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by Nick Carroll
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 11269

Re: The Outsider

To me it's just not a thing the whole idea of competition is that it happens in the presence of the Foe. Go away and shoot film of your best rides is a hoax. You could ride 100 waves and finally get one good one. That's not the deal. The deal is outfoxing the opponent. That's where the fire is. Tha...
by Nick Carroll
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 11269

Re: The Outsider

I've sat back and listened and read a whole pile of old guy bitterness in the past few days re pro surfing and its efforts, not here so much as out there in other comment worlds, and frankly, I think it's just so much piffle. Surfing's fundamentally about that youthful stoke, old guy bitterness is a...
by Nick Carroll
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 11269

Re: The Outsider

And I tell ya what, there'll be a lot of kids at any of the Australian venues who'll be stoked out of their minds at the chance to meet or even just see people like JJF, Italo, Steph, Carissa, etc etc etc, in free surfs, in competitive action, and maybe saying hello or whatever. Those surfers are ge...
by Nick Carroll
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 11269

Re: The Outsider

Now maybe it won't click, and maybe down the track this year will turn out to look like the end of the WSL era. But it's a bit early to be making that sort of assumption.
by Nick Carroll
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 11269

Re: The Outsider

anyway all this shit is retarded, there's a fcuking pandemic in progress, the WSL is clearly doing all it can in that context to make events happen. They're always gonna look like shit in the process, and they'll be exposed to constant ridicule. Until it clicks.
by Nick Carroll
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 11269

Re: The Outsider

To me it's just not a thing the whole idea of competition is that it happens in the presence of the Foe. Go away and shoot film of your best rides is a hoax. You could ride 100 waves and finally get one good one. That's not the deal. The deal is outfoxing the opponent. That's where the fire is. That...
by Nick Carroll
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Is this swell coming? Sounds pretty quiet out back of my joint. Dawn will tell Dunno. Swellnet says it’s building, coastalwatch (Crabmeat) says it’s fading. Someone doesn’t have a clue. Ok well it's def smaller than yesterday but there's a different little pulse been trying to fill in all morning, ...
by Nick Carroll
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I would bet not. I would reckon they're working on a replacement spot in NSW right now. See the circumstances of half the pros' arrival haven't changed, they have a flight part chartered that arrives in Sydney. Just 120 spots so not many entourages coming. But they won't want to risk the border thin...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8059
Views: 1306502

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Hatchnam wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:47 pm
😂😂😂😂😂

I dig the nugget. Does what I need it to. Wave needs some punch and steepness to get the best out of it.

Curious though Nick, ever ridden McCoy’s boards?
not a fcuken Nugget, you can have that thing. I can hear it barking from here
by Nick Carroll
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

marauding mullet wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:34 pm
Percentages of Ozzies on the Bukit etc.
Yeah that really owes a lot to pro surfing. Right. No more graphic demonstration of the real causes of surf crowding exists than Bali.
by Nick Carroll
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

At Snapper, half the favourites are in the local boardriders club, and half the club is employed in some way, so they're fine with it. Etc. Seriously ? ... admit it, you just made that shit up. Yeah OK. Think about it. When the Quik Pro shifted to Snapper in 2002/3, the first three surfers to win i...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I wonder what the Margaret River area would have been like if there had never been a WSL comp there. I'm guessing, very crudely, a reduction in surfers by maybe 30 to 80 percent? ha ha based on what? Your imagination? Come on. Why do YOU surf? Margaret River has been a surfing legend since the earl...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

lol it's just surfing contests, it's not crime! channels as above re locations, these events are never really forced on a spot. If a CT happens at a surf spot, you know they've been given the OK in some way by the community, that local people are benefiting in a real way. So if you're writing about ...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Re CTs, most of them have daily time limits set on them so there's plenty of free surfing time in the mornings and arvos for locals and pros alike. They're not blocked off for the waiting period. Assuming a 7-5 day like Snapper thats an hour before and an hour after, shared with the top 34 and thei...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

channels wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:04 pm


The one Loof is referring to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fCPl1GpGHc
oh yeah, right, Pipe. Everywhere is like Pipe!!
by Nick Carroll
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8059
Views: 1306502

Re: Just general surfing stuff

honestly what an absolute cnut of a surfboard.
by Nick Carroll
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

btw check Godsave sitting on the shoulder of this Fistral wedge

https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/gall ... ars/111315
by Nick Carroll
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I gotta say, there's way more talk about bashing in the surf than there is actual bashing.