Thread's been officially hijacked. Kinda surprised it took him this long to do it.
get a new board
i can't relate to 'lost the stoke.' life can get in the way,but if you really love it,you will always thirst for your next good wave
If you loose your stoke (passion) then It Is What It Is. I surf alone the last 8 years and rarely talk to other surfers. Snow, freezing nw winds. It doesn't matter cause its in me. If you have to question yourself then accept it and move on.
Try shaping a board at home. I think it helps you feel more connected to your surfboard when you build it yourself. Also it is a great way to spark the stoke when waves are down. Greenlightsurfsupply.com has the materials and videos.
Then you have a surf buddy who wants to go all the time - no matter what the conditions, VAS or ankle slappers. Their new stoke will feed your old stoke. I've done this, it works.
For me im in the peak stoke and its getting more. Been at it for 7 yrs full time and I dont see myself stopping. Going to a college by the ocean helps so I dont get side tracked into the drinking scene. You gotta find people who are as stoked as you. I got a few of my friends OBSESSED in surfing booging and its fun to be amped and discuss forecasts and plan the next session. I think facebook helped connect alot of people you meet people who comment on photos and all the sudden you are surfing with them every session. Its so sad i have some friends who RIP but they are real picky and the waves are never good enough for them. Im goin out if its rideable knee high to victory at sea.
too many people are bull****ters and spend so much time standing on the dunes with their arms crossed sipping coffee....."its closed out... it was better the other day.....its choppy....theres current...." sick of those pussies more waves for me.
And reguardless of your money situation, you can budget to get a good wetsuit. If you have a sick wetsuit quiver that is stretchy and warm you are so much more motivated to go out. I have a 6/5 and a 4/3 so no matter how rough it is i know im not going to get cold.
Im stoked tuesday looking like an all day session. Get on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!