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  1. #4501
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    Sounds like a delicacy.

    Surfed LS yesterday on a small, but decent enough little ME swell. Fun to get in both sides of the Atlantic. Headed down now for another session before turning in the rental NSP 9.6. Man that board blows. But it still slides across water.

    Tried to get in touch w Rog, but my phone is failing at text since coming back from France. Thanks ATT.

    Looks like slim pickings this week. Glad I got a few.

  2. #4502
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    Maybe next time call him.... just saying..... lombok going off recently

  3. #4503
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    Nothing in Bocas or PV. Yes, PV is sketchy. Surfed a little, but mostly sloppy beach breaks on rental boards. Fun place, but I think I'll try other places in Central before going back to Panama. It rained every fuckin day

  4. #4504
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    Things have finally slowed down around here. Friday was great, surfed the hb cliffs at a foot overhead and fun. I was getting lined up 100 yard lefts. Saturday and Sunday were smaller but still fun, surfed tower 68 in Newport. The water is around 70

  5. #4505
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    Anyone else get some today...?

    ^^^^some folks love those areas (and they tend to be more of a winter locale), but I much prefer visiting else where when Iíve only a week or so of surf window. Much rather be in the water daily in decent surf over surfing two days of excellent surf out of ten with nothing.


    Whitey, Because you care so much (and it really is heartwarming) should have said phone is fucted. But that is being worked on. And he lives down the street, so Iím pretty sure we will cross paths. Or not.

    Surf has stayed in the micro fun range all day yesterday. Fun body surfing with my nephews and son. Now headed to the wild kingdom to experience some fun road carnie style of rides.

    Pacific looks to have mellowed. While Iíd love to return to a fun swell, lack there of makes it much easier to achieve other goals that need to be complete by end of August.

  6. #4506
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    Just got back from a weekend in San Jose del Cabo with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday. Turns out she was born a week too late, but lengthy longboard rides in trunks is pretty nice too.

  7. #4507
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    So, Iím heading east for the first time since I started surfing. I probably wonít surf at all unless I visit friends in NYC. Any suggestions for renting a board at rockaways? And where exactly to surf?

  8. #4508
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    Not sure where to rent, but last I heard they have a shop with Torq boards.

    92nd St.

    It is basically where the jetties end and the pillions begin. It forms a nice little sand point style break at low tide. Steeper beach break style at high tide.

    If it gets crowded, on smaller (which it typically is) days you can usually find a Jetty a little east that has a decent left and no one on it.

    Subway stop three blocks away. Just may sure you get on the correct A line.

  9. #4509
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    Sweet, thanks OTT. Iíll report back if I make it. In the meantime I will root for a hurricane that does not kill anyone or leave them homeless.

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    According to a friend, Boarders on Beach 92nd St rents boards, but no Torq. But they do have NSP hard tops. He said kind of pricey, but not sure how much exactly.

    He suggested maybe Breakwater, which is further west (?). Worth an internet search and phone call.

    Depends on what you are looking for. If you just want to get wet, the NSP are okay longboards from my experience in ME last week.

    Torq boards are not awesome (very stiff flex) but offer some decent shapes. I was on. 5.10 ModPod which was fun to ride, if a bit too much foam for head high plus short period beach break.

    Btw, A train to Broad Channel and then Shuttle train to Rockaway Park. Far Rockaway goes easy on the island and the first stop is pretty Far East of 92nd

    Surf can be decent in either direction, but seems better as you head west toward Jacob Riis (at least that how it was 26 years ago).

  11. #4511
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    Sweet. Most likely Iíll just want to get wet for the novelty of surfing in NYC. Iíve ridden the NSP boards too; kind of crappy but good enough for what Iím looking to do.

  12. #4512
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    Surfed NYC last summer...not exactly sure where we were. Did it for the novelty with my Manhattan and Brooklyn friends, and ended up scoring waist high and offshore for a good 30-45 minutes before the tide killed it haha

  13. #4513
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    If my week in SD had been waist high and offshore I would have been quite happy, but instead of it was ankle high and nearly unrideable. Surfed twice, good to get wet!

  14. #4514
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    Throwing it out there...mini simmons for NE surfing. I want one...do I need one? There are times I think a short, maneuverable, floaty board would be ideal. any one got one?

  15. #4515
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    JorLon, you may have better luck trying to find a good rental board in Atlantic Beach or Long Beach. Both very close to Rockaway

  16. #4516
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    Will you have a car Jorian? Would want one to got to LB. but then youíd have options of swell hits. Reefs and coves out at Montauk, but several hours drive. Jones has a nice right wedge. Handles a westerly Wind better than others. Wind, swell would then dictate best options.

    Jtran, not sure where you surfed, but what I like about 92nd St is that it is the least tide dependent. Seems to always be a wave around there as long as there is swell.

  17. #4517
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    Quick Q for you surf folk since I'm completely clueless. I've got a 9' santa cruz charger that's been used a whopping 6 times, and I'm going to try to sell it locally in San Diego (I'm moving back to the east and can't bring it with me). What sort of price point should I be asking for?
    It's one of these suckers: https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/9-ft-0...classic-827760

  18. #4518
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    Quote Originally Posted by alev View Post
    Throwing it out there...mini simmons for NE surfing. I want one...do I need one? There are times I think a short, maneuverable, floaty board would be ideal. any one got one?
    I have three. They work, as a quad, but I think the MS was kind of a flash in the pan redo. I surfed a 5'2" before I went on my Mini Simmons journey. It was like a skateboard. Unless you can surf one in the right dimensions and know for sure you want it, I'd feel safer going with a Lost Couch Potato, CI Biscuit, Firewire SP/BP or the like. At least your resale value will be better.
    Last edited by BS720; 08-10-2018 at 11:04 PM.
    "Yo!! Brentley! Ya wanna get faded before work?"

  19. #4519
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    Anyone else get some today...?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMtnBob View Post
    Quick Q for you surf folk since I'm completely clueless. I've got a 9' santa cruz charger that's been used a whopping 6 times, and I'm going to try to sell it locally in San Diego (I'm moving back to the east and can't bring it with me). What sort of price point should I be asking for?
    It's one of these suckers: https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/9-ft-0...classic-827760
    $600. Maybe $700. But you might need to wait for the right buyer. Do you have a leash, bag, fins, etc that did not come with original board? Assuming it usually sells for $900 plus tax.

    Look it over carefully in a well lit area. If you can confirm absolutely no dings (pressure and partial cracks included) you may be able to ask more.

    If you want to get rid of it quickly, sell it to a mag for $400.

  20. #4520
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    John delivered some fun surf up here. Anyone down south go for a look see? Waist to shoulder high. Maybe a few head high sets. Surfed the egg, but ended up on a few that had me wishing I was on my short board. Only had an hour, but the egg style waves were pretty consistent. Fun day back at home.

    Had been grabbing long board waves on the point the previous three days. Those were pretty damn fun too.

  21. #4521
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    Thanks all! Iíll be staying with a friend in jersey city for a couple days week after next. No car but a bike. Heís taking me sailing one day and then likely the other Iíll take a train part way and bike the rest to rockaway. Just surfing for the sake of it. Maybe stop for Spumoni Gardens on the way. Maybe Russian social clubbing on the way back.

  22. #4522
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    Anyone else get some today...?

    You can also surf Jersey. Needs more east in the swell. Does better on a north. Generally. Likes a West Wind.

    Rockaway picks up a fair amount of south and southeast considering how ticked in it is. High rises nearby funnel most northerly winds off shore.

    John delivered this morning. Finally got a session on the shortboard. Weak shoulder high waves across the outside. Thumps chest high barrels on the inside. Fun.

  23. #4523
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    Quote Originally Posted by alev View Post
    Throwing it out there...mini simmons for NE surfing. I want one...do I need one? There are times I think a short, maneuverable, floaty board would be ideal. any one got one?
    I have one. They're kind of a fun novelty but they're terrible at turning and it's like riding a skateboard. I much prefer my twin keel fish to my Simmons. They're not terrible but if you're looking to grovel I think there's better options.

  24. #4524
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post

    Jtran, not sure where you surfed, but what I like about 92nd St is that it is the least tide dependent. Seems to always be a wave around there as long as there is swell.
    I just looked at a map. We went to Long Beach. Just surfed at one of those jetty's somewhere central

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