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by Nick Carroll
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

What’s to stop anybody from being out in the line-up during a surf comp at any location in Australia? Isn’t anything below the high tide mark crown land, including inshore waters? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-01/can-you-own-a-private-beach-in-queensland/9714874 There was a short discussion o...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I think on the Gold Coast there is a bathing reserve that they can police and arrest you. doubt that applies elsewhere. Most interesting thing to me after reading Nicks story on Surfline was not a single direct quote from the WSL. I understand why Starkey won't return my calls but to not speak to t...
by Nick Carroll
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

ok so the council staff rec was for it. One councillor set up a motion to reject the recommendation. A bunch of councillors spoke, two were against the rejection, the rest were for. the motion went to a vote and the council voted to reject. Looking on it struck me that some councillors were pretty s...
by Nick Carroll
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I gotta say this has been one of the funniest weeks in professional surfing for some time
by Nick Carroll
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

like it is literally unbelievable.
by Nick Carroll
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

channels wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:35 pm
So the council recommendation is to support it.

And no Bells at Easter, at least Torquay locals will be happy.
oh man you wait for the hilarity on this one. Just wait.
by Nick Carroll
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

how's the "disgruntlement"!!
by Nick Carroll
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

anyone want to look at the agenda? see here

https://ballina.nsw.gov.au/files/OC_030 ... _EXTRA.pdf
by Nick Carroll
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

anyway will be glued to the Ballina Council meeting this arvo, which one can watch live remote.
by Nick Carroll
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:37 pm
menace, hahahaha.
it was about the friendliest chat imaginable.

anyway can't wait to read your take.
I was amused to hear from a few of the crew that "a man from WSL" started calling people late last week, asking them what they thought about a contest

"A man from WSL"! It's like the cold war
by Nick Carroll
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Tom has a v different memory of your surf btw shearer, he didn't feel menaced by the scary local sadly enough
by Nick Carroll
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

yeah it's not taboo, it's being researched. coupla stories coming.
by Nick Carroll
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980595

Re: Where did you surf today ?

lol east swells will be the least of your worries led tool, it's the south swells you'll need to concern yourself with
by Nick Carroll
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8059
Views: 1306502

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Meanwhile: THE UK IS PUMPING!

WHERE IS GOD SAVE?????
by Nick Carroll
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8059
Views: 1306502

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Hilariously enough, that heat was the basis of what may be the single biggest bet in pro surfing history.

A wealthy Billabong shareholder put $60,000 on Taj to win. Taj won...by .1 on his last ride.
by Nick Carroll
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8059
Views: 1306502

Re: Just general surfing stuff

here's another pretty cool one, this is from Sept '91 in France on the first reverse vee bottom, a 6'3" squaretail. Classic Tom "look-back" top turn. A lot of Tom's best surfing happened a bit out of sight in the French beachies, to find some evidence you have to hunt down the best French photogs li...
by Nick Carroll
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8059
Views: 1306502

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Here's one from late 1990 in France, on the 6'9" Bells and Santa Cruz winner Maurice made for him:

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by Nick Carroll
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8059
Views: 1306502

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Well this is just me but I think Tom Curren has the best surfing style of all time, incredible accuracy and balance, and great intuition re a wave's movement, to me he has only been outdone as a pure surfer by Andy Irons, who took some aspects of Tom's surfing and tied them into his own crazy freewh...