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  1. #1
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    Question passing time during a flat spell

    Okay, lets here your thoughts on how to pass the time during the summer doldrums?
    There are always some brutal flat spells in July and August, so how do you cope?

    For me personally, I see a therapist, and also try to remind myself that September and October are just around the corner.

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    I try paddling to keep the arms ready, but it's boring...
    snorkeling, fishing, mowing and weedeating, zzzzzzzzzz
    It's gonna be a long, flat summer.
    Therapy seems like a good idea, is it expensive?

  3. #3
    i stink eye surf schools and drink

  4. #4
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    catch up on my reading list, train on my paddleboard (prone, not SUP), hang out w/ my fiancee, wheel or wrench on my jeep...

  5. #5
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    build boards
    do home repairs I put off all fall, winter and spring
    swim
    snorkel if it's clear
    fish at dawn and/or dusk
    push the ankle biters into ankle slappers on the log
    go out for ice cream
    grill anything and everything
    tend the garden

    cold beers or get creative with blender drinks or mojitos

  6. I surf behind the boat! Wakeboarding / wake skating / skurfing is a blast.

    adult rec softball is also a surprisingly good time, join a team it's like being a kid again.

    I get to go out on a racing sail boat (J-boat) some afternoons with the boss.

    Beers, cookouts, reading the "bongs" thread... Whatever it takes.

  7. #7
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    downhill mt bike, snowboard (for winter flat spells), swim laps, do honey-dos around the house.

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    When the surf is flat, I take the sailboat out. Hanging out on the beach is never a bad idea. Every now and then, a little longboard bump will come in. Can't wait for fall - hurricane season.

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    yea... forgot to mention sailing. Sometimes we'll even camp out on the boat.

  10. #10
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    I've just started doing ocean swimming... A great way to take advantage of a calm ocean and a good way to get in shape and ready for the hurricane and fall swells. I do, however, feel pretty naked out there without a board in the murky water.