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by bomboraa
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: rear quad fins symmetry difference
Replies: 11
Views: 727

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: 11
Views: 727

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: 333
Views: 21347

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: 19670
Views: 1892985

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: 19670
Views: 1892985

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: 333
Views: 21347

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: 2272

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: 19670
Views: 1892985

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: 19670
Views: 1892985

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: 1738
Views: 205268

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: 135
Views: 13247

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: 135
Views: 13247

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: 6568

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: 78
Views: 12170

Re: Injuries Blog

Men's Health, but he'll need to get his shirt off for a pic.
by bomboraa
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 5070
Views: 428308

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Check out 'biorock' - would make a great reef. Not sure how expensive it is or where it can be used (water temps etc) but it effectively creates a natural reef, so should be pretty stable. there have been some artificial reefs for surfing, but all have failed. Might be the design or the quality etc...
by bomboraa
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Lombok in solid swell ?
Replies: 29
Views: 4617

Re: Lombok in solid swell ?

Cranked talking rain. It bucketed down this wet season. The three wet seasons prior to this one were El Nino super dry, so dry the rice farmers had serious problems. Was there for those "wet" seasons, which were really just the odd, brief, localised thunder storms maybe once or twice a week.
by bomboraa
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19670
Views: 1892985

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Fathoms would seem appropriate.