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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:13 pm
by godsavethequeen
How is that incompatible with the above statement?

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:19 pm
by buddy
My surfing is like a yo-yo dependent on stress and other physical activity.

Take out the peaks and troughs and I think the overall trend would be improving.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:32 pm
by steve shearer
godsavethequeen wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:13 pm
How is that incompatible with the above statement?
Just seems a bit incongruous with the timeline.

You've been on the same board for 3-4years but your surfing is improving because you are riding better boards?

Doesn't seem like a salient factor.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:36 pm
by godsavethequeen
I'm not sure I really follow your logic.

You're quite flighty with your boards aren't you - reckon that helps or hinders?

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:44 pm
by steve shearer
both.

You can make big leaps forwards with equipment changes....usually the ones you didn't expect would work for you.

You can also go backwards.

But I would say changing up sleds is one of the few ways you can shake up a skill set.

I've been cycling through a two board quiver the last few weeks : a ten year old 5'10" Bonzer Octafish and a 6'0" SharpEye HT2.5.

The SharpEye is extremely high performance and the Bonzer puts the glide and flow back in. Surprisingly complementary and easy to transition between the two. Actually the Bonzer unlocked the Sharp_Eye: I stopped trying and found it much easier to run the board on it's natural line, which is really tight but carving hooks on any wave with some cup to it.


Will ride the Parmenter 7'3" a fair bit more if we get the right surf for it.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:48 pm
by Legion
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:54 pm
by steve shearer
It's the same one he's riding at Keramas with the swallow tail and little tail channels.

Just under 30litres.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:04 pm
by buddy
Sounds fun.
I pushed my new board out an 1/8 in width and 1/16 in thickness. Added 1 litre to 29.5.
Think I preferred the old one. It's still a good board though.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:23 pm
by godsavethequeen
steve shearer wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:54 pm
It's the same one he's riding at Keramas with the swallow tail and little tail channels.

Just under 30litres.
Your board reviews on Beachgrit seem to be characterised by large periods of struggle. Are you sure you're not just kidding yourself that occasional patches of blue in an otherwise dank and depressing experience are evidence of upward trajectory? My feeling is that you'd be better off leaving the fancy stuff to the young folk and settle for something a little more middle aged. Iggy's primed with the mini-mal advice, just waiting for you to move past the bargaining and depression stages

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:15 pm
by Beanpole
GST goes in hard. I will take your advice GST.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:24 pm
by Hatchnam
[bait taken]

Well if i was forced to surf in Wales full time I reckon I’d be surfing a mini mal 95% of the time instead of just during our summer wind slop. which is seemingly the equivalent of what Wales gets most of the time.

Nyeeerrr me caught a hundred waist high freezing waves in 2 hours going tick tack tick tack wack nyeeerrr progress.

[/bait released]

:-D-:

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:05 pm
by godsavethequeen
:-D-: I'm gonna have to attempt to inject a little subtelty into my game I think

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:24 pm
by Hatchnam
You’re gonna have to. Your bait is like a flashing billboard with red arrows on it.

Seriously though, google image “gower peninsula surf” and most of what you see is waist high poo waves that have mini mal written all over them. I’m sure it gets good, but then again so does Adelaide sometimes.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:03 pm
by godsavethequeen
How dare you

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 6:27 am
by marauding mullet
Hatchnam wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:24 pm
but then again so does Adelaide sometimes.
Adelaide is up a gulf it’s flat unless there’s a storm

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:08 am
by channels
marauding mullet wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 6:27 am
Hatchnam wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:24 pm
but then again so does Adelaide sometimes.
Adelaide is up a gulf it’s flat unless there’s a storm
Legion calls your claim that Adelaide is flat and raises you Perth.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:31 am
by Cranked
If it wasn't for that 1000km offshore reef I reckon WA would be rivaling indo for the most consistent surf destination.

Oh, and the prevailing onshores.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 8:56 am
by channels
I thought the wind was like thatl everywhere until i moved away.