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  1. #11
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    "Surfing is even more transitory than climbing up, or skiing down a mountain. At least when you're done, the mountain is still there. . .The problem is that Miki had nothing to show his art. As soon as the wave is gone, it's done. All the beautiful 'wave paintings' he did have disappeared. / You're so in the moment it's like dreaming; you act on instinct. And the dream-state pleasure-producing endorphins are so powerful that when you pull out of the wave you can't wait to catch another and prolong the dream. Talk about addictive."
    - David Rensin/(Stacy Peralta hybrid quotation) pg. 17 in Rensin's book "All for a Few Perfect Waves (The audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora)"
    Last edited by MDSurfer; Nov 29, 2011 at 06:46 PM.

  2. #12
    Hi my name Staystoked and i'm a surfaholic... i just cant live without surfahol.

  3. #13
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    i think there is some truth to this. there is really nothing like the feeling after getting out of the water after a great session. it's a weird high that is hard to explain.

    the feeling after a day of powder is great as well, but is distinctly different from that of a great surf session

  4. Quote Originally Posted by staystoked View Post
    Hi my name Staystoked and i'm a surfaholic... i just cant live without surfahol.
    I don't know much about Science, but I do know that surfing gets me High Above the Weather! Ain't nothin' wrong with that...

  5. #15
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    Chemistry bra... alters state of mind & chemical reactions in the body affect us... can't deny that. Cool little article for sure... I can relate to feeling relaxed and great a day or two after a great sesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staystoked View Post
    Hi my name Staystoked and i'm a surfaholic... i just cant live without surfahol.
    lol, I see what you did there.

    /moron

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    I know there's some truth to the negative ion theory... it's used as therapy for some types of mood disorders. But I highly doubt that the natural concentration is high enough at the beach to create those same effects. I know that in one test, low concentrations of negative ions yielded NO results... low being about 10,000 ions per cubic meter of air. Only very high concentrations (<2.5 million ions per cubic meter of air) in controlled environments prove effective.

    Still... it can't be bad for you, that's for sure!
    I think LBCrew pretty much sums it up.

    on a side note....Stoke = endorphins. Not, Ions in the air......
    Last edited by Aguaholic; Nov 30, 2011 at 12:08 AM.

  8. #18
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    salt and minerals in sea water get absorbed into the skin and makes you feel chilled out, thats why people take mineral baths

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer View Post
    should I put seawater in my bubbler?
    Only if you use whats trapped in your booties.

  10. #20
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    Cool article. I just consider the "high" as a consequence of spending time among the elements.