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by ctd
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly's wave.
Replies: 453
Views: 34455

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: 497

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: 497

Re: Watch recommendations

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

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/342591
by ctd
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly's wave.
Replies: 453
Views: 34455

Re: Kelly's wave.

by ctd
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16039
Views: 1268335

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Well, at least there's no blue bottles in Lemoore. It's virtually unsurfable today down sth. 4 of us went out, all got stung, one wave each, that was it. It was a clusterfcuk of bluebottles. Impossible to dodge them. I've never seen this many on the sth coast. The beaches are blue. https://m.youtub...
by ctd
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017
Replies: 107
Views: 4446

Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

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by ctd
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quiver thread
Replies: 1155
Views: 98061

Re: Quiver thread

Friend of mine who has been says take a longer board. Just in case of small swell or complete exhaustion. So the 6'8 sounds like it should be one of them
by ctd
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?
Replies: 27
Views: 1539

Re: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?

In the 1980s/1990s my father in law had open heart surgery 3 times to replace blocked arteries, months of recovery etc Now they just shove stents in to keep the arteries open. He is 84 or thereabouts and they gave him one just last year, overnight stay. I think that was his 3rd or 4th. No way could ...
by ctd
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 317
Views: 49866

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

You reckon 2.7L will make much paddling difference? Flatter rocker though, I guess
by ctd
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly's wave.
Replies: 453
Views: 34455

Re: Kelly's wave.

dude, you ocean or pool?
by ctd
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3183
Views: 205047

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Anyone read 'the critical surf studies reader'? https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-critical-surf-studies-reader The evolution of surfing—from the first forms of wave-riding in Oceania, Africa, and the Americas to the inauguration of surfing as a competitive sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics—traverses the...
by ctd
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly's wave.
Replies: 453
Views: 34455

Re: Kelly's wave.

I've tried to find a similar sport to compare with; it is maybe similar to skaters who stay in the same park their whole lives, but even they have the benefit of different objects and runs etc. Maybe the same half-pipe? . playing a golf course vs a driving range. You are still hitting the golf ball...
by ctd
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1445
Views: 132280

Re: Midlengths

nup
by ctd
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Operation
Replies: 49
Views: 3814

Re: Operation

I've seen a lot of of beginner/getting back into it swimmers recommend the 0 - 1650 program http://ruthkazez.com/swimming/ZeroTo1mile.html But you might want to take it a bit easier, maybe double the length of the program (ie week 1 = 1/2 the recommended distance for week 1, week 2 = week 1, week 3 ...
by ctd
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3183
Views: 205047

Re: Just general surfing stuff

OK, and weight restrictions for surfers too. We want them svelte and glamorous Depends whether you want WSL surfers to be aspirational (svelte and glamorous) or relatable (in which case, we need a fat percentage minimum. Say 22.5%, so the average surfer can relate). I realise that would ends Carrol...
by ctd
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji - Denarau in August
Replies: 56
Views: 3455

Re: Fiji - Denarau in August

I thought the exchange rate was much closer to 1:1 Me too. I see that kind of money as reasonable. Average daily wage is F$10 - 30 per day, there's room for a gigantic profit on F$250 for half a day; you could pay 20 fijians half their daily wage rate for the easiest job they are ever going to get....
by ctd
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji - Denarau in August
Replies: 56
Views: 3455

Re: Fiji - Denarau in August

The enjoyment remains long after the cost is forgotten.