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by SJB
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 25061

Re: TBG5 Step Up

Nomas....I have been having lots of fun this week at C St. on my 23 liter T4. I am confident I would have had just as much fun on on my 21.5 liter T2....if not more. I consider the larger T4's extra float handy in smaller waves...and typically like the smaller T2 in larger waves. May be counterintui...
by SJB
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 25061

Re: TBG5 Step Up

I am pessimistic about more length better promoting all four appendage action. On the 50 inch Austin it was a trade off between getting far enough forward to avoid a "plowing" plane with a corresponding issue as to where the board hit my legs. I.E. the further forward I was the more restricted was m...
by SJB
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 25061

Re: TBG5 Step Up

Standard Austin is 50 inches by 20.5 inches by 2.5 inches.
by SJB
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 25061

Re: TBG5 Step Up

Nomas...at one time I made the assumption that having all four appendages in play had to result in maximum speed. I used to apply this technique on my standard Austin. When I got the T2 (less volume) I began to question this assumption and took both boards for a time test in a 50 meter swimming pool...
by SJB
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 25061

Re: TBG5 Step Up

Your attention to design is always impressive Nomas....and I am hooked on my G2 and G4....but this G5 seems a strange animal. At first blush: 1. Mega float. 2. Why do I picture those gull wings catching and deep sea diving on hard turns? 3. I can't picture how one develops the leverage for a hard cu...
by SJB
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?
Replies: 128
Views: 34783

Re: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?

There was no time for stinking pictures! 8-)



A Hot and Glassy California Weekend
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by SJB
Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?
Replies: 128
Views: 34783

Re: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?

by SJB
Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?
Replies: 128
Views: 34783

Re: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?

My new "genius" plan....low tide El Cap is 4PM Sunday. So arrive Ocean Mesa 3:00PMish.....and assuming Skiff's Surf Gods smile on us...walk down for a late afternoon go out on the incoming tide. Return to Ocean Mesa to set up camp in a more temperate clime at 6:30 sunset. Monday morning make the fla...
by SJB
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?
Replies: 128
Views: 34783

Re: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?

Ha....welcome to SoCal on a three day week-end....add hot and sunny weather and a swell.....what you gonna do. It is HOT....setting up camp tomorrow before the sun sets will be a sweat fest. The ticket for Monday is going to be in the water EARLY EARLY....there is enough light by 6:30.
by SJB
Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?
Replies: 128
Views: 34783

Re: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?

My Jalama partner in crime bailed this morning with an upset stomach....I think it was just as well as I suspect things up there in the wilderness were likely wonky. Was in the water instead at Hammonds in SB at 6:30 to avoid the crowd. I'll give it a "B-" I am watching it right now as the tide is s...
by SJB
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?
Replies: 128
Views: 34783

Re: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?

As a retired guy I missed that Monday is Columbus day holiday. Oh well. I am going up to Jalama tomorrow morning for a sunrise test run. It may prove too challenging for these old bones (read chiropractic adjustment). Will advise. Skiff's El Cap call may prove pure genius. What a fickle sport....may...
by SJB
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?
Replies: 128
Views: 34783

Re: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?

The prognostications keep improving. I hope you guys aren't fed up with all my pontificating....I just can't help myself.....put it down to my enthusiasm at the prospect of meeting some like minded PaipoBoard enthusiasts. Thanks for making it all possible Rod. So....here I go again. 1. Weather is pr...
by SJB
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?
Replies: 128
Views: 34783

Re: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?

Surfline says: "We're going to see a better round of SSW swell to move in around the 9th-11th thanks to recent storm activity tracking from southeast of New Zealand towards the central South Pacific. This system over-performed so far, with satellite confirmed seas in excess of 40-45'. Beyond that, w...
by SJB
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?
Replies: 128
Views: 34783

Re: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?

Austin Gendron Long Range Forecast today: "Wave heights are expected to increase early next week, and run waist to head high, through the end of the week, potentially bigger at better southerly exposures, especially as more of the swell energy piles on later in the week (more pulses are due Thursday...
by SJB
Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?
Replies: 128
Views: 34783

Re: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?

Don't despair yet....although LOLA 10/11 prediction shows only 2-3 El Cap----Ventura Point shows 3-4 and Jalama shows 5-6. Keep the faith.
by SJB
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?
Replies: 128
Views: 34783

Re: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?

Yes Rod the water has been crazy warm. I hope it cools down and perhaps the tropical fish will head back South. Yes...that LOLA forecast is way the heck out there...probably wishful thinking on my part. Unfortunately it offered minimal hope for El Cap swell.
by SJB
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?
Replies: 128
Views: 34783

Re: Paipo Gathering - Fall 2015?

Surfline suggests: South Pacific Swell activity: "The first full week in October, starting around the 8th, is looking a little more interesting as longer-range guidance suggests an uptick in storm activity over the South Pacific later this month. We'll keep you posted on the progress of those potent...
by SJB
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: West Coast shark activity
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Re: West Coast shark activity

Whew....all clear now. Hammerhead Sharks Caught updated: Sep 23, 2015, 9:37 AM Santa Barbara fisherman Cliff Kent brought in two hammerhead sharks while pulling up his nets full of yellowtail fish Tuesday. He says the hammerheads are chasing the yellowtail and this unusual combination is linked to t...
by SJB
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: West Coast shark activity
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

West Coast shark activity

Hammerhead sharks in attack spree Two local incidents among several along California coast Kayaker Mark McCracken uses a paddle to fend off a hammerhead shark off the Gaviota Coast on Saturday. COURTESY MARK McCRACKEN September 23, 2015 12:14 AM Hammerhead sharks attacked a kayaker Saturday about a ...
by SJB
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 48
Views: 26806

Re: Introduce yourself

Hey Frost....have visited Charleston a couple of times and what a great City. Can you say FOOD. Haven't checked the surf scene. Maybe next time if my wife will give me a day pass.