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Lookout for the dolphin's mane too - their arrival is typically associated with some gettingdownwelling





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTDhKPZ4kjE


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Short history reflected here but Rocktober was definitely a rare gift from the universe - no notebook reflections but there were so many great late summer western LI days in the late 70's that it was tough to pick and choose how many days you cut school/practice for surf.  mid 80's had a nice run of fun too (G-L-O-R-I-A) - even this year people I grew up with wonder what happened to all that late summer wave action they remembered so fondly - but the late summer/early fall is kind of the universal yardstick for older (non-stat-journalling) memories - could be those selective memories are wrong, or focused on too short a period of a 12 month year, but most of the family and friends seem to be universally disappointed with the August and onward wave action (wave action meaning waves with some decent size, not little skate ramp action) theses days - this August had a few moments but not enough - good surf is still kind of a Quixotesque quest around here - probably even moreso today - so in summary, you, and Sancho, probably should have been here last millennium

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we are heading into the apex of the 100 year great white cycle prophesized to coincide with the rise of the small handed orange apeman

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That's a really good board- t'was mine at one point
until u peed all over it before leaving it half buried in a NJ swamp?


Very nice looking board.

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What's a Founder? - and was their something lost, like maybe history?

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Dropping down on bomb after bomb - what a fun web feed to watch.

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This article does a slightly better job, but it seems to me that the NYC surf scene is invariably linked in the media to the wealthy, or to business people.  Or to those who can afford two rents.  This is annoying as sh*t but I guess maybe it speaks to classism and to the full steam ahead push to get rid of anyone within city limits who is blue collar or poor.

But then again, I didn't expect much else.

 


that surf gentrification claim may have some stereotypical truth to it but its also a little melodramatic.  The article speaks to those willing to speak to a newspaper about their surf habits - which used to be rare - but for more than a decade, speakers have been usually represented by some myopic, self obsessed, media whore (as you reference)  - or local yokel grabbing a chance to show mom their NYT article as proof they are not a waste of life (as they build their surf related business in her basement).  There used to be some wealthy and/or business people who knew the benefits of SingTFU about their surf habits - but then again they are probably all aging fast- its hard to find anyone under 30 that isn't publicly working on their brand or who understands the original meaning of the term "selling out". Try as you will but the Ramones are dead and there's no going back to the Lindsey days
Who's walking down the streets of the city smiling at ...............................................................
   ..................................................................................
Everyone knows its Lindsey




chips on the ball

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This is an accurate source for experience and fist hand stories


Surfer Interview

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Kelly could have used his fame to inspire people to wear their existing clothes twice as long as they used to   that way he could revive the old school surfer mindset of not giving a brown trout about your clothes and in the process really shift the complex scientific models of the sustainable fashion industry. But the again there's not much green money in that

You win the NYNJsurf.com Last Word contest.

We will now close the site forever.

Will, get the fark away from that plug. IM PULLING IT.
Wow thanks, as a born loser, I never won anything before - now don't go pulling a Steve Harvey on me - i hope I won that  Gary Hanel Egg in the Buy Sell Room - or maybe $700 million dollars!?

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Kelly could have used his fame to inspire people to wear their existing clothes twice as long as they used to   that way he could revive the old school surfer mindset of not giving a brown trout about your clothes and in the process really shift the complex scientific models of the sustainable fashion industry. But the again there's not much green money in that

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That's an excellent artificial wave.  Really really good opportunity to get easy reps so when you actually paddle out through a beating shitstorm in a real ocean, you have the muscle memory set to make the most of your waves when tired.   The market sets the price.  Marketing always tries to milk the early adopters willing to overpay but once they get this product operating somewhat efficiently all over the world, the price will come down as artificial wave supply meets demand. That best selling novel from a few years ago, "Everybody Surfs, Now So Do I", will become prophetic. Then, like most sports these days, the people who can pay to play get the reps and experience and coaching assistance needed to later paddle out at our no income needed, free ocean spots and eat our collective lunches.  Let's face it, no matter what bile spills from the mouth of the next president elect, there is no slowing down the growing gap between the haves and the have nots all over the world - globalized technology is destroying American employment opps, not politics. So Lil Richie Dickbag is gonna learn to rip in the safety of the kiddie pool - a pool in the center of most helicopter parent's wet dreams (drop Lil Dickie off the pool for his two hour personal training sesh with Kelly so hes ready for the summer beachhouse season). Your best bet is to figure out how to get yourself, and your loved ones, on the "haves" side of the razor wire wall and get in line to pony up the coin to buy a Kelly Waveatron ticket in magicland. 


Merry Christmas Dammit




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I think the system will continue to evolve. They'll get better about tracking items and the values, once they see it as a competitive advantage.
I'm not seeing much competitive advantage to them moving to claiming responsibility for transporting expensive to replace, large outlined, fragile, thinly glassed foam boards in soft cases for an airline designed to move masses of people, attached primarily to hard suitcases and backpacks (along with some well protected set of clubs), 24 hours a day every day.  Its better to look at it from the other end of the telescope.  As in your soft case needs to evolve to a more protective hard case - then the gorillas can just toss your boards as hard as they toss your suitcases into hold after hold after hold.  If we are getting to the point that there are so many surfers traveling with boards that they actually form a critical consumer mass in airline economics - you should just put a bullet in surfing's head - surfing is not golf or snowboarding - more is not merrier..  John John can afford a hard case.

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