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by alakaboo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24529
Views: 3954285

Re: Where did you surf today ?

There was a baby bull shark playing in the waves yesterday. Maybe 2ft long. A few of us saw it. We weren't sure what it was but I've just had a look at some pics of bull shark pups and I reckon that's what it was. Wonder where Mum was? Pretty unusual to seea baby bull shark in the ocean. Their bioc...
by alakaboo
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9770

Re: The Outsider

Historically though, UK and Europe lost access to the commons generations ago. I'm not surprised you can't understand Australians fighting to prevent corporate takeovers of public spaces. The right to roam still exists in many European countries, to a far greater extent than in Australia. The UK is...
by alakaboo
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: How much should I lose selling an Ás New 'Board
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: How much should I lose selling an Ás New 'Board

All of it, for spending $1100 on a DHD.
by alakaboo
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9770

Re: The Outsider

Historically though, UK and Europe lost access to the commons generations ago. I'm not surprised you can't understand Australians fighting to prevent corporate takeovers of public spaces. The right to roam still exists in many European countries, to a far greater extent than in Australia. The UK is...
by alakaboo
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9770

Re: The Outsider

Historically though, UK and Europe lost access to the commons generations ago. I'm not surprised you can't understand Australians fighting to prevent corporate takeovers of public spaces. The right to roam still exists in many European countries, to a far greater extent than in Australia. The UK is...
by alakaboo
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: General snow stuff
Replies: 515
Views: 161119

Re: General snow stuff

Went to Blue Knob yesterday, it was the first decent hill I've seen on the east coast. Did about 20k feet of vertical, until my neighbour took a spill and hurt himself enough to want to head home, but not seriously. Up to knee deep in the trees, and hardly anyone headed very far off the trails becau...
by alakaboo
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24529
Views: 3954285

Re: Where did you surf today ?

By a strange quirk of circumstance I got invited into the corpo tent at Snapper one year. Managed to sneak a couple of others in too. I think that's where I first met Crabmeat. It was a dreadful place to watch from, the view was just of the side of the section after the rock, and the coconut prawns ...
by alakaboo
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: La Nina 20/21
Replies: 86
Views: 13900

Re: La Nina 20/21

steve shearer wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:35 am
been so consistent here.

5-800 metre point surf on offer at the Pass every single damn day this summer if you can handle a crowd.

never seen anything like it.
The Pass has got to be one of the easiest places to get a wave in a crowd, if you have any sort of sense about you.
by alakaboo
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: General snow stuff
Replies: 515
Views: 161119

Re: General snow stuff

Yeah it was surprisingly good. Was thinking it might be closer to 20-25 but it really started coming down yesterday evening. The storm moved north faster than expected too, I was going to go south but changed plans. Enough snow that I could get off the fire roads and into the woods on some hiking tr...
by alakaboo
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: General snow stuff
Replies: 515
Views: 161119

Re: General snow stuff

Yeah my most memorable days are getting caught by sluff in Oregon and washed over a cliff, and heading into slack country in Japan to find we were the first for the season and it was a chest-deep hike out. Got above the rain crust today. https://i.postimg.cc/dtFvsMGk/PXL-20210202-170437759.jpg https...
by alakaboo
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: General snow stuff
Replies: 515
Views: 161119

Re: General snow stuff

It sounded even worse!
by alakaboo
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: General snow stuff
Replies: 515
Views: 161119

Re: General snow stuff

Did some more meadow skipping today.
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The snow was pretty sketchy, with an icy crust in the middle.
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by alakaboo
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7851
Views: 1289792

Re: Just general surfing stuff

That looks like a really dumb place to build I agree. But the angle of the beach suggests that the wave exposure wouldn't be angled directly at the resort. And it does appear to be a reflective beach, ie steep and less susceptible to erosion. I'd be more worried about flooding/water from the landwa...
by alakaboo
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7851
Views: 1289792

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I was actually thinking zipless.

I prefer chest zip on spring suits and back zip on steamers, but mainly because o'neill suits fit me best.
by alakaboo
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7851
Views: 1289792

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Looks grand Steve, perhaps in spring.
Annapolis is a pretty rad little sailing town, lots of hipster cafes and serious money.

I need a new wettie, wherever we go
by alakaboo
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7851
Views: 1289792

Re: Just general surfing stuff

You'll be in a springie?
Might have to drive a bit further.
by alakaboo
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7851
Views: 1289792

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Speaking of which, what's the surf like around the end of March down your way offy?
Thinking of heading to the banks.
What sort of wettie will I need?

We were planning a ski trip but the quarantine requirements are pretty restrictive.
by alakaboo
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.
Replies: 78
Views: 5669

Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

So it can travel but it can't ride waves?

Are you going to stand with one foot forward of the bridge?