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    Agree. We were just talking about that. These...

    Agree. We were just talking about that. These water temps in the mid 50s or so.....get a warm sunny day with some light winds and you would be fine in a 3/2 and boots. The next session it could be...
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    From this afternoon on Delmarva: ...

    From this afternoon on Delmarva:

    http://delsurf.com/photos/albums/userpics/10017/11-24-2014h.jpg

    http://delsurf.com/photos/albums/userpics/10017/11-24-2014f.jpg
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    I've kind of admired that shape for a long time,...

    I've kind of admired that shape for a long time, and for exactly that reason. It just LOOKS like a shape that would paddle in to waves SO early and easily with that wide nose, and then with that...
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    I've mostly stuck with the squirrel fin midway in...

    I've mostly stuck with the squirrel fin midway in the box just like the pic. I only enjoy longboarding in fast steep hollow medium sized waves...waist to chest and peeling down the sandbar too fast...
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    I don't have one because I don't know how to...

    I don't have one because I don't know how to shape one myself, and I suspect the local shapers I use also wouldn't be able to do it either, only because I wouldn't know what to even ask for and don't...
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    I completely agree with this. I know all too...

    I completely agree with this. I know all too well that I drop into a steep wave/bottom turn completely differently on my frontside than backside, turn off the top completely differently, cutback...
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    Surfed from around about 12 - 3 p.m at what I...

    Surfed from around about 12 - 3 p.m at what I thought would be a somewhat wind - protected spot in Delmarva. When the steady 20-25 NW winds kicked in for several minutes at time the spray coming up...
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    I had a single-fin wide squash tail that was...

    I had a single-fin wide squash tail that was about exactly those dimensions a long time ago, called the Fat Albert by Surfboards Australia. Not the Asian pop-out SA brand, the original Austrailian...
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    Given that wind speed/direction forecasts more...

    Given that wind speed/direction forecasts more than 36 hours out are still pretty unreliable, especially in areas prone to sea-breeze, and a 30 degree variation in wind direction makes a huge...
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    Right on..good stuff. I personally like surfing...

    Right on..good stuff. I personally like surfing (trying to surf) in stiff offshores, as long as they are straight offshore!
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    High tides and high rise buildings are your...

    High tides and high rise buildings are your friend!
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    I wouldnt think it would be that hard to write...

    I wouldnt think it would be that hard to write script that said if the wind forecast is over 25 knots from any direction (even offshore) then no green code if thats what the forecaster wanted to...
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    Believe me I didnt intend to imply...

    Believe me I didnt intend to imply otherwise....sorry that i did. You WERE there so you know all too well. I was saying (clumsily) that a lot of folks who live along the coast that havent been...
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    Its pretty amazing what a difference there is...

    Its pretty amazing what a difference there is between what FEMA actually does for disaster survivors and what the general public thinks they do.

    Disaster relief TRULY does not come close to...
  15. Thread: The addiction

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    I work in Lewes and yeah the drive to Assateague...

    I work in Lewes and yeah the drive to Assateague (yeah its the closest surfable wave on alot of days) to surf after work in the summer is unbelievably brutal. Taking coastal highway down or back is...
  16. Thread: RIP Doc

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    Yeah I agree...That movie really made me think...

    Yeah I agree...That movie really made me think about the consequences of raising kids/getting married and then subjecting our spouses and children to an extremely dogmatic and uncompromising point of...
  17. Thread: Cheap Flights

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    Sinagapore Airlines. Free beer as well I might...

    Sinagapore Airlines. Free beer as well I might add.
  18. Thread: Cheap Flights

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    Even if he were, there are airlines flying to...

    Even if he were, there are airlines flying to Indo that don't charge any bag fees.

    When we went to Sumatra our boards (six of them) flew for free.
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    Just to throw another option in the mix...last...

    Just to throw another option in the mix...last week Delmarva same deal...cold morning, 65 water, chilly NW wind. I wore a 3/2, no boots or gloves (obviously) but a bonnet hood. I swear ever since I...
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    That's some crazy dimensions! I have always...

    That's some crazy dimensions! I have always hated any board that felt to me like it was on the narrow (to me a fish under 20" is narrow), thick side. But I'm also pretty sure I rarely give a stick...
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    I think in the mid atlantic, a non-tropical storm...

    I think in the mid atlantic, a non-tropical storm is expected to come off the coast and fire up north winds betwen Cape Hatteras and Cape Cod over the weekend and push down some N wind swell, along...
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    You should be able to use a flat foam panel, bend...

    You should be able to use a flat foam panel, bend in about 1" (guessing here you'll need to take measurements) of nose rocker in the front 12-18" of the skim board, then glass it. IDK about the rail...
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    Getting pretty late in the season for anything in...

    Getting pretty late in the season for anything in this region to make it to the coast with all of the NW winds aloft/cold fronts coming off the east coast.
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    surf Wednesday.

    surf Wednesday.
  25. Thread: 400 grit?

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    are you suggesting that he repair that ding (that...

    are you suggesting that he repair that ding (that looks like it goes all the way to the foam) without any fiberglass? that won't hold up, especially on the nose.
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