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Sessions / Sunday Big Day
« on: March 15, 2023, 03:33:13 PM »
RI got a great swell Sat/Sun.  I got out Sunday AM for some waves and beatings.   Sleeper of a day with a 2-3 forecast.  Not many SUP's on the water.  I was out of sync with a few friends so surfer shots only.  Hope some of you were able to partake.  Good way back after a month in Wyoming.


General Discussion / Re: 4/3 Wetsuit - 2023?
« on: January 09, 2023, 01:31:50 PM »
I have a rip-curl flashbomb 5.5/4 with zipper.  It's about 4 years old.  Doesn't get used as much as my Mutants, so minimal wear.  It is the driest suit I have ever owned.  I surfed for 3 hours friday, easy conditions but fell in plenty.   Bathing suit was DRY at the end of the day.  Had a windsurf session a month ago with the same result.  Big waves will rinse some water through. 

Some of this comes down to sizes and fit.  Mutant 5/4 #1 Large/tall perfect fit was very dry.  Mutant 5/4 #2 10 years later looser fit more comfy, not as dry.   Mutant 4.5/3.5 this year model much tighter fit than #1.  Thought it would be too tight, works ok.   JP

General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Earl Swell
« on: September 14, 2022, 07:40:00 AM »
Looks big Surfercook !   I got out Friday afternoon and Sunday AM in Rhode Island.  Not huge but really nice conditions.

Saw some great shots from Cape Cod outer beaches,  weedfin posted some up.


Sessions / Re: Upwelling Sessions
« on: July 29, 2022, 07:46:38 AM »
Looking good surfercook !  Cape Cod outer beaches can have big temperature swings from week to week.  Super warm, over 60 last weekend.  Ice cube the week before.  I surfed Rhode Island on Tuesday and sure noticed the warm water.  Interesting I noticed a smell to the water, (lots of seaweed??)  Where the Cape waters are pristine.

Few from RI this week, Super fun.


Gear Talk / Re: Everyday new board help
« on: July 19, 2022, 06:17:12 AM »
Sealion Foil&co (not to be confused with Sealion inflatables)

- Sealion wings (Replaces the old XL, my first, original had no foil box) 145L  will surf and sail and foil.

- I have a sealion classic 8'3 135L that I keep at my camper.  surf and sail no foil.  Inexpensive (1000$ shipped from france)

- Sealion wings 8'6 is a bit smaller than 8'3 at 125L.  Carbon const, surf sail foil.  I weigh 170 lb and this board is super fun.  Maybe too small for do anything.

These boards are made to wave-sail and sup equally.  They surf really well.   Bullet proof construction.

I ordered the last board direct from foil and Co,  at my house a week later.  Prices on website include VAT, which you don't pay in USA,  it about covers shipping.


Sessions / EPIC summer swell June 25 Cape Cod
« on: June 27, 2022, 08:23:07 AM »
Post em up everyone.  I will process some of my good ones tonight and add in.  Screen shots for now.

Saturday had light offshore winds and about 6ft@10sec wave.  Great session !

Creek, any videos ?


Sessions / Re: Gnar-easter Oct 2021
« on: November 01, 2021, 01:54:36 PM »
Some great surfing !   Looked like every drop was 8 feet. 

We got a good string of wave days in RI.  I surfed Friday and windsurfed Sunday.


SUP General / Re: What if I don't size down (volume) enough?
« on: October 05, 2021, 04:58:17 PM »
I have a 10'6 (155L) stylemaster and it's great fun.  My other 2 boards are 8'3 (135L) and 8'6 (125L) fish shapes.  My dry weight is 80kg.   I jump between the short boards, and the stylemaster in different conditions or out of convenience of what is with me.  Observations on the Stylemaster:
- It's more difficult to surf than the short boards.
- It's slow as hell on a choppy wave.
- Very easy to bury the nose,  need to be far back on takeoff.  Nose will bury in chop also.
- It takes 2 steps back to do a pivot turn.  You need to be way back to turn and grab a wave. 
- It is very fast on a big glassy wave.
- It is catchy.  I can get onto a wave very early with it.
- Added some traction to the nose and waxed around the pads.
- Nose rides great.
- It's bigger than I would want for pure surfing.  I got the large size so others could flat water paddle it.

If I was forced to keep just one board,  it would not be the Stylemaster.   Not a 1-trick pony but not an all-arounder either.  I would definitely recommend one to a friend.  For the OP's original question,  I would have said 125L Jimmy Lewis worldwide or similar. 


Sessions / Re: Larry
« on: September 27, 2021, 09:37:11 AM »
Not a sup,  but a SICK Larry wave ...  In Rhode Island !

Sessions / Re: Larry
« on: September 15, 2021, 05:49:45 AM »
Surfercook,  your last shot is spectacular ! 

After 2 days (3 sessions) in RI,  I got a taste of BIG on the Cape Cod beach break.  Similar to NJ I bet.  Much more power and pucker for sure.  My second RI outing was at the K,  which is the opposite relm,  a wall that never closes out.


Sessions / Larry
« on: September 14, 2021, 01:33:25 PM »
Post up some Larry shots !

I surfed in Rhode Island Wednesday and Friday.  Saturday afternoon I hit up Marconi on the Cape.  The best 3 consecutive surf outings I have ever had.  Don't think I paddled for less than a six foot wave in those days.




Random / Re: The perfect steak?
« on: July 19, 2021, 10:03:31 AM »
New York Strip ..  Fry pan or grille outside.

Best unusual recipe:   Dust with cajun spice,  blacken in pan,  Pineapple salsa on top.


Random / Re: the Corona Virus, One year of Covid-19
« on: May 24, 2021, 09:35:01 AM »
A vaccine against a highly contagious, potentially fatal disease is available that is astonishingly effective, all but eliminates the potential for you to spread the disease to people you care about, with no significant side effects for healthy people--and you choose not to get it. But you vaccinate against Shingles--a potential source of extreme discomfort but not life-threatening, only contagious by direct contact with fluid from the sores to people who have never had chickenpox and are not vaccinated against it. What keeps you on the fence?

The efficacy of masks has now been extensively studied and demonstrated. No, they are not as effective as a properly fitted respirator--they aren't a talisman, or a political statement, just a tool. People wandering about with a filthy mask and their nose uncovered look as stupid as someone with their pants under their dick. That doesn't make a mask ineffective for you unless you choose to do the same thing.

I had a Hernia operation 2 months ago and the doc said no covid shot for a while.  I still put the shingles vaccine at a higher priority FOR ME.  Now that the state of Hawaii is talking about letting folks in without a test if vaccinated,  I will likely get the shot if they indeed change the rules. 

Random / Re: the Corona Virus, One year of Covid-19
« on: May 20, 2021, 10:08:42 AM »
I just have trouble believing that mask wearing accomplishes very much.  For Dr's and nurses wearing them properly and using the correct masks,  yes I can believe.  For the average person wearing a mask that doesn't fit tight, is made of cloth, and gets washed once a week, not so much.  I guess it prevents someone from sneezing on you.

I was exposed to covid for 3 days, no mask, due to my son having it. We shipped him back to his bio dads house where everyone was sick once we knew what was happening.   I Never caught it.

I'm not an anti-vaxer, getting my 2nd shingles shot monday.  But still have not done the covid shot.  I'm on the fence.

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