Surf Industry Revolution

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by HiThread, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    How was it?
     
  2. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Ahhh, more of a 70's counterculture thing that doesn't really play these days.

    Posers like Grain try to be soul but it's fake. Alex Knost is probably the closest thing to being soul these days, and Joel Tudor to a certain extent.
     
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  3. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    those fags are so NOT soul. They're plastic
     
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  4. cliff

    cliff Well-Known Member

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    Jun 20, 2008
    Go start your own company then. It’ll last 2 days, but you can start by learning how to spell. Ya “looser”
     
  5. Sir_Ballyhoo

    Sir_Ballyhoo Well-Known Member

    609
    Mar 8, 2018
    Now theres a vision for ya, Barry with his old ass balls dangle langin.
     
  6. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
  7. HiThread

    HiThread Member

    23
    Jan 30, 2017
    Just give it some time, since surfing is a olympic world wide sport its guaranteed to become even more political.

    The Chinese olympic surf team could really use a lecture from youz guyz about how great communism is and how freedom is over rated.

    Youz guyz are wet noodles!
    I'm a stable genius!
     
  8. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    East of Maui - Pray for surf... in the Chesapeake Bay
     
  9. willburne

    willburne Well-Known Member

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    Sep 25, 2017
    It’s very odd at first mate, when the chambers fire a three wave set the waves don’t slam up, the water level drops like 3 feet by the chamber wall and you take about two big scoops for paddles and take off, the 1st and 3rd waves of the set are the easiest to get. The 2nd wave creates this massive boil right before it pops up and if you aren’t right in front of it the pump will straight up suck you under water it’s kind of freaky... as far as the wave goes it’s awesome, as far as progression is concerned. No surprises, the same perfect wave each and every time. The waves are fast and strong like they are in the pacific and they fizzle out exactly how they would in the ocean leading from the reef to the open ocean. The bottom is a mix of this super algae covered liner and concrete. If you bail too soon and you stand on the liner you can’t walk and your chance of getting hit by the goober on the next wave sky rockets. Simply because you can’t stand up our you’ll literally be sliding on the liner. They shock that pool a lot because of their algae issue so I ended up smelling bleach for like the next three days outside the pool. All in all - getting to surf and with chyenne Magnusson and receive some coaching from him as well, the entire experience was a 10/10 man. I recommend trying it out.
     
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  10. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Sounds like the Texas wave pool has a couple of small technical issues to overcome, but glad you got the goods, that's a suite little barrel shot for sure
     
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  11. goofy footer

    goofy footer Well-Known Member

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    Sep 23, 2010
    Theirs a lot of truth to what you say'n; a few years ago spoke to Chad Nelson, CEO of Surfrider Foundation in O.C., MD. Adding up all the "surf industry" companies only a few companies support SR and/or any ORG thats mission goal is to preserve surfing/surf break or best practices to beach replenishment to preserve sand bars. When you consider the millions of "Sponsor" dollars spent on top tens and contests shame we're on the bottom end of the food chain.
     
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  12. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    You can't wait to get a glimpse!!
    My Adonis body is incredible.
     
  13. HiThread

    HiThread Member

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    Jan 30, 2017
    Im coming to your next meeting at the green turtle, i will be dressed as a clown!

    I never understood how important organizations like the surfrider foundation were until recently when you see that they actually get good things accomplished. since they are re doing the OC inlet the surfrider foundation should get involved In the process. this is a once in a life time OC event that could give us a EastcoastClass worldclass surf break. BTW absolutely no stepoffs at the new inlet, im claiming it as my spot right now "DIBS" of course i will let everyone surf there when ever they want, except for stepoffs!
     
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  14. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    They ain't redoing anything. They are thinking about "conducting a study" and can't even agree on who should pay for the non-federal share. Its obvious what the problem is (both from a surfing and navigational standpoint) its been obvious for years, and they cant even agree to spend a few hundred thousand dollars on what is a major problem that is only getting worse. I won't even touch the SRF part....except to say dont hold your breath.

    https://mdcoastdispatch.com/2018/05...eluctant-to-help-further-fund-county-project/
     
  15. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Im so glad Surfrider got run out of OCMD.
     
  16. grainofsand

    grainofsand Well-Known Member

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    Jun 26, 2014
    what is this thread about? Industry types? If you mean paying more than $550.00 for a surfboard, than I'm with you. Who are industry types? A dude walks up, starts shaping shi$$y throwback esque shapes and puts $800 + tags on it, that's pretty industry to me, esp having no reputation or experience to back up the product. Firewire, is that industry? I wouldn't mind paying, shapes are well developed and boards are tough. (PSA: The cool surfer dude needs to go the way of the DoDo, and again, for all my East and Gulf Coast brothers, sisters, trans, cis, nonbinary, and undeclared, stop getting hipster shapes that Do not work anywhere other than the soft west coast rollers.)
     
  17. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Why did they get run out?
     
  18. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    a lot locals got fed up with them losing focus on local issues. OC Surf club is a good replacement. OC focused and is a good mix of conservation AND access.
     
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  19. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    "Think globally, act locally".
     
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  20. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    I think in the case of OC it was "take local money and do little'