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.........I think rainy-season is back......2 days of rain.....all night last night and still now at 9am.....I awoke at about 12:30am and stayed awake for 3 or 4 hours, had a coffee about 3am....I was watching the national geographic channel, a show called "first ascent" it was great, back to back shows on rock-climbers......anything I see or watch, or even I hear, like a story, I bring it back and compare it to me, my life, or past experiences.....human nature I guess....."it's all about me" scenario.......today's photo is from April.....Brian shot it at Ulu's......looks like a euro or brazillian, or some other person on holiday, getting a proper Uluwatu welcome......I like when I get to see these live.....now back to me, and how I relate to today's photo.....I've paid my fare share of dues out at Ulu's....for the last 7 years......from above Secrets all the way down past the big rock around the corner and down the line from Racetrack......as a matter of fact I had some serious beatings during my last session at Secrets.......really serious.....and, I still went back for more......the passion and drive of making a double-up drop on the slab, kept me in a "need for more", that drove me back out even after pulling into sections that threw 15 meters at once with no hope of making it, followed by violent beatings......the other guys were getting beatings as well, and I saw some classics.......all in all.....we play/we pay.......below..........is a shot of Gobleg.....I shot a bunch of shots of him a couple years back......he is one of the Ulu's Boys, and like Lana, when he is in the lineup, he is a great subject to shoot.......it's hard to make the holiday surfers look good in a shot, but guys like Gobleg it's hard to shoot a bad shot.......