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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:04 am

Your standard McTavish mal has a lot of tail lift and turns well off the tail. However....Steves right....get up there and go for the nose.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:16 am

steve shearer wrote:
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Getting the hang of the Mctavish mal now. Had a great surf this morning in nice 3 foot glass, long rides. Just gotta keep reminding mqyself to look back at the tail to see where I am after pop up. Always too far forward, adjust back a bit and gold. Wishing I got a mal years ago.
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Too far forwards?
Mate, get the fcuk up there and hang 'em over.
The front’s sooo far away at the moment.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:26 am

It's only a foot step or two away. Getting back is the hard bit.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:36 am

Beanpole wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:04 am
Your standard McTavish mal has a lot of tail lift and turns well off the tail. However....Steves right....get up there and go for the nose.
Yeah, mine has a lot of lift in the tail for sure, just getting my initial bottom turns sorted at this stage. Try turning off the inside rail from too far forward and I just fall face first into wave like a spaz.
I’ll get to the nose, but not yet. Nobody wants to plummet down the mineshaft on a 3 footer and end up dead like Nick.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:41 am

Thud wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:26 am
It's only a foot step or two away. Getting back is the hard bit.
Ain't it the truth. So many hypsters can't get that bit right at all.
Tail lifts great for catching waves as well as turning.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:04 am

wow Leeg's home town is kinda pumping today!

If those reefs were submerged and closer in, Scarborough to Trigg would be like a French beachie.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:20 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
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wow Leeg's home town is kinda pumping today!

If those reefs were submerged and closer in, Scarborough to Trigg would be like a French beachie.
There are a few spots where you can actually surf out there on those reefs, you need a tinny or something to get you out there.
Wouldn't recommend doing it at any size though.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:42 am

I used to windsurf (wave boards) off that little island about a k out from Hillarys. It was sort of OK, plus a few other little breaks.

I was there by myself late one afternoon when the wind dropped like someone switched it off. Had to swim my rig in, didn't get to shore until 8:30pm. Spooky in the water, but it was in that halcyon time before sharks started attacking people.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Legion » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:45 am

There are waves out there but it's very spooky. I have a standing invitation but I haven't taken it up for years. There were waves yesterday too, within sight of your encampment.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:08 pm

Oh I know.

I drove around today up and down, counted about 100 surfers in the whole area, it's a Sunday! what's up with that?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Legion » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:41 pm

Hard to judge optimal time with a changing front? Dunno. I kind of mistimed it myself.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:15 pm

fuschia it got better and better in the wind. This arvo it was pumping!

I truly can't wait to go home.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Legion » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:58 pm

Yeah my second surf on dusk wasn't bad. #westisbest the land of 20kt onshores and 3' wind waves.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by RickyG » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:09 pm

Waikiki :-D-: hired a waterlogged 10 footer and joined the throng for a couple of hrs. Took a while to get a wave. I was too respectful and careful not to drop in. I soon realized dropping in is almost compulsory
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:22 am

Haven't been enjoying the bank as much the last few days. Not sure if it's swell direction or change of bank...maybe tide. It's still there but it doesn't connect as well as it was. See what happens with more east in it.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by BA » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:43 pm

The low-tide, south swell combo in the morning is not doing the Northern Beaches any favours.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:51 pm

So Cranky....were you around for the tragic accident at Ulus?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:08 pm

Jae Haydon drowns in surfing accident at Bali’s famous Padang Padang?

No, I don't leave until Monday.

This report is strange:
Jae Haydon, 34, from Woonona near Wollongong, was surfing at Padang Padang Beach, one of Bali’s most famous surf spots, on Monday morning (Indonesian time) when he was reportedly knocked off his board by a wave.

Friends became increasingly alarmed after a broken surfboard identical to Mr Haydon’s, later washed up at the nearby Uluwatu beach.
Huh? It seems a bit weird that no-one got involved at the time. There's always surfers in the water who pay attention and people on the cliffs watching.
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