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Hi BPlanet
Looking to head to the Mentawais in December/Jan for medium wave SUP adventure.  Recommendations?  I am 63, 200 lb intermediate, my son is considerably better than I am at 21 y.o.  but no pro.

Look forward to any suggestions you have.  My criteria are no crowds, SUP friendly, intermediate waves. 

Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Hip replacement and SUS
« on: June 05, 2018, 05:48:12 PM »
I've had both done and am back to my normal, 100% kook geezer self!   :o 8) :P

Technique / Re: Turning for incoming wave
« on: May 30, 2018, 12:10:33 PM »
I usually step back onto the tail, fall in the water, and turn the board around by hand before climbing back on.  Presto! :o

Classifieds / 9'5" Sunova Speeed
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:51:05 PM »
As new, no dings.  Kids have moved off to college.  1000 in Santa Cruz.  (2000 new)

Random / Re: touch controlled standing desk frame
« on: December 03, 2017, 08:23:55 PM »
Diggin' Ganesh, Pono.  Rock on.   8)

Classifieds / Sunova Speeed 9'5"
« on: December 03, 2017, 08:14:34 AM »
9'5" Speeed.  As new, kids have moved on to college.  1400.  Santa Cruz County

Let's do this... I'm spending more and more time in Houston.   8)

SUP General / Re: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
« on: November 25, 2016, 07:57:51 AM »
+1 to everyone.  mobility, health, good woman by my side, SUP, and my son came back from Annapolis this weekend - the Pacific ocean smiled on us with good surf yesterday.  We rocked it from Sharks to Trees, even sharing a couple of waves.  Unforgettable day!  We even had proners encouraging us, yelling "Go for it... party wave!" .... we didn't need any more encouragement than that. 

Also big shout out to Bill Foote:  The infamous 'Geezer Sled' 11'2" Foote custom got its first trial in 'real' waves yesterday.  This wavecatcher turned beautifully and put on the speed in shoulder/head high surf.  I made section after section, most often leaving my breath behind me. 

Next week I'll be in Kazakhstan, remembering STC's words about U.S. citizenship. 

"Pray without ceasing" my fellow Zoners.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Gear Talk / Re: Would you drill your board to check for water?
« on: April 14, 2016, 09:14:04 PM »
...Gotta be water in there.
Zoo - I don't have to drill holes... I got BIG ones here and BIG ones there, and when I put the board out in the sun it goes 'drip, drip, drip' like the antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea they've been reporting in the UK! 

SUP General / Re: When its Big Donít Look Back
« on: March 16, 2016, 11:44:16 AM »
It's kind of rule number one. the difference between the waves you make the ones that pound you is what's in your head. If your reptile brain is gibbering "you're going to fall and get clobbered" you're going to fall and get clobbered. Especially true for me for downwinding Malikos. My neck lets my head turn about 45 degrees, which is a big help sometimes.
+1 PB: It's all in our head...

Great pics Beasho!  I'm not far away, here in Aptos, but I don't have much appetite for that size.  Rock on and thank you for sharing the stoke!

SUP General / Re: Stop crowding the line up.
« on: March 10, 2016, 07:24:20 AM »
There goes the neighborhood!   8)

SUP General / Re: Six reasons to love us.
« on: March 08, 2016, 01:05:51 PM »
I used to care.......and I'll still go out of my way to be considerate, but for anyone hating on SUP....their opinion means nothing to me....I fart in their general direction.


SUP General / Re: what if this happened to your break?
« on: February 24, 2016, 10:01:45 AM »
I have witnessed water that looks like the picture that started this thread in Indonesia on several occasions.  There the pollution is driven by poverty - the outskirts of every village, or nearby ravines are default 'landfills' where all manner of garbage is dumped and left to drift into the nearby sea.  Cheap disposable individual packaging and plastic bags are widespread. The people who live in these villages are more concerned about survival than the next generation or the health of the oceans.  They have extremely urgent issues to deal with and very few resources.  I find it difficult to judge these people - in their place I would probably take care of my family's immediate needs first.

Some initiatives are underway that are very helpful - campaigns against disposable plastic bags, trash bins and incinerators - the list goes on. 

It is in our 'developed' countries where careless littering cannot be tolerated or forgiven.  Our indiscriminate use of resources is already biting us in the behind...

Great thread, maintaining awareness and focus on an issue that can easily slip into the background, lost in our my rose colored glasses.

Sessions / Re: Reasons to Love the Dawn Patrol
« on: February 23, 2016, 11:26:56 AM »
I had a great session this morning with 2 other SUP geezers at Capitola.  Swell is coming, but it isn't here quite yet.

Damn, Carl!  You are rockin it!  Will have to wait till next weekend to catch up with you... I'm in exile in Houston this week.

Thank you for the report out on the lip smackin'.  I celebrated when it happened once, here you are pulling off a trifecta.

Stoked for you

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