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    Its funny. The hardcore criminals usually don't...

    Its funny. The hardcore criminals usually don't hate cops at all. In fact most have a healthy amount of respect for them and the job. In the actual 'hoods the cop-haters tend to be the petty street...
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    it takes a certain type of person to be a cop,...

    it takes a certain type of person to be a cop, and it takes a certain type of cop to wear NYPD badge. Sucks that they have to be judged from afar by people on this forum and others like it who would...
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    I was with Dade Cty Ocean Rescue at Haulover...

    I was with Dade Cty Ocean Rescue at Haulover Beach in the late 90s. The surf was a joke; maybe 3-4x a year it was >4 ft and clean and even then it would last for about a day, maybe. Quick flights to...
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    Interesting that you selected Cleveland as an...

    Interesting that you selected Cleveland as an example, because I have relatives there and I tried surfing Lake Erie once about 25 years ago, it was actually pretty fun but only for the novelty of it....
  5. Thread: Be honest

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    just biology - muscles, when used a lot, get...

    just biology - muscles, when used a lot, get built up, then broken down. Once you hit the late 20s, maybe later for some people, the breakdown process starts to get faster and the buildup becomes...
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    It's not arbitrary at all. 100% biology. Your...

    It's not arbitrary at all. 100% biology. Your body stops developing and starts aging right around 27. Also, your brain right around that time has collected enough information about risk that you...
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    If you are about age 27 or below you should be...

    If you are about age 27 or below you should be pushing the envelope and taking risks. Don't be stupid but don't let the fear stop you either. Prove to yourself that you can hang or, conversely, get...
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    respect is something you have to give to get, and...

    respect is something you have to give to get, and that is a completely foreign concept to Brazilians
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    I spearfished yesterday in 5/4 for about an hour...

    I spearfished yesterday in 5/4 for about an hour and a half before I got cold, a 4/3 with hood boots gloves is fine but those winds and air temp are going to be rough, I'd probably just use the 5/4....
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    to everyone who posted thanks, I say Your Welcome...

    to everyone who posted thanks, I say Your Welcome

    to those who posted qualified thanks i.e. "I like our troops but don't like war' I quote General Mattis:

    “When you men get home and face an...
  11. Thread: Is this childish?

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    2 aspects here that need to be considered...

    2 aspects here that need to be considered separately.

    1) short-term, cost/benefits. I personally would take a day of the most ****ty waves imaginable over working for $30. If I were that broke...
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    fighting used to be a good way to let off steam;...

    fighting used to be a good way to let off steam; settle differences and move on. Pre -1998 or so it seemed to me like mostly anyone in the water over the age of 25 was a blue-collar worker, i.e. the...
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    with these:...

    with these:
    http://www.striperspace.com/large_storms.html

    And with these:
    http://www.thefisherman.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.fishingrig&Rig_ID=27
  14. Thread: shoulder hopping

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    if they're not making it, then you are within...

    if they're not making it, then you are within your rights to paddle-battle them or possibly even drop in on them for the next few waves. Saturday I dropped in on a guy, he got drilled pretty hard,...
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    List the pro s and cons again?

    List the pro s and cons again?
  16. Thread: the spot

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    I recommend driving around for an hour+, standing...

    I recommend driving around for an hour+, standing at each spot staring the water like a donkey with a dumb ass look on your face, then, ultimately, paddling out wherever you see the most people
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    I'm loving these Lake Worth stories. In the mid...

    I'm loving these Lake Worth stories. In the mid 90s when I was living in Miami it was the type of place where you'd see a guy with a huge beer gut surfing in Jorts but if you made fun of him he'd...
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    I have the 7' and rode it in 8-10' Irene swell...

    I have the 7' and rode it in 8-10' Irene swell http://www.cisurfboards.com/surfboards/msf/
    Watch the movie Morning of the Earth for inspiration
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    2 reasons I'm glad the OP got skunked: 1)...

    2 reasons I'm glad the OP got skunked:

    1) he/she sounds like a tool. Ignorant, self-entitled, and lazy. A real Triple Threat of doucheosity.

    2) this kind of thing weeds out the masses. Surfing...
  20. Thread: Surf rules?????

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    Never in a million years would I have considered...

    Never in a million years would I have considered anywhere in. Africa other than South Africa for a surf trip, but after checking out the website its on the list. Admittedly pretty far down on said...
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    Chicks dig guys with $$ good dope dope or...

    Chicks dig guys with $$ good dope dope or preferably both don't kid yourself otherwise
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    the waves' energy pushes the water upwards, when...

    the waves' energy pushes the water upwards, when its shallow at low tide, the wave has less space between its bottom and the ocean floor so the energy pushes the water higher or taller as you put it....
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    Hurricane Ernesto, Labor Day weekend 2006, I took...

    Hurricane Ernesto, Labor Day weekend 2006, I took off on a 10 foot plus A-frame- made the drop, clenched the rail so hard my fingers made a permanent indentation
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    even the most introverted freak loner is capable...

    even the most introverted freak loner is capable nodding and uttering the word hey to another human. What kind of narcissistic douche does someone have to be to not extend or even just return the...
  25. Thread: skin cancer

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    Annual isn't enough if you are a high risk group...

    Annual isn't enough if you are a high risk group as most of us are, especially if you are after age 40 you should go every 6-8 months. Melanoma can develop and metastasize in a matter of weeks.Also,...
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