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    Lots of spots in the Gulf get swell. And more...

    Lots of spots in the Gulf get swell. And more often than you'd think. But usually onshore windswell junk.
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    Nice thread and glad to see other people as...

    Nice thread and glad to see other people as stoked about Carvers.

    I've got the 42" (Flowmaster) w/ C7/C2 and a 36" Venice, C7/C2. On both I'm running 65mm/88A ABEC 11 NoSkoolz instead of the...
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    It does look like rainfall in June can be kinda...

    It does look like rainfall in June can be kinda bad - July and August totals are much lighter. Definitely avoid Oct/early Nov.
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    Guanacaste is not too rainy that time of the...

    Guanacaste is not too rainy that time of the year. Afternoon-evening showers are common but it's not like the full on rainy season. You might get a few days of rain, but doubtful it will seriously...
  5. You can learn to surf in Nosara in the summer....

    You can learn to surf in Nosara in the summer. Lots of people do. It will occasionally get 2x overhead but 5-7 feet is more common.

    If you are in good physical condition, a good swimmer, and...
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    Truth. :)

    Truth. :)
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    Def go with C7 for a surf trainer.

    Def go with C7 for a surf trainer.
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    Carvers are great for bowl skating. I have the...

    Carvers are great for bowl skating. I have the 42" (flowmaster) model and ride it in parks all the time. But the point is not to do crazy airs or complicated lip tricks or whatever. It's different...
  9. Yep, I live in Austin and drive 3.5 hrs each way...

    Yep, I live in Austin and drive 3.5 hrs each way at least 2x a month to surf Corpus / Port A / Surfside etc. Have a number of friends who do the same. Yeah, TX waves are usually weak and choppy but...
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    Are you angling your takeoff? Seems like the most...

    Are you angling your takeoff? Seems like the most obvious answer to me.
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    I'd go with the C7, it's the original and closer...

    I'd go with the C7, it's the original and closer to surfing. I'm a fairly new / lousy surfer and it's helped me a lot - at least with the 10% of surfing that happens after you catch the wave and...
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    I have two Carvers: the Venice (36") and the...

    I have two Carvers: the Venice (36") and the Flowmaster (42"). I have also ridden a friend's Monsta (31"). Strangely, I love riding the Flowmaster in pools, it just seems a lot less squirrelly than...
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    Personally I prefer Carvers with longer decks,...

    Personally I prefer Carvers with longer decks, seems a little more stable and surfy. I have one setup with the 42" Carver deck (the Flowmaster) and one with a 36" (Venice), both with the C7/C2 truck...
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    I picked one up about 4 months ago, hadn't skated...

    I picked one up about 4 months ago, hadn't skated since the 80s, and got instantly hooked. Much closer to surfing than regular skateboards. I've started riding mine in the bowls at the local...
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    Yes, if you can afford it, and really want to...

    Yes, if you can afford it, and really want to jumpstart your learning curve, GO. Just got back from a trip myself, and it helped a LOT. I wish I had gone much sooner.
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    Maybe you are popping up too soon. Maybe you are...

    Maybe you are popping up too soon. Maybe you are leaning too far forward. But first things first. Have you read up on basic surf techniques? Worked on your pop-up? Practiced catching whitewater...
  17. Thread: Surf racks

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    Soft racks can be super noisy due to the straps...

    Soft racks can be super noisy due to the straps vibrating. But in my experience, hard racks aren't usually that bad. You can hear some wind whistling sometimes but if it is really noisy it is...
  18. Thread: Surf racks

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    +1 on Thule. Use a Thule rack system plus the...

    +1 on Thule. Use a Thule rack system plus the 554XT attachments, no issues.
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    In terms of stuff that gets me psyched for...

    In terms of stuff that gets me psyched for surfing, Thee Oh Sees, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Tyvek, The Clean, good old AC/DC.
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    I drive 200 miles to surf Texas wind swell. It...

    I drive 200 miles to surf Texas wind swell. It gets OK in Texas now and then, but given the limitations on when I can make it to the beach, waist high waves with <15 mph onshores are "good"...
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    No experience with Quiksilver, but like a2tall...

    No experience with Quiksilver, but like a2tall said most of the major manufacturers tend to be stand-up about this sort of thing, within reason. They want your repeat business and no one's gonna buy...
  22. I have the Thule rack system, use it to carry two...

    I have the Thule rack system, use it to carry two longboards. I usually drive 75 or so, but have gone up to 85 with no problems. I usually add an extra Dakine tiedown strap for good measure, and...
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    +1. Part of learning to surf is understanding...

    +1. Part of learning to surf is understanding where and when you belong and where and when you don't. I think it's good to push your comfort level a little sometimes because being around better...
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    Yep. I'm all for beginners getting their waves -...

    Yep. I'm all for beginners getting their waves - I'm not very far removed form one myself. I have no problem sharing the lineup with beginners as long as they understand the etiquette and aren't too...
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    Agreed. IMO, among surfers whose skills are...

    Agreed. IMO, among surfers whose skills are reasonably suited to the break, sharing waves is common courtesy. If someone is in way over their head, a menace, can't catch waves, or otherwise clearly...
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