Kaaimans wrote:jaffa1949 wrote:Kaaimans wrote:6'5" Rounded pin (I'm 6'2", but it can still handle up to 8ft hawaiian, barely.)
I wax my board at home, no use in bringing it to the surf spot where it will be leached.
Flask of coffee.
Fruit, and for longer sessions a few sandwiches.
Magic Mushrooms. (Slows down time, and you see every single drop of water, you become the water, you flow with the water. Wipe outs are a little intense though, you explode into a million atoms.)
PS: Mushrooms are 100% non toxic, and smoking cigarretes and drinking alcohol is much more dangerous. They can surface latent psychological issues, as they make you hyper aware of all things, so be careful. They are not for everyone, only for people with strong minds, and NO HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE FAMILY.
I have to go strongly against you here the mental illness thing advice is spot on, however not everyone knows their family health history!
I've had two step sons destroyed by advice such you've just given, one committed suicide at 19 the other is just putting his life together at 38 after years of psychosis
Be aware also that some people are allergic to Magic and other mushrooms , they can have severe anaphylactic shock (extremely life threatening).
FFS Just stick to surfing advice Kaaimans
I have to say I am lucky I found out soon enoung. The stuff ends up tricking you. Each time you take it you go deeper and deeper, until it is something completely different from when you started. At first it slows down time, adds colour to the world, and gives everything a mushy look. Then it starts to take you down tunnels and tunnels of mind bending strainge things. Although it doesn't toxify you like alcohol and cigaretes, it just does weird things to your mind, and that isn't a good thing. Still better than cigarrettes and alcohol though, which are addictive. Luckely shrooms aren't, but it does lead you down into a mind trap.
Kaaimans, mate I applaud you if you have realised this and have cleaned up your act.
I also salute your courage in coming back and saying what you have realised.
Stuffing your mind with drugs, especially psychedelics (mushrooms LSD, GBH and others) creates a huge problems often more quickly than you would expect.
My son has been clean for 5 years but the process of leading him back to as close as a normal life has been almost family and friendship destroying.
My son will be on a disability pension for the rest of his life.
All this has been bad news, but every time I get him back in the surf and he was a good surfer, the lights go on a little more and we move to a slightly easier relationship to the world on land.
As Melisagrom rightly said surfing a good enough rush in itself, go the apricot muesli bars, give me a good Nasi Goreng/kampur or Pad Thai meal after.
Kaaimans I don't apologise for the hit I gave you before I am glad you survived and thrived