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Foil SUP / Re: Nosara Tips?
« on: November 30, 2020, 03:46:30 AM »
@sea_mode - how did foiling in Nosara go?

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I will say the one advantage to a vehicle, well there's a few, but you can check out Garza/Ostional, etc. and get away from Guiones which can be packed (maybe not with COVID). The drive from Liberia, especially in the dry season is easy. You can take the beach route or the inland route, beach route has some river crossings, so just keep that in mind. I've always rented a car and spent some time in Nosara and some time in Avellanas (which is beautiful), Playa Negro, that area.

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Highly recommend Nosara over Tamarindo, the guys at Blue Zone are great too. I may sneak down there in February to foil.

Do it and go to Nosara, you won't regret it.

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Gear Talk / Re: Sup Paddle fpr surf advice
« on: November 17, 2020, 03:37:39 AM »
I'm a big fan of the Werner Rip Stick 79 (which is what I have now). The Rip Stick especially with the smaller diameter shaft just less strain on shoulders. Big fan of a smaller overall blade to increase cadence with surf.

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Foil SUP / Re: Nosara Tips?
« on: November 02, 2020, 06:18:35 AM »
Quick update - any spot recommendations? I may head down there for my 40th, it feels like the safest place to go with Covid, I know the area and love it.

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Travel, Trips, Destinations / Re: Recent (Oct 2020) St Lucia trip
« on: October 29, 2020, 01:55:13 PM »
If I am not mistaken, that southern part of the island is quiet and not as many resorts, restaurants and bars as Castries and Rodney Bay areas so an all inclusive would be good because not a lot around.

Years ago when they first opened Hewanorra International Airport, there was very little there in the way of hotels and amenities and itís a 1 1/2 hr drive to Castries. 
It may be different now, but when I first flew in there, it was pretty isolated.

Probably the same, pretty sparse, I don't see much of a wave there like Barbados. I wish I could make it to Barbados, but with the secondary test and quartantine until it comes back pretty much kills any vacation.

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Travel, Trips, Destinations / Re: Recent (Oct 2020) St Lucia trip
« on: October 29, 2020, 07:03:54 AM »
I was actually just looking at St Lucia and that resort for Feburary. I hate the idea of an all-inclusive, but if the price is right, the wife would probably be pretty happy.

Question - any waves outside of the reef there? I've heard a bit of hit and miss. I'm down for a only kiting trip, but I want a wave, I'm over twintip riding.

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I'm looking at St. Martin mostly for kiting, but sounds like Costa Rica - Nosara fits the bill pretty well.

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Sessions / Re: Dawn Patrol at Doheny
« on: August 31, 2020, 05:34:13 PM »
Nice vid, I think it's roughly a year since I was there. Get to see ya getting out. Ha, foiling has taken my brain over so.......I think I've logged maybe 2 days normal SUP surfing in the last 3 months.
Come on back to SanO and bring your foil. You'll have lots of company even if the waves are crappy.

I can only imagine how long rides are out there, we are pretty blessed when it comes to foiling with some nice gradual sandbars on inlets that line up perfect, 1000' waves are the norm, Ride one, walk back.

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Sessions / Re: Dawn Patrol at Doheny
« on: August 31, 2020, 04:53:54 AM »
Nice vid, I think it's roughly a year since I was there. Get to see ya getting out. Ha, foiling has taken my brain over so.......I think I've logged maybe 2 days normal SUP surfing in the last 3 months.

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Foil SUP / Re: JL Flying-V 6'5" and GL Maliko 200
« on: July 17, 2020, 08:08:58 AM »
Great progress.  Keep at it.  Nothing can replace time on the water (maybe a little boat time helps too).  aka NEMAS - NEver Miss A Session

Ahh, no need for boat, I've got a kite.

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Foil SUP / Re: JL Flying-V 6'5" and GL Maliko 200
« on: July 17, 2020, 06:16:43 AM »
Now 15 sessions in - great sessions this week with a little tradewind swell moving through. Pretty much have a good handle on pumping now the rhythm of it, and started to work in some turns to stay on the wave. It's a very conditions based sport, haven't tried a beachy yet, but......plenty of inlet breaks around here no real need to. Rides are starting to get into the 500' and up range, had one for 35 seconds according to Apple Watch.

Great sport, very addictive, not sure I'm going to go back to a ton of normal SUP surfing.

A guy with a drone captured this pic this week (I'm in the middle).

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Classifieds / Jimmy Lewis Super Frank Lean 7'6" - $725
« on: July 13, 2020, 10:19:49 AM »
Located in Charleston, SC, great board, no issues, it just pretty much got replaced with foiling. Great deal on this board, 7'6" x 29.5", 100L.

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Foil SUP / Re: JL Flying-V 6'5" and GL Maliko 200
« on: June 19, 2020, 05:38:26 PM »
Keeping this going - got out for a session this AM after a few weeks without because of work/lack of waves. Again, I'm sure this has been stressed but wave selection/type is everything. Spent the first 45 minutes or so struggling at one spot with a bit steeper waves, a bit bouncy and disorganized due to current/tide. Went back to our normal spot and even though it lacked size (knee high or so) it was definitely much easier. I can see wanting to get into bigger waves but definitely nothing steep, just a bigger wall of water, and by bigger I mean like stomach high tops at this point.

I think I'm going to maybe plateau a bit with just riding along, basically setting the trim and going in one direction, mainly working on keeping it going in the flats, etc. I'll keep updating this thread as I go, 12 sessions in now.

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SUP General / Re: Boost Fin Video
« on: June 14, 2020, 05:21:06 PM »
Save your money and get a foil, ha.

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