Where did you surf today ?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by jimmy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:31 pm

Echo Beach left? If so it was the same as the last time I surfed it a couple of years ago. Fairly easy take off if you get into them early followed by a bit of a barrel section and then it walls through towards the beach. You get a few nice double ups on the lower tide which are nice.
I was astounded at the lack of crowds though. At 3ft it usually had about 10 our which is very manageable by GC standards but as soon as it got bigger there were fuck all people out there. There didn’t seem to be too many Aussies about which I put down to fear about the volcano blowing again and you can’t get insurance at the moment for extra accommodation etc. The locals I know said that there was about 30% occupancy which looked about right, looking at the amount of people around.
As I said, i’ll definitely go back in the wet season again.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:29 pm

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:37 pm

Wind is less of an issue as you go West. It tends to be more side shore. Someone else over there said it was way down as far as people goes.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by jimmy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:36 am

The people I spoke to said it is about 30% occupancy because of the volcano. You can’t get insurance that includes volcanic eruption cover.
And no salty I only had one onshore surf and that was the last day. Other than that I had 3-5 foot waves every day.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by black duck » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:28 am

Easy 30 knot southerly this morning down south. Tucked into a south corner and did battle with the elements after being goaded into going surfing with a couple of idiot mates. Building swell, a messy 3-4ft and pretty soft. Faces were surprisingly clean if you could find one. Water temp has increased again with the southerly flow, i'm guessing around 23 deg today, maybe more. With the constant wind spray we lasted about an hour before our eyes started to bleed.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:04 pm

Canguu is ok with a bit of onshore I reckon
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:13 pm

super fun 4-6' shit flying everywhere, but warm. Felt like the North Shore in a 30 knot NE trade wind.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:17 pm

Queenscliff, windy as hell, not as big as what NC surfed but 3-4 foot. Hard to get into them but just offshore enough to be super smooth when you got onto one.

Not really crowded either. Heaps of waves to go around.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:53 pm

whoa, strange surf, full on 20-plus-knot southerly, some deep swell pulse from the ENE, a fair bit of scattered SE windswell, and an occasional six wave set from the SE too.

All only adding up to 5' or so but every now and then something a bit larger.

Guessing the ENE bit is coming off the front edge of the winds on the eastern side of this low, the rubbish is just form the coastal winds, and the SE sets are from the bottom edge of the low as it begins to develop.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:54 pm

i feel a deep enmity towards surfers when i'm not surfing. i hate all their bullshit about where'd you surf today and where was the wind coming from and what was the swell period and wave size and how about your surfboard dimensions and volume and all that crap. they just rabbit on and on. they are the biggest wankers. god i'm glad i'm not one of them when i'm not surfing.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:15 pm

Shut up Al, all you do is talk.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:33 pm

really alakaboo? i always thought i was an action man. but what you've said today makes me want to take a good look at myself. thank you for your honesty and directness. will check back in tomorrow. mind you if you're wrong there'll be hell to pay - i'll talk even more than before. just one good look should be all it takes i estimatise.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:49 pm

hey i just realised talk is all anyone does on a discussion forum! not fair.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:01 pm

:D
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:48 pm

well speaking for myself, at least now I understand some part of the deep concealed enmity I've always felt from you toward me Al. Some clarity at least.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by foamy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:55 pm

But Lucky Al, the only time you can tastefully talk about surfing is when you are not surfing.

Obviously, conversation should be kept at a bit of a minimum while actually surfing. But, if a person wants to pass a brief comment about their daughter's new soccer coach, or their new kitchen tiles or why Cheryl's new boyfriend is a real dickhead, then that is quite OK. But while surfing, listening to someone spruik on about their theory of surfing or the WSL or surfboards or waves previously caught etc, that is extremely annoying. Whereas, talking about the same subjects at the pub is quite OK. I would contend, the only reasonable time to talk about surfing is when you are not surfing.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:11 pm

I would think it a perfectly natural reaction from a bloke who can surf really well but whose life circumstances have conspired to mostly keep him from doing it.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:16 pm

i was joking fellas, i'm actually one of you.

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