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  1. #151
    Hey man, this thread's gone all hood rich now but where am I supposed to go for today's score reporting? 55F air today made the water feel the same. Stayed out there for 3 hours straight. Got rides in bunches then had to chase shifty peaks all over. They ranged from thigh high to head high and it really cleaned up when the wind went offshore. Got stoked and scratched hard all afternoon.

    Man, I've been charging with this 6'2 CI Pod that I got for a penny in near mint condition basically for the resale value it instantly has. Figured it would be good to charge with now that we all weigh a ton more all padded up in a heavy wet 5/4. I need a board that's got more foam in the chest so it's not as good on takeoffs as my other grovelers, but damn, can that thing handle. It's stable as all hell and is real responsive. I could give two who or what shaped it since it was nearly free. I'd put this in that kook thread but I didn't read any of the board posts, just the chicken ones.

    Walking off beach stoked at end of sesh and from a distance my eyes burned out of their sockets. Some middle aged creep is walking into the ocean naked while his wife tapes it and it's still very light out. Wow. Which one of you Chesters went for a dip?

  2. I used to skate in the great state of Philadelphia as a punk teenager. It was never THAT bad, sure there are ghetto areas, but come on its only scary if you you let it scare you. The junkies, drug dealers and murderers are all over the place in the city.

    One time someone threw a grapefruit at my truck while i was driving down 30th and market ( right up the way from the station).....

    ...i knew it was a grape fruit cause I stopped to make sure I didnt run some poor sap over and some dude yelled out of his 8th story dwelling, "that was a grapefruit ****er, what ya gonna do" I laughed gave him a thumbs up and drove off.

    I love that city

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    Loving the grapefruit story. Classic^^^^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfingwasteland View Post
    I used to skate in the great state of Philadelphia as a punk teenager. It was never THAT bad, sure there are ghetto areas, but come on its only scary if you you let it scare you. The junkies, drug dealers and murderers are all over the place in the city.

    One time someone threw a grapefruit at my truck while i was driving down 30th and market ( right up the way from the station).....

    ...i knew it was a grape fruit cause I stopped to make sure I didnt run some poor sap over and some dude yelled out of his 8th story dwelling, "that was a grapefruit ****er, what ya gonna do" I laughed gave him a thumbs up and drove off.

    I love that city
    Skating in Love Park and University City is not a real good representation of Philly. Though Center City is one of the more crazy downtowns of America.....

    Go skating in Kensington, Fairhill, Brewerytown, Mantua, West Parkside, Kingsessing, Point Breeze, Grey Ferry......I could go on and on.

    The people in these neighborhoods hate skaters, especially if they ain't buying anything.

    SPICOLI: You must have one hell of a local, as there's always tales of wonderment going on there. Didn't your air temps drop throughout the day as THE POLAR VORTEX neared? The temps started in the 50's, in The Garden State, but started to drop by mid-morning.

    On my way to the surfing beach, it was raining, sleeting and snowing .......at the same time. Dude, Delilah Road pissed-me-off yesterday. It wasn't really cold yet at all, but the mixed precipitation flew. Then after 30 minutes in the water, it started to clear and the sun came out, sort of. Oh glorious glorious fabous day.

    Waves were fun, clean 3-4' with some plus sets. Tide was still a little too high, and it was a bit too peaky, but it was decent. Plenty of time to talk to yourself while waiting for a peak with some wall to it. No one around - clothed or naked. No seal either. Cracker bailed on me, I reckon. Just another day in New Jersey...........

  5. #155
    We must have been different brah. It was 55 here early afternoon. Didn't get back to 35 until about 6pm and after. It's the same system, but we are hundreds of miles apart. People I talked to in CT said their temps were more like yours. Coastal life brah, anything can happen anywhere. Didn't we discuss these manifestations the other day? I was sweating for 3 hours while surfing. Fun, but not great before listening to the SI yoga thread and trying out Bikram yoga for the first time right after in 108 degrees.

    You're right about the tide. Did you score pizza after?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    We must have been different brah. It was 55 here early afternoon. Didn't get back to 35 until about 6pm and after. It's the same system, but we are hundreds of miles apart. People I talked to in CT said their temps were more like yours. Coastal life brah, anything can happen anywhere. Didn't we discuss these manifestations the other day? I was sweating for 3 hours while surfing. Fun, but not great before listening to the SI yoga thread and trying out Bikram yoga for the first time right after in 108 degrees.

    You're right about the tide. Did you score pizza after?
    Spicoli, I was just axing if your temps dropped considering where THE POLAR VORTEX originates. I wasn't trying to catch you in some kind of tale. I do understand there's some distance between New Jersey and Massachusetts. I've been there a few times. A few 50 times. I've even been to Somerville and Sandwich.

    I reckon THE POLAR VORTEX spread more quickly to the Southeast than towards the East-EastSouthEast. Actually, Atlanta was mo' colder than us last night. And I reckon, youse guys were still peaking on the south wind warm-up during the day. I was just axing.

    Spicoli, I know you know more aboot waves, geography, and the weather than me. I already know that.

    You know, it being New England and all, a New Jersey dreamer just expects it to be colder up there and for y'all to get hit by THE POLAR VORTEX sooner. I reckon it spread more diagonally mo' quicker. I know never assume...

    Sweating? What kind of contraption are you wearing? Some of you guys on here are just cold water animals....like otters or bull seals.

    And aboot these manifestations.....both areas cleaned-up yesterday afternoon, right? Swell from the same system and everything.

    Thanks for acknowledging the tide, ese.

    Had leftover pizza from a fairly solid pie bought on Sunday evening, while hating on Aaron Rodgers, who by the way is an A$$.

    God, I just love Italians. They make the pizza......and lend me money.....and take my bets......and extort me.......

  7. #157
    You love your #buzzwords don't you sage? It's highly debatable if I know more ocean hydrodynamics than you. I know more meteorology than about the sea and I'm studying hard every day bout that here ocean, brah.

    I had on the 5/4 Drylock and although the water was 40-41F, the air was warm and the sun was poking out most of the time. Plus, I didn't stop scratching at the water as it was a #beachbreak so my thermogenesis was rampant. I reckon I don't fancy the cold but can certainly tolerate it. The yoga-ista running the class last night was talking about cold yoga. Doug, where do I go for that?

    Rodgers in the State Farm commercials is hilarious. I can't believe mad younger people these days don't know the Da Bears skit. They probably like Family Guy instead.

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    I was being snarky, bru. Oh look at that....threw some Saffa at you. Hooooooo.

    I've been watching The Weather Channel for 25 years.

    Hey, do you really think you know more aboot this stuff than seasoned crackers in less than a year? I know you are the intellectual pride of Weymouth, but really? Already?

    Hey, I know you are stoked and all, but you do hit this surfing thing with the zealousness of the smart kid in grade school when given a class project. Just relax. You don't need to study for this. Just surf and you'll learn. Actually, the less you know the more fun it is.

    I'll repeat that: The Less You Know, The More Fun It Is............

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    Oh, I find it oddly fascinating that one who uses pidgin, and makes ten pop culture references in each post comments on my "buzzwords."

    And really, "highly debatable...?"

    You are a character Emass. Just imagine if you did drugs.....You'd be unstoppable.

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    I like you're buzzwords. They're funny and reminiscent of LASER BEAMS and ONE MILLION DOLLARS in Austin Powers. I'm not giving myself practice tests out of the NOAA book or anything. More looking to get in as many waves as I can. That entails knowing the right days, times and places to charge as well as the type of wave to paddle into and where and how on that wave to paddle. Anything that reduces the amount of scratching I do through shifty chop for a good lat and trap workout and increases takeoffs and good rides. I'm looking to score. Not float, not wallow, not get spun (gotta have it sometimes though), and not duck dive through crap with no apparent end in sight. The less I feel like wave repellant the better.

    Wouldn't it be nice if I could get rides at will on a wave like I will on the bowls at the skate park tonight. It's not like that though. For each wave we take off on, we've thought about that ride for 6 hours and 18 minutes, drove an average of 31mi for it, paddled 394 strokes in a thick wetty in cold water, and had 2 kook LBers drop in on us and shott our heads. It's probably why I'm so stoked that I'm cackling when each ride comes.

    How's brewengineer's day going though? Is he smiling and laughing? What's the over/under on peeps he's told on to the authorities on and offline today? God Bless the vigilantes.