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by Jorgo
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: RIP Bill Wallace
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: RIP Bill Wallace

Yeah my first board was a Wallace too. 7 foot pintail with a thick "pod" , with a double glue up ..an inch apart and a paisley cloth fin too. It had amazing rocker that was almost ridiculous. That was 1967 and it cost me 35 bucks second hand from Bennetts..in their old red brick shop.. before the Di...
by Jorgo
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186585

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Yeah..I watched the Surfabout Contest at the Bower too..i'd jigged school. Was interesting to see how the best in the world rode Winki. I recall Gerry Lopez on his backhand eating it on one take off. But nobody rode Deadmans back then. Barry K actually came to our school and spoke to we stoked groms.
by Jorgo
Wed May 03, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 65
Views: 4126

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Does look v v noice. The optical illusion of the bottom right pic is weird... but I get it
by Jorgo
Mon May 02, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - BOARDS & STUFF (incl Lost & Found)
Topic: lost surfboard (Dee Why)
Replies: 10
Views: 3544

Re: lost surfboard (Dee Why)

Ric...there are two things I'm happy about as this post represents..... as others have said...1. there are good folks out there and 2... that you're still around the traps.
More travel on your horizon too...very good for the soul
by Jorgo
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186585

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Shit eh ...yeah even mid week its almost impossible to jag a park - gotta stalk or get lucky. Worth it tho on a day like today
by Jorgo
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186585

Re: Where did you surf today ?

What time were you out ER?. I watched for 30 mins or so at 8-8.30. Was smoking for sure. Saw one of the best barrels from way behind the keyhole - a guy on his backhand ...so deep. Classic morning and only 3 surf schools with 50 odd red shirted leaners in the shallows. Yesterday was good ...but not ...
by Jorgo
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186585

Re: Where did you surf today ?

8.30 - 9.30 was nice. Alley had some long 2 foot (and a bit more) peelers down to Laceys. By 10 the nthly was feathering in across...didn't see it after that. Too low before that at Clubhouse beachie
by Jorgo
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186585

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Yeah Rancho...there was a tick on the Currumbin beachie between 9 and 11 that I was there (and again at 4pm when I wasn't in the water) , so I'm guessing it was similar all over. The wind was tending more south as the day moved towards lunch, so the ruffle was more exaggerated, but that's just being...
by Jorgo
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186585

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Rancho....what time you in the water and were you under the eagle?
I was caught up in that Cooly craziness, but stopped in the shed and watched some peelers
by Jorgo
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 635892

Re: Ask Carroll

That's a very open, brave and honest piece earlier on Mr Carroll. I often wondered over the previous years whenever the subject was broached in any forum by other members, why/that your opinion was so strident - and short for a man of your wordsmithing capability. Perhaps you've solved that now if i...
by Jorgo
Wed May 20, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186585

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Salty...yeah the board turned out fine. As is the case...then things fell apart a tad..and then/now I'm into 7 weeks after a stint at John Flynn with an abdominal op for a hernia, but longer recovery. Am back doing "gentle" recovery now paddling now on a SUP which doesn't stress the belly. Just had ...
by Jorgo
Tue May 19, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186585

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Amen to that Salty
by Jorgo
Mon May 18, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186585

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Yeah-I think that's right. As were the Wallaces' and they were a whole lot cheaper than a custom.
Seems these mass produced boards that come in from Asia nowadays are merely a more refined pop out
by Jorgo
Sun May 17, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186585

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Wallace....as in Bill Wallace, long time shaper from Brookie on the Nth Beaches had a "pop out" too. At Bennetts...the Bull, Greg Knoll had a pop out model also... think it was $70 that the younger bro bought. But it surfed ok...all one opaque colour as opposed to the Wallaces' that had the Shane vo...
by Jorgo
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186585

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Didn't surf - but I sat on the rock at Currumbin Alley and watched for a half hour some very nice looking (up to 6 foot) waves coming through.
Quite strong offshores.
I bet the Snapper Pro folk had wished this swell had come through last Thurs/Friday as opposed to Monday.
by Jorgo
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 506
Views: 81470

Re: post your modern day sickness

nice job Salty- what dims? That pic shows the single concave v nicely
by Jorgo
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Accommodation near Lennox
Replies: 16
Views: 1765

Re: Accommodation near Lennox

Lake Ainsworth caravan park? Headlands Park at Skennars Head Rd adjacent to Boulders... though they may not be your cup of tea. Speaking of which, Shearer maybe better suited to match your compatabilities with share house options. Flat Rock minus sharks has been good short term in the past...but who...
by Jorgo
Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1809
Views: 231991

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Seems like too many Realsurfers know Josh' pain.
So on the brighter ish side....The Imperial, what are the dimensions...looks cool and I like a bit of extra point in a longboard nose like that