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Gear Talk / 9'2 Blue Planet Sweet Spot in Overhead T6
« on: Today at 07:47:38 PM »
I'm back in California for a bit and I'm jumping on every chance to surf.  My long time surf buddy, OCsurf, and I surfed Trail 6 with clean, overhead sets this morning.  A little walled, but super fun.  Apparently, mountain biking 6-12 miles almost every day has helped me to be in shape for surfing because I felt good out there and had plenty of stamina.  Mountain biking is great, but man, I miss surfing!! 

OCsurf loaned me his new Blue Planet Sweet Spot and I totally loved that board.  Kudos, Robert for a fantastic board. It was decently stable.  Paddled fast and got into waves exceptionally easy.  Turned a little when riding mid board; just enough for course corrections.  When I got my foot back on the tail block the board came alive and was surprisingly loose.  I was able to work the wave up and down and do a few modest slashes.  All this turning on such a big board is likely due to massive amounts of rocker, especially in the tail.  When I got on the tail block, I could feel tail go down and most of the rest of the board come out of the water for a feel that was much shorter than 9'2.   

If anyone wants a board that can do it all, they should look at the Sweet Spot. 

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Zoo, Will def give a report. Olde skuhle, no cams, no solo shot, heck I don't even have a TV!

But I know people who are not adverse to such things!

Hope you have figured out how to get into some
waves!

That board looks really sweet.  Similar to my 8'6 Soul Compass.  I'm Surfing a little; leaving for California tomorrow and will surf a few times.  Going to the OBX in September, but mostly putting methadone on my surf addiction by mountain biking every day. 

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Sessions / Re: Moonlight Paddle - Aug 15th, 2019
« on: August 17, 2019, 06:42:38 PM »
I'm feeling it here too.  I mountain biked this afternoon in 103 degree temps with very high humidity.  It was brutal.  I might follow your lead NW and try biking with lights at night.

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SoCal / Re: A Little Bump Up Thursday
« on: August 17, 2019, 06:38:46 PM »
Good job managing those walled up waves.  Looks like you squeezed all the ride out of each one and looked good doing it.

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Looking forward to a ride report, maybe a vid.

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Looks really fun to me!  Good job on those nice little waves.

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General Discussion / Re: OBX in September
« on: August 08, 2019, 01:10:13 PM »
Rent a house, it's cheap and comfortable.

Frisco is only "Good" when there is north in the wind, and the surfing down there is not as good as the bars haven't lined up right in years.

Don't trust the forecasts. 2-3 is often head high here. There is always some swell in the water, the wind can be good in the morning even with a bad forecast. This morning had a bad wind forecast, see attached pictures.

Cape Point campground is a desolate place with no shade trees and a good place to be eaten by mosquitoes, and or vultures(see pic)

If I can score waves like those, I will be very happy. 

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SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 07, 2019, 06:56:44 PM »
i dont like thick boards, and i dont like boards wider than 29.5 or maybe 30", on the steep beachbreak i ride closest to home

and im 6'2" 190lbs

so i gotta have some length to get the volume i need under my tired 60yo fatass

i am dialed in with my creek 8'7" @ 115 ltrs, after a bit of struggle with exhaustion at the 90 min mark of a session (I now go 3 hrs with no prob most of the way), but i have finally found a bit of zen with this size---shorter @<29"w would certainly be more fun on the wave, but the concession in positioning ability and endurance would not be worth it

creek 8"7" hits my spot spot on--it's prolly mostly the dimensions, but also a bit about the details of the shape---best part? much as I am comfortable that ive found my best size for surfing, the board is not remotely holding me back--my surfing continually improves--now way better than i ever surfed prone some 25-45 years ago

short and wide--tho fun on mushers--just wont work on the jacky shorebreak i enjoy most of the time

of course ill be riding a rocky point somewhere in new england---softy of a right that peels---fri morning

fingers crossed

and re the thread--board looks beautiful--dome? nah--from your pics, it's actually nice and flat, compared to many-my starby is pitched as having a flat deck--your JL looks similar--if i hadnt just done a blowout/requiver, id be looking very closely at this board--the weight/volume is most impressive, and jimmy is one of a few legend shapers i'd certainly trust--and his shaping videos are excellent--if anyone has one of these boards in the northeast id love to water-swap my creek portal or starby some day

now can we pls have some decent surf in the northeast for chrissakes--like fri/sat
6'2 and 190 doesn't sound like a "fatass" to me.  Sounds lean and mean.

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General Discussion / Re: OBX in September
« on: August 06, 2019, 09:28:05 AM »
Yeah, from many of the comments, I'm thinking of renting a place, as long as they will allow our little dogs.

https://www.outerbanksrentals.com/booking/nh757-la-vielle-batie-dxme/350330

This isnít available the first week of September 🙂🙂, but they do allow dogs.  Lots of places do, so you should be able to find a good rental at a good price.

Wow, nice little place!  Thanks, S4E

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Waves
« on: August 06, 2019, 09:24:59 AM »
How young do you think you need to be?? I'm 72, I'm addicted. Wingfoiling would seem to be a perfect solution for your relocation. Shitty surf, blown out? Perfect.

Every surfer knows the irritation of having some decent surf that gets blown out by ten. It's actually worse for most foilers since the board is up in the air--I get blown out of waves a lot. And the super long ride of foils means a LOT of time spent paddling back to the lineup.

I think I see a solution.

Hmmm, as usual, you have a good point PB.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Waves
« on: August 06, 2019, 06:59:53 AM »
Wingfoiling has got to be the ultimate irritation for prone surfers.  SUPs were bad enough for them, but I expect these things really cause them some angst, zipping in and out of the lineup and riding everything.

Wish I were younger, I would be all over wingfoiling; looks super cool.

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SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 05, 2019, 05:55:13 PM »
That doesn't look like much dome; just a little.  They go rail to rail better with at least a bit of dome.  Looks totally great!

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General Discussion / Re: OBX in September
« on: August 05, 2019, 05:50:28 PM »
Yeah, from many of the comments, I'm thinking of renting a place, as long as they will allow our little dogs.

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General Discussion / OBX in September
« on: August 04, 2019, 12:35:18 PM »
My wife and I are going on a road trip to the OBX this September.  Since we have to take our two little dogs, we will most likely rent an RV and stay in some appropriate place there that has amenities to make my wife comfortable.  Jarvissup has graciously shared some of his local knowledge with me, but I am interested in any other tips or ideas you might have.  I'm stoked to be headed back to SoCal for a visit late this month and then a trip to the cape the next.  Last surfing I did was in February when I made my last visit to Socal.

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