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Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:43 pm
by Yuke Hunt
alakaboo wrote:The last 30s of that film are excellent.
Fcuk yeah ... shoot the pear.

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:04 pm
by foamy
Via Coastalwatch.
Mick Fanning, fresh from being Teahupooed, at Kirra today
I can't recall seeing a longer tube ride in Australia
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.coastalwatch.com/videos/1340 ... st-28-2014

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:56 pm
by crabmeat thompson
you never saw kirra in the 90's?

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:17 pm
by el rancho
the footage from kirra today will be unsane.

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:20 pm
by steve shearer
i saw Parko get a million second tube.

Looks like extending the Big Groyne has made a big diff hey.

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:26 pm
by el rancho
yep. I saw noa deane, vb drinking hipster and son of wayne deane, get 4 barrels on one wave

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:27 pm
by crabmeat thompson
i'm done.

can't move.

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:32 pm
by el rancho
did two laps of kirra this arv and got one big set wave that didn't barrel but was hell fun on my home-shaped 5'9 four finner, and then a draining runaway and got eaten up.
rest of the time was spent paddling.

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:47 pm
by alakaboo
Wasn't just the rocks Steve.
This is the first big swell since the reef has been properly exposed.
Took 10 years to scour out.

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:00 pm
by steve shearer
yeah the reef was critical.

So does the bank now hug the Point like the old day or does it straighten out somewhere along the line?


Merks, dunno about here mate.......watched the sand all go bye-byes today.

see what happens when this settles but I reckon it's gone daddy gone.

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:07 pm
by el rancho
some pie-van gets locked in. check the barrel stance.
this is the first set that rolled through when I rocked up.

Image

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:53 pm
by crabmeat thompson
steve shearer wrote:yeah the reef was critical.

So does the bank now hug the Point like the old day or does it straighten out somewhere along the line?


Merks, dunno about here mate.......watched the sand all go bye-byes today.

see what happens when this settles but I reckon it's gone daddy gone.
nah, doesn't hug the point like it use to, still breaks about 50+ metres further out from where it use to. it's still following the sand line from the superbank.

kinda straightens/ gets too fast a bit past where little groyne used to be. Then it fattens out completely a bit past that. You can see when it's calm where the bank ends just into a deep gutter. old kirra 9 outta 10 waves were makeable ... it's now about 50-50 depending how good you are. there were plenty of punters making barrels, and plenty more getting snapped in two.

guys like dingo and mick were stalling and speeding up and getting 3 or 4 dirty, filthy tubes every wave.

I can't see anything changing the line of sand from snapper (in relation to the wave hugging the old point). maybe when the reef is properly exposed and little groyne comes back? even then, for that to happen you'd need greenmount to appear on some level again. thats the old sand line kirra followed, not snapper.

i tell you what, little groyne kirra was a disgustingly dirty little wave to tuck into in its day. if that wave comes back, I'll move back to kirra.

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:17 am
by steve shearer
amen to that Little Groyne call.

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:59 am
by crabmeat thompson
show day public holiday up here. i can't even begin to think about the surfing atrocities which will be committed today.

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:04 am
by el rancho
embrace it

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:06 am
by crabmeat thompson
i just can't .

Re: winter fourteen

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:10 am
by Yuke Hunt
Braithy wrote:i just can't .
If it all gets to hard, you could always join shearer in the gender reassignment ward.
Start by calling yourself ... Dawn Littlegroyne.