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Any Surfers Out There??

froggyrn1ffroggyrn1 Posts: 90
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Water Cooler
Hey kids. Just thought it'd be nice to connect with others who might be in the same boat (or board :D ) as me. I live in Redondo Beach, California and grew up surfing all over the South Bay.
I miss surfing sooooo much, and I'm hoping to be able to get wet again sometime in the very near future. I feel like my world is so small without it, and like my main outlet for stress relief has been swept away with the tide.
So, my point is to start a discussion on best surf adventures, including where it was at, what kind of break, and what made the experience so memorable.
Of course, all water sport peep's are invited to contribute too!!! Anyone with a good story, really 8>
~Lauren
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  • I do the boogie board on occasion.

    B)

    Cheers, Mate
  • Hiya Mate!
    Thanks for being the ONLY one to respond. Any good stories to share? Shark attacks up there in the bay or anything??
    ~L
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  • Actually, almost every year here features a clash between the Sharks and the Surfers and I'm not talking hockey. So far, I think the Sharks have won every encounter. I guess it's a mobility thing, healthy spine or not, for the Surfers.

    ;)

    I stick to the shallows, as in 3 feet and less. You can't pay me to swim beyond visual clarity of depth. Yes, they call me Chicken of the Sea in these parts.

    :D

    Cheers, Mate
  • lauren- I used to body surf and I loved it! I got drug to the ocean floor a few times and got some serious sand scrapes..ouch.. :''( Gotta watch the undertow. I sure miss it though....jade
  • Awww see Mate, its cool to have something to show for your adventures! And you gotta share, how do you boogie board in 3 feet of water?? LOL!
    Jade~I hope you get to experience the awesome power of the ocean someday again :) Where did you use to body surf? Any favorite places?
    ~Lauren
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  • Lauren,
    The Gulf-coast just does not have the waves for surfing.
  • My favorite is Stinson Beach, north of the Golden Gate Bridge on the Pacific coast. I tend to go about 2 times a year, typically when it gets hot enough in San Francisco to motivate me. It is a big enough beach with white sands, basketball courts, and a nice mountain backdrop.

    The water in all Bay Area beaches is relatively cold, mandating a wet suit almost all of the time if you spend significant time in the water. As I am not in the water to long and don't go far for challenging the sharks, speedos are enough for me.

    ;)

    About 8 years ago when my brother visited, we were wading and spotted pilot whales. The surfers were oblivious. My brother and I decided not to indulge our fascination, looking for ladies that perhaps needed rescuing. None were to be found and, despite looking all day long, our quest went unfulfilled.

    :D

    Actually, I am a lot more intrepid when I visit Hawaii. The water is clear and most important of all...lots of people are in the water. If a tiger shark should materialize, there are lots of snacking options besides moi.

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    Cheers, Mate
  • lauren- I used to body surf at Daytona Beach..Just like mom says though- It's alot of fun till someone gets hurt.. :T
    There are alot of riptides there so you gotta be careful. :))) jade
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,348
    Been there a few times, have a close friend that has a condo down there. Also in Pensacola, talk about Shark attacks. Haevnt heard any this year, but in the past 3 years there were more than there every has been.
    Though some of them were just careless. Wading in water with fishing bait on their belts! Now that wasnt too smart.

    Closest I've come to a Shark, were Sand Sharks on the North Shore (Stony Brook) of Long Island, NY
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • you frequent Pensacola? Panama City has been my most popular destination ever since I was a kid. My grandfather moved not far from PC so going to the beach and seeing him would be done in same trip. It's closest to me also. Gulf coast beaches are pretty but do not have big waves.
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