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rgio

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Posted: Oct 29, 2021 - 5:56am

 miamizsun wrote:

really nice work...

WINDOW from Seth Hughes on Vimeo.


That's good stuff! 

The first thought I had... those whose passions take them out before dawn have access to a private world others will never know they're missing.  The first sunlit hour of the day (especially in the summer at 5am) can be magically peaceful.


miamizsun

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Posted: Oct 29, 2021 - 4:37am

really nice work...


WINDOW from Seth Hughes on Vimeo.

whatshisname

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Posted: Jul 29, 2021 - 11:14pm

Ah , some memories here, feels just like yesterday we were doing the same.

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Posted: May 9, 2021 - 6:51am


NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: May 7, 2021 - 7:26am

 islander wrote:


Now we'll just have trophy hunters going out with surfboards to bash great white sharks.... I support this ruling. 



islander

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Posted: May 7, 2021 - 5:17am

 haresfur wrote:


It's illegal to possess parts of protected species. Discourages people from killing them.


Now we'll just have trophy hunters going out with surfboards to bash great white sharks.... I support this ruling. 
haresfur

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Posted: May 6, 2021 - 9:45pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


So it's illegal to keep a souvenir?




It's illegal to possess parts of protected species. Discourages people from killing them.
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: May 6, 2021 - 9:04pm

 haresfur wrote:

So it's illegal to keep a souvenir?


haresfur

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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 12:04am



Shark attack survivor wins legal exemption to keep tooth embedded in surfboard



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Posted: Apr 12, 2021 - 1:13pm

Granddaughters first wave.

haresfur

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Posted: Mar 2, 2021 - 11:04pm



 kurtster wrote:

ah, feet. 

I was not aware of dry suits being used in surfing.  But I guess that my thoughts on dry suits for surfing is still correct, even though this article is on the old side.

Does it make sense to use a drysuit for surfing?

Billabong wetsuit designer John Hubbard responds:

You certainly could use a drysuit for surfing, however, drysuits that are available on the market today are not necessarily designed for surfing. Typical (loose fitting) dry suits are made for either cold-water kyaking or diving.

The disadvantage to a loose fitting drysuit is that they do not react well when moving fast while partially-submerged, as you are while surfing. They have a tendency to drag and hamper your ability to surf.



 
My farmer john has a zipper and gets layered with a thin neo top or better NRS Mystery skin underneath. But frankly, the conditions where it is a better choice than a drysuit for my kind of kayaking are rare, and it is mostly relegated to when I take other people out. Most of the whitewater kayakers I know wear dry tops or semi-dry tops, which aren't exactly svelte when they are surfing standing waves or punching through holes. They also have very good rolls and swimming is rare. But they aren't trying to get out through a break either. Sea kayakers straddle both worlds and even at the height of my skills my surf launching/landing sucked. Horses for courses. 


kurtster

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Posted: Mar 2, 2021 - 9:06pm

 haresfur wrote:


 haresfur wrote:


I have to wonder why they aren't wearing dry suits. Seems to me you are going to lose a lot more mobility with 6+ mm wetsuits than with a drysuit and fleece underneath. And going home with warm, dry fleece feet is priceless. But what do I know? I'm just a hack kayaker.

 
Feet. I meant to say dry feet. Goretex booties attached to the suit are amazing. A pee zip is nice, too. And be sure to burp the air out or you may end up floating upside down.

 
ah, feet. 

I was not aware of dry suits being used in surfing.  But I guess that my thoughts on dry suits for surfing is still correct, even though this article is on the old side.

Does it make sense to use a drysuit for surfing?

Billabong wetsuit designer John Hubbard responds:

You certainly could use a drysuit for surfing, however, drysuits that are available on the market today are not necessarily designed for surfing. Typical (loose fitting) dry suits are made for either cold-water kyaking or diving.

The disadvantage to a loose fitting drysuit is that they do not react well when moving fast while partially-submerged, as you are while surfing. They have a tendency to drag and hamper your ability to surf.



haresfur

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Posted: Mar 2, 2021 - 8:48pm



 haresfur wrote:


 westslope wrote:
Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t. - NYT
Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.

—————————————-

Did I just see/imagine that the CBC acted as the Agenda Setter for the New York Times?  
 
I have to wonder why they aren't wearing dry suits. Seems to me you are going to lose a lot more mobility with 6+ mm wetsuits than with a drysuit and fleece underneath. And going home with warm, dry fleece feet is priceless. But what do I know? I'm just a hack kayaker.

 
Feet. I meant to say dry feet. Goretex booties attached to the suit are amazing. A pee zip is nice, too. And be sure to burp the air out or you may end up floating upside down.

kurtster

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Posted: Mar 2, 2021 - 8:29pm

 haresfur wrote:

I have to wonder why they aren't wearing dry suits. Seems to me you are going to lose a lot more mobility with 6+ mm wetsuits than with a drysuit and fleece underneath. And going home with warm, dry fleece is priceless. But what do I know? I'm just a hack kayaker.

 
Pussies.  I was surfing when wet suits were first designed for surfing by O'Neill.  It was called a Farmer John because of the way the top was cut.  I had the Short John version in the picture below.  These are later versions than mine.  Then you had only two color choices, black or black.  Didn't do too much but break the wind and keep your torso a little warmer for a bit longer in the cold California winter surf with the water temps in the low to mid 50's.  Still got cold when you wiped out, but having surfed a few winters without one and only a fire on the beach to warm up with, it was a major improvement.

There were dry suits back then but they were for diving and as far as I know still are.  Too expensive and with surfing being an activity where things happen that can cause rips and punctures to things like that, they are impractical and still likely restrictive to movement.  What do you call a dry suit with a hole in it ?  Worthless.

I was stupid enough to borrow a full diving wetsuit one winter in 1969-70 when I went down to Ocean City, NJ and try winter surfing.  Water temp was in the upper 30's.  It was even snowing.   Afterwards spent a couple of hours sitting in my Corvair with the heat running full tilt just trying to stop shaking.   Nope, no fun, never did it again.  Today's wetsuits are a whole different animal with better designs and materials.

Now the spoiled little babies wear them in water temps in the 70's.  Back when you could actually have a real fire on the beach for an after surfing warm up, the most prized skill was being able to light a fire in the wind with damp matches.  Bonus was when an old tire washed up on the beach.  Those burned real hot and would last for an hour or so ...

And $27 in 1967 was a whole shitload of money for a 14 to 15 yo kid.  A new board was $100 to $150.  Do the inflation math for perspective.  Bought mine at the original Frog House by the river jetties at the north end of Newport Beach.

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Posted: Mar 2, 2021 - 6:04pm



 westslope wrote:
Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t. - NYT
Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.

—————————————-

Did I just see/imagine that the CBC acted as the Agenda Setter for the New York Times?  
 
I have to wonder why they aren't wearing dry suits. Seems to me you are going to lose a lot more mobility with 6+ mm wetsuits than with a drysuit and fleece underneath. And going home with warm, dry fleece is priceless. But what do I know? I'm just a hack kayaker.

westslope

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Posted: Mar 1, 2021 - 2:56pm

Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t. - NYT
Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.

—————————————-

Did I just see/imagine that the CBC acted as the Agenda Setter for the New York Times?  
haresfur

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Posted: Feb 7, 2021 - 7:41am

Riding out the pandemic on Lake Ontario


whatshisname

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Posted: Jan 26, 2021 - 2:34am

Wow, had all but forgotten about those inflatable things, 'LI-LO' s weren't they ?
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Posted: Jan 25, 2021 - 9:22pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 kurtster wrote:
Just stumbled on this playing around.  Brought back a memory and the significance of it that I never thought of before now.

The vid and the comment I left on the page.  
{#Sunny}

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Thanks for bringing back this warm childhood memory on a cold winter's night in Cleveland, Ohio.Cheers !
 

Wow!
A famous Kurt!
 
Gnarly 

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Jan 25, 2021 - 8:53pm



 kurtster wrote:
Just stumbled on this playing around.  Brought back a memory and the significance of it that I never thought of before now.

The vid and the comment I left on the page.  
{#Sunny}

.



Thanks for bringing back this warm childhood memory on a cold winter's night in Cleveland, Ohio.Cheers !
 

Wow!
A famous Kurt!
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