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by Beanpole
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226322

Re: Where did you surf today ?

You need a job to live in Sydney......ie most people are working at least 9-5 5 days a week. thats another factor. Wouldnt that be much the same for regional places as well. Sure the rents a bit cheaper but surely the wages are pretty shit too..?? Of course. It's been a massive change here. The sur...
by Beanpole
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226322

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Come on 61 is the new 21.
by Beanpole
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226322

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Renos cheater five. A classic example of the judging system not matching contemporary surfing.
I remember everyone complaining that the system also allowed MP to just do fifteen thousand little re entries and cutties on one wave and rack up points like a Pinnie machine.
by Beanpole
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226322

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I had a paddle. Nice to be in the water since I haven't had the time for a week or more. Waters getting cold. Didn't look particularly promising and the SE Wind was just starting to come up a little. Surprisingly I just sat on this little bank and was actually knocking a couple back as they just kep...
by Beanpole
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Be an art critic
Replies: 60
Views: 5554

Re: Be an art critic

Clovers snatch?
by Beanpole
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226322

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Re: talking to people about surfing. I've always worked with a few people who surf and we will often crap on about surf conditions. See a couple in the water semi regularly who live near by. That's tended to be the case for the majority of my working life. There's a few old stagers I have a chat to ...
by Beanpole
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226322

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Trev, did you see the clip Stu Nettle highlighted on Swellnet? Surfabout 1974. Starts off with some very good Fairy Bower. MP, PT, BK, Reno, Gerry Lopez, Nat Young, Ian Cairns, Mark Warren etc. Good stuff. https://vimeo.com/204513295 Classic stuff. Nat looked good at the Bower. A lot of those board...
by Beanpole
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226322

Re: Where did you surf today ?

More like a bunch of pup tents.
by Beanpole
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226322

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Beef Week Cap, Coolangatta Gold Competitor Singlet, House Brick, Midget on Scooter, etc.
by Beanpole
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226322

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Surfed the local point was about 5 foot was feeling a bit lazy and it was a bit windy so I took my 8'8" out ,seriously over gunned. Was good fun got a few good barrels and then took one big one that I got clipped on and just as I was having the realization that rolling around with a board that size...
by Beanpole
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji - Denarau in August
Replies: 56
Views: 2768

Re: Fiji - Denarau in August

It was interesting trying to work out the actual pecking order with the whole operation. Fijian Business seems quite complicated. Apparently they make a fair bit of cash from movies....no surfing. Kind of got it all down. Lots of boards at the Depot. Bottom line is you're still out in the ocean and ...
by Beanpole
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji - Denarau in August
Replies: 56
Views: 2768

Re: Fiji - Denarau in August

Stuart was running the boat the first time we went out. Really worked everything for the trip well. Even gave my son his board to surf Cloudbreak as the rental wasn't that high performance.
by Beanpole
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226322

Re: Where did you surf today ?

ajohnsen wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:45 pm
No, but she was looking over my shoulder and I'm angling for a weekend away.
Crawler, AJ.
by Beanpole
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226322

Re: Where did you surf today ?

So you used to surf at Bondi gstq?
Man that place used to reek.
by Beanpole
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226322

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Did you get a few, Salty?
by Beanpole
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3043
Views: 190469

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Anyone had experience with one of these? There's one on gumtree I'm considering. http://www.bourtonshapes.com/the-stinger/ http://www.bourtonshapes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/bottom-550x205.jpg Murray is a highly regarded shaper, he has also worked closely with Bruce McKee in the past, and that...
by Beanpole
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3043
Views: 190469

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I watched The Occy Interview with Gordon Merchant. That's a really informative bit of history. The effect Occy winning in the USA had as they were breaking into the market was interesting.
by Beanpole
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3043
Views: 190469

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I thought they just existed as ads for the various surf companies anyway.