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by foamy
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23557
Views: 3643839

Re: Where did you surf today ?

There are heaps of people who get to the stage of having a decent pop-up and cruising across the wave, and that’s when they give it up. They give it up not because it is too hard, but because they don’t find surfing compelling enough to continue. They enjoyed their surfing foray, but now prefer to d...
by foamy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23557
Views: 3643839

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Cranked, I was just referring to the time elapsed between starting from zero and being able to ride an easy wave. The very stable board, the big paddle and no pop-up solve a lot of problems.
by foamy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23557
Views: 3643839

Re: Where did you surf today ?

SUPs are more a bicycle equivalent
by foamy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23557
Views: 3643839

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Bicycles are a great design to give easy self-propelled transport for the masses. I wasn’t allowed a bicycle growing up because we lived in a very hilly area. When I was 45, I got up early and taught myself to ride a bicycle and was competently cruising around a very large resort within 40 minutes. ...
by foamy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7239
Views: 1159945

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I’m sad to read that John Shimooka has died. The Hawaiian who moved to Cronulla. Condolences to family and friends.
by foamy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7239
Views: 1159945

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Very low hipster component. It’s seems like every Tom, Dick and Carrie including the groms.
by foamy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7239
Views: 1159945

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I’m spending a few days at Rainbow Bay. I have surfed here occasionally since 1971. This weekend has easily had the longest average length of board I’ve ever seen. The waves have been longboard suitable, but still, all these teenagers carrying giant surfboards. I’ve been surprised. I don’t get out e...
by foamy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf sales growth
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Surf sales growth

Thanks mate. It looks very good, and I love the colours.

Also, I’m very confident summer will bring a lush grass cover to your lawn. Particularly with the daylight saving. When it happens, photos please. Stick it up those naysayers!
by foamy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23557
Views: 3643839

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I remember, while he was competing, Fanno was asked about heat strategy. He said, “Well, you’ve got to stay patient, but you have to keep busy. I really have no idea.”
by foamy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: La Nina 20/21
Replies: 54
Views: 6444

Re: La Nina 20/21

I would have thought the magazine, Surfing World, would have published some photos.
by foamy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: La Nina 20/21
Replies: 54
Views: 6444

Re: La Nina 20/21

My guess is the photo is from the big ECL in early September 1967.
by foamy
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf sales growth
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Surf sales growth

Mario, when you get it, we would like some photos.
by foamy
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2134
Views: 423821

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

With eating dead whales, that shark timidity would seem to be mostly timidity towards other sharks. Sharks generally appear careful to defer to bigger sharks. Even relatively small differences in size seem to be acknowledged in setting up the pecking order.
by foamy
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2134
Views: 423821

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

And they’re coming up from NSW!!!
by foamy
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2134
Views: 423821

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

Nick, why weren’t the nets up?
by foamy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 454
Views: 156471

Re: skateboarding ...

Let’s not forget one thing in this apocalyptic crisis, a bushing is a type of bearing.
by foamy
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7239
Views: 1159945

Re: Just general surfing stuff

At 6am at the Sunshine Coast Airport this morning it was 6 degrees Celsius. You are allowed to wear a wetsuit.