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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun May 13, 2018 2:13 pm

foamy wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 10:05 am
Nick, does a Newport Plus Boardriders Club comp have any point beyond clearing the break for your own amusement?
a) I don't go in N+ contests any more but sometimes I judge a few heats
b) We don't clear the water, it’s just like a normal surf except four of the people have singlets on.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun May 13, 2018 2:17 pm

c) yeah it has a point. Newport has a long surfing history, membership of the club goes back to 1975 and it was blessed by the older guys who surfed there before it. There's about 100 members ranging from 12 year old girls to 55 year old men and they’re all part of the local surfing community. The contests are a chance for everyone to get together and hang out, encourage the kids, have a fire on the beach if necessary, and just quietly celebrate the surfing life.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by No Pants Lance » Sun May 13, 2018 4:35 pm

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Bondi has become a circus in the water.
The Local Guardians need to reassert some manners
Slobo and shearer and skip and The Pole,
You with me?
We shall call ourselves the purple shorts!
we need to have fires on Bondi, Sunbird.
that's what we need to do.
mind you, there's a shortage of sustainable firewood around, so i s'pose mattresses will have to do.

(Seriously though Nick, you've summed and encapsulated it all in c) . )

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sun May 13, 2018 5:06 pm

I'd like to know why the cutoff for membership is 55 ... has Iggy infiltrated and influenced the criteria ?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Sun May 13, 2018 5:38 pm

There were some pumping waves around this morn.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun May 13, 2018 5:42 pm

Great morning session at an Ulus crowd favourite. Crowded with good surfers. Chest to head high. Because I entered the line-at the top I let a few go by and then got a ripper for about 300m, high speed through every section with about 50 people watching every move, fast as fcuk and loose as a goose.

6'8 McCoy Nugget just fcuking blazing. Two guys paddled up before I got back to top of the lineup and commented how well my board was going and wanted to know what it was.

Suck that up McCoy doubters.

I also did lots of kooky things as usual.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by ctd » Sun May 13, 2018 6:44 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 5:42 pm
6'8 McCoy Nugget just fcuking blazing. Two guys paddled up before I got back to top of the lineup and commented how well my board was going and wanted to know what it was.

Suck that up McCoy doubters.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beerfan » Mon May 14, 2018 5:42 am

JaM71 wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 11:58 am
Beerfan wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 4:22 pm
I have my 7'er being fitted with a centre fin box as we speak. A 5 fin, but I never use the fcs centre fin box, so a 10"er is going in. I will definately use side bites if I think it'll improve the board. Fluk joel Tudor !


Ps I will not say that to his face :)
Try some fcs bonzer side bites, even if your board doesn’t have the deep concave bottom contour, they still work REALLY well
More money on fins !!



Ok I'll check them out :)
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Mon May 14, 2018 11:53 am

Cronulla point. Head and a half high with the odd bigger one and reasonably solid. Surfed the 6”10 single fin. Early entry, smooth handling and drawn out lines. Got a few runs all the way to the beach by staying deep in the pocket through first reef.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon May 14, 2018 5:17 pm

fcuken powered up this arvo. New pulse from the re-formed fetch in mid Tasman. It'll probably be 10' overnight and 6' in the morning.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 14, 2018 5:52 pm

Hope so, I put the 7'6" in the car Sunday, would love to ride it before it goes back under the house.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Mon May 14, 2018 7:23 pm

Yep, had a look at the Sydney cams late arvo and it was booming.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 14, 2018 7:53 pm

just had a jewfish at a point.....swell still seemed underpowered.
nice and wild with the southerly
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Mon May 14, 2018 8:00 pm

Was still some good power to it this morning. Yesterday was really solid. Pumping morning.
Amazing how well those acute Sth swells ramp up here.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by batoes » Mon May 14, 2018 8:01 pm

Yeah many of the points were firing this arvo. Shoulder is almost healed, so back in on the weekend. Hopefully with a new bonzer.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Mon May 14, 2018 8:13 pm

batoes wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 8:01 pm
Yeah many of the points were firing this arvo. Shoulder is almost healed, so back in on the weekend. Hopefully with a new bonzer.
Good to hear about the shoulder.
Was it a bit of a sudden unexpected improvement?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by batoes » Tue May 15, 2018 6:23 am

buddy wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 8:13 pm
batoes wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 8:01 pm
Yeah many of the points were firing this arvo. Shoulder is almost healed, so back in on the weekend. Hopefully with a new bonzer.
Good to hear about the shoulder.
Was it a bit of a sudden unexpected improvement?
Yes - thanks Buddy. It's been two months since i last surfed. I've been doing rehab for two weeks on the rotator cuff. The worst of it was the bicep tendonitis which developed as a result of shortening of all the muscles because of injury - like golfers or fighters elbow. Acupuncture has really helped all of it and he also worked on massaging out scar tissue. I honestly though i'd need surgery. I'll see how i go this weekend - still have weakness and movement issues, but i'll take it easy. I didn't think i'd be in the water two weeks ago :-D-:
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Tue May 15, 2018 9:49 am

fcuk it's fun down here today

in other news, Barrinha just kicked the shit out of the Pool. I bet nobody predicted THAT. Best mens round one of the year. Free, unpredictable surfing, the way we know it to be. The two closing rides of JJF's and the Mongrel's in their rd 1 heat obliterated anything done last weekend in Lemoore.

Plus there's heat in a CT that just isn't present in a semi faked up "national teams" gig. Actually there's more heat in this CT than in any of the three Aussie ones. Maybe the Margies thing then the Pool has fired everyone up a bit.

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