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by matt...
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing Sydney Airport, early 1960s.
Replies: 60
Views: 17318

Re: Surfing Sydney Airport, early 1960s.

yes, of course fairlight still breaks. however, no where near the 3ft mark. down at fairlight baths, in the middle of the bay, where the shallow, rocky shelf sticks out, on a S - SE swell, it hits the shelf and breaks 1 - 2ft at best. the swell comes straight through the heads. i have bodysurfed it ...
by matt...
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Board Bog
Replies: 8
Views: 3124

Re: Board Bog

looks like a batch of wax gone wrong, its a good idea but why not use duct tape, it also has plenty of other purposes too....wish the company doin it all the best ... i got a small sample of the stuff with a surf mag i got from my sister at christmas time. i used it to temporarily seal a tail ding....
by matt...
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Ding repairs. How much $?
Replies: 17
Views: 5699

Re: Ding repairs. How much $?

what about fin plugs? what would you guys pay to replace two broken fin plugs? (1 fin) good example my price structure $55 first plug.....$30 second plug.....i'd sell u the fin at cost cause your a ok bloke thats how i do it skipp....u don't have be super cheap....but you got look after blokes too ...
by matt...
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Fong
Replies: 8
Views: 2464

Re: Ask Fong

does tom tom really surf, or is he trolling the internet for little boys?
by matt...
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Etiquette in the Line-up
Replies: 238
Views: 28137

Re: Surf Etiquette in the Line-up

agreed. groms with attitude/no care factor in general are a problem. up here there seems to be particular problems with groms from the boardriders club. last summer i saw a late twenties, good, local surfer enjoying a surf at the beachbreak, then out paddles 3 x 15 or 16yo groms that are in the boar...
by matt...
Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Etiquette in the Line-up
Replies: 238
Views: 28137

Re: Surf Etiquette in the Line-up

effective - i used to use this when i was younger. now, it's: "do that again & i'll rip ya f.ckn head off" never had to exchange blows in the surf, 30+ years worth, only words. here's a classic: i used to live at fairlight when i was 18 - 23, and sampled quite a few decent NE swells at N.Steyne. lov...
by matt...
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: the great gun sale of 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 6084

Re: the great gun sale of 2011

fong - why do you have trouble uploading pics.?
by matt...
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: the great gun sale of 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 6084

Re: the great gun sale of 2011

where's the pics fong?

i might be able to use the 9 footer the next time a 6 metre swell rolls in.
by matt...
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20827
Views: 2225734

Re: Where did you surf today ?

ahhhhhhhh, peak day Wednesday in a decent swell! lovely! take off, fast drop, drive hard off bottom - rip calf muscle [again] - stay on feet, nurse roundhouse cutty, see rip bowl forming, get into possie, standup straight , pitted, duck heaving lip on the way out, pull off the back. best standup bar...
by matt...
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20827
Views: 2225734

Re: Where did you surf today ?

looks heaps of fun! great little waves.

i wish it were that clean down here! the size is up, it came up friday afternoon, but it's mush.
SEers getting in everywhere. more size today, but more mush.
battled the bluebottles, purple people eaters & slop to have a surf yesterday.
by matt...
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quake and Tsunami hit northern Japan
Replies: 103
Views: 17360

Re: Quake and Tsunami hit northern Japan

^^ You're horrible at being a troll. Hey Coops & all, check this link out http://i.imgur.com/eFYYe.jpg Looks like this wanker has quite a few "mates" on his side :roll: People like this make me physically ill :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: agreed. no need for it, especially as the death toll exceeds...
by matt...
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Fish or small wave performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 13410

Re: Fish or small wave performance?

nice board, love know how u feel it goes :?: the first thing is it floats 90 kgs. it is really easy to paddle & really easy to paddle into waves, even full waves. i used to order boards with a rolled deck & it wasn't until i rode this board, that i realised i needed the volume for the paddling into...
by matt...
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Fish or small wave performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 13410

Re: Fish or small wave performance?

i'm just about ready to order a new board and it's the first time where i'm going to order EXACTLY the same board - i'm that happy with it.
by matt...
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quake and Tsunami hit northern Japan
Replies: 103
Views: 17360

Re: Quake and Tsunami hit northern Japan

not fake. looks consistent with the aerial video footage. very clean waves. 5 big ones in one video shot. ah, olds at it again. creating an atmoshphere of illusion & delusion before blurbing out his misaligned theories. he is a theoretical girl living in his own thoeretical world. bottom contours wo...
by matt...
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Fish or small wave performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 13410

Re: Fish or small wave performance?

here's some pics, hano, this is when it was new...
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tail & bottom contours
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spray job
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by matt...
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Fish or small wave performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 13410

Re: Fish or small wave performance?

not a quad, hano. i haven't delved into the quad world. it's a thruster with the FCS plugs. i use my k2.1's in 2-3 foot, M5's when it's a bit bigger. i've taken it out in overhead stuff with glass k3's. yeah, i'll post some pics tonight, when i get home. i've got photos from most angles. i take phot...
by matt...
Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Fish or small wave performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 13410

Re: Fish or small wave performance?

Monkey, I've got a Webber Minifish that I've fallen in love with. Just back from Crescent where it ripped 6ft Racecourse. Just too fast. I'm 51 and 95kg riding a 6'3" and I reckon I could go down to 6'. The only change I would make is to go thinner in the tail because it sometimes feels a bit corky...