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Gear Talk / Re: Infinity RNB vs Infinity New Deal?
« on: April 16, 2021, 10:40:47 PM »
The RNB is designed to go bottom to top fast, hit the lip and throw some buckets on steeper waves. The New Deal is a performer longboard that will maintain a glide on slopey less powerful SanO waves and carve with style, but not a noserider. You'll see a lot of New Deals at Sano because it suits that wave. The RNB is really loose, the New Deal is more locked in.

Random / Re: Surfing Quotes
« on: April 16, 2021, 10:27:56 PM »
I'll dislike the guy because he's a perpetual liar. Astonishing Doper. Survived the shame with a bunch of money. I guess Maui loves him?

Random / Re: Surfing Quotes
« on: April 16, 2021, 03:36:49 PM »
Here's mine.
"Yes there are sharks, but I never think about them."

Random / Re: Surfing Quotes
« on: April 16, 2021, 01:28:55 PM »
Surfer magazine caught up with him taking a beginning lesson.

"First thing you have to do is figure out whether you're goofy foot or dopy foot. Looks like you're a natural doper."


Sessions / Re: Short vid
« on: April 16, 2021, 08:45:22 AM »
I'd use the GoPro chesty right over your life jacket. I wear it over my thick ski parka when I'm skiing. It fits under my Hydration pack when I'm hiking or mountain biking. You don't even notice you have it on.

Random / Re: Surfing Quotes
« on: April 16, 2021, 12:33:13 AM »
The Lance Armstrong quote is just weird ??? That guy doesn't surf. 

SUP General / Re: What to do when caught inside?
« on: April 15, 2021, 01:03:32 PM »
Wedge your paddle blade under your chest with the handle pointed straight forward and start paddling out. Just before you hit the white water roll your board sideways on the rail and let your paddle slide to one hand or the other and pinch it to the board with your thumb as you hold the rails tight. The board being on edge will go through the white water easy. After you get over, climb back on your board with the paddle wedged under your chest and repeat till you make it out. You will be a little exhausted by the time you make it out, so just lay there on your board and catch your breath before you stand up. 
That's my routine when it gets bigger combined with higher frequency swells.
Tail handle 100%.

Sessions / Re: Short vid
« on: April 15, 2021, 12:52:39 PM »
Try using the GoPro 'chesty'. I've been using the same one for almost 8 years or so. They are great for paddling, hiking, mountain biking, or any other Vlog'g you like to do showing how you put something together. Just a great perspective. I forget I have it on, it's that comfortable. Anything on a hat or helmet is good too, but you have to keep your head still. To much looking around makes it herky jerky. For distance paddling, I think the hat mount 'creek kook hat' is the best because you don't see the paddle going up and down in front of the lens...... as much.

Random / Re: the Corona Virus, One year of Covid-19
« on: April 09, 2021, 11:07:07 AM »
Felt sick all yesterday. All my joint ached. Slept great last night. Paddled 4 miles this morning. Just took it easy.

SUP General / Re: 10' & 12' Hobie Mirage Eclipse review
« on: April 08, 2021, 09:04:06 PM »
Those look more like paint chips. If you see EPS foam put tape over it right away and get it repaired or repair it yourself. Yes grass and shallow weeds can reap havoc. Toss you right over. I've pedaled a few Mirages Eclipes always in the open ocean, and never had a kelp or weed problem. The shaper of the board is a good friend of mine. Pono has one I think?

SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: SMIK Custom Mongrel
« on: April 08, 2021, 08:56:43 PM »
That was a long time to wait for a board, but pretty standard for anything custom these days.  Hopefully you guys will have some waves. My wife and kids are on the east coast right now. They said the weather is great.

I used to go there a lot in my teens and 20's. Probably the closest decent break to Ensenada is San Miguel. It's a camp ground. Watch yourself, your car is an easy target near town. My friend has a house at K-55. It's a right point break. Water can get really dirty. K-38 is fun. Popotla is good too. We kept a trailer at Popotla when I was a kid. Fond memories of old Baja. Good luck.

Random / Re: the Corona Virus, One year of Covid-19
« on: April 08, 2021, 09:10:52 AM »
Just had my 2nd Pfizer shot yesterday afternoon. Had the chills and my joints ached all night. Still have the aches, fogged brain and my left arm still hurts at the shot point. I'm up and around kinda... Wouldn't do anything physical though.

Sessions / Re: Not all peaches and cream
« on: April 04, 2021, 09:13:57 PM »
I'm finally getting over an ACL injury that just kept getting reaggravated by just walking. Riding my bike has helped strengthen it. I surfed this morning for the first time in almost two months. Knee was fine. We have a SSW combi-swell building. The combi-swells are very close in angle, but one angle stands up then just mushes. The other angle stands up about the same height and breaks quick. You never quite know which is which because they're coming from almost the same direction? It was waist to shoulder high, sunny and glassy. Similar to what you have there. Air was about 75 deg, water low 60's. I ended up catching a handful of really good waves. Where I surfed there is a little channel to paddle back out. Never got my hair wet:)   

SUP General / Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« on: March 23, 2021, 08:24:58 PM »
I love all of your posts Creek, thanks for sharing.  The trip to Portugal was epic. 
I think your switch to vegan may be the fountain of youth.
If anyone is interested in the topic with respect to athleticism, the documentary film "The Game Changers" is inspiring:

Here is some inspiration for those that want to SUP surf after 80 (Mickey Munoz 82):
I was there at Dog Patch went they filmed that. I was talking to Mickey and asked him if he was going out? He said he was waiting for Collin, they were going to film them surfing together. Both of them are the nicest guys to hang and chat with. Mickey is always R&D'g something.

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