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by emerald snake
Thu May 08, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Positioning to Avoid a Takeoff
Replies: 24
Views: 4790

what shits me is people who claim you dropped in when you were up and riding before they took off on the inside... and its usually local crew who try and uphold this pretty grey area of the surfing 'law' i agree with the other guy who said if you're caught up in the lip and bail, its a far worse sit...
by emerald snake
Wed May 07, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: "Breath" by Tim Winton
Replies: 155
Views: 27274

true, but i think he was getting at the idea of an addiction to adrenaline in some people, that helps propel them through life.

and the changes as people age, to attain what was once so exhilirating in the midst of a mundane life.
by emerald snake
Wed May 07, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: "Breath" by Tim Winton
Replies: 155
Views: 27274

I think Winton disguises his substance through a cleverly crafted language that we can relate to and his themes and musings work subconsciously.
by emerald snake
Wed May 07, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: "Breath" by Tim Winton
Replies: 155
Views: 27274

I have just started reading this latest Winton book. And it feels like I am continuing what he has started with CLoudstreet. his books feel like one entire novel, interconnected with all the characters seeming to know each other. Winton himself has actually admitted this. But his descriptions of sur...
by emerald snake
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Central America - tips & info pls
Replies: 1
Views: 772

hmm yeah there are plenty of spots.

flick me an email on [email protected]

il send you some stuff on where i found some good waves.

dont listen to the hype about el salvador but there are some sick waves there.
by emerald snake
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: surfing in mexico
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

the best place to get boards is obviously at puerto. but they are mostly just repaired snapped ones. and they are pretty pricey. mexicans are ****. there are some good ones in el salvador. nothing in guatemala. getting boards through this area is pretty easy if you have patience. take your boards if...
by emerald snake
Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: south america
Replies: 10
Views: 2499

refer to my previous posts. lobitos in the north of peru is the best wave in south america.

as for spanish. get yourself a phrase book. or as one grommet i met did, point and use elaborate hand signals. just dont yell, unless you want to be locked up in the desert.
by emerald snake
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: south america
Replies: 10
Views: 2499

dont do it. killer bees, guys with guns and machetes every 25 metres, malaria, corruption, evil autocrats, snakes, e coli rampant, broken down buses, thieves, no english, out of control locals, head hunters, no drinkable water....and contagious sneezing birds.
by emerald snake
Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Take Offs
Replies: 34
Views: 7861

i agree with nick. obviously you need a little core strength and arm strength to get to your feet, but if you time it correctly, momentum will push you up and to your feet. picking the part of the wave where it will require little effort to stand up is the most important factor. hence, water time. a...
by emerald snake
Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What's the longest wave you've ever ridden?
Replies: 64
Views: 13923

8-10 feet Pacasmayo....200m past the point to the bay. bout a km...minute and half...perhaps more. ps longer than chicama when it gets massive. Reo Nexpa 400m Lobitos - the 3 sections from el hueco to the end of lobitos. not sure how long but if youve been it take a good 20 minutes - 30 minutes to w...
by emerald snake
Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Lap Swimming for Surf Training
Replies: 35
Views: 8554

nick, point taken. however the biomechanics of a high elbow action whilst paddling must surely be promoted by adequate back extension. having poor static back strength will do nothing for a high elbow action. i am making the point that whilst swimming has obvious cardio benefits, it is not a total s...
by emerald snake
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Lap Swimming for Surf Training
Replies: 35
Views: 8554

enjoyed the posts re swimming technique. however there was only one post about the benefits of swimming for paddling. the main benefit of swimming for surf training is in its way of increasing lung capacity. great to decrease breaths per lap for those long hold downs on big days. the only good way o...
by emerald snake
Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Where would you go?
Replies: 29
Views: 6541

i didnt say it did. i said he would get better waves in peru. sure indo has flawless reefs, but most are filled with once a year wave hogs and 2nd tier pros. lobitos is longer, more consistent than deserts. i know where i would rather be. def not josting in g-land or ulus or even these days one palm...
by emerald snake
Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Where would you go?
Replies: 29
Views: 6541

you will def get better waves in peru than in indo...and with no crowds. i agree with the previous post. dont take any notice of the bad stories being posted. i was told the same things before i left. i did pretty much all the countries in south america, including the infamous darien coastline in co...
by emerald snake
Thu May 10, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Where would you go?
Replies: 29
Views: 6541

in regard to your q carpark king... yeah probably your quiver will suffice. lobitos and negritos etc are quite heavy waves which will easily snap your boards, like they did mine. the surf can get big but not immense. you probably dont need a gun. having said that, taking lots of boards up there is a...
by emerald snake
Thu May 03, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Volunteer Suggestions/stories in Latin America
Replies: 5
Views: 1800

central america

ok, having read your post, its looks like you are a bit of a soul surfer. basically, from my experience - last year I spent 10 months going from mex, thru central, then south america. I think if you are studying in Mexico, you should probably do some volunteer work in Central, makes sense. Volunteer...
by emerald snake
Thu May 03, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Where would you go?
Replies: 29
Views: 6541

peru in 200 words or less

hey ive been to parts of indo which are really pretty good....like g land etc... and central america and mexico also really i think you have made the right decision with peru. its a wasteland of desert littered with beautiful looking point breaks. i spent a month there last year in september. didn't...
by emerald snake
Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: travelling with boards in mexico/central america
Replies: 3
Views: 1829

Thanks SC, looks like there are not many intrepid surf travellers out there... Think il take my 6'3 fish for the points and buy a gun for the bigger days over there. Did you have any troubles travelling overland through central america? any more advice? Just thought i'd add, byron is all time at the...