Back again for another season; Would like pointers :)

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by gruvi, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. surfordie

    surfordie Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2010
    Why do you guys give Gruvi such a hard time? I for one, really enjoy his posts. Even if you don't like him, he does bring an entertainment factor to this board that we haven't seen in a while. Because he hasn't posted in a while.

    While this may seem like I'm breaking Gruvi's balls, I'm really not trying to. Some of you guys just get a little too bent out of shape over him.
  2. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008

    Ahhhh, he's all right. He's a great guy!


    He's a d i ck.

    Then again, it's summer. Entertainment comes cheaper. A vid of 'gruvi' with the orange-suited kindling building gnome and his alter ego steve the kindling guy would undoubtedly sell....a couple copies.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013

  3. gruvi

    gruvi Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2011
    It's just surfing, why heff get mad?
  4. NJAZguy

    NJAZguy Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2011
  5. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Agreed. Waking up and not wanting to surf that day is like waking up lacking the will to procreate. If you haven't declared a 12-month mating season and 12-month surfing season, you must really like your Dungeons & Dragons.
  6. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Now playing MacGuyver is one of my most cherished pastimes. I've fashioned some crazy things out of household goods. That said, towels on a tree limb is something else. Pull-up bars are $19.99 at any big box sporting goods outfit and they mount easily to studs.

    Law of specificity rules all. Want to be a better paddler? Go out and paddle, and paddle fast and hard in some choppy crap. For hours and days. A quick look at my early posts will tell you there are few people that take their dry land and weight training more serious and academically than I. However, since getting on the water 4-7 days a week, I've lifted only once every 1-2 weeks if that. Gained muscle, lost fat, and got stronger.

    I've not jumped in the ring much on this ad nauseum redundancy of pleas for training programs because my early sharing of parts of my regimen got either scoffed at by the more portly folk here or was chided for resembling rocket surgery. If, in fact, the consortium would like me to compose a comprehensive listing of training implements and regimens that would undoubtedly enhance one's surfing performance not to mention health, fitness, and rank in natural selection, I'd consider it. I've spent a decade and a half earning degrees in the field, the only certification worth anything in strength and conditioning, competitive weightlifting, a world-class athletic career in a dynamic sport, and embarking on nearly every different training regimen and diet known to man.

    All that aside, 1-5 hours of surfing 4-7 days per week has transformed my body beyond belief.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2013
  7. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    True that. On all fronts. Get those elbows deep under water and follow through all the way to tricep lockout and dig, dig, dig. As for food in the gut, I don't like anything. Just some light carbs and hydration. We can piss in our suits, good luck going number two.
  8. Paddington Jetty Bear

    Paddington Jetty Bear Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    I try and understand humans, though I never do......

    What in the world is entertaining aboot this besides the dudes yapping at Gruvi.

    You Gruvi fans really get a kick out of the same old gimmick year-after-year of someone acting like they are completely clueless and axing what exercises they should do for surfing season?

    Then after the obligatory beginner BS, Mr. Gruvi acts gracious to anyone's call outs.............

    Yeah that's fascinating stuff right there.

    Hey I gots a question for the Gruvi fans, if you like Gruvi so much, how come none of youse take him up on his offers and meet in person? Free pizza, dudes...........maybe even free room and board in a dungy basement for the rest of your life.
  9. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Possible gruvi sighting today....

    I woke up super early for a dawn patrol sesh today, wasn't set of 23 footers came through and I shotted off the MD/VA line. def wasn't as rad as the honeyton pier, but to it's thier own.

    It was totally shredgnar to the tenth power, so as I'm paddling in around lunchtime, I see this guy walking up with what looked like a brand new board and he had blue cheese all over the sides of his mouth. I got out and sat on the beach for a bit...

    he started flailing his arms in what looked like an attempt to paddle out and just sat there in 2' of water forever. Needless, I say more.

    Was that you gruvi?
  10. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
  11. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    GRUVI!!! Your back!! Hey Everyone - gruvis is backis!
    Wow I'm gone for 3 days and look at all that has happened! GRUVI you can't leave for so long and you have to start surfing more or you will always get the business on here -as PBJ would say... Btw GRUVI you never told us about this dark and damp basement that you have ??? Is that where you have your
    Pizza oven installed??
  12. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Goodvibes told you from the getgo the pizza was a bad way to go.Your learning Gruv.
  13. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    I think most surfers are of the "lone wolf" variety you describe. Some are and some aren't but to it's their own. However, I believe you may be in luck, my friend. Ya see, there's this fella that's travelling up the east coast (some might call it impacting the coast) from Florida this surfing season seeking the same sort of camraderie and friendship in the surf as you are.

    His name is Wayne. You can spot him because he's usually carrying a good book and is often known to be thumping upon it. He was supposed to be in the OBX in June. By the time he makes it up your way, you ought to have regained all of your paddling strength from the surefire excercises recommended in this thread. He's also accepting donated surfboards to give away to others so you could get rid of some of those extra boards that have never touched water. I'm not sure if he is fond of pizza or even bleu cheese for that matter. He's mostly out for the camraderie and friendship, in or out of the water, especially if you are a young male. Check it out. Needless, I say more.
  14. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    what happen to gruvi?? did the season already finish??? where did he go???
  15. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012

    Heres what I do:

    1 learned how to surf on a shortboard so i would get one of those
    2 Walk the length of an 8 mile barrier island 3 days a week, and canoe 4 miles at least twice a week.
    3. live on the beach where you surf so you can see what the waves do at different times
    4. skateboard, every damn day. because it hurts more than surfing and will help you with hacks and aerial maneuvers if your skating a ramp/bowl. (even stairs and handrails help with floaters and tricks where you have to "jump down" the lip per-say)
    5. know your limits
    6. Don't listen to haters, be respectful of locals, and surf as many different spots as you can.
    7 get off swellinfo and into the water, even if it means quitting all your jobs and selling **** on craigslist
  16. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Hahahahaha, Wayne! Good stuff. Welcome back trev.
  17. gruvi

    gruvi Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2011
    I was working a stretch of 12 hour shifts, hence my disappearance from this thread. I will be surfing more this summer, but not able to do a daily visit to my break due to I like having a job that lets me buy all kinds of different sticks; And I am sure I will eventually buy a board that meets my skill set so I can pick up peaks with my CI brahs soon!!!
  18. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    You've got it! Buying lots of boards is way more important than actually riding them.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2013
  19. brewengineer

    brewengineer Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011

  20. gruvi

    gruvi Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2011
    Not much, wa sup wit you?