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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:11 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Started with having to remove my wetsuit once on the beach to dislodge a cockroach egg sac that had been stuck to the inside. Floundered around in the wind chop paddling against the rip on the left. Back to the right. I hate the reef at Bronte.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:14 pm
by Cranked
I've consulted with my medical team - the Brazillian lady next door, a surfing mate and the matriarch of the clan where I'm staying - and the verdict is that I can resume surfing tomorrow!

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:26 pm
by Cranked
And what a day to start: double overhead, perfect swell direction, light offshores and no crowds (WAM 4.1 now forecasts crowd size)

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:00 pm
by Beanpole
Go, Cranky.

Re: Where did you surf today ? I

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:48 am
by Cranked
In the water at first light today. One other guy out.

Magnificent sunrise over the cliffs, inky black clouds, yellow orange light, light rain falling.

A big turtle popped up between us and looked us over, a huge ray breached, looking like Dracula or a giant bat.

I paddled in after nearly an hour. No waves ridden - great morning

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:55 am
by Drailed
Why no waves ridden?? Flat?

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:37 pm
by Cranked
About waist high, but it needs an offshore and bigger swell to work.

When there's no one out you don't have where people are sitting to gauge the swell size.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:40 pm
by alakaboo
If only there was some sort of measurement of wave energy you could use as a gauge.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:01 pm
by Cranked
I love it when I pull up to check the surf and it's knee high and the pack is 300m further out from where the waves are breaking waiting patiently

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:57 pm
by Drailed
Cranked wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:01 pm
I love it when I pull up to check the surf and it's knee high and the pack is 300m further out from where the waves are breaking waiting patiently
Ditto, so ,many of those sessions a few weeks ago on this cracking bank, 80% of the blokes waiting for the sets of 3 which came every 20 mins. Inside ones walled up down the bank

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:08 pm
by Cranked
alakaboo wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:40 pm
If only there was some sort of measurement of wave energy you could use as a gauge.
Crabmeats penis is the new standard that I'm working on. This one has real potential. We're looking to roll it out later this year, it's currently in advanced testing in Thailand and other significant locations.

Shearer is trialing it as we speak. This is gonna be big!

cmPs are about to enter the true surfers lexicon

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:14 pm
by ajohnsen
Maybe volts or watts or ohms?

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:15 pm
by Trev
ajohnsen wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:14 pm
Maybe volts or watts or ohms?
Shocking suggestion.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:31 pm
by ajohnsen
Guilty as charged

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:32 pm
by BA
Super fun head-high peaks at Curly. Really weird, warbly but heaving and very consistent. Best waves I’ve had at Curly in years. Bugger all people to start with but word obviously got out.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:40 pm
by Hatchnam
Sounds like you did ok. Maroubra, chest to head high and clean. But a wobbly fat and slow swell. Lumpy and hard to get any drive out of it. Super crowded.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:50 pm
by BA
Apparently there’s a couple of spots on the NB’s that are pumping. With crowds to match. Swellnet’s put the word out.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:51 pm
by Thud
Surfed Curly yesterday and was surprised at the pace of the waves once up and running