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It was great to see everyone at Malibu. I got a couple of great waves. Thanks to Andersonfan for letting me try the JFII. Mario and Co. nice to finally see you guys, Little Al, I saw you as I was going in, maybe we'll be properly introduced next time. Dewey, good to see you out there so soon after your surgery, Bobby, It was fun seeing you and "Nadine" on your home turf. I'm running on ~ 45 min. of sleep so sorry if I'm forgetting someone. I won't be there Sat. or Sun. hope you guys have a great time. Sorry if I dropped in on anyone,I tried not to (except for my last wave and that punk shortboarder:D). Hope everyone got good waves as the tide lowered.

A friend sent this to me. Looks like a great movie. Anyone have any info?

Looking for feedback from riders who can compare and contrast the boards. About to pulll the trigger on a pintail and it will be one of these two. Have ridden the Tak, but never the Hornet. Board will see action primarily in south Orange County CA and Scorpion. Any and all input appreciated.
Austin restored my DaCat recently. It's working it's way back up from Va Beach as we speak. People who have seen it already are raving about it. So I'm starting this thread to pressure Austin into posting a few pics because I can't wait until it gets to me, but also, I want everyone on the Forum to see what an awsome job Austin does with restorations. This guy is an incredible craftsman!

Let's see 'em, Austin!
Here we go again......

Surfboard Swap/Sale - Sunday October 12th 9am-???

In front of:
Beach House Surf Shop
517 Main Avenue 08742
Bay Head, NJ

Due to repeated requests, we are going to do it up again. Tell your friends, spread the word and lets get some buyers there. Please PM me with a list of boards you hope to bring. The first swap had a lot more interest because people had a better idea of what was going to be there. Come on down and buy/sell/trade your gear.

I will have the following (if I don't sell it between now and then):
5'11" Zippi Fish
12' Velzy Surftech Paddleboard (prone)
9'6" 60s Malibu pop-out
Weber grill with burgers and dogs.

We are working on reserving/renting a big tent in case there is bad weather. If we need the tent, we will need some donations to help pay for the rental.
Today (9/11) offers Americans a sense of commonality, much the same way that surfing does.

It is good to share ideas, without focusing, at least for a minute, on the things that might otherwise separate us. What happened seven years ago does that - makes us realize the existence of, and foster a shared experience with each other.

There are many public servants on this particular forum from firemen and policemen to teachers to soldiers. And today we remember, painfully, the unhappy occurences on the East Coast seven years ago; but also, that we share a common understanding beneath much of the political and social fray of today.

We are brought together to a happy, even momentary understanding.. as surfing can bring folks together for a good moment here and there..

I am enclosing a photo, one of the difficult outcomes from this new world we live in.. one of several buddies coming home.

Warm regards on 9/11,
To everyone on the TX coast, be safe!
From Iraq,

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Thoughts and prayers for anyone on the Texas coast. Watch out for a last day north turn from the current tracks. Be careful guys - it's going to be a big one!
On wetsand, the fin guide says: "Rake can also aid in noseriding by hooking into the curl." It gives this example:


Meanwhile, a fin-theory vid on youtube specifically recommends *against* rake and comes down firmly on the side of a pivot fin such as:

So I guess my question is: lots of rake or very little rake or, as seems likely, does it just come down to board, wave and personal preference?

I ask because I'm just starting to get toward the nose and I'm feeling a lot of wobble as I get up there -- though that may be more a function of lack of skill than the fin or anything else. I ride point and reef breaks only and, in fact, am riding an 11-2 stand-up-paddle board with a 9.5" Farberow Flex fin in it. (Though I ride a SUP, I figured you guys here would know more about fins for a long board than anyone else). Thoughts, anyone? Would one fin be better for a noseriding beginner than another fin? Etc?

Does Lance still have his shop in El Segundo?
After years of riding nothing but longboards. I rode a 7ft foot egg in beach chop yesterday and loved the ability of being able to perform quick turns on the face of the wave once again.

Almost forgot what it felt like to be able to make quick turns, since I have not really ridden a shorter board since the early 80s.

would like opinions on a 7ft egg and who makes the best eggs at this range.

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