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by Jimi
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Java - Central or East Java spots
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Re: Java - Central or East Java spots

Yeah im seeing heaps of ads for it lately. Looks pretty epic.
A little more digging and I found some cheaper places to stay in the same area. Not right on the best waves but some other options anyway
by Jimi
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Java - Central or East Java spots
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Java - Central or East Java spots

Can anyone recommend any towns/surf spots to stay somewhere in Java? I'll have around a week in late Sept. Love the look of this http://www.worldsurfaris.com/surf-trip/istanaombak-eco-resort But id rather stay in a Losmen or cheaper simple place, where the wife and I could see some sights/culture as...
by Jimi
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186584

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Saw a bloke get the barrel of most normal humans life at DW Point after lunchtime. Could have driven a combi van through it. Epic day!!
by Jimi
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Sealife
Replies: 55
Views: 5055

Re: Sealife

Seen the turtle that hangs around Sth Narra plenty of times. Plus a few seals, not too uncommon in Syd I think? Spent 3 months in Mex last year. Out at a certain pointbreak one day when in the space of 30 mins 2 people got speared by what we ended up calling 'Mexican death fish'. (no idea what the f...
by Jimi
Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Sri Lanka or Taiwan in April
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

Re: Sri Lanka or Taiwan in April

Im starting to think about putting Sri Lanka trip back to June/July Holidays. I know I would love the culture and food but really want a trip focused around surfing. Maybe if I can afford it I'll head back to Samoa in April for a short surf camp based trip without the other half, and save Sri Lanka ...
by Jimi
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: why go so short?
Replies: 64
Views: 20414

Re: why go so short?

this morning was another good example of seeing droves of shitty surfing on way-too-short boards. getting in too late, too flat, stop-start surfing, and not being able to retain a proper line throughout the entire length of the wave. the only ones retaining speed and momentum and a decent line thro...
by Jimi
Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186584

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Surfed for nearly 4 hours somewhere in Sydney today, sooo many fun waves, best surf in over 6 weeks. Sunburnt but Stoked!!
by Jimi
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Sri Lanka or Taiwan in April
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

Re: Sri Lanka or Taiwan in April

Thanks guys. Yeah I thought it was a bit of a shoulder season. Shame I'm restricted to travelling in school hols, although the 12 weeks off a year helps to make up for it :wink:
by Jimi
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Sri Lanka or Taiwan in April
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

Sri Lanka or Taiwan in April

The recent lack of swell is getting me thinking of getting away for another surf trip. Just have a window of a few weeks. Keen to go somewhere with some interesting culture/food/etc, where the missus can have a nice holiday, and I can get some fun waves too. Has anyone been to Sri Lanka or Taiwan fo...
by Jimi
Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Spring
Replies: 33
Views: 3992

Spring

Is it Spring?? I've been in Central America for the last 6 months...but ive been keeping an eye on conditions back home...is it just me or have I just missed one of the most consistent 6 months of surf on the east coast? And by the looks of it the usual Spring dribble has been non-existent??? (Not t...
by Jimi
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Mexico
Replies: 28
Views: 5036

Mexico

Anyone been to Mexico and Central America in the last few years? I'll be there for 6 months this year and would appreciate any info.
Is it easy enough to buy a decent shortboard over there?
by Jimi
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: The 19 foot 'Olo of the Sun'
Replies: 122
Views: 11891

Re: The 19 foot 'Olo of the Sun'

very amusing in this case :lol: :lol:
by Jimi
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Never been barrelled
Replies: 20
Views: 2745

Re: Never been barrelled

It took me years, prob 2 or 3 years before I got one. And ive still only had 3 or 4 that I consider proper barrels. Had heads of split second cover-ups but...doesn't quite cut it. and im still searching for one longer than a few seconds. Used to ride a lid and got some amazing barrels on that. Ive b...
by Jimi
Mon May 03, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Jordy Smith
Replies: 15
Views: 1204

Re: Jordy Smith

DV8 wrote:And really who is at the same level as Slater or Irons in hollow lefts ...... :?: :?: :?:

Nobody :!:


JOB is easily at the same level in hollow lefts. Hobgoods.
by Jimi
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Designs for front foot and backfoot surfers
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

Re: Designs for front foot and backfoot surfers

That mkes sense guard. When surfing my fat-bat ill rock forward when going down the line but I think my weight is more centred than forward, using both back and front foot to pump down the line, where on my shortboard the rock forward while generating speed down the line is not nearly as pronounced,...
by Jimi
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Designs for front foot and backfoot surfers
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

Re: Designs for front foot and backfoot surfers

surfers are either backfooted or rearfooted. I dont really agree that those surfers you mention are HEAVILY front foot surfers. They def surf off the front foot more than some others, but they are still well on the back foot through most turns. Im with the people on the other thread who were a bit ...
by Jimi
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: 3 Month Trip Planning- Thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: 3 Month Trip Planning- Thoughts?

yeah id say central/sth America. Im just planning a trip back there for next year. Ill be taking about 6 months. i did Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador a few years ago, only surfed Ecuador, which was good, not epic, but I was there out of season. Peru and Bolivia are amazing places, i will be going back th...
by Jimi
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Japanese Whaling
Replies: 39
Views: 3369

Re: Japanese Whaling

^^^howard did more to damage our international reputation more than any other government. What has Rudd done that comes anywhere near the howard years?