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    hitting your head on the bottom and getting knocked unconscious in the water isn't a good thing. No one used to wear snowboard helmets, but now pretty much everyone does... I wouldn't be surprised if you see more and more people wearing them at heavy shallow surf spots in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlghdude View Post
    Unless you have a brain disorder that could cause you to die if you hit your head, you are a homosexual if you wear a helmet. There is no way around it.

    really?



    wanna try that one again?

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    to the OP:

    check out gath helmets http://www.gathsports.com/
    i had one of their helmets for about 10 years...wore it snowboarding & bodysurfing, & it worked great...could hardly tell it was there & very streamlined. it died a noble death, doing what it was created to do-protect my noggin from rocks.

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    People wear helmets in Kauai all the time; however, mainly on the west side of the island Heavy waves, shallow reef, little room for error. If you get sucked over the falls, you end up washed up on the rocks and get ****ed up. Happened to me more then once.

    Since moving to the east coast, I haven't used a helmet though, there just isn't a need for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    Wow, if I had to wear a helmet I would know that it was probably beyond my limits and I should be taking pictures.
    No kiddn, eh. And I'd be right there, man, as the cold beer distribution assistant.

    I do a ton of road bike riding. The dorkiest looking thing in the world is a bike helmet. So, I never used to wear one. Y'know, too cool to go to school, I'll never crash, I'm in control, I'm a good rider, blah blah blah.

    Until I met a couple guys in my local pro shop who hit pavement through circumstances beyond anything they could control. And they had the scars on their noggins to prove it. (They got injured because they were out tooling around sans helmet. Now? Dudes are big helmet fans.) So, ok, I get a helmet. Couple weeks later, I take a turn 43 miles from home, at slow speed, on unseen small loose gravel & the wheels get jerked from under me so fast that I still can't believe it.

    Because my feet are clipped in, my head literally bounces off the pavement. Bleeding leg wasn't fun to ride the 43 back home with. The dent in the helmet, instead of my head? Priceless.

    BTW, there's the 50 million dollar idea for anyone with the talent: invent a cool-looking cycling helmet. 'Cause even though they protect & serve, the existing style of helmets still look cheesy & dorky.
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    Thanks for the responses guys. The spot is heavy and shallow. Hockey helmet does repel water better. However, the chin strap is a pretty weak snap type. Looking into an alternative strap but honestly my skate helmet is more comfortable and has a sturdier strap. I could imagine showing photos of myself surfing with a hockey helmet and getting a lot of laughs from my hockey buddies. Ha!

    I talked to a surfer friend of mine who used to be a semi-pro wakeboarder and he suffered a head injury once and wears one all the time.

    Honestly, I am stoked for my trip and don't give a crap what I look like. Never hurts to be prepared. If I get some sick photos with a helmet on I'll share them here. Plus then I can show them to Mom without her having an anxiety attack! haha

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    $ 140.00 gets you into a nice Brine Lacrosse Helmet.
    Gotta luv the connection .... brine....ocean....

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    What ever happen to MAN UP!!!!!!! Surfs up!

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    Is it possible that 'coach' is Gruvi's inbred cousin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    No kiddn, eh. And I'd be right there, man, as the cold beer distribution assistant.

    I do a ton of road bike riding. The dorkiest looking thing in the world is a bike helmet. So, I never used to wear one. Y'know, too cool to go to school, I'll never crash, I'm in control, I'm a good rider, blah blah blah.

    Until I met a couple guys in my local pro shop who hit pavement through circumstances beyond anything they could control. And they had the scars on their noggins to prove it. (They got injured because they were out tooling around sans helmet. Now? Dudes are big helmet fans.) So, ok, I get a helmet. Couple weeks later, I take a turn 43 miles from home, at slow speed, on unseen small loose gravel & the wheels get jerked from under me so fast that I still can't believe it.

    Because my feet are clipped in, my head literally bounces off the pavement. Bleeding leg wasn't fun to ride the 43 back home with. The dent in the helmet, instead of my head? Priceless.

    BTW, there's the 50 million dollar idea for anyone with the talent: invent a cool-looking cycling helmet. 'Cause even though they protect & serve, the existing style of helmets still look cheesy & dorky.
    Its pretty dumb not to wear a helmet road biking... I hear about people getting into accidents all the time on the road bikes.