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  • #49859

    I stumbled across this video and thought it was a good reminder. How’s your paddling?

    #49890

    KDHJEB
    Grom

    Well my paddling is garbage because I haven’t gotten to surf regularly in a few years. So physical conditioning seems to be more my issue than form ha.

    #49891

    Well my paddling is garbage because I haven’t gotten to surf regularly in a few years. So physical conditioning seems to be more my issue than form ha.

    I hear ya, what seems to be keeping you from surfing regularly like you use to?

    #49894

    BarryCuda
    Grom

    Viewed video (which I normally do NOT do), and found it to be the very reason I do not view videos of surfing- Nothing to be learned there. Sorry…just opinion. If you want to be a good/great paddler, get on your belly on a longboard (not on a SUP or better called twat yacht) and paddle long distances on flat days. Nothing is better than that.

     

    #49899

    lol o barry

    #49900

    BTW Barry, I agree with you that paddling a LB long distance is the best thing you can do for your paddling, it really helped / helps me too. I shared the video not because it will make people better paddlers, I just thought it was a good reminder to focus on longer stronger paddling and not short arming it. Just a reminder is all.

    #49901

    KDHJEB
    Grom

    Well my paddling is garbage because I haven’t gotten to surf regularly in a few years. So physical conditioning seems to be more my issue than form ha.

    I hear ya, what seems to be keeping you from surfing regularly like you use to?

    I lived on the outer banks for years, and then i could paddle with the best of them. Moved to the Raleigh area for 5 or 6 years and went from weekend warrior to once a month warrior, to a few times a year warrior haha. Moved back to the coast almost a year ago, but the timing was weird – not enough daylight to surf before or after work, busy moving/unpacking/holiday travel on the weekends. So that phase set the wrong tone. But lately I’ve made it out a few times, and slowly getting back into the groove – just in time for the daylight issue to be back haha

    #49904

    BarryCuda
    Grom

    BTW Barry, I agree with you that paddling a LB long distance is the best thing you can do for your paddling, it really helped / helps me too. I shared the video not because it will make people better paddlers, I just thought it was a good reminder to focus on longer stronger paddling and not short arming it. Just a reminder is all.

     

    Yeah, I know. However, I have written this year off as a surfing year–just had another outpatient procedure to remove a tumor in my bladder–outpatient but still a nuisance. Will get back into water next week perhaps.

    #49905

    BarryCuda
    Grom

    Well my paddling is garbage because I haven’t gotten to surf regularly in a few years. So physical conditioning seems to be more my issue than form ha.

    I hear ya, what seems to be keeping you from surfing regularly like you use to? I lived on the outer banks for years, and then i could paddle with the best of them. Moved to the Raleigh area for 5 or 6 years and went from weekend warrior to once a month warrior, to a few times a year warrior haha. Moved back to the coast almost a year ago, but the timing was weird – not enough daylight to surf before or after work, busy moving/unpacking/holiday travel on the weekends. So that phase set the wrong tone. But lately I’ve made it out a few times, and slowly getting back into the groove – just in time for the daylight issue to be back haha

     

    Daylight issue here up North really sucks. It is narrowing light band of hours as we speak. Even as a retiree, it still crimps my desire to get out into water. But, don’t give up!! Surf here is quite large today but blown out with 35-40 MPH wind gusts etc. Not fun.

    #49908

    I lived on the outer banks for years, and then i could paddle with the best of them. Moved to the Raleigh area for 5 or 6 years and went from weekend warrior to once a month warrior, to a few times a year warrior haha. Moved back to the coast almost a year ago, but the timing was weird – not enough daylight to surf before or after work, busy moving/unpacking/holiday travel on the weekends. So that phase set the wrong tone. But lately I’ve made it out a few times, and slowly getting back into the groove – just in time for the daylight issue to be back haha

    Gotcha, I’m sure you’ll get your groove back again, I mean, Stella did right? 😉

    #49909

    Yeah, I know. However, I have written this year off as a surfing year–just had another outpatient procedure to remove a tumor in my bladder–outpatient but still a nuisance. Will get back into water next week perhaps.

    Very sorry to hear that bud, keep fighting that shit, you got this! You’ll be back in the water soon, I know it.

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    #49915

    This one helped me a ton – plus paddling around in lake Atlantic on a 10’ KG lol

    #49926

    Yankee
    Grom

    Let me preface this post by saying that I laugh out loud every time I see Barry listed as a ‘Grom’ on MoStoke…. 🙂

    Having said that, senor, wtf is going on? Body giving out, or are you going to be with us for awhile, this is important. To me, and to many of us, ya ol’ grom.

    You don’t need to post deets. Just know that over the years you have developed a lot of support from afar from kooks & tough guy surfers who you’ve never met, so I do hope that things shape up for you.

    You grommet.

    #49946

    BarryCuda
    Grom

    Let me preface this post by saying that I laugh out loud every time I see Barry listed as a ‘Grom’ on MoStoke…. 🙂 Having said that, senor, wtf is going on? Body giving out, or are you going to be with us for awhile, this is important. To me, and to many of us, ya ol’ grom. You don’t need to post deets. Just know that over the years you have developed a lot of support from afar from kooks & tough guy surfers who you’ve never met, so I do hope that things shape up for you. You grommet.

     

    Well, the gist is this-had a kidney removed as it had a tumor wreaking havoc inside it. That was July. At 3month cystoscopy checkup, another smaller one found in my bladder, removed in outpatient basis using cystoscope–the surgeon also installed mitomycin which is an antibiotic/chemotherapy that is designed to prevent recurrences. Now, just the fact that he was able to install the chemo is a positive sign, because if tumor too deep in bladder then it gets forfeited. Bottom line–I may have to have an outpatient small tumor removal periodically (every 6 months?)–that isn’t too bad–the alternative is death. We are now trying to get ahead of it to prevent recurrences–that is where we are now. BTW, originally the growths were determined to be “low grade, non-invasive” within the kidney–hopefully this last one out of the bladder is the same–pathology will tell us next week. Fingers crossed.

    I will surf again, just have to get by a few hurdles. In all of this, my wife has been awesome, supporting me both mentally and physically, and all of that with a french accent–makes it pleasant!

    And thanks for asking. And my paddling remains excellent <grin>

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    #49950

    Well, the gist is this-had a kidney removed as it had a tumor wreaking havoc inside it. That was July. At 3month cystoscopy checkup, another smaller one found in my bladder, removed in outpatient basis using cystoscope–the surgeon also installed mitomycin which is an antibiotic/chemotherapy that is designed to prevent recurrences. Now, just the fact that he was able to install the chemo is a positive sign, because if tumor too deep in bladder then it gets forfeited. Bottom line–I may have to have an outpatient small tumor removal periodically (every 6 months?)–that isn’t too bad–the alternative is death. We are now trying to get ahead of it to prevent recurrences–that is where we are now. BTW, originally the growths were determined to be “low grade, non-invasive” within the kidney–hopefully this last one out of the bladder is the same–pathology will tell us next week. Fingers crossed. I will surf again, just have to get by a few hurdles. In all of this, my wife has been awesome, supporting me both mentally and physically, and all of that with a french accent–makes it pleasant! And thanks for asking. And my paddling remains excellent <grin>

    Yankee is right, we may have never “met” you but you are considered a friend by me and many others. Stay positive, sounds like you are, but you know as well as I do having a positive attitude and being surrounded by others who have a positive attitude helps… especially with your paddling 🙂

    #49957

    kidrock
    Grom

    I’d have given up years ago lol.

    Keep fighting, Stud. This place would be at a big loss without you.

    #49960

    O’ Barry, so sorry to have read another procedure after the operation few months ago. You know, I know when they run another test/procedure you’re scared sh*tless! What’s next, haven’t I been through enough already, why me? After all I went through finally shared it on SI, it helped me and hoped it helped others too. You have the courage to share with your MoStoke friends, you have touched our lives and we will return the favor as you are NOT alone in this battle.

     

    #49961

    Chavez
    Grom

    Let me preface this post by saying that I laugh out loud every time I see Barry listed as a ‘Grom’ on MoStoke…. 🙂 Having said that, senor, wtf is going on? Body giving out, or are you going to be with us for awhile, this is important. To me, and to many of us, ya ol’ grom. You don’t need to post deets. Just know that over the years you have developed a lot of support from afar from kooks & tough guy surfers who you’ve never met, so I do hope that things shape up for you. You grommet.

    Well, the gist is this-had a kidney removed as it had a tumor wreaking havoc inside it. That was July. At 3month cystoscopy checkup, another smaller one found in my bladder, removed in outpatient basis using cystoscope–the surgeon also installed mitomycin which is an antibiotic/chemotherapy that is designed to prevent recurrences. Now, just the fact that he was able to install the chemo is a positive sign, because if tumor too deep in bladder then it gets forfeited. Bottom line–I may have to have an outpatient small tumor removal periodically (every 6 months?)–that isn’t too bad–the alternative is death. We are now trying to get ahead of it to prevent recurrences–that is where we are now. BTW, originally the growths were determined to be “low grade, non-invasive” within the kidney–hopefully this last one out of the bladder is the same–pathology will tell us next week. Fingers crossed. I will surf again, just have to get by a few hurdles. In all of this, my wife has been awesome, supporting me both mentally and physically, and all of that with a french accent–makes it pleasant! And thanks for asking. And my paddling remains excellent <grin>

    Keep fighting you dirty ole bastid!

    #49965

    BarryCuda
    Grom

    Yeah, thanks guys. Been a worrisome year health wise (GF has that right!!), tests are now a scary thing, pathology results are terrifying…… But anyways, as Mrs Cuda points out, we will play the cards we are dealt and we will play to win.

    You guys should see the surf here today–15 foot faces easily way way out far from the beach. High winds , water coming up to the Wall from all directions at the same time, backwash is 6 ft high when it collides with incoming foam walls spraying really high. Been a long time since I have seen this size here in Moo Hampshire shores….

    Have a great weekend and rip a wave for me……I will get back out there, just no yet…not yet.

    #49967

    All the best Barry

    As for the paddling, I too take the LB out during the flatness to keep the arms in shape. Also, I have started to J.O. with both hands, alternating each day. That way I won’t paddle in circles when the waves come back

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