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by Grooter
Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: It's all about the feeling
Replies: 41
Views: 5437

Without wanting to start a philosophical debate my take on boogers and long boarders is this. Both forms of surfcraft are very easy to get the feeling quickly. By that I mean they are easy to learn because it's easy to catch waves. Note that I do not think they are easy to master. It's like playing ...
by Grooter
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: has the surf industry bubble finally burst?
Replies: 37
Views: 4025

I work in IT and we've seen many jobs go to India. Unlike clothes manufacturing however, the quality is not equal to Australian, it's about a 100 times worse, it's keeping me in a job repairing it all. I think eventually that people will come to realise that you do get what you pay for. The problem ...
by Grooter
Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: It's all about the feeling
Replies: 41
Views: 5437

I like to sit and watching people after a session use those skim board things running into the wave washing back from the beach before heading home.

Some of them get great height if they hit an incoming wave at the right moment. Never tried it myself but looks like a lot of fun.
by Grooter
Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing Nightmare
Replies: 46
Views: 4856

Squid wrote:exactly, snakes.

who fricken cares what gets you off
Yeah would have to agree as well. So long as you're having fun and it feels good then do it.
by Grooter
Wed May 31, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: wetty deals in vic...
Replies: 6
Views: 716

2/3. thats a springsuit down that way. :) It does get cold. Although most people I know don't go for the 4x3 as they get too hot in them. One guy described it as feeling car sick. I find that the 2x3 suit combined with boots, and a rashy underneath keeps me pretty warm out there and we've had some ...
by Grooter
Tue May 30, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: wetty deals in vic...
Replies: 6
Views: 716

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: 3039

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: 1423

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: 2929

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: 2929

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: 2929

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: 2929

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: 2929

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: 2929

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: 6140

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: 12462

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: 12462

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: 3161

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

Especially in April, the Westernport beaches had some nice and consistently big swells.