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by johnysmoke
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: car keys
Replies: 24
Views: 2927

Re: car keys

stuff it under the stern, between the float bags and hull I've read a number of stories from people who have put keys and phone in their boat, swum and lost the boat. I prefer to have them on my body (if I lose that, they don't matter!). D'oh! Hadn't thought about that. I never get out when it's th...
by johnysmoke
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: car keys
Replies: 24
Views: 2927

Re: car keys

Could get a waterproof box for the phone and keys, and stuff it under the stern, between the float bags and hull. Tie or clip it in to something just to be double safe.
https://www.otterbox.com/en-us/otterbox ... -3250.html
by johnysmoke
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Back rest/block
Replies: 7
Views: 1073

Re: Back rest/block

A yoga block can make a good back rest and they're easy to find.
by johnysmoke
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Surf Boat for taller paddler
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Wanted: Surf Boat for taller paddler

I'm 6'2 maybe 6'3 on a good day, 250lbs and with size 13 feet. I can squeeze into a Bullitt S, so that or a Banshee might be a place to start. I'd check out an IC boat for fit and volume as well if there's any around.
by johnysmoke
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: benefits of a long boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

Re: benefits of a long boat?

How do the long boats do in medium and bigger stuff, like chest high to head high?
by johnysmoke
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Flying to the US with a surf kayak, which carrier?
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: Flying to the US with a surf kayak, which carrier?

Was it cargo or will they check it for the flight?
by johnysmoke
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: benefits of a long boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

Re: benefits of a long boat?

Been wondering the same thing, being a bigger guy living near smaller waves, if something like the Ghost would get me a little more speed and foot room than my current Bullitt S. Or if the Banshee would get me a little more room, some speed, as well as some better ergonomics for a big guy. Feel like...
by johnysmoke
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Mega Bullitt S Padded travel/flight bag
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Mega Bullitt S Padded travel/flight bag

Interested as well, but I'm stateside. I'm inclined to check out a rolling coffin style surf board bag, hoping the airlines will think it's a board, as kayaks are not permitted on many airlines. But hard to shop around for a big item like that before pulling the trigger and know exactly what will wo...
by johnysmoke
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Kayak recommendations please
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: Kayak recommendations please

I'd second either the Banshee or Bullitt S. I'm almost 18 stone or 113.something kg, pretty much an advanced beginner, and can squeeze into a Bullitt S. Have a Megatron that I hardly ever use because where I am in the states, we seldom get waves good enough for an HP boat. The Bullitt gets out more ...
by johnysmoke
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Nookie Surf Skirt
Replies: 28
Views: 3612

Re: Nookie Surf Skirt

Cool thanks!
by johnysmoke
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Nookie Surf Skirt
Replies: 28
Views: 3612

Re: Nookie Surf Skirt

Never heard of applying latex to a skirt, what does it do?
by johnysmoke
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Wheels?
Replies: 7
Views: 2373

Re: Wheels?

I've always thought about a plastic skid plate for kayak touring, for moving a fully loaded boat solo over rocks or sand. Something like a thin cutting board that can be attached under the boat with a few cords clipped to the coaming, or seat, or wherever; use it to "pull" the boat, and then easily ...
by johnysmoke
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Favourite Ksurf Video!
Replies: 3
Views: 1801

Re: Favourite Ksurf Video!

When I first started kayak surfing I found Dessiesurf videos on YouTube.
by johnysmoke
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Helmets Are Good, Mmmmmmkayyy
Replies: 5
Views: 2702

Re: Helmets Are Good, Mmmmmmkayyy

Started wearing my helmet again. Made contact with the sandy bottom one day with my head and even that felt a bit"firm."
by johnysmoke
Fri May 29, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Hefty Swim
Replies: 13
Views: 3082

Re: Hefty Swim

I've often wondered about one of those little battery powered pumps. Re-enter and roll and let the pump empty out the boat for you while you brace. Would be great to get out that little bit of water that always seems to make it's way into the boat as well. Probably too heavy and complicated to be ju...
by johnysmoke
Sun May 03, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Playboating at sea - Does anyone carry Flares?
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Re: Playboating at sea - Does anyone carry Flares?

Alerts a company of an emergency and reports your GPS location to be sent along to the closest first responders. Got one after I had a kid to appease the wife.
by johnysmoke
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Gath rv helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 2397

Re: Gath rv helmet

Trying to save money I've bought so many crap helmets that are either uncomfortable and or break, my next one will be something quality, even if I have to spend a little bit. The Gaths look sweet, a little Jedi, but nice. Nice and low profile for the surf zone.
by johnysmoke
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Clubs near redruth
Replies: 6
Views: 1910

Re: Clubs near redruth

You guys are lucky to have such a good club system over there, stateside we got no such luck.
by johnysmoke
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: I can't have nice things...
Replies: 12
Views: 3592

Re: I can't have nice things...

Thanks Malcolm, fun boat. Got it in kind of rough shape, glad I could get it back together, with a lot of help from a buddy.
by johnysmoke
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: I can't have nice things...
Replies: 12
Views: 3592

Re: I can't have nice things...

Finished product with a new paint job.
Image
by johnysmoke
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Larger paddler, longtime kayaker, which first surf boat?
Replies: 13
Views: 2650

Re: Larger paddler, longtime kayaker, which first surf boat?

Daker wrote:Wow, you must have really flexible ankles then !!!!
It's all about the pedicure!
by johnysmoke
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Larger paddler, longtime kayaker, which first surf boat?
Replies: 13
Views: 2650

Re: Larger paddler, longtime kayaker, which first surf boat?

I'm 6'3 and 16.5 stone and fit fairly well in the Bullitt S. No problems at all with my size 13 feet either, plenty of room. I also have a Megatron which is really roomy and comfy. The Bullitt works for a broader range of conditions, especially the crappy knee high stuff we often get nearby. Was get...
by johnysmoke
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Playboating at sea - Does anyone carry Flares?
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Re: Playboating at sea - Does anyone carry Flares?

A plb might be your best bet.
by johnysmoke
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: The End of the Beginning
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Re: The End of the Beginning

Congrats!
by johnysmoke
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Chris Hobson surfing back home
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

Re: Chris Hobson surfing back home

Very cool, great looking waves and video, thanks for sharing.
by johnysmoke
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: I can't have nice things...
Replies: 12
Views: 3592

Re: I can't have nice things...

Well, a little redneck engineering, and here she is, ready to get out surfing hopefully soon... http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu314/JuanDulce/20140709_134908.jpg http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu314/JuanDulce/20140709_134854.jpg http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu314/JuanDulce/20140709_13...
by johnysmoke
Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Clapotis Surfing
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Re: Clapotis Surfing

Very cool!
by johnysmoke
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Patagonia
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: Patagonia

I worked as a NOLS instructor down there for four courses in 2008-2009. A lot has happened in my life since then, so unfortunately I've forgotten a lot of the details. We were based out of Coyhaique. The first two courses for October\November we chartered fishing boats out of Puerto Aisen to drop us...
by johnysmoke
Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Easky left.
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Re: Easky left.

Dessie, been enjoying your videos a few years now, keep them coming!
by johnysmoke
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Easky left.
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Re: Easky left.

Awesome video, thanks for posting. Have always enjoyed your videos, keep them coming!