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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:55 pm

Well there were two South East Asian chaps out in the line up. However both sounded about as blue collar Aussie and south coast strine as you can get.

“Jeez maate, aren’t ya fuggin cold in boardeez”?

So yeah, policy seems to be working well.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by saltman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:59 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
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Midlength or gun ?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:12 pm

Just checked it. Elliptical planshape with rounded pin and 2+1 set up. Should cover a good size range. Would’ve been ideal where I surfed this morning. Shifting take off zone, paddle hard, get in early and cover ground.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by saltman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:56 pm

Trev wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:48 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
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Noosa would be on the pump
Boogie boarder died out there today.
The news had video taken from main beach. There was a line of surfers from Johnson's out to Boiling Pot about six wide and unbroken. Surf wasn't all that big but it probably was around at Ti Tree and Granite.
He apparently jumped off that headland between the two.
Hey Trev any chance Moffats May clean up by tomorrow morning ?
Thought I might duck across on the way to Noosa
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:00 pm

saltman wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:56 pm
Trev wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:48 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Noosa would be on the pump
Boogie boarder died out there today.
The news had video taken from main beach. There was a line of surfers from Johnson's out to Boiling Pot about six wide and unbroken. Surf wasn't all that big but it probably was around at Ti Tree and Granite.
He apparently jumped off that headland between the two.
Hey Trev any chance Moffats May clean up by tomorrow morning ?
Thought I might duck across on the way to Noosa
I doubt it but I'll check it first thing. Is your number still the same? Ends in 02?
My plan is to check and make a decision whether or not to head north.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:07 pm

Magic Seaweed says Supertubos is 7-11ft and five stars, right now.

Webcast shows a stormy, sloppy 3-5ft.

Whats up with that Godsave?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:25 am

The star system is swell size + swell period + wind direction. They thought it would be a decent groundswell with light offshores in the morning (so five stars), greying out a star in recognition of the wind going cross-shore and picking up from noon onwards. As for wave height, you posted at 9am (my time) for which magicseaweed (and indeed surfline) were forecasting 6-9ft rather than 7-11ft. You need to remember that forecasting sites use beanpole not iggy scale (surfline actually qualifies their wave height call of 6-9 ft by saying 'head high or three feet above') so that's your 3-5ft (head to head and a half, iggy scale).

I haven't watched any of it, so bow to the superior knowledge of your red-eye commitment, but this shot from Colapinto's rd 1 heat looks alright. If you were insisting on taking a ruler to it you could quite easily make a case for it being nine actual feet (if you were a twat). Looks quite clean too.

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Watching the clip of Wilson's heat that ran three or four before that one, it looks like it had been onshore or cross-shore in the night and the morning offshore was too light to properly clean it up. I wouldn't call it stormy though. A little wobbly, perhaps

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by offshore1 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:13 am

Godsavethequeen is to Steve Shearer as Cranked is to Nick Carroll.

Hatchnam is to Beanpole as Daryl is to Petulance.

Quite symmetrical really.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:48 am

godsavethequeen wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:25 am
The star system is swell size + swell period + wind direction.
Is that right, or did you just make that formula up?

Anyhow, surf improved as the cross-off North wind blew.

Still 90% raggedy close-outs though.

And MSW had 7-11ft when I wrote......maybe a cruel trick played on Australians?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:09 am

Yeah perhaps. I sense that whatever magic seaweed does it will end up disappointing you in some way

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:18 am

I just see so many cheesy, cheap errors in it.

Just this for instance : https://magicseaweed.com/news/shark-hit ... him/11105/

"Cooper Allen, 17 at the time, was surfing Lighthouse Beach with friends Jae Waters, then 14, and Thomas Harper, 16, when they saw his board lift out of the water and become ensnared with a shark, the breed is not known."

Wrong. Breed is the wrong word for a start. It's not a cow, sheep or dog. Species is the word he should have used.

And the species was known. It was positively identified from the bite marks and visual ID as a white shark.
That is a crucial fact in the story.


The whole thing is full of those small, sloppy, kook errors.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:14 am

agreed. and if there's one thing i have zero fucking tolerance for; it's sloppy kook errors coming from the motherland.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:26 am

Is it as simple as MSW use odd numbers to differentiate itself from other sites? Marketing genius!
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by saltman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:57 pm

Did the Noosa thing this morning and christened my psychedelic mid length
waited with a handful of guys off the boiling pot - lots of guys struggling to get into what passed for set waves
and a nice shoulder sized wave made its way to me, glided in silky as, and just lifted and dropped down the line effortlessly
waves were draining off the sand bank with some speed on low tide.
over 2 1/2 hours swell was dropping rapidly so just drifted down the point and picked of waist high peelers
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:47 pm

sounds very nice.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by saltman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:06 pm

Pleasant even
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:43 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:18 am



The whole thing is full of those small, sloppy, kook errors.
Surf media in its entirety is a total embarrassment. Magic seaweed is but one stop along a continuum of cringe.

We clearly have differing expectations of forecasting sites. I just want a general yea or nay a day or two out and a ballpark guess at size. Buoy data, eyeball checks and met office wind data inform the when and where

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:49 pm

Excellent analysis, GST.

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