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Classifieds / Kings foil SUP
« on: January 21, 2020, 06:40:54 PM »
6' 8"
Approx 125 litres
Excellent condition
Tuttle and angles foil mounts

Also have Go Foil Maliko set up
Excellent condition...$600

$1,200 takes it all.

Dan (949)235-2397

Foil SUP / Adapter
« on: September 05, 2019, 07:54:24 PM »
Looking for a good adapter for my new Armstrong plate mount foil rig to attach to tuttle box. Any recommendations?

Foil SUP / New foils
« on: April 12, 2018, 09:10:02 AM »
SANO and I picked up our shipment from Gofoil from  FedEx yesterday. Super stoked on the new IWAs. Got them all unboxed, dialed in and ready to go for this morning and... raining.
Chopped up...a real mess. Supposed to be good over the weekend and I'll be camping with the girls scouts in Anza Borrego because my wife backed out claiming she hates camping if there is no room service. I feel like a kid on  Christmas who can't ride his new bike until New Years day.   :P

Foil SUP / Slingshot?
« on: September 20, 2017, 12:32:29 PM »
Anyone have some input on these? I have a Naish foil on order but am worn out looking for a board. I normally sup a 7'7"X27.
These seem like a decent deal.

Downwind and Racing / Training Tips
« on: July 15, 2014, 09:00:53 PM »
Combed the internet and really couldn't find any. So does anyone have some gouge on training techniques or good drills?
I just picked up a 14' x 26" Manta and really dig it. Want to use it for staying in shape and mid distance races on the weekends when all the breaks are jammed up.
Thanks all.

General Discussion / Fight the power
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:38:47 PM »
Today a buddy and I were surfing Church on the far north end by ourselves, at least 40 yards from the nearest proner. Full disclosure though, we were at least 60 yards north of the "NO SUP" boundary. Mea culpa.
After about an hour we noticed the lifeguard jeep coming down the bluffs, they have been busting chops lately, even when sups have been legal or right on the line.
When we temporarily lost sight of the jeep, and they could not see us, we chucked our paddles out to sea, dropped down and drifted into the line up.  The jeep stopped right in front of us on the beach and we observed a big question mark literally materialize in the sky, hovering above the roof of the jeep, as the guards tried to figure out what happened to us. We each caught a few the old fashioned way and blended right in, my buddy on his 8-2 and me on a 7-8. The six or eight other guys were cool and didn't narc us out.
After about 15 to 20 minutes when the life guards couldn't figure out who to bust on, one of them came on the PA and said, "Stand up paddlers in the line up, you know who you are, you need to move south to Dog Patch - you know who you are."
After this they drove off in frustration and numbing impotence.
We're no heros, oh no. Cesar Chavez, MLK and Rosa Parks didn't hide in the crowd. (Although she did sit down in protest just as we did.) But it did feel good to stick it to the man, fight the power, and win one for a change.

General Discussion / Church Hater
« on: March 12, 2014, 09:26:56 PM »
Ran across a major hater last week at Church when out of the blue he accused me of dropping in on everyone, taking all the outside set waves and paddling in a SUP restricted area. I tried to reason with him explaining that I didn’t drop in on anyone - it was really small and I only got three waves the whole entire 45 minutes I was out, and that we are allowed at Church on the strip of beach that fronts Camp Pendleton. But the extent of his communication skills was to flip me off and keep calling me a dork over and over and over again, (which is the least of my problems). He called my paddle a “spoon”, that’s a new one.  I eventually laughed him off, there is no reasoning with an apoplectic nine year old, even if he is in his mid thirties.  Later as I was packing up, I discovered he was parked two cars down from me in the north SanO lot. We got into it again when I tried to apologize for ruining his morning with my presence and attempted to come to a mutual agreement to stay away from one another. My fault for trying.  He tried to make me feel bad about SUPping, he ridiculed the sport and said that I should give it up and go back to "real surfing", get rid of the “spoon” and stop being a dork - as if 49 years of dorkishness (sp?) is that easy to put an end to. Did I say he was in his mid thirties? (chronologically any way.)
His vitriol bothered me a little for a few days, only in so much that a seeming adult could act that way. Then I got to thinking about where my life has gone since I took up SUP four years ago.
First and foremost I have made a made a bunch of new friends from Cardiff to Huntington, some really close ones that I hope to have forever. I can surf as much as I want without my back going out for three days after one long prone session.  I surfed in my first contest on Father’s Day Last summer at Church checking that block off my bucket list. I have caught more waves in the past four years than I did in the last ten of my proner days. I’m digging being an extremely small part of the explosion in ever shortening boards and high performance riding, I can’t wait to see where this sport can go. I've had three great days this week so far at Patch with like minded adults who, to a man and woman, had nothing but smiles on their faces and kind words in their hearts out in the sun and 72 degree air with glassy waist to chest high conditions. My favorite days lately have been out with my kids, 8 and 9 cruising around the harbor watching their skills develop while mom cheers them on from the beach. I can't wait to play hooky with them when a good swell comes in. And finally, two months back, I was having a burrito at Pipes in Cardiff after a Boneyard session with a friend whom I met years ago at SanO. I mentioned that my wife and kids wanted to get a new puppy since our old man doberman just wants to, deservedly, lay around and loaf at 15 years old. She revealed that she is a Lab Rescue foster mom and had a great little 8 month old pup that needed a good home. Well the next thing you know we were the proud parents of Holly, who was pulled out of the San Bernardino shelter just before they were going to pull the plug on her during the Christmas holidays. She is a beautiful little soul: smart, fun, great with the kids, and she loves to rip around SanO with the family while daddy catches a few. She has has fit right into our hearts and even re-energized her older brother and made him get out of his bed and join us all back at the beach.
I hope this sport has been as great and positive an influence on your lives as it has been on mine.

So to my point: Thank you, hater with the red long board, white Prius with soft racks, license plate TIL177 - just so you all can watch out for him. Thanks for being the catalyst behind my little life assessment and allowing me to recognize what a blessing SUP has been in my life.
The Dork

General Discussion /
« on: February 26, 2014, 10:07:22 AM »
Found this "scientific" article this morning goofing around since it's blown out here and I can't go kayaking. Granted it was written in 2010 but it is uninformed even for then. I do miss duck diving though, wait no I don't, not in the least bit...

Why You Shouldn't Stand Up Paddle (SUP)
reasons to not SUP
Some Days Aren't SUP Days
SUPs have been a much debated wave riding device over the past few years.  While the emerging sport is growing in popularity, the ethics of riding them has come into question.  This article takes a look at some of the reasons why a SUP might not be a good fit for you or for a particular day.  A true waterman can enjoy the ocean in a variety of ways, but they will understand how to be selective as well.
Why You Shouldn't Stand Up Paddle
1. Is It Surfing or Something Else?: I will stress that I love the ocean and all of the ways to enjoy it, but one question that frequently arises about SUPs is whether or not riding them is surfing.  It certainly has the appeal of surfing, but sometimes it can be a be a bit more like kayaking.
Part of the enjoyment of surfing is the whole experience: duck diving through the waves, sitting on the board waiting, striking up conversations, racing towards a peak and then riding.  In fact, 95% of the time we spend surfing, we are not actually riding waves, so is the fact that SUPs ride waves enough of a similarity to group them with surfboards?  If you like sitting in the lineup, ducking through waves etc, the constant workout and standing required of a SUP might not be what you are looking for.
2. The Paddle Predicament: Watch a new SUPer and you will see that once they catch a wave their paddle turns into a piece of luggage they must carry.  An experienced SUPer will know how to use it in the face of the wave to make new turns possible.  If the idea of using a paddle effectively isn't appealing to you, maybe what you're really looking for is a big longboard.
3. They Are A Hassle To Transport: SUPs are big.  They are also heavy and they take up a lot of space.  If you have a 2 door Mazda, you're going to have a tough time getting your SUP to the beach.  If you weigh less than 120lbs, you're going to have a tough time carrying it to some beaches. (Blacks!)  If you have a truck, buy a red cloth, because a SUP is going to stick out far enough that you can get ticketed for carrying it without giving other drivers warning via that red cloth tied to the end of it.  If you like the convenience of tossing a board in shotgun and jetting to the beach, SUPing will require a major adjustment.
4. The Tone Of The Lineup: There are beaches that you should not SUP at.  Maybe this will change some day, but as of late 2010, you will get called out of the lineup of many beaches that are not SUP friendly.  Its not your fault.  What is new is often misunderstood and SUPing hasn't been around long enough that the average guy has had a mix of good and bad experiences to form a solid opinion.
There are some guys that can SUP anywhere.  You will see pictures of SUPers at Teahupoo and the Wedge, but those guys can ride anything anywhere.  They are skilled watermen that have earned the respect of others.  SUPing is rare enough that you will stand out at most places.  If your local lineup is not friendly and you would prefer to blend in, you might consider something else.  Of course, if you're looking to fight the good fight and open doors for others... more power to you.  We fully support trailblazers because there is freedom in diversity.
5. Injuries: This one might be a bit of a stretch but there have been numerous reports of SUPers breaking ankles due to their leashes.  Like we mentioned before, SUPs are big.  That is a lot of board to look out for.  If it lands on you, that is going to hurt.  If it gets caught in a wave that you're not on, it will drag you by your ankle.  Tomb-stoning and going over the falls become a lot more dangerous with an 11' board.  If the waves are decently sized, you might not want to have to manage that much foam & fiberglass.
Conclusion: There are plenty of reasons to ride one board or another.  Hopefully after reading this you understand a little bit more about SUPs and some reasons why another board might be more appropriate at certain times.  Be aware that SUPing is different than surfing, it introduces the paddle which is a new element with its own pros and cons.  SUPs are big and can be difficult to manage for some.  Finally, SUPing is still new and not everyone has warmed up to it yet, so be aware of this when you paddle out.

General Discussion / Go pro help
« on: February 24, 2014, 09:48:56 PM »
Does anyone have the scoop on go pro editing software for dummies  - like me? I just need a simple editing program to download footage from the camera, accomplish some basic editing, then export to a storage file. It's got to be easier than the last two hours I just wasted with the Cineform free edition as it froze, shut down, and never did the same thing twice.
I am working with a brand new top of the line Mac book pro so it's not the hardware, it's just me, a liberal arts degree and a short attention span.

General Discussion / Gorilla rail tape
« on: October 09, 2013, 08:52:39 AM »
Gorilla makes a new repair tape that makes for an excellent rail tape.
6.98$ at Lowes for 81'
I've had it on a board for two weeks now and it is like new.

General Discussion / Zoned on El Salvador
« on: October 03, 2013, 03:02:38 PM »
God times, great waves, but vicious sand fleas.

General Discussion / Sophie's Choice
« on: February 18, 2013, 02:54:25 PM »
Was talking with a friend down at the pier in San Clemente yesterday watching the lousy chopped up mess mock and ridicule us. The conversation turned to equipment and he asked me which board of mine I liked the most, which one I would keep if I could only save one.  I never really appreciated Sophie's Choice until that moment.  It would have to be my 7'8" King's Simmons - may God have mercy on my soul but that board rocks. (Believe the hype). How would you choose if you had to take that long somber walk to the garage and choose only one?   

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