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  1. #1
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    Oct 2009
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    frustrated but stoked

    I went out to assateague yesterday and was not able to get on a single wave after an hour and half! I've only been out two other times since september or october when it seemed like I was starting to progress and having a blast.

    Having said that I was stoked not only to be out again but also there were a couple guys out there, I didn't get a chance to say hello, that were really inspiring, cross stepping and making me want to keep it up.

    I"m dying to move closer to water and get more time out.

  2. What the reason why you couldn't get onto waves ... especially after an hour and a half .... seems ridiculous

  3. #3

    ...

    At least throw yourself over the ledge late on one and get worked...

  4. #4
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    doesn't seem ridiculous it was ridiculous. I did a late take off and got worked as much as a knee or thigh high can work you. . .

  5. #5
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    How long have you been surfing? What are you riding? If your just starting, i would not care as much about how im surfing but to the fact that i am out there.

  6. #6
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    A few years since it started to click. Yesterday I was on a 9' pearson arrow twin fin, but usually ride a 9'4". the waves were breaking a lot hollower then I'm used to, i think because of the onshore 15mph wind, I guess and I don't think I was positioning right, too far out maybe. I want to be able to surf in more conditions then clean knee to waist mellow break. As I said being in the DC area getting out is not easy with the distance, work and family. Thanks for the encouragement.

  7. #7
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    Oh well sounds like you just need to practice on poping up earlier, for those faster, hollower, small waves...

    practice on the ground while you are doing nothing far away from the ocean... next time just get in the right position and be ready to pop up quick

  8. #8

    Cool Perserverance

    I have been surfing for years and that still happens pop up right to stand no half kneeling also shoulder hop and as someone said don't be afraid to just through yourself over the ledge sometimes you will be surprised what happens

  9. #9
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    Aug 2009
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    Onshore winds making the waves hollow? It's usually offshore winds, when the wind blows from land to water.

    Anyway... I think it has to do with the fact that you've only surfed 2 or 3 times in the last 6 months, AND your board choice. I've never ridden a Pearson twin fin, but I just don't get the concept, from a design perspective. I think it's supposed to be a performance longboard.

    Does it have a really pulled in pin or diamond tail? Does it have a lot of rocker? If it does that could be your problem... those work best in better waves.

    Post a few pics... outline, bottom, rail profile, rocker.
    Last edited by LBCrew; Apr 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by lalit View Post
    A few years since it started to click.... i think because of the onshore 15mph wind....
    I'm not sure it has clicked....

    not to be discouraging but 2ft waves in 15mph onshore winds isn't exactly optimum surfing conditions. Even a good surfer would have trouble surfing in those conditions, that's why they don't paddle out in that crap. Keep an eye on the conditions and pick your sessions more wisely. With modern forecasting............ ya know.... that swellinfo place........ it's pretty easy. Pura Vida bro good luck