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How to conquer activity withdrawal depression?

I get depressed when I can't surf. Sometimes it's just a day or two because of work, sometimes its weeks because of an injury or a bout of bad weather. The closest I can find to this on Google are runners who get depressed when they can't run. I realize this is a very first world problem. I'm not going to kill myself and the depression lifts as soon as I can surf again. I can perform my job without getting fired. I have mentioned my depression to my other surfer friends and, while they all itch to surf, they don't seem to get depressed. I would love to get thoughts on: 1. Non-chemical solutions to not being depressed on days without surf 2. Deeper questions as to why my happiness is so linked to this activity [more inside]
posted by puertosurf on Jun 9, 2014 - 10 answers

Walkable towns for young professionals...near a surf break...NE US

So I'm looking for the perfect spot to live, based on the things I like and proximity to family. I enjoy being able to walk to the grocery store or to the coffee shop or to a bar, restaurant. Then , I want to be able to drive 30 minutes or less to a beach break with fairly consistent surf. I surf year-round. I would like this not yet know town to be somewhere between NJ and Maine. Easy access to a major metropolitan area by public transportation is a definite plus. I'm not thinking about the cost of living right now.
posted by spacefire on Jan 28, 2014 - 17 answers

Where are my boardsports!?

Now that FUELTV doesn't exist anymore (it was a great network full of all kinds of extreme sports and lifestyle related programming, from contests to profiles of athletes to other things). It was all I really liked to watch (think of a typical football-loving guy losing SportsCenter all of a sudden.) [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Jan 15, 2014 - 1 answer

Recommendations for Surf Camps/Schools in Costa Rica/Nicaragua?

We're looking for a 5-7 day surf school to give my sister as a graduation (from grad school) gift. She's fluent in Spanish, and doesn't need anything super luxury, just good instruction, good break, good vibes. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by copacetic on May 22, 2013 - 2 answers

Spare parts for an ex-Japan Toyota Hilux Surf?

How (in the hell) do I find spare parts for my '02 Toyota Hilux Surf? Difficulty factor: car in Kenya, originally made for Japanese market, wife in US and could bring parts back. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Surfing East Coast

Surfing in New Hampshire, any tips? [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Apr 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Recommend a surf instructor / school for one-time intermediate "lesson" in Santa Cruz?

Recommend a surf instructor / school for one-time intermediate "lesson" in Santa Cruz? I've got half a day and want to get wet, and want some local knowledge to help pick the equipment & spot, plus help me improve. [more inside]
posted by ElGuapo on Mar 20, 2012 - 3 answers

How would you describe Cutty Ranks to a deaf person?

Is there a technical terminology that could describe different styles of popular singing, in the same way that linguists might describe accents? Try your hand at a couple of examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Trying to find a surf cover of Torna Surriento?

I heard an instrumental, surf (ish) version of Torna Surriento at brunch today... help? [more inside]
posted by aquanet on Jul 3, 2011 - 2 answers

Homeymoon: a little beach, a little adrenaline

Looking for honeymoon recommendations that balance hanging out on the beach and learning something (SCUBA, surfing, etc.). Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead on Jun 5, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me buy Bulk Action Sports Goods

How do I find closeout sales on action sports goods or bulk buys of last seasons goods? [more inside]
posted by matimer on May 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Periodic white noise

What is the fastest and least expensive way to get from Seattle to a beach with reasonable surf (at least 3')? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Aug 28, 2010 - 6 answers

IMDB for surf vids?

Is there any site like IMDB for (action?) sports videos (surf, skate, snowboard, hackeysack... etc)? [more inside]
posted by low affect on Jun 22, 2010 - 0 answers

Tele + trem = ?

I have a nice Telecaster. Trouble is, I like making surf sounds. Would I ruin it by fitting a Bigsby or some other tremolo?
posted by scruss on Mar 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Let's go surfin' NOW!

I recently started boogie boarding in LA [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Sep 9, 2009 - 1 answer

surfer-filter: First timer looking for noob advice and tips

surfer-filter: First timer looking for noob advice and tips. My complete surfing history: Two years ago, a friend took me surfing and on the first try I rode a wave until it ended. Then I got out of the water. [more inside]
posted by brenton on May 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Living near surf and snow

Where in the world can I live where I can go down the beach and surf one day, and head up into the mountains to ski/snowboard the next? [more inside]
posted by lilyflower on Apr 28, 2009 - 35 answers

Songs of Summer, Songs of Surf

Surf rock (another music recommendation thread for me) [more inside]
posted by LSK on Feb 6, 2009 - 33 answers

Surf in SB?

Where should I take a surf lesson in Santa Barbara, CA? [more inside]
posted by nat on Jan 21, 2009 - 3 answers

cars that fit surfboards?

List small cars that I'd be able to fit a surfboard (short) into. [more inside]
posted by low affect on Oct 9, 2008 - 15 answers

How to surf discretely at work?

How to surf discretely at work? Looking for a replacement for WorkFriendly and Ghostzilla... [more inside]
posted by m2002 on Sep 6, 2008 - 11 answers

How to get started with surfing in the UK?

How to get started with surfing in the UK? [more inside]
posted by tomw on Jun 25, 2008 - 3 answers

How to become a better surf hopper-upper?

I went surfing for the first time recently, and had a hard time doing the "hop up" on the surfboard -- my feet always tended to be too close together, and I just lacked agility. What are some exercises I could do that would strengthen the relevant muscles and/or otherwise make me a hop-master? Thanks.
posted by shivohum on May 31, 2008 - 4 answers


Surf's-up-filter: I need the body of a surf god, for mainly functional purposes (although I'm sure the side benefits will be great, too). [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Apr 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Oh my organic days

What's the name/artist of the blissful reggae/surf/pop song in Funky Forest: The First Contact? [more inside]
posted by naju on Apr 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Surfing lessons in NY: Far Rockaway or Long Beach?

For a 15- or 20-person group of people with no experience in surfing: lessons (in New York) at Long Beach or Far Rockaway Beach? Also, which is more fun to be at and has more stuff to see around it? Finally, any recommendations for surf lesson companies?
posted by Malad on Mar 10, 2008 - 2 answers

Surfing Sydney

Going to University of Sydney...need to surf....bondi? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Feb 8, 2008 - 14 answers

Anyone know the name of that mid 1990s Cracker instrumental guitar rave up jam?

Looking for an instrumental Cracker tune from about 10-12 years ago? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Jan 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Oooh, ooh, you look just like Mumy Holly.

I need help coming up with stage names for a horror/surf-themed band I'm in. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Aug 27, 2007 - 31 answers

Looking for an "autosurf" type script I can install on my site.

Looking for an "autosurf" type script I can install on my site. [more inside]
posted by ilikebike on Jun 10, 2007 - 3 answers

31 years in CA and I still don't surf?

I'm in the bay area and I want to learn how to surf. I've been taught the very basics and don't know what to do from here. Where do I go, how do I keep out of the way, where is a good place to buy gear, etc etc. [more inside]
posted by aspo on Jun 4, 2007 - 4 answers

What's it called?

I've seen this type of personal (unpowered) watercraft, used close to shore, in the surf. I don't know what its called. Please help me identify this distinctive board/boat/flat kayak as google is not being my friend on this matter. Description within: [more inside]
posted by Fupped Duck on Dec 10, 2006 - 5 answers

It's all for charidy, mate.

Goodtree. What is this? [more inside]
posted by asok on Sep 20, 2006 - 6 answers

My web browser stops working after a while until reboot but internet connection is still alive

I have Windows XP Pro with BrightHouse Cable connected to Belkins Pre-n router. I always have my computer on 24hours a day. I constantly download files from p2p type website. The problem is after I get home, my Internet Explorer seems to Not find or disconnect until I reboot. [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Jun 1, 2005 - 9 answers

vacation filter - sun and warmth

vacation filter: recommendations for vacation spots in the next couple weeks? - off the beaten path, sun, surf, adventure, tranquility. [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Mar 16, 2005 - 17 answers

Learning to surf; book and video suggestions?

anyone have any suggestions for books or vids/dvds on learning to surf? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Feb 29, 2004 - 2 answers

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