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by BA
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 372931

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Wow, 40 years of surfing and I've never seen or witnessed anything like the incidents detailed above. Are they isolated incidents or is this evidence of something more widespread? The increase in women surfing has been one of the main features of the surf culture over the last decade. I see way les...
by BA
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf helmets - hopefully Roy fcuks off
Replies: 30
Views: 663

Re: Surf helmets - hopefully Roy fcuks off

Heavy Groots. All the best with your recovery.

I copped a fin chop in the head years ago (when I lived in Vicco). I wore a Gath helmet for about 6 months. As ‘boo said, they take a lot of getting used to. I had real trouble duck-diving. Maybe they’ve improved.
by BA
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19132
Views: 1729085

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Soild 6ft sets from the NE hitting the NB’s. A bit wild looking.
by BA
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 372931

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Wilko got arse-raped by the judges.
by BA
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 372931

Re: Just general surfing stuff

The fog has put the Quikkie Pro on hold in France. Good old Mother Nature. She don’t give a shit.
by BA
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19132
Views: 1729085

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Incidentally, the first time I surfed it I had no idea about suck rock and went straight over it. Board dropped out from under my feet over the step and I got absolutely caned and dragged across the reef. Fun times.
by BA
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19132
Views: 1729085

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I lived overlooking it for 3 years. The best time to hit it was when a new swell was just starting to arrive. Preferably during the middle of the day. The crowd wouldn’t be on it yet. Had plenty of sessions on my own or with one or two others. Or at first light. You weren't the guy in that really o...
by BA
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19132
Views: 1729085

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I lived overlooking it for 3 years. The best time to hit it was when a new swell was just starting to arrive. Preferably during the middle of the day. The crowd wouldn’t be on it yet. Had plenty of sessions on my own or with one or two others.
by BA
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19132
Views: 1729085

Re: Where did you surf today ?

channels wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:32 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:28 pm
Fairy bower and winki. Shoulder high to overhead. Pretty fun. Not too many out. Probs the fourth time I’ve ever surfed it.
Water quality?

I looked around this morning and a few places looked like a Cholera infection was imminent.
Longy was as brown as I’ve ever seen it.
by BA
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Norfolk Island
Replies: 43
Views: 5203

Re: Norfolk Island

Jimmy agrees with legion.

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by BA
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 317
Views: 16020

Re: Mentawai quiver.

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:33 pm
I'm surprised people took it as a negative.
Really? That’s the only way I took it. Aggressive adult learners taking primo set waves and blowing them. Then positioning for more. Urrgghh.
by BA
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 317
Views: 16020

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Did it sound depressing? I had the time of my life. Took to paddling out in the dark, dunno why, never been much of a dawn patroller but I guess I got into the habit this winter and carried on. It felt nice surfing a break I'd never surfed before before the sun came up: Macaronis, Lances Left, Tele...
by BA
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 317
Views: 16020

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Ha ha I thought the same. Tell us about the surf.
by BA
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19132
Views: 1729085

Re: Where did you surf today ?

North Curl Curl. Waist to chest high and super consistent. Surfed the 7’6 and must’ve bagged over 40 waves. Really fun bank. First section looked like it’d shutdown but would fill in so you could float over it and thread down the line into cutback and go left for a few metres until the right reform...
by BA
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19132
Views: 1729085

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Newport. Bit straight but clean and pretty consistent.
by BA
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1654
Views: 186213

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Woman attacked at Cid Harbour in the Whitsundays. We spent a few nights there. Of all the places up there, it has the sharkiest feel. Waters a bit murky and it is a bit deeper than most anchorage’s. We weren’t really comfortable swimming there. I think a lot of people throw food scraps off their boa...
by BA
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 372931

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Rob’s one of my favourite all-time surfers.
by BA
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19132
Views: 1729085

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Apparently there’s a couple of spots on the NB’s that are pumping. With crowds to match. Swellnet’s put the word out.