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Endless Session, Day 319: Better Than Antidepressants

Endless Session, Day 319:  Better Than Antidepressants

by Morgan Sliff Yesterday I felt defeated, depressed, sad, frustrated, and more than a few expletives escaped my mouth throughout the day.  A possible tear in my shoulder is edging the brakes on my surf mission, and I’m not confident that the next few days will bring good news.  I don’t want to cause permanent […]

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Endless Session, Day 317: Not The Sound You Want to Hear

Endless Session, Day 317:  Not The Sound You Want to Hear

by Morgan Sliff Pop. Is not a sound you want to hear in your body. I knew there was wear on my shoulder, and it’s been giving me a bit of pain and a lot of grief the past few weeks.  Sinking down into the soft Hermosa sand today, I balanced my board on my […]

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Endless Session Day 315: I Just Call Him Mike

Endless Session Day 315:  I Just Call Him Mike

by Morgan Sliff At places I frequent, I always have a favorite local surfer — a character that illustrates stoke in and out of the water and carves their lines with passion, zest, and flow.  At Malibu it’s Ben Thompson.  Hermosa is undoubtedly the guru himself, Frank Paine.  Ventura?  Mermaid goddess Taylor Nelson.  At Doheny, […]

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Endless Session, Day 314: The Road Home

Endless Session, Day 314:  The Road Home

by Morgan Sliff When I woke up I couldn’t decide if I would stay in or leave the clean air and chilly waters of Santa Cruz.  The weekend’s longboard contest was over, but I had no obligations for the next few days.  I figured a surf would help me set things straight. I jammed back […]

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Endless Session, Day 316: Never Turn Your Back On the Ocean

Endless Session, Day 316: Never Turn Your Back On the Ocean

by Morgan Sliff David Olive and I sat under Tower 12 at Doheny yesterday, watching as the water filled with bodies.  A board shot away from its master, and like a fiberglass rocket with a dangerously sharp fin, propelled towards two waders on the inside who were facing the shore and not the powerful incoming […]

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Endless Session, Day 312: Next Time

Endless Session, Day 312:  Next Time

by Morgan Sliff “It’s coming out of the oven now and is going to the grill” are words that should never be uttered when speaking about breakfast burritos.  The vibey joint that RJ, Garrett and I went to fuel up at before our heats certainly had a hipster sentiment, but putting burritos in an oven […]

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Endless Session, Day 311: Water

Endless Session, Day 311: Water

by Morgan Sliff I’ve always loved water.  To be around it, in it, and hear it.  As a child, a bath would turn into hours of sloshing, and I’d demand dinner (usually taquitos or a Hungry Man — cooking not being my mom’s forte) to be placed on a chair outside the tub so I […]

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Endless Session, Day Almost Not 310: Maximum Hiccups and the Best Bath Ever

Endless Session, Day Almost Not 310:  Maximum Hiccups and the Best Bath Ever

by Morgan Sliff My heart and mind was racing at 4am as I threw my last bag into the backseat and cinched the straps across my surfboard.  I’ve never driven this far alone before.  I haven’t been to Santa Cruz in years.  My first coalition contest surfing for the DLSA at Steamer Lane.  Cold water, […]