Where did you surf today ?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Rustt » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:47 am

I worked at a place in Melbourne, a big upholstery place. I was there as I wanted to learn to do couches, chairs, domestic stuff. I did my apprenticeship as an aircraft trimmer and I also did auto and marine. Anyway I was employed as the dumbo who stuffed cushions and I was treated as the village idiot, the bosses knew why I was there as I'd approached them to be an upholsterer but they needed a pillow stuffer, so I took the job to watch and learn.
The 2 brothers were italian, real ethnic slur goes here :) slick hair smartly dressed, top blokes. Anyways shortly after starting one approaches me and asks where I surf, turns out these two brothers are keen as, driving from melbourne for the early. One day i got asked by one of the tradies why the bosses always chatted to me for hours at a time on some occasions, your just a pillow stuffer! :-D-:

Swells up down here, and I'm going surfing :-D-:

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by ajohnsen » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:57 am

I surfed. It was a bit shit, but I surfed.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:33 pm

where's the like button
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:36 pm

I hope there was no tic tacs or chop hops AJ
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Davros » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:44 pm

Where? What was it like?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:03 pm

foamy wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:18 am
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christ don't go to Trestles. It is the worst event on tour. soo deeply dispiriting. If one wrote a book about it one would call the book "Bros In The Dust"
Why? Is it spectator amenity?
well a bit. It's just not the sort of place that suits the sci-fi hospital approach to setup employed by the WSL. And it doesn't suit a thousand spectators. And a lot of the time the wave is no kind of challenge. It's hard to access as well. Its a place to go for a bit of quiet time. When it's all set up and people are wandering around and vehicles are kicking up dust, and there's noise and Bros everywhere and Lowers is its average floppy self, it just feels wrong.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:08 pm

I had a paddle. Nice to be in the water since I haven't had the time for a week or more. Waters getting cold. Didn't look particularly promising and the SE Wind was just starting to come up a little.

Surprisingly I just sat on this little bank and was actually knocking a couple back as they just kept popping up and hardly anyone seemed to notice. Maybe two other people vaguely trying for any there. Scored quite a few semi okay ones. Then it changed. Got more crowded. Moved up the beach a bit. Caught one in.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Over55yrs » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:45 pm

Sat on the headland at the Bower and watched Surfabout '74....first year at uni for me so lots of free time.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:24 am

Surfs been pretty small for the last week and nothing solid on the horizon. Big contrast with the rest of the year so far when it was head to double and even bigger most of the time.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:25 am

Had an hour an a half before sunset zipping around on the biscuit in one ft onshore dribblers. Great fun

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Jorgo » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:23 am

Yeah..I watched the Surfabout Contest at the Bower too..i'd jigged school. Was interesting to see how the best in the world rode Winki. I recall Gerry Lopez on his backhand eating it on one take off. But nobody rode Deadmans back then. Barry K actually came to our school and spoke to we stoked groms.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:37 am

i jigged school for the first time for the final in 81
a milestone day in a year when i was failing everything at school yet got the highest mark in the state for the public works apprentice intake exam

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:53 am

Renos cheater five. A classic example of the judging system not matching contemporary surfing.
I remember everyone complaining that the system also allowed MP to just do fifteen thousand little re entries and cutties on one wave and rack up points like a Pinnie machine.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Davros » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:55 am

That was great.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:56 am

fcuken BOOM another 10-12' south swell. Colder this time though

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:20 am

is it 10-12ft down there?
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:39 am

fcuk yeah. Bombies all lit up. No-one out...again!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:42 am

oh god, I've got too much work to do to down tools.

it's pretty as a picture 3ft here.

I only just put the 7'6" back under the house from the last swell.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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