Getting Fat

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by soulrider, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    Anyone relate to that time in life where you start riding your longboard a whole lot more, start upping the foam in your short boards, and start seeing pudge slowly appear around your mid section? Move further away from the beach for work.. Than you just don't do anything about it because you work all day and have a lady to please after work... Your surfing keeps improving but you just can't ride those small waves anymore.. You always wait for the set... Your wave count is still good but you just really don't have the steam you used too.... I start to ask myself why am I not Kelly Slater or as light as Machado... I guess sad reality is just sinking in.
  2. Big Wet Monster

    Big Wet Monster Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2010

  3. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    Perc up buttercup! It's called getting old and it ain't for p*ssies. Go on a diet and get your arse off the couch.

  4. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014

    I know I'll never be as good as I was in my 20s but I still get stoked .
  5. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013

    Back to the topic though, one could attain some cheap and easy cardio by returning shopping carts to their rightful holding place...

    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    I surf soooo much better than I did in my twenties. Probably because I didn't start surfing until I was 47...

    However, this last Thanksgiving swell at (52 yrs) I felt slooww on my pop-up. I'm hoping it was because it was first time in rubber this season, but... So fat, old guys, I'm just trying to keep up my workout regiment to slow down the relentless march to (God Forbid) long board only or (Satan forbid) an S.U.P.!!!!
  7. mrcoop

    mrcoop Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    yep...approaching 50 but am the same weight i was in high school, 175, but not always the case...i got into my mid 40's and was over 220. Destroyed my surfing, riding thicker, longer, shortboard equipment. Decided to hell with this and lost 40 and decided to lose another 5-10 to see if I can get to my high school weight. That was 2 years ago and have maintained my 50 lb wieght loss with the occasional 5-10 lb swing to the heavier side during the winter (holidays-nov&dec), but go right back to dieting and lose the 5-10 lb's I gained. That weight loss made a huge difference for my surfing and blood pressure.
  8. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    I like this. Always return carts, and park as far from the building and other cars so i have to walk. My wife hates it.
  9. salzsurf

    salzsurf Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2011
    Go for an effing run and shut up.

    You can't be a good surfer without surfing a lot. You can't be in shape without working out and having some sort of food-intake control. You can't be a good surfer if you're fat.

    In the time it took you to write your posts, you could have run a 5K and burned 500 calories.
  10. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    The older I get the better I was.:cool:

    About two years ago I almost his 200 lbs. It freaked me out and was changing my surf style literally (15lbs more than I want to be). I worked it off and got back to 185. Getting old sucks....I am trying to not exacerbate the issue.
  11. salt

    salt Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    It's hard to deal with the pain of getting old. It literally hurts more and more to surf well, LOL. Otherwise, I am strong enough and fit enough to surf just as well now in my 40s (or better) like I did in my 20s. I think if anything, my stee-lo has smoothed out a bit. When I was 20-something, I was full of hormones and wanted to kill everything. I can't imagine my surfing looked smooth. Style takes thousands of waves to improve upon, and surfing on the East Coast is not conducive for that. How many good days with long lines do we get to work on our cutbacks and important stuff? I like to think I surf more like Curren now, but with less power, and less style, and less overall ability.
  12. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Hang on, I can't locate my violin.

    Butt, seriously, aging is the second-worst item under loss of good health. One often begets the other, but not always. Maybe I'll get lucky & just die quickly without protracted illness (yah, yah, yah, start the good wishes now, all my lil trolls).

    You could always get a board like the Lazyboy or Dwart or similar. More volume at whatever length you choose can keep you on shorter sticks & still having fun. And isn't the latter part of the equation what it's all about.

    I surf like Curren. Then I wake up & have to go to work.

    Nice shopping cart medicale advise, btw.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2015
  13. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    Well, I'm certainly not fat, but I am old (59). Riding a longboard doesn't seem worth the effort, between being old and slow on the pop up, and the shortness of the rides, the ride is usually over by the time I get up on my feet.

    Viva la bodyboard.
  14. Barry bottomfeeder

    Barry bottomfeeder Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2015
    Glad I am not the only one feelin the reverse kook syndrome. Once I am standing im surfing much better then in my twenties. Depending on the pains im suffering that day my pop can be a poop or a POP. This year ive noticed that finding the sweet spot has become an issue. Especially w the added rubber and the boots. Just moving my foot an inch at times feels like I am taking my first steps.
    I lost my 5/4 so i picked up a cheap 6/5 and what a drag that suite was at first. I located the 5/4 and it was like i was wearing a 3/2. Cant wait to shed the suit n get back to trunks. On a different note i forgot how old i was and bday is coming up and my wife told me i was actually a year younger then i thought. Wahoo!!!! Still middle aged at this point. Boooo!!!
  15. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Yeah getting fat is weird.

    Your boards all suck. You suck. Everything sucks. I get there like twice a year sometimes. Having to lug your fat self everywhere is a chore.

    I dont really have any advice....but yeah been there.
  16. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    That, my friend, is pure garbage. I am 64 and I still surf better than 90% of 25 year olds. So I am told by many.
    I still get up quickly, take off late as hell, seek large waves in distant destinations.
    But....yes....the 7-8 lbs I put on gobbling down winter foods is a nuisance. But in Spring, out come the bicycle and in 6 weeks it is gone. No beer, no juices, just H2O for drinks.
    As for shortboards, depends on your definition (size). Hang in there--your loss is not as great as OTHERS describe; it is what you want it to be.
  17. ScobeyviIIe

    ScobeyviIIe Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    Im about 20# over my fighting weight. It ebbs and flows. chin up!
  18. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013
    I don't understand how if fall/winter is the season for sessions why y'all get so plump

    Self control people...summatime for smokin bbqs, extra land/water work & bang in your moms...winter time for paddlin n shreddin
  19. salt

    salt Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    Barry got the Tiger Blood!
  20. toofun

    toofun Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2015
    Well I can tell you this. I started surfing at the young age of 45 started out with a foamy 9 ft and progressed to a big guy shorter board (7'10"x 25x 3 3/4) this year I ride two boards, one is a 7'6"x 24x 3 5/8 and the other is a
    7" x 23x 3... I just turned 47 this summer and am riding the 7 ft board more and more over the 7'6" I may be able to go to a little lower than that 7 but not much as long as I keep my volume up to 50L plus... age is just a number and I dont have as much experience as most on this site I can do front and back turns and surf 2-5ft comfortably.. so what is my point? I guess its surf what your comfortable with and what you have the most fun and catch the most waves with... I am never gonna be a young ariel 5 ft shortboarder, just started too late. But at 47, 6 ft and 204.. I dont want to be.. Just so you know I recently lost 25 lbs so that has helped alot.... When I was younger I was a HUGE ariel rat on skis, back when we made our own jumps off rocks and back ledges without the cushy parks these kids get to take advantage of today, BUT as we get older we learn to ADAPT. If I tried to do the stuff I did back then even on todays parks and pitches I would probably break something... LOL..