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by Nick Carroll
Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: surfing girlfriends/boyfriends
Replies: 60
Views: 19377

It'd be nice, but it's not the most important thing. Could just turn into another source of friction if you wanted it to.
by Nick Carroll
Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What Mike Boyum saw
Replies: 29
Views: 6561

wanto wrote:uze guyz are funny
bloody hell wanto, that fricken pony is a showoff. Must be hell to live with.

btw -- if you want to see what the Septics are hiding, check the following:
http://www.californiacoastline.org/

the whole box and dice, Eureka to Imperial Beach, shot by shot.
by Nick Carroll
Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Politics of Alpha Males and Dropping In
Replies: 31
Views: 5889

There's usually more than one wave in a set. :wink: Surfer A should probably know that by now. And if Alpha Male Hell Boy B paddles too deep for himself under pressure, guess what, he's not Alpha any more, he's Beaten. Sometimes upon entering the surf, cruelly, instead of simply paddling around B an...
by Nick Carroll
Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: New Wave Pool Technology
Replies: 26
Views: 10523

Show me a wave pool capable of creating what I surfed at north Newport all day today, and I'll show you something worth paying for. Until then, I'm afraid I remain extremely sceptical about wave pools, artificial reefs, and almost every company and person who touts 'em. There have been numerous atte...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Duckdiving and wave size.
Replies: 33
Views: 6844

Jesus H Christ wanto, that god damn pony is making you skittish.
by Nick Carroll
Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Does He Make It
Replies: 27
Views: 4478

what are the orange buoys for at chopes? to mark the edge of the reef/drop off? The orange buoys are used by the dumb arse spectator boats as moorings and by the dumb arse photo boats to mark the Edge of Reason. :roll: On big days, on wide big sets, tied off craft can be pulled underwater on the sh...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Duckdiving and wave size.
Replies: 33
Views: 6844

Thanks Matt -- I really enjoy interacting with my fellow surfers -- probably why I started writing for the mags in the first place! ABOUT TILTING YOUR BOARD FOR DUCKDIVE: Ive never understood this one. the board NEVERRRRRRRRR goes down when i tilt it. IT makes it 100x harder. What are you talking ab...
by Nick Carroll
Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: This is not surf report....
Replies: 94
Views: 16799

How about someone putting up an actual argument? Because nobody gives a flying f**k, sunshine. This was undoubtedly the most boring thread in history until Wanto livened it up with his crazy new equine companion. I reckon the challenge is on. What's next, midget triplets? Meanwhile, all you slavish...
by Nick Carroll
Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Your biggest flogging
Replies: 58
Views: 13238

NC a 3 wave hold down in a hawaiian swell (24 seconds?) is in my mind quite an achievement: at least a minute underwater while burning all your energy fighting! they should put that challenge in survivor. The swell woulda been 17 seconds, so yeah, about two and half of those intervals. Much too lon...
by Nick Carroll
Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Your biggest flogging
Replies: 58
Views: 13238

OK, bugger it. At the age of 23 I went surfing at Sunset bloody Beach one early morning in a 10-15-foot NW fresh swell, thinking I was king s**t as always. Only about 10 guys out, high tide. Got a couple of beauties. God I am soooo good, I thought, I'll paddle really deep and close in. Then you bet,...
by Nick Carroll
Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What is your favourite maneuver / trick / ride ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3251

Sick, big heavy barrels and carves, and whole waves put together right.

btw Penultimate, what the HELL are you talking about?
by Nick Carroll
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Who are these hodads?
Replies: 44
Views: 7247

Velzy was a great bloke. Unlike so many Septic SoCal old schoolers, he was totally not up himself. Dale loved a ciggie (not recommending 'em, you understand) and rather than mount himself up somewhere as a Living Legend to be trundled out at tradeshows and the like, worked his latter years out in Sa...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Who are these hodads?
Replies: 44
Views: 7247

Oh come on filthbarrel, put 'em out of their misery.
by Nick Carroll
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: paddle-in speed
Replies: 29
Views: 4837

Hi Squid! Everyone's got good points here. Catching waves is more about positioning than paddling speed -- but greater paddling acceleration gives you more options in the takeoff zone. It's really more about that -- acceleration, not pace -- which is why some people use the ol' sink-the-tail-and-pop...
by Nick Carroll
Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where are all the girls?
Replies: 99
Views: 13335

Suspect there are greater differences between individuals than between the genders, ma'am. I know plenty of blokes who're psychologically cruel. Cripes! Just surf Newport Peak.

Perhaps it's sexual competition you're flagging.
by Nick Carroll
Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Coastalwatch Survey - Sun Herald
Replies: 48
Views: 7350

collnarra wrote:All this forum faux-coreness shits me.
Gold.
by Nick Carroll
Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Coastalwatch Survey - Sun Herald
Replies: 48
Views: 7350

Yes you can NC - and as the years roll by and its 50 gone .. and 55 .. and then 60, you realise that what you've done is about as permanent as the footprints you leave in the sand - and the game owes you bugger-all . Surfing is fashionable and trendy .. The industry is worth billions in both appare...
by Nick Carroll
Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Coastalwatch Survey - Sun Herald
Replies: 48
Views: 7350

Well it's probably never a good idea to typecast -- behind the stereotype, you'll usually find a human being doing his or her best. But, God, man ... some Saturday mornings, as you're watching those X5 Beemers roaring up Barrenjoey Road, roofracks laden with silver-bag-sheathed Modern Longboards, Al...