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  1. Thread: Get real

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    Well said- I have been surfing since the late...

    Well said- I have been surfing since the late 60's & the reason is not just surfing. Remember the coach screaming at you to run laps? I guess it builds charachter, but I would rather be in the...
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    Answer: Sure, as long as you obey the law. As...

    Answer: Sure, as long as you obey the law.

    As long as you are not breaking a law there is no reason to fear a police officer. The police officer is a public servant that cannot arrest or detain...
  3. Thread: Afghanistan

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    Know what you are getting into. It is a tough...

    Know what you are getting into. It is a tough environment & 9 months is a long time. Its like the movie Groundhog Day. You work 7 days a week- There is no such time as being off. Off time is in your...
  4. 10,000 hours? How many people get that surfing?...

    10,000 hours? How many people get that surfing? Surfing is not like golf or basketball where the course is there most every day. I think it has more to do with where you live.
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    Could not agree more with this thread- never has...

    Could not agree more with this thread- never has been a team sport. Personally, I would love to see the Corporate World get out of surfing. I'm old enough to remember surfing without leashes. Made...
  6. Thread: pee test, uh -oh

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    Why not give it up? When I joined the Army in...

    Why not give it up? When I joined the Army in 1983 it was full of drug use & it was a mess. Within 1 year after joining, the Army started mandatory drug testing. Best thing they ever did. By the time...
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    We could hit a stationary small white ball with...

    We could hit a stationary small white ball with metal clubs in small holes scattered throughout a manacured grass course. Nah, I'll surf.
  8. Thread: Surfing High

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    Pulled a guy out of the water that had smoked a...

    Pulled a guy out of the water that had smoked a joint & had a beer(s) with lunch. He drowned & to make it even better he was a brand new father. If you are curious, it was a 3ft day. You are taking a...
  9. Flying Eye- That’s what I get for scratching out...

    Flying Eye- That’s what I get for scratching out a response a little too quick. I understand the difference between through & throw. Thanks for the English lesson professor.
  10. There was an all out war at Sebastion Inlet in...

    There was an all out war at Sebastion Inlet in the 70's between surfers & fusherman. Some fishermen would through weights at surfers. Some surfers took razor blades out & cut lines. One of the best...
  11. Thread: NHL Thread.

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    Poll: Lived in Canada (Kingston, Ont) for 3 years on an...

    Lived in Canada (Kingston, Ont) for 3 years on an Army Exchange Program. Still cant tell ya the difference between a puck & hockey stick. Guess I would vote for the Caps since I live here, but they...
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    Clapton, Allman Bro, John Prine, Joan Osborne,...

    Clapton, Allman Bro, John Prine, Joan Osborne, Eagles, early Steve Miller, Travelling Willburys- If you have never heard of John Prine- Look up Sam Stone, Hello in There or Paradise. Does his own...
  13. Thread: Moronic Threads

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    I am somewhat of a newcomer to this blog. I gave...

    I am somewhat of a newcomer to this blog. I gave up on another surfing blog that was dominated by a few individuals that turned it into their personal personal rants & would attack anyone that dared...
  14. Don't trust surf racks. Consider the damage they...

    Don't trust surf racks. Consider the damage they can do if one comes off your car & the liability you could face if one ever does. I probably have this phobia from growing up in the 70's when surf...
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    03 Ford Escape, 6 cyl, fwd; Fits my 9.0 & 8.0...

    03 Ford Escape, 6 cyl, fwd; Fits my 9.0 & 8.0 inside, gets about 25 & its paid for. I hate camping out (23 years in the Army will do that to ya), so, I book a BOQ for 25 a night or so within driving...
  16. Thread: Gas prices..

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    "Attack or invade some oil producing country like...

    "Attack or invade some oil producing country like Canada."
    What- where did that come from? When have we done that & please don't say Iraq. I did the Gulf War & have plently of buds that did the...
  17. Thread: Gas prices..

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    It's not just gas, everyting you buy is hauled by...

    It's not just gas, everyting you buy is hauled by gas & many things are byproducts of oil. I would love to have an altenative to gas, there just simply is not one right now. I currently have a Ford...
  18. Thread: Gas prices..

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    1- I doubt it- Supply & demand- a lot of supply...

    1- I doubt it- Supply & demand- a lot of supply should keep it even.
    2- Depends; Democrat- I have little to no effect even though THIS PRESIDENT said he would not mind 5 or 6 dollar gallon gas. His...
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    I'll give you a prediction. The only people that...

    I'll give you a prediction. The only people that are going to be surfing are the ones that live close enough to walk, given current gas prices. Nice change.
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    How about; South of the Mason Dixon & North of...

    How about; South of the Mason Dixon & North of the Mason Dixon Line (Survey boundary bewteen Maryland, Pennsylvania & Deleware). Amazing, this debate is over 200 years old.
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    Somewhere in Central America Video.

    I sure did enjoy the video; "Somewhere in Central America." The guy surfing with the beard & T-shirt reminds me of Billy Hamilton & videos with him surfing Cal in the 60's. Guess I am old school, but...
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    "Just seems that the Mid Atlantic area isn't...

    "Just seems that the Mid Atlantic area isn't really cohesive enough geographically to all be lumped together. "

    You have just described the geographic concept of Adjaceny quite well
    . Just...
  23. Thread: Waimea bay?

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    Consider it only breaks a few time a year & when...

    Consider it only breaks a few time a year & when it does, the lineup is in one area the size of one football field. Been there, never surfed even on the N. Shore (wayyy past my prime). Did surf on...
  24. Thread: surf Competitions

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    Best trick of all is to avoid them altogether &...

    Best trick of all is to avoid them altogether & enjoy surfing for yourself & friends.
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    You know, I am not sure. I guess I have poked my...

    You know, I am not sure. I guess I have poked my head in most of them in this area at least once or twice. I have always been amazed that from a business venture anyone would open a Surf Shop....
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