livin on the gulf now and it rarely gets waves.. 3 hours to new smyrna
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Aug 22, 2013, 03:21 AM #32Member
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you're lucky... hour and a half to a fake wave (flowrider), and that's only three months out of a year. starting to go once a year to the ocean, which is 12 hour away. then maybe once every two to three years to some hawaiian power...
Aug 22, 2013, 03:35 AM #33
I'm an hour plus, unless we get that winter NE to light up the harbor, boy-eeeeeee! My uncle got me into it. Really he just gave me (and my bro) the idea and loaned us a board, the two of us just pushed each other nonstop after that.
Family's all from RI, and my folks got a spot down in the pier a few years back and don't rent it to the URI-ers, so I get a nice year round shred pad at my disposal, so I'm sure I've seen both you guys (RIsurfer and Seldom) in the lineups a whole lot. Lived down there for a while too. And I give all business possible to surf and skate over warm winds, not the biggest warm winds fan. But wow, you have to respect that board room. Damn, do I spend a lot of time in there.
my uncle got me into surfing. my father really had no interest in it ever. he was however a huge slalom water skier and got me into wakeboarding which carried over to surfing alot.
Aug 22, 2013, 04:37 AM #35
I couldn't swing it with wife & family. Pretty certain I wouldn't do it if I were single either. I'd have to find another activity. Aye, but the spell of the sea is a strong one.
an hour from sw Louisiana coast, and 2.5+hrs from Galveston... for Gulf of Mexico 'surf'.
Better than nothing. Cant see not going 3 or 4 times a month, year round... even if its just to
get into the water and practice paddling.
Ive been making 2 week long trips to Costa Rica the past 2 years; live LEAN to make these trips happen.
At least your drive you are getting good surf with push!
Aug 22, 2013, 04:43 PM #37
for 20 years, I lived 2+ hours from the ocean. It sucked because you really need to paddle a couple sessions a week to stay in surf shape. The water is always cold in central CA and it's frequently overcast, so not particularly inviting, but I always felt like it was worth it (even though exhausted) when I got home.
once a month, we'd drive over at the crack of dawn, surf for 4 hours, stay at my friend's parent's trailer or rent a cheap hotel room, then surf another 4 hours the next morning before driving home...or stretch out an extra day, depending.
my dad didn't teach me to surf (I will give him credit for, at least, taking me to the beach) - all he tried to teach us was to fish and watch him drink a case of beer. We were renting a beach house in Pensacola, FL when I saw a Hobie twin fish (sweet red airbrush) in the next door neighbor's window, knocked on their door and asked them if I could borrow it...and they f*cking let me (granted, I was only 11).
I've been driving to RI from Ct 2hrs for dawn patrol for the last three years. I've only missed a couple swells. One really good one last Oct. I have a photo of my favorite spot on that day as my screen saver and it still kills me. When its predicting a good day Ill plan on leaving the house by 4:30 and wake up an hour early too stoked to sleep. Being inland makes you froth even more. You take no time in the water for granted. When its on I triple sesh and I think that's why I've progressed faster than most. Oh and I work in Bridgeport/Fairfield often and I'm sure Tevolution is a Fairfield kid who thinks he grew up in Bridgeport cause it gives him street cred. All his skate shots are from Jennings Beach in Fairfield. It's kinda funny cause you know some poor kid from Bridgeport is filling out an application claiming Fairfield as his hood get away from that mess.
Aug 23, 2013, 04:24 PM #40Junior Member
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