There was a guy on here from somewhere in the mid-atlantic who was surfing every day for a year. Did he make it?
This is easier to do in consistent waves when you're on the right coast of course. Well... the right coast is the wrong coast and the left coast is the right coast.
So right is left and wrong is right.
Before I left the right (left) coast and moved to the right (wrong) coast I never managed more than 10 days in a row, which is pitiful. I knew guys who were going 70+ days, but that meant they were getting wet on the way to work or during lunch which I could never do. I'm also an addict so I was never able to hop in the water for two or three waves and then leave; once I'm wet I gotta stay a while. And my stats on the right (wrong) coast are worse. I've passed up righteous leftover rights for the right or wrong reason more than I care to admit, but I can see that if I somehow made it a month I'd go for 2 months. But 467 months?
Today marks the 14 thousand and 14th consecutive day of surfing for Dale Webster. That's crazy impressive... and tens of thousands of ridden waves, 30+ wetsuits, 30+ boards, gallons of piss, pounds of wax, and apparently, lots of stoke.
Here he is on January 1st, 2014 with his umpteenth Campbell Bros Bonzer pintail and magic brownies. Right on Dale!!! Hope you someday make it to the cover of Surfer mag.
"Dale Would Go."
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Jan 14, 2014, 05:45 PM #1Senior Member
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What's your record for most consecutive days surfed?
Jan 14, 2014, 06:04 PM #2
Yes, Kurebeachsurfer did his year strait.
I watched Dale in "Step Into Liquid." I wonder how much his used ball of wax weighs now?
Jan 14, 2014, 06:08 PM #3
HOORAY SURF CAT! Still goin strong. That big bonzer has seen some waves. I know he hasn't gone through too many of those. I wonder if that's the same one that he hit 10,000 on?
Back in '03 when he hit his 10,000 mark I kept track and went 186 days. 6 months straight, then one day I thought, "man, this is becoming a chore." And at that point I took a day off and stopped keeping track. It was a lark for a minute to see how long I could keep up the streak, but eh, when surfing isn't fun anymore I'm gonna call it quits.
I still can go a couple of weeks at a time without missing a day when I'm feeling it and the waves cooperate; but I usually never surf less than 4-5+ days a week normally, so it's not that much of a stretch. Even on "flat" days out here you can usually find some shore pound to get whomped by.
Jan 14, 2014, 06:10 PM #4
You know what's almost as impressive, he was a custodian at a local elementary school. That man has seen some sh!1.
The things I used to do to school bathrooms. Yeah, that was me.
I think he also got to ride one of Roy's boards, the Future Primitive or at least he was lined up to ride it. That is before Roy's board blew-up at OB/SF.
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Jan 14, 2014, 06:28 PM #5Senior Member
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This dude is cool. To be honest, I get out quite a bit in the Mid-ATlantic, but it can literally be ripple-less out there and the longboard will be defeated.
Here's a question for your wave addicts; is is surfing if you go out on a flat day, paddle 20 blocks for instance, and ride that one ripple that had just enough to push you? It's only a matter of time before the SurfBoards Hawaii gets wet again!
Jan 14, 2014, 07:07 PM #6Senior Member
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The one that comes to mind and is most recent lasted 5 days during the Leslie swell. Surfed M-F. Not even close to 14k
Jan 14, 2014, 07:18 PM #7Senior Member
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A few years back there was a guy in NH that would surf every day. We called him Old Man Hampton but I think his name was Ralph. He documented surfing 365 days a year but not sure how many years he did it for. It's by no means the accomplishment of 14,000 consecutive days but he was out in tough winter conditions with full gear every day.
I live 3 hours from the nearest surf break and set a modest goal to surf at least once month, every month. Having a full-time job and other distractions I made it just about 9 years (most months surf many more times than just once), I got sick in late Dec. of last year, was planning to go when my wife went into premature labor (2 weeks early) so my daughter was born on the 30th and that shot my goal of making it to 10 years was over, but I can now blame my daughter for the rest of her life While not even close to as impressive as everyday it was a goal of mine I had a lot of other inland surfers rooting for me and it was a lot of fun. Daughter just turned a year so hoping to surf a lot more this year than last year.
Jan 14, 2014, 08:13 PM #9
Have the same problem and the same goal, David. I'm a "summer local." I have a place at the beach but work 3 hours from there and make it a goal to get a "trip" in at least once a month, but I'm just at three years now. Hope to keep going for as long as I can. Most days in a row 12. No biggy by any stretch. Surfed with the flu once, to get that 2nd year completed... That was no fun. Congrats on the kid. She'll be a new surf partner in a few years!
Thanks, she's already had swim lessons and seems to be a natural in the water, or as much as any 12 month old could be. the first summer I was just summer local only, but I ended up marrying a girl who is from the DE beach area and that really was the key to keeping my streak and surfing as much as I am able to.