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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by gibber » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:06 am

have to agree with steve here, since being made redundant and basically living off nothing, i've noticed a definite loosening in my surfing. might be from the lack of good nutritional food (can't afford to eat) and the resultant loss of muscle tone.
Either way i'm happy being poor

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:28 pm

Toby wrote:Surfed a super-mysto secret rock wall yesterday. About the only place that works in the persistant afternoon sea breezes Perth's famous for all summer long. And yet it doesn't often get too crowded despite its location. It's early in the season but because of the nightmare last month it's already trying to set up a bank. A constant very strong sweep makes it a difficult proposition. I don't get the most out of it because I sit out too far where the current is less strong. Gotta time your paddle because if you miss a wave you'll get swept down the beach. Sometimes the current's like paddling in a river, all churned up, sucking and standing waves everywhere. It almost throws you off your board. About 2hrs is a long session out there because you're constantly paddling at medium pace just to stay in one spot. I wasn't so much running back up the beach between waves as stumbling with a stitch.

Anyway, got a few and it wasn't too bad. Even without daylight saving I managed 1.75hrs It's almost a shame I've got a shoulder reconstruction in a few weeks because I'm guessing it'll set up nicely over the next month or two. I'm probably heading back there today.
Toby, I lived in Perth & Dunsborough until I was 25 and I have no fricken clue about the spot you are talking about. The number of rockwalls is pretty small... are you talking about Sandtrax?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Kunji » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:55 pm

Toby wrote:Surfed a super-mysto secret rock wall yesterday. About the only place that works in the persistant afternoon sea breezes Perth's famous for all summer long. And yet it doesn't often get too crowded despite its location. It's early in the season but because of the nightmare last month it's already trying to set up a bank. A constant very strong sweep makes it a difficult proposition. I don't get the most out of it because I sit out too far where the current is less strong. Gotta time your paddle because if you miss a wave you'll get swept down the beach. Sometimes the current's like paddling in a river, all churned up, sucking and standing waves everywhere. It almost throws you off your board. About 2hrs is a long session out there because you're constantly paddling at medium pace just to stay in one spot. I wasn't so much running back up the beach between waves as stumbling with a stitch.

Anyway, got a few and it wasn't too bad. Even without daylight saving I managed 1.75hrs It's almost a shame I've got a shoulder reconstruction in a few weeks because I'm guessing it'll set up nicely over the next month or two. I'm probably heading back there today.
You ever head down to mandurah wedge, tobes?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:44 am

Toby wrote:
[email protected] wrote:You ever head down to mandurah wedge, tobes?
Nah, never been Coops. Although I've been nearby. It looks impressive, but maybe a bit heavy on a shortboard. I reckon there'd be a bit of local knowledge to sussing it out too.
When they created the cut in Mandurah, they destroyed a couple of classic breaks with the best one being Dixieland. The dredge completely removed the reef there to create the inlet which then created the wedge setup there. Mates who still live that way tell me that other breaks up and down the coast don't break the same way now (Thickets, Melros, Av and Gearies) due to the disruption of sandflow up and down the coast

I've only stopped there a couple of times over the last few years, mainly on the way hammering it to Yallingup and Margs and it looks pretty difficult for a standup to ride. You often see a few standups having a go but mostly pulling back to avoid a trip over the falls.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by OddaP » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:31 am

The magical south west over the last 3 days,geez its an absolutely beautiful spot, the offshores were howling the water was that deep, deep blue, it was clear crystal clear and cool, not cold, just nice in a steamer, the swell really jacked yesterday arvo from around 3ish onwards, each set bigger and more consistent, unfortunately the 30 knot easterly killed it 1st thing this morning before dying off and pulsing again. The sea breeze tried to crash the party but was allowed to stay provided it didn't blow its socks off, it complied.

Plenty of whales doing their southwards migration blowing up out to sea. Best sight of was 3 guys yesterday morning sitting on a small wave reef that works in sou easter and looking further out to the bommie flipper and his mates putting on a display that was hands down the best surfing of the session.

It is a truly beautiful part of the world and each time I head down I have to remind myself how lucky I am to be permitted the opportunity to experience its magic.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by munch » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:22 am

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Not as bad as the photog who used to post photos of yalling'up but I'm still going to hold you responsible Odd'P for how I'm feeling.

p.s haven't been for a surf for over a week, it's just been to small to sacrifice the drive time, pollution etc to go down, it's raining, has been since sat and it looks like one of those setting for a bit ones - the bom says it's not but me bones tell me otherwise
If it's well engineered it's beautiful .

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by dragon » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:48 pm

West end Rotto 3-5 ft left reef break tried Huies kp 69 out for the first time absolutely loved it, thanks Huie

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by dragon » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:03 pm

a little busy got heaps of waves though until some groms on daddy's boat rocked up with 8 of the little darlings got a couple more and went in.
Strickos was packed 30 plus in the water waves were smoking
Plenty of sealife with heaps of seals (slimy little roll mops that they are) in the line up popping up right next to you a little bit sketchy to say the least.
there was definitely some good waves out there so worth the risk

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by dragon » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:28 pm

nah mate yesterday .
looked the goods this morning with glass off but had to head out to sunny welshpool yay

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by munch » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:36 pm

munch wrote: it's raining, has been since sat and it looks like one of those setting for a bit ones - the bom says it's not but me bones tell me otherwise
I could of been wrong ...
If it's well engineered it's beautiful .

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by JET01 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:59 pm

I surfed at Elouera today just as the onshore kicked in, it was just me and about 100,000,000,000 purple jelly fish....
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by diggerdickson » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:53 pm

had a awesome surf today at tea tree, carpark was closed so hardly any crowds, truly scored
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by rightbrainpositive » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:04 pm

diggerdickson wrote:had a awesome surf today at tea tree, carpark was closed so hardly any crowds, truly scored
Very nice... posts like this make me homesick :roll:

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