As far as strip clubs etc... I just know we are having dinner at the Borgata at Bobby Flays steak house. Im stoked about that. Then its off to the casinos and strip clubs... Hopefully, I will stumble to the beach and do a still drunk, havent slept yet session like I used to do in my early 20s all the time...
But as far as the shops, I will probably go ahead and call both of them tomorrow and see what the deal is with the boards... As you all know, 2 days ago, the swell was to peak Friday, then it was thursday, now it has moved back through wednesday, into late tuesday and dropping off wednesday, so at this rate, I might need a log anyway. Hopefully, the storm will slow down a tad and keep the waves into that Wednesday window...
But anyway, good looking out on the advice, info and especially the board shops.
I already got in touch with like 5 guys in Lahaina in Maui who already have some rental deals for me. I got it down to like $75 for 8 days at a shop down there. He said he has multiple high performance shortboards... So, once I nail down a stick on AC, my problems are solved.
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Thread: Flying with Boards
Aug 22, 2010, 05:03 AM #21
Aug 22, 2010, 05:31 PM #22
wow. every shop ive call in jersey only rent foam tops, or nothing at all. BS.
Primal Surf in Brigantine said that I could buy a used board and sell it back to them a day later!!! WTF?
Aug 22, 2010, 06:06 PM #23
You've got to realize that jersey is very hard core.
Aug 22, 2010, 06:30 PM #24
I am just saying, I have always categorized jersey as having the best surf the mid-atlantic has to offer, so to see that the community is so unfriendly to travelling surfers throws me off. I mean, i understand the fact that the majority of people coming in these shops require foam boards and water wings, but to just act like no actual surfers are ever going to visit new jersey is weird to me. I mean, OC MD has 4 shops, and after a simple conversation, all of them have bent the rules and hooked me up with a good stick for a day or two... All this jersey talk of beach passes and foam boards is tripping me out. Crazy...
Somehow, some way, I will get a board damnit!
Aug 22, 2010, 07:01 PM #26
The first lesson in surf travel in this era is don't rely upon ticket price alone - a person has to add in all the extras and then figure out what makes sense for him/her. And read the fine print at an airline's website that covers things such as boards, fees and embargoes and then check the actual flight itinerary due to rampant code sharing and the policy of many regional carriers to not carry large items such as boards. A person may think a Continental flight is being booked but in fact it is a Delta-operated flight following Delta rules.
Aug 22, 2010, 07:02 PM #27
Aug 23, 2010, 02:08 PM #28
I agree with Rod...you've got to check out the whole package.
Delta is THE worst with baggage fees (besides a few that have actually stop accepting boards altogether). No surfer should ever fly Delta.
Hope it all works out for you.
Aug 23, 2010, 03:36 PM #29
on the other hand, i just got back from a trip to the other side of the world on the best airline ever-air emirates. no excess baggage fee, full meals (that were actually good!) w/ real silverware, stewardesses that are easy on the eyes, & an entertainment system that rivals the one in my house. i highly recommend them if anyone's heading to that area any time soon.
yeah dont spend your $ shipping your board with some big jet company like delta. Save the $ and just buy a used board from a local shop and sell it back to them when your done even if it is just for a few sessions. You'll save money supporting a small local shop then shipping usually. And they'll appreciate the business. Most cool workers at surfshops would let you do that.