What's Your Next Surf Trip Going to Be?

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

  1. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Sweet! Nothing better than free (surf/ski) travel. Gaming the system for once, instead of the other way 'round.
  2. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    I'm stoked for you going to Eleu. I've been three times, but its been 15 years since the last trip. I seriously love that place. Not the best surf, not the most consistent, but there is something about that place that just haunts me and makes me want to move there. The vibe (at least 20 years ago) was so slow and tranquil, and the rugged bleak beauty of the island is amazing. Its like a 100 mile long spine of limestone rock sticking out of the ocean, with JUST enough soil to sustain. I remember someone down there telling me that everything edible growing on the island (tomatoes, cabbage, pinapples) are in holes in the limestone filled with the ashes of burned vegetation. Other than that, there is no dirt.

  3. cjtst11

    cjtst11 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2010
    We've never been and it's been on the list for a long time. Would love to hear more about it. I'll shoot you a PM.
  4. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    I have never owned one, just ridden one, and for me it did not have the floatation I am accustomed to, as an aging surfer. Also, many have complained, and I have observed that the glassing was not up to par.
    just opinion.
  5. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    FWIW, Barry, my 6'6 Lost Lazyboy has been a blast to ride. Floats my frame (6'2, 205) with no issues & is a very good paddler; easy to shove into waves; I can duck dive it; turns well for a boart with that kind of volume (49 L.); has lotta volume crammed up under the stomach-to-chest area; deck has heel impressions & all that; so far so good in thigh-high to OH.
  6. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    The board you describe is larger than the one I rode (for about 1 hour, no more); I think I was on a 5'10". Way too small for my carcass.
    Anyway, my real philosophy on boards is that we should be thankful there are such a wide variety of makes and styles. Every one can choose what they like and have fun on them.
    I will say this--age plays a vital issue in boards. AAt age 55, 10 years ago, I could ride anything, with ease. At 65, there is a "drop-off" in what one finds rational to be surfing on. My similarly aged friends agree on this--entering your 60s, you weight, height strength, relationship changes and wise men adjust to it. My shortest board is now 7'6" and I am still having a blast on them, as I did on the shorter one I had, as well as the LB I still own and ride on smaller days.
    But I still like to tease/needle the hell out of "coffee cup" riders!!!!
  7. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
  8. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Next surf trip for me might be the lake behind my house, it isn't a huge lake, but it has potential.
  9. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    If conditions don't improve soon, I may need to book a ticket or drive some place. Who's got a trip coming up or just got back from one? Let's hear it!
  10. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Sayulita, MEX second week of November......can hardly wait!
  11. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Hoo, that's a good one. Never been. Report back with the goods plz.
  12. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Nice, never been, I'm sure we will be getting a full report, yes?
  13. ScobeyviIIe

    ScobeyviIIe Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    Pretty sheltered from anything out of the NW, but hope you get some fun wqves!
    If you get lucky and a late season hurricane or TD pops up, out of the S, could be eppppppy!
  14. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Cool. Staying in Sayulita or Nuevo Vallarta?
  15. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Just secured tickets down to the Caribbean for late December... and a new 2-board coffin bag. I plan on island hopping for a week... and either surfing or diving every day.
  16. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    That's what i'm talking about LB, sounds like heaven!
  17. ScobeyviIIe

    ScobeyviIIe Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    For all you dudes with money going on exotic trips, there is a creatures of leisure 3-board bag on whiskey in the private stash for $117

  18. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2008
  19. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Gracias, mi amigos de Fourume.... We have a pretty rad house through VRBO...also made plans to have a local guy, from the area but goes to collitch in Texas, show us around the first day so we can make the most of our 5 days in the water.

    Just received new Curve airline board travel bag. Have used their products before = good stuff.

    Def full report for y'all upon return :cool:
  20. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Now, don't go making all of us jailuz.....

    As an edit/addendum....have a good time!!
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