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Old 06-12-2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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Nord really does surf!

My husband and I went to Hawaii and took Nords up on his offer to teach us to surf - I've wanted to stand on a surfboard for a long time - well, I stood, for about 5 seconds and then spent the rest of the afternoon trying to stand again.* True to his word, Nords was a phenomenal instructor, we were at a perfect beach for surfing and just talking with him and seeing him in person was great.* My husband wondered "who this guy you met on a BBS (old-time term, I know) and gosh are you sure he isn't a predator?"* In the end, they got along great and we swapped financial stories and military war lies.* In any case, I promised Nords that I would post this picture of him standing on a surfboard - he really does surf!* (OK - as soon as I figure out how to post the picture (it's over 64K), I'll post it). Surfing was done at White Plains beach near the now almost defunct Barber NAS.* The surf shack's burgers and BBQ pork sandwiches were good, too.

Thanks, Nords - we really enjoyed our day with you.* Hope to see you again soon.

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E-mail it to me and I'll post it. I'll restrain myself from 'doctoring' it up.

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Old 06-12-2006, 04:59 PM   #3
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E-mail it to me and I'll post it. I'll restrain myself from 'doctoring' it up.
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I am a bit disappointed as I expected to see a Pony Tail flying in the Wind


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Thanks, Nords - we really enjoyed our day with you.* Hope to see you again soon.
You're welcome, that was the easiest surfing lesson I've ever given! (Bridget's a master swimmer and it shows in her paddling.) Who's next?

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I am a bit disappointed as I expected to see a Pony Tail flying in the Wind
Eh, this was the "after-lunch" photo, and we were all waddling moving a little slower...

More of the same surf today. Our kid has really figured out where to be on the board and when to paddle, so she & I caught a father-daughter wave all the way to the beach. I'm going to have to bring a waterproof disposable camera or figure out how to waterproof a digital one...

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Old 06-12-2006, 05:35 PM   #6
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Hey, wait a minute!



I've seen that photo somewhere....



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Nords, I'm renting a board next time I'm out there, and we're hitting the waves to see how much I remember! Probably not a lot....
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I see a lot of forehead and butt but no ponytail.*

EDIT: and hey dude what;s that tee shirt hiding?
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Me too. Did someone let the BTK loose?
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I'm going to have to bring a waterproof disposable camera or figure out how to waterproof a digital one...
Nords,
If you have a small Canon digital camera I can recommend a WP-DC series of waterproof cases (for example A95 camera fits in WP-DC50 case). They are good for snorkeling and shallow dives.
The drawback is the price - you can get them probably for about $160 new on eBay for most popular Canon models.
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If you have a small Canon digital camera I can recommend a WP-DC series of waterproof cases (for example A95 camera fits in WP-DC50 case). They are good for snorkeling and shallow dives.
The drawback is the price - you can get them probably for about $160 new on eBay for most popular Canon models.
Fantasea makes a whole line of "affordable" housings. I got one for my Nikon Coolpix for around $115. Good to sport diving depths. Here is an output example:
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Fantasea makes a whole line of "affordable" housings.
Thanks, I'll take a look at that.

We're just interested in something that can be strapped to an arm, dunked in the surf, and used for closer ranges than "from the beach". I guess it should float, too, or at least not sink like a rock.

We'll experiment on our kid's camera or my clunky old Mavica.
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This one floats and works pretty well.

http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/541161592.htm
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Am I missing something? I don't see any photo.
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