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    Two suggestions: 1) check out a surf ski instead...

    Two suggestions: 1) check out a surf ski instead of a surf kayak and 2) aim towards trying something more the size of an alaia for some paipo/bodyboard surfing. The extra length along with your body...
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    Happy Birthday and many thanks!

    Happy Birthday and many thanks!
  3. Thread: PR: Aggro

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    I can very easily see the situation escalating...

    I can very easily see the situation escalating out of control. After several knowing or unknowing careless drop-ins it is easy to lose patience and directly curse the next offender. As in Hawaii, the...
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    Sounds like you went to the wrong place... You...

    Sounds like you went to the wrong place... You described a good business opportunity for Orlando or San Juan, but not the west coast of Puerto Rico. For the "other" island (outside of San Juan metro...
  5. Thread: El Salvador

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    There have been a few rather violent episodes in...

    There have been a few rather violent episodes in the Rincon-area during the past 12-15 months that are unrelated to confrontations in the water. One was a drug addict related robbery gone bad and the...
  6. Thread: RV Living

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    A work van type vehicle that blends in would work...

    A work van type vehicle that blends in would work for awhile combined with a gym membership. There is quite an underground culture out there if you peep around the internet on the subject. Most of...
  7. Thread: PR: Aggro

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    Many gringos bring their attitudes from their...

    Many gringos bring their attitudes from their crowded stateside breaks down to the Island. Many gringos exercise a colonial attitude as well. It has been increasingly ugly over the past several years.
  8. Thread: PR: Aggro

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    You nailed it on the bonds: high rates of return...

    You nailed it on the bonds: high rates of return because of high risk. However, bond holders consider their bonds to be without risk. They especially like these bonds because of high interest rates...
  9. Thread: PR: Aggro

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    The closing of Roosevelt Roads and Ramey AFB had...

    The closing of Roosevelt Roads and Ramey AFB had marginal effects on the overall PR economy. For one, both of those military installations were largely "closed economies," meaning most of the income...
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    The repeal of Section 936 of the Federal Tax Code...

    The repeal of Section 936 of the Federal Tax Code in the mid-1990s was the beginning of the long recession. The USA financial collapse around 2007 was the nail in the coffin that accelerated the...
  11. Thread: PR: Aggro

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    The "dead Rincón" you speak of is mostly the gringo sector from Ensenada through Puntas. The native sector is much more lively during the summer just as it is during winter maybe even more so. Not...
  12. The closure doesn't sound to be temporary. There...

    The closure doesn't sound to be temporary. There are not many shapers/glassers/builders along the East Coast much lesss close by. I have my eyes on one that come highly recommended by Austin. We will...
  13. Hope the news on Austin is only temporary. The...

    Hope the news on Austin is only temporary. The young man had been working rather hard for a decade or so and you know what happens.... we start running on fumes, and with the new kid in the family...
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    You can check these out at your local library or...

    You can check these out at your local library or through Inter Library Loan:


    Orbelian, George. 1987. Essential surfing. San Francisco, Calif: Orbelian Arts.
    Kelly, John M. 1965. Surf and sea....
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    What DawnPatrolSUP says... plus, you can pick up...

    What DawnPatrolSUP says... plus, you can pick up some polyethylene sheets and squares at the same hardware store (i.e., Home Depot, Lowes, etc.) for lengthwise bottom and top of the board. A little...
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    Bavaria Negra or Flor de Caña 7yo on the rocks.
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    West Coast and West Coast Surf Club! Monty is a...

    West Coast and West Coast Surf Club! Monty is a good guy but I doubt he has ever heard of that club ;) The west was a completely different scene than San Juan in the '60s.
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    Monty was a San Juanero!

    Monty was a San Juanero!
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    Nope. I am not a statue surfer ;) I rapidly...

    Nope. I am not a statue surfer ;) I rapidly devolved from longboard to shortboard to "really short" board :)

    In our age group, Micco Godinez won last year. Not sure if he successfully defended...
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    Yes, I chatted with Machuca one year ago January...

    Yes, I chatted with Machuca one year ago January during the Legends Contest @ Domes. Re-told some old stories that gave him some chuckling memories. Stephanie Cabrera was also there--what a babe...
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    All familiar names! Machuca was a real character...

    All familiar names! Machuca was a real character and so far ahead of everyone else out in the surf zone.
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    Padin's closed down about 10 or 15 yrs ago :( ...

    Padin's closed down about 10 or 15 yrs ago :(

    Certainly you knew Candy Chase! We were in the same grade and many classes. You no doubt knew some of my classmates... Richard Bloomquist, Pinard,...
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    Know the schools. I attended for 3 yrs at...

    Know the schools. I attended for 3 yrs at Cathedral School, across from the old Padin's and then 3 yrs at Robinson. Last 3 yrs at IAU Campus School.
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    I know right about where you lived -- some...

    I know right about where you lived -- some friends lived there, too. I and 3 others paddled out to Caballo, on Easter Weekend 1969 as I recall, as it looked to be a mere 8-10 ft. Ended up being the...
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    Out of curiosity, where did you live on the...

    Out of curiosity, where did you live on the Island... San Juan area or near Roosevelt Roads? My gremaso days of surfing were spent at Sheraton, Presbyterian, Pine Grove and La Pared, Winter/Spring of...
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