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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
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    Things I've learned from SI Forum

    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...
    Peace!

  2. #2
    Yeah Fatty P's!

  3. #3
    dl and screwby...how many times have you tripped on that jacked up floor and almost faceplanted? be honest now...I only do it when I'm sober, after a few things just seem to smooth out.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2012
    Location
    Carolina Beach
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlokein View Post
    dl and screwby...how many times have you tripped on that jacked up floor and almost faceplanted? be honest now...I only do it when I'm sober, after a few things just seem to smooth out.
    A bunch. If you fall against a wall you'll probably go right through it! I think the graffiti is one of the main structural supports!

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    I think you're absolutely right. I bet there's a few decorative items that are like lynch pins or keystones. Move a pic and the whole place falls down.

    Love that place.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Monmouth Beach, NJ
    Posts
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    I've learned that everything comes full circle, and that today's youth surf culture is both as core and as soulful as it's ever been, if you look in the right places.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    sea
    Posts
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    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

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    544
    I've learned A LOT about wetsuits. Too much, perhaps.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    VA Beach
    Posts
    996
    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.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Carolina Beach
    Posts
    172
    I learned that no means yes, and clowns make your butt hurt.