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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by finmaster View Post
    Well with the RADIOACTIVE Plume coming from Japan we all might be in wave pools on the west coast coming 2014 since the gage that reads the amount of radiation was out dated and the amount of radiation is 18 times worse than expected once they installed new updated gages that read the real amount of radiation being released. Get your lead WETSUITS OUT !
    You and Archy should hook up.

  2. #12
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    I wouldn't worry. Most of the US population lives near the ocean yet, only 40% of Americans claim they can swim 24 yards (pool not ocean). I have overheard this summer two adult "surfers" relieved that the lifeguards showed up so they can start surfing. People are terrified of the ocean, which they should be. If gaurded wave pools become a thing, I don't see it translating to ocean surfing for the non-surfer. I would assume the casual wave pool guy would wait for the wave and just jump off the bottom off he goes. Paddling against current, drifting, reading channels and rips, hitting rocks and reefs would be a nightmare for someone who's only been in a pool.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by bassplayer View Post
    I wouldn't worry....I would assume the casual wave pool guy would wait for the wave and just jump off the bottom off he goes. Paddling against current, drifting, reading channels and rips, hitting rocks and reefs would be a nightmare for someone who's only been in a pool.
    ^^^this.
    i've seen it firsthand. a couple friends of mine who were phenomenal on the flowrider thought that it's just natural to try surfing. off to the outerbanks we went, and just i suspected, and had told them, it won't be as easy. needless to say, i've never seen anybody paddled that much in my life.