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by Grooter
Thu May 25, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing by the big cooling towers
Replies: 29
Views: 2687

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: 2687

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: 2687

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 produ...
by Grooter
Thu May 25, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing by the big cooling towers
Replies: 29
Views: 2687

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: 2687

Surfing by the big cooling towers

Just read this in todays Age m 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 up with the wonderful notion that Western Port Bay is an ideal place for a nuclear reactor in Victoria. I think there is a curse on Eas...
by Grooter
Tue May 23, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: sooo.....
Replies: 69
Views: 5477

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: 11417

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 Nah that's the bitch about the Holdens central locking. If y...
by Grooter
Fri May 19, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kookiest thing you have ever done
Replies: 114
Views: 11417

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: 2666

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: 7908

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: 7908

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: 2514

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: 2514

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: 25826

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...
by Grooter
Fri May 12, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: $200 car for sale
Replies: 31
Views: 1922

I thought timing chains never needed replacement, not like belts. At least that's what i heard buying my ancient BMW Well they do wear out, but you get more kms out of them than a belt. p.s. let me guess the bee-mer is no longer going? snakes Yeah the belts are used because they are smoother and th...
by Grooter
Fri May 12, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: VIC surfers sign in here
Replies: 61
Views: 6092

i went down to torquay by myself last week when the weather was shitty and it just wasnt as fun out there by myself, mind you the wind had chopped the waves to pieces by the time i got there and its an hour+ drive for me Should've pointed the car east and headed to Westernport mate. Some very nice ...
by Grooter
Thu May 11, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Are Mini mals a curse to surfing?
Replies: 71
Views: 13471

After originally raising this topic out of frustration I went and actually bought myself a cheap mini mal..Expoxy 7'6" for $350 (new)..made in China...but who cares...I saw Webber expoxies for $800 at the local surf shop....first session was on Saturday 30/4 @ Elouera and the surf was in the 5...
by Grooter
Thu May 11, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Interesting Trends
Replies: 52
Views: 5183

O i surf uk waters, cold, weak and full of turds, just what a growing boy needs. You should come down south to Gunnamatta on the Victorian East Coast if you come here for a holiday. You'll feel right at home there. A sewer outfall pipe sits 1km offshore, on a nice southerly breeze you can smell Mel...