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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #285 on: November 05, 2018, 05:48:56 PM »
Wow

My new yearís resolution of 2017 was to make trips inland to RI, in preparation of avoiding the Capeís late summer shark fest.

April of 17 was my first trip.  Thatís where I met ďwhatsupĒ

Fast forward to this fall - yesterday was only my third day of wave surfing since the first of August.  Fortunately, yesterday, along with the first 2 to 1st beach, were solid Aís.

1st is a tricky shore break, often times itís all or nothing.

Iím not sure what was considered the magic time yesterday, but the early to mid afternoon shift was really good.

Along with Big; OC, his son, PK and I were part of the immigrant caravan that snuck in under RIís border fence.  I donít think Iím exaggerating when I say that we clearly didnít stink up the joint.

I saw OC catch a left that could have made a surf magazine.  It was super clean and decent in size.  Thinking to myself, I gonna get one of those before I go home.  After migrating some more to his location, I settled in to an easy rotation with a kayaker and short boarder.  We were all cheering for each other and shared really well in the playpen.

Rick Creek and I jaw-jacked in the supermarket tonight.  He too had made his way.  Before we left, him 70 and me 60 coming up were pumped up like teenagers.

Wow is how I still feel 24 hours later


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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #286 on: November 06, 2018, 02:29:27 PM »
ron.c

Nice report and VERY stoked for ya!  "The Island", as commonly referred to by us locals (Newport/Middletown/Portsmouth) can definitely deliver!  Sorry I missed ya Sunday! I love love love my B&B but Sunday wasn't a nose-ride kinda day (for me) - SOOO love my "Creek" as she's soooo friggin easy to ride/turn as compared to the B&B one trick pony.

I also REALLY like a spot west of me (over the bridges) but the couple of times this year I left the island in search of waves was fruitless....lesson learned over and over again - why I repeat the same mistake (leave waves to find waves) expecting a different result can be comical - not to mention cost gas and tolls!!  :-\

See ya next time maybe!!!!
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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #287 on: November 06, 2018, 03:58:52 PM »
Only 3 days of wave surfing since August?  I don't know where the time went.

Some great days of windsurfing have helped fill the void.  Tomorrow might a good one with a stiff WSW forecasted.

One more thing about yesterday OC - Recounting Sunday's good vibe at work with Nate, he tells me you are running a "bleed out" prevention seminar.  I felt bad not knowing about it.  Talking with Seth who I also work with, he didn't know about it either, and he grew up with Nate.  The 2 of us will be sure to sign up!

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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #288 on: November 06, 2018, 04:35:54 PM »
ďBleed out preventionĒ (?). Not sure about that Ron.c....sounds interesting but not me...another Todd from this area maybe(?)

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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #289 on: November 07, 2018, 04:54:20 PM »
Ron....Not running anything
 Orleans/Chatham and Wellfleet EMS doing "Stop the Bleed" Training programs....
 I'm helping out.
 Tommorow nite booked out
 Maybe three or four courses after New Years....
 Stop me, and i'll do the course for you in 10 minutes
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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #290 on: November 07, 2018, 05:14:04 PM »
Thanks for the info OC

Hit Kalmus for a noon'r today

Solid 4.2 to 4.7

Windsurfing ain't dead yet!

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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #291 on: November 08, 2018, 02:18:44 PM »
Second time this week Mr. Big and I scored some sweet conditions....once again the light side-shore breeze dropped out and left us a good couple of hours of glassy knee-thigh to occasional waist perfection.  I set up the SS3 and F-ing A.....had it pointing out directing in the sun glare pretty much the whole time ( :o :o :o )  - except where we went in and then paddled down the beach a bit (into the glare!)

Big and I switched boards a couple of hours in.....he on my B&B and I on his Smik (8'8" I think).  He's was logging it (I think I caught a nose ride!) and I was playing on the Smik grabbing inside nuggets.  I got up on it and felt pretty stable from the get go to my surprise!  Made the first 3 waves I went for and was rewarded with very fun little rides.....it seemed all I had to do was think about where I wanted the board to go and it went...bottom turn, up on the wave, down, etc.,  By far the shortest, lightest volume board I've ever been on (Creek at 9'4" is my shortest/lightest volume to date). Super fun board!  After another half dozen rides we switched up again. Thanks Big!!!

The nose-riding saga continues!!!!!!!

Another great day in the books......so fun!
 
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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #292 on: November 12, 2018, 09:52:21 AM »
Havent surfed in nearly 2 years! I''ll be getting back out this coming week with any decent swells. 1st and Nantasket most likely. Looking forward to catching up with any Zoners out there!
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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #293 on: November 13, 2018, 03:23:27 PM »
Most excellent to hear FTbM
Stoked to read this!
I hope all is well with you these days 🙂
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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #294 on: November 13, 2018, 03:30:45 PM »
Sweet .... freetobeme back in the line up !!!!

Todd/Cleve any grey seals in the line up like last time was there?
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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #295 on: November 13, 2018, 03:53:33 PM »
No seals, no sharks, red mung remains. If FLIES shows we will all hafta bring sticks, pucks, and a net!  😎🌈💥🤣
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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #296 on: November 13, 2018, 03:54:19 PM »
No seals, no sharks, red mung remains. If FLIES shows we will all hafta bring sticks, pucks, and a net!  😎🌈💥🤣
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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #297 on: November 13, 2018, 08:23:40 PM »
Welcome back. You want your water liquid again....:)
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Re: Anybody hit 1st Beach today?
« Reply #298 on: November 14, 2018, 11:35:31 AM »
Thanks boys! Still hitting the ice hard these days but realizing how much I miss the surf of late. Now I gotta get that mildew of my 5/4 ;D
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