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by hamish
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: how young is too young to surf?
Replies: 17
Views: 4260

Re: how young is too young to surf?

My eldest has been on mats on the shorey for the last coupla years. She's 6 and last week asked me quietly if she could learn to surf this summer. I never pushed for it but just waited for her to come around.
by hamish
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Dear Surfing World Issue 306
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Re: Dear Surfing World Issue 306

I used to buy this mag every issue but now rarely do
by hamish
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Mat Chat.
Replies: 11
Views: 2979

Re: Mat Chat.

cheers. I've actually got two pairs of Udts (new ones arrived only yesterday) Used the XXLS briefly this winter (spend my wave time on shorter boards mostly) and found them pretty hard work. Maybe partly due to the extreme cold this winter here in Vic. Got some xls which I'm going to debut on sunday...
by hamish
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Ride the Magic Towel (aka mat surfing)
Replies: 21
Views: 7266

Re: Ride the Magic Towel (aka mat surfing)

this site has pretty awesome mat stuff and links to other sites
http://surfmatters.blogspot.com/
it's admin'd by paul gross from 4gf. anyone here posting on it?
by hamish
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Mat Chat.
Replies: 11
Views: 2979

Re: Mat Chat.

I got some 4gf mats last summer- had a ball. Paul Gross is a fantastic guy to deal with. It took about 4 days to get them posted from the US.
I found it really hard to paddle compared to a board though. this summer i plan on getting the hang of it more
by hamish
Sun May 16, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 25494
Views: 4079641

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Rye back beach
by hamish
Sun May 16, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Displacement hull boards
Replies: 176
Views: 44842

Re: Displacement hull boards

and they're hard to ride. i've got a dain thomas hull with a fin i got from greg liddle which needs spot on conditions to work. when it does though, there's nary a feeling like it
by hamish
Mon May 11, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Mags - Who's killing it, who's not??
Replies: 112
Views: 14497

Re: Surf Mags - Who's killing it, who's not??

I have 2 kids, but i don't look at blokes with one child shaking my head muttering "F&cken kook, obviously can't handle anymore!".


I do
by hamish
Wed May 06, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Webber Afterburner
Replies: 16
Views: 6072

Re: Webber Afterburner

Nice to see you back Buzzy. I thought briefly about the Webber afterburner when looking at new boards earlier this year- very briefly. The made overseas thing really put me off. I went for a grant Miller V Skate instead and couldn't be happier. Not only is the board fantastic (Me 6'5 board 6'8 x 20 ...
by hamish
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: bustin down the door
Replies: 34
Views: 4292

Re: bustin down the door

I saw it last week. One of the best surf documentaries I've ever seen. The interviews with Eddie Rothman are pretty chilling and Rabbit talking about his background is quite profound. The final comments by Shaun Thomson, though cryptic to anyone not familiar with what's happened to him in the last c...
by hamish
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Is there a cheap repair dude anywhere Bondi - Bra area ?
Replies: 6
Views: 4576

Is there a cheap repair dude anywhere Bondi - Bra area ?

I could never fault the Ding Dr's work
by hamish
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: perth....do u reckon it's true?
Replies: 22
Views: 6514

perth....do u reckon it's true?

How good is souths playing games in WA?
It never gets that cold in the water near Margs. Just cool mornings
by hamish
Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: perth....do u reckon it's true?
Replies: 22
Views: 6514

perth....do u reckon it's true?

I moved there two years ago and the lack of consistent surf is the worst thing about it. Having said that I've had some great surfs on the reefs south of Cott during winter. Trigg is one of the busiest waves in the country, it only works in summer, only has one decent option and it's really localise...
by hamish
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Best of the budget steamers?
Replies: 18
Views: 5382

Best of the budget steamers?

go the west wetsuits for sure
by hamish
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: One California Day
Replies: 49
Views: 11066

One California Day

My wife brought me back a copy from the states yesterday as well as a Mandala Quad!! It's beautifully filmed, a little too much longboarding for my tastes and man are those guys so serious about everything. The only humourous moment was Jimmy Gamboa spielin' about the good vibe at Malibu over footag...
by hamish
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing as fun.
Replies: 126
Views: 21131

Surfing as fun.

Is SUP the goat boating of the 21st century?
by hamish
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Board size
Replies: 24
Views: 5908

Board size

I'm 6'5" and 96 kgs. best board dimensions are usually 6'8 x19 x 2 1/2 or a quarter inch wider.
by hamish
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: beach fishermen, do you respect them?
Replies: 28
Views: 6697

beach fishermen, do you respect them?

That's a pretty comprehensive alvey collection Sean. I'm just starting on em. Any tips to avoid bird nesting?... maybe we need an alvey thread??