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    I don't know Colin or Raven personally either,...

    I don't know Colin or Raven personally either, but I've been in the lineup with them a few times and they've always seemed like pretty down to Earth guys. Last fall, I was out in OCMD when they were...
  2. I own two SUPs for flat-water use. I have never...

    I own two SUPs for flat-water use. I have never and will never bring them to a break.

    In my experience, if you surf well, people don't care what you ride. However, the overwhelming majority of SUP...
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    I'd recommend Brazilian.

    I'd recommend Brazilian.
  4. Thread: board rentals

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    Roger at Surf787 has some great boards and he...

    Roger at Surf787 has some great boards and he charges $25/day, so it's not that bad. Cool guy too. Just don't break that 5'10 Monchito RNF... love that thing!

    Whatever you do, avoid anything...
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    Thanks guys! Good perspectives. Essaouira is an...

    Thanks guys! Good perspectives. Essaouira is an interesting recommendation. Have you lived there or just passed through? Cities abroad definitely hold some appeal, and I speak a little French, so...
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    Best large cities for surfers?

    A lot of careers, including almost everything I'd be qualified to do, pretty much require you to be in a larger city. So my question is: Which cities have the combination of a good job market/economy...
  7. Thread: 10/20/11

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    A certain break to the north in DE was super fun....

    A certain break to the north in DE was super fun. Size was there, it was lined up nice, and the rides were long.
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    No, they've these rock breakwalls out there that...

    No, they've these rock breakwalls out there that form sandbars in between (http://www.bayridge.org/images/homepage_graphics/au_beach_pier_summer_300h.jpg)... It was probably stomach deep water and a...
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    I actually surfed at Bay Ridge in Annapolis the...

    I actually surfed at Bay Ridge in Annapolis the Saturday night that Irene came through. It was exactly that, waist high and choppy... really windy short period slop. On a shortboard it was basically...
  10. Thread: age

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    Yep, Bob's the man. And the rumor is that Dave...

    Yep, Bob's the man. And the rumor is that Dave moved to CR.
  11. Thread: age

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    I regularly surf with a guy who's 68 years old...

    I regularly surf with a guy who's 68 years old and still charging the big days on a shortboard. Pretty inspiring!
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    +1 for the Nugget and the Rising Son. Seems like...

    +1 for the Nugget and the Rising Son. Seems like Santa Cruz Pumpkin Seeds are pretty popular around here. I surf the same places and I think my overall favorite board is a 6'0 (I'm 6'1 / 185) round...
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    You're paying for ESM? Agree on the ads, but I...

    You're paying for ESM? Agree on the ads, but I always thought the price was right!
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    Wrong. Your funshape, which probably does have...

    Wrong. Your funshape, which probably does have longboard like stability, can't possibly require you to get to your feet like a shortboard if for no other reason than it has that kind of stability....
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    I wholeheartedly second the ban request. He's...

    I wholeheartedly second the ban request. He's slowly turning this into his personal playground. I have absolutely zero desire to read anything from him, yet almost every thread that's visible from...
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    Did this somehow turn into Poor Man's Watch Forum...

    Did this somehow turn into Poor Man's Watch Forum while I was out SURFING this morning?
  17. Thread: Puerto Rico

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    In that case, I can't recommend Coconut Palms Inn...

    In that case, I can't recommend Coconut Palms Inn (google it) enough. The people there are super nice and accomodating, it's right on the water, with an awesome outdoor kitchen, and has a really cool...
  18. Thread: Puerto Rico

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    I'll second the recommendation for Roger at Surf...

    I'll second the recommendation for Roger at Surf 787. Really chill guy and he's got waaay better boards than anyone else in town. I rented from Mar Azul once and they barely had anything I was...
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    All legitimate (and even fun) uses for a SUP. I...

    All legitimate (and even fun) uses for a SUP. I just can't get on board with the people who brings these into a lineup. If you're going to paddle off to some remote peak by yourself and have at it,...
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    What exactly is a "waterman" anyway? And why, as...

    What exactly is a "waterman" anyway? And why, as a surfer, would I want to be a "good waterman" rather than a good surfer?

    SUP apologists want to afford them some kind of respect as a different...
  21. Thread: Sadness

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    Good shtick, man.

    Good shtick, man.
  22. Thread: A vast ocean

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    I usually sit under them like Lee was saying. ...

    I usually sit under them like Lee was saying.

    I will paddle out and pull up on somebody like this if they're obviously a beginner... I'm causing them no harm as even if they actually manage to get...
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    I completely agree. I actually own one to use for...

    I completely agree. I actually own one to use for exercise OFF the ocean, but I have nothing but animosity for the kooks that try to surf these things. They're almost always the least skilled or...
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    Thanks a ton, guys. All solid advice, and...

    Thanks a ton, guys. All solid advice, and particularly good to know the boats aren't worth it... I'll save my money for scuba. Also, good to know about the scorpions!

    Getting excited.
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    Costa Rica in August

    Heading down south in the first week of August to get some flat spell relief. Never done Costa before, so I thought I'd see what you guys have to say. Going with my gf, who is just learning. She's...
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