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I usually never go far offshore on board, so I don't loose shoreline out of view. My Garmin watch has navigation though. When I go kayak fishing I have navigation/chart plotter on fishfinder and handheld VHF  - both would be too bulky for SUP.
I go offshore with kayakers to fish and I just got a HH VHF. I am going to start wearing a paddling vest instead of just the belt and clip it on. It's as much or more for chat as anything else. I do have my phone in a waterproof pouch packed away, but could pull it out pretty quickly to use as a GPS. I have a really small waterproof compass clipped to a block in my ledge handle as a last line of defense. I am in NC, so heading west (or NW if down at Oak Island) would get me to shore in a SHTF situation. Not that landing would be much fun in a situation like that. Best hope it never comes down to that. I have been 4 times so far and each time got to about 2 miles out at the furthest, in good weather and able to see land the whole time. I will still feel better with the VHF.

I forgot to mention. I consider my VHF bulky because it's floating and not the smallest device on the market. On another hand, it has built-in GPS and  DCS function. I registered in with USCG so they would get a GPS location if distress signal is activated.

I use an Orange Mud pack for racing, and they also have a smaller 1L pack:

I like how compact they are, and sit high between the shoulders to stay out of the way without bouncing.  They use elastic straps across the chest, and the primary part of the pack can be cinched tight enough so even if the top velcro comes loose (never happened to me), you won't lose the bladder.

These look pretty good. Would you suggest white or black? White is probably doesn't heat up as black one but probably difficult to keep clean? Besides it probably looks strange on a wetsuit?

I usually never go far offshore on board, so I don't loose shoreline out of view. My Garmin watch has navigation though. When I go kayak fishing I have navigation/chart plotter on fishfinder and handheld VHF  - both would be too bulky for SUP.

Gear Talk / Re: Bluetooth ear buds for paddling
« on: June 04, 2019, 05:56:13 AM »
Thanks guys, for the information on the battery life of the jabra elite 65tís. I did know what the website said, but I was hoping real life use might be longer. I like to use my ear buds while traveling and some of the trips we take can involve plane rides of 10 hours or more. So Iím afraid these wonít work for me. Thanks again.

Have nothing to add about earbuds for paddling but if you air travel a lot I would highly recommend to invest in noise canceling cans too. I recently had my first round trip with new headphones and was eye-opening experience. With few iPad preloaded movies time passed by very quickly and I enjoyed my movies in full comfort.

I'm just bummed that I can't figure out a way to sneak one past my better half. helped me a lot to accomplish that lol

General Discussion / Re: Cape Cod SUPsters Hang'n Tough
« on: May 27, 2019, 05:58:34 PM »
Amazing how Cape Cod can be double overhead while it's knee high in NH.  I wish some of those swells would make it up here.   8)


General Discussion / Re: Fin repair
« on: May 22, 2019, 04:55:52 AM »
Thanks Jim!
not sure i follow about the tape. Stichy side UP? so the shiny non sticky part is what you wrap onto the rez tek?

I think you took it other way around. I hope Jim mean to say put a piece of tape on one side of the fin so it would make a bottom of the chip you trying to fill, leave some extra take as a flap, then fill the "cavity and close the tape flap on the upper side of the fin.

edit: guess Jim is typing faster than me lol

Question on topic:  is Solarez Epoxy OK for this purpose? thx

Hahaha, that's an awesome shot. Thank you, Rick, for "white gloves" service and I was happy to show you around.  Hope to join you soon on the Cape, your footage looks amazing. totally worth to drive down.


OA.... there is a way to know the first few apart.
for some inexplicable reason, they say "Search" on them.... I voiced my displeasure over that!

I was thinking more like #001 #002 ... In that case I'm claiming #003 after John and you respectfully (unless someone had a delivery before mine  ;D ). I have always been a big fan of  #limited_production numbers. lol

I told Tino I was going to print up "Point Break" stickers to put on the boards  ;D
Tino loved the idea and said he may make up Point Break shirts as well...... he said "what size?"   ha ha.... triple-X!  ;D

 I was thinking about making a sticker myself haha. Here is a font they probably used.

And please sign me up for the t-shirt!!!

Rick, you should've asked them to number each board in this first batch.  ::) 

Gear Talk / Re: Jimmy Lewis Cruise Control 11í
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:01:25 AM »

this is just one nasty hair... I would not step on the board until this mess is removed and board disinfected.

:D :D :D   just busting your you know what ...   cool looking sled for sure

General Discussion / Re: Surfboard Leash String - what to use?
« on: May 19, 2019, 10:08:11 AM »
A few years ago I tore the meniscus in my right leg, which is my leash leg.    This lead me to search for a waist harness, and I found
  In addition to selling belts that can be attached to your existing leash they also sell leash attachments made out of tubular webbing sewn into a loop.   They come in 6 different colors and two widths, 3/8" or 1/2". I've been happy with them and with the waist harness which I wear on bigger surf days.

Little off topic but.. do you wear waist harness for surfing or for flatwater/oper water paddle?  I used waist PDF as a waist harness and found it convenient not sure if I would like in surf conditions.

Quote from: supdiscobay  Buy 1/8" [/quote
 I went with 7/76  (pictured above) as it was on stock locally

Sunova SUP / Re: 12í custom Search aka my PtBreak
« on: May 18, 2019, 09:21:44 PM »
I can only imagine how all additional features make your board really special.

General Discussion / Re: Surfboard Leash String - what to use?
« on: May 17, 2019, 09:42:21 AM »
Thank you for suggestions, everyone.  Got a few pieces of Dyneema in different colors last at WM. Man, this rope is like steel cable...Gonna use 2 loops in different colors to keep an eye on those. Superglue idea is awesome too...

Gear Talk / Re: Cheap tiny POV HD for everyone...
« on: May 16, 2019, 03:47:32 AM »
I wonder what would be a real-life battery "life"? My Session doesn't survive an hour of winter surfing/paddling.

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