Yes very lucky.
Dr. Rogerio , Roger contacted me to find out how I was. Great bloke.
He asked when I was coming out again, the surf is pumping!
Not for a long time. It's going to take a lot for me to overcome my fear of that spot.
And most of you lot wouldn't bat an eyelid at surfing those...
I went local for the 10'longboard. Gave him my 9'6 Weber and asked him to make a 10' copy.
BUT, surfing a classic secret spot in Portugal (not on a longboard) I got caught inside by the set from hell. From a fun 5' to a well over 12' , 5 wave set.
Semiluxated (particularly dislocated) my hip...
I had a PT Cruiser as it happens!
I loved it! Just couldn't fit the dog in the back. Looked great with a board on top
A real marmite car I think.
Well thanks all for your kind help and advice. Much appreciated.
I've gone and ordered a 10'Magic tuflite (I'm used to surftechs, had them for nearly...
Here in Wales, UK, most waves are slower and fatter.
I've been using the 9'6 in Portugal where the waves are steeper, faster and a lot more powerful. I think I've been concentrating on not falling off etc than turns and noseriding etc.
Anyway the main point of the bigger board is to get back...
Thanks all for your kind help.
I'll let you know how i get on.
If anyone, God forbid, does their Achilles and wants help regarding my experience please let me know.
My physio could only give limited advice.
Has anyone any experience with Walden Magic tuflites.
I've used a 9'6", I found it a bit hard to turn and nose ride. But I'm not by any means a good surfer.
I've left the 9'6 in Portugal where the waves are steeper and faster. In the meantime I'm recovering from a snapped Achilles and am...
The problem is,
I hate SUPs!
I don't want to be seen on one. I know it sounds pathetic but I'd rather sit in a dark room that have anything to do with those things. Too many numpties dropping in, ocean owning, name calling etc.
Thanks all for the input.
My heart is saying neo classic, I love the look of them.
My head is saying Walden or NSP because of greater volume, about 10L. And maybe more user friendly.
When I pop up on my 9'6" my Achilles back leg feels like a lump of lead, that's 8 months post injury.
Many thanks everyone.
Yes Ive been working on popping up.
Just lost paddling fitness and both legs weak but the Achilles one really skinny and weak.
Since covid my local spot is so busy. All kinds of floating craft , but also an influx of young fit good longboarders. Wave catching competition is...
Please can someone help.
I'm so undecided about a 10ft longboard, it's 10ft following a snapped Achilles. A Walden magic tuflite, a CJ Nelson neo classic or a NSP Sleepwalker. All 10ft.
I've read varying reports of the Nelson, edges catching. Also it's the lowest volume 84l.
I've got a...