Surfing v. Climbing... Complimentary Pursuits?

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guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 18, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Credit: guido
Klimmer

Mountain climber
Aug 18, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
Yep, Those are Jets on My Boards … Major Game Changer!


Wavejet Propulsion:
http://wavejet.com/

https://www.facebook.com/WaveJet


Bogey Board, Short board, Long board, SUP, Life Guard board ... pretty darn cool.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 18, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
Klimmer this is a rebirth of the Aquajet project from the late sixties-early seventies. Some of those epoxy-honeycomb boards actually had propulsion, considered repugnant forty-three years ago. Exact means of propulsion is way updated here of course.

I had a series of hollow unpowered Aquajets; founder/owner Neal Townsend was giving me boards for awhile. Before leashes, the boards still broke up on the rocks here in Santa Cruz though guaranteed not to.... But great really lively springy boards. FAST. I won't ever forget how powerful and alive they were. Old Neal and similar cohorts had the earliest powered model but still didn't get much done.

Croteau. Fowler, Roger Adams, a couple others; a SF and Santa Cruz thing
Klimmer

Mountain climber
Aug 19, 2013 - 12:01am PT
Peter,

Thanks. Seems nothing is new under the Sun. ;-)


But it seems as though they've really worked out the idea here in a nice very stream line way. You can take the motor pod out and clip in a hollow pod while your motor pod is charging on the beach, and surf regular without a motor. Then go back in clip in the motor pod and get going again.

By the way, the same motor pod fits into all the different surfboards, so you can have a quiver of boards and perhaps one or 2 motors and do a great deal of surfing. They have a charging unit for it also that you can take to the beach.

Anyway, very cool. A friend who has hurt shoulders who surfs is looking into getting one of these boards. He was the one who told me about it. :-)

Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 19, 2013 - 12:22am PT
Yeah, K. I expect THIS time, the conjecture will be more successful though and many will see fun uses and those of us with various challenges (viz handicaps) will like the idea.

Just like if you and I were to introduce cams in 1952, with their 20-some-odd moving parts---- we would have been viewed as kooks and history just wasn't ready for all that such a device could offer. But today, we have many manufacturers vying for cam dollars worldwide. Hilarious how history rolls along.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 19, 2013 - 12:34am PT
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tapFhB0qfSM

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kAukM_h22vA

This is what it's all about.
NorCalNomad

Trad climber
San Francisco
Aug 21, 2013 - 01:20am PT
Question about paddling. My fun board is 21 and some inches in width but being a lanky dude my shoulders are only about 18" across. Paddling it is pretty easy but leaves my shoulder feeling worked. Feels better (but a bit slower) to paddle my little potato chip short board (6'x18.5"x1 5/8" got it for free).

The shoulder beat down going to subside eventually or is it just going to be a pain for me to paddle with that width? To give a sense of upper body strength I can toprope 5.11's some 5.12's.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Aug 21, 2013 - 01:37am PT
Nomad, I've noticed that it's getting the big boards going from a stand still that wears me out. If I focus on rocking the board back and then jetting forward on it to get going I save my arms in the long run.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 21, 2013 - 09:48am PT
NorCal, sounds like your fun board is not really a fun board. If it works your shoulders and I can see why a wide board can do this to narrow-built people, then stay away from such wide designs unless you hardly ever surf. That repetition from paddling could come back to bite you.. Find a compromise.
NorCalNomad

Trad climber
San Francisco
Aug 21, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
Yeah would like to get a more forgiving short board/ fish, but it's just not in the cards financially for a while... Sure would be easier than taking the 7' fun on muni.
rbob

climber
Sep 24, 2013 - 02:02am PT
Bump!

Fall swell has arrived in CA! Glassy ground swell and light offshore winds!
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Sep 24, 2013 - 11:14am PT
25ft up at british columbia
20ft at mavricks
2.5ft santa monica basin

edit: fall/winter i'm double excited!!!!
bob

climber
Sep 24, 2013 - 11:17am PT
Gearing up for a month of surfing Cali in November. I can't wait!!!!!! Camper is ready, reservations made in a few places. Now, I just have to hope the waves cooperate.

Have fun out there this fall and winter folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man I'm excited.......

Bob J.
brotherbbock

Trad climber
Alta Loma, CA
Sep 24, 2013 - 11:38am PT
Good luck Bob. Im hoping for a stellar November here in So-Cal as well. See you in the water. By the way........




























YER

































GONNA




































DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Sep 26, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
Credit: pyro
splat/shhhboom!
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Oct 18, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Credit: pyro
wipe out!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 19, 2013 - 01:12am PT
Shot by Rodrigues!!
Shot by Rodrigues!!
Credit: Rodrigues
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Oct 19, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
Painting by Goldie
Painting by Goldie
Credit: o-man
We are all looking forward to a great November as well.
There have been waves every day here in my back yard at Kuau and it has been fun but I have been blessed with some great work on a horse ranch in lower Kula so I'm been selective about the day I take off. I'm socking away the cash for when the real stuff happens!
Cheers, Olaf
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Oct 19, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
Hey dudes.


Credit: drljefe
Chris Burkard photo


Jonesing.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Oct 19, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
^^^ heh, just scored a couple of his photos last week as presents.





Solid work!
http://www.burkardphoto.com/

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