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by pinhead
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 55
Views: 5610

Re: The Tulla Tub

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:57 am
I was invited to go to URBSRF's pool in Melbourne on Monday!

But I can't because I'll be in Hawaii. Sorry everyone you'll just have to wait for some future critical analysis.
I wonder if someone who is not a member of the surf industrial complex will ever be allowed to surf this place?
by pinhead
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 55
Views: 5610

Re: The Tulla Tub

Size is a good three feet on take off grading down slightly after about 50 metres. Urbn surf are saying there will be three distinct waves: experts , intermediates and beginners, but apart from the proper wave I could only see a short crumbly reform about 1- 2 ft high further down the pool. https:/...
by pinhead
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wetsuit for NZ later November - Taranaki area
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Re: Wetsuit for NZ later November - Taranaki area

damo666 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Jumping on this bandwagon - we are heading to the Coromandel area over XMAS (Whangamata).
Will a springy suffice?
No you'll need a 3/2 steamer. Maybe in Feb you'll get a few days when you could wear a spring suit or board shorts and a vest.
by pinhead
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wetsuit for NZ later November - Taranaki area
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Re: Wetsuit for NZ later November - Taranaki area

Elmako,
Hows the trip going?
Winds look to be kind for the next couple of days
by pinhead
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 55
Views: 5610

Re: The Tulla Tub

Beanpole wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:18 pm
As someone wrote on the site....all the pros were getting drilled.
Tulla locals will get it dialled.
by pinhead
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 55
Views: 5610

Re: The Tulla Tub

Footage of actual surfing up on the Urbn surf website and Stab now - looks pretty good.
by pinhead
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 55
Views: 5610

Re: The Tulla Tub

So in Autumn/Winter when it’s a predominantly west or north-westerly wind, it’ll be onshore. Interesting choice. I guess they want it offshore in the summer months. I don't know that wind direction is that important. I've seen it in 25 kt southwest - lower end was chopped up and 15 kt west the whol...
by pinhead
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 55
Views: 5610

Re: The Tulla Tub

Checked the tub again this afternoon. It was running. There was a guy on the left and a guy on the right. The wind was 16 knot westerly - pretty much straight onshore for the tub - but it looked clean. I saw the guy on the right get one - looked about 2 1/2 feet - the guy did three decent hacks and ...
by pinhead
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1877
Views: 265908

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

alakaboo wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:30 pm
The contracts for drum lines and net operators require them to be cleared every 48 hours at least so it's not all that likely sharks see their captured friends.
The smell of death lingers. Sharks enter those locations into their shark sat navs and avoid them.
by pinhead
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1877
Views: 265908

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

I wonder of the netting and baiting work the same way. That is the sharks encounter another shark netted or having taken a bait, then think fcuk that, I'm going somewhere else where I'm the undisputed top of the food chain. I reckon that's how they work. That's why smart drum lines don't work. I re...
by pinhead
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wetsuit for NZ later November - Taranaki area
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Re: Wetsuit for NZ later November - Taranaki area

Elmako wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:33 am
Thanks mate, local friend tells me I can drive to New Plymouth area and that plenty of spots can be offshore on the SW wind, which makes sense when you look at the map. Apparently it is not a long drive, under an hour.

cheers
JON
I guess but not as exciting as Albatross
by pinhead
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 55
Views: 5610

Re: The Tulla Tub

Video from the Bristol Basin

https://youtu.be/P6Qzu_RI90w
by pinhead
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 55
Views: 5610

Re: The Tulla Tub

buddy wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:53 pm
With Jetstar.
You can check in luggage inc. boards with virgin for free.
Sweet. Though finding a cab that'll fit them is a hassle. Urbn surf will probably have an on demand shuttle going in the warmer months.
by pinhead
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wetsuit for NZ later November - Taranaki area
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Re: Wetsuit for NZ later November - Taranaki area

Elmako wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:16 pm
Hi Pinhead, thanks very much for your feedback, performance 4/3 is the go, cheers
Wave rich area but the winds will be a problem mostly SW. Albatross point is the only place thats offshore but they have snipers on the hills.
by pinhead
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 55
Views: 5610

Re: The Tulla Tub

Were there many parking spots? Asking for a humoon People will come just for the parking. The Urbn surf car park is huge - also its on the edge of an airport/industrial zone with plenty of street parking to absorb overflow. So you could drive down from Sydney for a morning surf if you liked driving...
by pinhead
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 55
Views: 5610

Re: The Tulla Tub

Were there many parking spots? Asking for a humoon People will come just for the parking. The Urbn surf car park is huge - also its on the edge of an airport/industrial zone with plenty of street parking to absorb overflow. So you could drive down from Sydney for a morning surf if you liked driving...
by pinhead
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 55
Views: 5610

Re: The Tulla Tub

bobjs wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:42 pm
How did you get in to see it or can you see the waves from the road?
You can see it from the road. There are some big rocks out front I could stand on to get a pretty good view.
by pinhead
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 55
Views: 5610

Re: The Tulla Tub

Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:51 am
Were there many parking spots? Asking for a humoon
People will come just for the parking. The Urbn surf car park is huge - also its on the edge of an airport/industrial zone with plenty of street parking to absorb overflow.