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BYOB Meet and Greet. And Make Plans to Go Surfing.

  • Aug 10, 2013 · 12:00 PM
  • Jes's Place

I want to suggest a meetup where us surfers get together over beers or wine and talk about everything surf. I live in Somerville. I would be happy to host this meetup, but I have a small apartment with no yard. Maybe there's someone else who has a yard for outdoor drinks or BBQ and doesn't mind of few of us getting together. I'm new to the area and don't know many surfers.  Maybe this can be a regular thing.

If we make plans to go surfing, I have an SUV and a board rack that can hold a lot of boards. Happy to carpool. Let me know what you think. I'll continue checking the discussion forums in the meantime.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice meeting everyone, I drove down to Narragansett today. Water was really flat, hoping next weekend will be better.

    August 11, 2013

    • dave

      2-3' this Sat or Sun, flat till then

      1 · August 11, 2013

  • Alberto

    Hi! Thanks to everyone for the meeting of yesterday, especially the host Jes. I am happy I could connect with so many surfers and hopefully we will meet again soon. The best would be in the water of course!!

    August 11, 2013

  • Francisco Ferro de B.

    Where are you planning to head after the meeting? Any good swell forecast?

    August 9, 2013

    • Myk

      Anyone wanna pick up a Somerville resident for a morning session with an 8ft? Wife has to take the car.

      August 9, 2013

    • Jeff M.

      Myk I wish I would have seen this - next time!

      August 10, 2013

  • Kelley

    Thanks so much for hosting! I had a great time connecting with so many surfers. Hope to catch waves this summer!

    August 10, 2013

  • Kelley

    Thanks so much for hosting! I had a great time connecting with so many surfers. Hope to catch waves this summer!

    August 10, 2013

  • Marcia

    Hey, I ended up having to do first aid and cpr training for my job today....I'm guessing things have wrapped up by now. Sorry to have missed it. I hope we can do it again! I'd love to meet everyone and I'd love to try and get in some surfing before the summer is over. Please let me know if anyone has plans to go. I am a beginner (I've gone twice in Costa Rica)...but it's been a while, and I would need to rent equipment, but I'd really love to make it a bigger part of my life.
    Thanks! I look forward to meeting everyone at some point!

    August 10, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    Hi, What beach are ya'll going to after?
    I haven't heard back from Jess yet about the meeting point.

    August 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry thought there would be a place to email people

      August 10, 2013

    • Sarah S.

      i havent heard anything yet, so i guess I'm not going

      August 10, 2013

  • Jacki

    I'm not going to make it today. I have an annoying sinus/allergy cold. Was looking forward to meeting everyone. Hope to get some surfing in soon!

    August 10, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    I have never surfed before and would like to learn. What do I need to know/ bring?

    August 9, 2013

    • Jinsoo

      All of my buddies go naked under the suit.

      August 9, 2013

    • Sarah S.

      why do I need a suit? Is the water cold?

      August 9, 2013

  • Jeff M.

    I wish I could make this to meet the crew- I'm actually going to surf in Hampton tomorrow. Ps Robert August is going to be at cinnamon rainbows surf show from 11-4 for a meet and greet. Have fun!

    August 9, 2013

  • kevin s.

    Is anyone interested in going to York Beach on Sunday. The waves are suppose to be about 1 to 2 ft

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, just another reminder to email Jes: [masked] if you want to know her address for the get-together this Saturday. See you all then.

    August 8, 2013

  • Lindsey Lauren W.

    I just got booked on a movie in Maine. Still trying to find people to surf with. I am not very experienced but I love being on the water and have a car so I can drive any time there's a good time to go.

    August 7, 2013

  • kevin s.

    Hi Becky the waves are supposed to be good at Nantasket on Sinday if you are interested in going

    August 6, 2013

  • Myk

    Can't make it now, I thought it was last weekend. Have fun guys.

    August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, just a reminder to update your RSVP for this Saturday for the event at Jes's place. If you need the address, email Jes at: [masked]

    Look forward to meeting everyone there!

    -Steve

    August 5, 2013

  • kevin s.

    On Saturday the waves in York Beach Maine are going to be about 2ft.

    August 4, 2013

  • kevin s.

    The board is 9'6 and it is fiber glass. It does need a little repair work but rideable.

    August 2, 2013

  • kevin s.

    My nephew is selling a 9'6 longboard for $150 it's a good beginer board if interested let me know

    August 1, 2013

    • Myk

      Just messaged you. Got a picture?

      August 1, 2013

    • Tim L.

      Is this an epoxy board or soft top? What kind of condition is it in? im looking for a cheap second board. Thanks.

      August 2, 2013

  • Tim L.

    Hey I currently surf a 7'2 epoxy surfboard. I've been looking for a cheap longboard to mess around on as an extra board. Is anyone out there selling any 9 footers?

    August 2, 2013

  • Chris

    looking for advice on first board for a 6' 4" tall 215 lbs. goofy footer

    July 20, 2013

    • Denise

      you should check out the board swap coming up this saturday - might be able to snag a nice used longboard. i'd suggest you look for a longboard n the 9'+ range to start with - once you get a feel for the sport, you can always re-sell it and go small if you feel thats the way you want to go

      July 22, 2013

    • Chris

      Denise Thank You

      August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kevin, I will go surfing anytime, I am around at the weekend if you are free and there is somewhere to go

    July 30, 2013

  • kevin s.

    Hi Becky I live in South Weymouth. Let me know if you would like to go surfing sometime.

    July 30, 2013

  • David

    I really like this idea and will hopefully finally make it to a meetup for the group. FYI it looks like Hampton may get some decent if small medium period swell this week for those who might have the opportunity to hit it.

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in north Weymouth and was wondering of anyone lived nearby.
    Also what is narrangasket like for surfing for a beginner? I am going to try to learn so wondering if any other people learning would like to meet either one evening or at the weekend

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can host it.. I have a bid yard but my apartment is small.. However I am 10 from Narragansett

    July 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      a big yard and parking

      July 28, 2013

  • Jinsoo

    I'll be in CA for a wedding the weekend this happens. I tried to hit the swap yesterday but traffic up 95 was stupid packed. Starting to wonder if I'll ever be able to make an event, I think I was also in CA when one of the last ones came up. You should just start planning things around my schedule, that'll clear this right up.

    July 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      lol! sorry to hear that...we'll have to look into re-working the schedule :)

      July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone!

    So a date, time, and location has been set (IMPORTANT: update your RSVP if you are no longer able to attend): DATE: Saturday, August 10th, 2013
    START TIME: 12pm

    LOCATION:
    *Jes's apartment/house in Jamaica Plain (member of this MeetUp group). FOR EXACT ADDRESS, email Jes ([masked]) and she'll reply to you with the exact address to her spot. MORE INFO ON LOCATION:
    *FYI: Jes's spot is a 4 minute walk from the Stony Brook MBTA Station (Orange Line) and on the 39 bus route. It's near Wholefoods off of Centre Street. PARKING:
    *There is street parking (no sticker required). AMENITIES:
    *Spacious backyard
    *Grill
    *Patio
    *Picnic Table

    WHAT TO BRING:
    *BYOB
    *Food (if you want to eat...snacks and/or grilling food)
    *Beach/lawn chairs
    *Energy when it comes to meeting new people and talking about surfing

    Check out the MeetUp page if you want to post a question or comment.

    Thanks for your patience and looking forward to meeting surfers!

    -Steve

    July 27, 2013

  • dave

    i work in cambridge and keep my board in my car just incase. i am down to meet up with some fellow surfers. i am also new to the area from san diego.

    July 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Welcome Dave. Look forward to meeting you man.

      July 22, 2013

  • Jes

    This sounds like a great idea. I have a house in JP with a yard/patio and spacious living room. We share a grill with the neighbors. I sold my truck 4 years ago and am always looking for a ride to the waves.

    July 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Jes. Just sent you a message.

      July 22, 2013

  • Andrew B.

    Let me know if you find a place I'd love to hang and meet some new peeps. And if anyone is going surfing during the weekends hit me up.

    July 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Andrew. Just started working on the time and location. This had a quick turn around with a lot of people interested. Stay tuned! See my message above as well.

      July 22, 2013

  • Denise

    Steve, since you started this event idea, I am going to leave you to take the reigns on it :) there are a lot of good suggestions below to follow up on. maybe follow up with some of the people who offered space? keep in mind, 24 rsvp's so far is a lot of people. make sure the host knows that

    July 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Denise. Just realized this has a huge following. In the works of making this happen now.

      1 · July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone:

    Wow! What a following. Had no idea this many people would be interested. I'm now working on landing the time and location. For a location: I was picturing somewhere in the Boston area since a lot of us work and/or live here. As for a date and time: I was thinking after the work day on a Friday or on a Sunday, since a lot of us have Friday night or Saturday plans, especially in the summer. Once I get the location, I'll send out a date and time. If you have suggestions, shoot 'em out! Or send me a message/email. Thanks again for the interest and stay tuned!

    -Steve

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Lindsey Lauren W.

    Hey yes this is a great idea. I am looking for people to surf with and it be cool meet people from this group and see when people are free to go.

    July 21, 2013

  • kevin s.

    I live in Weymouth which is not far from Boston. Depending on a date to get together I could have it at my house. I have a yard and deck. Also close to Nantasket beach about 25 minutes.

    July 17, 2013

  • Denise

    a couple of ideas if it doesn't work out to have this at someone's house - do we want to do this at the beach? Nantasket or Nahant are close to Boston, people can bring coolers/food to share. We can surf if there is surf, hang out, frisbee or volleyball or something maybe? idea #2 - Cleveland Circle (on the green line) has a free public pool, maybe we could go hang at the pool for a couple hours in the morning some weekend, and then get lunch together at one of the many restaurants/bars across the street?

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a great idea, I am new to the area and don't know anyone outside the office, let alone anyone who surfs. I am trying to learn so it would be great to meet up with some people to go with.

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have a board but know how a little

    July 16, 2013

  • Denise

    i have a portable BBQ I can bring along if someone has a location.

    July 10, 2013

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