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Shore Points - Jersey Surf Information / Oh man
« on: February 01, 2013, 10:33:10 AM »
Couple spots in Jersey look like so much fun on a longboard right now.  Why am I at work?  aaarrrrrgghhhhhhhhhh. 

Guessing it's pretty hit or miss.  Any thoughts?  Anybody go there at this time more than once?


The Ghostbuster I'm selling would be perfect for these.  Just saying.

The Recovery Room / People are good.
« on: November 30, 2012, 07:50:36 AM »
Love the woman @ 2:25.  So good.

Sorry if this is a repost.

I know this is a like a band-aid on a missing limb, but maybe if anybody needs anything specific, they can post it here.  There are a lot of people who want to help, I'm sure, but don't even know where to start... I'm sure that goes for people trying to clean up right now--where to even begin.

But I can offer a hand, tools, etc, if people need them, and I'm sure other people can, too. 

5'10" x 22.25" x 2 7/8" custom Mabile single bump Ghostbuster.  Super fun and loose and skatey and like new, 10/10.

Lots of float... winter wetsuit/football season wings and burgers got you down?  Is your chippy chip not cutting it?  Extra foam is your friend, friend. 
 Comes with Futures K1 Keel fins and cheapo Futures quads + trailing fin.

$475 so I can buy me an egg.

pm for pics and whatnot.

Shore Points - Jersey Surf Information / Why...
« on: October 10, 2012, 03:11:47 PM »
...can't I be in Jersey right now?  Damn.  Looks so fun.

Anybody ever ride one?  Pretty compelling. 

Hey y'all.  I tried to find this elsewhere on this board but couldn't, so sorry if it's a repeat.

Does anyone know how often the city tests water quality at local beaches?  The website doesn't provide dates for when tests occur, just ratings.  Several beaches seem more prone to advisories and warnings, but not really any of the beaches I normally surf.  I've had the dubious pleasure (actually it was really cool) of touring the wastewater treatment plant in Newtown Creek a couple times; during both trips, I met the supervisor of the plant and asked him about CSOs and whether he would personally go into the water at Rockaway beaches after a heavy rain.  His response was that there have been few (if any?) beach closures in Rockaway due to CSOs, but that seems crazy to me, and technically he sort of just avoided my question.

Anyone have the scoop on this?  How often is testing done? How long do you wait to go into the water after a heavy rain?  Of course if it's the day of the year, I'm more likely to go, but for 1-3 ft?  Is it worth it? 

Must be nice to live further east and have to worry about this waaaayyy less.

Be careful out there. 

Went to my local skate shop the other day after I shaped a couple cruiser boards for myself and a buddy.  I was buying wheels and bearings and talking with the shop owner about getting back into skating after years off. He said something that made me think a lot about the differences between surfing and skating, in terms of opinions regarding us older people (I'm in my early 40s) and either starting or getting back into shredding waves/concrete.  I told him I hadn't skated in a long while but I was a huge skate nerd earlier in life, and he was just so incredibly excited to have me start again.  It was really, really refreshing and nice and made me want to skate even more. 

I couldn't help but compare this to some of the sentiment I've seen on here and in the lineup about such a move surf-wise.  Don't get me wrong--I understand the differences between endless concrete and limited waves.  I know that kooks in the water are a bigger liability than on land.  I know that if I brought my cruiser board to skate a pool or a bowl somewhere I'd probably get scorned by some people.  So I guess I'm just wondering... is the hate directed at everyone of a certain age who wants to start surfing?  Or, is it a case-by-case kind of deal, depending on lots of other variables like conduct and respect and attitude?  Seems to me that everyone deserves a fair shake and an open mind, until they prove that they don't deserve a fair shake and an open mind. 

I'm sure many of you have read this but I think it's worth posting:

Sorry if this was put up before anywhere.

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