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  1. #31
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    I have to agree with surfrr. Ya surfing a wave pool might not be as challenging or fulfilling as surfing in the ocean, but who cares?! If the ocean's flat then surfing a man-made wave is better than surfing no wave at all.

    When it's flat, I grab my skateboard. When it snows, I grab my snowboard. When it's warm, I grab my wakeboard. When it's windy, I will (hopefully very soon) be grabbing my kiteboard. Of these options, my favorite is obviously surfing overhead peeling barrels, but that's not always an option. Anything that can help improve my skills and thus my enjoyment of my favorite sport is a positive IMO. Stop being such purists!

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by pinkstink View Post
    I have to agree with surfrr. Ya surfing a wave pool might not be as challenging or fulfilling as surfing in the ocean, but who cares?! If the ocean's flat then surfing a man-made wave is better than surfing no wave at all.

    When it's flat, I grab my skateboard. When it snows, I grab my snowboard. When it's warm, I grab my wakeboard. When it's windy, I will (hopefully very soon) be grabbing my kiteboard. Of these options, my favorite is obviously surfing overhead peeling barrels, but that's not always an option. Anything that can help improve my skills and thus my enjoyment of my favorite sport is a positive IMO. Stop being such purists!
    BUMP....my thoughts exactly. Nothing wrong with training when its flat. AND trips to score perfect barrells cost money too. Also, how about sharing those waves with angry locals like in PR. Good luck catching epic surf at Gas Chambers hahahahahahahah Trust me, NOTHING beats a good surf trip but also many things beat a sh*tty one.....such as a perfect 6ft barrell with you and your bros using your actual equipment. The wave in NH will be done in early spring, and you best be sure I'm using that to "get a board under my feet"

  3. #33
    Oh and to give you a little insite on how wave pools will be viewed to our community, look at indoor skydiving. Its the exact same thing, us skydivers dont really repect the fact that you shred the indoor wind tunnel. Its all pleasure and no pain. I've heard the tunnel instructors mention "I would kill it in the sky" not true, or partially. Yeah until they need to fly their parachute home. Point being, "pool surfers" wouldn't be respected in teh water nor would they have the same skill sets of an actual ocean surfer. I.E. Ocean knowledge, currents, tides, paddle out, wave selection. THESE aspects are what make a surfer not if they rip. Prime example of that is look at Kelly's heats in Santa Cruz. He fell apart on wave selection. Wave pools will be a tool of the future but just that a tool. It will never replace actual knowledge of the ocean. If you threatened by that, do us a favor and sell your board.

  4. #34
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    perhaps the worst part about it is: Chlorine.

  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manisses View Post
    http://www.jaypeakresort.com/pumphouse/waterpark

    People shell out about a hundo for a lift ticket. Still, its soulless.
    Might as well surf in pure pee....