Im no kook and Im not exactly Dane Reynolds, but when it comes to winter condition I kook it up sometimes. The cold kills my endurance with a quickness. Takes me 3x longer to paddle out but once I catch a wave Im good for half an hour until Im cold again and I begin to look like an idiot once more.
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Thread: Winter Kooks
Dec 29, 2009, 02:52 AM #21
Dec 29, 2009, 03:22 AM #22
Been there, totally stoked paddling out into those frigid, perfect peeling winter waves, then that first duck dive mysteriously kooks me out. However, after making it out sometimes - yada, yada, yada - the cycle continues.
...and yes for those Seinfeld fans, I just yada yada'd past the best part...
whatever dude. if you suited up and went out yesterday, you're not a kook. everybody wants to judge everybody. lets just ride waves, huh?
Dec 29, 2009, 10:45 AM #24
saw plenty of kooks Sunday. Probably like previous posters said, the availability of cheaper winter suits.
Dec 29, 2009, 10:48 AM #25
I understand that some of the people out yesterday weren't kooks and that the cold makes things even harder, but when I see someone floundering in the white wash while everyone else is paddling along the jetty - I don't believe they're experienced. I just can't believe people drop that much cash just to temp fate. I should have done them a favor and offered them some money for their suit!
Dec 29, 2009, 01:12 PM #27
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- Oct 2007
- Davy Jones' Locker
I actually thought the paddle out wasn't bad at all. The rip pulled me straight out. Maybe a few more ducks than normal...but getting out was not an issue. Oh and those 4-5 second shacks.
Dec 29, 2009, 01:20 PM #28Senior Member
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- Sep 2008
- Monmouth County
i surfed a few spots yesterday in mon. cty. def well overhead and heavy. first paddle out was a mad dash but made it pretty easily. the second one was a bit more difficult. current was a pain yesterday for sure.
Dec 29, 2009, 01:46 PM #29
Where I was there was a nice rip to take you out and put you right in the perfect take off zone. But....the aforementioned kooks didn't have the experience to know that so they felt it necessary to paddle out right in front of us.