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Classifieds / Re: Almost new 2015 8'5" Fanatic Allwave
« on: August 19, 2017, 10:48:35 AM »
I didn't see an obvious way to reply to this, so (finally) adding the pics as a second post. It's 8'5" x 32" @ 135L. Also looks like all three fins too a hit, with one being worse. The board itself is in great shape. Asking $750, thanks.

Classifieds / Almost new 2015 8'5" Fanatic Allwave
« on: July 21, 2017, 05:25:37 PM »
I need to take some pics, but in the meantime I wanted to get this out there for a price check. I got the board in Sept. 2015, but it's only been in the water 5 or 6 times. I had a back injury and haven't surfed for 1.5 years. So, I've finally conceded, and the board needs a new home. It has some scratching on the front of the deck, and it has rail tape on it (if I recall a few scratches before I put on the tape). And it has a rock ding on one fin -- from its first time in the water  :-[. Anyway, I haven't been keeping up with the sport and would like some advice on price. I would prefer a local pickup -- Seattle to the Canadian border -- but I'm open to ship if I don't get local interest. Thanks!

Travel, Trips, Destinations / Re: SUP lessons in Hawaii
« on: November 10, 2015, 05:24:52 PM »
Thanks for the replies, I hadn't checked the thread for a bit. We're going to Kauai on Friday, but maybe Maui next time. Swell is not looking very promising... surfcowboy, I will IM you.

Travel, Trips, Destinations / Re: SUP lessons in Hawaii
« on: October 12, 2015, 01:24:35 PM »
Thanks, I should clarify that I already sup surf, just not very good. Would like some help with top and bottom turns. I'm thinking Kauai is more likely but info on either is appreciated.

Travel, Trips, Destinations / SUP lessons in Hawaii
« on: October 09, 2015, 03:27:39 PM »
Looking to spend 7-10 days with my wife on Maui or Kauai (preferred) in November. I would like to take a few SUP lessons while there, but probably not a full blown camp. Let me know if you have any suggestions, thanks.

I am flying down to pick up a Vanagon in Fort Bragg, and I would like to turn the drive home into a mini SUP road trip. I will bring my wetsuit, but no board/paddle, so looking for 1-2 friendly spots with SUP rentals -- ideally camping nearby. I am on a 9'2" Fanatic -- rental doesn't have to be high performance, but prefer not to be on a total log. Then again, I'd still rent it... any advice is appreciated.

British Columbia / Re: Advice for next week in Tofino
« on: November 12, 2012, 09:04:21 PM »
Thanks man, that's just the help I needed. I think the strait is the ticket, but my wife really loves Tofino (as do I). And who knows -- maybe surfing earlier in the week and skiing later on...

British Columbia / Advice for next week in Tofino
« on: November 12, 2012, 09:14:24 AM »
I live in Bellingham, and I was thinking about taking a trip up to Tofino next week during my daughter's school break. She's a beginner surfer and I'm slightly past beginner on a SUP. Here's the current long range forecast from Surfline:

Nov 21 (Wed)   10-11ft   12s   247   (WSW)   8-9ft   9s   175   (S)   2-3ft   10s   321
Nov 22 (Thu)   6-7ft   8s   222   (SW)   5-6ft   11s   284   (WNW)   3-4ft   8s   158
Nov 23 (Fri)   6-7ft   5s   173   (S)   4-5ft   10s   272   (W)   1-2ft   18s   183
Nov 24 (Sat)   17-18ft   10s   188   (S)   2-3ft   15s   189   (S)   0-1ft   0s   0
Nov 25 (Sun)   13-14ft   11s   202   (SSW)   4-5ft   6s   274   (W)   4-5ft   12s   274

We have been out at long beach, cox, and chestermans before, so a little familiar with the area. Given our skill level and this forecast, do you recommend going at all--and if so, what areas would you look at to be more protected? Thanks.

Travel, Trips, Destinations / Re: Six-week sabbatical. Where to go?
« on: October 27, 2012, 11:35:26 PM »
Check out this thread for some info:

Gear Talk / Re: Looking for double board bag suggestion
« on: October 24, 2012, 04:19:19 PM »
Second the midnight products bag. I got one for my 9-2 Alllwave. It's a coffin style ~8 inches deep. I took the Allwave to Kauai and came back with that + a longboard for my daughter. The boards fit great and the bag is very high quality.

On the counting the boards issue: from Seattle to Kauai, they asked me how many boards ("one"); on the way back they didn't -- they just went by weight and overage would have been the same as a suitcase ($50), but I unpacked some other gear into another bag. Your mileage may vary -- a max length and weight are more fair than the arbitrary number of boards, but that's the airlines.

General Discussion / Re: Where would you move for a year?
« on: October 15, 2012, 05:53:43 PM »
Thanks for all the responses so far. Here's some more info and questions.

More Info
* The crew:
  * Me: beginner sup, but might be more of an intermediate by the time I go
  * My wife: non-surfer, but beach and water lover 
  * My 13-yr old daughter: beginner surfer

* Budget: middling -- rent should prob. be no more than $1500/mo

* I will need to work (online) while I'm gone, so this won't be all surf all the time. On the other hand I would like to be surfing as much as possible. I like being in the water in general (e.g. downwinders), but I'm really going to get as good as I can surfing in a year.

* I would like to mostly stay put around one place for the year so my daughter can settle in somewhere for a bit.

* English is preferred, but I would be willing to learn Spanish.

@PonoBill and others: What spots would you recommend in Maui as a home base?

@Supthecreek: I like the idea of Noosa, but then I look at Surfline and get info on it being very inconsistent. Is that just the main point?

@fms: Thought about Raglan. What did you like about it? Any other NZ spots you think would be better as a base?

@piece of 8 and @localkine -- I have been considering Nosares in Costa Rica. Thoughts? Other suggestions?

@Supmmm -- where in Chile?

@newton333 -- I live in NW Washington, but I'll think about it :-)


Gear Talk / Re: Clothing strategy for PNW winters?
« on: October 15, 2012, 09:45:07 AM »
In Bellingham Bay -- I wear a 3mm farmer john + a 2mm fleece lined white water paddling top. This keeps me warm in the wind and rain and is good enough for the occasional plunge. You might be able to get away with less but I find this comfortable.

EDIT: You're not allowed to complain about this particular summer :-)

General Discussion / Where would you move for a year?
« on: October 14, 2012, 05:08:58 PM »
I'm thinking about picking up and moving for a year to somewhere I can sup surf regularly. This is a ways out, but I want to start the planning fairly soon. Ultimately there will probably be lots of factors to take into account, but I would like to cast a wide net to start with, so let's start with two requirements:

1. Very consistent surf with enough scope for some progression. I'm a beginner but hope not to be by the end. Ideal would be a break right out the door with a couple more that work on different swells within a half hour or so.

2. SUP friendly, or at least tolerant. I don't want to spend the year being glared at.

Gear Talk / New fins for Fanatic AllWave 9'2"?
« on: September 03, 2012, 11:17:02 AM »
I managed to trash both side fins on a recent trip to Kauai and I am wondering what people would recommend as replacements? I know nothing about fins, so not even sure what info would help people help me :-). Also, there's a minor chip right along the fin box -- what's the recommended way to fix? Thanks

Gear Talk / Best thin reef booties?
« on: July 25, 2012, 03:19:08 PM »
I am looking for a very thin low cut bootie for warm water -- with either a round toe or split toe, but not 5-finger-ish. I prefer sensitivity over major protection; I am just looking to avoid reef cuts on my feet.

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