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Surfing on a snowy day is super fun and all, but nobody ever talks about the downside....

All those little shards of ice hitting you in the eyes. What a drag.

I bought the wrong size and need to move these guys. They are Grey with orange tips. Used Once!! They are in perfect condition. I will be ordering the same fins in a Large extra Large.

Located in Rockaway.


Located in Rockaway. Rusty and a bit crusty. It could be yours! Make an offer.


Fun little board with lots of hidden volume. It comes with fins for $350, but make and offer. There is one ding on the rail that needs help, but solid otherwise. Real cool vanishing point stringer. 

Selling My Grey Ghost.. I'm looking for a bit bigger board and need to fund it. This board is super fun and fast as hell.There is 1 ding that should get taken care of.

19 7/8" X 2 3/4" X 15 3/4" nose 15" tail

$350 with fins.

I have quite a few old, decrepit wetsuits and horrible old boots and gloves. These are items that really need to go away, not things that I would feel good about even giving away because of their state. I know most of us have a few suits that fit in this category.

Question is, can they be recycled or are they just for the trash heap? 

Community Board 14 just voted to an accelerated demolition of the existing Boardwalk from Beach 86th to Beach 73rd. CB14 members from here in Rockaway knew that this would demoralize the already crushed spirit of locals and voted against this measure. To bad there weren't more like them!

Demolition is to begin at the end of this month and reconstruction for this same area is not to be finished until spring 2016. It's not like they are accelerating the restoration, they are just taking away our Boardwalk!


Saw was flooded in Sandy, but I rebuilt the motor and switch right after the storm. I have cut a mile of wood since then. Selling because I upgraded to a better saw. This saw is a good solid machine. It comes with a nice, plastic featherboard. It has a brand new blade as well.

I am thinking of hopping on the trend and getting a Foamie learner type board for the summer afternoon crash-up derby. I have a a Beater board and the wife just picked up the 6' Liquid Shredder. The beater is pretty damn small for my fatness, and I really want a longboard style anyway.

Does anybody have any recommendations? I hear Costco has some for $100 or so. Are those any good? I have seen a Grecco and they are a bit chunky looking.


9'4" Hanson 50/50 Mike Doyle Model Pintail V-Bottom. V-Bottom may seem like an ugly work to use, but this board is a pretty sweet nose-rider.  Needs a fair amount of work. If I could fix it up, I'd ride it, but it's time to let it go to somebody else at this point. It is Currently at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club. I'll get measurements soon. I think it's 9'4", but I may be mistaken.

Buy and Sell: The Surfboard Exchange on / Hyperflex 3/2 $50
« on: September 20, 2013, 06:40:51 PM »

It is size Large Short. Good for hobbits like me. Decent shape and not that old. It is a wetsuit so it has been peed in.

Free!  West 2Mil top sized XXL. Free! Ended up with it and it's not my size.

Come and get it!!

I found this great little sanding pad at the West Marine here in midtown. It's for 5" hook and loop sanding disks. I got two of them and just used them for the first time yesterday. They are made by 3-M and are called "Stick-it" or something dumb like that. No idea the cost but couldn't be much.

I did 6 rail dings using uv cure resin and only these two pads. One with 80 and the other 120 grit. They are one of the best little tools I have ever come across. If you see them in your favorite ding repair supply shop, pick them up. They are pretty firm but still have a little give. they would be good for detail stuff of days where you don't want to bust out the sander.

Marioville! Sports, Politics, Humor and more... / Déjà vu
« on: April 23, 2013, 10:27:05 PM »
Just had a big one. Nothing prophetic; just me and the cats watching some tv. About 5 seconds worth. But a heavy one...

Stories of Stoke: The Aloha Room / 25 Years
« on: April 11, 2013, 04:46:47 PM »
At the end of this month, it will have been 25 years of me trying to learn how to surf. I am doing ok, I suspect, but I really should figure out how to hang ten one of these days.


This is my Cousin's board. It was in very reasonable condition except for the leaky W.A.V.E. Set fin box. The original fin was an old chalky polyurethane Yater fin that was super brittle. They will snap super easy and replacement fins are extremely expensive. We decided to fix it up. There were a number of small typical ding repairs to fix all over the board, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Hammer and chisel, bit by bit. Got down to the screw plates and found the mystery of the old fin box. They used Duck Tape as the backing for the screw plate! the only thing keeping the fin screws from penetrating thru to the foam and the stringer was Duck Tape!!

In these two photos, you can see where the fin screws have punched small holes right into the stringer. If the original owner had really surfed this board alot, the foam and stringer would have rotted away years ago.

The rest of the shots will speak for them selves. Questions and comments are always welcome..

If you look at the tail, you can see two brown spots, one about 6" up from the tail and the other about 12" up from the tail. These are where the two fin screws hit the foam and were starting to cause water damage.

I had the board done and it was sitting in the space, waiting for my cousin to come up, or me to go down towards him. I was rooting around for a tool one day and I dropped a bar clamp on the tail if the board... So I decided to put on a Leash loop while I did the ding repair.

A happy customer. I took the original gloss coat down to a wet sand finish with 600 grit. There was so much bits of ding repair besides the finbox replacement that it got to looking patchy. I suppose I could have buffed it out and brought up a shine, but the sanded look is nice, and I like the way it makes the board less sticky in the water. You can see the two brown spots from the fin screws a bit better in this shot.

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