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by foamy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Steve, I didn't think it was passive-aggressive. Sarcastic is what I'd call it.
by foamy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Cranked, the brains trust has spoken.
The fact that you have spent 6 months a year for the last 4 years on the Bukit and have found you can get a quite reliable sense of the swell at Impossibles from Surf-Forecast's kjs forecast.....well, you are clearly wrong. Wake up to yourself, buddy.
by foamy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Clearly, they mean swell height for Lennox. Steve's graph does sometimes get incorrectly labelled as breaking wave height. A funny little fault to trick the unaware. Showing on my screen currently as swell height.

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by foamy
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

For viewers playing at home, Ballina has a blue column and Lennox doesn't.

Lennox Head
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Ballina
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by foamy
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Michael February employs a different way of duckdiving.

https://mobile.twitter.com/wsl/status/1 ... gr%5Etweet

p.s. I don't like the look of that reef.
by foamy
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Good forecasting is built on a lot of hindcasting. The magic seaweed crew probably don't get much of that so far from their home base.
:idea: Some surf cams would be a big help :idea:
by foamy
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Obviously, when they say Ballina, they are not talking the Wall, but a few hundred yards away where nobody much surfs anyway.
by foamy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

There are a lot of photos of Lennox on that Magic Seaweed page. Some of them are pretty good.
Like this one by Get Joggly.

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by foamy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: surfing girlfriends/boyfriends
Replies: 60
Views: 7203

Re: surfing girlfriends/boyfriends

A fine eulogy to Judy Trim on Swellnet.

http://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-d ... two-halves
by foamy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Thud wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Magic Seaweed. Lol. I reckon those Cornish blokes piss themselves whacking up the reports
They bin smokin the magic seaweed.
by foamy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Stu Nettle has posted a comment on Swellnet. A pretty good summary of a surf journo's viewpoint of Dirk Ziff's speech. http://www.swellnet.com/comment/578830#comment-578830 “The award itself was a sham, but hey, that's OK, the surf industry is full of equally appalling episodes. But the sustained at...
by foamy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Chas Smith waxed lyrical about surfing as a response to Dirk Ziff. It's a good read.

https://beachgrit.com/2018/08/dirk-ziff ... urnalists/
by foamy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Caroline Marks pivots on her backhand but is more carvey on her forehand. That's probably what most do.
by foamy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

The WSL drops this clip of a winning wave in Tatiana's exciting Rd 2 win. https://mobile.twitter.com/wsl/status/1025528279443226624/video/1 p.s. I'm not bagging women's surfing. It's just we are seeing what peak surfing looks like in poor waves. The harsher critics of the wave pool should perhaps be...
by foamy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

This is the video the WSL posted to announce that Caroline Marks won her US Open Rd 1 heat beating Sally and Bronte. This must be one of Caroline's best waves of the heat. I wonder if this is the type of thrills surfing will be offering Olympics viewers at Chiba. https://mobile.twitter.com/wsl/statu...
by foamy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 21213

Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

As I heard Mark Richards say about board design on the WSL, what you are trying to achieve is a board that is fast and turns easily. Unfortunately, those two design wants don't necessarily work together.
by foamy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 21213

Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

This is a great idea! I propose Nick and gstq having a cycling trip visiting Australia's primo east coast waves. Gstq's family can drive the support vehicle. Nick can inform gstq about the deep lore of surfing and surfboard design and gstq can teach Nick how to ride a bicycle. https://lh5.googleuser...
by foamy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4227
Views: 323535

Re: Just general surfing stuff

A good article this week by Nick Carroll on Coastalwatch about Indo surf trips and the lack of medical services.

https://www.coastalwatch.com/surfing/ni ... ck-carroll