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by diggerdickson
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1926
Views: 285599

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Thanks guys, will check this out when I get there
by diggerdickson
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1926
Views: 285599

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Suggestions for wetsuit for the West Coast of tas. Intending to move there in April.
by diggerdickson
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Belly boards
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Re: Belly boards

Just joined the forum, spending my time trying to find stuff on fibreglass rails and rockers. I’m thinking 2” on nose and 1 “ on tail ?
by diggerdickson
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Surfboard blanks tasmania
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Surfboard blanks tasmania

Anyone know where you get blanks in tassie?
by diggerdickson
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Belly boards
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Re: Belly boards

Cheers mate. I’m 6ft in height and around 85kg. I’m now thinking 5 ft and 4’8. Just about got the bay ready to start shaping. Got some ideas around a 5 fin type bonzer and a flat bottom twinzer with small fins
by diggerdickson
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Strahan tassie
Replies: 59
Views: 2502

Re: Strahan tassie

I know people that moved to Queenstown last year, they like it. Apparently you can get a house for 35,000. But what sort of house? Strauhn may have waves over summer with the easterlies blowing and zero swell, looks like a shallow beach. Having trial bay as a back up for when you get desperate woul...
by diggerdickson
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Strahan tassie
Replies: 59
Views: 2502

Re: Strahan tassie

Rent in Queenstown is bloody cheap. We have decided to either rent in Queenstown to help with savings for a home or Burnie were there is a specialist Autism School that is known across Australia. Our youngest is just about 4 and severely speech delayed so Burnie is another option. The rent in Burnie...
by diggerdickson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Strahan tassie
Replies: 59
Views: 2502

Re: Strahan tassie

Thinking I might go down for a weekend. Get some locals show me around, see what’s there, look at homes, Suss the services out, film it on go pro, and then seriously consider it. There’s always trial bay or further north when desperate for surf.
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by diggerdickson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Strahan tassie
Replies: 59
Views: 2502

Re: Strahan tassie

There’s got to be some protected spots maybe
by diggerdickson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Strahan tassie
Replies: 59
Views: 2502

Re: Strahan tassie

Beggars can’t be choosers :(. It won’t be long till the rent is to high for us in gympie. Give it three years then we will be priced out. We can’t afford anywhere on the Sunshine Coast. With both of us as careers looking after our kids on the spectrum I don’t want to become homeless like all those o...
by diggerdickson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Strahan tassie
Replies: 59
Views: 2502

Strahan tassie

Looking at making a possible permanent move to tassie. Moving to Queenstown which is 40 minutes to Strahan. Does anyone know about the surf at ocean beach?? Sounds like it’s a bit of hit and miss. Considering the trip from gympie to Noosa is about 40 min it’s not to far from the surf I suppose.
by diggerdickson
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Belly boards
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Belly boards

Anyone ride one, I'm thinking of heading this way due to my injury and the need to stay connected to the ocean. Share ya thoughts and pics guys. I'm thinking a 4'3 and a 4'6 plus a Matt to round of a new quiver
by diggerdickson
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Bonzer builds
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Bonzer builds

Hey Tally, what size is the bonzer, got anymore pics
by diggerdickson
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Bonzer builds
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Bonzer builds

first template done.
by diggerdickson
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Bonzer builds
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Bonzer builds

saltman wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:01 pm
Search swaylocks tfor Yorkeys board build thread of a bonzer
I found it very helpful

I reckon ive read that and others on sways about 29 times, was in Yorkys factory watching him build that one, it was beautiful to behold.
by diggerdickson
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Bonzer builds
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Bonzer builds

I've decided to bite the bullet and dip my toes into a few bonzer builds. So my thought process is to build two 6'4 bonzer type boards, one a 5 fin and one a twinzer. At this stage the first template is done. 6'4 x 13 x 20 x 14. Next will roughly be the same and designing the dims this week. Not yet...
by diggerdickson
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1817
Views: 246507

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

My left hand side of my body is weak beerfan, it seems that my muscles cant seem to fire very much at all. They are not wasting but they are very slow to react and switch on. I have poor balance, tire so bloody easy. Im doing my pilates and my swimming and im always hopeful, but Ive also got to face...