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Is there SUP Surf life after 70?

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Created by supthecreek 30 days ago, 19 Mar 2021
supthecreek
2182 posts
19 Mar 2021 10:14PM
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I'll be 73 in a few weeks, so the question gets asked!

Here's my answer

FRP
417 posts
20 Mar 2021 12:18AM
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supthecreek said..
I'll be 73 in a few weeks, so the question gets asked!

Here's my answer


Creek! Inspirational for all of us "youngsters". Your surfing exemplifies grace and style. Looking forward to another year of advice and videos. Cheers

Bob

supsean
132 posts
20 Mar 2021 1:30AM
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Your turns look effortless and so smooth at any age. My friends and family thought I was craaaazy learning to surf at 50 (especially in the cold NE winter). I just tell em about you going to Portugal at 72 alone on a surf safari, and it helps my cause. My parents/elders can't even conceive of editing a video, let alone shooting videos of ones self on a surf board while surfing over sharks etc., so you are a beacon of aging with strength, courage and grace.

Keep those videos coming!

LeeD
2520 posts
20 Mar 2021 2:01AM
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Old farts gotta do something, otherwise they lose interest in life, get out of shape, and waste away.

surfinJ
548 posts
20 Mar 2021 4:16AM
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What an excellent video. Really beautiful. You are living the life. You are also setting the example for the rest of the 'young' bunch here following your path.

And the acceptance of the changes does go along way.

warwickl
NSW, 1650 posts
20 Mar 2021 7:45AM
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70 is the new 60 or less for active surfers and lots around.
I am 74.5 ( very average skills), after many years of various surfing activities started kitefoiling at 70, at 73.5 windwing plus now efoiling. Still do all 3 of these several times a week all year.
After 70 every .5 of a year counts.
A very long-term friend who I thought was my age (he always kept his age secret) sent me a photo of his birthday cake - he just turned 80, still active and surfs a mal.
We are a lucky lot.

Gboots
NSW, 1119 posts
20 Mar 2021 8:59AM
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Water activity in any form will keep you younger . The ocean makes you feel alive

I watched this the other day . Bloody awesome

What is said at 2:24 really hits the nail on head for me.
Its more about what it does psychologically than physically .

Tardy
3948 posts
20 Mar 2021 6:47AM
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Well your still having FUN and that's what counts ,,,crazy boat scene Creek ,made me laugh ..and some good scares and close calls ...lol.

legend

SupChickadee
VIC, 112 posts
20 Mar 2021 9:51AM
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Hey Rick - such a brilliant philosophy to live by. Doesn't matter what age you are, some people have a passion for life and you're one of them and we appreciate how you share the stoke

ps my husband, who has only been supping for a couple of years now, i brought him a 9'4 Creek and he's absolutely loving it and taking his supping to the next level

Happy Supping and keep living the dream Mate

micksmith
VIC, 1488 posts
20 Mar 2021 11:06AM
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Gboots said..
Water activity in any form will keep you younger . The ocean makes you feel alive

I watched this the other day . Bloody awesome

What is said at 2:24 really hits the nail on head for me.
Its more about what it does psychologically than physically .



What a great story, we'll never know but it's probably extended his life or at least his passion for life

micksmith
VIC, 1488 posts
20 Mar 2021 11:07AM
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You're an absolute legend Rick

supthecreek
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20 Mar 2021 9:22AM
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surfinJ said..
What an excellent video. Really beautiful. You are living the life. You are also setting the example for the rest of the 'young' bunch here following your path.

And the acceptance of the changes does go along way.


Thanks J. I truly feel that aging IS the gift of life.... getting older is a privileged bonus, that too many are denied.

supthecreek
2182 posts
20 Mar 2021 9:28AM
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Thanks for all the kind comments, I greatly appreciate all of you in our Breezy community

SupChickadee, thank you, that's awesome... you have a fortunate Husband!

micksmith, I am grateful for this sport and all that it has given to me!

SUPbru
385 posts
20 Mar 2021 4:20PM
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Nice one Rick...living the dream!!

aceman8772
49 posts
21 Mar 2021 5:48PM
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supsean said..
Your turns look effortless and so smooth at any age. My friends and family thought I was craaaazy learning to surf at 50 (especially in the cold NE winter). I just tell em about you going to Portugal at 72 alone on a surf safari, and it helps my cause. My parents/elders can't even conceive of editing a video, let alone shooting videos of ones self on a surf board while surfing over sharks etc., so you are a beacon of aging with strength, courage and grace.

Keep those videos coming!


SUPSEAN, same here. My first stand up was a sup surf at 50. Let's hope we are posting about our sup surfing in 20 years when we will be Rick's age.

aceman8772
49 posts
21 Mar 2021 5:53PM
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Rick, I remember my first time to see you sup surfing. You were on whopper and helped me to gain the confidence to try. Took a while to get to a place where I could but all that time you were inspirational the whole time.
Looking forward to the next video. I will email you when I get back stateside as I am looking to pick your brain. AC

fester
WA, 334 posts
21 Mar 2021 6:56PM
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Seajuice
NSW, 739 posts
22 Mar 2021 4:01PM
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Awesome to see and hear! Love it.

Greystoke
117 posts
22 Mar 2021 2:33PM
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supthecreek said..

surfinJ said..
What an excellent video. Really beautiful. You are living the life. You are also setting the example for the rest of the 'young' bunch here following your path.

And the acceptance of the changes does go along way.



Thanks J. I truly feel that aging IS the gift of life.... getting older is a privileged bonus, that too many are denied.



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supthecreek said..

surfinJ said..
What an excellent video. Really beautiful. You are living the life. You are also setting the example for the rest of the 'young' bunch here following your path.

And the acceptance of the changes does go along way.



Thanks J. I truly feel that aging IS the gift of life.... getting older is a privileged bonus, that too many are denied.


Well said and very true Rick, thank you for sharing

Brenno
QLD, 783 posts
23 Mar 2021 12:59PM
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Inspirational Rick.
Thank you.

Greeney
287 posts
23 Mar 2021 5:46PM
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I'm just here for the funky tunes. Thanks for the introduction to Leon Laudenbach, Rick!
(I too have mountains to move. I too need a martini, without the vermouth. )

.... Okay, the surfing's great too.

LoudounSUP
4 posts
25 Mar 2021 4:02AM
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Love this guy! Seriously, beats physical therapy at the retirement home. Rock on SUP the Creek!

supthecreek
2182 posts
26 Mar 2021 10:13PM
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Yea us! The old buggers, having more fun than might be expected!!!
I appreciate all the awesome feedback, but it is all of you that make it fun to document the antics of an aging surf bum!

This week has been amazing in Florida.
Yes.... Florida!
It turned on with some real swell for a solid 5 days!! Film in editing right now!!!
SoloShot was iffy some good sessions, but I got enough for a fun vid.
(I may have finally figured it out... more on that later, if it stays on target!)

Very North swell, so mostly backside for me all week
Rode 4 different boards:
9'2 Wedge
9'6 Kanga
9'0 Flow V2
12' Pointbreak











supsean
132 posts
26 Mar 2021 11:50PM
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Jealous!
A much more socially distanced spring break for you in Florida! Looks awesome. Been a couple decent days up North, and the water is finally warming up a bit in NY!

supsean
132 posts
26 Mar 2021 11:50PM
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Jealous!
A much more socially distanced spring break for you in Florida! Looks awesome. Been a couple decent days up North, and the water is finally warming up a bit in NY!

peguin
WA, 239 posts
27 Mar 2021 8:39AM
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I've met a few older gents in the water, some unfortunately like to sit on their boards in a huddle at the break moaning then maybe catch 1 wave i1n the whole session. I don't want become one of those. I'm aiming to be like one of my older gent heros whom I've encountered.
At mettams, low tide messy day, met gent with his longboard on beach looking at the water he comments" its a day for rolling around the reef." Which he did by riding every wave to the end and each time picking himself off the reef with a hugh smile. He was in his 70s and acting like a kid for his own enjoyment.
Another gent at cott, middle of winter,water so cold like Europe. Only 2 of us out. He was paddling for every wave to keep warm and had flask of tea on beach which he nip in every few waves to drink for a warm up. Best bit was he warned me to keep a distance as the tea was there to ensure he could constantly piss in his wetsuit to keep warm.
3rd hero not water related. 75yr old ex farm and motorcross racer. Arthritis had made his hands into claws. Sick of doing nothing he bought a new 125cc ktm motorcrosser as he figured his claws fitted around the bars. Had a reklus clutch so no need for clutch lever Use to see him at the track 2 a week living. Best bit was he reckon the constant pounding on his hands was softing the Arthritis and his hands were improving.
I've got another 25 yr and I'm aiming to be like one of my heroes.

bobajob
QLD, 1452 posts
27 Mar 2021 11:33AM
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Hey Creek, inspirational stuff, I love the way your still so passionate about the whole surfing supping scene. I know when I hit about mid 30s I kinda gave the surfing all away, you know work, family and generally tired of battling crowds and crap conditions when I did get half a chance to go out.

Then in my early mid 40s I got back into it a bit but could never get too excited about it....until I tried SUP. Wow, it was like being a stoked grommet all over again. And 7 or 8 years down the track it doesn't seem to have faded. So once I get over my current hurdle and back into it, I certainly hope to be sharing the stoke for (at least) the next 20 years

Keep it up please, it's gonna be the motivation I need to get back on the water.

Tasilee
TAS, 22 posts
Sunday , 11 Apr 2021 5:24PM
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Wonderfully encouraging to a 71 year old with 4 SUP boards. Thanks.

bearbusa
QLD, 291 posts
Saturday , 17 Apr 2021 11:14AM
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Great to see your keeping the stoke , been surfing since was 12 only 65 this year and still love the ocean

like you said live life every day ,enjoy getting older a privilege that not all get

Enjoy many years ahead supthecreek , you are truly a waterman

FRP
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Saturday , 17 Apr 2021 9:34AM
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bearbusa said..
Great to see your keeping the stoke , been surfing since was 12 only 65 this year and still love the ocean

like you said live life every day ,enjoy getting older a privilege that not all get

Enjoy many years ahead supthecreek , you are truly a waterman


To be called a "waterman" is one of the highest compliments I can think of and well deserved Creek!

supthecreek
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Sunday , 18 Apr 2021 6:59AM
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bearbusa said..
Great to see your keeping the stoke , been surfing since was 12 only 65 this year and still love the ocean

like you said live life every day ,enjoy getting older a privilege that not all get

Enjoy many years ahead supthecreek , you are truly a waterman



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bearbusa said..
Great to see your keeping the stoke , been surfing since was 12 only 65 this year and still love the ocean

like you said live life every day ,enjoy getting older a privilege that not all get

Enjoy many years ahead supthecreek , you are truly a waterman



To be called a "waterman" is one of the highest compliments I can think of and well deserved Creek!



Wow... very kind of you guys, thank yewwwwwww!



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