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  1. #1
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    stale surfing sugestions?

    I'm in a slump. My surfing feels stale. Not sure how to turn it around...fins?...a different board?...just surf through it?...back off it for a while?...hit the skate park? What do you guys do when your surfing feels stale and contrived?

  2. #2
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    SIngle fin short board.

  3. #3
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    surf with different people and if you surf alone surf at a different spot

  4. #4
    watch mad surf videos

    dont just watch it, but look at how they are doing it

    try and absorb there style

  5. #5
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    all of the above...then go on a surf trip someplace warm & tropical.

    i've found that, more than anything, traveling as frequently as possible not only keeps surfing from becoming "stale", but helps me appreciate my home breaks more. even if you just take a road trip someplace else, it becomes fresh & exciting again. grab a couple buddies for a long weekend & head up to RI or nova scotia. hop a cheap flight to PR for the weekend. break out of the "3 days of waves, 3 weeks of flat" cycle.
    Last edited by njsurfer42; Nov 2, 2010 at 10:38 AM.

  6. #6
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    take a break or surf through it. When I get like that I usually surf through it and once it breaks through I surf better than ever.

  7. #7
    surfing is 90% mental, 20%physical, and the rest is luck. You probably just need to change your conditioner, great hair never hurts either. If that doesnt work, try SUP- it sucks so much that you will die to be on your shortboard making turns again.

  8. #8
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    are you in smithfield or micronesia? smithfield i'd understand the stale - but micronesia?! what island are you on? seems like there would be a ton of exploring to do. that always keeps things fresh.

    pohnpei, anyone?

    http://www.gadling.com/2007/05/17/su...ei-micronesia/

  9. #9
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    i'm refreshed just to hear someone admit staleness...there's so many other guys need to recognize it!
    i believe just realizing,recognizing,identifying and thinking and writing about it will bring you around.
    also what ray says,single fins,fish,eggs,longboards all make it fun again when you get into a rut.

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbreak View Post
    i'm refreshed just to hear someone admit staleness...there's so many other guys need to recognize it!
    i believe just realizing,recognizing,identifying and thinking and writing about it will bring you around.
    also what ray says,single fins,fish,eggs,longboards all make it fun again when you get into a rut.
    yeah I agree I like to try different shapes or get out of my comfort zone far as boards. who knows you migh find a new shape you like and get a new board from it