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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:26 am

one of the punters out there mentioned to be a serious 2 wave hold down that was dished out prior to a booger. apparently he got completely done over. wonder if there was any footage of this?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by SAsurfa » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:46 pm

As Iggs has explained, Deadies is a beast and unpredictable.

I've watched it on so many swells/different moods/tides, and the one thing that stands out is that it's never easy.

I've seen it super playful 6-8ft on a high tide with no ugly step, going from the outside reef right through to the end section, but then other times a no entry mutant that'll nail you no matter how good.

Thing is some waves will totally miss sucking that fang section and you'll be sweet, then others will go absolutely mutant and if you're on the wrong side or above that double lip section your gone.

I haven't given it a crack yet, and don't know if I will, seen too many ugly beat downs, haha and that video makes it all the more menacing.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by philw » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:48 pm

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I'm intrigued. You mean the left off south of the island? I've only seen it break a few times, and it looks unpredictable and scary in a way that Deadmans doesn't to me (disclaimer - i've surfed neither, and I'm unlikely to). It might have a deep water channel and no obvious step but it's shifty and you'd be a very long way out, feeling very exposed I'd think. Would you have paddled out alone?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:47 pm

^ yes, the left off WCI. i've not surfed it yet as most other times there's usually been something else working somewhere without having to 'resort' to it as such. but now i've seen it work a few times i've become more curious. so i'll be keen to give it a stab next time it's on. And will make sure i'm NOT alone when i do.

Without having surfed it yet it looks perhaps less horrific than Deadies? (albeit that when WCI breaks, it's Huge - but it looks a lot less temperamental and there is that deep water channel out to the shoulder - much different wave and ball game i'd imagine)

Can anyone offer comment on WC having surfed it?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by No Pants Lance » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:58 pm

Sheesh that sn footage is sik.
Anyone know if that guy on the red gun is still alive?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by philw » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:16 pm

I dunno. I was watching deadmans on sat morning, mostly it just looked pointless. V low rate of waves made, even boogers. But fairly easy to avoid getting caught by bigger set...correct me if I'm wrong, first time I've seen it break at that size ...but wedding cake island, very long way out, very lonely, v sharky, and very high chance of being clobbered by a 10 foot ++ set - big white water rumble, good leggie snapping conditions... Fking nightmare!!!

I guess on a softer rolling swell could be easy ride but with any size ... Much ballsier I reckon.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:03 pm

yeah for sure WCI looks menacing. and i'll not be able to comment on it til i have a crack at it. but i've done a "little bit" of the deep water bombie thing before, with long-reef (german bank), la perouse (out in front of bare island), and also queenscliff (but just once on a higher tide), and overall so far, i find the size of a wave to be less freakier than the velocity. it's spooky surfing big open ocean stuff like that, but i feel somewhat safer knowing there's a deep water channel and a shoulder on bombies, than super sketchy irregular slabby stuff breaking in front of cliff faces. i think deadmans on saturday is about where i'd draw the line for "slabs". it's too unpredictable. Voodoo's a stack of fun, but it's become a total circus these days, which when crowded, makes it sketchier than it otherwise would be.

sharks? am yet to see one in sydney. am sure there's loads, but haven't sighted any yet. go spend some time surfing the SEQ sand islands (nth straddie, moreton, fraser etc) and you'll soon get used to the idea of them 'being there'.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by philw » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:34 pm

well I look forward to hearing about it!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by philw » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:07 pm

http://forum.realsurf.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=54326


old forum chat about wci and lurline. you considered lurline hellhatch? i've seen that break in the very big range and it looks horrendous...not many escape routes and the worst entry / exit, would love to see someone try!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:46 am

Got no plans of surfing Lurline. It's essentially just a drop and a death wrestle with a rocky cliff face. I can't see the point. If that's working, then there's other options. Just like I wouldn't have ended up at deadmans on Saturday if I had the whole day free and could head south.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by petulance » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:54 am

I once took a good look at Lurline when it was breaking. Just looking, there was no way I was going to surf it. It was was probably a fat 4ft. I didn't see how anyone could get out there other than by boat or by paddling a long way around. As has been said before, it breaks in front of a cliff face.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by RickyG » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:47 am

Full respect to you Iggy. Puts my leisurely Sunday morning slide at powerpuff pt to shame :oops:
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:07 am

thanks, but i think the weekend's prize surely the goes out to that total nutcase in the deadies video, mr. red gun. the guy who had absolutely Zero regard for his own safety and put everything on the line for the slim chance he might make it out of a barrel. that dude got more hidings in that clip, than i've ever received in the past 30 odd years.

you ever seen any footage of that Dom Wills bloke before? now THAT dude's totally nuts!
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:17 am

old mate on the red board looked like he didn't have the skills to be out there.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:26 am

But he certainly had the nerve and testicles.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by curlybloke » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:34 pm

Hi guys first post on here. Have spent a lot of time around that spot - only surfed deadmans twice, freaky wave as it closes out before Winki which I much prefer when that size. Checked a mate of mine tow surf it once, tried to get through to Winki got nailed and busted his wrist and ribs.

Here's a vid of a guy making it all the way through Winki (1.15) on his backhand after getting towed although I watched Dayan do it once after paddling in.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ_jDoW-j6g

There was a vid of Slater on YouTube surfing it at 8-10 foot with only 2 fins in his board and making it look easy! Could only find this link though:
http://www.surfline.com/surfnews/article.cfm?id=1368

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:56 pm

Yeah hurray for dangerous incompetence in heavy waves masked as "balls"

lucky for the people who didn't have to rescue him eh.

fcuk, this morning was fantastic. Swell strengthened and cleaned up overnight. 3hrs of SW winds on a 10-12' groundswell.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:00 pm

yep, dont be a kook, know your limits.
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