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by Nick Carroll
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6795
Views: 728561

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Well, here's the rub. There are guards at the entrance to Bendalong road off the highway, GUARDS, checking licences and rate notices so that if you are not a resident, YOU DON'T GET IN. All the holiday rental houses are empty. All the caravan parks are empty. The local shop is closed. There is nobo...
by Nick Carroll
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6795
Views: 728561

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Yeah but that was just the faux humility talking. Underneath he was shouting ‘I AM A SURFING GOD’ I don't really need to shout that do I god save. I don't even need to say it. You have to accept the truth about yourself. Famous people do this all the time. They look at the fan mail and shit and jus...
by Nick Carroll
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6795
Views: 728561

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Trev wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:38 pm
What? The seaplane one?
WTF does Trev watch ads for Wales????

This whole thing is way more fcuked up than I thought
by Nick Carroll
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6795
Views: 728561

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I dunno god save I think it's a bit hard to pin down an Australian cliche right now. That ad campaign with Kylie Minogue etc may have hit the spot for terrified Britons who wish there was a decent white country somewhere out there who will grovel to them and love the Queen or whatever, but it's as f...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6795
Views: 728561

Re: Just general surfing stuff

As I've probably bored you with before, my first board was a 5'8" squash tail single fin. I didn't know it at the time but it was originally shaped for Nat Young who rode it in the 1970 world contest at Johanna. My lil bro's first board was a Ron Wade 5'6" pop-out double ender singly. We got beyond ...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6795
Views: 728561

Re: Just general surfing stuff

well aj you know what they say, it takes a village to make a kid do something really stupid look you guys, the days of riding shit boards are over. If you want the best out of surfing, you get a good board for whatever stage of surfing you're at and whatever age you are at the time. These days, that...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6795
Views: 728561

Re: Just general surfing stuff

tell him if he doesn't fcuken get a swimming act and fast, Uncle Nick will make him do Molokai.

but seriously folks

lemme know when you're ready to get him something aj, I shall guide your offspring into something both effective and peer group worthy.
by Nick Carroll
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 22239
Views: 2625113

Re: Where did you surf today ?

little new swell pulse this arvo, I am still wigging out about not being in Hawaii but any sign of rideable waves is a good sign. This one a tiny unusual push off that Fiji cyclone I think. Timing is about right as is interval etc.
by Nick Carroll
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6795
Views: 728561

Re: Just general surfing stuff

you want to do yourselves a favour, go find some of the footage from Pipeline yesterday afternoon.
by Nick Carroll
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6795
Views: 728561

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Ha ha people suddenly having kittens over the Rules They thought about whether it applied here and decided it didn't quite get there because the consequences were not "of a serious nature", ie nobody got hurt. I thought, this is a bit like a professional soccer foul, maybe a yellow card but not a r...
by Nick Carroll
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6795
Views: 728561

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Interesting ... 171.11 Serious Unsportsmanlike Interference If the Discipline Director and Commissioner’s Office determine that an interference during an Event was intentional, unsportsmanlike and of a serious nature, notwithstanding any penalty available under Article 188 (which may include suspen...
by Nick Carroll
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6795
Views: 728561

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Well this all seems like a pretty cheap shot at some guy on the other side of the world who's harmlessly making boards for himself and his mates.
by Nick Carroll
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 22239
Views: 2625113

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I've had a lot of surfs since I last reported in but this morning was weird, the swell had backed down and I went out Sunset Pt for a play. There was occasional 4-5' sets. The wind started out reverse of trades, then swung dead offshore SE, a very rare wind on the north shore. Everything looked like...
by Nick Carroll
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 220
Views: 20313

Re: The Tulla Tub

ha ha we're with each other to the death
by Nick Carroll
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 220
Views: 20313

Re: The Tulla Tub

yeah but I know Tom too well to feel it as a joke, like it doesn't give me that sense of incongruity you need in order to feel a joke

what would have been funny is if he'd got out of the pool, apologised, and offered to lead her in a meditation session
by Nick Carroll
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 220
Views: 20313

Re: The Tulla Tub

well Tom would never do that.

But yeah it's just funny, a lady on the sidelines policing the situation.
by Nick Carroll
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 220
Views: 20313

Re: The Tulla Tub

I was invited to go to URBSRF's pool in Melbourne on Monday! But I can't because I'll be in Hawaii. Sorry everyone you'll just have to wait for some future critical analysis. I wonder if someone who is not a member of the surf industrial complex will ever be allowed to surf this place? I have a fri...
by Nick Carroll
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1717
Views: 288362

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

He'll be winning if he gets $1 for it

My god there were a lot of shithouse surfboards made, for a very long time.