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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:12 pm

Guy nearly drowned at Collaroy today. Well actually he did drown and was resuscitated.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Over55yrs » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:55 pm

Surfer, aged 44, dies at Collaroy Beach today - my report has it as a death. Lead story on Channel 9 news and there is some shots on the cam of him entering the water and later he was swept on to the storm water drain.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sur ... 55kds.html

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:31 pm

Yeah he died. He’s not from the area. I drove past it a few times today. It was a washing machine.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:51 pm

Far out. Wouldn't be the first place I would imagine a fatality taking place.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:07 pm

Agree with Beanpole.

Has to be 10ft plus elsewhere to get the Kick working and even then it’s deep water and totally manageable.

Poor bugger.
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Post by Drailed » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:31 pm

Looking at the board the police carried away he was a learner.. if that was his. Poor bloke.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:45 pm

See there’s a “Go Fund Me” page for Pat Curren. Apparently he lives in a trailer and they are going to evict the poor old legend.
marauding mullet wrote:
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:55 pm

Sad news. I remember he had a cameo appearance in Siestas and Olas years ago. Down in Mexico with Mike Diffendefer. Considering how much dosh the surf wear companies have you would think they could pitch in.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:30 am

Isn't he Tom Curren's dad??

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:41 am

Yes he is indeed. I think this is something Pat's family would rather not have seen happen.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:02 am

No kidding. There's a deep dark story down there somewhere. Just doesn't make sense on the surface.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:15 am

“I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say ”— Marshall McLuhan

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:21 am

offshore1 wrote:
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No kidding. There's a deep dark story down there somewhere. Just doesn't make sense on the surface.
Decades of dysfunction playing out.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:35 am

When romanticism meets reality.
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:56 am

Cranked wrote:
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Here's a bit of it offy:
https://stabmag.com/news/pat-curren-nee ... your-help/
Only a breadcrumb. I googled that too, doesn't explain anything.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by marauding mullet » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:46 am

offshore1 wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:56 am
What stands out to me is, even those who seem to be on top of the world, have crosses to bear.
Never a truer word spoken, and it’s perversely comforting somehow.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:29 pm

offshore1 wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:56 am
Cranked wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:15 am
Here's a bit of it offy:
https://stabmag.com/news/pat-curren-nee ... your-help/
Only a breadcrumb. I googled that too, doesn't explain anything.
What stands out to me is, even those who seem to be on top of the world, have crosses to bear.
Yeah, as you say offy, just a breadcrumb, but these three stayed in my mind:

He was characteristically quiet, and carried himself with an utterly distinct and captivating blend of dignity and humility.

I am well aware of how hard it is for Pat and Mary to allow me to share some of their current situation - she’s been stoically resistant to offers of help for over 7 months now.

Mary told me once, “What people don’t understand about Pat is that he would give somebody the shirt right off his back with no idea if he’d get another one."
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:59 pm

All well and good Cranked, but where's Tom? I'm almost certain Karen is tied up in this somehow.

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