This is a serious post, but I'm sure it won't stay that way for long.
I've learned a little something about fins.
I've learned a little bit about wooden surf board design.
I've learned a little bit about board repair.
I've gotten some good information about other surf web sites. (Surf Simply)
I've gotten some good information about catching Blue Crabs. (Thanks Erock)
I've gotten some good titles of surf related books. (I'm reading Hunter S. Thompson's Generation of Swine right now thanks to Yankee's quote.)
I've actually gotten some PMs about breaks I wasn't aware of.
I learned a little about beach replenishment.
I even get a little political insight from some of you characters.
Anyhow, thanks to the majority of you.
I'll be at the Fat P tonight and ***** tomorrow.
**** isn't a bad word. I was going to say what break I'll be surfing, but that's bad JuJu...
i learned Belmar is the place to be!!
I learned theres no such thing as closeouts and currents
I learned that Belmar has an artificial reef and 23 foot waves daily
I learned a lot about jesus
I learned that California and Hawaii suck
Here are some:
Prescription eye wear options for surfing.
Ear protection for surfing in cold water.
Surfing fitness workouts.
Wetsuit and surfboard selection, construction, and other considerations.
Transitioning from a longer to a shorter board.
How to get out of a surfing slump.
Beach sand replenishment projects.
Swells, waves and currents.
Coastal impacts of TS Sandy.
White shark tracking.
Proper and improper surf etiquette.
Substance abuse issues.
Book and music recommendations.
Some entertaining vids: Devil Baby Attack, the ExLax seagulls prank, and Barbarossa attack of Trestles were good ones.
This forum provides the opportunity to discuss surfing (and other matters) with other surfers with a wide range of experience. Outside the Forum, the opportunities to do this are usually limited. A lot of the time I surf alone, not necessarily because I want to; it just tends to work out that way. I can't really talk to my wife about surfing; she doesn't understand it. No one at work surfs. I'm considered an oddity for starting surfing 16 months ago at the age of 57, and nutty for going out in the water during the winter. So thanks guys, for the discussions, information and, of course, the entertainment.