OK, I turn 50 this year, but only started when I turned 25. Do I still have stoke? YES!
But Sandy actually stoked my stoke. She took surfing whenever I wanted away. And after 2 months of that, I'll never miss session. Warm, cold, early, snowing, sleeting, rain, sun burn, whatever Mo nature throws at me.
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Thread: lost the stoke
Mar 15, 2013, 02:14 AM #41Senior Member
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Mar 15, 2013, 02:15 AM #42
"DUDE DUDE.... try these nachos". Classic.
Mar 15, 2013, 02:19 AM #43
Although the thread should end here with your post, unfortunately it won't - - - there's a hijack alert on the horizon.
Reason being, the black smoke has been spotted & the proselytizing crew are about to hijack what was an intelligent thread.
Mar 15, 2013, 02:21 AM #44
Mar 15, 2013, 02:51 AM #45Junior Member
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Mar 15, 2013, 03:27 AM #46
I had to think really hard about this one. What keeps me stoked are those few seconds where my brain stops running a million miles a second and is turned off; but more turned on than it ever is. When all the rest of the world disappears and I don't care about anything or feel anything except the wave. And then it's over.
Mar 15, 2013, 03:27 AM #47Junior Member
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Mar 15, 2013, 04:31 AM #48
[QUOTE=yankee;158561]One other note: the booze at night isn't helping. It makes you weak, it seduces your mind & saps your will, it makes it easy to stay inside, makes it easy to rationalize not going to the effort of getting the gear, makes it easy, so easy to basically, gradually, gently let John Barleycorn become numero uno & everything else fades to second place.
Been down that road. You're young. Fix it now. It's not a road you want to travel. One man's humble opinion.]
I have nothing to add that hasn't already been said. A lot of good stuff. Ditto Yankee's comment on the nightly drinking. That will kill more than just your stoke. Before you know it, it will replace the things you really love. I too have been down that road.
Mar 15, 2013, 11:40 AM #49Senior Member
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That's awesome news I hope more people lose the stoke so there's less people surfing. Maybe it will catch on!
QUOTE=arabseamonkey;158489]so i'm 25 years old i feel like i've lost that stoke i used to have. i'd skip work and anything with girlfriends if i knew there were waves. i'd almost never sleep in if there was a chance of waves. now here i am sleeping in, working instead of surfing and drinking the night i know there are going to be waves in the morning. i was in costa rica a month ago and even though i didn't score perfect waves it felt great to be in the water but haven't surfed since. i need help. i used to base ever decision i made around when i was going to surf. any suggestions? am i missing something? have i just plateau'd ? help me please![/QUOTE]
Mar 15, 2013, 01:02 PM #50
Sorry to come late to this party but, 52 this year. Surfing since 4th grade when i got my orange plastic fantastic. That board is long gone but not the stoke. Its not for everyone, most of the guys i surfed with early on are done with it. I cant imagine my life without it. Still love dawn patrol the best and its the only thing that can get me out if bed at that time.
Go with the flow, the water might just call you back. Then again maybe it wont! Good luck either way.