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by alakaboo
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Climbing Mt Fuji
Replies: 19
Views: 3242

Re: Climbing Mt Fuji

haven't been to fuji. mates who did it said it was harder than expected, and temperatures changed a lot from start to finish. in tokyo, have to go see the shibuya intersections in peak hour. will trip you out. roppongi if you are into that sort of thing. good normal bars too. akihabura (sp?) - elect...
by alakaboo
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: World First
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: World First

as far as i understand, it works by measuring the wave height from a vidcap in pixels, then using the distance from the camera and some trig they work out the height. can't see how it would work at all well unless it was perfectly perpendicular, so swell direction will be pretty critical. i'd want i...
by alakaboo
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Ului
Replies: 48
Views: 5677

Re: Ului

LONGINUS wrote:
alakaboo wrote:Longinus:
Costa Verde, 10 Orton Ct
:?:


was a serious response to what was apparently a sarcastic question...

LONGINUS wrote:Can anyone recommend a good place to stay in 1770? Whoops..now I've gone and done it :oops:
by alakaboo
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Ului
Replies: 48
Views: 5677

Re: Ului

wistari reef?

just try not to look like a turtle. seen a tiger shark eat one in 2 mouthfuls in the passage.
by alakaboo
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Ului
Replies: 48
Views: 5677

Re: Ului

Longinus:
Costa Verde, 10 Orton Ct
by alakaboo
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Ului
Replies: 48
Views: 5677

Re: Ului

trev, fong, digger, donweather: if you're thinking of the same spot I am, then send me a PM or email. I'm interstate now but spent a lot of time around there, and can point you in the direction of some less (in)famous spots that won't be crowded. I can't get there, but that doesn't mean this system ...
by alakaboo
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: C - Drive Fins
Replies: 115
Views: 40240

Re: C - Drive Fins

looks like a cutaway fin, only for a fin system instead of a finbox. can't see why it wouldn't work. i love smallish (6-7.5 in) cutaways in my small single and 2+1s. not big on the terminology so might be using the terms out of place, but you get the drive from the depth, but can turn a lot better i...
by alakaboo
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: short arm short leg wesuit in Indo - too hot?
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: short arm short leg wesuit in Indo - too hot?

make sure you drink enough if you wear the springy, it can be easy to get heat stroke if you go for a long surf.
you'll be surprised how warm the water is, and how much of a difference it makes...
by alakaboo
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Seal in the surf at North Avalon last night
Replies: 45
Views: 2564

Re: Seal in the surf at North Avalon last night

couple of mates of mine on their boat yesterday in the heads fishing, a seal destroyed one of the Kingys they had hooked, mate managed to get some cracking footage on his camera, will post a link when he puts it on youtube. had the same thing happen to me on albacore off jervis bay. the bloody thin...
by alakaboo
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Seal in the surf at North Avalon last night
Replies: 45
Views: 2564

Re: Seal in the surf at North Avalon last night

seals freak me out in the surf! not because of what they eat, but because of what eats them.. they don't get out of the way when you ride towards them, just stick up their big dopey-looking head and blink at you as they ruin your wave. kind of like bondi most mornings... saw a group of teenagers mes...
by alakaboo
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Intermediate surf spot - Bali/Lombok
Replies: 12
Views: 7208

Re: Intermediate surf spot - Bali/Lombok

gerupuk is the go for beginners, or some of the breaks on gili air (although they will normally be small). although I don't know about winds, i've only ever been to indo in june-august stay at kuta (lombok south coast), have to organise a bemo and a boat to get you out there. definitely helps if you...
by alakaboo
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Video: Surfing Boscombe Pier, Bournemouth, UK - 06.02.2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1440

Re: Video: Surfing Boscombe Pier, Bournemouth, UK - 06.02.2010

i was thinking you guys were a bit over the top, but having clicked through i think it got off lightly. no wonder they all move to sydney, if that was an epic day i'd take up street-SUPing "You now owe me 3 minutes 20 seconds" you made it to the end? 20 secs in i was feeling physically ill
by alakaboo
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What's the largest wave you've ridden?
Replies: 151
Views: 8566

Re: What's the largest wave you've ridden?

biggest on a bodyboard was a lot bigger. don't ask me to measure it, I'll just annoy Iggy. It was at Nungas in Sumbawa, around the corner from Lakey Peak. We arrived at night and the swell was apparently 10-12 foot that day. The noise of the swell kept us awake a fair bit (thinking WTF are we doing ...
by alakaboo
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What's the largest wave you've ridden?
Replies: 151
Views: 8566

Re: What's the largest wave you've ridden?

biggest on a surfboard was about 2 1/2 times overhead, but that was on a reef in south california (about 9th st del mar for those who know the area) that was pretty mellow for the size. more of an open face, but the speed was astounding, especially on a 9'1" high-per longboard! Had only been st...
by alakaboo
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: At last something more annoying than the SUP
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: At last something more annoying than the SUP

don't let laird see it, airboard for kooks...

found half of one of them on the beach at seal rocks, too me friggen ages to figure out what it was!
by alakaboo
Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Whats the LONGEST wave you've ridden?
Replies: 52
Views: 3208

Re: Whats the LONGEST wave you've ridden?

a large sandbar in central QLD. the swell has to be cyclone big, it has to squeak between the top of Fraser and the bottom of the reef, and the tide has to be right, and the takeoff in the mouth can be very sharky. but if it all comes together, and you have a board with a bit of volume and length, y...
by alakaboo
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Worth a few cents...
Replies: 48
Views: 3593

Re: Worth a few cents...

BD, you can use the following to check out the way prices have changed. Whack in the price and the year, and it will tell you what it would cost now. m Actually shows that surfboard prices have increased faster than the index. Not quite that simple though, too many inputs to simplify it to that exte...