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Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« on: March 19, 2021, 03:55:16 AM »
I'll be 73 in a few weeks... if I survive till then. :)

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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2021, 04:38:44 AM »
Happy for you Rick! Your a real inspiration!  At 57 I’ve been dealing with recurring sciatica/piriformus pain which is messing with my head a bit.  Watching you makes me jealous but also hopeful.  Be well.
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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2021, 05:32:45 AM »
Back in February, I turned 71. As the water is heating up, so am I.  :)  Like my late dad said to me; "Son; when you retire, remember one thing. If you rest, you rust".  ;D

My brother and sister in law are planning a trip down to Port Aransas, Tx this coming April and I'm seriously thinking of tagging along. I want to surf (sup or prone) the waves at the Horace Caldwell Pier. It will just depend on the wave conditions. If the conditions are right, l-o-n-g rides are the norm.

BTW, check out some of the "old guys" surfing in this video taken from a drone. The old guys are easy to spot. And this video is best seen in 1080p HD in full screen mode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DlIVeSEIPw

And if the conditions are not right, I'll be stuck with the normal waves found at the webcam below.

https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/stream/texas-seagull-condos-live-beach-surf-cam

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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2021, 06:31:23 AM »
Nice video Rick. I have no intentions of stopping either. As long as I can do it, as hard as I can do it.
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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2021, 06:47:41 AM »
Congrats creek. Still going strong! Nice edit 8)
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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2021, 06:50:31 AM »
LB:
hang in there buddy, you will get past that!
Aging has many speed bumps that we have to navigate around or slow down for.

Making my videos has worked me through a lot of issues.
I spot weakness developing and find a way to work with the changes.
Sometimes it's as simple as a fin change, or board shape.
I think working with the changes has actually made me a better surfer.

Wingman:
Wow, that looks like a really fun wave for longboard and SUP!
Great beginner wave as well, and it accommodates a LOT of people pretty smoothly.

Pono:
Thanks!
ha ha... we know that Pono will charge ahead, at full strength as the years pile up!

I tell people:
have high expectations of yourself,
Don't accept norms
Step outside your comfort zone!
Pushing the limits is how to keep performance up, long past where most expect you to slow down.

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Thanks buddy, I appreciate that!
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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2021, 08:36:51 AM »
100% Ricky!

have high expectations of yourself,
Don't accept norms
Step outside your comfort zone!
Pushing the limits is how to keep performance up, long past where most expect you to slow down.


Just remember when you walk over the dune, you will not be winded from the journey needing a 'Big Gulp' and a nap.  Age provides the opportunity to develop character not necessarly needed when young. Press on!

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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2021, 09:08:55 AM »
Energizer Lithium Ion Creek recharged for Life! The water is the recharger. The stoke is what draws you to it. Dropping down that face we are all 16.
It's not overhead to me!
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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2021, 09:21:23 AM »
Aloha from Georgia! Am 73 years young. Warm water easier on my Evel K. carcass and my ICD.

Ride my Fat Bike at JAX if no waves.

No signs of stopping at this time!
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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2021, 11:11:19 AM »
Biggie! There you are!

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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2021, 01:27:57 PM »
Love the movie Rick. Thanks for the ongoing gravy train of stoke.
Keeps the rest of the herd here lined up and moving behind you.

Biggest trick, don’t stop. Need a lot of acceptance and luck, but if we get that,
No excuses.  Live like Creek!

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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2021, 03:51:11 PM »
I tell people:
have high expectations of yourself,
Don't accept norms
Step outside your comfort zone!
Pushing the limits is how to keep performance up, long past where most expect you to slow down.


You are a true inspiration and doing what I hope to do when I grow up.

PS:  I loved the weaving through THRONGS of humanity at my favorite East Coast spot @ 2:35

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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2021, 04:27:40 PM »
I'm in  the past 70 club as well, 73 last January. I still think I shred and that's really all that matters to me. I do have to admit that I often find excuses to stay on the beach like it's too cold, too wind, too big, too small, whatever. But just about every time I go out, even when it's too cold, too windy, too big, or too small, I'm always glad I did. I'm lucky to have good surf very close and usually take three trips a year.

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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2021, 07:26:04 PM »
Great Vid Mr Creek!  An inspiration for sure as someone who is rapidly approaching the 70year line (67)....I offer these words of wisdom;

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body
But rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out
And proclaiming..."WoW - What a Ride!!"

Lovin my Creek BTW and vaccinated and hopefully soon off to Warmer waters - Mexico?
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Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2021, 03:19:29 AM »
Wetdude... yup, no big gulps for me, but naps for sure! Are you wing foiling yet?

TD... my batteries needs regular naps between efforts, but they are holding up   :)

Biggie... biking rocks!


SJ.... Merci' my friend, I hope you are unlocked over there for good!

Beasho... You will, if Mavericks doesn't get you!
Maybe a session at the left when you fly East  :)

Tom... keep ripping, you got the spot for it!

SUPer Dad... keep the pedal down and enjoy that Creek in Mex. Thanks for the feedback  :)
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