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by vb
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Equipment appeal
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Equipment appeal

I went to a pre-Xmas party last year and met a couple (Ken & Di) whose go it is to bring down to Sydney from Brewarrina a bunch of Aboriginal kids for a taste of the northern beaches. The kids' surf awarness is obviously pretty close to zero but according to Ken their enthusiasm is off the Richter. ...
by vb
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: the little girly booger environmental vandals from DY ...
Replies: 125
Views: 16098

Re: the little girly booger environmental vandals from DY ...

This thread was developing quite nicely along such tangents as organic veggie growing etc and doomed to die a natural death until Tasker had to put his 2 cents worth in. I'm tipping 40 pages and it may even be sufficient bait to get Smntl back on the job. Also, let's hear it from DY's next superhero...
by vb
Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Great news
Replies: 14
Views: 1734

Re: Great news

FAR Q 2 ... (name of dinghy stowed at Palmie)
by vb
Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: who's seen some bizzaro atmospheric phenomena?
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Re: who's seen some bizzaro atmospheric phenomena?

Over northern beaches about 25 years ago . ..
Night and literally thousands of mini lightning strikes (high altitude I guess 'cos no noise) every second covering the entire sky. Never seen it since
by vb
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: WOMENS WCT
Replies: 10
Views: 1213

Re: WOMENS WCT

Great result but embarrassing prize money. Guys that won't make the cut in the Aussie Open will be taking home bigger cheques than Steph
by vb
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Greatest small wave session ever filmed?
Replies: 77
Views: 6405

Re: Greatest small wave session ever filmed?

Fuel TV yesterday ... coupla guys (dark haired goofy; blond natural -natural blond?-) surfing a right in Indo I guess. Lots of boats in background. Waves were flawless but so was their surfing. Best I've ever seen
by vb
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: A Little Treat...
Replies: 59
Views: 5437

Re: A Little Treat...

Re Samantha v Jeannie ...

A catch phrase of the 60s was "are you a Ginger or a Mary Ann'' referring of course to the two absolute hotties in GI
by vb
Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: name the break - win a cuddly panda
Replies: 46
Views: 4122

Re: name the break - win a cuddly panda

Senegal ... or Coogee shorebreak?
by vb
Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: rob bain
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

rob bain

Justv heard on news that Rob Bain seriously injured at Av today. Apparently hit his head on rocks and is in MV hospital. Here's hoping he's ok
by vb
Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Justice - what justice?
Replies: 63
Views: 5880

Re: Justice - what justice?

Islanders Youth Hockey Organisation???
by vb
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Boats in Crowded Surf
Replies: 64
Views: 5413

Re: Surf Boats in Crowded Surf

If I can get filming rights, I'll tow the old "Adrian Curlewis'" down to the realsurf BBQ this weekend.

Proposed crew: Spoon (bow oar), KK (port), Guard (starbord), Dino (stern) and naturally BB sweep
by vb
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: what's the shittest wave in sydney?
Replies: 51
Views: 5038

Re: what's the shittest wave in sydney?

Newport Pool is crap, especially high tide with a fair swell ... tried swimming 50m the other day and it was like being in a washing machine. There was, however, a fuschia classy looking wave breaking about 200m out from it. Wonder more people don't go for it.
by vb
Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What is this all about?
Replies: 20
Views: 1865

Re: What is this all about?

Can you believe it? This will backfire on Slater for sure ... I'm handing in my Quiksilver watch*


*the friggin thing kept stopping on me and I replaced it with a Citizen eight months ago. Tossed it on a shelf and it hasn't missed a second since
by vb
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kurungabaa
Replies: 104
Views: 12393

Re: Kurungabaa

One of the first extensions planned to the suburban rail system in the early 1900s was Hornsby to Mona Vale. Thank fcuk we're still waiting
by vb
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Meyerhoffer?
Replies: 49
Views: 7055

Re: Meyerhoffer?

Nick,

I've got a horrible feeling you're right regarding the Magnum SUP. Hope you don't end up kicking yourself by letting the cat out of the bag on this forum. Sheer genius!!
by vb
Fri May 08, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Boardies still OK in Syd at the moment?
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

Re: Boardies still OK in Syd at the moment?

Ricky,

what body tye are u?

If you're a squat, stocky, low-browed Neaderthal bred for colder climes then by all means go out in your profiles if you want ...


If however you're a Masai (long, lean , gracile) then rubber up to the max.
by vb
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Why we surf - an attempt to articulate it in depth
Replies: 11
Views: 1630

Re: Why we surf - an attempt to articulate it in depth

Admire your fortitude Zinga addressing this cynical crowd with some very vaild (IMO) points. Sometimes I'd wax-up lyrical, paddle out, look around me and think the sparkling insides of them tubes were straight out of Aladdin's Cave. Most times, however, it was pure ego. Loved showing off. Fcuk was I...
by vb
Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bombora - History of Australian Surfing
Replies: 216
Views: 15621

Re: Bombora - History of Australian Surfing

steve shearer wrote:
Clif wrote:Dora was the expert at fueling the "counter-culture" narrative 8)
Still the most interesting figure alive or dead in surfing's history.

nup, for mine Bunker Spreckles ... he even had the abilty to communicate from the grave via these forums