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  1. pwb's Avatar
    I agree with Leslie on the sorrow, but the value in knowledge. The hardest thing right now is going to be forcing yourself to actually back off. Do it now and you'll reap the benefits for the long haul.

    To mix your kicking up and to develop a great SDK off your walls so you can keep up with our Ewok friend off the walls, get yourself a Finis Shooter Monofin and really focus on your legs.

    I hope this heals soon.
  2. pwb's Avatar
    Loved the video. Thanks for posting!
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    So very sorry about the tear. At least you know what you're dealing with. Surgery should be a last resort when other options have failed. One thing that you might consider to ward off surgery is PRP -- platelet rich plasma injections. Or stem cell injections. I've had great success with PRP. I used it for my elbow tear some years ago. Rest! Kick!
    Updated August 3rd, 2016 at 09:30 PM by The Fortress
  4. Sojerz's Avatar
    Body surfing definitely counts towards bursts and UDKs! safe trip.
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Maybe a cold water upwelling. It happened earlier this summer along NJ coast too, temp dropped to 60ish and the water turned very clear and greenish. 61 is awfully cold without a wetsuit (way too cold for me). Hope it keeps getting warmer.
    Yep, it was clear and green. Oddly though, now the water is up to 80 and a perfect temp for swimming or playing.
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Jelly fish should be banned. Been stung thousands of times, not a big deal, but once several years back I got tangled in something extraordinarily painful. Felt like a hot iron burning my arm for hours
    !!! Ew

    The rain the night before may have brought them in. Yesterday, the water seemed more like 80 degrees and the jelly fish were gone. A perfect day for playing in the ocean.
  7. __steve__'s Avatar
    Have a fun swim this weekend
  8. Sojerz's Avatar
    Maybe a cold water upwelling. It happened earlier this summer along NJ coast too, temp dropped to 60ish and the water turned very clear and greenish. 61 is awfully cold without a wetsuit (way too cold for me). Hope it keeps getting warmer.
  9. __steve__'s Avatar
    Jelly fish should be banned. Been stung thousands of times, not a big deal, but once several years back I got tangled in something extraordinarily painful. Felt like a hot iron burning my arm for hours
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Its really flat all over - make sure some isn't pulling your leg about ocean temps. Surfline says 81F at Corolla and Duck pier and 78-83F at Rodanthe, Avon, and Frisco piers. Predictions are for only a little wave height increase (from 1'+ to maybe 2'+ later in the week. Pretty flat predicted through sunday 7/31. If you are looking to ride some of these wind swell waves, go at low tide with a long board, paddle board, or bogey board and fins. Sometimes bigger sets will roll in periodically if you're patient enough to wait.
    It was truly the most frigid water that I've ever been in. Just frigid. I got that temp from a surf report. It seemed about 10 degrees warmer today when I went in, but tons of jellyfish. It is very flat.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    That water temp does sound horrible, no less for a workout. Looks like you didn't stick to intervals, which is a good thing in that bathtub.
    My community pool here is probably similar. The few times I've gone, I just swim a little, lounge a little, and drink plenty of water.

    You've done stand up paddle boarding, haven't you?
    You might end up in the water a little, so dress to tolerate that.
    I think you've been going to the gym and doing box jumps and such? Otherwise, your legs may be sore for a few days.
    I have never done stand up paddle boarding. Kind of excited about it! Hopefully, the legs won't be too sore!
  12. Sojerz's Avatar
    Its really flat all over - make sure some isn't pulling your leg about ocean temps. Surfline says 81F at Corolla and Duck pier and 78-83F at Rodanthe, Avon, and Frisco piers. Predictions are for only a little wave height increase (from 1'+ to maybe 2'+ later in the week. Pretty flat predicted through sunday 7/31. If you are looking to ride some of these wind swell waves, go at low tide with a long board, paddle board, or bogey board and fins. Sometimes bigger sets will roll in periodically if you're patient enough to wait.
    Updated July 27th, 2016 at 06:29 PM by Sojerz
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