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General Discussion / Re: Surf Rig - How do you hide your keys?
« on: May 18, 2021, 10:23:22 AM »
And I lick my key before every unlock. No lie.
HA !!,  Me too when i remember ...

General Discussion / Re: Surf Rig - How do you hide your keys?
« on: May 11, 2021, 03:41:53 AM »
Stock 2020 Toyota tacoma key

General Discussion / Re: Surf Rig - How do you hide your keys?
« on: May 03, 2021, 04:55:16 PM »
I have a 2020 Tacoma.  It comes with 2 keys,  each with electronics for lock/unlock.  Convert one key to your surf key.  Open the turtle shell,  take out electronics and buttons.  There is a second potted electrical device in the key that allows the vehicle to start.  That small part is not removable and can stay.  Put a string on it and you can now wear it around your neck. 

I would think this would work with just about any modern car having an actual key.


« on: December 19, 2020, 02:53:51 PM »
I ordered the same exact paddle 2 days ago. 
Have had a Ho'oloa 84 (xtuf) for a few years and been happy.   I had a pulled muscle injury at the front end of east coast hurricane season this year and didn't want to stop surfing.   I took an old fiberglass adjustable paddle and wittled down the surface area to get me smaller than my 84 by a size.  It helped alot.  I didn't notice a downside to less area.   

So going for the wiki74.


SUP General / Re: the Beast on some serious waves
« on: November 06, 2020, 04:44:35 AM »
Great stuff,  Beast needs a beefier paddle.  I have that same one as my backup and it's a noodle even for my skinny ass.

Gear Talk / Re: Board progression over my 12 years of paddle boarding
« on: October 13, 2020, 04:32:31 PM »
The Mo Freitas video is great to watch.   See the duck dive standing up at 3:00 ?  Amazing he stands on the other side of the wave.

Sessions / Re: Rhode Island yesterday
« on: October 13, 2020, 04:13:44 PM »
Rick,  you probably noticed but that's a Speeed in the first shot.

And then 2 days later we get some wind with the waves.  Same beach, same break,  looking a bit choppy.

Sessions / Re: Local Summer October Morning
« on: October 13, 2020, 04:04:50 PM »
That camera is sharp,  crystal clear ! 

We will have cold surfing soon enough. 


Gear Talk / Re: Sealion Wings - International purchase experience
« on: October 08, 2020, 10:51:27 AM »
  I usually agree with the swiss army knife theory ... or jack of all trades / master of none.   In the case of this particular product line,  they seem to surf pretty darn well.  And I have no complaints on the sailing.  Don't know about the foiling, have not crossed that bridge yet.
  For a while I thought I liked how they surfed due to ignorance by not having tried better boards.  While I owned the 8'3 Sealion,  I did a Maui trip and rented a Jimmy Lewis 8'5 127L Worldwide quad.   I was expecting to feel a performance increase.  Basically I got on the board and felt at home,  not much different than what I had been riding.

Gear Talk / Sealion Wings - International purchase experience
« on: October 06, 2020, 04:45:02 PM »
As many of you know,  I'm a fan of the Sealion Sup/windsup concept.    I started with an XL model,  150L 9'0".  Next was the 135L 8'3.  It surfed better for my weight (175lb) and sailed nicely as well.   The next model that AHD came out with was the Wings,  which adds a foil insert and changes the dimensions a tiny bit.  And it's all carbon construction.
  I was interested in the 8'6 Wings that dropped the volume for me another small step.  It's 125L and is supposed to sail and surf better.   Problem is no US distributor or anyone in the US who would import on their own.   I finally contacted the company directly, and figured out the prices are lower than expected.   The website pricing includes the 20% VAT,  so once that was deducted, shipping to my door was covered.  So price delivered to my door was about 1500 USD.   The board arrived one week after I ordered it.  We will see if customs ends up sending me a bill. 
  I think Nahskwell is under the same company,  so those sups might be available in the same manner.
  In general the Sealions are heavier than standard wave SUPS,  but are very heavy duty to handle the wavesailing.  The 8'6 I just got weighs in at 22lb.  Its the same weight as my 8'3,  but has both Tuttle and 2-US foilboxes.   The tuttle box came with a filler and I made some fillers for the US boxes.   I plan on surfing and sailing mostly but might break down and get a foil if I get bored next summer.
  My test run yesterday started out choppy, rainy and dark so I wasn't feeling dialed in straight off.  It felt like more than a 10L difference until I figured something out.   I base my neutral foot position on the handle hole location.  With the weight of the foil inserts,  the handle is at center of gravity,  while the center of flotation is 2 inches forward of that.
General info:
My new board:


Sessions / Rhode Island yesterday
« on: October 06, 2020, 03:26:32 PM »
Sunrise surf in the rain was a bit choppy and disorganized,  but turned into some nice conditions later on.  I was trying out my new Sealion 8'6 and was pretty stoked once I figured a few things out. 

This guy always rips:   

Me on the new rig:


Gear Talk / Re: Anything out there similar to the Hammer?
« on: September 24, 2020, 11:14:56 AM »
I ordered one of these yesterday (8'6 130L) :

I love them,  and have owned 9' 150L traditional model and surf the 8'3 135L traditional model now.  "WINGS" adds foil slot is carbon and supposed to be faster and more turny.   I paddlesurf and windsup them about equally.

Board bag I bought for the 8'3 was a Supsports and supposed to be for the hammer.  Turns out the board bag is a POS,  zipper failed and handles have ripped off.  Any Ideas of a new board bag that fits a wide tail?

SUP General / Re: Hurricane Paulette....
« on: September 16, 2020, 12:14:54 PM »

Pics from Sunday Tuesday on Instagram.  MTK and the K.

SUP General / Re: Zonoid Surf Session at Cleve's Cove
« on: September 12, 2020, 06:21:38 PM »
Cleve's Cove has a good ring to it !    That's been the spot for most of my summer surfs this year.    I think the Cove is moving south,  seems like a longer walk this year.

Wind Powered / Wind SUP is still alive
« on: September 12, 2020, 06:19:00 PM »
Got out on the water yesterday in Rhode Island.   Wind was side-off and pretty light.  (maybe 8 to 15 mph)  I would have just paddled,  but I was meeting my friend to windsurf.   Ended up with a great day of windsurf on the SUP.   Sealion 83 scores again.


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