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    Thanks for the advice. Seems like a simple enough...

    Thanks for the advice. Seems like a simple enough fix. Appreciate it.
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    Pearling on the drop

    I normally don't have problems making the drop but every time I caught a wave today my nose would go straight under water when I came to the bottom. Putting all my weight on my back foot wasn't...
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    A couple people mentioned "Salt Water Buddha."...

    A couple people mentioned "Salt Water Buddha." It's pretty good and is a quick read. "The Wave" by Susan Casey is phenomenal. "Crazy for the Storm" by Norman Ollestad is also a good one.
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    I've got a sleeveless 1mm top with attached hood...

    I've got a sleeveless 1mm top with attached hood that I put on under my 3/2 which I guess in theory makes it a 4/2 without making it any more difficult to paddle. I made it through the winter with...
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    I think a big part of it is that there just isn't...

    I think a big part of it is that there just isn't a big population of Black Americans that surf or are involved in surf culture. The classical image of a surfer in American media has always been the...
  6. Thread: Surfing game?

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    Everything I love about surfing (being outdoors,...

    Everything I love about surfing (being outdoors, being in the water, connecting with nature, pushing myself physically, searching for surf) is the exact opposite of playing video games. With that...
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    I got a couple fun hours in this morning before...

    I got a couple fun hours in this morning before the lifeguard called us out. I had a 10 minute conversation with him and he seemed like a cool enough guy just doing his job. He wasn't thrilled about...
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    I just checked out some of the clips on youtube:...

    I just checked out some of the clips on youtube: definitely some awesome stuff. Thanks for the share.
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    If I end up being half as good as Hynson and...

    If I end up being half as good as Hynson and August I'll be satisfied
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    Thanks for all the input. I ended up picking it...

    Thanks for all the input. I ended up picking it up today. Its a used Valaric "narrowed-nose captain's log" 9'9' x 22 5/8" x 2 5/8". It's only 16 1/2" at the but at this point I need to improve my...
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    Longboard Advice

    I started surfing a year ago on a 7' fun and have been at it consistently. I'm not catching as many waves as I would like to and want to purchase a longboard. I have my eye on a used Valaric 9'9"...
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    Certified personal trainer here. I do full body...

    Certified personal trainer here. I do full body circuit training 3 days a week. It is important to strive for balance between all muscle groups as imbalance puts you at an increased risk for injury....
  13. Thread: Robert Moses

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    I never had any issues at Gilgo. I would get...

    I never had any issues at Gilgo. I would get there before 8 am when they started charging and as long as I left before 11 I never got a ticket.
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    I started learning to surf a little less than a...

    I started learning to surf a little less than a year ago as I didn't have the privilege of growing up near the ocean. A few weeks after I started I paddled out on a day that was above my ability...
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    Thanks, its a step in the right direction

    Thanks, its a step in the right direction
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    Post Sandy Volunteer Opportunities

    Does anyone know of any organizations that are looking for volunteers to help with cleanup and other things post Sandy, particularly on Long Island? I want to get involved with the cleanup efforts or...
  17. Looking for people to surf with on Long Island through the winter

    So I'm new to surfing, just started in August, but am serious about getting good and want to keep at it through the winter. I usually don't have any concerns going out solo but I have some...
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    Thanks for all the advice, I really appreciate...

    Thanks for all the advice, I really appreciate it. I went back out this afternoon (4th day in a row) and dealt with a lot of whitewater again. Paddled like hell for a good hour and got a couple of...
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    Thanks for the responses. I'm starting late in...

    Thanks for the responses. I'm starting late in life myself (26) as I didn't grow up near the ocean. My board is 7'0" 22" wide and about 3" thick. I'm 6'0 180lbs. The guys at the surf shop recommended...
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    Question about learning to surf

    Hey everyone,

    I was hoping people could share some advice with me on learning to surf on Long Island. I've been at it for a month and have been out 8 times but have just been riding white water...
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