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by foamy
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24546
Views: 3956106

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Nice photo
by foamy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9905

Re: The Outsider

Of course, to walk on to the very safe breakwater my daughter had to step over the chain with the do no walk on the breakwater sign, which I’m pretty sure was put up by the WSL. ha ha
by foamy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9905

Re: The Outsider

I can predict 2 of the CTs. The Merewether Pro and the Dixon Park Pro. My daughter went to the the Duranbah comp. The surf was crap on that day. She was on the beach and the women competitors disappeared to the Lovers northern end. They were basically out of sight. ‘This is pretty much fcuked as ent...
by foamy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9905

Re: The Outsider

Nick Carroll wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:38 pm
Lots of people will watch 'em online
And I will tune in intermittently.
Nick, what do you guesstimate is the number of people (as opposed to views) who actually regularly watch WSL heats?
by foamy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9905

Re: The Outsider

godsavethequeen wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:55 pm
the only reason I signed up to my very first surf forum way back in the day was to plead with some iggyesque kooks to stop posting up picture-heavy blow by blow reports of some of my quieter waves.
by foamy
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9905

Re: The Outsider

People don’t tend to move to Lennox for noisy American corporate events. They do like country markets and “organic” local events. Tourists do keep things ticking along, but the place doesn’t live or die on maximising tourist numbers.
by foamy
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9905

Re: The Outsider

It would be great if the WSL did adopt the FIS model. In the FIS model, they only go where ski locations have applied to have a FIS event.
by foamy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24546
Views: 3956106

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Yes, good line of sight is hard to get. The particular unit we had booked is not blocked by the trees or the WSL constructions
by foamy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24546
Views: 3956106

Re: Where did you surf today ?

We felt we should give it another chance. We do enjoy the top heats online. Watching it from the balcony with a beer in hand, observing the whole mise en scène from a safe place, and then wandering the 80 metres to the point if there was a great heat happening seemed possibly congenial
by foamy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24546
Views: 3956106

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Once at Snapper. I noted that maybe 5% were watching the surfing. It was only a heat and the tide was way out. It was a bit of a shitshow, a lot of people crowding around the beach front and looking at the various pop up shops. Quite noisy with the loudspeakers blaring. I lasted 20 minutes. My mate ...
by foamy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24546
Views: 3956106

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Thud, have you attended a WSL event?
by foamy
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7851
Views: 1290623

Re: Just general surfing stuff

What are your thoughts re having the WSL bring a comp to your beach Lucky Al? Doesn't look much worse than Rio. It is worse than Rio. Much worse. And no one in the village has ever heard of Kelly or John John or Gabriel or anyone. No point in having a comp at our beach. That’s exactly the expansion...
by foamy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9905

Re: The Outsider

channels I'm not steve on this one but if someone wanted to have a CT at a place like Lennox, a great surfing community but one with no history of admitting that level of competition in the door and indeed an explicit history of rejecting it, the way to go would be to spend years building bridges. ...
by foamy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9905

Re: The Outsider

The WSL setting up shop at your beach

Image
by foamy
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9905

Re: The Outsider

It’s one thing to run surf contests as a public service, but to consistently make some serious coin for the organisers and the elite competitors is a whole other conundrum
by foamy
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9905

Re: The Outsider

Yes, it has some merit. Though there is a huge advantage to the surfers with the larger travel budget and it also becomes a bit of a filmers comp.
by foamy
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9905

Re: The Outsider

Steve, you said on Swellnet “it's amazing, 30 years into the "dream Tour" 50 years plus of pro surfing and the only model they can make work is bums on seats/big top surfing. that has to be about the most monumental failure of imagination in any international sport, when you consider what pro surfin...
by foamy
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7851
Views: 1290623

Re: Just general surfing stuff

It would be good if the Bells comp went ahead over Easter, just without the WSL.

They will have to find the old Bells bus to act as judges tower and administration centre