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by matt...
Tue Mar 02, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Chilly NJ tubes - pics and video
Replies: 9
Views: 1819

what sort of water temp are we talking about ?
by matt...
Mon Mar 01, 2004 8:51 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: pschyco rock fishermen
Replies: 25
Views: 3846

in a 6 metre swell & when the ocean looks like a washing machine - like thursday - how many fish are there in all of that froth anyway ? waves at avoca that day were washing up to the edge of the carpark - so I'm told - imagine what the favourite rock fishing spot around the point was like, probably...
by matt...
Thu Feb 26, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: This Spell of Swell
Replies: 32
Views: 4590

Forresters was just a huge mess this morning. Avoca, Macs or the haven might be the shot. Hargreaves even?!! Will have to wait for tomorrow though. Will you get home in time for a late one Matt? Where's your pick? i haven't been up the coast since tuesday, but will check the standard haven-bend str...
by matt...
Thu Feb 26, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: This Spell of Swell
Replies: 32
Views: 4590

only small crew at neilsen...1 wave in last 1/2 hour, 1 foot & full as :( . the tap seems to have been turned off. :? wind seems to have swung around to the south. ________________________________________________________ QUOTE: I'm just back from a riding clean 3-4 ft rights & lefts. It was offshore...
by matt...
Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: This Spell of Swell
Replies: 32
Views: 4590

nup, andy......

same story as outside south head - too much exposure, plenty of wash but!!!!!

wash/spin cycle on steroids!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by matt...
Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: This Spell of Swell
Replies: 32
Views: 4590

mal drop-in at Neilsen!!!

burn him at the stake !!!

still a handful of guys out.....
by matt...
Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: This Spell of Swell
Replies: 32
Views: 4590

jeez, it's been a while since there was a left that big at avoca point!!

nowhere open seems to be handling it.

there'd be a killer rip at box
by matt...
Thu Feb 26, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: This Spell of Swell
Replies: 32
Views: 4590

all the harbour action is on the south side - out of the wind & chop.

there is almost a rideable reform wave around the corner from south head, at HMAS Watson, or a loooong paddle from camp cove.
by matt...
Thu Feb 26, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: This Spell of Swell
Replies: 32
Views: 4590

a boat has parked itself to watch the surfers out at Neilsen park.
by matt...
Thu Feb 26, 2004 12:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: This Spell of Swell
Replies: 32
Views: 4590

this swell...

12:02pm - 8 guys at Neilsen park now !!

2 guys got one wave, a straight-hander, about 2 foot of full wash for about 20 metres, then it died out.

south head is getting bigger, still messy, but wrapping right around 270 degrees now.
by matt...
Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: This Spell of Swell
Replies: 32
Views: 4590

this swell...

dobroyd's not doing it either - too onshore & messy.

can't wait to get home to see what the Haven's doing.
by matt...
Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: This Spell of Swell
Replies: 32
Views: 4590

this swell.......

Thursday 26/02/04, 11:40am: There's 3 guys on mals out at Neilsen Park !!! They're doing a lot of paddling - but not catching much. I'm veiwing through binoculars from office window at Darlinghurst. From a great distance sets look about 1.5 feet of swell, but none of them seem to be breaking. There'...
by matt...
Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wave Height
Replies: 45
Views: 5837

wave height cont'd...

oh yeah, I forgot one thing...

if you measured tea'pou (or however it's spelt) from the back, then a 1ft day may have a 10ft plus face ?!?!?
by matt...
Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wave Height
Replies: 45
Views: 5837

wave height

I'll agree with the measurements from knee 1.5ft up to head height being 5ft.... But if I could stand straight up in a barrel, it would need to be about 8ft, accounting for lip thickness etc...I'm 5'10. I could squash up into a barrel of a 4ft wave, anything under that you'd have to be on your guts....
by matt...
Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:32 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: When does a surfer die?
Replies: 46
Views: 5455

when does a surfer die?

does a surfer die at all ? the more famous surfers will still live in memories, print & film media long after they're gone......... us mere mortals will still remain in the memories of fellow surfers, friends & relatives. my dad is 64 & still surfs at Manly at least 4 - 5 times a week. He rides a ma...
by matt...
Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: best surfing movie ever
Replies: 71
Views: 10325

surf movies...

i'm with you buzzy.......Storm Riders.

also:
blazing boards
mad wax - great oz pipe footage.
a few of the early Billabong movies were good too.
the old Bruce Brown movies in black & white are hilarious, and a good surfing history lesson as well.
by matt...
Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:59 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Inner harbour breaks
Replies: 14
Views: 4422

surfin' sydney harbour

http://www.wannasurf.com/spot/Australia_Pacific/Australia_NSW/Sydney_North/balmoral_point/index.html check the photos of balmoral point! there is another huge swell-inner harbour break in the background of photo3 & is featured in photo4 at this link. "infectious" mentions it as well, in his reply a...
by matt...
Tue Feb 10, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Stop the stoke, no more beginners!
Replies: 190
Views: 22692

newbie...

If you are an experienced surfer, and go out for a surf at Manly or Bondi (or terrigal for that matter) on a 2ft sunny summer Sunday.........then you are a bigger fool than the 50,000+ kooks out there trying / learning to surf !! ...but just thank christ the surf schools don't set up camp at the bet...