People...in this instance: GO FIND WAVES. EVEN IF IT ENTAILS A TRIP. THAT'S ACTUALLY EVEN BETTER.
If you claim not to have the money, do the following:
1) Read the book Trading Up
2) If you don't want to go without several disposable parts of your budget that clearly don't give you stoke, then take your energy used in these posts if angst and get a second job.
I'M A KOOK AND I EVEN KNOW WELL ENOUGH TO GET ON A PLANE IF I WANT TO STOKE MY FACE OFF.
Ok, thanks, bye.
Listen to the brahs that talked last week about finding a stoke substitute to ease the withdrawal symptoms. Make sure it's all organic though.
For instance, I rip pave on the Carver board night and day for a 2-4hr total every 24hr circadian cycle. You're on dry land, but it's fun as hell, challenging as hell if you're pushing yourself towards developing maneuvers (think: if you're landing 1 of every 10 waves you paddle into while a novice/intermediate, you're paddling into the right waves - says SurfSimply), and it's completely transferable to surfing. You're in a dry wave every second you're on that board. Think about a 2-mile ride in South Africa that's just looped back to back to back ad infinitum until you choose to end the sesh. It's as close of a second place you'll get to surfing aside frommmm.......
Chasing some swallow tail. As much as surfing is conducive to our optimal positioning in natural selection, our commitment to charging often gets in the way of us cashing our checks in the evolutionary psyche sense with the wahines. I went to the desert this week for a day for a quick biz task and to see a great friend who lives there. That 24-hour trip turned into a 3.5 day trip because I had to enjoy the bounty of available bleach-bottle blondes and Latinas that were in vast abundance. They were better looking, totally down for the new world order, and not only are they approachable unlike Masshole girls they will go so far as to approach you and even buy you drinks. Did I think about surfing while in a different state of hedonia than it? Yes, only 10x per hour instead of 30, and it was not an issue. And yes, I did look into finding a wave pool to shred in but no such luck.
When there aren't waves to go get it wet, then go to another domain to get it wet.
STOP THINKING YOU CAN SIT ON YOUR ASS AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL GIVE YOU 99 WEEKS OF SWELL AND STOKE BECAUSE IT WON'T!
man I got some great knee high waves in St Joeseph Michigan last weekend. It was great! Warm fresh water... Looong rides :)
Originally Posted by shark-hunter
I think it's awesome the Great Lakes can get swell and have watched a bunch of videos of bigger swells you've had there. I respect the balls outta the stoke needed to be a GL surfer although it rivals right now what it's like in the Northeast. I read a lot of the forum you guys have or had out there and it's all stoke and even welcoming of kookery and efforts to sand it down to more novice-intermediate levels. C'mon braddah...you chargers even have a few surf shops.
Originally Posted by unsalted
Party on Wayne, and gimme the haps on the crapps with when to charge there because I will at some point.
Took your advice by the way and went somewhere else to surf. Stayed near my neck of the woods. Drove up and down the island for an hour looking for a wave and found one that I had all to myself.
Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear