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by alakaboo
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: New Board - What do I get?
Replies: 54
Views: 4797

Re: New Board - What do I get?

fuel for the fire...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_VX6QoV ... re=related

and for iggy's mancrush!
by alakaboo
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Article on NE Swells and Cold water in Sydney...
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Article on NE Swells and Cold water in Sydney...

yes and no.. more food, more sharks. but less chance of getting eaten. the upwellings bring nutrients, but the immediate response is from small fish such as pillies. sharks move in to eat them too (surprised we haven't seen some articles about the annual summer invasion of sharks), but generally sha...
by alakaboo
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: New Board - What do I get?
Replies: 54
Views: 4797

Re: New Board - What do I get?

I think anyone who surfs north maroubra knows that bloke.I think he's a swimming coach from chatting to him? he said he only started to turn harder to show people not to drop in on him just because he has a minimal, then he liked the speed so he stuck with it. okay, so now we've established that a b...
by alakaboo
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: board testing day on Sunny Coast
Replies: 47
Views: 4951

Re: board testing day on Sunny Coast

yep. a good one.
most people will be in booties too. it'll be about 14-15 degrees, but can be as cold as 12 if you're really unlucky.

sorry for the hijack Mark...we'll take it out of here...
send me a PM with questions if you like Jimmy.
by alakaboo
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: board testing day on Sunny Coast
Replies: 47
Views: 4951

Re: board testing day on Sunny Coast

bastard. i love SD.
managed to get 4 foot barrels and 20cms of powder snow within 24 hours there a couple of years back.
by alakaboo
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Stoked & Broke Surf Movie
Replies: 13
Views: 1890

Re: Stoked & Broke Surf Movie

i'd like to watch it, but don't have time.
will have to wait till it is downloadable.

i lived in la jolla for a while, some of that footage makes me really 'homesick'. geez Blacks is a good wave! They got the Ho Chi section really good from the looks of it.
by alakaboo
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Jetski's
Replies: 21
Views: 2375

Re: Jetski's

to buy a jetski should be like buying a gun, you have to prove a legitimate use for it. and you should have to have a motorbike licence and wear a helmet. I have to admit there are some fishing spots where a jetski would be a great asset, I've wanted one in the past to check crab pots in locations w...
by alakaboo
Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Calling all the Big Blokes!
Replies: 18
Views: 3918

Re: Calling all the Big Blokes!

i just don't get how people get that big.
at some point, you must get too fat to get to the kitchen, or through the door. who keeps on feeding them?
by alakaboo
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: localism livesl
Replies: 55
Views: 5403

Re: localism livesl

There's only 1 spot I'd consider myself a local, and it's about 2000kms from where I live.
Haven't surfed there for over 2 years. Maybe in February....
by alakaboo
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: people who only surf in summer
Replies: 46
Views: 10276

Re: people who only surf in summer

that's just nuts josh. bloody frenchies.

It's all relative Topher, I sometimes head to your local on weekends!

glad to hear the board's going well Iggs.
by alakaboo
Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: people who only surf in summer
Replies: 46
Views: 10276

Re: people who only surf in summer

surfed with kylie the other weekend, on a peak that had no less than 50 people on it, with 4-5 people taking off on the same wave, and she commented that every time she turned around i was picking off a set and riding it all the way to the beach. tried that thruster I sold you yet? Hope it goes wel...
by alakaboo
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: people who only surf in summer
Replies: 46
Views: 10276

Re: people who only surf in summer

surely with your wingspan you'd be more of an albatross?
by alakaboo
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: localism livesl
Replies: 55
Views: 5403

Re: localism livesl

reminds me of a day rocking off at burleigh in the dark. it was big and building, with sets every 10 minutes. it took a while to get out the back, where i saw the only 3 people out take off on the same wave. 2 collided and had to go in, 1 with a busted board and one with a busted head. the other fel...
by alakaboo
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: people who only surf in summer
Replies: 46
Views: 10276

Re: people who only surf in summer

I've given up surfing on the weekends in Sydney for the same reason. Fortunately I have a flexible job, and it'll be even more so come next year. If i go to the beach on the weekend, I walk, and make sandcastles with my kids. Far, far more enjoyable than surfing at a crowded beachbreak where half th...
by alakaboo
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Square tails
Replies: 15
Views: 3023

Re: Square tails

fine looking board Huie...checked your email? :D
by alakaboo
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Andy Irons Dies
Replies: 355
Views: 41051

Re: Andy Irons Dies

TMC, quite apart from your lack of sensitivity and empathy, do you really want to pick a battle on the subject of emotional frailty? Goo Goo Dolls? In a top 10? Then a hissy fit when you got schooled? Ringing any bells? you seem like a smart guy, one day you'll learn when to hold your tongue. and th...
by alakaboo
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Andy Irons Dies
Replies: 355
Views: 41051

Re: Andy Irons Dies

tragic news. want to consider some real medical liability issues? What about the chain of events that led to him leaving hospital in Miami (against doctors' advice, from reports), and going to a hotel instead of hospital when barred from flying in Texas. I'm assuming that wasn't a call made by the h...