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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by black duck » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:12 pm

Out the front. Water’s gone cold, probs 17-18 deg. Surf was marginal n/e windswell. As Iggy would say, a few runners. Good ones were pretty rare though.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:02 am

Looked like it was muscling up a bit this am, as I sat in the train to go to Martin Place. I'm doing the backline stage tech production for Field Day on New Year's Day.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:55 am

It’s bigger, it’s just not very good though.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:35 am

Yeah, just checked it out. Tama as usual looking better from a bit of height rather than with a bit of height. Bronte looking fairly closed out and crunchy. Probably take the foamy down to Bondi later after yesterday's surf at Tama.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:28 pm

Avoca point not bad. No Copa mal riders sitting in a group 3-4 on the only peak on the beach, as they do.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:53 pm

Took my 6'10 Wombat out today. There was 30+ guys out, not a single short board, mainly mals (a lot 10'+) and a handful of SUPs.

The best wave breaks often as a double-up. The mal riders sit about 20m out from where it breaks and try to roll in well before the double-up. I sat right on the double-up section and got about 15 waves, a few airborne take offs, no probs.

I used the same strategy at a different break a week ago and caught more waves than I usually do. I think I'm onto something here. My board is small enough to take on the more difficult take offs and big and flat enough to perform well on the gutless walls.

I used the Wombat with my Bonzer fins (patent pending!). They have transformed the Wombat, more speed, more bite from the fins. I reckon I've got around 50% (maybe more) of the Bonzer feel and performance.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:58 pm

Beau Young board?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:04 pm

Cranked wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:53 pm
Took my 6'10 Wombat out today. There was 30+ guys out, not a single short board, mainly mals (a lot 10'+) and a handful of SUPs.

The best wave breaks often as a double-up. The mal riders sit about 20m out from where it breaks and try to roll in well before the double-up. I sat right on the double-up section and got about 15 waves, a few airborne take offs, no probs.

I used the same strategy at a different break a week ago and caught more waves than I usually do. I think I'm onto something here. My board is small enough to take on the more difficult take offs and big and flat enough to perform well on the gutless walls.

I used the Wombat with my Bonzer fins (patent pending!). They have transformed the Wombat, more speed, more bite from the fins. I reckon I've got around 50% (maybe more) of the Bonzer feel and performance.
Nice work Cranky.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:39 pm

His new Sirfboard Warehouse ones seem to be an extension of the Wombat....which seems to be an extension of the Michael Cundith Stubbie.....which seems to go back to Greenough.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:51 pm

Nah. This the 7'6, its a bit more gunny in the flesh. Deepish concave from nose to the front fins, then a V

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Next year in Bali I might try a full drop and major bottom turn in double overhead plus and see how much I can project down-the-line.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:58 pm

8 inch DVS Whip on the back might suit that IMHO
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:07 pm

Thanks Thud, I might give it a try, but I'm sold on the "Bonzer" setup I just tried in the Wombat. That set-up will turn mid-face and hold a high line with great speed. I'm keen to try it in double overhead plus.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:08 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:39 pm
His new Sirfboard Warehouse ones seem to be an extension of the Wombat....which seems to be an extension of the Michael Cundith Stubbie.....which seems to go back to Greenough.
I thought the Wombat was a Paul Hutchinson shaped Bear surfboards model that Beau rode?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:16 pm

Cranked wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:07 pm
Thanks Thud, I might give it a try, but I'm sold on the "Bonzer" setup I just tried in the Wombat. That set-up will turn mid-face and hold a high line with great speed. I'm keen to try it in double overhead plus.
Too true cranked. You’re going Bonzer...ALL THE WAY
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:31 pm

buddy wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:39 pm
His new Sirfboard Warehouse ones seem to be an extension of the Wombat....which seems to be an extension of the Michael Cundith Stubbie.....which seems to go back to Greenough.
I thought the Wombat was a Paul Hutchinson shaped Bear surfboards model that Beau rode?
Yes it is. The Surf Warehouse board is called the "Carbon Jet" but it's just the Wombat with a few tweaks
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:20 pm

Quite heavy by some accounts...unlike the tuflite model. Actually read an article about Michael Cundith resurrecting the Stubbie Model in an old surf mag while I was on holidays. Realised it was around when the Wombat popped up. His original shape was what he and Ritchie West were riding in the sixties.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cuttlefish » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:51 am

Cranked wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:07 pm
Thanks Thud, I might give it a try, but I'm sold on the "Bonzer" setup I just tried in the Wombat. That set-up will turn mid-face and hold a high line with great speed. I'm keen to try it in double overhead plus.
Years ago read an interview with Malcolm Campbell about bonzers and he said that putting bonzer runners in any 2+1 set up will improve it. After that I started using them in my boards. Talking about Michael Cundith, it was the 7T model of his I first tried the bonzer side runners in. Worked really well.
I used to hoof it down to Byron every time there was a decent South swell in winter and stay at Michael's place.
Kept on bugging him to re-make the Stubbie since the retro movement was starting to gain momentum back then. Must have been others doing the same thing because eventually he shaped some as well as as a prone edition. The tri plane hull bottom of the Stubbie is what gives it the goods.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:29 am

Cuttlefish wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:51 am
Cranked wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:07 pm
Thanks Thud, I might give it a try, but I'm sold on the "Bonzer" setup I just tried in the Wombat. That set-up will turn mid-face and hold a high line with great speed. I'm keen to try it in double overhead plus.
Years ago read an interview with Malcolm Campbell about bonzers and he said that putting bonzer runners in any 2+1 set up will improve it. After that I started using them in my boards. Talking about Michael Cundith, it was the 7T model of his I first tried the bonzer side runners in. Worked really well.
I used to hoof it down to Byron every time there was a decent South swell in winter and stay at Michael's place.
Kept on bugging him to re-make the Stubbie since the retro movement was starting to gain momentum back then. Must have been others doing the same thing because eventually he shaped some as well as as a prone edition. The tri plane hull bottom of the Stubbie is what gives it the goods.
That's what I read in this old article. It was in an old Australian Longboarding Mag. Went into a bit of depth about him surfing them at Rincon in the mid sixties when he was hanging out with Greenough.

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