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Sep 26 12 9:14 PM

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I've dipped my toes in the water if you'll allow the turn of phrase. Indeed I am hooked. There are very few things I've found wherein I enjoy being brutalized physically. Its a full body workout and high that I can stay after for many hours at a stretch, and its a killer way to get the blood moving. Sell the studio and become a surf bum? Maybe.

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peter wittmann

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Sep 26 12 10:05 PM

During my 20's and 30's, while living 45 minutes from Santa Cruz, CA via the wicked ride on Highway 17 from Los Gatos to the beach, I surfed quite frequently. While I miss it terribly, being landlocked here in rural Maryland, the bone spurs in each of my shoulders might prevent me from paddling the board out very far. Sigh! 

If you scroll down a bit on this link in my Bizarre thread, there are some surf videos. Enjoy this awesome sport and stay safe.

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Sep 26 12 10:22 PM

Hey Josh, now you have started something. I absolutely love surfing. I am a kneeboarder and have been surfing since i was 25, so a relativity late starter. The music that makes me thing of surfing these days along the lines of Michael Hedges.
Here is my desk top pic of a wave I regularly surf, a 5 min drive out the back from where I live.
The next pic if of my 2nd eldest son Josh, on a wave down the road 15 min....... It only works six foot and above, for the non surfers that's a face hight of 12 ft.


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Sep 26 12 11:25 PM

The closest I've come to surfing (yet) is surf kayaking, which I love.  come to think of it I didn't get out into the waves at all this summer, too busy working.
hmmmm, might need a trip somewhere south this fall or winter.

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Sep 27 12 7:41 AM

I need to start surfing again. we have a good break about 45 min from here and besides the shark population, its a pretty good time. for florida. there is nothing like it. I do need to start up again.

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josh

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Sep 27 12 7:31 PM

Wow. Chris! Your son is amazing. I'm starting awfully late to attain a level where I could do what your son does. Nice to see some of you into it. William, I too love to scuba, though after a very close call 80 feet down I was humbled to the surface for a while. Some friends have been loaning me boards. I've been lookin on craigslist for a nice 7.5 foot funboard. Someone bartered for a soft rack for the car and I have a wetsuit. All I need is board and I am a water dog when the waves are remotely good.

Do any of you have success with earplugs while surfing? That would be an improvement for me. 

Thanks!!!

josh

PS - Terry, there must be some good waves down in Nassau, no?

Joshua Kessler www.Bushwickstudio.com

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Sep 27 12 7:47 PM

Josh, I got my first knee board by bartering. I fixed up a friends guitar, frett dress, new nut and saddle and set the action and he gave me a kneeboard, wetsuit surf lessons and we remain friends for life.
 The ear plugs I use are Doc's Prto Plugs. They are available in various sizes and a good store will have demo models so you can get the right size.


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Sep 27 12 8:09 PM


PS - Terry, there must be some good waves down in Nassau, no?

-josh

Only on this island in the winter, most so in January, when the prevailing winds come out of the north and blow hard.

On a couple of other Bahamian islands, they do surf most parts of the year.

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Sep 29 12 2:08 PM

Oooo Chris, that looks interesting! Actually, that looks sorta silly, but that probably means it works. I think I need to check into that. 

Terry, how far is the studio from the North side of the island? Do you need help there?

Joshua Kessler www.Bushwickstudio.com

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Sep 30 12 4:06 PM

I'm a logger, over 12 years now, went out at midnight last night and surfed Malibu alone under the full moon, sounds more romantic than it was, I prefer daylight, here's of one of my favorites Alex Knost. 

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hallams

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Apr 9 13 5:24 AM

Thought I would revive this thread as I have been doing a lot of surfing lately.
This is a clip from a surfing DVD magazine i used to do the audio post for.

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Apr 9 13 5:36 AM

This vid is of Shipsterns Bluff, south coast Tasmania. It's a mean wave and was first featured on iSurf DVzine but i can't find that clip so this recent clip will do. My son's mate Marti Paradisis has made it his own.


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Apr 9 13 5:51 AM





I'm quite content here at the top of the food chain and try not to do anything to disturb that status quo.





-bill_urick






Hey Bill, you had better give southern NSW a miss when you next visit Australia then:

The Yaroma—A Legend.

The following is one of the many interesting legends current among the old aboriginals inhabiting the south-east coast of New South Wales:—
The Yaroma is a creature closely resembling a man, but of greater stature, and having hair all over the body. Its mouth is large, which enables it to swallow a blackfellow whole, without mastication. There are generally two of these monsters together, and they stand back to back, so that they can see in every direction. Their method of locomotion is by a series of long jumps, and at every jump their feet strike the ground with a loud sudden noise, like the report of a gun or the cracking of a stockwhip.
Yaromas have large, long feet, of a different shape to the feet of a human being. When one of these monsters is heard in the vicinity of a native camp during the evening, the people keep silent and rub their abdomens with their hands, and puff or spit in his direction. Some of the headmen or doctors shout out the name of some locality a long way off, and the Yaroma is supposed to depart to that place. If he cannot be dispersed by this means, the men take sticks which have been lighted in the fire—a stick in each hand—and strike them together to throw out sparks. This usually causes the Yaroma to disappear into the ground, making a flash of light as he does so. If a man he pursued by a Yaroma his only means of escape is to jump into a waterhole and swim about, because these creatures cannot wet their feet. They have long teeth, which they sharpen on rocks in the high ranges; and some of the old men aver that they know of rocks where there still remain marks of this tooth-grinding.
On one occasion a blackfellow went under a large fig-tree to pick up ripe figs which had fallen to the ground, when a Yaroma, who was hidden in a hollow place in the base of the tree, rushed out, and catching hold of the man swallowed him head first. It happened that the man was of unusual length, measuring more than a foot taller than the majority of his countrymen. Owing to this circumstance, the Yaroma was not able to gulp him farther than the calves of his legs, leaving his feet protruding from the monster's mouth, thus keeping it open and allowing the air to descend to the man's nostrils, which saved him from suffocation. The Yaroma soon began to feel a nausea similar to what occurs when a piece of fishbone or other substance gets stuck in one's throat. He went to the bank of the river close by, and took a drink of water to moisten his throat, thinking by this means to suck into his stomach the remainder of his prey, and complete his repast. This was all to no purpose, however, for, becoming sick, the Yaroma vomited the man out on the dry land, just as the whale got rid of Jonah. He was still alive, but feigned to be dead, in order that he might perhaps have a chance of escape. The Yaroma then started away to bring his mates to assist him to carry the dead man to their camp. He wished, however, to make quite sure that the man was dead before he left him, and after going but a short distance he jumped back suddenly; but the man lay quite still. The Yaroma got a piece of grass and tickled the man's feet, and then his nose; but he did not move a muscle. The Yaroma, thinking he was certainly dead, again started away for help, and when he got a good distance off, the man, seeing his opportunity, got up and ran with all his speed into the water close by, and swam to the opposite shore, and so escaped.





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