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by philw
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1970
Views: 304036

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

i've had a terrible run with o neill suits. bought a psycho 1 steame last winter, seams fell apart in 2-3 weeks. shop replaced it. same thing happened again. they replaced it. winter was pretty much over by then so i put it away. started wearing it again this winter and guess what? it's fccked alrea...
by philw
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1693
Views: 198093

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

by philw
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 324
Views: 57536

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Oh yeah, it's a 6'0.
I'm about 84/5 kg - it's plenty big enough for me
by philw
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 324
Views: 57536

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

If anyone's interested I'm selling my lsd twinny http://www.lsdsurfboards.com/boards/entry/twinny Less than a year old, some scratches / wear and tear and one properly fixed ding $440 It's a great board, can handle reasonable size as well as eating up the small stuff. Early entry, high line flow sty...
by philw
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1507
Views: 160103

Re: Midlengths

Ta for feedback, that's invaluable. Extended review: I lusted after the thing for ages, then felt the disappointment almost within moments of paddling it out for the first time. It didn't have the luxurious glide a board that length should have, and if yr going to sacrifice that you want to make up...
by philw
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1507
Views: 160103

Re: Midlengths

[quote="Davros"]That's look so much fun for late spring/summer, weaker slightly fatter waves. I've been looking for something like that, been fondling Hayden Lewis Paddle Pop as well.[/quote] I had one. 7'0. Thought it was going to be the one board quiver of my dreams. Didn't work out. Had a handful...
by philw
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Will You Surf Alone and at First Light?
Replies: 38
Views: 5379

Re: Will You Surf Alone and at First Light?

^^
mate was investigated by a small shark at tama a few years ago - it was big storm surf and he was caught inside in front of the rocks between tama and bronte - it buzzed him a few times and thrashed about before fuschia off
by philw
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Will You Surf Alone and at First Light?
Replies: 38
Views: 5379

Re: Will You Surf Alone and at First Light?

i've seen small sharks in yr surf zone iggy.
bondi included.
by philw
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Will You Surf Alone and at First Light?
Replies: 38
Views: 5379

Re: Will You Surf Alone and at First Light?

couple of spooky reefs on central coast / newcastle area i wouldn't surf alone at any time of day now.
by philw
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Nusa Lembogan and Keramas
Replies: 6
Views: 1729

Re: Nusa Lembogan and Keramas

For anyone who disbelieves the shark story, the new resort ( if u can call it that ) had a shark net on beach when I was last there about 4 years ago... Local guy wouldn't admit it was for sharks ... Chomped tourists bad for business...
by philw
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Nusa Lembogan and Keramas
Replies: 6
Views: 1729

Re: Nusa Lembogan and Keramas

Never surfed Keramas but done a few trips to Lembongan - it's not dirty compared to rest of bali, water is clear. A short trip into the interior will reveal a festering rubbish tip tho... Shipwrecks is shifty. Sucks in all swell on high tide push so size can jump and catch you out. Inside is possibl...
by philw
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Fiji Pro 2015
Replies: 201
Views: 17582

Re: Fiji Pro 2015

a dog scooting its arsehole along the ground to satisfy an itch

Thanks gstq - that's the funniest thing I've heard all day. Nearly spurted cheap red wine out of my nose trying to suppress a laugh. Toledos technical mastery reduced to some sort of desparate, all/consuming, shame.
by philw
Sat May 23, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Bali For Beginners
Replies: 45
Views: 7605

Re: Bali For Beginners

^

I've surfed Uluwatu stretch about 10x. Never again. Appalling crowd, and apart from Racetracks, a shifty, lurching, lump of a wave with a good chance of a beating to make it even more appealing...
by philw
Wed May 20, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Bali For Beginners
Replies: 45
Views: 7605

Re: Bali For Beginners

Metrosexuals?? That was a decade ago. You'll be telling us about these new 'hipsters' taking over your true blue backyard next...
by philw
Tue May 19, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Bali For Beginners
Replies: 45
Views: 7605

Re: Bali For Beginners

I mean, were you in the jail?
by philw
Tue May 19, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Bali For Beginners
Replies: 45
Views: 7605

Re: Bali For Beginners

Omar. For real?
by philw
Tue May 19, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Bali For Beginners
Replies: 45
Views: 7605

Re: Bali For Beginners

Yeah shearer's right. You can do most of it here. The Ubud elephant park is just a zoo. But there's loads of cool things about Bali, my wife describes it as India lite, the best stuff is when you get a bit off the beaten track. A pushy is a great way to get around if yr not too intimidated by crazy ...
by philw
Tue May 19, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Bali For Beginners
Replies: 45
Views: 7605

Re: Bali For Beginners

yeah july is dry season. i've only been nusa dua in wet season. the actual resort area is boring as ffck but very comfortable. there would be waves year round, prevailing winds are the issue. i've seen guys surfing sanur in dry season ( a wet season wave ) - it was on shore but still pretty good. lo...