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by Trev
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: When is a surfer no longer a surfer?
Replies: 57
Views: 7510

Fong, your thinking is warped. A surfer is a surfer is a surfer. If he surfs, all sorts of things set his mind off. As many other correspondents to this topic have pointed out, the shape of a headland from the air, even a wake on a river bank from a passing boat will do it for me. Doesn't matter whe...
by Trev
Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Worst/Best Aeroplane Experiences
Replies: 48
Views: 6635

I love Singapore Airlines. Great service, neat hosties and they were one of the first to have personal TV screens in the back of every seat. Only one problem with that was the kid who sat behind me from Singapore to London playing the computer games all the way. Every time he got bombed/died? he thr...
by Trev
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Rock Hops and Reef Scrambles
Replies: 25
Views: 5052

Ah! The rock hopping blues. Like some of the previous respondents I have fallen foul of Lennox. Grew up on the Goldie and first surfed it about 1966 after seeing it pumping during a school excursion in '64. After many years out of the water I fronted up there on a 4-6' day in the early 90's. Jumped ...
by Trev
Fri May 05, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: For what reasons do you surf ?
Replies: 53
Views: 5146

It's really easy to forget the rest of the world exists when you are out there. As previous correspondents have suggested, surfing relaxes you (even when there's a bomb set bearing down, you wouldn't be anywhere else - well, maybe 30 meters further out to sea). It's the only pastime I know where you...
by Trev
Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: How many years have you all been surfing?
Replies: 69
Views: 7432

29 years. Not counting 7 years on surf mats and coolites, or 15 years in the middle driving rally cars. Proud to say, always on mals apart from occasional mess around sessions. Shorties never held my attention. First board was custom built by Joe Larkin and newest is from John Sojoski (Wave Signatur...
by Trev
Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Logging is not h/p longboarding
Replies: 62
Views: 9937

And the colours. 'Remember those great red and yellow boardies Mickey Dora used to wear.
by Trev
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Singapore, help!
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Don't panic yet. The last time I flew into Singapore we approached from a different direction. I think we did a big loop to the east and north and came in over the southern tip of Malaysia. Anyway, there were some small islands with what looked like rideable waves coming into them. I guessed at the ...
by Trev
Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: mal surf culture
Replies: 76
Views: 14862

Hi Sharky, Forget learning about cricket, rugby league and the Blue Mountains (all great and they'll happen when you are here) The thing you can learn most from this thread is the way Aussies like to "take the P-ss" which is a euphemism for telling you exagerated fibs to mislead you. I think the Ame...
by Trev
Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: The need to belong
Replies: 31
Views: 5372

Just picked up on this thread. So what if the guy had "longboarder" on his shirt. Good on him. I've never gone looking for a logo on something to wear, but if it's there, I'm hardly going to lose sleep over it. At least "longboarder" isn't promoting the brand name of a company (unless it's one I've ...
by Trev
Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Australia beaten
Replies: 26
Views: 2897

Australia beaten

Strange topic for a Real Surf forum, this. Having said that, don't write off the Aussies yet. Some of you don't seem to understand what it takes to put together a team of players whose individual talents dovetail into a winning combination. There needs to be a balance of experience and youthful enth...
by Trev
Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Back Issues of PLB and ALB Need a New Home
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Back Issues of PLB and ALB Need a New Home

I have about 50 or so Pacific Longboarder and Australian Longboarder mags which I can't bear to just throw out.
Anyone want them?
by Trev
Sat Aug 21, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Whats Everyone Riding
Replies: 126
Views: 25361

Platty,
Sorry mate, missed your request for pics of the "Woosley"
I have some and will post them as soon as I work out how to
Trev
by Trev
Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:17 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: who can noseride
Replies: 73
Views: 13706

I agree with your second sentence entirely. I'm not saying you shouldn't focus on only one move. I'm saying that a complete longboarder is capapble of all the moves. Having said that, if you don't like or enjoy a certain move and therefore don't do it, that doesn't stop you being a longboarder as Wa...
by Trev
Sat Jul 10, 2004 4:45 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: who can noseride
Replies: 73
Views: 13706

[quote="WANDERER In the new millenium mal riding is about riding the nose...its not the 60's any more... a 9' board with maybe a 16 or 17' nose might be easier to surf from the tail, having a nose riding platform at the front of your board if you are not gonna use it is excess baggage, if you only g...
by Trev
Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:06 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: who can noseride
Replies: 73
Views: 13706

HAVE LITTLE REPECT FOR PEOPLE WHO RIDE MALS WITHOUT RIDING THE NOSE, THERE'S NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT THAT... NOT PERSONAL, THATS A BLANKET STATEMENT FROM ME TO EVERYONE! Seems pretty personal to me, mate. I reckon you've missed the point of riding a Mal. It's about the versatility to work the wave. No...
by Trev
Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: How old? How experienced?
Replies: 29
Views: 3679

56.
Started on hired surf-o-planes at Kirra at about 9 or 10.
Mals from 15.
Still love the stoke of paddling out at first light, gentle ofshores, no crew and 3 to 6 foot swell. Here's hoping tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!
by Trev
Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: who can noseride
Replies: 73
Views: 13706

You're kidding aren't you Wanderer. I've never ridden a short board. Started surfing in 1962. Can't get more traditional than that. I can and do nose ride (getting the trim right to be able to cross step is an art form, I agree) but really can't be bothered. Like Baldric I prefer to use the length a...
by Trev
Wed Jun 30, 2004 10:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: best Aussie songs?
Replies: 48
Views: 4859

Has everyone forgotten "Bombora" by the Atlantics
And what about Rolf Harris' "Six White Boomers"