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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by ajohnsen » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:55 am

Back in my day, a six foot wave stayed a six foot wave until the bitter end. That's when waves had gumption and resilience. These soft-cock millennial waves break at six foot and immediately start diminishing until they're all frightened and small by the time they get to the sand.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:04 am

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:36 am
Beanpole wrote:
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That's fine but the scale is inherently elitist.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:44 am

ajohnsen wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:55 am
Back in my day, a six foot wave stayed a six foot wave until the bitter end. That's when waves had gumption and resilience. These soft-cock millennial waves break at six foot and immediately start diminishing until they're all frightened and small by the time they get to the sand.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:06 am

spring is in the air in here.

everyone is losing their mind.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by swvic » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:20 pm

This is incredulous
I'm in Legion's boat and I started surfing in Vicco in 1974
Some over call it, some under call it, but everyone I know uses the Iggy scale or relative to human height, eg. head high, doh, etc.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:28 pm

So they feel the need to clarify wave measurements by refering to human scale?
Point taken.
The elitist bit really refers to the fact that it is more useful for estimating waves over head high than under head high. Since the vast majority of surfers surf waves under head high most of the time it's not very useful.
Surf today: 1-2......actually 1.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:32 pm

god it was pumping here.
absolutely glorious.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by offshore1 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:35 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:28 pm
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Since the vast majority of surfers surf waves under head high most of the time it's not very useful.
Surf today: 1-2......actually 1.
We call that Carroll high .

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:50 pm

No we fcuken don't mate.

I have estimated waves as being in the 20' plus range and then gone and surfed the fcuken things.

Sure they were about fourteen times overhead, but I believe this qualifies me as an elitist.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:59 pm

Nothing wrong with that :-D-:

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:01 pm

I should buy a lottery ticket today.

I had one of those surfs. sunny mid-morning and I'm surfing super high quality waves......with one other dude.

my normal low wave count, high quality surf turned into a very high wave count, high quality surf.

rode a wave and felt, yep, that's as good as I can go.

then tried to do one of those big Medina lip-line floater thingies on a draining close-out section. Felt my knee buckle and a jolt of pain. That seemed to come out OK.

the got hideously rag-dolled and sliced up on the rocks coming in. At one point, I'm getting dragged backwards out out to sea over the rocks and my foot got wedged in between two rocks. I got it out a micro-second before the next wave slammed into me.

everything seems fine now. Just that bright, sharp pain that being sliced by barnacles brings.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:27 pm

Look beanpong. Steve is showing off !!!
godsavethequeen wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:55 pm
My beef has always and only been with the realistic range available to the average Sydney working stiff
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:27 pm

my knee feels fine now.

should I be worried?

or play on?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:29 pm

Play on, you would know if you were in trouble, especially at your age.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:31 pm

left or right knee?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:33 pm

right knee. front leg. It got compressed and then I was thrown, rather rudely, to the bottom of the sea.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:58 pm

I would get the ice and a compression bandage on it early. Can't hurt and will speed up recovery if anything is actually wrong.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:00 pm

too late now?
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