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SUP General / HOw in the WORLD?
« on: December 27, 2020, 12:23:14 PM »
Yesterday Sup surfing 3-5 foot waves. Had a fall, completely unremarkable. felt nothing. no other boards around. No reef. when i looked at my fins this is what i saw!
Fin itself is unharmed.
Not sure how i did that? if i landed on it, i should have felt it and been black and blue.

So , should i try remove the whole box to dry it out before taking it in for pro repair or other drying tips here? Much appreciated!

SUP General / repair shops in Honolulu
« on: December 26, 2020, 04:37:21 PM »
Looking for quality Epoxy repairs...
got a ding bigger than i can manage

Gear Talk / Sup Paddle fpr surf advice
« on: November 16, 2020, 05:17:59 PM »
Have been on a Kialoa for couple of years. the front of the blade is basically fal and it flutters a lot. I didnt really notice it till i took out anohter paddle with a dihedral shape and saw the advantage in terms of reduced flutter.

so now looking for a new paddle. to be used exlcusively in the surf.
fixed length,
kenalu? Quickblade? Blackproject?

The Shape Shack / Gelcoat on Jimmy Lwis Repair
« on: October 03, 2020, 04:14:33 PM »
I have a couple of small (about 1/2 CM dings where the white gelcoat (I think it is gelcoat) got removed. I can see intact carbon fiber layer underneath

What should i sue to hide these dings? They dont look structural of appear to leak...

But better safe than sorry.

Gear Talk / Lookinfor an adjustable Wave paddle for my kids
« on: July 28, 2020, 11:12:26 PM »
Ages 13 and 10.
Nothing too fancy but nothing cheapy either.
any recomendations?

Technique / 10 Commandments of Sup Surfing?
« on: July 03, 2020, 11:48:23 PM »
What would they be?
A few suggestions:
Pull yourself into the wave with the Paddle: donʻt push
Front Foot always over centerline
Look where you intend to go

Gear Talk / leashlok leashes
« on: June 23, 2020, 11:47:34 PM »
Anyone used their heavy duty leashes.  I have been on Dakine Peahi but the cordage the tie the leash swivel to the board vecro wore out and does not look easy to replace

couldnt find any but the search feature sometimes fails me

Foil SUP / Teenager wanting to Prone Foil
« on: April 10, 2020, 07:59:14 PM »
14 year old wants to learn to prone foil.
Would a jimmy Lewis Super Fly  with Go Pro Foil be something a novice with good athletic skills could learn on?

Technique / Fav sites for SUP wave riding vids?
« on: September 25, 2019, 11:32:15 PM »
Any great sites with high quality techique and image that are free that you like?
Something to watch and get stoked on before a solid day in the surf?

SUP General / Go pro Mount advice2
« on: August 18, 2019, 04:40:38 PM »
If i mount a go pro knock off on the side of my helmet, the screen will be oriented with the long axis vertically. How do those videos work out for those who have tried this?

Gear Talk / Go pro Mount advice
« on: August 10, 2019, 05:12:51 PM »
Simple question but what is the go Pro mount called that plugs into the nose of my board (Jimmy Lewis)?

And what do folks like best for handle mounts?

Any other favorite mounts? Helmet?


Gear Talk / Go Pro Knoock off Recs
« on: July 21, 2019, 11:08:45 PM »
Just looking for an inexspensive video camera for surfing so i can grab some vids of my kids in the surf.
Likely wont be using it much. But would like something that can take a decent image.
Are any of the cheap go pro knock offs any good?

saw this one:

SUP General / what to do when you find yourself on the reef
« on: July 07, 2019, 12:48:41 PM »
yes, I know, the right answer is " dont find yourself on the reef"
but shit happens.
the other morning at high tide, the sun came up over the mountain and was right in my eyes. Add to that a perfect wave that made me greedy and not being able to see reef due to tide and sun and next thing you know i was in the reef. surrounded on all sides.
i bet it has happened to many here.

I got lucky. I fell as easily off my board as i could, tried to fall shallow, tried to float shallow. fortunately the next few waves were not huge ( the day was overhead) and 3 or 4 waves later and a few bumps and scrapes to my feet and chest i was able to extricate myself. My board escaped with only minor fin trauma.
It could have been MUCH worse.

I know that in these particular conditions of poor visibility venturing near reefs edge is not smart.
Just wondering if and when the worst happens you all handle it?

SUP General / Mental Tricks
« on: July 02, 2019, 11:52:18 AM »
Some days I feel I can do nothing wrong. Other days nothing right.
This is also true in the surf.
What mental tricks do people use on those days when you feel like you are NOT in the ZONE? Those days when you are always in the wrong position for the wave...afraid to commit for the steep lip...

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