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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:01 am

I always feel clumsy in boots.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:04 am

Grooter wrote:
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I'm not a fan of them either but in frigid water they really become essential to help ward off the baby cow cramps. And as Trev says they save on wax and improve your grip on the board. Most surfers in Santa Cruz wear them because along with the cold you often walk out across rocks and there is always broken glass and shit on the road/sidewalk.

I hate wearing gloves as they just tire my arms faster but on very cold days in bigger swells they have come in handy gripping onto a longboard trying to duck under a steam train of white water bearing down on you.
Those stairs at Steamer Lane look like you could get seriously smashed trying to walk up in a large swell. Guess you could just paddle down to Cowells.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:30 am

Thud wrote:
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I like to wear goggles in the surf. Saves on getting dry contact lenses.

Is there anything worse than unnecessary booties or rubber for perceived cold. Booties in Queensland, really?
They're for feel.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:32 am

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There’s something about injecting unnecessary comfort into a sport like surfing. It’s takes away from being in the elements.
The cold doesn't worry me.
Never did.

Even in Sydney.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:32 am

Trev wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:30 am
Thud wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:25 am
I like to wear goggles in the surf. Saves on getting dry contact lenses.

Is there anything worse than unnecessary booties or rubber for perceived cold. Booties in Queensland, really?
They're for feel.
Nerve damage. Remember?
I said unnecessary
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:49 am

Thud wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:32 am
Trev wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:30 am
Thud wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:25 am
I like to wear goggles in the surf. Saves on getting dry contact lenses.

Is there anything worse than unnecessary booties or rubber for perceived cold. Booties in Queensland, really?
They're for feel.
Nerve damage. Remember?
I said unnecessary
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:56 am

steve shearer wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 5:14 am
Are you in California now Boo?

Santa Cruz area?
Yep. Living in San Mateo county but working in Santa Cruz. Pick a break on the way down.

Been here about a month, but had to go to Sweden for 2 weeks of that.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:00 pm

Feltons not a bad little town re: real estate
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:07 pm

Hotel we stayed in the second time we hit Santa Cruz had a Jack O’Neill Bar and signed O’Niell surfboards along the corridor in the lobby. Talk about Surfie Stuff.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:27 pm

alakaboo wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:56 am
steve shearer wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 5:14 am
Are you in California now Boo?

Santa Cruz area?
Yep. Living in San Mateo county but working in Santa Cruz. Pick a break on the way down.

Been here about a month, but had to go to Sweden for 2 weeks of that.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:37 pm

You can hit Mavericks. Sonoma is worth a visit if you feel like a bit of a countryside drive, history and wine. We went to the Sequoia Forest East of Santa Cruz when we were down there too. Surfed at Pleasure Point.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:55 pm

Getting there. Moving into our house over the next week or so.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Grooter » Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:19 am

Beanpole wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:04 am

Those stairs at Steamer Lane look like you could get seriously smashed trying to walk up in a large swell. Guess you could just paddle down to Cowells.
I nearly got obliterated on the stairs at Jacks at high tide on a big swell earlier this year, my board took the brunt of it.

Steamer Lane on a big swell is a whole different story, I'm too old/fat to take that on
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by jimmy » Fri Jul 22, 2022 2:13 am

alakaboo wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:55 pm
Getting there. Moving into our house over the next week or so.
Which school are the girls going to?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by offshore1 » Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:22 am

jimmy wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2022 2:13 am
alakaboo wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:55 pm
Getting there. Moving into our house over the next week or so.
Which school are the girls going to?
Stanford.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:09 am

jimmy wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2022 2:13 am
alakaboo wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:55 pm
Getting there. Moving into our house over the next week or so.
Which school are the girls going to?
Typical Sydney Question. You can take the boy out of Sydney……
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:10 am

Grooter wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:19 am
Beanpole wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:04 am

Those stairs at Steamer Lane look like you could get seriously smashed trying to walk up in a large swell. Guess you could just paddle down to Cowells.
I nearly got obliterated on the stairs at Jacks at high tide on a big swell earlier this year, my board took the brunt of it.

Steamer Lane on a big swell is a whole different story, I'm too old/fat to take that on
Looks fun when it’s smaller. They had a mal comp on when we were there.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:25 am

My youngest daughter just got back from a trip visiting relos in California. She’s been going since she was born. She’s a bit older now and her take was she didn’t like it anymore. Mainly because of the large amount of homelessness in LA and San Francisco, the clear divisional changes magnified under Trump and the seemingly soulless existence of every day Americans. She stayed up at Santa Cruz for about the fourth time and found it was still a colder sea side pier town sprinkled with ex hippies and drug addicts. Gave it a “ok”. To note a large drug problem, her cousin died or a heroin overdose a few years back. Decent kid just a bit lost there.
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