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by tonka79
Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: V. small wave grovellers
Replies: 54
Views: 16084

Re: V. small wave grovellers

I've seen the Dung beetle in action (the aquatic one that is) and on a day where the waves were miserable tiddlers there was only 2 people along several banks within my field of view, that were getting long rides and tearing it up. One of them was on a Dung beetle. Everyone else was struggling to g...
by tonka79
Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: V. small wave grovellers
Replies: 54
Views: 16084

Re: V. small wave grovellers

Thanks guys. Given me some food for thought. Perhaps better going with a less radical departure from my normal go to board.
by tonka79
Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: V. small wave grovellers
Replies: 54
Views: 16084

Re: V. small wave grovellers

Just be careful. A lot of boards marketed at being designed for 2 foot slop are often pretty gimmicky with limited performance ability. Sometimes we all have to face up to the fact that 2 foot slop is 2 foot slop. In many ways it takes more effort and technique to surf tiny waves than it does to su...
by tonka79
Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: V. small wave grovellers
Replies: 54
Views: 16084

Re: V. small wave grovellers

Braithy wrote:Chilli make a good groveller. Merrick has a few too, the joe and neckbeard go alright.
Yeh, don't mind the look of the average joe. Not sure about the Neckbeard, outline through the back half of the board looks awfully straight.
by tonka79
Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: V. small wave grovellers
Replies: 54
Views: 16084

Re: V. small wave grovellers

I tried a sweet potato, caught knee hit fat bumps, and actually turned as well. I have a similar shape coming from josh, and I have no interest in my longboard whatsoever anymore. I'm 5'9" x 77 kg and when I tried the SP my paddle fitness was terrible. I could easily have went 5'2", and if I wasn't...
by tonka79
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: V. small wave grovellers
Replies: 54
Views: 16084

V. small wave grovellers

With only very distant memories of overhead surf in SE Queensland, I'm starting to wonder whether I need to invest in some new surfcraft to make the most of the very mediocre conditions (surf between knee to shoulder high). Has anyone here tried the following boards? Lost Bottomfeeder Rusty Happy Sh...
by tonka79
Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 807094

Re: Ask Carroll

Nick, I see that the Encyclopedia of Surfing recently published an article on the partial boycott of surfing events in South Africa, beginning in '85, lead by Tom (see: http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/eos-blog/boycott-1985-south-africas-line-in-the-sand/). Was it something you supported and what's...
by tonka79
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 807094

Re: Ask Carroll

Nick, I see that the Encyclopedia of Surfing recently published an article on the partial boycott of surfing events in South Africa, beginning in '85, lead by Tom (see: http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/eos-blog/boycott-1985-south-africas-line-in-the-sand/). Was it something you supported and what's ...
by tonka79
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Fantasy surfer comp
Replies: 344
Views: 74651

Re: Fantasy surfer comp

Braithy wrote:You're doing it wrong Tiger. Welcome them with open arms, get them inside, then release the hounds of hell onto them.
Come on now. There's no need for that kind of sociopathic behaviour, especially as I've gone ahead and joined :-?
by tonka79
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Fantasy surfer comp
Replies: 344
Views: 74651

Re: Fantasy surfer comp

Are newcomers welcome?
by tonka79
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Step up boards
Replies: 68
Views: 18090

Re: Step up boards

I'm also looking at getting a new step-up next year, probably rocking a quad fin set up so would be interested to hear other people's thoughts as well. Won't be going for a very near pin... more like a traditional rounded pin... not too long either, maybe 6'1.
by tonka79
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: What's your go to board right now?
Replies: 55
Views: 18168

Re: What's your go to board right now?

Primitive 'Machete' - 5'8 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/8 - wider plan shape in the front half of the board, lower entry rocker but more typical HPSB design in the back half of the board. Riding it as a quad (with FCS II system). Excels in punchy beach breaks or reef breaks. Tends to struggle waves lacking push. ...
by tonka79
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: What's your go to board right now?
Replies: 55
Views: 18168

Re: What's your go to board right now?

Primitive 'Machete' - 5'8 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/8 - wider plan shape in the front half of the board, lower entry rocker but more typical HPSB design in the back half of the board. Riding it as a quad (with FCS II system). Excels in punchy beach breaks or reef breaks. Tends to struggle waves lacking push. I...
by tonka79
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 807094

Re: Ask Carroll

OK Nick I know it is a sensitive issue, but are you game to share your thoughts on the Judging at Pipe. In particular as it gave Fanning the world title? I have some sympathy with the views expressed on some of the US based surf forums. Both of Fanning's heat winning waves were from 2nd reef roll i...
by tonka79
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Summer 2013-'14
Replies: 312
Views: 51946

Re: Summer 2013-'14

Yeh, not too much happening in QLD... some people say New Year's day has a tendency to deliver. Hoping they're right.
by tonka79
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 807094

Re: Ask Carroll

I thought the side by side comparison was telling. FWIW, I thought initially Yadin was unlucky.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=513342425440377

TBH, I thought Mick's first wave was a little underscored. Thought it was perhaps a high 7.
by tonka79
Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 807094

Re: Ask Carroll

Nick Carroll wrote:and if you wanna see the shot, here it is. pic courtesy TC.
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nah that's not a 9.7, like hell it isn't.
not being flippant, but i'm sure kelly would have been awarded a 9.7 in the same situation, or higher
by tonka79
Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: 10 sharkiest waves In Aus
Replies: 110
Views: 27083

Re: 10 sharkiest waves In Aus

. ....the whole idea of "kill zones" is both just and right :!: S.a needs follow suit...and qld If great whites were found wondering around the super market car parks they would b shot on sight :idea: We have to protect the surfers.....its our ocean and anything thats dangerous to a surfer should b...