Surf calender

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by all4blues, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. all4blues

    all4blues Well-Known Member

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    Dec 14, 2013
    Decided to try to keep track of the sessions this year just to do it. Meant to post a few weeks ago in case any one else was into the idea. It's not too late to start. Anybody successfully kept track for a full year before?
     
  2. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008

  3. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    No I stopped after like a week.

    I surfed a lot more then too.


    Wouldn't be too hard anymore LOL
     
  4. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

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    Feb 7, 2013
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  5. beerndwata

    beerndwata Well-Known Member

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    Sep 18, 2013
    where can I get my hands on a chart/book like that?!?!
    I realize the SC tides are gonna be a leeetle different but it'd make a convenient surf journal!

    I think about this subject all the time. it's amazing when I'm paddling back out and can't even remember what I just did on the last wave, or what it looked like. and yet I've got a few sessions on lock down in the memory bank.
     
  6. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    I have journals from every surf trip I have taken over the years and it its cool to look back on. Great subject. I think World has the right idea. I'd like to know how you got the booklet too. I see where you can print off a tide chart but how about the booklet?

    I imagine if we live long enough to where we can't surf any longer (who wants to think about that...I know), it would be great to look back on a whole year in your surfing life. I remember reading an article in Surfer's Journal last year on some legendary guy (can't remember his name) who did it for decades.
     
  7. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    I always made basic notes in my Week-At-A-Glance. But, that's limited esp when I'd look back at a sesh for info. I looked around for something more efficient, and convenient.

    So, I purchased this (below). It's pretty good, not only for the capacity to keep info in re your surf sessions but also the atlas & other info. Small enough to tote around in your carry-on if you're traveling. Less than $15.00 on AMZN. As worldb notes, it's fun to be able to go back & recall the info from all one's surf sessions.

    http://www.amazon.com/Stormrider-Su...=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=stormrider+surfer+journal

    http://www.surfersvillage.com/content/log-stormrider-series-launches-surf-journal
     
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  8. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Site: www.tide lined.com
     
  9. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Sorry , tidelines. Tides for any area. May have to buy bulk. Haven't dealt with this company in awhile.
     
  10. Hawky

    Hawky Well-Known Member

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    May 9, 2014
    [video]http://wavelog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/photo.jpg[/video]

    Everything you need to record...

    You're welcome.
     
  11. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

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    Feb 7, 2013
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  12. ioman2

    ioman2 Active Member

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    Oct 28, 2013
    i started to write down every session since july 13th. i also record which board i rode in addition to whatever else i remembered to write down. after surfing in oceanside, ca this morning, i've logged 147 sessions. looking back on it as i write this, i used to be very descriptive and now not so much now.
     
  13. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    My friend's kid is turning 14 in a couple weeks, and he is starting to shred. He's already built 3 boards in the last two years. This wavelog stuff would be a great gift for any grom. I used to do a wave journal when I was 20. It was when I was starting to ride real good surf. I only kept it up for a few months, but looking back, it would have been really cool to chronicle the waves and the times for a longer duration. From a scientific point of view, for wave and weather patterns, from a social viewpoint, on growing up experiencing the surfing lifestyle, and how it has changed. Nice to have a snapshot of a given place in time, especially when enjoying the awesome sport/art/life of waveriding.
     
  14. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    I do this to a minimal extent. It's a carry-over from when I used running and workout logs
    Mostly it's to note that I went out, date/time, location, air & water temps, change to/from wetsuit, boots, etc., board change, and anything out of the ordinary. I use just a simple pocket calendar/planner I get each year from DAV.

    Logged 157 sessions the year before last and 167 sessions last year. But since mid-November, I haven't been out much at all due to out of town travel, the flu which I caught from my recent travels (planes and airports are loaded with sick people now), a near-blind Mom, and a Dad who broke his hip last week. Both in their mid-80s. But life happens. I'll get back to the water when I can.
     
  15. Wave Maven

    Wave Maven Well-Known Member

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    Nov 20, 2012
    Keep a log in the Evernote app on my phone. Logged the last three years. Great to look back on during winter flat spells.
     
  16. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sorry about your Dad. Hang in there and keep the faith!
     
  17. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Thanks, SSDogg. Appreciate it.
     
  18. beerndwata

    beerndwata Well-Known Member

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    Sep 18, 2013
    much thanks World, DonQ, yank!

    these are great!
    ten more sessions a year is certainly an improvement! that right there is a perfect example of a stat that you just couldn't come up with, without a journal like this.
    prayers to the parents Dos. the ocean seems to reward selflessness of this regard.
    I hope your future journal entries reflect that!
     
  19. CDsurf

    CDsurf Well-Known Member

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    May 10, 2014
    it was a good year for us on the east coast. a session per month!