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Topic Title: Did the forum used to be more popular?
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Created On: 05/24/2020 06:05 PM
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 05/26/2020 02:32 AM
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daner

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Joined Forum: 04/20/2004

Dates do not depict when you joined. I believe I joined in the late 90s.

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 05/26/2020 05:00 AM
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Bamboo

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Joined Forum: 07/24/2003

Originally 2nd light was one of a few surf forums that started (I believe) around '97??

Walt's Surf site was the first and is the granddaddy of surf site. Not sure what he is doing now but he was a good guy and would often see him at the beach and chat. Daily updates, first hand reports and a good local vibe.

2nd light changed forum software in 2003 and everybody had to sign up again, hence a lot of OGs here have join dates around July 2003.

Activity is certainly not what it used to be, but it is still a good resource to find out about incoming and active swells, and news on local surf happenings.







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 05/26/2020 05:26 AM
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RiddleMe

Posts: 3859
Joined Forum: 07/21/2011

This forum is generally the same 10 people fighting with each other on NSR, sprinkled in with a few no-life trolls, and then there are the other dudes here for the surfing.
 05/26/2020 05:55 AM
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SonSurf

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Joined Forum: 10/13/2010

Best RESPONSE winner ^^^^^ LOL

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 05/26/2020 07:47 AM
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KP

Posts: 3670
Joined Forum: 07/28/2006

Yes I miss the days of crowd sourced Vizzie reports.

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 05/26/2020 08:16 AM
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hairyDUDE

Posts: 226
Joined Forum: 09/10/2003

Yeah, big time. It used to be the only good source for reports and surf related discussions (still is for discussions). It lost momentum after Central Floridave had an issue with the server and the format was lost a bit.

I used to check the forum multiple times a day, hoping for people to post visuals. This is before the live cams were available.

Great pioneering initiative nonetheless. Some good characters in here.

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 05/26/2020 05:28 PM
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StirfryMcflurry

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video killed the radio star. give thanks and praise.. for all the fish!

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 05/26/2020 05:59 PM
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paddleout

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Joined Forum: 07/31/2003

Originally posted by: daner

Dates do not depict when you joined. I believe I joined in the late 90s.



Yeah I did too. the current displaying join dates show when you re-joined after the crash.

for example :
daner
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Joined Forum: 04/20/2004




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 05/28/2020 08:27 AM
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ripKurl

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Joined Forum: 12/22/2004

Yes dropped off a lot...I just miss seeing Mama G photos and the general love for the ocean from her

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 05/28/2020 10:05 AM
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seaspray

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Joined Forum: 05/10/2012

I started visiting these forums about a decade ago because whenever tropical storms were approaching Florida, there was a lot of knowledgable posters active and I found their insight interesting. Little did I know I'd end up actually residing in the area.
 05/28/2020 11:38 AM
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matt_t

Posts: 1270
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The "mark 1 Eyeball" reports!
 05/28/2020 11:38 AM
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matt_t

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The "mark 1 Eyeball" reports!
 05/28/2020 11:52 AM
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TATTOO74

Posts: 2102
Joined Forum: 10/26/2005

I started on here looking for the various surf reports from down south to North Carolina and beyond, for any Hurricane missions I would be thinking of taking. Now I find myself more in the For Sale forum & Gardening section now that I am an old fart!
 05/28/2020 12:27 PM
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harrietdubman

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Joined Forum: 11/07/2015

Originally posted by: Riverman I joined when I was like 12 years old. I remember asking my dad if I could create an account and then I came up with my handle, "Riverman" which has stuck with me ever since. The first 6 years I spent on the forum were totally amazing. Made a bunch of great friends, learned so much about surfing, style, surfboard design, surfing history, etc. After that, I just got busy with life and stopped posting as frequently, then I got REAL busy with life and got married and had kids. Still check the forum a few times a week, but no longer posting much at all. Always appreciative of what Chuck and Dave created and maintained for all this time so we surfers could talk shop. The forum in its heyday sure was cosmic.
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 05/28/2020 07:29 PM
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SrfGtr

Posts: 105
Joined Forum: 12/19/2006

Face it : just not the same without
Volland / Colonel/ Catsprays ....
 05/28/2020 08:03 PM
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RiddleMe

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Where has he been? Jail again?
 05/28/2020 09:10 PM
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surferclimber

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Originally posted by: seaspray I started visiting these forums about a decade ago because whenever tropical storms were approaching Florida, there was a lot of knowledgable posters active and I found their insight interesting. Little did I know I'd end up actually residing in the area.
Yes, great dialog during storm season & still my go to place for more local opinions & discussion etc after reading the nhc.noaa.gov reports. But overall it does seem much less active than years back, probably due to FB etc? But I just refuse to go on there as have to give real name and I don't want random chicks ex GFs facestalking me - what happened in my college years can stay there That's what I always liked about this forum process, it's just like talking to random people at the beach no last names or details just that dude with the 5'11" quiet flight or that hot blonde who always sits right by the lifeguard stand.... aghhh beach life, aren't we blessed to live it : )))))))

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Edited: 05/28/2020 at 09:16 PM by surferclimber
 05/29/2020 04:25 AM
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onebuck

Posts: 2775
Joined Forum: 01/27/2008

Got tossed right under the GodFathers wing...and for that i thank 2nd light.... Now wheres pawpaw..... How bout it Tipper...
 05/29/2020 06:04 AM
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AndreaCaloiaro

Posts: 66
Joined Forum: 03/28/2014

Glad to see a lot of people posting memories of the forum. I myself have been on here since the mid 2000s. It's still the best community I've been part of for surf talk, and all its banter. I'll keep coming here as long as possible. \mn/
 05/29/2020 06:26 AM
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goldfinger

Posts: 146
Joined Forum: 08/21/2008

I went to jam boards when the site crashed a while back. Still check this site on occasion but it's not the same as it was. Hope it comes back. Great local resource for local surf reports and forecasts or at least it used to be.
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