Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Can't find the right forum, then post your general surf-related remarks here!

Moderators: Butts, beach_defender, Shari, collnarra, Forum Moderators

User avatar
Jason Eadie
newbie
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri May 03, 2002 10:26 am

Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by Jason Eadie » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:22 pm

Hi all I have a board at a Mates place in Hawaii and need to get it back to Sydney (he is moving to the mainland)
I cannot find a freight option that is affoardable. Do you know a way that is?

Thanks
Jason

User avatar
offshore1
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 9750
Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:40 am

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by offshore1 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:30 pm

Hi Jason, Check with roy stewart. He wants one of his boards sent back for the next Realsurf barbeque surfabout. If you included yours with his, I seriously doubt anyone would know the difference. 'Twould be like a pilot fish on a whale shark.
PM Roy. He's got connections.
ajohnsen wrote: My tertiary education has been a bit like a blind woman with sudden onset diarrhea in a bathroom accessories showroom.

User avatar
crabmeat thompson
Huey's Right Hand
Posts: 23991
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:57 pm
Location: good fanks

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:08 pm

I would recommend eating a big breakfast and paddling it back.
steve shearer wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:31 am
You are both absorbing salt and urinating.

pridmore
Owl status
Posts: 4527
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:38 pm
Location: the white tide pole
Contact:

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by pridmore » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:29 pm

get someone to bring it back , there'll be alot of crew goin over for the winter....offer em a few extra bucks and cover the airlines fees for the board....

User avatar
Squidlips
barnacle
Posts: 1268
Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:46 pm
Location: Down the stairs

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by Squidlips » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:20 pm

get mate to sell it.

buy new one..

User avatar
Dingus
Owl status
Posts: 3974
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:24 pm

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by Dingus » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:36 pm

Get some one to strap a tiny outboard on it and point it in the general direction. Leave instructions taped to the board for whoever may come across it to send it on its way, or to at least contact you and let you know where they found it. You probably will not get it back ever, but there's the potential for a good story.
offshore1 wrote:^^^I don't think anyone really cares [about boogie boarders] anymore Dae.
\none left on the forum.

User avatar
steve shearer
Huey's Right Hand
Posts: 23973
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:20 pm

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:30 pm

what sort of board Jason?
How big etc etc.

If I wuz to find myself on the NS I could be a player to bring your board back.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

User avatar
Jason Eadie
newbie
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri May 03, 2002 10:26 am

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by Jason Eadie » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:53 pm

Thanks for taking the time to reply Guys. I reckon I will just gift it to him.
J.

Roy_Stewart
barnacle
Posts: 1540
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:39 pm

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by Roy_Stewart » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:05 am

steve shearer wrote:what sort of board Jason?
How big etc etc.

If I wuz to find myself on the NS I could be a player to bring your board back.
Hi Steve, There's the FP13 on the North Shore which I'd like to get moving down this way. If it went to your place it could stay with you for a year or so.

Regards
Roy

User avatar
Dingus
Owl status
Posts: 3974
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:24 pm

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by Dingus » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:24 am

There's a board in Hawaii you could push off and let the currents do their worst.

I'm sure we'd be hearing stories about a ship-killer lurking around the Pacific for years to come.
offshore1 wrote:^^^I don't think anyone really cares [about boogie boarders] anymore Dae.
\none left on the forum.

User avatar
offshore1
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 9750
Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:40 am

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by offshore1 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:35 am

The lot of you are homosexuals if you don't arrange to get roy's board back to sydney.
Roy, I'm going to Oahu over Christmas and staying with a mate for a week or two.
I can arrange to bring it back to NC in January.












.
(that's north carolina)
ajohnsen wrote: My tertiary education has been a bit like a blind woman with sudden onset diarrhea in a bathroom accessories showroom.

User avatar
Dingus
Owl status
Posts: 3974
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:24 pm

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by Dingus » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:56 am

Ah man, that's the choices? Get a board back or be gay?

Image

Well, there goes the human race :P

Hey Offshore, out of curiosity, does your work involve/grant you access to any of the networks of ocean-going monitoring devices that various US institutes have in the water?
offshore1 wrote:^^^I don't think anyone really cares [about boogie boarders] anymore Dae.
\none left on the forum.

User avatar
offshore1
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 9750
Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:40 am

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by offshore1 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:31 pm

sorry dae but, yep, them's the choices: get Roy's board back to Sydenay for the next Realsurf barbeque, or forevermore be considered gaay.
everybody hangs shit on roy about his work; Roy offers a chance to get one of his boards to use to your heart's content and everybody runs and hides behind nana's apron like one of dino's chooks running from a music comp.

We've deployed more than a few ocean monitoring devices: http://cfcc.edu/martech/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wilmingto ... 1772169027
I can get more links for you later next week if you want.

Want to tell you again how much I enjoyed your mideast missives, dae.
ajohnsen wrote: My tertiary education has been a bit like a blind woman with sudden onset diarrhea in a bathroom accessories showroom.

User avatar
steve shearer
Huey's Right Hand
Posts: 23973
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:20 pm

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by steve shearer » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:43 pm

I'd be up for that Roy, if the NS thing were to happen.

I'd love to have a go on the FP13.

How do the airlines go with the length?
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

User avatar
Dingus
Owl status
Posts: 3974
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:24 pm

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by Dingus » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:45 pm

Thanks OS.

Yeah, to be truthful there's a lot of shit being thrown Roy's way. I hope he does sell a board and gets to spend his days doing whatever it is he would do bill-free. As to his surfboards and their abilities, I've no idea and don't remember making a comment on them as a surfcraft (it may be pointed out that I have done so). They are certainly weapons, but all boards are in the wrong hands. Heck knows how this particular one made its way to Hawaii in the first place - I am assuming that getting it back if not bought wasn't a consideration. We could organise for someone to replace a waterplane's skid with the board and get it flown back on the dodge. I like my outboard idea though. We could mount a decent one on a heavy board.

I would throw some money into the hat to get Steve over there and give it a go at Sunset. If Steve can get it back to Aus somehow - well Chuckles has given the ok to leave it with him for a year. I guess he wants it back eventually - it's up to him whether he would ok it to be passed from hand-to-hand to get it a bit of publicity. That may be the best way for it to be actually tested in a variety of conditions by a variety of surfers that will have nothing to do with its creator. It's then open to the mercy of unbiased reviews. Whether Roy could stand that or not is his call.
offshore1 wrote:^^^I don't think anyone really cares [about boogie boarders] anymore Dae.
\none left on the forum.

User avatar
Dingus
Owl status
Posts: 3974
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:24 pm

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by Dingus » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:46 pm

Oh, and I don't have a Facebook page so can't access that link unfortunately. Are there alternate sites at all? I'll join back up for a look if not.
offshore1 wrote:^^^I don't think anyone really cares [about boogie boarders] anymore Dae.
\none left on the forum.

User avatar
offshore1
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 9750
Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:40 am

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by offshore1 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:56 pm

I don't think you need to be a member to access. roy probably deserves most of the grief he gets, but still.....
I'll get you some more links next week.
ajohnsen wrote: My tertiary education has been a bit like a blind woman with sudden onset diarrhea in a bathroom accessories showroom.

User avatar
Dingus
Owl status
Posts: 3974
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:24 pm

Re: Best way to get a board from Hawaii to Sydney?

Post by Dingus » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:10 pm

It's 'cause you're a nice bloke you stick up for him. I think Roy enjoys the barbs a bit. Anyone who enjoys that kind of beard rubbing at them all day long must be a bit of a masochist. Imagine what his wife has to put up with :arrow:
offshore1 wrote:^^^I don't think anyone really cares [about boogie boarders] anymore Dae.
\none left on the forum.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: alakaboo, buddy and 36 guests