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by alakaboo
Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8612
Views: 1419316

Re: Just general surfing stuff

BA wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:59 am
Yep, when your tongue can get stuck to a sign, I’m not surfing.
I didn't realise you were from north Queensland.
by alakaboo
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: General snow stuff
Replies: 537
Views: 171914

Re: General snow stuff

Went splitboarding last weekend. Base was low and I locked my keys in the car and waited 2.5 hours to unlock the vehicle which meant a lot of hiking to keep warm. It's meant to start snowing hard Sunday afternoon so I'm hoping the roads stay open. Hopefully getting about 25cm by Monday morning. Deba...
by alakaboo
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: General snow stuff
Replies: 537
Views: 171914

Re: General snow stuff

It's game on, no limits anymore. Another vote for backcountry, but there's not really enough base to justify 6 hours of driving. I'll probably go and scout out a place about an hour away for later in the season and end up skinning. Unfortunately all the resorts nearby are in Trump country with 40% v...
by alakaboo
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: General snow stuff
Replies: 537
Views: 171914

Re: General snow stuff

Our Christmas ski trip was a total bust with rain and no base. One resort, that typically gets over 5m of snow a year, didn't even open. The other was okay for 1.5 days. Okay as in mashed potatoes, ice and dirt. Worst snow I've ever seen, but because of it nobody was riding the one open 'black run' ...
by alakaboo
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: General snow stuff
Replies: 537
Views: 171914

Re: General snow stuff

Finally got some snow. https://i.postimg.cc/tCFQXQ4w/PXL-20220107-120907715.jpg Working today, and the wind chill is -23. Tomorrow is supposed to be just below zero and sunny. Trying to decide how far I want to drive, and whether to go backcountry or to a resort with no base. The backcountry area go...
by alakaboo
Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8612
Views: 1419316

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Yep, you got it. Because it increases the volume of moving water each cycle it also accelerates the current velocity, particularly on the outside of the channel. i.e. directly across from Gemini, and up near Leach Park. That's why they had to put in those groynes. It's possible sand will start to fi...
by alakaboo
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8612
Views: 1419316

Re: Just general surfing stuff

He does good work.

I will qualify my previous statement a bit. Golden Beach won't immediately get surf or get washed away within 2 years, like some of the local groups think.
by alakaboo
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8612
Views: 1419316

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Could be before April with a decent La Nina. Could be 20 years, but I would think less. There's not that much sand north of there but it depends how the ebb tide delta responds. It could build up more of an island but retain the current bar location. Yes Trev, the whole passage has had greater flow ...
by alakaboo
Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8612
Views: 1419316

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Long term, yes.
The canal estates near Trev shifted the tidal prism balance, and the entrance was historically a few hundred metres south.
by alakaboo
Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8612
Views: 1419316

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Just wait until the bar shifts there and you can walk from Bulcock.
by alakaboo
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8612
Views: 1419316

Re: Just general surfing stuff

You're bang on, it won't affect Golden Beach.
But further south than I was expecting.
by alakaboo
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8612
Views: 1419316

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Is that old coot from Golden Beach still trying to get Council to 'fix' it?
by alakaboo
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8612
Views: 1419316

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Surely that’s the reason that the Superwank is the best example of a successful man made wave? The ability to pump sand at will. They don't really have that ability, though. They can only pump what they catch now, about 60% of the natural bypass rate. If they had a huge slurry pond and taps to turn...
by alakaboo
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8612
Views: 1419316

Re: Just general surfing stuff

That article about Shaw Mead actually came up at work this week. The coastal modelers all shredded the designs, and said there's no point building with anything except rock. Sand is a fluid and it's pretty hard to build with fluids. You can direct the flow, ala groynes and pumps, but it needs a cons...
by alakaboo
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 25734
Views: 4145379

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I was sitting on Fingal Head watching some eagle rays play in the surf with Mrs Boo many years ago when we got buzzed by three F-1-11s. They were really low, seemed like about 100m but was probably 300. A couple of days later I saw on the news that 3 RAAF pilots had been suspended for flying dangero...
by alakaboo
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8612
Views: 1419316

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Why?
Genuine question, is she known for something else?
by alakaboo
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8612
Views: 1419316

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I enjoy your little vignettes foamy.
by alakaboo
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8612
Views: 1419316

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Not a flip.