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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by No Pants Lance » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:50 pm

^^
shit!
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nearby was looking alright. so many options with this festering, unruly side swell, all over the shop, but at least the wind groomed the faces.
it grew steadily throughout the day and obviously less in size than east facing beaches, but still, some sweet bombs and inside wackables and some seriously deep throw out toobs were jagged on those inside banks.
sometimes it looked like there were only a few out, then as the sea levelled it revealed a larger number of froffers scampering around trying to nail 'em.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:06 pm

Midlength or gun ?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:08 am

saltman wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Noosa would be on the pump
Picking up a new 7-4 tomorrow
Then will be staying @ Noosa from Wednesday morning for a few days
Anyone hoping to get some waves in Noosa better get there before Wednesday then, Salty? 😁

Nowhere near as big as predicted this morning.

Edit: at least down here
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:17 am

Terrible timing on the swell, Salty.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:20 am

South east facing beach south of the gong. Head to head and half high. Clean cross/offshore. The rights were short and sharp. Managed to get a nice little arm-drag to cover up on one. The lefts were walled up, tapering and reeling down the bank with a nice inside bowl for wrapping some turns. Maybe eight people out spread out over a couple hundred metres. Plenty of waves coming through.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
BA wrote:Dropped a frozen 20kg dog on it. The toe is starting to look like Peter Duttons head.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by ajohnsen » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:41 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:20 am
South east facing beach south of the gong. Head to head and half high. Clean cross/offshore. The rights were short and sharp. Managed to get a nice little arm-drag to cover up on one. The lefts were walled up, tapering and reeling down the bank with a nice inside bowl for wrapping some turns. Maybe eight people out spread out over a couple hundred metres. Plenty of waves coming through.
So, what you're saying is that the LNP's immigration policy is working.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:55 pm

Well there were two South East Asian chaps out in the line up. However both sounded about as blue collar Aussie and south coast strine as you can get.

“Jeez maate, aren’t ya fuggin cold in boardeez”?

So yeah, policy seems to be working well.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
BA wrote:Dropped a frozen 20kg dog on it. The toe is starting to look like Peter Duttons head.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:12 pm

Just checked it. Elliptical planshape with rounded pin and 2+1 set up. Should cover a good size range. Would’ve been ideal where I surfed this morning. Shifting take off zone, paddle hard, get in early and cover ground.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
BA wrote:Dropped a frozen 20kg dog on it. The toe is starting to look like Peter Duttons head.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cyclone » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:00 pm

saltman wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:56 pm
Trev wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:48 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Noosa would be on the pump
Boogie boarder died out there today.
The news had video taken from main beach. There was a line of surfers from Johnson's out to Boiling Pot about six wide and unbroken. Surf wasn't all that big but it probably was around at Ti Tree and Granite.
He apparently jumped off that headland between the two.
Hey Trev any chance Moffats May clean up by tomorrow morning ?
Thought I might duck across on the way to Noosa
I doubt it but I'll check it first thing. Is your number still the same? Ends in 02?
My plan is to check and make a decision whether or not to head north.

First thing for me will be before 6.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:07 pm

Magic Seaweed says Supertubos is 7-11ft and five stars, right now.

Webcast shows a stormy, sloppy 3-5ft.

Whats up with that Godsave?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:25 am

The star system is swell size + swell period + wind direction. They thought it would be a decent groundswell with light offshores in the morning (so five stars), greying out a star in recognition of the wind going cross-shore and picking up from noon onwards. As for wave height, you posted at 9am (my time) for which magicseaweed (and indeed surfline) were forecasting 6-9ft rather than 7-11ft. You need to remember that forecasting sites use beanpole not iggy scale (surfline actually qualifies their wave height call of 6-9 ft by saying 'head high or three feet above') so that's your 3-5ft (head to head and a half, iggy scale).

I haven't watched any of it, so bow to the superior knowledge of your red-eye commitment, but this shot from Colapinto's rd 1 heat looks alright. If you were insisting on taking a ruler to it you could quite easily make a case for it being nine actual feet (if you were a twat). Looks quite clean too.

Image

Watching the clip of Wilson's heat that ran three or four before that one, it looks like it had been onshore or cross-shore in the night and the morning offshore was too light to properly clean it up. I wouldn't call it stormy though. A little wobbly, perhaps

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by offshore1 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:13 am

Godsavethequeen is to Steve Shearer as Cranked is to Nick Carroll.

Hatchnam is to Beanpole as Daryl is to Petulance.

Quite symmetrical really.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:48 am

godsavethequeen wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:25 am
The star system is swell size + swell period + wind direction.
Is that right, or did you just make that formula up?

Anyhow, surf improved as the cross-off North wind blew.

Still 90% raggedy close-outs though.

And MSW had 7-11ft when I wrote......maybe a cruel trick played on Australians?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:09 am

Yeah perhaps. I sense that whatever magic seaweed does it will end up disappointing you in some way

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:18 am

I just see so many cheesy, cheap errors in it.

Just this for instance : https://magicseaweed.com/news/shark-hit ... him/11105/

"Cooper Allen, 17 at the time, was surfing Lighthouse Beach with friends Jae Waters, then 14, and Thomas Harper, 16, when they saw his board lift out of the water and become ensnared with a shark, the breed is not known."

Wrong. Breed is the wrong word for a start. It's not a cow, sheep or dog. Species is the word he should have used.

And the species was known. It was positively identified from the bite marks and visual ID as a white shark.
That is a crucial fact in the story.


The whole thing is full of those small, sloppy, kook errors.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:14 am

agreed. and if there's one thing i have zero fucking tolerance for; it's sloppy kook errors coming from the motherland.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:26 am

Is it as simple as MSW use odd numbers to differentiate itself from other sites? Marketing genius!
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:47 pm

sounds very nice.
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