who here has been surfing this week?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Peajay4060, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Have you ever surfed over reef?

    Remember to fall flat...

    Dont be kicking around when you’re getting worked over shallow reef...cut yo foot!

    Bring sunscreen.

    Watch sunset while drinking cerveza post session.
     
  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    And pay attention to where the locals get in and out.
     

  3. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    +1
     
  4. dave

    dave Well-Known Member

    425
    Dec 11, 2008
    thx dude. I work 3 days per week (if that) from June thru Sept. then I work like an animal and travel a lot for business in 4Q, then work normal hours Jan thru May.
     
  5. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Never surfed over reef, just sandy bottom and some cobblestone bottom, so great points - gonna have to memorize them cause I’ll phuck it up.

    Sunscreen and rash guard are mandatory for my white azz.

    The locals thing actually was a plan of mine because I don’t want to be surfing the wrong spots or trying to get in or out in bad places... +2

    And Brother, the sunsets and cervezas are mandatory - I’m so wound up and grouchy I think that will be as big as the surfing itself for me.

    One side note is I’m trying to decide what break to surf first - it will be an afternoon sesh and obviously depends on what’s working, but if I find a nice spot with No reef that will still work for me, I’m gonna take it. I’d much rather start off on a good note that get wrecked and ruin the whole trip.

    And the board is $150 each way... ouch.

    I asked my pilot buddy if gratuitous sexual favors for the check in girls would work and he suggested chocolate instead.
    Phucker

    And I know Barry’s gonna want to jam me lol and that’s ok, but I’m also alittle bummed I’m not going with some friends.
    Would have been more fun and less stress.
    PeeWees big adventure!!! Hahaha
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018 at 10:24 AM
  6. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    If 1st sesh is in the afternoon you may end up at Domes or Maria’s (both reef) due to wind direction, not a guarantee but I found Sandy Beach was good early morning and then would get blown out in the afternoon, not always but generally speaking. The reefs at those spots are pretty forgiving and not to worry about. There are some rocks to look out for when getting in and out. Just watch where people go, it’s not that big a deal. Wait for water to get deep and then jump in and paddle off once in the right spot and in the water a little bit.
     
  7. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Hahahah sounds like a recipe for some busted balls and broken fins! Yeeeeewwwwww
     
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  8. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Urchins are public enemy number one. Step on one and you can ruin your whole trip. As DP noted, watch where you go in and out.
     
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  9. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Had a dream I fell on a bunch last night... that and getting bumped by jaws hahahahahaha
    Will do on the urchins though. I’m a dummy but I listen
     
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  10. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Unless you're paddling out to some spitting slab, don't worry about the reef. Don't change your surfing style out of concern for what's below, for you will surely hit bottom that way. But do be mindful of urchins when having to plant your feet.

    Honestly, I've gotten hurt the same (if not more) by hitting a sand bottom as much as a rock bottom. The game changer being barnacles and other meat grinding accoutrements.
     
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  11. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
     
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  12. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    627
    Oct 30, 2008
    Biggles - dont worry about the reef. Just go surf and everything else will fall in place. Plus reef scars make for great stories.
     
  13. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    +1

    guys who have surfed La Jolla reefs will get the analogy:

    2 reefs, each within a block of so from each other. Nobody worries about hitting reef at Windansea. Big Rock? Different story.

    it's really not a big deal
     
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  14. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    I guess the reef is no big deal. Charge’m!
     
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  15. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
  16. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    There is a technical aspect to managing a shallow reef. Especially when you fall on a wave or caught inside.
     
  17. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
  18. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Don’t duck deep. Push flat and accept the punishment
     
  19. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Walking out and avoiding urchins is the careful and controlled part. Where to paddle out is nearly obvious.

    Getting washed in to shallow conditions means using a certain technique to protect board and body.

    No worries though...it’s soft like sand!!!
     
  20. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    You are a visionary P. Thx for many years of living vicariously through a bunch of yahoos!
     
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