hundred posts till he becomes a Talk Tennis Guru
     
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    Nah, there's a couple other guys waaaaay ahead of us, but I haven't seem them on here lately.
    You know, the reason I"m on here so often is that I have no friends, right?
     
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    Nice! That rip at OB can be pretty tough.

    Surfing and tennis are my two favorite sports. Well, surfing's not really a sport but we won't get into that.
     
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  21. LeeD

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    Yeah, surfing is more a complete waste of time taking all your ambition, money, drive, and lifestyle away from the mainstream into a lifestyle of itself.
    Nothing like having life's goals dashed within a couple months of good waves.
    I guess that's why they have Indo and ElSalvador....destination spots that require lots of money, commitment, and focus.
    I just have problems ever considering Teahupoo, Shipsterns, Ghosttrees, or some of those rather nasty spots. I have photographs of Ghost Tree from 1992, before anyone surfed there, at well over 28', taken from my bike ride around the 17 mile drive.
    Some photos of S Farallone Islands, ChimneyRock, and Goat Roak would blow any surfer's mind.
     
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  22. drgreenthumb

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    a little dated but an FYI to those who wants a vacay on the north shore to surf and play tennis. There are 2 FREE courts at the school in front of Pipe main parking. Got to meet Cj Hobgood and played against him...a lot of pro surfers are actually good tennis players!
     
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