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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:22 pm

Wyre wrote:
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Hey Steve, I’m thinking of getting one of these channel bottomed step ups in a 6’6 or 6’8 as they look pretty sweet.

https://sideways.com.au/free-flight-keg ... hortboard/

For only $549 it’s looking too good to pass up.

Have you felt one up in the flesh? Or ridden one?
They look good. I'm looking for a step up too- the 6'4" is 34.4L... is that a lot for a board that size or kind of normal?

Lemme know if you are heading up to Brookvale Hatchy, I might be up for getting one.
Will do. First I’m gonna sell some boards to fund it, but when I’m heading up will let you know.

And the volume for the stock board dims seems pretty standard for a hi-perf these days.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:24 pm

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
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Beanpole wrote:
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Watched Tama through to Bronte this arvo.....looked way better than it objectively was.
Does that even mean anything?
It means he didn’t surf
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:24 pm

Yeah, never know how you can piss off every day, Hatchie. Definitely not a regular job.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:59 pm

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:06 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Watched Tama through to Bronte this arvo.....looked way better than it objectively was.
Does that even mean anything?
Not to you, obviously. To someone else it may very well mean that the excellent conditions created the illusion that it was worth paddling out. Sure didn't stop a huge band of punters from having a crack.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:15 am

So it’s not worth padding out in excellent conditions, because they are an illusion!
Heavy man.
Erase.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:35 am

this is like a Carlos Castenada book.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:56 am

Beanpole wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:24 pm
Yeah, never know how you can piss off every day, Hatchie. Definitely not a regular job.
I work funny hours and can generally pick windows to go surfing based around the conditions, which is probably twice a week (aside from the weekends). Overall, I still work a 40 hour week at least.

But that’s beside the point. Surely if you saw it breaking yesterday, then you also weren’t working. So your distraction question to me is totally pointless.
Beanpole wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:59 pm
The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:06 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Watched Tama through to Bronte this arvo.....looked way better than it objectively was.
Does that even mean anything?
Not to you, obviously. To someone else it may very well mean that the excellent conditions created the illusion that it was worth paddling out. Sure didn't stop a huge band of punters from having a crack.
They were probably all just talking themselves up hey beanmong?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:09 am

Well Monday was the best day of the year in Sydney and yesterday was the second best, it was forecast for days ahead and even a bat coulda seen it on the weather charts*, you don’t get a whole lot more predictable than that.

But still it wasn’t all that crowded along much of the northern beaches, where ARE these hundreds of thousands of surfers that wave pool businesses, SA etc keep insisting live in Sydney?

And don’t just say “work”, even Polebean found time to not surf Tamarama.



*well maybe not a bat, like as if a bat could give a shit about what the surf’s like

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:40 am

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:15 am
So it’s not worth padding out in excellent conditions, because they are an illusion!
Heavy man.
Um, yeah.....sure :roll: Having been out there twice on the weekend I had a pretty good idea of my chances of scoring a wave in 15 minutes before it got dark with about 100 guys in the water. Excellent conditions don't make excellent waves everywhere. I guess you guys think differently though.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:54 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
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where ARE these hundreds of thousands of surfers that wave pool businesses, SA etc keep insisting live in Sydney?

They were all at Snapper/Kirra!
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by offshore1 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:00 am

Got any pics/vids, Steve?
It's been so flat hot and dry here in NC for so long I'm thinking of building a wave pool.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:15 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:09 am
Well Monday was the best day of the year in Sydney and yesterday was the second best, it was forecast for days ahead and even a bat coulda seen it on the weather charts*, you don’t get a whole lot more predictable than that.

But still it wasn’t all that crowded along much of the northern beaches, where ARE these hundreds of thousands of surfers that wave pool businesses, SA etc keep insisting live in Sydney?

And don’t just say “work”, even Polebean found time to not surf Tamarama.



*well maybe not a bat, like as if a bat could give a shit about what the surf’s like
Sometimes I wonder you are taking the piss or if it's a legitimate question.

But I'll bite, ever had to consistently deal with Sydney public transport? Or work in the city (or just not from home)?

My best case scenario for the last 2 days if i surfed and got to work.
Up at 6am, at beach and suited up by 6.15.
Get out of water at 6.40am. Back home by 7am.
Shower, shave etc, leave house at 7.25 to get 7.40 bus.
Means i get into city around 8.30 and into my office by 8.45.
If i left the office at 3.45, i could get home to grab board and be at the beach for maybe 4.50pm, if traffic was good.

I'm on the lower northern beaches, if i was up your way, i doubt that would be possible.

That's the reality of the northern beaches/city worker life in June and July.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:18 am

Yeah I’m kinda taking the piss there c

I worked in Sydney for a decade then moved to southern fcuking California.
There's no way I'm going through that shit again. I'd rather be one of the underemployed.

Still plenty of swell today, already a bit bumped from the impending SE wind, I imagine still some good waves here and there
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by ajohnsen » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:18 am

Yeah Carroll, check your privilege. You probably get franking credits, too.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:38 am

offshore1 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:00 am
Got any pics/vids, Steve?
It's been so flat hot and dry here in NC for so long I'm thinking of building a wave pool.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:40 am

ajohnsen wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:18 am
Yeah Carroll, check your privilege. You probably get franking credits, too.
I do! Hurray for the do-nothing Coalition Government! Hang on, they're giving some other cnuts tax cuts! Fcuk that!!! Where's my aged care going to be coming from? WHERE'S MY PENSION!!!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by offshore1 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:06 am

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:38 am
offshore1 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:00 am
Got any pics/vids, Steve?
It's been so flat hot and dry here in NC for so long I'm thinking of building a wave pool.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by tootr » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:58 am

No sand eh?
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