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Here you go laker, = CChuckj
I was responding to his posting.
My second to last picture showed Charles’ adjustable foot strap. He only uses one strap to accommodate both feet.
I liked the setup, because it provided multiple adjustments when ever the strap needed to be moved.
Here you go Charles… a blast from my past and perhaps your current Infinity Waveski. I did like your easy to adjust foot strap setup.
It was a long drive to beach from Bellevue, but the scenery was great to view once I arrived at Westport, WA.
Different Bob is Costa Rica
Here is the latest link to Paddle Surf Magazine for your viewing pleasure, as winter will eventually give way to Spring. Check out page 31 which has an article about 2015 C-Street Ventura Paddle Surf Championship.
Have a safe New Year and experience some great adventures on the water with your friends.
It has been awhile since I last posted (Mar 2015), just wanted to let you guys know…
I still have the desire to waveski and will keep you informed, now that I’m fully retired.
Here is another site that sells pretty good gear for Triathlon (swimming), and they have great sales.
I have two of their suits that I worn last summer, and I just purchased a Vortex suit that has orange panels for greater visibility.
I have been buying NRS Hydro Skin products since 2012, during their closeout sales.
What I like about them the most, is if I’m wearing a wetsuit, I use them as an undergarments to help peel off the suit without any assistance and wear them alone during the warmer day.
One time, I was in a hurry and didn’t put them on under my wetsuit, and after I got my wetsuit off, I promised myself not to do that again.
P.S.: Waveski rollover training sessions will start next month, after spending time with some great kids and vets to give the kayakers and others a laugh…
I posted my initial thoughts on the Facebook page, and recommended Hawaii for the initial one to draw more International and USA participants and others wanting to see this venue.
R/Surflineup (Aloha Bound if it comes to pass)
Here is the some additional thoughts by Merv Larson and others about his ride that day for your information.
Haven’t gone waveskiing yet because of a community project I have been working on since May 24. This was a stealth project, and a number of people thought I was a city employee. I had to use all hand tools, no chainsaws or powered equipment allowed ditch cleanout blades and hand shears only, to avoid potential liability and environmental issues.
The city property has been abandon for over 50 years and I recognized it as a potential park for the kids and adults to enjoy. Fisherman had been going there for years, but it was unsafe for kids (poison ivy and oak, holes, scrap metal, broken limbs hanging in trees and thorny bushes).
I started the Project on May 24.
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Here is a picture that I took on July 11, two weeks after I had an on-site meeting with city managers (Parks, Forest, and the Environmental Architect).
The beach took the longest to remove buried debris (60 feet outward from the embankment). The sea grass has really come back to life now and is growing in new areas.
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During the beach cleanup, I removed two five-gallon buckets full of broken glass to prevent anyone from getting cut when launching their kayaks or paddleboards. Now Moms are walking down there with their kids to enjoy getting out of the house and getting their feet wet while enjoying the numerous geese, herons and egrets and a red fox who visits the site.
Hopefully next months, I can do some waveskiing, since the locals will be back in school, as I am awaiting the city’s survey and funding to address replacing trees, storm drain and erosion issues.
So VSG, that is how I have been spending my summer, while giving back to the community I haven’t lived in sine June 1990.
Ramon, the photo you posted makes me wonder how many surfers have stopped surfing all together because of the crowded lineup or parking spot availability.
Your picture that you posted, reconfirms my judgment about leaving CA in 1974… I knew then it was going to get crowded when I had to entire a lottery to put a down payment on a condo.
Once again Laker… you don’t see the big picture.
Just keep dancing to the music in your head Laker…
True, I’m coming late to the sport and still learning, and I will be the first one to admit it.
We all have issues to deal with and our spare time can be limited, and no one person is going to grow waveski participation alone.
The USWA committee is our association’s chartered body to advocate waveskiing here in the US and was rekindled in 2007 (See the “About” Section for more). Those who have participated in the waveskiing contests have been part of the solution to help to gain more public exposure. But those who have paddled out alone or with others (the guys at ‘Poles’) also are helping to demonstrate the sports appeal. It caught my attention during my last trip to Hawaii.
Perhaps the USWA Committee will be addressing any action items that would like the Forum members to try to do this season to increase public awareness of the sport.
P.S. I respond to your postings Laker to keep your response rate up also, I know and so should you, that any public forum’s mark of success is readership, not response rate.
If Laker’s above response is the majority’s view… then the sport will fade away with the “almost dead”.
I for one, don’t accept Laker’s flip answer as a constructive solution.
“Still Waters Runs Deep” is an old saying…
When it comes to silence the Bee Gees wrote a song Still Waters (Runs Deep).
The last part of the lyrics are posted below.
Still waters run deep
Just remember when we lie to each other
No one wins and losers weep
Reflections will show
This connection we can lean on each other
This is all we need to know.
In order for the sport to survive another generation, we collectively need to look for ways to increase participation.