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by black duck
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19001
Views: 1676816

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Couple of waves at Bendy today, an early and a late. Was slow and busy in the morning but the swell kicked to overhead on the sets. Water pretty cold. Some long rights if you got lucky. Checked it in the arvo and it glassed off, no one out. Even better. Bumped young Sean Mawson on the track who was ...
by black duck
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19001
Views: 1676816

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Cranked wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:13 pm

Bethany Hamilton rips.
She sure does. I have some footage of her surfing macaronis from 2006. She had a handle on the front of her board then which she used to grab and push down to help get entry into waves. She had late takeoffs mastered.
by black duck
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 267
Views: 12195

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Padang is a shithole.
Have you had any juice this week? Did the swell from that fetch turn up?
Glad you’re getting some.
by black duck
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 709
Views: 109435

Re: post your modern day sickness

Na, not yet.
it's designed as a travel board, so I'm told. Glass job feels right, bit heavier.
by black duck
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 709
Views: 109435

Re: post your modern day sickness

What dims channels? Got one of those a little while back. Bought it as a step up - 6'4". Have only ridden it 3 times but I'm not sure about it, feels a little weird, super stiff, rides like it's a 6"8". Looking at it i anticipated it would be a consistent feeling straightforward step up from the boa...
by black duck
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 709
Views: 109435

Re: post your modern day sickness

Shiva model. Performance hybrid type I guess. FCUK load of foam in the mid section, but very tapered out nose/tail, and a soft bevel out to the rail, ergo way thinner rails, tail, than most bigger/older guy boards than I’ve seen. Will it be an all rounder for you toots or reserved for different con...
by black duck
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 267
Views: 12195

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Shearer don't do the poo diary.
by black duck
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 267
Views: 12195

Re: Mentawai quiver.

I was lucky enough to surf Icelands pretty big on my first trip to the Ments in July 2006. It was the first wave we surfed, due to circumstances. It's basically the closest break to Padang if you're on a boat trip. We were on John McGroders boat, the Barrenjoey and got held up by one of the guys not...
by black duck
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 267
Views: 12195

Re: Mentawai quiver.

This looks pretty reasonable. https://i.imgur.com/1zQfZvy.jpg I remember being amazed at the location of Lances Right. When you look at where that reef is, most swells have to refract almost 180 degrees to get in there as it faces back toward Sumatra. Some weird bathymetry going on there for that sp...
by black duck
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 267
Views: 12195

Re: Mentawai quiver.

5'6" Tomo Cymatic. 6'1" Lost Sabotaj (brand new, never ridden) 6'3' MC Protow. thats the final pick based on the forey. Swellnet Ments forecast This week and next (Sep 12 - 21): Ments: We should be seeing some new acute S'ly swell building across the region today and reaching 4-5ft+ across south ma...
by black duck
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4767
Views: 355260

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Not a bad dream Godsave....I'd say low intermediates are already taking over and any single one of them within a day can get a ten second tube-ride at Kelly's tub if they stump the cash. You know that’s not quite true SS. The pros fluffed that wave countless times, missed the barrel, overshot the b...
by black duck
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4767
Views: 355260

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Perfect
by black duck
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4767
Views: 355260

Re: Just general surfing stuff

steve shearer wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:03 pm
Still haven't decided on what boards to take.
forecast looks quiet for the start.
How many you thinking of taking?
by black duck
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19001
Views: 1676816

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Cranked, I've had enough of your shit, do you hear me, enough!
by black duck
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19001
Views: 1676816

Re: Where did you surf today ?

steve shearer wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:14 pm
chest zip quicksilver 3/2 synchro.

the coldest wetsuit I have ever owned.
Prolly the seams letting in water. They're only stitched and glued. It's a bottom end wettie SS.
by black duck
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19001
Views: 1676816

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Beautiful light. Who is it?
by black duck
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 709
Views: 109435

Re: post your modern day sickness

So anyway I sold my Black Diamond after 10 rides. Too thick and too much rail for me and frankly the pulled in tail with those attributes makes for a "stiff" board. Sold it to a nice young pommy geezer who has caught the bug. Easy rider and I hope he enjoys it. Dropped 170 bucks, fk it. Going to bu...
by black duck
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4767
Views: 355260

Re: Just general surfing stuff

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:10 pm
really interesting NE infeed pattern progged.

better for southern NSW.
Prolly better for rain than swell though, especially up your way.