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  1. #1
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    Talking Hello

    Hey, new to the forums. Just wanted to say hello. I just moved back to S.Cali after being land locked in Iowa for 7 years. Just getting back into the swing of things, my wife got me a board so I go out every chance I get. I am hitting it in Carpinteria most often but go up to Santa Barbara as often as I can. Anyways, thought I would join after checking the surf report here. The site is nice and maybe I will learn a thing or 2 here.

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    Hi!

    Does your wife bodyboard also? My husband and I go out together and have a lot of fun bodyboarding the smaller east coast waves. We took up the sport kind of late in life (50s) and could stand to learn quite a bit, also.

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    no, she wont come out in the water yet. I am trying to get her out. But she is from a small farming community in land locked Iowa and is rather afraid of the ocean. When I took her to Maui for our honeymoon I had talked her into going out into the water just for a swim but she refused to go out past the break and got pounded by a small wave. But I am sure she will make it out someday. I on the otherhand have been surfing and bodyboarding almost as far back as I can remember. I always loved bodyboarding so much more than surfing. (mainly due to the tude's of all the SoCal surfers.) But anyways, nice to talkin'. I sure hope more west coasters show up on the forums. That would be sweet, I need more people to paddle out with. I am getting tired of talking to the seals who sit and watch the crazy human in there water.

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    Talking End of Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
    Hi!

    Does your wife bodyboard also? My husband and I go out together and have a lot of fun bodyboarding the smaller east coast waves. We took up the sport kind of late in life (50s) and could stand to learn quite a bit, also.
    I got on a sponge for the first time in my mid forties and it's been rewarding. A lot less flick posers and a great culture, in addition to a different vehicle for wave riding that, to me, has a lot more to offer. Its all about getting shacked!! I'm a reformed standup. Welcome back.to the tribe

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    spousal sponging

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
    Hi!

    Does your wife bodyboard also? My husband and I go out together and have a lot of fun bodyboarding the smaller east coast waves. We took up the sport kind of late in life (50s) and could stand to learn quite a bit, also.
    There seems to be inverse correlation between rough and cold conditions and getting a spouse, or even a kid, to ride with you. I've got rough and cold most of the time so I roll solo. The tribe is great accompaniment. I ride rough, cold and super sharky waters because I'm badass that way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by art View Post
    There seems to be inverse correlation between rough and cold conditions and getting a spouse, or even a kid, to ride with you. I've got rough and cold most of the time so I roll solo. The tribe is great accompaniment. I ride rough, cold and super sharky waters because I'm badass that way!
    Well, I'm not gonna be going out for a while, I don't like the cold. When the water's back up close to 60 degrees I'll be back out.

    Last time we were out (December), the DH got sucked out in a bit of a rip; he's been whining about it ever since (even though I got stuck in the same rip back in September about 3 times and I got over it); anyway, I've got a feeling he'll be staying close to shore when we get back out again so I'll probably be out where they're breaking by myself. Unless the dolphins swim by or something.

    There are very few bodyboarders in my area, it's all surfers, and I don't feel like getting hit by flying surfboards or anything so I tend to stay away from them, so besides the DH I've got nobody to go out with. Not that I'm complaining, really, because I also don't have to deal with crowded lineups or anything.

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    Rips...

    <<Last time we were out (December), the DH got sucked out in a bit of a rip; he's been whining about it ever since (even though I got stuck in the same rip back in September about 3 times and I got over it); anyway, I've got a feeling he'll be staying close to shore when we get back out again so I'll probably be out where they're breaking by myself. Unless the dolphins swim by or something.>>

    Oh, tell him to stop it.

    Rips happen, and they are so annoying. Sometimes helpful for getting out the back when it's a real mess, mostly a real pain in the hindquarters.

    I was out a local break this week on what should have been a really nice day. The beach is just shot - too deep. There's not a shallow part anywhere except for maybe 2 feet for when you first walk into the water, and inshore holes every foot or so. Against my better judgement, I went out, mostly because I was with a friend who is just nuts about this place.



    So, the waves are coming in, and just rolling underneath me, because they can't feel the ocean floor and have no power. I decide to paddle in...and what happens? The water builds up at the shore, more inshore holes break open and rip currents keep pushing me back. I can't tell you how long I paddled sideways and back and forth until I finally found a spot where everything wasn't sucking seawards.



    Oh, that crazy ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by art View Post
    I ride rough, cold and super sharky waters because I'm badass that way!

    I don't mind the cold water - but you can keep the rough and sharky. I'll even take the cold air temps - how about that????