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by bombora
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: stones that float
Replies: 13
Views: 3700

Re: stones that float

Thanks Alak, v interesting.
by bombora
Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: stones that float
Replies: 13
Views: 3700

stones that float

Dee Why to Longy stretch has a thick covering of pumice on the high tide line. Some have barnacle growth.
Anyone have an idea of their origin?
by bombora
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Chasing the dragon
Replies: 39
Views: 7271

Re: Chasing the dragon

Fine line between and addiction and an obsession or even a passionate embrace. You don't get good unless you hover between those three gradations on the spectrum, for large periods of otherwise productive time. I've been there for thirty years and have probably transferred some of that devotion ove...
by bombora
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 973723

Re: Ask Carroll

If bored, what's the go with the J.O.B V Brazillian guy trials "drama" _ biffo while riding the same wave????????
by bombora
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Tahiti for not so big waves
Replies: 11
Views: 4532

Re: Tahiti for not so big waves

Yep from the capital to Chopes are heaps of black sand beachies, though warn her they have some grunt. And some of the reef passes I thought were not particularly daunting (certainly not Chopes scary). Beachies were really packed when school came out. Save money by buying bread and roast chooks, rat...
by bombora
Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bali Pro - Who's Ya Winner ?
Replies: 55
Views: 14798

Re: Bali Pro - Who's Ya Winner ?

Thank fcuking christ that is over. Got my phone pick-pocketed watching state of origin last night. Got attacked by fire ants, lost part of my toenail on the reef yesterday, was up all night literally with atomic level bali belly. I knew being the pathetic specimen of epidermis that I am, Bali would...
by bombora
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: getting old, dont want struggle on a shorty
Replies: 84
Views: 30980

Re: getting old, dont want struggle on a shorty

Been dry for almost a year thanks to a spinal condition (thankyou, genes). Got wet for three days straight beginning of last week when there was some decent swell. Rode 7'2" Campbell Bros bonzer speed egg. Rounded pin. Spaghetti arms (knackered after two waves), back still as bent as a queensland po...
by bombora
Thu May 09, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Southy photo today - dolphin or shark?
Replies: 37
Views: 9700

Re: Southy photo today - dolphin or shark?

Not a tiger, while freshly dead or still alive they are copper, cream, rusty brown. Also tail shape, and tail wrist, appears wrong shape. Then again maybe camera has distorted colours. It has the electrc blue and white of a mako, and bottom tail lobe is right shape, can't see top tail lobe, but who ...
by bombora
Thu May 09, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Southy photo today - dolphin or shark?
Replies: 37
Views: 9700

Re: Southy photo today - dolphin or shark?

Mate who fishes for a living said the boat in pic does shark net, but reckons it's a massive mako rather than a tiger.
by bombora
Thu May 09, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Southy photo today - dolphin or shark?
Replies: 37
Views: 9700

Re: Southy photo today - dolphin or shark?

Oh and by the way, that ain't the shark net contractors boat in the above pic, and they stopped netting Sydney for this season at end of April.
Looks like a rec fishing charter vessel with all those rod holders.
So wonder who and what's going on there..........
by bombora
Thu May 09, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Southy photo today - dolphin or shark?
Replies: 37
Views: 9700

Re: Southy photo today - dolphin or shark?

Another fatal attack at Reunion Island. Honeymooner, with wife on beach. One report says he'd hired a bodyboard, others call him a "surfer". Shark hit him twice. Yep they only ever bite once..................
by bombora
Tue May 07, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Southy photo today - dolphin or shark?
Replies: 37
Views: 9700

Re: Southy photo today - dolphin or shark?

The Flippers are massing to gorge on the Autumn mullet etc spawning run. A favourite of teenager GWS as well. Interesting time as awlays to be in the water.
by bombora
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: 10 sharkiest waves In Aus
Replies: 107
Views: 29835

Re: 10 sharkiest waves In Aus

Was surfing a costa rican beach about 15 years ago. we had to cross a small creek entrance to the sea to get back to the 4WD. Did the paddle bit, were in knee deep water and looked back just to last check the surf. Saw a "log" 10 metres away, heading up the creek entrance. But the tide was going out...
by bombora
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Aitutaki
Replies: 21
Views: 6881

Re: Aitutaki

Going to Aitutaki end of May to cross bonefish on home made lure off the must do before karking it list (hopefully). Been trying to suss surf there too. Precious little info. Same as has been said, uber shallow, and the few passes supposedly don't shelve properly for surf. At the same time there do ...
by bombora
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Four Corners & Wavepool
Replies: 55
Views: 8584

Re: Four Corners & Wavepool

Yep and soon there may be white shoes tramping all over Cape York. Waiting for the first developer to take advantage of "relaxed" Cape York land clearing laws: "Yes of course it's a farm, it's just a farm with 120 "silos" which happen to have ducted air con, wrap around balconies and granite topped ...
by bombora
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The FreeRideVoice
Replies: 175
Views: 26428

Re: The FreeRideVoice

stand-ups ride back foot, while kneelos are, umm, front-foot surfers. in the old slab days, you sat forward on the board, but leaned back on the tail. while, as i understand it, stand-ups at the time were front-foot surfing. when stand-ups moved to backfoot, kneelos moved to sitting further back an...
by bombora
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The FreeRideVoice
Replies: 175
Views: 26428

Re: The FreeRideVoice

First 20 years of 38 years surfing was on my knees. Same attraction; back then crips were a cult within a cult and few cared what others thought. Started cause dad would swim DY rock pool when I was a tacker and while I waited and watched the point Crawford seemed to be having the most fun, at least...
by bombora
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Breaks spotted in non-surfing docos
Replies: 11
Views: 3358

Breaks spotted in non-surfing docos

Anyone spotted waves in docos, tv shows which have nothing to do with surfing. The question about Broome in another thread reminded me of a pefect, glassy three foot left point break which features for about five seconds in a fishing DVD which had a story about Broome shore fishing and came with a m...