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General Discussion / Re: Surf Rig - How do you hide your keys?
« on: May 11, 2021, 10:52:44 PM »
Yup, just like a little popsicle, quick in and out. 

General Discussion / Re: Surf Rig - How do you hide your keys?
« on: May 02, 2021, 11:29:45 PM »
The lockbox will work with the newer transmitting key fobs if said fob is enveloped in something to smother the transmission like aluminum foil.

Most of these lock boxes are easy to break into. The models from the lock maker Argus look tougher.

Having a fancy car alarm on my van yields a further complication as Bill points out. I can secure the fob in the van but it takes a moment with the alarm blaring to retrieve and disarm with the fob.
I purchased a Ďkey defenderí waterproof pouch but have yet to trust it with the fob.

SUP General / Re: What to do when caught inside?
« on: April 26, 2021, 01:34:03 PM »

This company produces high quality handtied goods. My 3rd winter of some longperiod bashings and no broken leashes yet.

Random / Re: Surfing Quotes
« on: April 15, 2021, 11:16:45 PM »
Thanks. A fun collection to read n

Sessions / Re: Short vid
« on: April 15, 2021, 12:44:49 PM »
Mine is a 7 as well and I agree that the battery goes quick. And I donít have any of the extras switched on.
I miss the possibility of augmenting the charge with a battery pack like the earlier models.

Sessions / Re: Short vid
« on: April 15, 2021, 04:43:45 AM »
Cool. On a phone must be tough. So what is the camera mounted on?  Looks low like a board mount but it doesnít move with it.

Sessions / Re: April fool
« on: April 11, 2021, 10:47:42 PM »
Thanks Tarquin. I was looking at the vids you posted, it must be a blast out there.
I use iMovie on a MacBook. Very easy program for simple edits. Not the fancy stuff.

Sorry Rick but I was really being that, the fool. But guilty as charged :o.
The small board was brought for the steep faces, easier drops.
For the floundering foamy field battle, not so smart.
Good luck with your recovery.

Hey Cook, thanks. You are a musician so you obviously got the poet thing going.
I have tried unsuccessfully to use the paddle cam. For all the work very little footage. I stick the paddle in the water too much.

And justsomeguy you are so right.  I was thinking a lot of myself as I approached this empty sandbar. Well the natural forces quickly adjusted my attitude. Thanks.

Sessions / April fool
« on: April 11, 2021, 12:42:42 AM »
This is the morning after last vid with the swell down to fun size.  Keeping to the crowd avoidance theme I went past the already filling nice left, past the last beach access and found an empty bank.
Then, with a life of water experience I took the kook path to the wave.  Or put another way, lazily ignore the current and go a bit to deep on the first set that comes.  And after the wave runs away from me, start a stubborn fight in the foamy interior of the break on my 120l board.  An hour long ugly struggle.
Finally I came all the way around the back to snag a few.  Hope you like it.

SUP General / Re: Infinity New Deal (Demo)
« on: April 11, 2021, 12:29:16 AM »
I am sure you will like it. My sunova surf has the same dims.
Should be a great all arounder.

I also have an older PSH 10-6x28.  The 28 width is definitely looser, just a whole other game stability wise.

General Discussion / Re: Birthplace of surfing?
« on: April 09, 2021, 11:01:31 PM »
A nice time of year to visit for a surf as the swells will be mostly small to medium size with both the south as well as north/west swell directions coming in.

The north shore is very nice in the spring as the crowds are low and the surf accessible and consistent. Good trip.

Sessions / Re: Not all peaches and cream
« on: April 04, 2021, 11:53:20 PM »
Old injuries that lurk are terrible. Have to keep them at bay.

And I need a spot like yours TallDude.

Sessions / Re: Not all peaches and cream
« on: April 04, 2021, 01:48:13 PM »
Thanks a lot PonoBill. You are right the changes are hard to accept. But like The Creek states, we just keep going.  And up until that magic pause that let me past, I really started to feel it was a lost cause.  Although I made it this day you never know.  And the wife asks how was the surf.  Me, well paddled and got drilled for an hour, never made it out.  She, you guys are nuts 8)

And Rick this stretch of beach is funny. It was actually dead low when I went out. Mid tide when I exited.  The outside wave doesnít connect to the beach. It runs off the outside sandbar into a deep channel parallel to the beach. On the high tide the outside stops completely unless huge.
I would have preferred a mid to low tide surf. The exit is less hairy.
On my longboard I could have picked off double the waves.  But I probably could not have managed successfully the larger board in the shorebreak.
Like you say, we donít stop. Great words.

Thanks for that surfercook.  The injury was a week working with a one handed trimming chainsaw above the head. Reawakened the blown shoulder tendons that brought originally to SUP. Total down time was 2 weeks. At 61yo that took an immediate toll on my balance and condition. The combination of feeling weak and seeing the spots crowded had me looking for an outlet.
I realize the the POV leave something to be desired. And you and the Creek make some beautiful vids with it.  Maybe some time.
As far as the gloves go things are warming up fast here. Water is about 55 now. Some of the guys still have gloves.  The air temps are 60ís so on the standup I donít need them anymore.

Sessions / Not all peaches and cream
« on: April 04, 2021, 06:25:02 AM »
So the swell was at that certain size that on this straight sand coastline translates to a handful of spots becoming packed.  After an injury timeout my patience/capacity to deal with the crowd is way down. So branching out away from the crowd is in order.

The paddle out consisted of looking for a crack in the foam wall. No channels. Wait just before the dump zone, about waist to chest deep and when it looked possible to make the prone sprint paddle the 30-40 feet necessary to clear the zone.  Multiple smash backs and moving further up the beach had me beat and about to give up when just like that some calm spot let me pass.

Getting back in started with a prayer while waiting just outside the shore pound. Only about 15í from the sand.  The idea being wait for a long set and paddle in on the back of the last wave.
Well after the wait I went and got smacked anyway by a random in between wave.

All in all I prefer the natural hassles. 

SUP General / Re: Fun for the whole Family.... even the Foil Crew!
« on: March 31, 2021, 11:21:25 PM »
Too funny. What a great tune for such a vid.
Visuals to uphold surfing as a contact sport.  All the soreness after a session isnít from paddling.
That last blast from behind was a nasty one.

SUP General / Re: 5 Days in South Florida SUP Surfing
« on: March 27, 2021, 01:33:07 PM »
Well, we all sure enjoy your search. 

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