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  1. #191
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    Hatteras and Frisco were def. a few feet overhead by nightfall, but weird also. Dunno if you guys were already onto surfchex or not, but they have some pretty good free streaming cams. Could help save a drive, or speed one up. http://surfchex.com/hatteras-web-cam.php. No Belmar cam though.

  2. #192
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    Is it just us lazy a$$ Florida surfers, or how about the rest of ya'll. The overwheliming consensus has been "I can't believe how out of shape I am, it's time to start running or skating or something." Unless you've been traveling to Centro or California, the only way to get into surf shape is to surf. No waves all summer = out of breath on the first few drifts. At least 5 different friends, all who surf really well, concur on how sad it feels to run out of gas after only an hour or so. Maybe by Halloween things will shape up. I think we have lots and lots of swell headed our way on the lower East Coast for the next eight months, due to a building El Nino.
    Know what you mean. This old man in VB has been feeling it too. I surf year-round and have been getting out quite a bit this summer; but size and rough conditions-wise, it hasn't been all that physically challenging.
    Was out Monday thru today so far. Twice today, but sessions this week have been much shorter. Wish I could last an hour. Damned embarrassing. Feel like a Sad Sack surfer. Using a different, smaller board. Getting older has some drawbacks, but I want to make it to 59 next week.

  3. #193
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    IOP was waist to chest. Had some great rides. It was still super drifty.

  4. #194
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    Quote Originally Posted by DosXX View Post
    Know what you mean. This old man in VB has been feeling it too. I surf year-round and have been getting out quite a bit this summer; but size and rough conditions-wise, it hasn't been all that physically challenging.
    Was out Monday thru today so far. Twice today, but sessions this week have been much shorter. Wish I could last an hour. Damned embarrassing. Feel like a Sad Sack surfer. Using a different, smaller board. Getting older has some drawbacks, but I want to make it to 59 next week.
    When I was in my 20s I never dreamed I would live this long. My Dad predicted all my friends and I would be dead by 30, so I never made plans to surf waves at this age. House money. It's all house money. Any wave from this point on is the best wave ever! Happy 59 DosXX!
    Last edited by sisurfdogg; Aug 28, 2014 at 01:26 AM. Reason: sticky icky

  5. #195
    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    IOP was waist to chest. Had some great rides. It was still super drifty.
    Weird man. Surfed early this a.m. and between 3:00-4:30 at folly and it wasn't drifty at all. Killed it on the log.

  6. #196
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    When I was in my 20s I never dreamed I would live this long. My Dad predicted all my friends and I would be dead by 30, so I never made plans to surf waves at this age. House money. It's all house money. Any wave from this point on is the best wave ever! Happy 59 DosXX!
    Thanks.
    I'll be back out again tomorrow. Looks like conditions may be a bit cleaner - at least in the AM. After tomorrow, it's back to the summer 1-2 ft.

  7. #197
    Meanwhile, on the west coast... http://ktla.com/2014/08/27/waves-up-...newport-beach/

    That hurricane in the pacific is bringing the juice. Sweet that both coasts are scoring

  8. #198
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    a tip for older EC surfers, from an older EC surfer: surfing will never keep you in shape. ask any older surfer - it's not the surfing that keeps you in shape, it's all the other things you do to keep surfing. you just can't get enough surfing in this part of the world to develop the kind of stamina and endurance that you would from daily cardio. just my two cents...
    Tend to agree. One of the main reasons I was able to take up surfing two years ago at 57 was that I made it a priority to keep myself in fairly good shape over the years. Plus past accumulated experience being in the ocean (mostly skin diving, body surfing and swimming) certainly helped.
    This swell has been a bit of a wake up call though. Surfing the small stuff during the summer, even on a regular basis, doesn't adequately prepare one physically for when conditions occasionally get bigger and rougher - especially when age is not on your side.

  9. #199
    Can't effin wait until tomorrow. Buoys are looking unreal and wind and weather looking great. Let's hope the inevitably overcrowded lineup is fairly functional. Gonna crush it on the 5'10 tomorrow wapahhhhhhh

  10. #200
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    I wish the sun would hurry up and come up already.