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by Slappy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:10 pm

Got out behind the boat on my Catch Surf Stump 5-0 last weekend. I'm really impressed with this board as a twin. Very smooth and fun to carve. As a quad it's way too locked in behind the boat, I've found in the past though that popping up on a quad with only the front twins in extremely hard so I'm not sure how it would do as a twin in the ocean.

Anyone know of a good option for a half fin to put in the rear twins? I could try two Nubster fins but they are designed to be in the 5th fin position not run as a pair in the rear quads.

The others on board had a lot of trouble with it as a twin, which was kind of surprising to me but just too loose for them.

Having the option to swap in the full quad makes it a pretty perfect beginner board too. We had the 8 and 10 yo kids surfing it via starting on their knees.

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by gabrielb » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:34 pm

looks great Slappy,

Some NW the next few days, not much but expecting 0.8m.

0.7 with local winds and incoming tide, probably some waves

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by mtb » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 am

gabrielb wrote:looks great Slappy,

Some NW the next few days, not much but expecting 0.8m.

0.7 with local winds and incoming tide, probably some waves

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agreed, holding my breath for wednesday morning around dawn, tide will be decent
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by Slappy » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:10 am



Possible 22,000 L of diesel fuel just 8 km upstream of Wreck beach dumped this morning. Not sure when it will be safe for swimming.
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by gabrielb » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:14 am

primary treatment to wastewater from about 180,000 residents in the District of West Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, and the District of North Vancouver. Once treated, wastewater is discharged into the Burrard Inlet.


I'll bring my matches ... no flares needed.


Friday morning now looks like 0.8m (better tide).
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by Slappy » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:02 pm

Nobody has any recommendations for a set of tiny rear fins for quads?

I think I'll order a set of these and give them a try:
https://www.amazon.com/saruSURF-Stabili ... rear&psc=1
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by Roxstock » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:53 pm

Any chance of some local waves for SUP surfing on Saturday? When? Where?
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by gabrielb » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:25 pm

We had a 0.7m the other day, and two 0.7m today and good tide for SUP.

Best bet is 9-12 Sunday morning. 0.7mHB+ should be good enough for SUP @WB

Do not bother with ambleside or PR.

Most local surfers doing their own thing these days, we tried Seaside OR with George yesterday, Dave at long beach (his new postal code). Roy surfed Portugal/Israel. Ulu @ Tofino.

Not much locally so everybody is abandoning ship.
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Slappy, I only like 3 fin (glassed in if possible), no experience otherwise
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by george » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:31 pm

Need a return to winter asap.
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by C36 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:13 pm

gabrielb wrote:...Dave at long beach (his new postal code)...

:shock: :D ;)

Glad to hear WB has been serving up locally. Latest Van Isle session logs and pictures here.
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