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  1. Chilly Willy

    Some size in NJ January 17, 2022

    One of my coworkers sent me a video of his one wave from Monday. He said he got denied on his first paddle out, then sat on the sand watching that wave for about an hour, and then paddled out again. He said he battled it for a while before finally catching one single wave. A buddy happened to...
  2. Chilly Willy

    SIDEWALK SURFING- discussions

    I got it complete this past summer from a local shop (Beach House in Bay Head, NJ -- owned by @njrider on here). They've got a nice little supply of different models. I considered building my own deck and then swapping the trucks/wheels onto it anytime I wanted to ride this particular bowl...
  3. Chilly Willy

    Strap those boards down tight

    YIKES! That was a close one. It always irks me when I've got a board on the roof and the driver behind me insists on driving too close. They are either clueless or really trust my ability to tie my boards down. Of course I'm always careful about securing my board, but you just never know...
  4. Chilly Willy

    SIDEWALK SURFING- discussions

    It's funny you posted this -- I tried something semi-similar this weekend on my surfskate. I went back to that bowl in the woods from my previous post with the thought that maybe I could drop in and then immediately bottom turn back into the wall and surf the transitions like a wave. I was...
  5. Chilly Willy

    Your life outside of surfing

    I'm a 43 year old computer guy. Married, no children. I started working in NYC as a Flash programmer (remember Flash?) but soon found myself displaced into a Jersey Shore school district's IT department where I've now been for 20 years. When I came here, I accepted a 50% pay cut in exchange...
  6. Chilly Willy

    Looking for WAVE Set remakes

    Ahh, yeah. That's the one that I have. The quality wasn't all that great and like you said, flexible to the point where it was almost unrideable.
  7. Chilly Willy

    Looking for WAVE Set remakes

    Hey Eric, I've got one for you -- I got it from that eBay guy. Black molded G&S Hy-Performance style. No longer using it so it's yours if you want it.
  8. Chilly Willy

    Web cams: hate them or love them?

    HA! I do this exact thing to my coworker as often as I can and really find joy in it for some reason.
  9. Chilly Willy

    Web cams: hate them or love them?

    I have definitely had that exact scenario happen. I love the benefit that surf cams offer me and hate the benefit they give everyone else. Overall, I have to admit that I like them for the convenience and to let me know if it's worth carving out time for the surf check process (which...
  10. Chilly Willy

    For those little, tiny, teeny, itty, bitty, weeny days?

    8'6" is definitely not long enough, but I don't think you need to go ridiculously long. I'd mostly want something with flat rocker and designed to be a good trimmer so you can zoom through any sections. For me (5'8"/140), 9'6" is plenty long and makes a substantial difference from something in...
  11. Chilly Willy

    Bummed on Vaquero

    I thought the same. Still want to try one myself. But it's always interesting hearing the flipside about when it's not a love connection.
  12. Chilly Willy

    How was your surf today?....share your stoke!

    Yeah! 60 in January, glassy, chest to head high. No complaints there!
  13. Chilly Willy

    How was your surf today?....share your stoke!

    Here's a little stoker from this past week. For the past 15 years, I've been trying to talk a longtime surf buddy into trying winter surfing. Every winter she says she's going to try it and even went so far as to buy all the winter wetsuit gear, but she always gets "cold feet" at the thought...
  14. Chilly Willy

    For those of you that count, how’d you do last year?

    2020 was about 45-50 for me. 2021 started strong with 20 sessions by the end of April, but I only ended up with about 42-45 in the end. My focus was blurred when I started skateboarding again, which made me a lot choosier about what days I wanted to commit to the surf check. Incidentally, it...
  15. Chilly Willy

    First impressions on a v.Bowls

    The 7'4" and 8'4" vBowls both have their merits. Both are all about smooth speed and excellent turning. The 8'4" feels more like the longboard's lighter, more youthful little brother (but not at all like an HP longboard) -- it picks up much smaller waves and can has a nice little back to front...
  16. Chilly Willy

    Shaper thread (show us what you are shaping)

    Beaut! Man, you are really prolific. You're really churning them out! How many have you shaped at this point? Do you find that you've gotten past the thinking stage where you're operating on auto pilot instead of considering every step of the process that you're about to do?
  17. Chilly Willy

    Shaper thread (show us what you are shaping)

    Beautiful board! Really clean look and looks incredibly fun. Nicely done!
  18. Chilly Willy

    Thanks to Longboard Master

    Here here! (Or is it hear hear? Too lazy to look it up.)
  19. Chilly Willy

    SIDEWALK SURFING- discussions

    That's awesome!!! Your spot is light years ahead of mine, but an awesome suggestion and something to consider regardless. Good luck, and hopefully they give you the green light! Also, so funny. I have a similar saying: "If you don't ask, they can't say yes." I think the world needs people...
  20. Chilly Willy

    SIDEWALK SURFING- discussions

    Good luck with your local spot! I'm all for preservation for historical spots. Looking forward to hearing more about it! Answering some of your questions: Unfortunately, I haven't found any pictures anywhere of people skating this one (and I have searched countless times). I don't doubt that...

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