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    Hello all

    been lurking here for awhile and i have to say this forum is alright!
    as an introduction; i grew up around the ocean, but moved in the great midwest years and years ago. one thing that saved my sanity is a Flowrider. dunno if any of you are familiar with it, but it's one of those man-made waves you see in some waterparks. anyways, i do get to go home once in a great while, so that helps out a bit as well.
    last year, me and a friend of mine decided to take a road trip to OBX. i was stoked! can't believe i can hit the water once again.
    my question to you guys that's familiar with surf spot in that area: are there any place that's good for bodyboarding? i'm talking shorebreaks and hollow waves. when i was there last year, we were pretty much around nags head, and at one point, s-turn. we planned on going further south but didn't quite make it. we are planning on going again next month. any suggestions???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spunjer View Post
    been lurking here for awhile and i have to say this forum is alright!
    as an introduction; i grew up around the ocean, but moved in the great midwest years and years ago. one thing that saved my sanity is a Flowrider. dunno if any of you are familiar with it, but it's one of those man-made waves you see in some waterparks. anyways, i do get to go home once in a great while, so that helps out a bit as well.
    last year, me and a friend of mine decided to take a road trip to OBX. i was stoked! can't believe i can hit the water once again.
    my question to you guys that's familiar with surf spot in that area: are there any place that's good for bodyboarding? i'm talking shorebreaks and hollow waves. when i was there last year, we were pretty much around nags head, and at one point, s-turn. we planned on going further south but didn't quite make it. we are planning on going again next month. any suggestions???
    I've seen that florider thing. I thought the only place that had was san diego(what a STRANGE/unnecessary place to have a florider)
    Shore break sucks for bodyboarding, unless you like dislocated shoulders and broken necks. Worst is when it breaks right on the sand. Only thing it's good for is skimboarding. I like my waves breaking in at least waist deep water. Anything shallower than that and it's a no go for me.

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    Check the winds...further south will bring something in NE
    S-turns can be really good, but there's other areas north and south...just got to check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark-hunter View Post
    I've seen that florider thing. I thought the only place that had was san diego(what a STRANGE/unnecessary place to have a florider)
    Shore break sucks for bodyboarding, unless you like dislocated shoulders and broken necks. Worst is when it breaks right on the sand. Only thing it's good for is skimboarding. I like my waves breaking in at least waist deep water. Anything shallower than that and it's a no go for me.
    Yeah, but the flowrider in San Diego is legit. They have a beginner one that you have to spend a few hours on before they even allow you into the real deal. They set the one in mission beach to 10-15 foot at all times and its quite a show. guys are doing huge airs and tricks. I would imagine on in the midwest is not set to neck breaks speeds and heights. I used to go there and have some cocktails after surfing the mission jetty and the wavehouse wave is kind of insane.

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    you're right, zach. the flowrider we have is nothing compared to the one in San Diego, nevertheless, it's the closest thing they have here in surfing.
    shark-hunter, funny you mentioned shorebreak breaking right on the sand. one of my favorite digs growing up was this spot caled Keikis, not far from Waimea. now that spot literally breaks on dry sand. that's only during the winter though... any other time, i would be at Sandys on the south-east side.
    i guess what i'm looking for when i was at OBX last year was something similar, as in hollow shorebreaks type of wave. really missing that elevator drop feeling followed by getting shacked, then compressed.
    koki, thanks for the advice! this time i'll make sure to make it all the way to the tip.
    i understand giving out secret spots. i was looking more for the more well-known areas to the locals that is not so secret but more of a bodyboarding type of wave.

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    I was just at the Wavehouse in Mission Beach a few weeks ago! Really sick! One old dude really rocked it! 100_7507.jpg

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    you cant go wrong with a surf trip to obx.plenty of great untouched waves all around.id wait til September when we get a few good groundswells.rght now im sure its as flat as nj.i seen videos of the flowrider,it looks fun for skimming,dont know about sponging tho.if u want hollow shorebreak come to nj.he have plenty of it and no takers,as I imagine most people don't want broken necks.i wouldn't mind movin out to the Midwest,just would suck without the ocean.i have a buddy out in Wisconsin who said he could hook me up with a union job anytime I want to move out there,but im goin to stick it out in the derty herzey

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    yes, we will be there in september; for a whole week at that! hopefully we get lucky. knock on wood...
    for sponging flowrider, check out a dude name chris childers on youtube. you wanna see someone string an ARS, reverse roll and gorf in one ride, this guy pulls it off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spunjer View Post
    been lurking here for awhile and i have to say this forum is alright!
    as an introduction; i grew up around the ocean, but moved in the great midwest years and years ago. one thing that saved my sanity is a Flowrider. dunno if any of you are familiar with it, but it's one of those man-made waves you see in some waterparks. anyways, i do get to go home once in a great while, so that helps out a bit as well.
    last year, me and a friend of mine decided to take a road trip to OBX. i was stoked! can't believe i can hit the water once again.
    my question to you guys that's familiar with surf spot in that area: are there any place that's good for bodyboarding? i'm talking shorebreaks and hollow waves. when i was there last year, we were pretty much around nags head, and at one point, s-turn. we planned on going further south but didn't quite make it. we are planning on going again next month. any suggestions???
    Welcome aboard Spunjer, hope you guys score in Sept. +1 on Chris Childers, that dude does destroy the flowrider.

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    If you want a good shorebreak wave you should check jenks in point pleasant NJ that's actually a stop on the iba World tour look it up on youtube.. prob one of the best shorebreaks on the east coat.. And the night life is good there too if you want to get drunk and party