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by chrisb
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226222

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Rock platform right. Crappy waves but had it all to myself for an hour.

Don't you hate it when after an hour the best wave of the day comes in, you catch it and have a good ride, but someone in the carpark sees you, thinks that the wave is regular, and they and their mates paddle out.
by chrisb
Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: "Surfers" and "Surfies"
Replies: 42
Views: 3729

Re: "Surfers" and "Surfies"

Have you ever noticed that jobs which require a Uni degree never get described using the 'ie' short treatment but trade jobs do So it's lawyer not lawyie, architect not achie, accountant not accountie. But it's brick or, tradie, sparkie etc. On planes it's pilot, but 'hostie'. Surfies are therefore...
by chrisb
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: West Coast South America
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Re: West Coast South America

If you really want to take a risk/thrill try the unofficial tour of San Pedro Prison. Suggest you read "Marching Powder" before you go. Read and loved the book! Definately on the list of things to do!.. Thanks for the tips boys and ill keep you updated... Looking forward to hearing all about it.
by chrisb
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1638
Views: 163804

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

Stop playing these games el rancho. We know that you are shaunmorrison.
by chrisb
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1638
Views: 163804

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

eighties kneeboard in pretty tidy condition for only $40. chippendale sydney http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/chippendale/surfing/-160cm-surfboard-needs-new-leg-leash/1101207308 Its definitely worth 40 smackers. I have an almost identical kneelo to that at home. Bought it at Byron Surf in the early 1...
by chrisb
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1638
Views: 163804

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

eighties kneeboard in pretty tidy condition for only $40. chippendale sydney http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/chippendale/surfing/-160cm-surfboard-needs-new-leg-leash/1101207308 Its definitely worth 40 smackers. I have an almost identical kneelo to that at home. Bought it at Byron Surf in the early 1...
by chrisb
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1638
Views: 163804

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

7,8 x 29 x 4 Complete with shark graphics sold by some gormless chump called Perko. Easily the most retarded thing on the Internet Can't think of a single use for it other than taking off deepest inside snapper and simply running straight over the top of everyone and everything in your path Many pe...
by chrisb
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226222

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Did you see Nat or his assaulter up there at Angourie?
by chrisb
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1638
Views: 163804

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

Al Merrick must be the flimsiest boards on the market. There's a snapped-off nose Al Merrick board with its FCS fins removed that's been sitting on a nearby nature strip for the last week. It looks like it could be easily recommissioned (albeit 6" shorter than original) but apparently no one wants ...
by chrisb
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1638
Views: 163804

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

$150 Seems cheap for a balsa Sunova in good nick. My dims, but too far to drive. http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/margaret-river/surfing/7-balsa-wood-surfboard/1101105350 http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd5/chin1_6/balsa%20sunova3%20-%201.jpg http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd5/chin1_6/balsa%20...
by chrisb
Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: West Coast South America
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Re: West Coast South America

I didn't surf those places you mentioned but those Chilean lefts sound like the waves a goofy footer would thrive on. The Miraflores area of Lima is safe to stay in and there are plenty of beach break waves there (It's where former world champ Sofia Mulanovich comes from). Definitely learn as much S...
by chrisb
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: West Coast South America
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Re: West Coast South America

I did a big trip 4 years ago including the Galapagos, Easter Island, Atacama, and Patagonia. Agree about learning Spanish - once you leave the main tourist areas very few people speak English. Even in some tourist areas not all hospitality staff can communicate in English. Machu Picchu is an oxygen-...
by chrisb
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf fitness
Replies: 76
Views: 8453

Re: Surf fitness

It's also a pretty handy skill to have for when the leg rope snaps..........and eventually it will, and usually in bigger stuff.
by chrisb
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1638
Views: 163804

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

Son went and looked at a quad he saw on Gumtree. Pity the photos were when it was new.....and it now had a fin snapped off in one plug, big crack in the nose covered in taped etc. $450? Don't you hate these time wasters. I hope he didn't have to drive too far. Did he bargain him down or just walk a...
by chrisb
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1638
Views: 163804

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

F Skate for $195, hard to tell if its compressions in the deck or just the wax but a good price if in ok condition http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mona-vale/surfing/miller-surfboard/1100708189 What about the ads wording: "perfect for waves up to 4' (a touch overhead)". WTF? The guy must be a midget.
by chrisb
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3043
Views: 190435

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Many of those posts have been grabbed by others and used for quotes so his censorship attempts have failed. :-D-:
by chrisb
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3043
Views: 190435

Re: Just general surfing stuff

shaunmorrison wrote:.
:-?
by chrisb
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15918
Views: 1226222

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Looking forward to seeing your surf photos Offy. :) I'm surprised that Puerto Rico is crowded. So the intelligent consensus is that wave height is measured against the wave face (after all this is where you have to take the drop) relative to erect body height ie. waist high, shoulder high, head high...