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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by asharkinslacks View Post
    idk what youre looking at but i just left first street and i was suprised... some solid size out there guys, at least waist high stomach high on the bigger sets

    almost wish i would have brought out the short board
    whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa no

  2. #22
    July flatspell is officially here. No waves until August. Break out the fishing poles.

  3. #23
    When I lived in VB, for the most part the power of the waves whenever there was a swell was there, it was the consistency and longer flat spells that drove me nuts.

  4. #24
    Looking forward to winter surf! Peaceful and great waves. Us year-rounders know where to go in summer! ha ha. but yeh. let the tourists enjoy the stoke of at least being on the water.

  5. #25
    Surfline cams weren't working to day, the ad before came on. So I just put a cam over a bucket of water with a bunch of bugs floating around and, voila, 1st st.
    Last edited by chicharronne; Jul 19, 2013 at 05:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Losttsol View Post
    July flatspell is officially here. No waves until August. Break out the fishing poles.
    What ever happened to windsurfing? Might that be an option during these flat spells? Looks more exhilarating than paddling around on a SUP. But windsurfing's its popularity seems to have declined greatly since the 80's. Cost, maybe? Too involved or too many conditions or locations that had to be just right? Stopped catering to beginners? Don't know.
    I bought a Windsurfer in the early 80s (basic rig $700 at the time), took some lessons, and had a lot of fun with it while in the Navy and stationed in Pensacola and San Diego. I stopped though when I got married. (That's a topic for another time, perhaps.) More recently, Windsurfing was dropped as an Olympic event.
    I see some kite surfing around VB, but not all that much. Kite surfing seems to have taken the place of windsurfing, but looks very complicated (all the shrouds to deal with, etc.) and a very difficult thing to learn. At Surfers Point in Ventura, Ca, kite surfing is popular, but after seeing guys getting dragged over the rocks and tangled up in the shrouds, the whole business looked like lot of trouble. But man those guys who knew what they were doing could sure fly across and over the water!

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by oipaul View Post
    Ouuuuuttttssssiiiiiiiddddddeeee!!!!!!!!!
    hahahahaha! I'd be paddling as hard as I could, but I'm too busy laughing!

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by DosXX View Post
    What ever happened to windsurfing? Might that be an option during these flat spells? Looks more exhilarating than paddling around on a SUP. But windsurfing's its popularity seems to have declined greatly since the 80's. Cost, maybe? Too involved or too many conditions or locations that had to be just right? Stopped catering to beginners? Don't know.
    I bought a Windsurfer in the early 80s (basic rig $700 at the time), took some lessons, and had a lot of fun with it while in the Navy and stationed in Pensacola and San Diego. I stopped though when I got married. (That's a topic for another time, perhaps.) More recently, Windsurfing was dropped as an Olympic event.
    I see some kite surfing around VB, but not all that much. Kite surfing seems to have taken the place of windsurfing, but looks very complicated (all the shrouds to deal with, etc.) and a very difficult thing to learn. At Surfers Point in Ventura, Ca, kite surfing is popular, but after seeing guys getting dragged over the rocks and tangled up in the shrouds, the whole business looked like lot of trouble. But man those guys who knew what they were doing could sure fly across and over the water!
    I tried it in the 80's as well, in Norfolks Ocean View(where the sewer meets the sea.) My buddy had a 15' 3' wide one. It was pretty easy, got going fast then realized I didn't know how to turn around, or anything really. So I let the sail pull me over, I landed face first on a jelly fish. It was only shin deep so I left it there and walked back.