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by Grooter
Tue May 30, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: wetty deals in vic...
Replies: 6
Views: 698

There were some really good deals going recently. Last seasons Rip Curl 2x3 wetties were going for under $200 and they are probably a lot cheaper now as well. I picked one up myself and it's been really good. Peninsula Surf Centre had a couple of good deals, probably worth giving them a call, and Tr...
by Grooter
Tue May 30, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Beach break Surf etiquette
Replies: 21
Views: 2882

Sharing is caring. I have only once had an arument with some arogant idiot and that was at Gunnamatta. He was bitching and whinging about drop-ins, min-mals and so on. I pointed out that he was currently surfing on one of the most popular breaks in Victoria. Mentioned that plenty of surf comps get h...
by Grooter
Fri May 26, 2006 9:09 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Thin sensitive booties?
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

I bought a pair for this winter and can't see myself ever getting rid of them now. Lot of reefs around Western Port so they come in handy for that, but I like the extra grip you get as well. Not to mention that my feet stay a lot warmer now as well. The toe catching is a pain in the arse but you get...
by Grooter
Thu May 25, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing by the big cooling towers
Replies: 29
Views: 2839

I often wondered if it would be feasible to situate one offshore. Plenty of wind gets blown across the oceans (pretty consistently too) and there may be less issues with impacts to birds as well if it is out far enough and away from migratory paths.... Power could come back to land via an undergroun...
by Grooter
Thu May 25, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing by the big cooling towers
Replies: 29
Views: 2839

Hope for a breakthrough on nuclear fusion. Although highly unlikely, this one would answer all our needs, safely with no toxic by-products, forever. Yep nuclear fusion is the way to go. It's been in the news a bit lately, very interesting stuff as there is now a big global consortium including Amer...
by Grooter
Thu May 25, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing by the big cooling towers
Replies: 29
Views: 2839

Seriously do you understand the difference between communism and socialism at all???

You should really be asking, am I not a capitalist.
by Grooter
Thu May 25, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing by the big cooling towers
Replies: 29
Views: 2839

Even allowing for any bias, the "cost" of environmental impacts for Nuclear are an order of magnitude less than coal - and this was undertaken in 1991 - so you would imagine the difference is even greater now with the prospect of global warming. Absolutely. Nuclear power is going to produce less em...
by Grooter
Thu May 25, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing by the big cooling towers
Replies: 29
Views: 2839

Knobwrench? Here's a cut down version of the nuclear energy cycle: a) Mine uranium b) Transport it to an enriching plant c) Enrich the uranium d) Transport it to the nuclear power plant e) Use it f) Take it out of the plant g) Bury it somewhere under the ground h) Wait 250,000 years or more for it t...
by Grooter
Wed May 24, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing by the big cooling towers
Replies: 29
Views: 2839

Surfing by the big cooling towers

Just read this in todays Age http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/labor-unions-unite-against-nuclear-power/2006/05/23/1148150255512.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1 It's not enough that we have a sewer outfall destroying Gunnamatta and Rye on the East Coast but now some dumbass think-tank has come ...
by Grooter
Tue May 23, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: sooo.....
Replies: 69
Views: 5924

30/7ft 6 NSP/Mornington Peninsula/usually surf Pt Leo, Flinders or Rye
by Grooter
Mon May 22, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kookiest thing you have ever done
Replies: 114
Views: 12103

Needless to say I got some bizarre looks by others watching me trying to fit a 7ft 6 board in through the drivers door, over the steering wheel and into the passenger seat. smart thing wouldve been to unlock the back doors from the inside :wink: Nah that's the bitch about the Holdens central lockin...
by Grooter
Fri May 19, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kookiest thing you have ever done
Replies: 114
Views: 12103

I always stick my car key on a string around my neck and tuck it into my wetsuit. The other weekend I had to use my wifes car which has a remote key lock buit into the key. Unlike my normal car which ahs the remote as separate. Not thinking I tied it round my neck went off to enjoy 2 and a half hour...
by Grooter
Thu May 18, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Season.
Replies: 35
Views: 2932

Autumn on the East Coast of Victoria has been really good.

Especially in April, the Westernport beaches had some nice and consistently big swells.
by Grooter
Thu May 18, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Sharp noses on boards - why ?
Replies: 111
Views: 8552

Nah mate I believe in karma, you'll probably stuff it into my back!
by Grooter
Thu May 18, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Sharp noses on boards - why ?
Replies: 111
Views: 8552

I have a 6ft 10 board in the garage with a super pointy nose. I haven't ridden it in 5 years because one day I nearly skewered some little kid with it. Decided at that point that I didn't want to hurt anyone else or myself. Needing a new board and one being a bit more user friendly I opted for an NS...
by Grooter
Mon May 15, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: How early will you go?
Replies: 33
Views: 2749

Since records began the number of fatal deaths by state attributed for sharks is NSW = 72 (1993 Byron Bay) QLD = 71 (2004 Opal Reef) SA = 20 (2004 West Beach) WA = 12 (2004 Gracetown) VIC = 7 (1977 Mornington Peninsula) TAS = 5 (1993 Tenth Island, Georgetown) NT = 3 (1938 Bathurst Island) If you cou...
by Grooter
Mon May 15, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: How early will you go?
Replies: 33
Views: 2749

SAsurfers wrote:I figure theres probally just as much risk at night as day time right?
Afraid not. A sharks main feeding times are just before sunrise and just after sunset.

You're still a one in a million chance of even getting sized up for a meal by one of them anyway let alone getting bitten
by Grooter
Fri May 12, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Mal Car
Replies: 54
Views: 26051

I have no problems fitting my 7ft 6 board into my 1991 Commodore (VP) sedan so long as I fold down the front seat. With a station wagon you could fit a lot more in as well. Get one on LPG and you will save money on fuel too. Vans and the like you can take your pick but they are focused more on volum...