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by bomboraa
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Watch recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 491

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: 16038
Views: 1266509

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: 16038
Views: 1266509

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: 1580
Views: 130610

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: 7297

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: 7297

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: 5007

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: 61
Views: 4522

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: 3153
Views: 203835

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: 2725

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: 16038
Views: 1266509

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Fathoms would seem appropriate.
by bomboraa
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1580
Views: 130610

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

Steve did Aussie salmon make their way to the far north coast this winter and spring
by bomboraa
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Yellow boards and sharks
Replies: 14
Views: 2569

Re: Yellow boards and sharks

Though recent research suggests great whites at least can see in colour. Their eyes have both rods and cones, the necessary eye structure to do so.
by bomboraa
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: The big NE swell this weekend
Replies: 136
Views: 29959

Re: The big NE swell this weekend

The walk bridge at Crescent Head
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by bomboraa
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Padang Padang May 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2247

Re: Padang Padang May 2016

Cranked proportions are about right for Canggu area except slightly more Aussies (both Deus types and older expat leathernecks) and fewer zillas. Course when the Bukit's small the ratio changes again.
by bomboraa
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Padang Padang May 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2247

Re: Padang Padang May 2016

Was at Ulus last Sunday half hour before dusk watching. Got even a bit bigger than pics above and was sheet glass. Last two guys out came in after getting smashed by a monster set. Creased my 6'5" Simon two days before after two weeks of pretty bloody insane surf.
by bomboraa
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1580
Views: 130610

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

Cause there weren't any. Fellow surfers retrieved the bitten off leg and packed it in ice. Very sad,