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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Legion » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:58 pm

Yeah my second surf on dusk wasn't bad. #westisbest the land of 20kt onshores and 3' wind waves.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by RickyG » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:09 pm

Waikiki :-D-: hired a waterlogged 10 footer and joined the throng for a couple of hrs. Took a while to get a wave. I was too respectful and careful not to drop in. I soon realized dropping in is almost compulsory
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:22 am

Haven't been enjoying the bank as much the last few days. Not sure if it's swell direction or change of bank...maybe tide. It's still there but it doesn't connect as well as it was. See what happens with more east in it.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by BA » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:43 pm

The low-tide, south swell combo in the morning is not doing the Northern Beaches any favours.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:51 pm

So Cranky....were you around for the tragic accident at Ulus?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:08 pm

Jae Haydon drowns in surfing accident at Bali’s famous Padang Padang?

No, I don't leave until Monday.

This report is strange:
Jae Haydon, 34, from Woonona near Wollongong, was surfing at Padang Padang Beach, one of Bali’s most famous surf spots, on Monday morning (Indonesian time) when he was reportedly knocked off his board by a wave.

Friends became increasingly alarmed after a broken surfboard identical to Mr Haydon’s, later washed up at the nearby Uluwatu beach.
Huh? It seems a bit weird that no-one got involved at the time. There's always surfers in the water who pay attention and people on the cliffs watching.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:14 pm

Cranked wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:08 pm
Jae Haydon drowns in surfing accident at Bali’s famous Padang Padang?

No, I don't leave until Monday.

This report is strange:
Jae Haydon, 34, from Woonona near Wollongong, was surfing at Padang Padang Beach, one of Bali’s most famous surf spots, on Monday morning (Indonesian time) when he was reportedly knocked off his board by a wave.

Friends became increasingly alarmed after a broken surfboard identical to Mr Haydon’s, later washed up at the nearby Uluwatu beach.
Huh? It seems a bit weird that no-one got involved at the time. There's always surfers in the water who pay attention and people on the cliffs watching.
From what I read it was ulu and 2 guys took his leash off and tried to get him in on their boards but got hammered and lost him?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:34 pm

They were saying Ulus on the news but that doesn't mean that much. I wouldn't have thought the board would have washed up at Ulus if he was surfing Padang though.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:39 pm

Another casualty at Ulus.
Tama today...fun but went a bit sour as the tide filled in.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:27 pm

From Caloundra apparently but i don't think i know him.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:53 pm

Fifteen foot sets I read. But not sure if that's true.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:11 pm

Thud wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:53 pm
Fifteen foot sets I read. But not sure if that's true.
Mainstream media called it that.
Would be 15foot faces or around 8ft Iggy.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:37 am

buddy wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:14 pm
Cranked wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:08 pm
Jae Haydon drowns in surfing accident at Bali’s famous Padang Padang?

No, I don't leave until Monday.

This report is strange:
Jae Haydon, 34, from Woonona near Wollongong, was surfing at Padang Padang Beach, one of Bali’s most famous surf spots, on Monday morning (Indonesian time) when he was reportedly knocked off his board by a wave.

Friends became increasingly alarmed after a broken surfboard identical to Mr Haydon’s, later washed up at the nearby Uluwatu beach.
Huh? It seems a bit weird that no-one got involved at the time. There's always surfers in the water who pay attention and people on the cliffs watching.
From what I read it was ulu and 2 guys took his leash off and tried to get him in on their boards but got hammered and lost him?
Yeah he was on the Bombie. Paddled out with a few others on small small boards for that day.

He got snotted by a set and two guys got to him, one a friend of mine who explained it a bit later. They saw the board tombstoning and dragged the guy up by his legrope. Tried to hold him but lost him under another large set.

I think maybe the newspaper accounts etc were a bit muddled, it's hard to get clear information on events like that even at the best of times.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by saltman » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:21 am

There is a pretty thorough account over on swellnet
Paddling a 6-0 at solid bombie or outside corner ???
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:39 am

One of the punters on Swellnet said 5 surfers have died in that run of swell. He was having a major crack at the life guards. I doubt they'd be anywhere near Hawaiian standards. Thinking about it I've never seen an Indo life guard. But what could anyone do in those circumstances. Know your limitations.

Cranked you'd know better than most, I've noticed when it gets heavy duty a lot of the Indo surfers are too smart to get involved. Maybe I'm imagining this.

Also caught up with some of the Daryl Eastlakes stories. Bit of a character to say the least.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:18 pm

Bali remains a third world country. The guys hanging up the top of the cliffs waving flags aren't going to mount a major rescue operation.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:07 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:18 pm
Bali remains a third world country. The guys hanging up the top of the cliffs waving flags aren't going to mount a major rescue operation.
When its big there is no way to deploy any rescue craft at Ulus, even from Padang would it be difficult. Jimbaran Bay may be the closest.

Its also very difficult to get in even for good surfers. On that big swell about 5 years ago everyone elected to paddle down to Padang after that giant set around sundown, and even getting in at Padang is not easy either. Banksy lost his board at outside corner. Hung around in the dark hoping to be rescued and in the end had to swim. He came in at Tomas beach which he reckons was the heaviest pounding he has ever experienced

Guys giving the "rescue me" waving arms signal are usually ignored. You need to think about it before you go out. The one hour sets can be double the average size with 15 to 20 waves. Surfing at the bommie you need to be prepared to be swept right through the bombie impact zone, then the outer peak impact zone, outside corner, then all the way down to Padang. The easiest place to get in is Impossibles. When its really big the bombie is just a mess of heaving 20' closeouts, ditto the peak, everyone will be at outside corner.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:12 pm

Thud wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:39 am
Cranked you'd know better than most, I've noticed when it gets heavy duty a lot of the Indo surfers are too smart to get involved. Maybe I'm imagining this.
The really good ones are out there. Most really big waves go unridden though as most surfers are not riding big enough board to get into them.
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