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  1. #1
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    Gruvi working off the "Kook" status

    Hi Dudes.
    Just writing that I'm still on AI and will be surfing all week here. Trying to get used to the bi fin fish. I mean I'm trying to catch a wave on it after I get used to where board wants to have me on it and I learn how much more paddle stroke it needs to hook up with a wave. My funboard being repaired and ready for this Thursday is so much easier to paddle and grab waves. I can't wait to bond with the fish. I had a guy want to buy it from me at the beach yesterday and his exhuberance about wanting it told me I got a board that's gotta be worth getting to know.
    Now I know many here won't believe me- I went out yesterday, Sunday and out toward head high lips. I learned paddling out was so hard and tiring and I am impressed I even got to the edge of the inside. Less than 30 feet away from the line up; My arms were too tired to carry me further. What a workout though. I was told by one of the surf shop guys I'm not a real kook if I "charged out into board breakin' waves". And I really did try but I am so sore today. I took day off to rest and will go out again tomorrow 10/4.
    I also restarted using a useless Twitter account to share with guys that may want to twit back advice as they read my daily tweets about my surfing outings. My twitter ID is gruvi12 if you want to follow along with a guy trying hard to rid his "Kook"
    Thanks for any more advice Guys!
    G
    Last edited by gruvi; Oct 3, 2011 at 11:52 PM.

  2. #2
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    Cool story bra

  3. #3
    you tell stories like a women

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by gruvi View Post
    Hi Dudes.
    Just writing that I'm still on AI and will be surfing all week here. Trying to get used to the bi fin fish. I mean I'm trying to catch a wave on it after I get used to where board wants to have me on it and I learn how much more paddle stroke it needs to hook up with a wave. My funboard being repaired and ready for this Thursday is so much easier to paddle and grab waves. I can't wait to bond with the fish. I had a guy want to buy it from me at the beach yesterday and his exhuberance about wanting it told me I got a board that's gotta be worth getting to know.
    Now I know many here won't believe me- I went out yesterday, Sunday and out toward head high lips. I learned paddling out was so hard and tiring and I am impressed I even got to the edge of the inside. Less than 30 feet away from the line up; My arms were too tired to carry me further. What a workout though. I was told by one of the surf shop guys I'm not a real kook if I "charged out into board breakin' waves". And I really did try but I am so sore today. I took day off to rest and will go out again tomorrow 10/4.
    I also restarted using a useless Twitter account to share with guys that may want to twit back advice as they read my daily tweets about my surfing outings. My twitter ID is gruvi12 if you want to follow along with a guy trying hard to rid his "Kook"
    Thanks for any more advice Guys!
    G
    i follow you now gerard.

  5. #5
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    I was there sunday and today. I have been on gruvi spotting alert. Post a pic. I keep thinking any face i dont know is gruvi.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by mOtion732 View Post
    Cool story bra
    Thanks and its a true event, not a story I saw a lot of experienced surfers paddling hard to get through and even they took a while to get outside. They weren't staying out for long either because of how waves were breaking so hard overhead. When I went out I was thinking to myself, "what are you doing?!" One of the surf shop guys that was there with me that complimented me on trying, crossed himself before going out. I say a whole prayer for real!

  7. #7
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    We want some pictures.We got to put a face with Gruvi.

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by marknel83 View Post
    I was there sunday and today. I have been on gruvi spotting alert. Post a pic. I keep thinking any face i dont know is gruvi.
    We definetly need some this. Some gruvi paparazzi

  9. #9
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    I think of it as if you cannot paddle out there it's not meant to be. By the time you gain expierience on that same size day you will slip out past the break and then your ready for the next step.

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by gruvi View Post
    crossed himself before going out.
    believable up to this point...head high is not a situation that calls for crossing oneself prior to paddle out. i now believe that you are full of it.