SUP's back in my lineup as the water warms up.
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Thread: signs of springtime
Apr 9, 2014, 10:23 PM #1Member
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signs of springtime
Apr 10, 2014, 05:02 AM #2
We got 'em here year round. The guys I've met are good people who also surf on regular (i.e., "non-SUP") boards. But when summer comes, so does the circus.
A sign of spring here is when the City of VB resumes charging for parking at beach parking lots. That's 1 April.
Apr 10, 2014, 05:59 AM #3
The Canadians are going home and the locals resume packing the beaches on weekends. Spanish is once again more often overheard than French.
Apr 10, 2014, 12:25 PM #4
- Female clothing becoming scant
- Females being especially friendly (April/October Effect)
- Swell every day
- More idiots on Mass roads
- Boston back in the playoffs
Apr 10, 2014, 01:10 PM #5Senior Member
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- VA Beach
Yeah, we have to pay for parking again ... Now if only the water temps would get back to a 3/2 with no booties/gloves ...
Apr 10, 2014, 01:12 PM #6
That being said, SUPs can present unique problems (which have been discussed ad nauseum in other threads) if they are not handled with appropriate knowledge and skill. The angst against the "unskilled" SUPers could be applied to screwballs that ride any craft and have no sense of lineup decorum. No matter what one rides, until you understand lineup dynamics and etiquette, and can handle the craft of choosing in a crowded lineup, one is better off paddling down the beach to an uncrowded area and developing their skills. This is nothing new, but was helpful to me when I was going through my early growing pains. I was able to score more waves and not worry about contending or "dropping in", and also learned to turn, trim, and carve without having to deal with collisions.
Spring is definitely here, as the tell tale signs in nature are emerging.
But this is of little consequence if you have adequate neoprene and surf year round... although like everyone else, I prefer to trunk it.
+1 to the females wearing less
I have a goofy tan line that starts halfway up my neck and at my elbow from my spring suit
I see guys in the line up I haven't seen since the last time it was warm
The Lemon Bar is open for business and bustling!
Apr 10, 2014, 03:20 PM #9Senior Member
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- Turtle Island
Spring Peepers, Osprey, and a decent little run of swell.
+1 on Peepers. A distinctive sound here as well.