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Have you ever had the opportunity to meet a legend in a hobby, sport or activity that you love? Attending any Surf Expo event (Sept. or Jan.) you are bound to see some known industry leaders from surfboard shapers, surfers and others. Last January it was Tony Little who pumps up the nutrition and exercise products and this year Shaun Tomson was there again adding credibility to the sports main exposition of the year. One year, the Gulf of Mexico had waves around the time of the expo and as I paddled in the water, Shaun Tomson paddled right by...

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What is the best older vehicle you think was the best way to get to the surf? Below is a Chevy Handyman I came across in Maryland back in November. When I first saw it, I thought it was a Nomad. To me, it looks like a later version of the Woody! It got me to thinking about the characteristics of getting a vehicle if you are a surfer. Here are some things I look for: I like height so when I am on the highway, I can see vehicle activity ahead of me … I feel safer when I...

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It’s that wonderful time of year when gift giving is in the air! Surfers love to be showered with surfing related gifts during the Holidays. I have received surfing ornaments, surfboard shaped beach towels, a new beach chair, a backpack to take on surf trips and much more! A new surfboard, wetsuit, board bag for a day trip or International travel. How about a vacation package, arranging for ten of your favorite surfers buddies to join him or her in the wave pool at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon in Orlando! It’s a blast … with ten people, it costs about $120...

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Is there a conflict between surfers and paddle boarders? I stayed away from Paddle boarding for longer than I should have although I was encouraged by my closest friends and fellow surfers. Why was I so stuck in my purest thought of surfing is the only way? I have always been one to encourage trying new ideas, doing something different. My first take was that I did not have the cash but have since bought two used paddle boards for about $600 each! Then there was the idea of using it to paddle surf or cruise on flat water for amazing...

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Today’s technology has really improved  the wetsuit for the water enthusiast. It has never been better, more comfortable and with more flexibility to surf when it’s cold! Remember – you are wearing a wetsuit to keep warm! As you add thickness to the suit, your flexibility will decrease. After several hours of surfing, your arms and shoulders feel the choice you make with a wetsuit. Features to look for: superstretch neoprene, interior lined thermal fabric, waterproof zippers, glued and blind-stitched seams, fusion tape for exterior seams and, possibly some extra padding on the knees and chest. Prices on wetsuits do vary and there are some lines...

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