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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:46 am
by Thud
What Shelly?

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:13 pm
by Beanpole
Junior just got back from a surf at Maccas. Jet skis telling surfers to get out of the water. Tempting to go for a surf.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:43 pm
by buddy
Thud wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:46 am
What Shelly?
Bal

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:45 pm
by steve shearer
why cops Buddy?

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:51 pm
by buddy
Not sure, my mate told me. They called him in.
Saw a vid of cops on the beach with lights going too

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:31 pm
by Drailed
Beaches here properly closed today, barricades, security guards and council rangers not allowing access.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:45 pm
by Beanpole
About thirty out at Maccas this morning. Fifteen when I checked it again at 2:00. All beaches had barricades up.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:46 pm
by Thud
Avoca, Copa open for business. Couple at Copa.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:53 pm
by Nick Carroll
You know one feature of the WW2 wrap up was the behaviour of the two bob big shot authoritarians, who didn't want to let go of the power they'd attained during wartime.

That's where the term "two bob big shot" arose.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:52 pm
by Beanpole
Died in the seventies with decimal currency too, didn't it?
I agree about authoritarian control but it looks like those clowns aren't actually very effective at the moment.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:10 pm
by Cranked
Every 5-10 years or so I go for a surf in Perth. I went to Scarborough this morning: offshore winds, a couple of feet of swell.

From the car park I could see the swell lines. I was going to check it, but then I thought, nah, if I do that I won't go in the water. So I got changed and walked down with my board.

A reasonable swell was closing out as it hit the sand banks. I watched for about 15 minutes. I could see clearly any waves being ridden by any one of about 200 surfers around 500m up and down the beach. No-one caught a wave that wasn't actually closing out as they dropped in. Average length of ride was less than about 2m, but it was in the foam. A few dozen learners risking serious neck and back injuries.

I went back to my car. I could check the reefs, but they'd be as crowded as fcuk, hard to keep a social distance, let alone catch a wave.

I drove home.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:13 pm
by foamy
You could’ve had a bodysurf.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:14 pm
by steve shearer
fuk dem close-outs

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:29 pm
by Cranked
I general, there's no headlands nor sufficient tidal movement to sculpt the sand into decent banks in Perth

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:30 pm
by Cranked
After avoiding going backside for the last 30 years (West Oz and Bali are overwhelmingly lefts, and with the majority natural footers preferring rights, so why bother competing with the crowds on the right handers?), I now find that I prefer rights on a skateboard.

The heel is indeed mightier than the toe!

So now I can't wait to start surfing rights - woo-fcuking-hoo, digging that heel in off the bottom and carving it all the way around of something powerful.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:45 pm
by channels
A mate from Perth texted me a surf report this morning that was close to exactly the same as yours "Scabs, 2 foot or so, banks are so fuschia straight."

Winter swells were sometimes OK, as long as a few earlier storms had broken up the banks. Once it got to 3 - 4 metres out to sea, it might translate to 3 - 4 foot at the beach.

But fcuk trying to be a surfer there permanently.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:54 pm
by Beanpole
Cranked wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:30 pm
After avoiding going backside for the last 30 years (West Oz and Bali are overwhelmingly lefts, and with the majority natural footers preferring rights, so why bother competing with the crowds on the right handers?), I now find that I prefer rights on a skateboard.

The heel is indeed mightier than the toe!

So now I can't wait to start surfing rights - woo-fcuking-hoo, digging that heel in off the bottom and carving it all the way around of something powerful.
I remember when I went to college in Newcastle and got to surf a few lefts on my backhand after growing up on the North Coast. Backhand surfing on lefts was a notorious weak point of Gold Coast surfers.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:30 am
by ledtool
Should have surfed 3ft offshore beach breaks yesterday but council and NC said all beaches are closed in our shire. Turns out Parks Victoria disagree and say they are open. Now it's onshore junk for the rest of Easter.