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by Nick Carroll
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19162
Views: 1735299

Re: Where did you surf today ?

In the face of Mother Ocean, we are all mere minnows.
by Nick Carroll
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19162
Views: 1735299

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Drailed wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:31 am
Good to see the boys giving it a nudge while I am out of action.
you can count on me d dog. #Illrideforyou #definitelydropin #sixchannelcharging
by Nick Carroll
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19162
Views: 1735299

Re: Where did you surf today ?

woooo still kinda honking this morning. No back bombie action, some energy gone out of the swell but pretty solid 6-8' chunks everywhere, all the directions the same as last night. Clean as, really nice wind that threatened to go NW for a while but then veered back toward the south around 9am. Crazy...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19162
Views: 1735299

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Oh and trev it’s looking a tiny bit brighter for you now - the fetch has shifted across and up a bit and is kinda pointing in part at the Goldie etc, 25-30 knot winds, about 2.5 days off I’d imagine Plus looks like an easterly flow is trying to establish itself north of NZ out toward the Cook Island...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19162
Views: 1735299

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Woooo 10’ plus plus back bombie ledges, just me for 90 mins then a couple of kids for another 90mins Splendid swell, so much energy, some seemingly more from an east angle but probably just long interval distorting on the continental shelf, the rest pouring up from quite an acute sth angle. Heaps o...
by Nick Carroll
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19162
Views: 1735299

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Yeah the angle won’t be that good, it’s all a bit south of Port
by Nick Carroll
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19162
Views: 1735299

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Drailed wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Only a surfer knows the feeling brother.
Well I do feel many people know the feeling of being kicked in the balls
by Nick Carroll
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 374939

Re: Just general surfing stuff

No no it’s a 6’9” round pin, yellow tint.
by Nick Carroll
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19162
Views: 1735299

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Woooo 10’ plus plus back bombie ledges, just me for 90 mins then a couple of kids for another 90mins Splendid swell, so much energy, some seemingly more from an east angle but probably just long interval distorting on the continental shelf, the rest pouring up from quite an acute sth angle. Heaps of...
by Nick Carroll
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 374939

Re: Just general surfing stuff

oh anyone in NSW south of Pt Macquarie, fcuking look out. Tomorrow especially through the afternoon. Big, super heavy groundswell from the SE, being generated right now and overnight by a winds associated with a deep low in the southern Tasman. Much stronger swell than last week's. Brother, where y...
by Nick Carroll
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 374939

Re: Just general surfing stuff

oh anyone in NSW south of Pt Macquarie, fcuking look out. Tomorrow especially through the afternoon. Big, super heavy groundswell from the SE, being generated right now and overnight by a winds associated with a deep low in the southern Tasman. Much stronger swell than last week's.
by Nick Carroll
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 374939

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Come to the bukit, I'll line you up with good cheap accommodation for $20/night, a scooter $4/day, introduce you to the local rat pack, Jake Drifter is my next door neighbour. There's a million surf stories waiting to be written, and you can write the whole thing off on expenses. Ask Derek what its...
by Nick Carroll
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 374939

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Oh yeah, sometimes you gotta go deep.

Trouble with going deep when you don't need to is that you waste energy. Everything about moving through surf zones is about minimising effort and saving energy for when you need it.
by Nick Carroll
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 374939

Re: Just general surfing stuff

There’s a million ways to duckdive. Sometimes the foot is good, sometimes the knee, sometimes the whole flat of the shin, sometimes nothing. You just want to bear the goal in mind, getting under and out the back of the wave as quick and smooth as you can. Basic things to think about: - quicker you’r...
by Nick Carroll
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Single fin shortboards
Replies: 281
Views: 103191

Re: Single fin shortboards

Any idea what the construction quality is like ? Blanks, glassing etc? Even if they’re well priced, it’d be a shame to see one fall apart like an al merrick etc A young fella I know bought an ed Sinnott board from sideways 499 special Within a month it looked the deck like he had dropped a bag of o...
by Nick Carroll
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19162
Views: 1735299

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Wyre wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:17 pm
What's the go with this little nor'east swell- is it coming from any distance or just dependent on how hard it blows today/tonight?
It's fcuked. Expect nothing.

Banging SE swell next week though
by Nick Carroll
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19162
Views: 1735299

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Fcuken freezing down here today, water temp around 14 I reckon. Regulation 3/2 didn't cut it. Stop being a pansy. That's short arms long legs steamer weather. I swear, it's unbelievable. It must be Concetta Fiorravanti-Wells, the Ice Queen of Bilgola Plateau, preparing the spell that will reincarna...
by Nick Carroll
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19162
Views: 1735299

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Fcuken freezing down here today, water temp around 14 I reckon. Regulation 3/2 didn't cut it.