I really don't see too much correlation between the two. The can exist together or separately so there really isn't and "vs" about it IMO.
Nevertheless, surfing stokeless, gutless waves is like batting practice to me. A good fun opportunity to stay loose and relatively sharp. When you finally do get some stoke inducing waves you'll be ready for them.
(This advice is for east coast specifically, I've never had the opportunity to continually surf quality waves and lose the stoke)
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Thread: skill vs stoke
May 12, 2014, 06:47 PM #31
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May 12, 2014, 08:54 PM #32
May 12, 2014, 11:09 PM #33
And seriously, go out when it's onshore. Well atleast check it. It dosn't always have to be offshore to be good. Sure you won't get barreled, but theres plenty of room to do a bunch of turns.
May 12, 2014, 11:55 PM #34Senior Member
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I've been surfing for ever. I got it chest high and choppy with 4 second rides today for an hour. I had a blast. "He was a mongoloid, he was a mongoloid, he was happier than you or me".
May 13, 2014, 03:05 AM #35
Good discussion. I think the more skilled I get the more addicted I am to getting more waves and the more waves I get the more stoked I get. In theory, my skill level fuels my stoke level, but when I sucked and couldn't surf for jack, I was stoked as ever then too. I try to have fun no matter how good or bad I do, but when I have one of those sessions where it's just clicking and i'm in "the zone" I am on a real life natural high which overrides anything I already had in my system from earlier for sure. The after surf buzz has an intoxicating feeling that lasts days sometimes weeks if it's a special session. Just some thoughts on the two topics
May 13, 2014, 03:06 AM #36
May 13, 2014, 03:25 AM #37Junior Member
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May 13, 2014, 06:08 AM #38
kk cptn bitter, 1/3 of your posts are just tooling on people for posting, ironic, eh?
May 13, 2014, 11:17 AM #39
May 13, 2014, 01:33 PM #40
That does suck. I'm the opposite, I go in around 11. I have so much time to surf in the morning. So many times when the winds supposed to be crappy all day, I score for a few hours early while the winds light. I can see how that would be frustrating though.