06-18-2015, 11:18 AM
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  • bullgoose
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I decided to play hookie this morning and went paddle boarding instead. It is amazing that you can go off the coast of a major metropolitan center and have the ocean virtually all to yourself. You do have to take some precautions though. I always wear a PFD -I go for the pack style because a) it will stay with you if you get tossed from the board and b) you can store your keys in it. I place the car keys in a ziplock bag first to make sure they do not get wet (very important with newer style keys)

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I also wear a leash around my ankle to make sure I do not lose the board in the middle of the ocean. Here is a selfie that I took about a mile off the coast of Redondo Beach.

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 06-18-2015, 11:19 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very nice, Phil!

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 06-18-2015, 11:22 AM
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  • chazt
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Phil, that is way cool! You look like you're having a great time  Biggrin.

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 06-18-2015, 11:24 AM
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(06-18-2015, 11:22 AM)chazt Wrote: Phil, that is way cool! You look like you're having a great time  Biggrin.

Thank you Charlie. It is a lot of fun and also very relaxing.

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 06-18-2015, 11:29 AM
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Low stress buddy..!! You've got it made..!! Nice pics

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 06-18-2015, 11:29 AM
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  • Johnny
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Besides, the scenery ain't bad if you know what I mean. Smile

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 06-18-2015, 11:45 AM
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  • kav
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Add two lightweight and relatively inexpensive items: a STORM whistle and rescue streamer. The whistle is pea less and produces the loudest decibels on the market with relatively little lung effort. Rescue streamers are just that; lightweight, plastic rolls of International orange rolled like tape. In an emergency you just let it roll out and have
a highly visible footprint.

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 06-18-2015, 12:00 PM
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(06-18-2015, 11:45 AM)kav Wrote: Add two lightweight and relatively inexpensive items: a STORM whistle and rescue streamer. The whistle is pea less and produces the loudest decibels on the market with relatively little lung effort. Rescue streamers are just that; lightweight, plastic rolls of International orange rolled like tape. In an emergency you just let it roll out and have
a highly visible footprint.

Thanks for the suggestions Kav...that is a good idea. The PFD has a whistle (I think) but I definitely do not have any streamers.

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 06-18-2015, 05:27 PM
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Awesome Phil!

From my Tab through the Tap

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 06-18-2015, 05:33 PM
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Very very cool. I like to go out on my little fishing boat in the river, if the ocean was closer to me I'd be in it all the time.

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 06-18-2015, 06:20 PM
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Nice, Phil! Any encounters with marine wildlife?

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 06-18-2015, 07:02 PM
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(06-18-2015, 06:20 PM)celestino Wrote: Nice, Phil! Any encounters with marine wildlife?
Today all I saw were seals but, I have seen humpback whales and I frequently see dolphins. So far, I have not seen any sharks.

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 06-19-2015, 09:24 AM
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Nice, Phil, and there is no need to see sharks!  Thumbup

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 06-19-2015, 11:22 AM
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  • Gabe
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Nice!!! I think I'm overdue for a "hookie".

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