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by makemake
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: bonzers.....the quad fad is over
Replies: 804
Views: 247425

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

My take on this sort of fun

See the home for people who don't follow fashion
kneelupps.blogspot.com
by makemake
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: first birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 7961

Re: first birthday

buddy wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:51 am
Do people still use the non-forum section of realsurf?
Not if it does not work..

[I use the daily photo & story from Don]
by makemake
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: first birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 7961

first birthday

21 August marks the first birthday of the link on the home page of realsurf.com pointing to the wrong page. http://winhelp.com.au/makesurf/getreal.jpg The Sydney MHL link http://new.mhl.nsw.gov.au/data/realtime/wave/DirectionalSpectra-sydney is still pointing to the old directional spectra of that d...
by makemake
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: MHL and what can we do about wave rider buoys?
Replies: 15
Views: 13092

Re: MHL and what can we do about wave rider buoys?

I came here today to bitch about how slow the MHL buoys have been this week. Just checked the page: http://new.mhl.nsw.gov.au/data/realtime/wave/Buoy-syddow ..and it was up to date. Does anyone know what the problem was? I get the impression that someone is vetting it. Why can't the data just be live?
by makemake
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: MHL and what can we do about wave rider buoys?
Replies: 15
Views: 13092

Re: MHL and what can we do about wave rider buoys?

Here are the tweets of various waverider buoys around the world:
https://twitter.com/makesurf/lists/waverider?s=09
by makemake
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: MHL and what can we do about wave rider buoys?
Replies: 15
Views: 13092

Re: MHL and what can we do about wave rider buoys?

There's a bunch of them in Queensland, too. https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/coasts-waterways/beach/waves-sites/ Thanks for that, I had not seen this. I found one Victorian buoy here: http://www.vicports.vic.gov.au/community-and-bay-users/Pages/Waves-wind-weather.aspx I do prefer a wave rose to a...
by makemake
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: MHL and what can we do about wave rider buoys?
Replies: 15
Views: 13092

MHL and what can we do about wave rider buoys?

To start with we should pick on Don. From the Realsurf front page the MHL link still goes to: http://new.mhl.nsw.gov.au/data/realtime/wave/DirectionalSpectra-sydney This shows the old style wave rose and it is dated 21 August 2015. Don Norris or someone maintaining the site should update the link to...
by makemake
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Paddle out for Midget
Replies: 3
Views: 1766

Paddle out for Midget

Image
Which board for a paddle out?
[OR I could use the Sailboard he made for me in 1986]
by makemake
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Midget
Replies: 25
Views: 9468

Re: R.I.P. Midget

>>a blank only with no glass or resin, and no fin
by makemake
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1408886

Re: Ask Carroll

Can't tell you how much fun it was for a dolphin to pop out near me at Long Reef today..
The last of that good swell did not have its usual crowd, thanks Mick
by makemake
Tue May 05, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Kneeling (up or down?)
Replies: 9
Views: 15003

Re: Kneeling (up or down?)

Trev wrote:Do you mean when paddling back out.
Yes, with a paddle that is only long enough to paddle kneeling down.

Why would I worry about looking dumb?
This site has the reasons why it is preferable to standing:
http://kneelupps.blogspot.com.au/
by makemake
Mon May 04, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Kneeling (up or down?)
Replies: 9
Views: 15003

Kneeling (up or down?)

Hi, I am interested on your thoughts on this. I have been doing it for more than two years and have yet to see anyone else doing it. (I am used to being a trendsetter - NOT). http://kneelupps.blogspot.com.au/ . http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_W6DzgVU1to/Uu1sCpCHhCI/AAAAAAAADuM/o657xJ_VfwI/s400/steve+1.jpg
by makemake
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980547

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Image

Not a pretty picture but a record of the surf at dawn today at Little Makaha.
http://winhelp.com.au/makesurf/guysurfing.jpg
by makemake
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Under the heading of Alternative - Kneel on your SUP
Replies: 2
Views: 2221

Under the heading of Alternative - Kneel on your SUP

So you own a SUP, it is small, and great to surf, but Sydney surf is more bumpy than Hawaii.
What do you do?
http://kneelupps.info
by makemake
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980547

Re: Where did you surf today ?

>>I've seen someone get completely poleaxed out at Wedding Cake
I've seen some cute, uncrowded waves at Wedding Cake but the paddle out was more freaky than the wave.


WEAR BOOTIES all the time - rocks and broken bottles (they wash up and break on the beach)..
by makemake
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: When u look @ the surf...wat u looking for?
Replies: 14
Views: 4509

Re: When u look @ the surf...wat u looking for?

>>But, in moments like that, I realise that in most other things, that aren't beach reading, I probably don't realise just how blind and ignorant I am.

Yea, you could write a book on "Beach reading"
In fact Rob Brander has:
http://www.scienceofthesurf.com/book.html
by makemake
Fri May 09, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Cold Water Immersion - good for you?
Replies: 3
Views: 2272

Re: Cold Water Immersion - good for you?

Found this.. http://www.port.ac.uk/uopnews/2012/05/30/scientists-warn-swimmers-of-heart-attack-risk/ Professor Shattock said, “These heart rate irregularities caused by Autonomic Conflict occur quite frequently on immersion in cold water but may only become lethal when other predisposing factors exi...
by makemake
Thu May 08, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Cold Water Immersion - good for you?
Replies: 3
Views: 2272

Cold Water Immersion - good for you?

Hi, I always worked on the idea that cold water immersions were good for you. However, now I am being told by my cardiologist that I should avoid it. He generously put a stent in an artery of mine two weeks ago. What information is there on contraction of blood vessels of people with high cholestero...