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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:50 am
by Drailed
Tuncurry breakwall huh! How do you like your sharks Ricky.??

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:43 am
by Beanpole
Arguably the sharkiest spot in Australia by Dorsal posts.

Went out for a paddle yesterday and was pretty much thinking....I'm way too jet lagged to handle this. Particularly after three weeks of gluttony and boozing across Europe. Managed to eventually snare one good one and a couple of average ones from the pack. Don't any of these people have a job to go to?

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:41 pm
by Over55yrs
Yesterday just south on NC's competition - some fun and no beginners, kooks but as always Brazilians.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:51 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
Ricky don't care about sharks
He's even more core than shearer

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:59 pm
by Beanpole
Lucky I had a surf yesterday. Silly season seems to have started at Bondi. The high temps brings the early season Westies.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:59 pm
by RickyG
Drailed wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:50 am
Tuncurry breakwall huh! How do you like your sharks Ricky.??
Interesting you mention that. I was out there again this morning (lumpy and wind-affected). A couple of locals pointed out a chopper off to the north buzzing around. 'That's the shark-spotter'. There was a heap of birds and dolphins having a feast on bait fish out the back, and with the chopper hanging around I decided to head in, wondering how they communicate if they spot a shark. As I was walking through the dunes the chopper came right down and they announced on a speaker that there was shark in the river (I'd be surprised if there wasn't).

Even better I was there with my son this afternoon pushing him onto a few waves on my longboard. Probably should have gone elsewhere :lol:

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:00 pm
by Drailed
There was dolphins? In that case you would be fine mate.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:02 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
nice to see that youre getting amongst it ricky

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:14 pm
by Drailed
Yeah fair balls Ricky, I kinda forgot about the rough trot you have had lately. Good on you mate.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:23 pm
by RickyG
^^ Yeah thanks. It's actually coming up to a year ago things started going badly downhill, and didn't let up for about 4 months. I'm determined not to let it happen again

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:25 pm
by RickyG
Drailed wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:00 pm
There was dolphins? In that case you would be fine mate.
I always figured they feed on similar fish so if there's dolphins there'd be sharks too. Do they bugger off when the dolphins are around? (I feel I should know more about this but to be honest I never really thought much about sharks until the regular attacks started a few years ago).

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:37 pm
by Drailed
RickyG wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:25 pm
Drailed wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:00 pm
There was dolphins? In that case you would be fine mate.
I always figured they feed on similar fish so if there's dolphins there'd be sharks too. Do they bugger off when the dolphins are around? (I feel I should know more about this but to be honest I never really thought much about sharks until the regular attacks started a few years ago).
Disclaimer: dolphins dont really mean you're safe.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:44 pm
by Drailed
RickyG wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:23 pm
^^ Yeah thanks. It's actually coming up to a year ago things started going badly downhill, and didn't let up for about 4 months. I'm determined not to let it happen again
Good to hear Ricky, you seem like a nice guy and I hope you get the better of it.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:12 pm
by Cranked
RickyG wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:59 pm
Drailed wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:50 am
Tuncurry breakwall huh! How do you like your sharks Ricky.??
Interesting you mention that. I was out there again this morning (lumpy and wind-affected). A couple of locals pointed out a chopper off to the north buzzing around. 'That's the shark-spotter'. There was a heap of birds and dolphins having a feast on bait fish out the back, and with the chopper hanging around I decided to head in, wondering how they communicate if they spot a shark. As I was walking through the dunes the chopper came right down and they announced on a speaker that there was shark in the river (I'd be surprised if there wasn't).

Even better I was there with my son this afternoon pushing him onto a few waves on my longboard. Probably should have gone elsewhere :lol:
For me one time they got my attention by coming in about 40m above me, one guy leaning right out of the side door obviously screaming "get the fcuk out of there" and gesticulating wildly to let me know there was a shark about 30m from me (newspapers said 3.1m great white). The shark had been tracking over to me from about 500m away.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:56 am
by crabmeat thompson
RickyG wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:23 pm
^^ Yeah thanks. It's actually coming up to a year ago things started going badly downhill, and didn't let up for about 4 months. I'm determined not to let it happen again
good to hear, mate.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:08 am
by BA
Nice one Ricky, glad you're ok.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:57 pm
by Beanpole
Had a paddle at The Bra. Nice conditions for the midlength/ minimal.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:17 pm
by batoes
Beanpole wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:57 pm
Had a paddle at The Bra. Nice conditions for the midlength/ minimal.
This. Perfect little peelers for the midlength this morn - i had a ball.