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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:33 pm
by Cranked

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:42 pm
by Beanpole
I've been watching footage of the Bukit a bit lately, Cranky. Some of the footage of Balangan at size looks great but the inside looks nightmarish. It's like the whole reef sucks dry with whitewater belting across it for the length of the beach. It looks really treacherous to get in with no real channels that I can see.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:05 pm
by Cranked
Yeah it's pretty shallow, even with some tide. I rarely surf it but have noted that I'd need to develop a good knowledge of the reef layout before I could confidently surf it.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:23 pm
by Beanpole
I liked the go out up the end but man the go in would be sketchy if it was big. Found it a bit too closey outey sometimes when small. It looks way better with some size. All the back packers that ride the whitewater in would be decimated if it was larger.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:24 pm
by Lucky Al
Big Balangan was my favourite when I lived in Bali 20 years ago. Left a little skin off my back and legs on the reef trying to get barrelled on the end section too. Have you been watching those "Surfers of Bali" videos on YouTube, Beanpole?

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:26 pm
by Beanpole
Yep, always quite relaxing with the lack of doof doof or thrash music.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:10 pm
by Lucky Al
I like watching them too and marvelling at the cornucopia of surfing skill levels, styles and appurtenances.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:17 pm
by Albatross
They’re quite enjoyable.

Not dissimilar in effect to a meditative clip of a rainforest ringing with bird call or a babbling cobble bottomed stream.

Only with more bikini babes and top knotted Euros doing outlandish pre-surf stretch routines.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:23 pm
by Beanpole
That swimming pool at Ulus does my head in.
The ability to watch little details like the progress of an SUP rider trying to get out when it's big or some guy blowing the same section on every wave makes it more like the real thing. Also some guys who aren't necessarily better surfers ability wise but just have the wave wired. Pleasure to watch.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:36 pm
by No Pants Lance
sounds good Beans, Alba.
Lucky Al wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:10 pm
I like watching them too and marvelling at the cornucopia of surfing skill levels, styles and appurtenances.
i admit to having had to look it up, but still, that's a fancy way of saying pert arses, Al.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:47 pm
by steve shearer
are there pert arses on there?

I only saw the old bald men with big boards going straight at Ulus.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:53 pm
by Beanpole
Yes they do. More at Canguu though. Always good watching people trying to get back in at Ulus at high tide as well.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:45 pm
by Lucky Al
funny to think steve only sees old bald men with big boards going straight. that's weird!

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:53 pm
by Cranked
Lucky Al wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Big Balangan was my favourite when I lived in Bali 20 years ago. Left a little skin off my back and legs on the reef trying to get barrelled on the end section too. Have you been watching those "Surfers of Bali" videos on YouTube, Beanpole?
How long did you live in Bali for Al?

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:53 pm
by Lucky Al
three very enjoyable and exhausting years.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:44 am
by godsavethequeen
Did you encounter any Australians, Lucky Al?

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:14 am
by steve shearer
Lucky Al wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:45 pm
funny to think steve only sees old bald men with big boards going straight. that's weird!
I've only watched one ep.

can you point me to the main one with the firm fleshy appurtenances?

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:04 am
by offshore1
Nick would not approve.
Poke your eyes out like Oedipus for even entertaining such a thought.