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by chrisb
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Watch recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: Watch recommendations

I was told by a watchmaker that for surfing anything less than 150m waterproof is shit.
From experience 50m waterproof is bullshit - the first splash of water and it's gone.
by chrisb
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Every trannies nightmare
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Re: Every trannies nightmare

Beanpole wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:30 pm
Did he/she actually do the full filleting or just take hormones?
He went the whole way according to the press. Bruce Jenner for example didn't take to the knife so he can "just" stop the hormones and, presumably to a non-medico's untrained eye, revert. Dreadful situation that WW/PD is in.
by chrisb
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Every trannies nightmare
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Every trannies nightmare

According to the Courier Mail, Peter Drouyn/Westerley Windina has changed his/her mind. After sex-reassignment surgery a couple of years ago, he/she does not want to be a woman anymore and wants a reversal. I can't think of many worse situations to get yourself into. BTW, he is the guy in Elle McPhe...
by chrisb
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1581
Views: 133748

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

what was an old dick like that doing on a short board? Never too old, Nat's older than that bloke and rides a shortie. yeah I've met a few guys late sixties going on gromhood that rip. never use Nat Young as an example for anything, best if he was erased from surfing history. Met him a few times ov...
by chrisb
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1581
Views: 133748

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

shaunmorrison wrote:what was an old dick like that doing on a short board?
Never too old, Nat's older than that bloke and rides a shortie.
by chrisb
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Midget
Replies: 28
Views: 2930

Re: R.I.P. Midget

Back in about 1968 when I was at school there was a photo of Midget in the Herald surfing a sizeable wave on a bellyboard. This was because he had broken his leg. His leg was in a plaster cast and covered in plastic to make it waterproof. He just couldn't stay out of the water. A long shot but does ...
by chrisb
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Midget
Replies: 28
Views: 2930

Re: R.I.P. Midget

I was at Palmie on a pretty ordinary day about 20 years ago surfing the usual close-to-shore crap with many others. This older bloke paddled 100 metres further out from us and just sat there on his board. WTF we all thought. After 15 minutes this huge wave came from nowhere and the older guy scored ...
by chrisb
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Yellow boards and sharks
Replies: 14
Views: 2605

Re: Yellow boards and sharks

Wouldn't a "clear" board have the same effect as a yellow board if we are talking contrast?
by chrisb
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1648
Views: 172271

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

Couple of years ago I was out at good Bungan and one of TF's sons (Liam or Kye) was surfing a Drifta, he was ripping the guts out of good 5/6 ft waves. Watching power surfing like that was pretty damn impressive. One of the new age groovy movies has footage of them surfing those in hollow waves and...
by chrisb
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: The big NE swell this weekend
Replies: 136
Views: 30213

Re: The big NE swell this weekend

ctd wrote:A nice video of Wollongong from the big weekend

https://vimeo.com/171076984

which RSers can you spot

(I mean, there are a few who live down that way so I'm guessing at least one of them is in it)
Longbum's brother for one. How is longbum these days?
by chrisb
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Streaky Bay
Replies: 14
Views: 3763

Re: Streaky Bay

I'm looking at the 2011 Census results. The main occupations of people living in Streaky Bay are 23.4% Managers, 15.5% Technicians & trades workers, 14.5% Labourers, 10.9% Professionals, 9.9% Community & personal service workers, 9.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.6% Sales workers, 6.1% Mach...
by chrisb
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: North Narra Recent Swell Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Re: North Narra Recent Swell Photos

That's a very good first contribution to the forum. Thanks. North Narra was epic stuff on Monday arvo - 10 in the water and about 30 on land just watching.
by chrisb
Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1581
Views: 133748

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

They dont call it Spookys for nothing. :shock:
by chrisb
Fri May 13, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16170
Views: 1288478

Re: Where did you surf today ?

What a long wait is was for waves today at DYP.
by chrisb
Mon May 02, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: WTF! Shark attack insurance (no, really)
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Re: WTF! Shark attack insurance (no, really)

My reading is that the payment is made only if you are killed by a shark. Horrific injuries don't qualify. Let's assume that there are just 100,000 surfers in Australia who pay the $130 premium then that's $13,000,000 revenue. How many fatal shark attacks were there last year in Australia, 1, 2? Eve...
by chrisb
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: WTF! Shark attack insurance (no, really)
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

WTF! Shark attack insurance (no, really)

I thought that I had heard it all but in the latest WTF news an Insurance company for a premium of $130 a year is offering coverage of $50,000 for any surfer killed in a shark attack (source: todays Manly Daily, page 5). Sounds like a sure-fire way for an insurance company to collect premiums knowin...
by chrisb
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Byron is buggered
Replies: 29
Views: 5641

Re: Byron is buggered

Indeed. It would have to be in amongst the top of the well and truly 'buggered' spots listing but still can attract the many and varied sideshow of flotsam and jetsam from Melbourne and Sydney ( northern beaches transplants mostly- don't know why?) and the international glitterati from euro trash b...
by chrisb
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Hawaii in May
Replies: 47
Views: 9101

Re: Hawaii in May

Carry it 1960s style, just balance it on your head. You can get smaller boards from the beach boys.