Search found 770 matches

by godsavethequeen
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

So what? JJF, Medina and to a lesser extent Owen Wright showed that high performance, genuinely exciting surfing was possible out there. Most of the rest - people who do this for a living, let's not forget - just looked pitiful by comparison, whether through lack of preparation, poor board choices o...
by godsavethequeen
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

Apart from that
by godsavethequeen
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

Why do you think that foamy?
by godsavethequeen
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

I firmly stand by my comment that without JJF (and, OK, Medina too) this so-called day of days would have been reduced to a freak show, notable only for the apparent inability of the professionals either to plan for or to surf in a scoreable fashion waves that were outside of their comfort zones and...
by godsavethequeen
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

I am absolutely enjoying the hell out of this day at Bells with the overlapping heats. Really? You don’t think, entertainment-wise, it’s a bit...um... abysmal? Without jjf this would be thoroughly unwatchable I think you should give up on professional surfing god save. Your heart's not in it. But w...
by godsavethequeen
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

And what’s up with you steve? Suspended all your critical faculties now you’re writing for the kindergarten? Imagine a non surfer trying to make some sense of this. They’d switch off in bemused disgust after 2 minutes
by godsavethequeen
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

Christ these pro surfers are dumb
by godsavethequeen
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

steve shearer wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:05 am
I am absolutely enjoying the hell out of this day at Bells with the overlapping heats.
Really? You don’t think, entertainment-wise, it’s a bit...um... abysmal? Without jjf this would be thoroughly unwatchable
by godsavethequeen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

Professional surfing contests have never been exciting to watch Nick. Or at least not from the plebs' side of the velvet rope they haven't. Until such time as we can transition fully to wave pools they should give them a maximum of two waves per heat, tow them in with jetskis, tow them back out with...
by godsavethequeen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

There's that moment, and it still gets me every time in spite of everything, where you watch the opening montage and surfing - professional surfing! - looks fuschia fantastic, a seductive mix of outrageous skill, photogenic competitors and sumptuous locations. The heart quickens and then we cut to l...
by godsavethequeen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:47 pm
You won’t say that tomorrow when John John rips the bag out of it
One swallow doesn't make a summer, TMS. Just ask loof
by godsavethequeen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

It's pretty tempting I must say. We'd need a name for our gang though - how about The Shiite Minority? Two Poms and a Poofta?
by godsavethequeen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

Yeah I get that regional government has stepped into the bottomless moneypit breach vacated by the clothing companies but it still doesn't feel like a particularly sustainable business model. Perhaps I'm wrong. Perhaps they'll focus on the 'stadium' approach and the govt reward for dragging x number...
by godsavethequeen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 206
Views: 2842

Re: Bells Beach

I tuned in this morning over breakfast expecting the 50 year storm and caught five intermittent minutes of the Kolohe heat in 3ft wanky pap. It struck me yet again how much of a non-spectacle it is. Poor quality waves and boring surfing, further cursed by the zombie duo in the booth saying exactly t...
by godsavethequeen
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 375855

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

From the ringing
by godsavethequeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 375855

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Not really. The little ones have got boogie boards and the oldest one has had a few goes standing in the whitewater on my tuflite zap. I'm an incredibly selfish person so would really prefer it if they decided that not to encroach on my surf time but we'll see what happens when they get a bit older
by godsavethequeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 375855

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Slightly before my time I think. They do put them on kids' suits still, which is an absolute fuschia godsend when you've got three of them to wrangle
by godsavethequeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 375855

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Using plastic bags for the legs is big in the adult learner community, I hear. Perhaps give that a try duck? Although on thinking about it, that's probably more of an 'on' thing than and 'off' thing. Maybe instead you could pop into Uniqlo with jimmy next time he's getting the waistband on his trous...