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by bomboraa
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1877
Views: 265691

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Plenty of gamefish stuck with dumb tags by game fishers in the NSW DPI program over the years have been recaptured. Are gamefish like marlin, tuna etc more "stupid" than sharks?
Would be interesting to see the shark recapture stats from DPI, though they are overwhelmingly makos and whalers.
by bomboraa
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21920
Views: 2493634

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Hey Cranked what's the water temp like? Was ridiculously cool bit north of Canggu when I was there in July/August, coldest in decades according to an old expat. The locals - really good surfers, not kooks - were in LS springsuits and even a few steamers!
by bomboraa
Tue May 07, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21920
Views: 2493634

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Surfed thick open ocean swell down from Harbour to Long Reef and further north on a 6m glass cuddy + 4.6l V8 250 Merc. Friggin love when a good planing hulled boat feels a swell on its arse and starts running with it. Passing in close to Long Reef bombies and the box etc looked awesome in early morn...
by bomboraa
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: rear quad fins symmetry difference
Replies: 12
Views: 2082

Re: rear quad fins symmetry difference

Thanks all, and yep Mr Duck was wondering as an average Joe if I'd really feel any difference. Use FCS GXQs with 80/20 on a Simon rounded pin and enjoy but board I'm looking at has Futures and noticed many of their rear quads are symmetrical foiled. Had a HP swallow tail quad years and years ago wit...
by bomboraa
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: rear quad fins symmetry difference
Replies: 12
Views: 2082

rear quad fins symmetry difference

How much difference between 80/20 foiled and symmetrical foiled rear quad fins?
For a short fattish rounded pin _ sorta hypto krypto like shape.
The rear Futures boxes are McKee-ish placed.
For waist to head high surfing.
by bomboraa
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 316
Views: 33669

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Taking some poppers? Ever been up one of the rivers to meet the animist locals? Worth it.
by bomboraa
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21920
Views: 2493634

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Mate's super accurate depth sounder registered 16.1C close in off DY. Harbour around Rushcutters was 13.2C.
by bomboraa
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21920
Views: 2493634

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Cranked wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Temples as usual, twice. Glassy when I checked it, onshore when I got out. No other takers

Glassy in the arvo. Two of us surfed hollow waves 1-2', breaking in less than 1' of water. Tide dropped further, too low for me after 2 hours - shitty walk in over the reef
You surfed on Nyepi? .
by bomboraa
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 316
Views: 33669

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Would have liked a single conc round pin quad shortboard but they weren't around then. PS check if the boat/resort has a serious GT spin outfit and some stickbaits and poppers you can borrow.
by bomboraa
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Watch recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 3159

Re: Watch recommendations

Got a Casio, hands not digital. For $60 it was cheaper than replacing the battery and resealing an Ice watch I used previously. It just survived three weeks in Bali and some solid waves, we'll see how i lasts. Says it's 100m proof. Hmmmm.
by bomboraa
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21920
Views: 2493634

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Also wider whales far more curious; they swim up to the boat, some even slowly lift themselves up with bodies five metres vertically out of the water and have a good gander before slowly sinking. Inshore whales don't seem to give a rats and just swim on by.
by bomboraa
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21920
Views: 2493634

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Up the coast close, down the coast wider out, as mentioned, hitching a lift with the EAC. From my eyes, fishing a lot from wash fishing, out to Browns Mountain, there were fewer inshore this year off Sydney heading north.
by bomboraa
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1877
Views: 265691

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

interesting. in theory, we could resume commercial fishing for salmon, and feed our cats the very best, whilst reducing juvenile gws numbers. everyone wins? already have. nsw ocean haul fishery can take two hundred and twenty four tonnes of sambos annually, between barrenjoey headland in sydney and...
by bomboraa
Wed May 17, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Rio Pro 2017 - Saquarema
Replies: 132
Views: 17657

Re: Rio Pro 2017 - Saquarema

And you judge, are judged, too.
by bomboraa
Wed May 17, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Rio Pro 2017 - Saquarema
Replies: 132
Views: 17657

Re: Rio Pro 2017 - Saquarema

In the now normal crowds you compete every day surfing in Sydney. With a rigid set of rules too. Apart from drop ins, snaking etc there's the unspoken assessment of who's around you - what they are riding, what they are wearing, their ability, their male status, familiarity, age, aggression, gender....
by bomboraa
Sat May 06, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Hawaii or Costa Rica Mid April - Early May
Replies: 26
Views: 7779

Re: Hawaii or Costa Rica Mid April - Early May

Yep consistent offshores and light winds when I was there 20 years ago in November December on the Pacific coast. and scored sunny weather overhead plus light winds on the relatively fickle and notoriously wet (but funky and groovy) Caribbean side. Sometimes you get lucky.
by bomboraa
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Injuries Blog
Replies: 74
Views: 15196

Re: Injuries Blog

Men's Health, but he'll need to get his shirt off for a pic.