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by Nick Carroll
Mon May 21, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17427
Views: 1485748

Re: Where did you surf today ?

black duck wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:03 pm
Swell has muscled up down the coast this morning. Solid double over head at least at local magnets, too big for the beaches.
WSW blowing fairly hard, has killed off a few spots.
Not here yet, it'd better show. I'm not putting up with these 10 channels for no reason god damn it
by Nick Carroll
Mon May 21, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17427
Views: 1485748

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Cranked wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 5:15 pm
That comment on the island brings back fond memories for me duck.

The oceans gone very calm here.
Calm before the psycho storm me thinks

fcuk JBay is going to be off the charts later this week. Then CBreak, then all of Indonesia.
by Nick Carroll
Sun May 20, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 527
Views: 93113

Re: post your modern day sickness

alakaboo wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 9:59 am
There's some optical illusion going on with the spray, but that tail still looks very foiled?
Yeah it’s very narrow, sorta single fin outline, three fin set up a bit further up the board than normal. It’s like someone took a 7’2” Pipe board and shrunk it to 6’1”
by Nick Carroll
Sun May 20, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 527
Views: 93113

Re: post your modern day sickness

But when I do, it won't separate at the top of the page
by Nick Carroll
Sun May 20, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 527
Views: 93113

Re: post your modern day sickness

Anything I feel like

Handles power and late takeoff to tube combos beautifully but also very smooth in open face turns. I'll write a piece on it somewhere.
by Nick Carroll
Sun May 20, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 527
Views: 93113

Re: post your modern day sickness

https://s9.postimg.cc/pv17lhce7/IMG_1677.jpg Slick little thing lil bro designed for me with Max Stewart, long DNA strand going back to 1978, renewed here as a 6'1" x187/8" x25/16", flat to single/flat concave Normally I can't stand Tom's boards but this is a delicate yet firm fleshed little beauty...
by Nick Carroll
Sat May 19, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17427
Views: 1485748

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Ps it’s fun again down here, happy times!
by Nick Carroll
Sat May 19, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17427
Views: 1485748

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Inspired by Hatchnam, I am going to ride nothing but single fins for the next two weeks.

Ten channel single fins.

I’ll report back.
by Nick Carroll
Fri May 18, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Epoxy boards
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: Epoxy boards

That said I saw an American guy get out of the water yesterday morning with a SD SciFi, the thing had just exploded. I took a close look and was stunned, the lamination was like paper, the apparent “carbon” clearly wasn’t, and the high density foam bar along the board had simply ruptured. The styrof...
by Nick Carroll
Wed May 16, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17427
Views: 1485748

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Oh no, it's a design based on something pretty old and tuned up with Max Stewart. I'm a bit blown away to be honest.
by Nick Carroll
Wed May 16, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17427
Views: 1485748

Re: Where did you surf today ?

#metoo

riding a crazy little board right now, designed by none other than my little brother. It's weird because his boards are usually pretty much unrideable but this one's super delicious.
by Nick Carroll
Tue May 15, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17427
Views: 1485748

Re: Where did you surf today ?

fcuk it's fun down here today in other news, Barrinha just kicked the shit out of the Pool. I bet nobody predicted THAT. Best mens round one of the year. Free, unpredictable surfing, the way we know it to be. The two closing rides of JJF's and the Mongrel's in their rd 1 heat obliterated anything do...
by Nick Carroll
Mon May 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17427
Views: 1485748

Re: Where did you surf today ?

fcuken powered up this arvo. New pulse from the re-formed fetch in mid Tasman. It'll probably be 10' overnight and 6' in the morning.
by Nick Carroll
Mon May 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Epoxy boards
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: Epoxy boards

So if you wanted more float than your current board, could you just go the exact same dimensions because of the extra floatiness of epoxy, and would the performance be relatively the same? ahh fcuk there's a lot of differences, what people loosely call "epoxy" are usually polystyrene core boards gl...
by Nick Carroll
Sun May 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17427
Views: 1485748

Re: Where did you surf today ?

c) yeah it has a point. Newport has a long surfing history, membership of the club goes back to 1975 and it was blessed by the older guys who surfed there before it. There's about 100 members ranging from 12 year old girls to 55 year old men and they’re all part of the local surfing community. The c...
by Nick Carroll
Sun May 13, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17427
Views: 1485748

Re: Where did you surf today ?

foamy wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 10:05 am
Nick, does a Newport Plus Boardriders Club comp have any point beyond clearing the break for your own amusement?
a) I don't go in N+ contests any more but sometimes I judge a few heats
b) We don't clear the water, it’s just like a normal surf except four of the people have singlets on.
by Nick Carroll
Sun May 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17427
Views: 1485748

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Fcuken great day down here yesterday. Flat in the morning. Swell started edging a bit around 9.30am. Good surf vibe in the air with the cold wind and deep SW cloud switching off with sun. I went for a surf around 11.30, the swell moved from 2' to 4-5' in two hours. The N+ crew set up and ran off a c...
by Nick Carroll
Sat May 12, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17427
Views: 1485748

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Wind gust of 62 knots from the south off Montague Island this morning.