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by Wyre
Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 944720

Re: Ask Carroll

Rockstar poets, well it is interesting you use that term given the past 50-60 years of popular music, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, etc all the way through to say Kendrick Lamar, PJ Harvey and so forth. That all seems to be alive and kicking. Anyway plenty of good and great poets working today and they'l...
by Wyre
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 944720

Re: Ask Carroll

Nick, do you think Poetry as a dedicated art form is becoming obsolete? I know musicians, writers, painters, all at different levels of dedication and career.. but no 'full time poets'. Will there ever again be rockstar poets (Byron, Shelley, late '60's counter culture cats etc), or has the new Gen ...
by Wyre
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20833
Views: 2226502

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I suspect it is a coincidence Duck. Medium sized Autumn swells and offshore winds coming on the back of the ECL giving the impression of causality Yep. Sounds likely, especially when the swell is not too straight or too powerful for the beaches. Some swell signatures seem to work everywhere. Well i...
by Wyre
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20833
Views: 2226502

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Coal Coast is in excellent condition post ECL. Awesome beach breaks all over the place.
by Wyre
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Grassy Head.
Replies: 27
Views: 4247

Re: Grassy Head.

ajohnsen wrote:
A-Wyre wrote:Scott's/Grassy Head- Awesome surfing, if you love fishing.
Wow, just wow.
See, if you'd written "Wow. Just, wow." I'd be feeling worried that I'd offended you in some way. As it is, with the comma after the first wow, I'm merely curious as to why you felt my comment warranted a WJW.
by Wyre
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Grassy Head.
Replies: 27
Views: 4247

Re: Grassy Head.

Scott's/Grassy Head- Awesome surfing, if you love fishing.
by Wyre
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: correct paddling technique?
Replies: 214
Views: 131092

Re: correct paddling technique?

Rowing helps in that it strengthens the shoulder and back muscles and corrects the resting position of the shoulder that you probably have from sitting at a computer. Also dramatically improved my muscular endurance. But it is not as good as paddling or swimming. Had my first pool swimming session ...
by Wyre
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: correct paddling technique?
Replies: 214
Views: 131092

Re: correct paddling technique?

I have had shoulder issues in the past, however over the past 2 years my shoulder problems have greatly improved and are now pretty minor. What worked for me is paddling. Distance paddling a clubby board has helped fix my shoulders. I'm not saying this will work for all. It just worked for me. My t...
by Wyre
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20833
Views: 2226502

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Spent the weekend down the coast. Had 4 surfs over 2 days. Every surf was pretty fcuken ok or better. Pretty sore now. Met olds in the water on sat arvo at the island, which was good. Waves were 3-4ft and reasonable with no crowd. I heard it was great darn sarf! Mates were at one of those cheeky li...
by Wyre
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: new project
Replies: 166
Views: 21722

Re: new project

Nice work!
by Wyre
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: How old are you? Seriously!
Replies: 64
Views: 9530

Re: How old are you? Seriously!

38.. 23 in DJ years.
by Wyre
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20833
Views: 2226502

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I watched Sandon Point yesterday arvo grow from 1 to 4 foot in the space of about half an hour. 4 dudes out. Pumping. I didn't have a board with me, but that was cool, as I was returning from work and more excited about today's prospects. Had a beer, went to sleep listening to some booming sets..Wok...
by Wyre
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Does surfing under the influence enhance the experience....
Replies: 24
Views: 3837

Re: Does surfing under the influence enhance the experience.

I like the idea of blazing a spliff as I cruise the coast, listening to Jimi, finding that sweet set up.. paddling out to smoothly rip the wave apart over and over again.. then quietly return to my car buzzing with the vibe. The reality is whenever I smoke weed and surf, I suck. But the first bit, b...
by Wyre
Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20833
Views: 2226502

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Anyone else there at damn?

DKWM 2 days ago
Kings on Sun 4 Jan
Surfed Susan's and then went to the beach. Was there at damn and the wind was about 10knt onshore. Wasnt good but got some ok ones.
by Wyre
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20833
Views: 2226502

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Scarborough yesterday was as fun as it gets out there. 2-3 ft peaks all the way along the beach...busy, but so much choice it didn't really feel like it.

Been out of the water for months with injury, so it was a very satisfying surf. Surf satisfaction meter: 8/10.
by Wyre
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 944720

Re: Ask Carroll

Thanks Nick, and Legion. Yep I had a feeling that things may end up on the operating table..It just doesn't feel like an injury that is going away anytime soon.

I want to surf for the next 20 years, so a few months out isn't the end of the world!
by Wyre
Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 944720

Re: Ask Carroll

Ouch. That sounds pretty gnarly.. How long was recovery??
by Wyre
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 944720

Re: Ask Carroll

Legion wrote:Had similar (both sides), had surgery, all better.
Wow! yeah I don't really want to go down that road yet, but good to know it is an option.