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SUP Safety / Re: Nocturnal shark attacks?
« on: May 08, 2019, 08:08:08 PM »
I understand the sentiment and statistics. I'm not about to stop surfing and paddling myself nor stop taking them with me on SUPs.  But having to live with myself and explaining to my daughter why I would have them in the water on a boogie board splashing when seals and GW's are around. I had a 9 or 10'er swim under my board last year not 200 yards from where I've had them on boogies. They'll still go in the shallows on flat beach breaks but boogies on the bank...I don't think so. And on the Cape....nope. I was talking to the Mass state marine biologist and shark specialist just yesterday while we were watching right whales off Manomet point and asked his opinion on the subject....he said no way....there are just too many searching for a meal. He's very concerned there will be more attacks....the population is growing fast.

Calling my brother liberal is funny.

SUP Safety / Re: Nocturnal shark attacks?
« on: May 06, 2019, 11:09:48 PM »
I think I'm done with boogie boarding and body surfing. Def won't have my grandkids doing it. Arthurs death kind of did it for me. Just too similar to a seal except far more splashing. Plymouth now has a large seal population and rapidly growing GW population.

I think the only reason a shark attack might be more likely after dark is that they can't see as well not because they eat more at that time. Opportunistic feeder plus poor lighting makes for more mistaken identity.

Pono has been rocking compression leggings for awhile. Pretty sure I will be too soon. I've been wearing long sleeve rash guards for awhile....hate hats though....heavy sunscreen on my head and face.

Gear Talk / Re: Straight vs Bent shaft paddles
« on: May 06, 2019, 10:59:20 PM » not so humble opinion. Bent feels awkward to me..

General Discussion / Re: A death on Cape Cod...
« on: April 29, 2019, 09:42:36 PM »
RIP Dave, hard on those left behind but I hope I'm lucky enough to go that way when the time comes.

General Discussion / Fin Cam
« on: April 29, 2019, 09:37:06 PM »
Pono had a 4K moka cam that he wasn't using and I brought it back from Maui with me. Made a mount on my fin. Took it out today with hopes of catching some whale song. Right whales 300 yards off the point below my house and feeding just off my local beach. Didn't pick up any whale song...choppy so it was pretty noisy but the mount and cam worked fine. Should be fun to catch some underwater action when it's calm and the water is clear.

General Discussion / Re: First time race director...wish me luck
« on: April 26, 2019, 06:01:11 PM »
Good luck for sure. From the look of it by elite's you just mean the fastest folks in the area or with racing experience. Not the sponsored racers...what's left of them....that will require prize $$ etc..? Keep it fun...make sure you throw a good party....:)

Gear Talk / Re: Inexpensive Pocket Cruiser
« on: April 26, 2019, 05:38:31 PM »
That should be a fun size to work with. A few weeks and you'll have it wired.

Random / Re: Skaters vs. haters
« on: April 15, 2019, 02:14:35 PM »
this stuff doesnt really get me too worked up---tho if my kid got knocked down i might get worked up

try this crap tho--scary:

bums me out bc it plays right into the hands of racists and hiphop haters--and, yes, there are some bad hiphop people.....

it's the new thing---dont intervene to help someone being damaged by another--get it on video and post it--the more damage the better!

I found the little kid getting knocked down the least offensive of the videos. Skatepark....shit happens...dumb move by the skaters but that's the environment Mom or Dad brought the kid to.

The idiots sticking their feet out to trip up and potentially hurt the skaters are tools also but I can understand the anger. I don't have issues with skaters in public places doing what they do, in fact I like seeing the tricks, except when they keep other people from being able to safely use those spaces for what it was intended.

There are idiots in every group....hip hop has serious issues, the whole thug life idea bothers me. I'm not sure which video you were referring too...but that Case 19 Josiah Feat vid had me wanting to get funky and angry dance..... :D

Random / Re: Skaters vs. haters
« on: April 14, 2019, 11:39:19 PM »
It's simple...if you think its OK/cool to skate in public places where there is a good chance you might injure someone else by your actions you're a fucking idiot. It's one thing when nobody is around but all I saw were entitled tools acting like assholes.

Sessions / Re: Pono surf
« on: March 29, 2019, 11:38:38 PM »
I was with him. We surfed Kanaha and the harbor yesterday. Bumpy choppy waist to chest at Kanaha but I had a blast and some nice long rides....warm and of course trunks...:)

Today we started at Ka'a but my head was a bit sideways and it was kind of oily bumpy and very shifty, that always causes me problems. Head high or so outside. The foils were flying all over. Bill got some nice rides outside but I managed just one ...even that I felt out of control. Then I got tagged when I went deer in the headlights when one suddenly popped up just outside me. I decided to go back to the beach to re-calibrate my head....actually works sometimes. Collected a bunch of driftwood that I'm going to bring back with me. Bill came in and we chatted with the local crew for a bit then left and checked the harbor. Small...left and got donuts...:) on the way to the west side.

Surfed 1,000 peaks for a couple hours. Thigh to waist and clean...beautiful day. Went down to Puamana and paddled from there to the breakwall into some stiffening winds. Had lunch at the Pacifica and had a nice downbreezer back. It was chest high at Puamana but we were both toast. caught one wave and called it a day.

Camera got sunscreen on it...and even a chunk of my thumb.... 8)

Random / Re: Throwing in the towel
« on: March 28, 2019, 10:52:48 PM »
Got off the plane in Maui and walking to baggage claim and the whale eye I plan on carving is bigger than life size on the wall. We'll be going to the Maui Ocean Center to see the new whales exhibit/video.

Sessions / Pono surf
« on: March 28, 2019, 10:44:00 PM »
No epic surf yet for this Maui visit but it's always fun catching some waves with my brother.....of course the warm air, sunshine and water above 40 degs helps but I always especially enjoy sharing a wave with the guy that got me started....:)

Classifieds / Re: Mavic Pro lands on the Brooklyn Blowout Ramp
« on: March 26, 2019, 06:25:34 AM »
Well done EB.

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