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by alakaboo
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: what makes great surfers, great surfers?
Replies: 17
Views: 1137

Re: what makes great surfers, great surfers?

Machado's style does not do a whole lot for me. I kinda find him rather boring. Others however think he is the ants pants. To each their own. Taylor Knox on the other hand would be in my top 5 surfers to watch. Up there along Pancho for the best forehand hack in the business thats for sure. But tha...
by alakaboo
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: stand up paddle fishing anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 1601

Re: stand up paddle fishing anyone?

this massive groper comes rightup onto it like when great whites come onto shore and get seals.fkin scary that one. my old man went on a fishing charter in the gulf for his 50th. he said they'd clean the fish off the back of the mothership at night, and be attended by all the big toothy critters lo...
by alakaboo
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Would this, could this happen?
Replies: 34
Views: 2144

Re: Would this, could this happen?

The jurisdiction issues are really complex. Generally speaking, pretty much all jurisdiction stops at the high water mark. Federal government has some jurisdiction beyond the high water mark, it is really only to cover maritime conventions/treaties and for resource use/management. It's probably pro...
by alakaboo
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Would this, could this happen?
Replies: 34
Views: 2144

Re: Would this, could this happen?

I doubt that there's much threat of legal policing of unregulated activities in surf zones the surf zone is (normally) crown land, 'leased' to council and managed by them. to my understanding it'd take a legal decision at least at state level, and no govt. is going to fall on that sword. most court ...
by alakaboo
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1926
Views: 285627

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

got an xcel infiniti last winter, 3/2 got a back zip, and it's not the best closure. should have been brave and got the chest zip, never heard a bad thing about them. i don't think the back zip is their forte. it's the warmest suit i've worn, i have to flush it out with water because i overheat if i...
by alakaboo
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pricing Promo Surfboards
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: Pricing rare, one-of-a-kind Surfboards

Nick Carroll wrote:Fcuk! I shoulda known. god damn trolls.
the name was a bit of a giveaway,you're just too giving of yourself!

Aclunker, there's a reason why some things are rare. doesn't make them precious.
by alakaboo
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: wedding forecast central coast 12/6/2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: wedding forecast central coast 12/6/2010

From the looks of this, there's a chance of 1mm of rain.
http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/watl/rainfall/pme.jsp

You should be fine, have a great day.
by alakaboo
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: A short treatise on hyped and unhyped swells.
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: A short treatise on hyped and unhyped swells.

can't answer your question steve, but in nsw the more recent swell has coincided with cooler weather and rain, after a very mild and calm autumn, so maybe people just haven't been so stoked? i'm happy it's worked out that way, i've lucked into some of the heaviest beachies i've had the pleasure to s...
by alakaboo
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Here sharky sharky
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Re: Here sharky sharky

Heres an interesting one. If there is just you and your mate out in the water sitting 20 m apart. Your mate gets hit by a shark and it's thrashing around. Do you; a) paddle for your life and try and get away b) paddle over and try and help your mate. having been hit by a shark (not bitten), i have ...
by alakaboo
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Swinger with length...
Replies: 84
Views: 11214

Re: Swinger with length...

sorry trev, i should have written next weekend, i.e. the long one.
and i'm not going to be able to make it now anyway. :(
by alakaboo
Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Swinger with length...
Replies: 84
Views: 11214

Re: Swinger with length...

hey trev
i'm up in brisbane this weekend and there's an outside chance i'll get a surf on either sunday or tuesday morning.
will you be around, and will you still have the board? if it looks like i'll be able to pop up i'll send you a pm.
by alakaboo
Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Bear Surfboards
Replies: 9
Views: 3412

Re: Bear Surfboards

bear longboards have been the best ones i've ridden. and the only thruster longboards i've liked. not cheap, but built well. i've only ever bought second hand. i've ridden about 4 of them, from 7'2" (i know that's not a longboard) to 9'6", all with square tails these were all shaped in the 90s, so n...
by alakaboo
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Mini-Cyclone hits Lennox Head 2/6/10
Replies: 16
Views: 1678

Re: Mini-Cyclone hits Lennox Head 2/6/10

^
:lol: best post of the year
by alakaboo
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Mini-Cyclone hits Lennox Head 2/6/10
Replies: 16
Views: 1678

Re: Mini-Cyclone hits Lennox Head 2/6/10

This would be the bomb low that Nick forecast last Thursday, I'm guessing... Another low will crystallise later in the week, north of Pt Macquarie, and blow it off the fcuken map. Serious impact at spots south of there from the ENE. There you go. Carroll's put his balls on the chopping block. Anyone...
by alakaboo
Mon May 31, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16766
Views: 1370795

Re: Where did you surf today ?

sorry steve, here's a little gift to get you back on your merry way:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/05/31/2913551.htm
by alakaboo
Mon May 31, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kobi breaks his neck
Replies: 14
Views: 1566

Re: Kobi breaks his neck

i think that's kind of my point?
though, what would be? a spongy flexible crab shell?
by alakaboo
Mon May 31, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kobi breaks his neck
Replies: 14
Views: 1566

Re: Kobi breaks his neck

hope he has a full recovery, it's not going to be fun, or pain free. i did something similar, but clowning around on a trampoline not onto rock with a 8 ft lip behind me :shock: and didn't require surgery. some of the symptoms didn't even present for 3-6 months after the injury, so he may not be out...
by alakaboo
Mon May 31, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16766
Views: 1370795

Re: Where did you surf today ?

NC, don't even try and pretend you didn't enjoy those little pieces. perhaps a bit flowery for your taste, and there were some somewhat laboured similes, but for me they were monday morning escapism that flowed beautifully with the warm afterglow of exertion and the general elevation of mood that co...