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Lost and Found for SoCal

Discussion in 'SoCal' started by Dwikkles, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. coldfire22x

    coldfire22x Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    42
    5
    Lost: Hollis F1 Fins at Redondo Beach, CA

    I checked the surf reports and 1-2' didn't sound so bad. Getting in was cake but nothing could have prepared me for the set of tsunamis that came in while I was trying to get out.

    At a little less than knee deep, I couldn't exactly duck under the massive wall of NOPE that knocked me down to my hands and knees. But with one hand on my mask and the other securely holding my precious fins, "No problem!" I thought. I could see, I could breathe, and I was pretty darn calm. So I threw my fins, one at a time, as far up the beach as I could in preparation for my embarrassing, sandy crawl out of the ocean.

    Oh, I should mention that standing back up was not exactly an option with my two side mount LP85s and full underwater camera rig. Especially not after that two hour dive. I was exhausted.

    As I was making little to no progress crawling up the beach, a second massive wall of NOPE came in and gently whispered to me, "Say goodbye to your fins." I was beached like a whale and had no choice but to watch them disappear.

    Anyway, in summation, I lost a pair of Hollis F1s at Veterans Park in Redondo Beach just North of the stairs. There was a bit of a long shore current running to the North, so hopefully they don't wind up under the pier or in the harbor. But if anyone finds them, they're worth one beer a piece. (Two pieces are required for reward, though.) They say "ABE" on them. That's me, Abe. Cheers!
     
  2. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Torrance, CA
    9,542
    10,003
    Somewhere at Vet's is a pile of black fins. I know of at least 14 fins that disappeared at the step, never to be seen again.
     
  3. kablooey

    kablooey Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: San Diego
    245
    335
    There's going to be a clean-up dive around the pier on Sept 16. They may turn up then.
    Newsletter

    I hate loosing gear. I hope you find your fins.
     
  4. blue steal

    blue steal Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Southern California/Redondo Beach area
    2,705
    333
    Well I'll be under the pier Saturday 16th and will be looking for them.
     
  5. rboada

    rboada New

    2
    0
    I let a friend borrow my 90cm Pathos Laser Open Pro speargun. He lost it in the Point Loma kelp beds. Let me know if you find it. Thanks!
     
  6. Lee Coller

    Lee Coller PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Redondo Beach, CA
    33
    9
    Stuff lost at vets frequently ends up far from where it was dropped. The two fins I recently found (posted earlier on this board and still unclaimed - anyone know a Vets diver with the initials of CK?) were found in 50-60' of water northeast of the new monument. They were probably lost in the surf zone.
     
  7. Lee Coller

    Lee Coller PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Redondo Beach, CA
    33
    9
    Lost an Aqua Lung mask (black with black skirt) and Red Tusa Snorkel at Vet's park in the surf zone right off the stairs on 11/11. Mask has prescription readers added.
     
  8. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Torrance, CA
    9,542
    10,003
  9. geoff w

    geoff w Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: malibu
    914
    219
    There was just a post on the Facebook So Cal Scuba Dive Exchange group about a lot of found equipment from Vet's Park, including a dive computer with a dive on 11/23/17. Take a look if you lost anything there recently and your holidays might be a little brighter
     
  10. geoff w

    geoff w Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: malibu
    914
    219
    From So Cal Scuba Dive Exchange

    Peter Bortoli
    December 22 at 11:11pm

    Found lost gear
    FREE
    Los Angeles, CA
    I was at Redondo beach veterans park Friday

    The staff that works for LA County beach and harbors. They Came to me, it was brought to my attention that dive gear was left behind at the beach there... they were kind enough to take with them and store it..

    They said they waited for 4 wks now. For someone to claim it. They asked me if I wanted it. I told them I would accept it. Will try to locate the owner..

    Part of gear is a computer, shows last dive Thursday 11/23/17, As for rest of gear, Tank, Bc, reg set, please PM me, if u can identify specifically what gear I have. I would very much like to return to the right owner.
     

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