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    Smart move! You will have a great time with the...

    Smart move! You will have a great time with the Wavestorm and you will learn to surf! Have fun!!
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    I feel your pain brother - I had spinal surgery...

    I feel your pain brother - I had spinal surgery fusing three cervical vertebrae plus I have significant degeneration and arthritis in the lumbar region. I bought a 10' Walden Magic X2 epoxy a couple...
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    She is absolutely amazing! Great surfer and...

    She is absolutely amazing! Great surfer and great human being - the epitome of stoke! Her book (Soul Surfer) is well worth reading, too. It gives you further insights into how she has come so far!...
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    Answers...

    3.5 weeks until my first surf trip to Costa Rica...

    Being reading, hearing and googling too much... Need help from real visitors.

    Any truth to these myths?

    Stay out of Jaco! I've surfed...
  5. Thread: Age

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    57 years old - surfed for almost 18 years and...

    57 years old - surfed for almost 18 years and still stoked as ever!
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    I have to say that I have really enjoyed reading...

    I have to say that I have really enjoyed reading these posts. For me personally, I like riding a longboard in almost any conditions. To quote Allan Weisbecker in his book In Search of Captain Zero:...
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    Good morning! I've never seen anything close to...

    Good morning! I've never seen anything close to Mavericks on the east coast, but the biggest rideable surf I have ever seen (and ridden) was on Sunday, January 3, 1999. It was a beautiful day -...
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    Surfed La Ocho (also called parada ocho or bus...

    Surfed La Ocho (also called parada ocho or bus stop 8) in December 1999. Had a great time! Paddle out is long, but worth it. I would go there again in a heartbeat!
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    No problem on the 9'9" - sounds like a great...

    No problem on the 9'9" - sounds like a great board. I surf a 9'0" HPLB on most days, but some days I still get out on my 10'0" Walden Magic Model when I want to work on noseriding. I am only 5'7"...
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    I'm 5'7", 145 pounds and 56 years old. :)

    I'm 5'7", 145 pounds and 56 years old. :)
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    Walden Magic Model-3: 9'0" x 21 9/16 x 2 7/8 -...

    Walden Magic Model-3: 9'0" x 21 9/16 x 2 7/8 - same board I am using in my profile pic at Playa Guiones. I rode the standard 9'0" Magic Model at Hermosa where it was hollower, but I think the M-3...
  12. Thread: Wow!

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    Yep - on second look I think you are right - just...

    Yep - on second look I think you are right - just sand.
  13. Thread: Wow!

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    The red rocket analogy is not so far off - note...

    The red rocket analogy is not so far off - note at 3:05 - the shark is releasing sperm. At least I think that is what is going on there! :)
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    Fisher Surfboards

    76217622Good morning. I can't say much yet, as I haven't ridden one either, but the board's manufacturer is a good friend of mine and has been surfing and involved in the board industry for quite...
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    Hey tropic surfer. In the conditions you...

    Hey tropic surfer. In the conditions you describe I would have turned turtle and held on - probably as far forward on the board as possible. That way the front rocker of the gun would point the...
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    I've tried them, but I don't really like them. I...

    I've tried them, but I don't really like them. I must admit, though, that I do not do air - I am a pretty old fashioned wave rider on both long and short board. All my boards are just waxed - just...
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    I'm with njsurfer42 on this - I went to the...

    I'm with njsurfer42 on this - I went to the website and played around with it some and it seems pretty accurate for me, though I do prefer volume on the high end of my suggested range. I also think...
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    Beautiful poem! Mahalo - really sort of made my...

    Beautiful poem! Mahalo - really sort of made my day! :) Hoping for a rideable wave tomorrow morning with the 27 degree weather here in Va Beach so I can feel the stoke!
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    Ditto on In Search of Captain Zero! Also, On A...

    Ditto on In Search of Captain Zero! Also, On A Wave by Thad Ziolkowski, Kook: What Surfing Taught Me about Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave by Peter Heller, and Pipe Dreams by Kelly Slater...
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    Go for it!

    @leeth - thought you might appreciate this:
    "I've taken to riding a longboard nearly exclusively these days,... Truth is, 90% of all surfing is done in the less than ideal conditions of size, speed...
  21. Thread: neck rash

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    I use a little Banana Boat deep tanning oil (SPF...

    I use a little Banana Boat deep tanning oil (SPF 15) on my head (I am bald), my neck and face and a little on my underarms and lats. I've never had a problem with wetsuit rash since doing so, and it...
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    I surfed the San Juan area in December of 1999,...

    I surfed the San Juan area in December of 1999, and La Ocho (back then everone called it Parada Ocho - Bus Stop #8) was the best spot by far of the two spots I tried out. The other was Airports. It...
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    Ditto on "Single Fin: Yellow" - one of my...

    Ditto on "Single Fin: Yellow" - one of my absolute favorites! Also, anything in Bruce Brown's old collection. You can order all of them on Netflix, check them out, and then buy what you want to...
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    I just wanted to thank CBSCREWBY for the awesome...

    I just wanted to thank CBSCREWBY for the awesome link. I have surfed in Nosara, but was unaware of the SurfSimply folks. The mini-lecture that the guy gives on taking off on waves is fantastic. ...
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    I'm an ex-wrestler (high school, collegiate,...

    I'm an ex-wrestler (high school, collegiate, international), ex-wrestling coach, 56 year old guy who has had spinal surgery (so there are a lot of things I can't do!), but I still have a great and...
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