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by foamy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 317
Views: 15864

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Steve, are you already planning a return trip?
by foamy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4808
Views: 370823

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Very good article by Sean Doherty about JJF and a quick trip to King Island with Rasta.

https://www.surfer.com/features/king-is ... e-profile/
by foamy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4808
Views: 370823

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Speaking of surfers who are weak swimmers, Rob Machado. As reported by Chas Smith in Beach Grit. The conversation turned, slightly, toward having enough general sense to be able to survive. Rob said, “I don’t even know how to swim but if you drop me at second reef Pipe I’m sure I’ll figure out how t...
by foamy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4808
Views: 370823

Re: Just general surfing stuff

The new JJF video is currently on 209k plays. Vimeo count a play everytime the play button has been hit. There is no requirement to watch the video till completion, or even for 6 seconds for it to be counted as a play. A lot of people will watch the video more than once, or watch it for a bit then m...
by foamy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4808
Views: 370823

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I think 'the same of viewers as WSL' figure was for the supposedly one-off Facebook Live screening. I'm hopefully tuning in to Space tomorrow morning. Once only, never screened again! Half an hour to go until it starts. But yeah, it was put on Vimeo soon after the Facebook Live screening and it is o...
by foamy
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4808
Views: 370823

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Pretty good statement of the problem with the wave pool event in The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/ ... SApp_Other
by foamy
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4808
Views: 370823

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Steve, are you finding Day 2 more or less entertaining than Day 1, or about the same?
by foamy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4808
Views: 370823

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Occy's father was an engineer so it's no surprise that Occy is such a dab hand with the slide rule and the pencil.
by foamy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4808
Views: 370823

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I watched a few waves. I couldn't get into it. Couldn't seem to see any results. Was there a leaderboard being constantly updated as surfers slip down into the relegation zone? I didn't see it. Seemed little drama. Obviously, seen two waves, seen them all, doesn't help. Probably better live, particu...
by foamy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4808
Views: 370823

Re: Just general surfing stuff

The women are on now.
by foamy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19127
Views: 1724677

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I don't think so. I thought Jodie Cooper's name got mentioned because she was the victim in the only other widely known case of physical violence against a woman in the surf. Johnny-Boy Gomes punched her head. It would be too bizarre if there were just two infamous cases of this type and they occurr...
by foamy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19127
Views: 1724677

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Yeah, not one its speedy days.
It looks lovely though. 'Ruler edged lines' as Saltman said.
by foamy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19127
Views: 1724677

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Crankys fav at 6.30 am just 4 guys out Ruler edged lines marching down the reef double overhead sets every 10 minutes The 5.10 quartet was getting a bit chattery as it hit top speed but held in remarkably well Crowd grew to a dozen after an hour with clean up sets every 30 minutes keeping it real N...
by foamy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4808
Views: 370823

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Yep, particularly such a southerly swell, I suppose.
Dr Tony Butt seems to be Magic Seaweed's head man for NSW. Legend, big wave charger and author of the book 'Surf Science' that you recently recommended. He lives a long way away, of course.
by foamy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4808
Views: 370823

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Magic Seaweed says it's 10.5 ft building to 15ft at Lennox . Surf forecast says it's 5400kj. Surf is about 2-3ft, slopey S swell. Magic Seaweed says the breaking wave at Ballina is 4-6 imperial feet, that's 2-3 surfer feet. Peaking at 7-10 imperial feet at noon then dropping in the arvo. I wonder i...
by foamy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4808
Views: 370823

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: 4808
Views: 370823

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: 4808
Views: 370823

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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