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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:33 am

Trev wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:30 pm
Nick Carroll wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:51 pm
Trev wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:58 pm
There was a baby bull shark playing in the waves yesterday.
Maybe 2ft long.
A few of us saw it.
We weren't sure what it was but I've just had a look at some pics of bull shark pups and I reckon that's what it was.
Wonder where Mum was?
Pretty unusual to seea baby bull shark in the ocean. Their biochemistry allows them to swim up rivers - thats where they go to breed. It gives their babies asafe haven from their main predator, other sharks. They live upstream till they're big enough to survive in the ocean.

Maybe rain flushed this one down a river?
Yeah. I'm no expert.
But it sure looked like the pics.
They're certainly born upstream, but at least some of them head out to sea pretty quickly. Every summer I see them whiting hunting in packs of up to 6 in the surf when they are only about 45-50cms long. And I'm confident they weren't white or black tips because I have caught a few, and know my sharks.
And I don't think they'd been flushed out.
I've also caught some that were about 2ft long when a few kms out to sea and trolling fish baits for mackerel.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:43 pm

Checked out a few spots, everywhere was crowded with the smaller swell and light offshores.

There was about 30 out at Lefties, all in a tight little group. I tried Noises, didn't score, so reluctantly paddled over to Lefties.

And who should be at the top of the queue but my mate, it's been his staple for 30 years now. So I paddled over and he introduced me to his mates.

Then it was all "You take this one" and me saying "No you go". So I caught 5 hollow, head high rippers in about 30 minutes - there was a fairly long lull between sets.

One guy came up after I'd happily ripped a good wave and said "A McCoy huh, the perfect board for here".

This was all very unusual for me, I'm sure I'll be back to a bumbling idiot tomorrow.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:54 pm

You take this one, old cock!
No, no - after you, good chap!
Why, thank you, kind fellow! The next one's yours.
Not at all! I do like the look of your McCoy - may I have that instead?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:58 pm

Cranked wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:43 pm
Checked out a few spots, everywhere was crowded with the smaller swell and light offshores.

There was about 30 out at Lefties, all in a tight little group. I tried Noises, didn't score, so reluctantly paddled over to Lefties.

And who should be at the top of the queue but my mate, it's been his staple for 30 years now. So I paddled over and he introduced me to his mates.

Then it was all "You take this one" and me saying "No you go". So I caught 5 hollow, head high rippers in about 30 minutes - there was a fairly long lull between sets.

One guy came up after I'd happily ripped a good wave and said "A McCoy huh, the perfect board for here".

This was all very unusual for me, I'm sure I'll be back to a bumbling idiot tomorrow.
30 out at Lefties mid week?

The population growth there is mind blowing.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:19 pm

look what cranked missed just around the corner on Sunday!

https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/aust ... end/113087

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:31 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:19 pm
look what cranked missed just around the corner on Sunday!

https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/aust ... end/113087
I was there at about 3pm Sunday - I had to drive down from Perth. Yeah it was going off, but beyond my goofy pay grade. I did surf South Point but it was crowded with locals who had it wired much more so than me. I'm just starting to try and come back after two years without much surfing at all.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:45 pm

Your having a goofy gay parade is news to us, Cranked - you've not mentioned this before, old cock!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:06 pm

There's a first time for everything in our lives Al, this just may be my time
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:14 pm

:-D-: have fun camping out down there, big fella!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:08 pm

Clean 3ft tasty banks. Fun
marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:29 am

Super fun this morning! 3ft and clean
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:21 am

yeah how's the second layer of swell off that easterly, it pushed harder than anyone thought

incredible continuing erosion at many beaches right now, a lot of central NSW sand lines are still back where they were in mid winter.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:07 pm

Caught a few. Plenty of thunder and a bit of lightning to finish proceedings. There's actually a few banks around at the moment.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Over55yrs » Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:31 pm

Another day of good waves and small crowds (everyone back to work thank you)

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:42 pm

Fun waves again. Bit bigger and rougher. Been a great week
marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:56 am

Back in Bangkok. No waves for me today. Remembered some good ones from years past. Can't complain.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:24 pm

Hit The Bra. Better looking than it was.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:27 pm

Was fun on the groveller. Fcck i been getting in the water a lot lately.
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