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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSoul View Post
    Sign of the times..
    Good call bro! I agree

    i didnt even know: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/05...in-wake-sandy/

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    I think if you have the energy to surf right now you should be volunteering to help someone in need. I can't even think about surfing right now. I've got a bunch of new clothing I'm donating and am currently trying to find someone to give me a discount on wool blankets so I can buy a bunch and donate them. I've also been trying to find where I can volunteer as an RN or rescue to be of maxium service when I'm not working overtime do to this crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginsumagic View Post
    I think if you have the energy to surf right now you should be volunteering to help someone in need. I can't even think about surfing right now. I've got a bunch of new clothing I'm donating and am currently trying to find someone to give me a discount on wool blankets so I can buy a bunch and donate them. I've also been trying to find where I can volunteer as an RN or rescue to be of maxium service when I'm not working overtime do to this crisis.
    Wait. What? If that's the thinking, nobody would ever surf. Or do anything fun. People are suffering all the time. All the time. Everyday. All around the world. Help when you can and how you can. Everyday. And then paddle out, enjoy your sesh and help some more. You gotta stay sane if you're gonna be of any use to anyone other than yourself...
    Last edited by cresto4; Nov 6, 2012 at 04:54 AM. Reason: Added a t to stay

  4. The #Occupy people in the Rockaways are saying no donating/volunteering after 4pm because it gets too dangerous. On the nice side of town, Belle Harbor area, people have signs on their houses that say "If you enter we will shoot." Surfing in storm torn areas would be a great way to coax them back to normalcy, but I just don't think it's an option right now. Also, as others mentioned, the water in W.LI was nasty before the storm. It's totally toxic right now. #Bummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by cresto4 View Post
    Wait. What? If that's the thinking, nobody would ever surf. Or do anything fun. People are suffering all the time. All the time. Everyday. All around the world. Help when you can and how you can. Everyday. And then paddle out, enjoy your sesh and help some more. You gotta stay sane if you're gonna be of any use to anyone other than yourself...
    It's a little different when the area that's most affected is the area your paddling out right in front of. I don't live in one of these areas, but I surf Long Beach and Rockaway, and will not be paddling out until these people have some sense of normalcy restored to their lives. Instead I will be using my energy to volunteer and help clean up/rebuild these areas. It might be different if you're a local and need to keep yourself sane, but if you're coming from somewhere else, you need to be helping out and not paddling out.

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    Most of the popular spots in Jersey are inaccessible anyways! It is different when it hits your home town.

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    +1 You gotta stay sane. I've been helping as much as I can and could use a taste of what normal life was like. Biggest concern is water quality and getting sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    Reminds me of the seadumping thread a while back
    Where's a place to check water quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkershinn View Post
    Where's a place to check water quality?
    Just take a swig, you'll know right away if it's good or not, one little gulp won't hurt right?

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    As of today, the NY/NJ Baykeeper said, "Don't swim, don't fish, don't touch... don't go anywhere near the water" in the harbor/bay area, and advised waiting, "at least another week before going into the ocean" in the areas around the Bay.

    The moral question of whether you should surf or not is a personal choice. The health and safety of surfing in waters known to be contaminated is a bit more concrete... but still not absolute. Tides, winds, swells... all affect the dispersal of contaminates.
    Last edited by LBCrew; Nov 6, 2012 at 04:19 PM.