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Random / Re: Some days technology just fucks with you
« on: April 01, 2024, 03:10:43 PM »
We went from Chromecast to Apple TV recently.  All the gremlins were slain in one fell swoop.  Only took me 7 years to pull the trigger...

Random / Re: At what age did you, or do you plan to retire?
« on: April 01, 2024, 03:07:35 PM »
My son has the investment bug and I was telling him about your book on retirement.  Sure enough, I clicked the link and got the "fail" screen.  Is there another way to that gem of wisdom.  We want to go over it together and compair what I've done vs his plan (probably not a ton of variation).  We're sharpening the blades of why we work, what we do, and how we choose to live now.  I really enjoyed your "Man-up and take charge" message for people worrying about retirement. 

(PS...I know we don't all frequent the Zone as much as the SUP heyday, so an answer whenever you get a chance is appreciated)

General Discussion / Re: Maui is on fire.. literally :(
« on: August 11, 2023, 03:58:48 PM »
Wife's cousin and her family lost their house (albeit a rental).  Escaped with little more than the clothes they wore.  She just had enough time to warn a few neighbors that were sleeping still.  Very close but her, her husband and 4 kids all are safe, and that's what counts.

What lake is that?  ;)

General Discussion / Re: 10' to 7'9" SUP?
« on: May 23, 2023, 11:48:21 AM »
Shorty SUPs are wonderful once you catch the wave.  My problem was that I grew to like some paddling glide to catch waves.

General Discussion / Re: Longboard SUP Revolution - Bali 2023
« on: May 23, 2023, 11:39:24 AM »
that Zane is a gymnast with a board and paddle.

Looks like a fun board.  I rode a similar model back in ... well, it was a while ago.  I remember going a wee bit dizzy looking at the deck pad.

General Discussion / Re: My Shark Story
« on: November 18, 2022, 04:55:39 PM »
We'll be up visiting my daughter on the weekend of 12/3 and 12/4 if you feel like a surf.
I shared your article with friends and coworkers.  It was certainly better told than my stammering and arm waving rendition.  ;)
Til next meetup,

Environment / Any news from the areas hit by Ian?
« on: October 05, 2022, 01:03:51 PM »
I've never been to Florida, but my TV is showing me pictures of the mess.  Any news from the zoners in the area?

SUP General / Re: Got some nice waves last week!
« on: September 26, 2022, 02:24:38 PM »
waiting for the video!
(I'm a subscriber, and avid watcher of your work Creek)

Random / Re: Omicron is here
« on: January 20, 2022, 08:32:47 AM »
As someone who is surrounded by extremes of vax and antivax, I always try to listen to both sides.  I've had the first two shots, after getting covid.  Haven't had omicron yet, but I fully expect to get it.  I'm not getting a booster.  Let nature do it's worst.  I'm part of the herd.  I have a higher chance of dying on So Cal freeways everyday, my chance of survival would go up with a week or two off work.  :) 

Literally everyone I know and come in contact with has had Covid recently... boosted to the hilt and the Sans-vax.  My wife's school has 30% of the kids and teachers out, as does my son's 150 person workplace.  The tsunami is here.  Duckdive!

General Discussion / Re: Any info about this board?
« on: January 20, 2022, 08:17:09 AM »
Everyone I've known that owned or owns this board raves about it's surfability.  I demo'd one at Doheny, and loved it.  Surfed great, nose rides like a dream. They are quite thin and fragile near the nose so don't go off-road during noserides, but other than that, it's a keeper for sure.

General Discussion / Re: SUP surfboard for a 250 lb person
« on: December 28, 2021, 01:47:30 PM »
Go big to start.  10-6 or more, 32" wide or more.  It's frustrating to learn on narrow boards.  If he takes to it, he can downsize to taste.  Check Craigslist.  My brother just bought a 11-4 x 36 Blue Planet off CL for $725.  Nice big board, fun to surf, ultra stable, a great board to teach surfcraft on.

Gear Talk / Re: Starboard Widepoint 10'5 progression
« on: October 22, 2021, 04:26:06 PM »
at those Kg's I'd probably surf a 9-2/32 or 9/31 size board.  A wide point is for bubbas like me, and lighter weights that don't want to ever be tippy in any kind of chop.  The Widepoint is a good stable starting point, and a fun ride for whenever you need to be stable.

(for scale - I'm 119 kg's (250 lbs) and surf a 165L 9-6 x 33 Sup Sports stoke normally.  Ordering a new board here shortly  ;D)

Welcome to the forum.  Welcome to the sport.

Gear Talk / Re: thoughts on Blue Planet Fun Stick (94)?
« on: October 22, 2021, 04:22:57 PM »
That's probably a fun board if you can find one. 
My bubba of a brother just bought a BP 11-4 by 36" wide ...heck I don't know what you call it... probably should be at least destroyer class.  I took it out at San O a couple weekends ago and after a couple teaser waves, had a blast surfing it.  Easily the biggest board I've ever been on, and it was a gas.  My brother will enjoy this one... if he ever gets the balance down (does he even need balance on this?)

Point is, Blue Planet makes pretty surfable boards.  ;)

I knew there was a point in there somewhere.

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