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Dan_GiddyUP

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Tofino Paddle Surf Camp 2019 with FRP
« on: June 03, 2019, 11:54:08 AM »
HUGE thanks to Bob aka FRP for amazing Tofino hospitality this past week. I was in Tofino with my family and hoping to surf in the mornings with a fellow SUPster. I reached out to Bob prior to my trip, and we ended up surfing together three mornings in a row.
It was great to share some waves with a local, passionate SUP surfer eager to share his knowledge and love of Tofino's various surf spots.

We saw seals, sea lions, bald eagles and even a handful of other paddle surfers out in the lineup. Tofino is an insanely beautiful spot. I highly recommend it if you get the chance to go.

I took a knock to my noggin on the first day due to pilot error and Bob loaned me one of his spare surf helmets for the remainder of the trip. On top of that, he invited me and my family over for an amazing dinner where we met Jasper the yellow lab and a couple of neighbors who are passionate surfers as well.
Fantastic trip all in all.
This note isn't to brag but rather to acknowledge and appreciate the fact that despite lots of negative junk on the internet you can still use forums like this one to connect with wonderful people thousands of miles away.
Thanks again Bob!
Cheers,
Dan from CO



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Re: Tofino Paddle Surf Camp 2019 with FRP
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 12:35:25 PM »
Bob is one othe nicest guy in Tofino. Planning to enjoy his company and mentorship to supsurf with him in October.
Plus he is a neighbour next to our kids' house.
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Re: Tofino Paddle Surf Camp 2019 with FRP
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 05:08:25 PM »
Dan that sounds great.
What did you hit your head on? Something floating in the water?
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Re: Tofino Paddle Surf Camp 2019 with FRP
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 06:23:05 PM »
Board hit my head due to pilot error when paddling out. Also managed to snap my leash when I failed to kick out quickly enough on a larger closeout at Long Beach.
Solid adventure for sure!
Honestly cannot wait to go back...
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Re: Tofino Paddle Surf Camp 2019 with FRP
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 12:30:00 AM »
well glad it was an adventure. I asked because I recall Bob posting about post storm deadhead logs floating around in the surf zone. Much adventure!
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