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by Cranked
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17173
Views: 1444558

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Jae Haydon drowns in surfing accident at Bali’s famous Padang Padang? No, I don't leave until Monday. This report is strange: Jae Haydon, 34, from Woonona near Wollongong, was surfing at Padang Padang Beach, one of Bali’s most famous surf spots, on Monday morning (Indonesian time) when he was report...
by Cranked
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Margaret River Pro 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4320

Re: Margaret River Pro 2018

The controversy about the cancellation due to sharks is not going away. Lot of fingers being pointed. Its an exciting opportunity foregone that's for sure. It would have introduced a whole new level of dramatic spectacle to surfing. This would have added to the excitement of surfing and made a mots...
by Cranked
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17173
Views: 1444558

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I used to windsurf (wave boards) off that little island about a k out from Hillarys. It was sort of OK, plus a few other little breaks. I was there by myself late one afternoon when the wind dropped like someone switched it off. Had to swim my rig in, didn't get to shore until 8:30pm. Spooky in the ...
by Cranked
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Autumn
Replies: 29
Views: 1579

Re: Autumn

Saw that you got a good mal MM. One thing I like about mals is, even if you haven't surfed for 6 months or more, you can paddle out and have a good time. What I don't like though is that you can jump off a shortboard and ride a mal OK with an hour, but going from a mal back to a shortboard seems to ...
by Cranked
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Autumn
Replies: 29
Views: 1579

Re: Autumn

8', 4000kJ swell for bali when I return monday week.

Virtually offshore all day everyday for the next 6 months. Ain't nowhere else in the world with stats like that

:-D-:
by Cranked
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Margaret River Pro 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4320

Re: Margaret River Pro 2018

Exactly, I expect a pro surfer to go when I wouldn't.
by Cranked
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Margaret River Pro 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4320

Re: Margaret River Pro 2018

And with that innocuous seeming paragraph the ASP begins to arise from its early death.

Spearheaded, naturally, by the dead and born again Nick Carroll
by Cranked
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Margaret River Pro 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4320

Re: Margaret River Pro 2018

Hahaha. The WSL and wave pools are proving to be about as far from the surfing ethos as you can get.

They are both becoming irrelevant to surfing. I have no interest in wave pools and very little for the WSL.
by Cranked
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Margaret River Pro 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4320

Re: Margaret River Pro 2018

buddy wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:08 pm
Has there ever been an attack at main break?
Pretty sure there hasn't.

Maybel legal issues too. They might get their arse sued of them if there was a fatality or serious injury to a surfer.

Does anyone have a clue what the legal situation would be?
by Cranked
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Margaret River Pro 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4320

Re: Margaret River Pro 2018

The forecast was pretty crap too, that probably influenced their decision
by Cranked
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - BOARDS & STUFF (incl Lost & Found)
Topic: Two Misfits for sale
Replies: 27
Views: 503

Re: Two Misfits for sale

Thank god it was just surfboards AJ.

I thought you may have been trying to offload some of your kids when I first saw the thread title.
by Cranked
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17173
Views: 1444558

Re: Where did you surf today ?

17 second period swells forecast there for Sunday. Can Perth beaches handle it? There's nothing to handle no matter how big the swell is. There's awesome coastal protection in WA due to the sunken offshore coastline. When a perfect 3m swell hits the offshore reefs it refracts in a fan shape up to n...
by Cranked
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Margaret River Pro 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4320

Re: Margaret River Pro 2018

There is probably an extra few thousand surfers in the Margaret River region (WSL plus school hols) and they have closed all the beaches using some weirdo local regulation that is enforceable. Lucky I have already booked my ticket to Bali as there will probably be sudden exodus. I've stopped surfing...
by Cranked
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17173
Views: 1444558

Re: Where did you surf today ?

by Cranked
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1492
Views: 154465

Re: Midlengths

Beerfan wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:13 pm
It might cause a stir but 20 1/4 isn't really wide IMHO. 20 1/4 would be a short board width for me haha. My jd is for good waves and is 21". Doesn't feel wide at all.
Ditto for me, 7 boards 6'1 to 8', all 21 1/4 to 21 3/4
by Cranked
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Margaret River Pro 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4320

Re: Margaret River Pro 2018

Left Handers tomorrow morning looks the only chance to finish the comp in decent waves. Fragile area so probably a no go even if they wanted to.
by Cranked
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1492
Views: 154465

Re: Midlengths

I noticed that Cheyne Horan's latest allrounder for himself was something like 6'3 x 20.25" x 3" and a traditional nugget/zot shape. So he's still going for width and volume.
by Cranked
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Margaret River Pro 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4320

Re: Margaret River Pro 2018

Very relaxing viewing, soporific in fact.