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Topic Title: Pre-Surf sleeplessness?
Topic Summary: Anybody else go through this?
Created On: 09/02/2021 09:50 AM
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 09/02/2021 09:50 AM
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long_flaco1

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Hello 2ndLight Familia,

I was pondering if anyone else ever experiences this "new ting" I've been experiencing every time that there is swell coming..

Basically long story short.. if I'm surfing the next day I ALWAYS only surf at dawn, and I basically CANT SLEEP (like either get like 2-3 hours or just wake up every hour hoping that its 445 so i can start getting ready) cause I guess I'm uber stoked about the waves I'm bout to get!

This might just be a "over 40 bullshit" situation being that I just turned 46 at the end of July.. But I am super curious.. Do any of you guys go through this at all?

(would like to add that I AM inland 1 hour drive minimum away, and I pretty much only go when its forecasted to be good, unlick a lot of homies on here that live beachside and surf daily so it isn't really much of a thing for them but for me? its like literally CHRISTMAS every time life allows me to surf personally)

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 09/02/2021 06:35 PM
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johnnyboy

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It's been too long since there have been waves. I will let you know once that swell makes it's appearance.

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 09/02/2021 07:32 PM
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RocketSurf

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Load the gear the day/night before. Give yourself time to "remember" things.
Get up, get coffee, go, get gone......
 09/02/2021 07:51 PM
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surferclimber

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Perhaps try melatonin, or green, as this swell is going to be heavy and the last thing you want to do is be facing it on low rest not maximum energy. But seriously to answer your question, yes and it's a good thing it means you've found something in life you really enjoy, like really enjoy deep down inside your soul! I get similar excitement in Decembers when I go up north to the mountains for the first ice climb of each season

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get up early and go surf - it'll make that hangover go away and/or make the workday more tolerable :)



Edited: 09/02/2021 at 07:53 PM by surferclimber
 09/03/2021 03:52 AM
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StirfryMcflurry

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Lflaco - you have always had the stoke. NOW - you've arrived

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 09/03/2021 04:56 AM
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ww

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This recent Wedge video sticks in my mind. Wedge 081821, music is The Go-Go's, Club Zero.

Edited: 09/04/2021 at 10:52 PM by ww
 09/03/2021 07:02 AM
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Cole

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I still suffer from it and I live a few blocks from the ocean, but it really depends on size and quality. If it's log-able, I get there when I get there. If it's big, I hope I can make it out without too much of a beating. If it's good and clean, I need to beat the wind.

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 09/03/2021 08:03 AM
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Greensleeves

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I used to get butterflies in CA driving to remote or barreling spots when bigger just before getting a visual. Not here though. This swell should be fun



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 09/03/2021 09:16 AM
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johnnyboy

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The Wedge gives me nightmares, but I can't stop. I'm like a dog returning to eat its own vomit.

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 09/03/2021 10:30 AM
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StirfryMcflurry

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Originally posted by: Cole I still suffer from it and I live a few blocks from the ocean, but it really depends on size and quality. If it's log-able, I get there when I get there. If it's big, I hope I can make it out without too much of a beating. If it's good and clean, I need to beat the wind.
I know you have me on "ignore eeyore" but , you got it made bro.

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 09/03/2021 10:32 AM
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StirfryMcflurry

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Originally posted by: Greensleeves I used to get butterflies in CA driving to remote or barreling spots when bigger just before getting a visual. Not here though. This swell should be fun
if you live @ da beach .... you're lucky enuff way to go Midevil song named dude

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 09/03/2021 10:33 AM
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StirfryMcflurry

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Originally posted by: johnnyboy The Wedge gives me nightmares, but I can't stop. I'm like a dog returning to eat its own vomit.
I'm not shure what this meens, pero , you go............ JonJimMorrisonDude

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 09/03/2021 12:12 PM
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ww

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That wedgie vid was a dreamy wonder. Big wave, smile, big wave ridden perfectly with a flashy finale. No serious crowd, no getting pounded. I was there when a top water athlete (UNLV swimming) and lifeguard suffered a shattered leg. It appears he's about 25% back to full use of the leg, was getting around with a knee scooter.
 09/03/2021 12:12 PM
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worksuxgetsponsered

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The Wedge gives me nightmares, but I can't stop. I'm like a dog returning to eat its own vomit.


LMAO....

I'll be in the Melbourne area next week for the Mrs.'s bday, hopefully enjoying some good surf with you folks.

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 09/03/2021 07:01 PM
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Plan B

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Originally posted by: Cole I still suffer from it and I live a few blocks from the ocean, but it really depends on size and quality.
Yep, it doesnt go away.... Im able to compartamentalize......if it's small / shitty i can sleep. but POTENTIAL swells like this have me would up like a 14 yr old with a Victoria Secrets catalog (do they still print these things?)
 09/07/2021 10:42 AM
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long_flaco1

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Thanks famo!

I really does ease the mind to know "I am NOT the only CFL surfer who experiences this bs!"

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