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by chrisb
Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1225238

Re: Where did you surf today ?

There's a fleet of search and rescue helicopters, jetskis and cops buzzing around Turimetta this arvo. Apparently a floating body was reported but after 2 hours nothing has been found.
by chrisb
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf fitness
Replies: 76
Views: 8443

Re: Surf fitness

For a good book about foot fitness I recommend "Born To Run" (nothing to do with Springsteen).

It studies the native Indian runners in Mexico's Copper Canyon also looks at the physiological benefits of walking and running barefoot using the author himself as a test dummy.
by chrisb
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1225238

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Welcome back Steve.

Coming in to low tide there were weaker and long-time-coming waves on my nearest point break than suggested by coastalwatch. OK for a mal and not too crowded.
by chrisb
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1636
Views: 163636

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

15 years ago a former workmate moved up the north coast with a choice between Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. With young kids he chose Port because of the childhood leukaemia stories he heard about parts of Coffs. Apparently it was due to the banana pesticide usage. Not sure whether it's now fixed...
by chrisb
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1636
Views: 163636

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

This is about the seventh time this dudes tried to sell his mick Mackie on gumtree in about a year. Strip the wax off it. Take better pics of it. And slash $100 off the price and someone might actually buy it. " GoPro mount as pictured, well bonded. " lol wtf http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/north-bo...
by chrisb
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1225238

Re: Where did you surf today ?

WD40 is mostly fish oil. How do you know that beany? My wife's rellies manufacture and package the stuff in their plant just south of Sydney. Formula's supposed to be a secret. The instructor at an outboard school I attended told us it was mostly kerosene, with scent added. BTW, "WD" stands for "wa...
by chrisb
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1225238

Re: Where did you surf today ?

DY upwards from that 1st walkway has been crowded for the last few days. Hate to imagine what the weekend will bring. I guess that's what happens with such a high concentration of people living so close to their local beachfront.
by chrisb
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1225238

Re: Where did you surf today ?

saltman wrote:Tiny glassy high tide runners early before the SE er kicked in
My first surf on a mal (is 8-8 a mal, mini mal or a mid length???)
anyway had a ball just gliding along knee high waves caugt a stack of waves

I might get one
Mal. Minis are generally <8'.
by chrisb
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1225238

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Small stuff today, good for a mal. Crowds down and plenty of waves for anyone who bothered.
by chrisb
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1225238

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Actually looked up stiff necks from surfing and found a surf fitness site. They had a pretty simple exercise where you get one of those stretchy rubber thingos, stand on it and pull up with your hands by your side and bend your neck to the side. Quite a few cracks and really relieved the constricti...
by chrisb
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1636
Views: 163636

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

Any ideas on what this sorry looking hunk of shit might be ? http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bronte/surfing/surfboard-8-6-weber-converted-sup-/1102739181 Plenty of flotation there! I don't understand the five listed dimensions. Shouldn't there just be three for length, width and depth? Looks like th...
by chrisb
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1636
Views: 163636

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

Any ideas on what this sorry looking hunk of shit might be ? http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bronte/surfing/surfboard-8-6-weber-converted-sup-/1102739181 Plenty of flotation there! I don't understand the five listed dimensions. Shouldn't there just be three for length, width and depth? Looks like th...
by chrisb
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1636
Views: 163636

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

Beerfan wrote:
el rancho wrote:yeah hatch, get yourself a big glossy longboard and sip espressos and start a blog.
An EH Holden drove past me this morning with 2 single fin logs, a midlength single fin and a fish on top. 20something dude was driving.
Probably a filmmaker. Remake of "Summer City" anyone?
by chrisb
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Your biggest flogging
Replies: 58
Views: 6579

Re: Your biggest flogging

--++sunstroke++-- wrote:
chrisb wrote:That's for Pearl Harbour.

:D :D :D :D


Kinda ironic ain't it.
Chronologically separated but geographically very close. There weren't any Japs there when I visited PH in 2000.
by chrisb
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Your biggest flogging
Replies: 58
Views: 6579

Re: Your biggest flogging

That's for Pearl Harbour.
by chrisb
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1225238

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Does Nat Young still live and surf at Angourie? .............or was the beatdown embarrassment too much for him?
by chrisb
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1225238

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Wouldn't have mattered where I surfed today, it was good everywhere. I went to a less popular spot than the choice of the masses and had some good rides. Just grateful to have done it all before 10am.........didn't that onshore wind destroy it all.
by chrisb
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1225238

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I heard one guest say this morning on the ABC, prior to Dons report, that the surf was 2-3 foot. Then the announcer said unchallenged and in all seriousness that it is head high. WTF? Are they midgets, kneelos, or just translating Hawaiian measurements to practical examples?