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hey dub, this board looks really fun.  you should post it on Jamboards.  lots of folks over there like these transition boards.

Leave well enough alone.  It's better this way.

Buy and Sell: The Surfboard Exchange on / Re: San Diego
« on: November 11, 2018, 06:16:57 PM »
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Yeeeewwwwwwwwwwwww fun one.  Good luck with the sale.  Stokers are rad and I think aren't being shaped by Bruce Fowler anymore?

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.


wait, the surfing season started already?

It did.  On Memorial Day.  I learned this from a dude walking back to his car, shortboard under arm, on Memorial Day, when the season started.  He told me.  So yes. 

I think it ends around Labor Day.

today the man-eater pinged a few miles off of waters not more than 30 feet depth. Think about that. Thats deeper, but just barely, than the take-off spot as most of the breaks we surf. I was fishing for Stripers the other day and there was miles-wide Bunker, schools so thick you could walk on them. With a biomass like that around to support seals, bass, blues (all classic prey fauna for the ultimate predator - the GWS) the smart money says there are plenty more of these bloodthirsty death machines around than just the one that was tagged.

Alarmist much?

all I'm saying is this - if you haven't learned to surf and are thinking about trying it, or, you are a beginner and want to get more time in the water this summer, you need to know the risks, thats all. On land, you have a 0% chance of getting torn to pieces by a 3,500 lb Great White Shark. Once you get in the water, well, I'm no oddsmaker but is that a bet you're willing to take? If you beat the odds, you survive and surf some crappy east coast waves, if you don't, well then, WITHOUT warning, a gaping mouth full of dagger-like teeth will open up before you, and as the beast clamps its massive jaws down and rips your flesh apart, the last thought you have before eternal blackness will be "why didn't I just stay on land and ride my skateboard?"

"I am not going to stand here and see that thing cut open, and see that little Kintner boy spill out all over the dock!"

It's not produce, it's just seaweed. I understand the confusion, though - my Williamsburg friends refer to it as "Artisanal ocean lettuce", and often pay large sums for a few ounces of the organically dried and ground version. They say it tastes great with arugula and fennel hummus, but I haven't had the experience yet, so I can't really say.

Can't speak for those weirdoes in Williamsburg but in park slope we buy it fresh at the co-op and kimchee it.

But first we form a committee to present the idea at the general meeting, and then another committee forms to prevent the sale of ocean lettuce vis a vis the depletion of oceanic CO2 absorption, and then there is a huge backlash due to kimchee's role in the treatment of North Koreans, but eventually we all admit ocean lettuce kimchee is great and we stock it in aisle 5 and some lady stands in front of it forever as she tells her friend on the phone how good it is and prevents me from passing through that bottleneck spot next to the books so I can buy my extremely cheap 12-pack of Bell's Two Hearted Ale, for which I had to page out twice.

I don't think you'll have a lot of luck finding one in that price range.  I had a 7'2 that I sold a couple years ago.  I liked it but I think a shorter version would have been better for me... it had a ton of float and felt corky.  People tend to hold onto them.  If you get one shaped for you, at least there's a good chance you'll be able to sell quickly if it's not a good fit.  Mine sold in two days.


If it's really cold, consider a really tight-fitting merino wool layer under the drylock and you're good. 

this sounds interesting.  what thickness do you recommend? i'd like to try this under my drylock.  i was freezing with the wind a during the last big swell


Buy it a size or two too small.  Smartwool makes a version too that's really nice, but twice the cost.  It's tricky getting it on under your suit but it works well, particularly with a drylock suit.  Merino wool is warm even when wet and it wicks moisture.  Good stuff.  I've seen mixed reviews on its use with wetsuits, and the stuff Patagonia uses has a weave that also traps air, but if you have a drylock suit that's in decent shape, it should work well for extra warmth.  I've also just layered with a 2mm vest under my leaky 5/4, which is bulky but because there aren't sleeves, doesn't really restrict movement too much.  Good for really windy days.

El Bronco is pretty good. Red Hook fields can be good too, but I dig the papusas there more

I second El Bronco.