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Evan Lloyd

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The sea grass is crazy out there.  I was struggling with the grass grabbing my foil on anything less than a 4 foot tide.  Yikes!!!

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Re: Foiled San-O recently - where can I get a waterproof lawnmower?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2022, 07:39:17 PM »
Haha. The LA and OC guys have been bitching about it for sure.

Sharpen that leading edge!!

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Re: Foiled San-O recently - where can I get a waterproof lawnmower?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2022, 09:33:54 PM »
Welcome to warm water. The one thing that's kind of okay about the weather this year in Hood River is that river grass doesn't like cold water. I don't either, but it's sort of a plus. But it's negated by the crap floating in the water along the eddy lines. I got taken off my board six times yesterday driving through the current break line and whacking into stuff.
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Re: Foiled San-O recently - where can I get a waterproof lawnmower?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2022, 12:10:17 PM »
Bummer to hear this.  Sounds like a left coast wide phenomenon.  We had crazy kelp growth this winter and now the sea grass is the thickest I have seen.
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Re: Foiled San-O recently - where can I get a waterproof lawnmower?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2022, 12:02:09 PM »
It is possible to get a permit to cut kelp and other species of marine growth in California.  I don't know what the permit costs, but here are the regulations.  It does require the permit holder to remove all cut materials rather than let them float off, and you have to record the weight of harvested materials.  I think with such a permit, a person could go out with some fins and a knife and clear the seagrass that effects foiling at any given break in a morning.  I've been threatening to get the permit and clean up my local favorites, but haven't gotten around to it.


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Re: Foiled San-O recently - where can I get a waterproof lawnmower?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2022, 12:07:09 PM »
oops, my bad

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(4) No eel grass (Zostera) or surf grass (Phyllospadix) may be cut or disturbed.
only works for kelp

 


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