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Well, I'm about 3 weeks late but Monday morning I should get my first round of surfing in for this year. We are still in a work crunch but they can spare me a couple of hours to sneak to the beach heh-heh. Last couple of sessions last year I was still getting used to the new larger sized board. That thing takes of like a rocket easily compared to my old shortboard.

Maybe get some fishing in too. Man am I looking forward to it.

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Got to the trailer about 10:30. Other than finding some random lizard shit and a can of Sunkist soda on the floor that had rusted or burst and grew mold, everything is in order. Land lord had fixed the outside water supply valve and the AC is cooling things off. Internet works! Never really know to expect when I get here.

Now time to watch some Skinwalker Ranch off Sling DVR while I drink a few beers and then pass out on this couch. Need to get up at 9-9:30 am so I can get in the water by 10 or a little after. Tomorrow looks like the best day this week wind-wise for surfing before 1-2 pm and the next tide so I have a small window.

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What kinda wave height do you typical see where yoiu are? I never imagined east coast waves as really big surfing material, cept in a hurricane

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AArdvark wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 2:50 am What kinda wave height do you typical see where yoiu are? I never imagined east coast waves as really big surfing material, cept in a hurricane
It really does depend. About 2-4 feet is a good average. However, I have seen days before hurricane or tropical storms with 7 foot + tall waves!

This is actually a big reason why I bought a "fun shape" 7 foot board. With a board of that shape it makes catching smaller waves a lot easier.

Today was a nice day! Spent an hour and a half at the beach.. about 15 minutes of which was resting. Paddled out easy to where about 3-4 other surfers were. Noone was really catching anything great, but everyone seemed to be having fun. A skinny dude on a board like mine was getting the longest rides. Learned a little bit about this style of board watching him, but I only got like 1/2 second catches here and there. Then, I realized my toe hurt and I was getting very tired so I floated back in. As I came out of the water I realized my toe is bleeding like crazy! I dunno if I cut it on a fin, a shell, or a toenail or what. Exhausted and not wanting to be shark food, I headed back to my car. The other surfers were all coming in too as the water was just getting choppier and choppier.

Highlights:

- Sun was hot, but the water was pretty damn cold! I usually surf more in the late summer all the way through fall into the first week of November. Almost forgot how cold the water is this time of year. However, after you start getting wore out you don't even feel it.

- Didn't do anything stupid or embarrassing like my leash coming undone or whatever.

- Lots of ladies on the beach and no douche bags with loud boom boxes playing awful shit. I heard one radio and it was playing reggae. Cool.

- One of the surfers in the line with me was a smiley blonde girl in a thong. Tanned butt glistening in the sun :cool:

Downside:

- Shortly after commenting last night that everything in my trailer is working well, the air conditioner tripped a breaker. The lights go dim at random and the fan winds down at the same time. Now the fan is blowing but the actual cooling mechanism won't kick in. It's 90 here, dudes. Need to replace the AC converter. I'll order one when I get home.. and it gives me an excuse to come right back after tourist week heh-heh

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Was lethargic and sore as hell today lol

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Was told power issue was actually the “shore line power cable” most likely so I went to a RV local place and got one for 50$ after being told I have to cut one end off due to the age of my trailer and cables with both ends being even more expensive.

The plan is to head out there Thursday morning and fix it.

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This morning I replaced the cable without a hitch! Power is much more clean now. However, the compressor in my AC unit is dead and now gotta buy another for 1000$. Guys are supposed to come out and install it tomorrow afternoon after I am gone and my half-sister has arrived. That’s all I can do.

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Owch! A grand for just a compressor unit, how much to put in a new one? I'm thinking of the units I see on top of those big rv trailers

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AArdvark wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:06 pm Owch! A grand for just a compressor unit, how much to put in a new one? I'm thinking of the units I see on top of those big rv trailers
Oh nah once the compressor goes in these newer Chinese-made Dometic units, all you can do is replace the entire unit. Common life-span is 6-8 years apparently for these pieces of shit if you use them a lot.

They got out there today and everything is nice and cool again.

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