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Random / 3 Billion Heartbeats
« on: January 16, 2021, 09:01:01 AM »
PonoBill got me on to The Big Picture by Sean Carroll. 

This book and more specifically this passage helped me get through a rough New Years crossing. 

3 Billion Heartbeats that is all you get.  Make good use of them. 

SUP General / Haley at Mavericks
« on: January 09, 2021, 11:20:12 AM »
It doesn't get any bigger than this:


Foil SUP / #TooBigToFoil then go Bigger
« on: December 12, 2020, 07:02:26 AM »
I took my first trip to the North Shore of Oahu.  I called Sam Pa’e and let him know I was coming.  I was bringing my foil board.  The forecast was for big.  He said “It’s too big to foil Sunset.”  But all I brought was my foil.  So . . . I foiled.
#TooBigToFoil is dedicated to those who are on the verge and wanting to go bigger on the foil.  You have to find the right spot, with a softer punch into the ride and some deep water to glide into.  Then again in this Hawaiian example there weren’t too many examples other than Phantoms.

The key is to go bigger.  While everyone is trying to go shorter with their boards.  I have been retrograding and using my first generation hybrid SUP’s to paddle into some of the biggest foil waves ridden. 

My current favorite, which has had the Tuttle box replaced 3 times is a 7’ 4” L41 Bat-Tail.  You will want a front footstrap (at a minimum).  Here is some motivation. 


Travel, Trips, Destinations / SUP Foiling Sunset Beach Hawaii
« on: November 03, 2020, 10:01:40 AM »
Any advice.

Forecast is for medium to sizable 5-10 foot+ faces.  I’m bringing my big wave foil gear.  Plan to get in early and glide wide.  But where?


Gear Talk / Apple iWatch with Dawn Patrol SURF TRACKING
« on: September 22, 2020, 05:59:11 PM »
I have been using the iWatch to track surf sessions for more than 2 years. 

IT IS PHENOMENAL.  I am surprised it doesn't get more chatter on the Zone or elsewhere. 

My wife bought me the apple watch for father's day 2018 version 3.  I was so against Apple products I almost sent it back.

The "Dawn Patrol" app added to the watch is stunning.  I have motivated 1 friend on the East Coast, Paul Murray, to buy one and then all my surf amigo's in California from Jeff Clark to Haley Fiske and Dave Westendorf. . . .

We now trade sessions and have learned to read how good the (foil) session was by length of ride, speed and curvy-ness aka how much we were turning. 

For example here was my hero wave this summer.  East Coast in New England.  Rhode Island on a foil and a 470 yard ride, 1 minute 10 seconds.  Unheard of. 

I officially have 2 sessions and have leaped to “Advanced Beginner.”  Need advice.

Session 1: Started 15 to 20 mph for 45 minutes. Slingshot 6.4 V2, 6’6” Easy Foiler, GoFoil Maliko 200.  Wind Picked up: 20 to 30+ for 1 hour.  Duotone 5.0, 6’6” Easy Foiler, GoFoil GL210.  Was crushing it then got crushed.

Session 2: 12 to 20 mph for 2 hours.  Slingshot 6.4 V2, 6’6” Easy Foiler, GoFoil Maliko 200.  Gliding Bliss! (see below)

Plenty of Observations and Questions:

•   More wind is better until it gets over 25 mph
•   Bigger Foils are better M200 flew great never felt too slow GL210 was like riding a sinking windsurfer aka I need more experience
•   My knees got all bloodied up.  I need to go from knees to standing almost instantly to avoid this
•   I am switching my feet and using footstraps I can’t even comprehend how to sail back side but as a windsurfer I am good with this
•   I can now easily get up and fly goofy foot which is my surfing stance on starboard tack.  I can even bear off in low wind and pump on to foil, in my mind I am flying like Piros. 
•   Flying on Port tack is learning to foil all over again.  Hunching over bending my knees rearing up and breaching.  I have to think hard to keep the nose down.  Control is coming oddly from my back foot.  All terrifying and fun
•   10 to 12 mph – No way.  This results in a 30-degree downwind angle.  Make sure there is an easy place to walk home from
•   Going up wind, with enough wind, is NO PROBLEM.  Way better upwind ability than a planing windsurfer.
•   Check the gear – Specifically the tag attached to wrist leash.  When it started gusting to 30+ my 5.0 Duotone was porpoising out of control.  Up, Down, Up, Down then SNAP it went flying.  1st day on the new toy and the wind ripped it away.  Fortunately I was upwind of a neighborhood and the wing went flying towards shore and smashed off some rocks and settled down.  I got away with 2 small tears in the wing, retied and kept flying. 

•   What next?
•   Any advice for foiling on weak side?  I have convinced myself this will just take time
•   Jibing on foil – No Fragging way.  Please Advise!
I am trying to become a professional beginner FAST

Classifieds / Wanted 7' to 7'6" FoilBoard with Tuttle Box
« on: May 22, 2020, 05:46:19 PM »
A friend and surf amigo is looking to get into Foiling.  He is looking for a 7' to 7' 6" foil board ~ 125 liters with Tuttle Box.

Does anyone have anything in the San Francisco Bay area.

These specifications are actually my recommendations for:

1) A board to learn to Wing Foil on
2) A board to learn to Surf Foil on
3) A board that can eventually be used for Bigger Waves as he progresses.



SUP General / Paddle in Place
« on: April 27, 2020, 08:30:25 AM »
My daughter Ruby suggested she didn't want to surf.  Then someone suggested an adventure paddle. 

From Montara, CA to our house.  She was game for that.

My son, Quinn, drove us to Montara and we did the gentle downwinder.  It was only blowing ~ 5 knots.  The start was brutal.

6 to 10 foot faces at dead low tide.  We launched exactly where Frosty taught Jay Moriarity (in the Movie) to learn to read the current.  The current was ripping and I got wiped out going to wrong way around the rocks.  The GoPro 360 caught the action with an extremely steady hand.

A terrible beginning led to a gentle ending our our doorstep nearly 8 miles later.


Random / COVID-19 Data Model Updated Daily
« on: March 18, 2020, 01:15:35 PM »
I worked frantically over the weekend to get data and to get a perspective on this COVID-19 virus.

I shared some screen shots on Facebook and people appreciated the DATA.  My Microsoft Expert friends, Kellan and Rob at PowerPivotPro.com offered to host.

I will improve the views but if this helps anyone who wants to see the tail of the comet GREAT!  Feel free to Share. 

This is updated DAILY and is INTERACTIVE.


Will provide these views:

« on: March 12, 2020, 07:46:09 AM »
Buoys were 11 feet at 14 seconds. Wind finally dropped. I paddled out at Sunset to Mavericks.

Was feeling confident then I got CLIPPED!!!!! That shaved my confidence back a bit.

Took an hour and then caught this FLAMING BAZOOKA. Foiled for 500 yards. OMG! OMG! OMG!

From the GoPro perspective anything that breaks the horizon is over my head ~ 6 feet. I am flying full tilt on a 2 foot mast. Call it the top 8 feet making the drop on what was minimum 15 foot face.

The last prone surfer was paddling in and I said "Hopefully I'll pass you on my way in." And I did.

GoPro MAX VR (Virtual Reality) You can change perspective, pause and look around. GoFoil GL140 on a 7' 4" Big Wave Gun  :o


SUP General / GoPro $1 Million Challenge and Review
« on: February 08, 2020, 06:26:59 AM »
GoPro was started in Half Moon Bay, Ca by Nick Woodman.  A few years ago he was the highest paid CEO in America.

GoPro has since crashed back to Earth but not without changing the way we view our world.  Good for them.  Good for Nick.

Good for me, SupTheCreek, Clay, OkiWild and the rest who struggle with new technology, failed batteries, leaks, water droplets, forgotten memory cards, crashed computers, bad angles, 'forgot to push record', and hours upon hours of editing to share our experiences with the planet.

This was the 2020 GoPro $1M Challenge.  Each entrant won an equal share of $1M.  $22K a piece.


Foil SUP / Foiling Perfection
« on: January 27, 2020, 03:18:43 PM »
Fewer than 1 in 1,000 surfers will ever ride a minute long wave.  Probably fewer than 1 / 10,000 will ride a minute long wave and cover more than 500 yards.

This weekend EVERY WAVE WAS THIS GOOD.   It was FANTASTIC on the foil.  10 / 10.

8 Waves ridden covering 2.5 miles in 10.0 cumulative minutes.  Average 550 yards, longest 675 yards.  Average Speed 15.0 mph.

I eventually pulled out the Camera.  Hero8 stabilized.  Need to do something about the lens but WOW!

Beasho and Jeff Clark.  Catching 8 to 10 footers on the outside then flying free.


Classifieds / Wanted: GoPro Session 5
« on: December 02, 2019, 08:51:29 PM »
Looking to buy a GoPro Hero Session 5.

Wanted one in working order with active WiFi connection.


Foil SUP / Foil SurfMachines
« on: November 21, 2019, 09:09:11 PM »
My newest foil amigo Josh has been foiling for ~ 6 month.

He started on a 7' 4" L41 using GoFoil Maliko 200.  He spent many, many sessions working the periphery of the power zone gently easing into the waves.

He was asking about shorter SUP foilboards and I recommended either: Easy Foiler, Jimmy Lewis, Kalama or DW's Foil SurfMachines. 

I recommend these boards because they are among the few that have boxes that don't break.  (I have gone through 7 box failures - Not fun).

He ordered a 5' 11" from DW and was up and flying right away WITH A STRAP.  Really impressive transition to a short, short board.


SUP General / Mavericks Competition is BACK ON!
« on: October 22, 2019, 06:23:24 AM »
I wonder if they will recognize SUP's.

I have a friend on the committee.  Maybe I can twist his arm.


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