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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:19 pm

Thud wrote:
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.
I think they need helicopters to be effective. No chance of that though.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:43 pm

It sounds like to be effective any lifeguards would need to be in the lineup on skis

But that would take commitment, financing and planning on a Hawaii/Aust level

You'd need a lifeguard centre, daily risk assessments, all emergency services connected up, the whole box and dice.

But isn't that why people go to Bali, because things are loose and they can kinda impose their own stuff on the situation? that kind of planning, skills/protection etc tends to come with a few social limits.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Rustt » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:45 am

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.
Haven't been there for 5 years or so but my memory of the life guards is you could score weed off of them and if there was a nice looking girl to chat up they may not see you drowning and risking their life to save you was not in their job description anyway.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:36 am

On a positive note, they did assist a saffa with a dislocated knee up the stairs last time I was there.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:11 am

When I was trying to get up the stairs after a surf two years ago I thought a couple of the stream of tourists coming down were going to go over the side. There would have been fifteen sightseers. Freaked me out how developed it had got over the about four years since I'd been there.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:04 am

Its absolutely typical of bali that they have put 3" diameter plastic waterpipe posts and rails on all the steps into the cave for "safety". These have all the strength of a wet noodle

Unfortunately they provide just the illusion of safety, if you stumble or fall and naturally grasp at that illusionary protection you will go straight over. They are actually much more dangerous than having no railing at all.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:35 pm

Trying to avoid the wind so popped into mid Manly and to my surprise scored this lined up shoulder high left hander that gave for about an hour. Was riding this 7ft narrow 2+1 thing and it loved the speedy bank. Great fun.

Bought a new long arm short leg wettie as well. Rip Curl Aggro. Pretty comfortable.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Legion » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:16 pm

Thud wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:35 pm
Bought a new long arm short leg wettie as well.
Ah, the autumn suit. Good choice!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:31 pm

cool solo play surf at Newport this morning! 3-5' chucks. ENE swell under a S windswell

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:59 pm

3-5 foot? Cronulla has 3 foot max of gutless wind mush. Chest high runners off first reef the only plausible option, barely.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:09 pm

Uh ho, Nicks crossed Hatchie on wave size, Yikes.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:13 pm

Well it’s quite likely Newport had bigger waves as cronulla wouldn’t have seen any of the underlying north east swell.

Maybe take notes on that one. Then Back to sipping Aldi whiskey beanmong.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:16 pm

Legion wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:16 pm
Thud wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:35 pm
Bought a new long arm short leg wettie as well.
Ah, the autumn suit. Good choice!
That's known as the gentleman's steamer in Queensland.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:20 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:13 pm
Well it’s quite likely Newport had bigger waves as cronulla wouldn’t have seen any of the underlying north east swell.

Maybe take notes on that one. Then Back to sipping Aldi whiskey beanmong.
Okay, thanks Hatchie. Will do.
Phew, close call, Nick. Looks like you got away with it this time.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:24 pm

I wasn’t questioning nicks judgement mongpole. Just surprised to hear there were actually some reasonable sized waves about.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:35 pm

Yeh last week or so have felt some punch in the waves around DY/LR/Manly. God it makes a difference!
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:35 pm

Thud wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:35 pm
Trying to avoid the wind so popped into mid Manly and to my surprise scored this lined up shoulder high left hander that gave for about an hour. Was riding this 7ft narrow 2+1 thing and it loved the speedy bank. Great fun.

Bought a new long arm short leg wettie as well. Rip Curl Aggro. Pretty comfortable.
Surfed there mid-arvo, there was definitely an underlying swell in between the wind chop but the low tide wasn’t helping. Good for a paddle though.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:39 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:24 pm
I wasn’t questioning nicks judgement mongpole. Just surprised to hear there were actually some reasonable sized waves about.

Get back to your psoriasis mission post-haste
:lol: Will do.
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