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Created On: 02/06/2021 10:29 PM
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 02/06/2021 10:29 PM
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Cole

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..is a different kind of human being. If he's a human being in the first place? This video sure doesn't help answer the question.



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 02/07/2021 04:42 AM
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fausteddie

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That was fantastic! Still killing it and the quirkiness/creativity on full display.
 02/07/2021 06:51 AM
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tom

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Oooooh look at the twinnies! Love that winged swallow. Yes!

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LBLarry

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Great stuff!!
Always loved his surfing style sooooooo much!!

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 02/07/2021 11:03 AM
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He's still man.

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 02/07/2021 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by: tom Oooooh look at the twinnies! Love that winged swallow. Yes!
This ^ !! Being from out there back when ride'n new age SD Keel fish'es, I'm partial to the area so cain't help dig'n this as much for the quality of the,, Drone Pilot! Couldn't help really like the movement from up high down right into the pocket timed so well it had me go'in- "whOa, nice!" and thems 'Points'-- oh mang~ Gracias mate!!

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 02/08/2021 06:12 PM
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I think it's funny that he fills those hours when he's not surfing by playing his keyboard.

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 02/08/2021 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by: johnnyboy

I think it's funny that he fills those hours when he's not surfing by playing his keyboard.


...and climbing gnarly rock mountains barefoot.

It's Big Lebowski-ish, but in real life. I love it.



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 02/09/2021 12:34 PM
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I heard probably the same rumors as everyone else that he was a irredeemable alcoholic. You can't surf and hike like that and be that kind of a drunk.

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 02/09/2021 02:00 PM
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To play on dingpatch's post - Soul: A whole video devoid of flapping and air.

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 02/10/2021 06:04 AM
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Cole

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The perfect bottom turns are pure magic. The timing is pure genius. Not to mention that the wave looks gnarly as eff at size.

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 02/11/2021 05:31 AM
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TATTOO74

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Curren most definitely has "Soul" and still rips. His style is timeless. That video made me dizzy though in more ways than one.
 02/11/2021 09:22 AM
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Tom has always had style for days. His attitude towards surfing has certainly diminished. "Tube, sigh" "Chandelier, ahh go away" If there's something, somewhat older pro surfers get sick of its tasty waves and gold digging women. They clearly resort to climbing mountains, playing instruments and getting hitched lol. Nothing wrong with growing old when you've surfed every spot known to mankind.
 02/11/2021 11:06 AM
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He seems pretty happy.

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 02/11/2021 11:32 AM
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I was a beach lifeguard at Pacific Missile Test Center Point Mugu in California (Oxnard area) for several years. The waves there are incredible. You've probably never heard of it because it's a highly secure Navy Base (see video below of Dane at that exact break on the base). One summer after surfing 25 days in a row there I was assigned the lifeguard stand right near the pictured break on July 4th. The surf was gnarly and Tommy and an Oxnard local Curtis Caldwell destroyed south swell peaks for about two hours with locals and me in the stand just watching in awe. Pitted in hissing spitting barrels and so casual. It was perfect watching him bond with the gnar gnar bro.

I saw him a lot around that time in Ventura like early 80s and he would surf mini heats and do conditioning. He would ride a wave go to the beach, run up the beach and around something he'd planted there and then go out and repeat. A competitive animal really.

Then there was the weird magic he had, it was like he could be sitting in the lineup and waves would just appear where he was. Crazy.



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Edited: 02/12/2021 at 07:04 AM by Greensleeves
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