What's Your Next Surf Trip Going to Be?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by DawnPatrol321, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. be.ach.soon

    be.ach.soon Well-Known Member

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    Aug 30, 2015
    On hold right now with American Airlines. Bought a ticket for Nica for end of November. First time surfing the Pacific. Shopping for a good travel board.
     
  2. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 30, 2008
    Been to El Salvador. Waves great but got super bad case of uncontrolled ass discharge. Pretty sure it wasn't the food. Think it was the bacteria in da ocean.
     

  3. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    If you were surfing near a river mouth, or any other sewage filled beach, you may be right.
    But I am betting it was the food. Your inner bacterial flora is NOT accustomed to the new ingestions, clean or not, which come with new pathogens to your system. That alone can set it off.
     
  4. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    715
    Oct 30, 2008
    Got sick after surfing in La Libertad. Sewers ooze all kinds of gnarly looking liquids. At high tide the goo goes right into the ocean. It was foul. Took massive amounts of medication to plug the leak. I still feel bad for the bathroom incident at Miami airport.
     
  5. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Well, that then, was it!!
     
  6. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Thanks Barry, everything in due time I suppose..
     
  7. PintailDonkey

    PintailDonkey Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2016
    Absolutely. I'm not talking about Surftec or similar pop-out epoxies. I'm talking about hand shaped epoxies like Patagonia's FCD and what Pyzel uses. I've surfed double overhead waves all over on epoxy boards. Kohl Christensen rides Mavs, Jaws, Puerto Escondido on the FCD boards. I think its all about what you are comfortable on, and for me, a rounded pin, forward volume, epoxy board for travel is the tits.
     
  8. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest


    Recently, I have been traveling with a Byrne, but not epoxy, and no rounded pin. But I totally agree with forward volume, right under the chest. This Byrne was a custom board made for me by Mike Baron. Perfect for PR, if waves over 4 feet, which, when I go, they are at least that!!
     
  9. archy 2.0

    archy 2.0 Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Yeah. The board I rode at Maria's that day was aLost C3 technology. Carbon rails, stringerless, cork veneer deck.
    Probably not the best choice for the conditions.
    I have a 6'1" Mini Driver XTR. haven't ridden it in DOH, but in well overhead, and it goes great.
    My buddy had a 7'0" XTR and rode it at big Wildos, and said it was too light and unstable to his liking.
    I'm hearing good things about Varial foam and would like to give it a shot.
    I just ordered 2 boards and inquired aboot Varial, but the wait time was longer than I wanted to wait.
    For now I'll stick with PU.
     
  10. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest


    Two boards?? From whom??
     
  11. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Stupid, wasted & ignorant is no way to go through life, cepmoroniano. Did you flunk Calendar101 in second grade?

    Look, sparky it's no one's fault but your'n that you are a prole. Not everyone gets to be an astronaut when they grow up.

    I've worked hard, for several decades, I've got superb, long-time Managers who know how to keep things cranking (and how to keep proles, like you, in line) & thus when I can go on surf treks, I go.

    Try another attempt at those dates, cepmoroniano, and if you're still having trouble figuring out the 'non-consecutive' aka 'non-contiguous' concept, send all of your hard-earned pennies to NYNJ for his online tutorial: "Lobotomize Yourself at Home - - You Too Can Be The Shredmachine'
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2016
  12. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    I've spent a lot of time out of the water this past year so I'm going to treat meself to a trip to New Jersey in four weeks. Maybe even hit up the "BELMAR"
    #clicktheheelsofmerubyslippers
     
  13. archy 2.0

    archy 2.0 Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Lost...
    6'0" Quiver Killer
    5'8" Puddle Jumper Round Tail
    Just a couple freshies for PR this winter.
    Also packing a 6'3" Mini Driver as a step-up.
    I know peeps on here bag on Lost's quality, but personally they been holding up good for me.
    Biolis shapes them for me as well, not some ghost shaper.
     
  14. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    My whole quiver has been replaced with epoxy boards. The older surftec boards are the ones with the reputation of being stiff and chatterer in bigger surf and they are. I still own a couple surftecs, they just won't die, but I mostly hand them off to my kids or visitors. The newer hand-shaped epoxies perform just like PU boards, but are far more durable and longer lasting. My current go-to board is a Simon Anderson 6'6" epoxy (varmit). After over a year of heavy use and a lot of travel, I cleaned off the old wax the other day, and the board still looks new, no delam, nada. My PU boards could barely make it through the year.

    As far as travel, just some trips to CA, and a nica trip this summer.
     
  15. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Ho Lee Fuk'n aggro from cep. LOL.

    You run outta herb that day braddah?
     
  16. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Yup, not a fan of Lost myself, but one of my surf buddies swears by them. Of course, he too is insane....<grin>
    But I am older, so I stick to what I know and accustomed to, and I have no regrets doing so. We each do what works for us.
    I would, however, like to try a Coil, even though I belittle owners of them...hahahaha...right, DSUP?
     
  17. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I understand the intrigue despite your skepticism o Barry. You definitely should give one a go. Of course like any other board, it should be the right size / shape for the rider to get optimal results. I have a feeling if you connect with the right board, you'll fall in love with how they ride. Most think it's all about the fact that they are very durable, which they are, but this is a bonus in my opinion, the performance is where it's at.
     
  18. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    we got soo close... budget trip

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  19. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Barry - just out of curiousity, what Lost board(s) did you not like?

    I've had three - loved one, hated one, thought one was ok.
     
  20. cjtst11

    cjtst11 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 1, 2010
    Mexico next month, Eleuthera in December, North Shore in March and Hokkaido to ski in February.

    Oh and three of those four on miles/points. The card game is real.