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by Kulharin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: 2016 Ripcurl flashbomb 5.5mm vs new flasbomb 5mm
Replies: 2
Views: 128

2016 Ripcurl flashbomb 5.5mm vs new flasbomb 5mm

I was looking at a 2016 ripcurl flashbomb 5.5mm that I can get for 20% off... looks like it was discontinued and the new 5mm has more E5 lining coverage that now includes the chest and the arms... Any idea how this would compare for warmth, flexibility and weight? I owned an older flashbomb 5mm from...
by Kulharin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast
Replies: 64
Views: 2006

Re: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast

Yah, solo. I did my last 2 mexican trips and the costa rica trip solo. The first trip to Baja I had rented a car not a 4x4 or AWD and plus I had a foot injury and it was shortly after that massive cat 4 storm crippled the entire region so I stayed pretty close to the Todos Santos area... with a side...
by Kulharin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast
Replies: 64
Views: 2006

Re: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast

I'm scared of getting lost in the desert on some random dirt road if I take a wrong turn and then die horribly. There do seem to be a number of breaks north of La Pastora, but in the middle of no where quite aways from the highways
by Kulharin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast
Replies: 64
Views: 2006

Re: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast

At least I get a response here. Other forums not as much.
by Kulharin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast
Replies: 64
Views: 2006

Re: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast

Maybe northern winter south of the equator that’s true...
by Kulharin
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1905
Views: 279662

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

I live in Canada and owned a 5mm rip curl flashbomb that lasted me 3 years and kept me warm even in winter... Then I switched to a 5mm xcel revolt and was incredibly disappointed with it's warmth compared to the flashbomb... doesn't even come close.
by Kulharin
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast
Replies: 64
Views: 2006

Re: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast

So that would be March? Is it true the water is quite a bit cooler that time of year?
by Kulharin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast
Replies: 64
Views: 2006

Re: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast

Hawaii is two flights for me and usually 50 percent more expensive to fly, as well as a lot more expensive when you get there for food, car rental and accommodation. But yes I will make it there again sooner or later.
by Kulharin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast
Replies: 64
Views: 2006

Re: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast

Well the appeal of Baja is very cheap direct flights; 4.5 hours and boom I'm in Mexico, no fuss, no lay overs. I spent a week there one November but was injured at the time and couldn't surf very well... couple that with the surf being small and very blown out by 10am to sunset every day. I did get ...
by Kulharin
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast
Replies: 64
Views: 2006

Re: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast

That's too far; I can fly 4 hours direct to Mexico... away from my cold ass ocean.
by Kulharin
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast
Replies: 64
Views: 2006

Good month for Baja Sur - Pacific West Coast

Hello, So when is on average a good time to bank on a 1-2 week trip to Baja in the Todos Santos area? I went for a week mid Novemeber a few years ago and this surf was very small and heavily blown out all day, every day. Bad luck? It seems on average the area either gets a lot of on shore wind, or n...
by Kulharin
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: October; Hawaii... Oregon to California... or Nova Scotia?
Replies: 1
Views: 529

October; Hawaii... Oregon to California... or Nova Scotia?

Enlighten me! ... Please. I'm am considering travelling to one of these destinations for a couple weeks from the 1st to 3rd week of October (2 weeks). I live in Western Canada. California would be a road trip, the others would be a flight. Originally this was going to be in September and the Califor...
by Kulharin
Sat May 20, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Why does the big island not get love for surfing?
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Why does the big island not get love for surfing?

I've visited Kauai, though I was a bit injured and a newb back then. Got some good times at Polihale and Hanalei and I would love to go back to Kauai. Maui seemed like it had a lot of potential when I was there during late Nov to early Dec... but the north shore was blown out while I was there; It w...
by Kulharin
Wed May 17, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Why does the big island not get love for surfing?
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Why does the big island not get love for surfing?

I read and hear often that surfing on the Big Island isn't nearly as good as the other major islands of Hawaii... What's the reason for that; given the size of the island I would figure there would be a lot of options? Lack of breaks? lack of quality? lack of consistency? A lot of people say if surf...
by Kulharin
Sun May 07, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Hawaii or Costa Rica Mid April - Early May
Replies: 26
Views: 5343

Re: Hawaii or Costa Rica Mid April - Early May

Playa Grande, Tamarindo, Avenallas, Playa Negra, Junquillal, Marbella and Nosara.
by Kulharin
Sat May 06, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Hawaii or Costa Rica Mid April - Early May
Replies: 26
Views: 5343

Re: Hawaii or Costa Rica Mid April - Early May

The surf was ok, warm water was a treat but the surf wasn't anything better than Vancouver Island while I was there; likely because I missed the good winds which shifted the day after I got there, and almost every day around 8:30 strong onshore winds would begin and not let up until the sun went dow...
by Kulharin
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Hawaii or Costa Rica Mid April - Early May
Replies: 26
Views: 5343

Re: Hawaii or Costa Rica Mid April - Early May

Well I arrive the morning of the 18th... It's a long way off but looks like the weather, winds and humidity may immediately turn less ideal the day after I arrive... I guess I shouldn't put much stock in forecasts beyond a week though... still bit of a bummer to see that. https://weather.com/weather...
by Kulharin
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Hawaii or Costa Rica Mid April - Early May
Replies: 26
Views: 5343

Re: Hawaii or Costa Rica Mid April - Early May

Ok thanks... The long range weather forecast beyond Easter (while still a long ways off and prolly subject to change) looks like I'll be rolling in at the beginning throws of the wet season, calling for a chance of afternoon thunderstorms over a number of days and slightly cooler temperatures. Is th...