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    If you head to Jaco and Hermosa, almost everyone...

    If you head to Jaco and Hermosa, almost everyone speaks English. Yeah, there's a lot of closeout barrels when it gets big, but for a first time trip, it's warm water, waves, and lots of American...
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    If you are really serious about staying in the...

    If you are really serious about staying in the water for longer than 2 hours in the dead of winter, you'll probably want a 5/4 to last on those really cold Jan/Feb days.

    You can get away with a...
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    Summertime thermals will screw the afternoon wind...

    Summertime thermals will screw the afternoon wind forecast all summer long. Sun gets high in the air and warms the land. Land gets warmer than water. Warm air touching the land rises, and then the...
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    I trained for a trip to a Central American Point...

    I trained for a trip to a Central American Point break before. I did interval training, paddling from one point to another, trying to make the workout last at least an hour. Something like 20...
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    Twelve Pack a Night Killed the Surfer in FAR more...

    Twelve Pack a Night Killed the Surfer in FAR more than a handful of Americans now suffering from a mid-life crisis. Keep Paddling!
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    Bag Balm - designed for raw cow udders. Works...

    Bag Balm - designed for raw cow udders. Works like magic on rashes, overnight!
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    Keep an eye on WhiskeyMilitia. They've had the...

    Keep an eye on WhiskeyMilitia. They've had the 4/3 and 5/4s up on sale a couple times this month! 50-60% off, I believe. Just gotta catch them at the right time.
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    Corolla is pretty bad for waves, especially...

    Corolla is pretty bad for waves, especially during the warmer months. The predominate winds are SW in the summer, and Corolla is just so far North from the Cape, that the swell just doesn't fill in...
  9. Thread: Katia Pics

    by PiratePete
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    I'll be dreaming of this swell for a long time! ...

    I'll be dreaming of this swell for a long time! Epic! I hope we get one more like this before the tropics settle down!
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    I'm rocking a 4/3, 5mm boots, 3mm gloves, and a...

    I'm rocking a 4/3, 5mm boots, 3mm gloves, and a Thermalution heated vest. My last two sessions have been 3 hours. Not cold at all; Can't wait to get into the 3/2 soon!
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    I just got mine in the mail yesterday, charged...

    I just got mine in the mail yesterday, charged overnight and just tried it on in my house. It feels like it is certainly going to get hot enough! I'm sure the water will cool it down when it gets...
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    I agree! It should count! So sick!

    I agree! It should count! So sick!
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    "Hey man, can I use that Doggy Poop Bag when...

    "Hey man, can I use that Doggy Poop Bag when you're done with it?" :D
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    No matter how much better I've seen it at 90th,...

    No matter how much better I've seen it at 90th, it's never worth being pissed off in the water. I don't mind driving a bit further or sacrificing a bit of size for a somewhat empty lineup.
  15. Thread: Board Size

    by PiratePete
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    I'm 5'10", 160lbs, and I ride a 6'1" x 19...

    I'm 5'10", 160lbs, and I ride a 6'1" x 19 thruster on most days, if that helps at all. I rode a 5'10" x almost 20" wide Twin Fin for 4 years, but four days in overhead surf on Barbados, and the...
  16. Thread: Board Size

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    If you liked your previous shape, talk to a...

    If you liked your previous shape, talk to a shaper. Give him the dimensions of your old board, and how much you've grown. Any good shaper should be able to increase the dimensions a bit for you and...
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