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by crabmeat thompson
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2139
Views: 447991

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

if humans were being eaten and no or little remains left behind ... then you're argument would hold weight. they are not. they're being bit once, and released straight away.
by crabmeat thompson
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2139
Views: 447991

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

pip maddison (@sharkgirlmaddison) makes a good point about shark mitigation. we're still using technology and methods from the 1930's ... yet research and studies and what we know about shark behaviour has increased infinity from then. the qld gov declaring two tiger's have been caught & destroyed ...
by crabmeat thompson
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2139
Views: 447991

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

pip maddison (@sharkgirlmaddison) makes a good point about shark mitigation. we're still using technology and methods from the 1930's ... yet research and studies and what we know about shark behaviour has increased infinity from then. the qld gov declaring two tiger's have been caught & destroyed (...
by crabmeat thompson
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2139
Views: 447991

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

it's like teeth with teeth. i remember talking to my mate from school who's now a professional fisho up north ... the protection of salt crocs is now at the point where whole biodiversity up there is in threat. too top heavy on the apex side. he thinks a croc season, where for a month or two people ...
by crabmeat thompson
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23967
Views: 3857014

Re: Where did you surf today ?

alakaboo wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:05 pm
I was going to ask why you were getting it done in winter.
the viking claw doesn't care for seasons!!
by crabmeat thompson
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23967
Views: 3857014

Re: Where did you surf today ?

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:18 pm
So back zips have improved in the last 5 years or so, then?
Nah they're the still the gumby's choice of wettie. they leak water, they tight in places, loose in others.

it's like someone offers you a porsche (chest or zipperless) to drive, but you much rather stay on your scooter (back zips).
by crabmeat thompson
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2139
Views: 447991

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Wubic Pig wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:04 am
bomboraa wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:29 pm
that shark stayed in virtually the same spot for hours, even when the chopper tried to scare it off. It came back to the same spot, within just a few metres, the next day, and again stayed put.
And from that day on the shark was affectionately known as "Sharkpole"
:lol:
by crabmeat thompson
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23967
Views: 3857014

Re: Where did you surf today ?

clean and groomed here. 3-4 ... not behd. would do it again.
by crabmeat thompson
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23967
Views: 3857014

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I’m trying to imagine you doing “anything” Hard core ...... image ?? I surf an old single fin 60-70% of the time. This isn’t Wales. Your idea of hardcore, is that people who manage to get parks and surf overhead waves? Or is it tea-totaller something-something? his idea? that's the problem ... he h...
by crabmeat thompson
Tue May 19, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23967
Views: 3857014

Re: Where did you surf today ?

buddy wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:19 pm
I chip fins and rough sand solar res and I’m done.
Better than in the past when I’d gaffa dings or stick wax in them.
i put my heel through a rail last swell. waxed up the crack, applied a layer of black gaffer and away i go.
by crabmeat thompson
Tue May 19, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23967
Views: 3857014

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Surely they belong in covers, not chucked on top of each other like that haha. you're so ocd. i'd love to go on a boat trip to somewhere funky like west java for a month with you and shearer. I remember when Banksy was doing his boat trips saying after many visits that he refused to stop in at One ...
by crabmeat thompson
Mon May 18, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23967
Views: 3857014

Re: Where did you surf today ?

good lord
by crabmeat thompson
Mon May 18, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23967
Views: 3857014

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Legion wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 6:12 pm
Surely they belong in covers, not chucked on top of each other like that
haha. you're so ocd.

i'd love to go on a boat trip to somewhere funky like west java for a month with you and shearer.


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by crabmeat thompson
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7571
Views: 1245047

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Well crabby I quit my day job to take up a coastal job that means I'm at the coast 2 days a week, and I find myself unreasonably excited about surfing poorly in crowded springtime Gold Coast slop. In general though, I have to say I'm liking the mountain biking scene a lot more than surfing. You kno...
by crabmeat thompson
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7571
Views: 1245047

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Yerah braithy I wouldn’t sweat it, do what feels right. We all gotta re-assess our passions from time to time. and that's what it feels like right now. a phase that i'm going through that'll pass once i've re-assessed everything. it's just weirded me out. i'd never been happier with my boards, my h...
by crabmeat thompson
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 455
Views: 163579

Re: skateboarding ...

The biggest thing to adjust to with going from surfing to skating bowls is remembering to push ‘off’ rather than through. Aside from that, I reckon both compliment each other in many ways. Picking lines, keeping consistent speed, timing and reaction, etc. It’s been about two years since I’ve skated...
by crabmeat thompson
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7571
Views: 1245047

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Cranked wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:54 am

I hear your pain.

that's just it man ... there is no pain. not a single ounce.


maybe i'm just an adrenaline junkie and i get more from skating. maybe it's just a phase that'll pass. i really don't know. i've never been here before.

i'm not thinking too much about it ... just doing it.
by crabmeat thompson
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 455
Views: 163579

Re: skateboarding ...

Pad up Braithwaite. Sooner or later, momentarily you’ll forget you’re on concrete and think you’re on water. For example, you might try blowing the tail on a backhand grind then suddenly realise that concrete don’t budge. you reckon i can get away with just knee pads? other than some big drops i'm ...