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by steve shearer
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Santa's Present
Replies: 16
Views: 2281

Re: Santa's Present

Still a helluva lot of uncertainty wrt model runs and location of convective activity in CS. Wouldn't be surprised to see low form much closer to the coast (ie off Fraser). SST's are outrageous in the CS right now. Very tricky forecasts, even short/medium term forecasts are seriously dicey. (um........
by steve shearer
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: where am i on aussie coast ?
Replies: 128
Views: 5112

Re: where am i on aussie coast ?

iggy wrote:^ Burleigh Heds

nope.
Clues: water colour and vegetation.
Casaurina Equistifolia (she-oak) was planted as a response to sand mining.(along with bitou bush).
by steve shearer
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: where am i on aussie coast ?
Replies: 128
Views: 5112

Re: where am i on aussie coast ?

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by steve shearer
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: psychological aspects to bigger wave riding
Replies: 28
Views: 1826

Re: psychological aspects to bigger wave riding

I'd say momentum and "peaking" are also important elements. You have to be "on" when the swell peaks. Especially on the East Coast where we might only get one really good swell per year. As a classic example during the famous July 2001 swell I spent the better part of the afterno...
by steve shearer
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Point Break Indo - the sequel
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Point Break Indo - the sequel

I was working on a learn to surf camping tour for much of the late nineties/2000's. I can vouch for the fact that "Point break" (possibly the worst film ever made....only saved by Keanu Reeves unintentionally hilarious performance) had a MASSIVE impact on the psyches of learner surfers par...
by steve shearer
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: where am i on aussie coast ?
Replies: 128
Views: 5112

Re: where am i on aussie coast ?

I'd say volcanic, or Brisbane metamorphic.
Pandanus palm is a bit of a giveaway.
Looks like cyclonic swell on the Sunny Coast....outer edge of Noosa; Hells gates?
Steve
by steve shearer
Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: WCT - Pipeline
Replies: 12
Views: 1695

Hey Nick, I was wondering if I could pick your brains a little. I've noticed that some swell models are actually showing up some super long period NNE groundswell for SE Qld come mid-late next week (in conjunction with the slightly smaller and lesser period E groundswell). This NNE groundswell show...
by steve shearer
Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: WCT - Pipeline
Replies: 12
Views: 1695

Was looking at that today , whilst contemplating our spring slop.
Back to Back events coming for them before that to.
Steve
by steve shearer
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Rick Cameron - Mentawai : being deported ?
Replies: 259
Views: 29414

You don't need to be blind to the supposed Evils of the Western World to note that lifespans, infant mortality rates, and the occurrence of infectious diseases -- including those prevented by vaccination -- are radically better in wealthy Western nations with access to modern medical facilities and...
by steve shearer
Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Durable Boards
Replies: 30
Views: 2933

[quote="wanto"] - does some things shockingly bad (late take-offs) and Wanto I've thought about going the Sunova route but waiting 6-8 months and perhaps not liking the new tech is a bridge too far for me.....I also don't have wads of hundred dollar bills to spend on a board that may not w...
by steve shearer
Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Out of the way "granny"
Replies: 48
Views: 4973

It's a real cheap shot to talk shit about someone on the internet whilst hiding behind a nameless avatar. Whilst I concur in general with that, I wonder that in the context of this thread, am I to beleive that you and Nick consider that in your eyes the comments from Womble and Scroty are sacrement...
by steve shearer
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Out of the way "granny"
Replies: 48
Views: 4973

Why can’t the unions just stick to the facts instead of setting out to mislead, or is it win at any cost? http://blogs.theaustralian.news.com.au/letters/index.php/theaustralian/comments/ir_is_unavoidably_politicalespecially_in_an_election/ Write another letter, Steve! Hahaha....Bizarre. This is Ste...
by steve shearer
Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Out of the way "granny"
Replies: 48
Views: 4973

[quote="Nick Carroll"] ------------------------------------------------------------ . Robert emphasized that Ho was not only 100% cooperative and professional during the course of his investigation, but is nothing short of "heartbroken" over the incident and the subsequent contro...
by steve shearer
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: What board do you ride when the surf gets small?
Replies: 24
Views: 3382

The best reason to SUP is the same reason you'd ride any other board -- to get in the water. If SUP is the best way to do that, then go for it. If you're recovering from an injury you'd be better off swimming and bodysurfing. This Spring after returning from Indo and being faced with one of the mos...
by steve shearer
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: ASP 2009 Schedule - NO FIJI!
Replies: 33
Views: 4460

That whole "Somewhere" concept is just fu.cking brain dead if you ask me. Yet apparently they haven't. They might not have asked Cookie directly but it's disengenous and downright naive to think the Curl aren't monitoring the internet to guage public sentiment. I was very surprised after ...
by steve shearer
Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: ASP 2009 Schedule - NO FIJI!
Replies: 33
Views: 4460

..I mean phucking Ulus? What marketing genius thought that up? Steve Kay. I thought Ulus was a pretty good contest and they even got Pandang Pandang. Better than a lot of spots and to see the pros ride waves us mere mortals ride gives an interesting comparision. Pros aren't that great. Sorry, misun...
by steve shearer
Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: ASP 2009 Schedule - NO FIJI!
Replies: 33
Views: 4460

It's been looking a bit light on for a couple of years now.....I mean WTF happened to Japan. More than a month between contests is a bit of a joke. The actual amount of surfing the pros are doing makes any kind of "athlete" call a bit farcical; especially with jetskis in the mix. No wonder...
by steve shearer
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Toolology … hereditary or a taught attribute ...
Replies: 47
Views: 4642

enjoy your quiet world up there ... Mate , it's far from a quiet world these days. Some of the most crowded, dsyfunctional surfspots in the world are a bloody half hour down a new highway away. They make the Northern Beaches look like a bloody buddhist convention. For the sake of our culture, sanit...