To Surf or Not To Surf....

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  1. lesofprimus

    lesofprimus Active Member

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    There hasnt been a thread about Surfing here, so I'd thought I'd throw one up and see who salutes....

    As far as I know, only Adrian (Udet) and myself are either Surfers or former Surfers with bad knees..... The pics below are of my board, a WRV (Wave Riding Vehicles) 6'10" Thruster shaped by Manville and purchased at the 17th Street Surf Shop in Virginia Beach, Virginia way back in 1993...

    Stand up and be counted as a TRUE Waterman.... Pics of ur boards are HIGHLY encouraged....
     

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    Nice board Les,

    I must say, I've never even tried it.......and I used to live 20 miles from the ocean.
     
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    Never really surfed, boogey boarded for 10 years though, i used to make skim boards for people when i was in school, that was a lot of fun till you fell:D
     
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    FWIW, Dan, The 17th Street Surf Shop is still there !!

    I have lived eight miles from the Atlantic for 40 years, and have never so
    much as put my big toe in the water. Our beach is too full of riff-raff,
    boom-box noise, hookers and punks.

    Charles
     
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    So..........where do you live? :)
     
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    Eight miles west of the beach front. Small section called Windsor Woods.

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    I surfed for a short time in 1979 - had a Morey Doyle (Don't laugh) and a tri-scag Zephyr, 7' (If I remember). - both were borrowed for the summer. Basically I sucked, but it was a lot of fun - surfed around LA - Hermosa, Redondo, Manhattan
     
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    *sits and wonders when the hell Les took the board out back and got picts*

    being drug off there now, by my KINDA new husband...hopefully I won't get harpooned and rolled back into the briny!!
     
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    :O YOU CAN SURF IN MANHATTAN!!????!! F*ck, I didn't even know there was a beach!!

    Man, I don't get out enough!
     
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    Never tried it before. I would not mind learning though.
     
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    I was waiting for someone to jump on that!

    You could also surf in Brooklyn, except instead of a board, you use a bat! :evil4: Dan could tell ya!!!!!
     
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    Nevermind the Surfboard, looks like a Block archery target back by that fence. What's ya shootin?
     
  13. lesofprimus

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    Custom made job from PSE... Its a Dakota model, but since I use fingers instead of a release, hence the special order...

    On top of that, I only use 2 fingers instead of 3...
     
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    Cool, I'm not up to date on the Compound stuff anymore. Shoot mainly a custom Longbow and Recurve. I'll stop hijacking your surfing thread now.
    Never tried surfing, not fond of drowning as I cannot swim very well and was never comfortable in the water. Tried Sailboarding once, but could not remain verticle very long.
     
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    I cant understand how the Aussies and Kiwis are staying away from this thread....
     
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    Probably all out surfing somewhere.
     
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    Too busy building scale models that win trophys at model expo's.....
    Not to mention working, family, kids.... that sort of thing.

    Charles
     
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    Never touched a surf board in my life,...will stick to model building, thanks!
     
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    I live on a peninsula with heap of great surfing back beaches.
    Then on a place called Phillip island a beach named Woolami attracts a ton of people, cant move when a tournament is going.
    Then on the other side of the city (Melbourne) is Bells beach, one of the greatest in the world.
    My cousin is very big surfy, just turned 40 and still going strong.

    Still on my to do list funnily enough.
     
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    The Austrailian National Sport is supposed to be Surfing..... U Vickies and ur non-Nationalism make me sick... All those damn fine waves and none of u pukes use em....
     
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