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by ctd
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3574
Views: 242916

Re: Just general surfing stuff

You need to stop bailing when paddling out :-D-:

Or falling off
by ctd
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 58
Views: 8737

Re: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience

Sounds great- I’m both already over the hill and only competent enough for longboard waves.
by ctd
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: General snow stuff
Replies: 400
Views: 53419

Re: General snow stuff

Bores the shit out of me. It’s like watching repetitive gymnastics. ‘But there is an Australian in it, so we will only show snowboarding for 5 hours and then repeat it the next day. No one is interested in sports that don’t have australians’ Ch 7 executive (Yes am aware of their much better website)
by ctd
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 58
Views: 8737

Re: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience

SP lager is literally the worst i’ve tasted in the world (after 12 years in the navy, i’ve had a few shit beers). Go the export variety and make sure you drink it quick while it’s cold. When I was flying to PNG in the early 1990s, we would take off from Cairns and as soon as the seatbelt sign went ...
by ctd
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3574
Views: 242916

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Beanpole wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:54 am
That's you're Slobbo.
I'm a fountain pen man myself.....but you're right Im not getting on any Good Ship Venus.
Just make sure no one has looked up and been inspired by the (v NSFW) /r/buttsharpie reddit forum before the trip.
by ctd
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1457
Views: 145108

Re: Midlengths

Friend of mine has a seaaxe, seems like a great board. Can’t believe how light it is though. She is a 66yr old who only started surfing 6 years ago, so that’s good for her .... But I’ve had a short (2 wave) surf on it and, based on that extensive experience (!) have recommended it to a few people lo...
by ctd
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3574
Views: 242916

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I often wondered what happened to Keith because he had a lot to do with how I turned out as a person. there was an Industrial technology Teacher Keith Porter at St John Bosco College until around 2016 (having been there for 'over 25 years'); then he moved to be Industry Partnerships Manager at La S...
by ctd
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Best softboard to use to teach kids ???
Replies: 44
Views: 10269

Re: Best softboard to use to teach kids ???

ajohnsen wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:04 pm
Yeah, when I push him in, it's fine. I reckon softboards probably aren't for bellyboarding and that's part of the problem.
Ah, if he is bellyboarding then perhaps it’s different-maybe he just needs a bodyboard?
by ctd
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Best softboard to use to teach kids ???
Replies: 44
Views: 10269

Re: Best softboard to use to teach kids ???

My kids started getting into the 6' Grommy softboard I bought them last year. They were just riding on their stomachs. My daughter was doing fine, but my son couldn't not nose dive. I tried many techniques with him, but there's only so far back on a board you can lie before it's a tombstone. It has...
by ctd
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16758
Views: 1369532

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Worst was a bloke coming in. Gut sliding, which was sensible, until right near the shore, about 5m away from a 10yr old kid, tried to pop up in the whitewater and his board goes flying and spears the water about a metre from the kid. I made sure to keep at eye out after that. Generally it was bloke...
by ctd
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1923
Views: 285275

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Cranked wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:59 pm
Nick Carroll wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:17 pm
I was going to say. Like how do any of you manage to get out of bed in the mornings. "Oh God what are these shoe things with their unbearably complex 'laces'!" "Oh dear! I am likely to fall down the 'stairs'!"
Laces! Don't get me started.
https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/knots.htm
by ctd
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Strahan tassie
Replies: 59
Views: 2491

Re: Strahan tassie

diggerdickson wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:55 pm
There’s got to be some protected spots maybe
Maybe look at Burnie or around that area.

Even in Tasmania they make jokes about Queenstown.
by ctd
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16758
Views: 1369532

Re: Where did you surf today ?

steve shearer wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:58 am
But after all that, this morning I feel fresh as a daisy. Light and loose.
DOMS takes 24 to 72 hours to peak...
by ctd
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bribie Island Board Riders
Replies: 199
Views: 9142

Re: Bribie Island Board Riders

Lucky Al wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:19 am
Are you saying we whities blow-ins should stop dropping in on the locals and go home Steve?
no drop-ins in a wave pool

just saying
by ctd
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bribie Island Board Riders
Replies: 199
Views: 9142

Re: Bribie Island Board Riders

Ive only been to Brisbane twice. Once for work and once when my airplane blew up and I had to spend the night. Thats the closest I've been to Bribie.

Although when I lived in HK I knew a person called Breebie. Does that count?
by ctd
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly's wave.
Replies: 514
Views: 46941

Re: Kelly's wave.

Curse? It becomes tony abbots favourite wave
by ctd
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Watch recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1138

Re: Watch recommendations

ISO 22810:2010 says that 50m watches are only suitable for ‘shallow’ water activities (although that includes swimming) and should not be used for activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth; 100m is recommended for surfing So 50m is fine so long as you don’t duck dive...
by ctd
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Watch recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1138

Re: Watch recommendations

What’s cheap? These are a good deal but are $80 so cheap??

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/342591