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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:52 pm

Saw a guy about a week ago down the beach spinning his arms around like a windmill before going for a surf. I mean really spinning fast mimicking paddling. Now Ive seen some kooky warm up exercises over the years but since when do you need to warm up to paddle?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:21 pm

Portugal is on and looking horrible. Solid closeouts on a dead low tide with cross-shore winds. Halfway through first heat and noone has made a wave.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:34 pm

Day 1 of the big wave challenge at Peahi was on today. Looked pretty bloody big. Replay on Fox tonight at 7.30.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:41 pm

I found it got boring real quick.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:55 pm

what a ghastly tragedy for the Sport, the Australian Open is no more.

Destination NSW withdrew their funding, following Hurley out the door. Then so did the council.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by No Pants Lance » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:46 pm

The Sport you say? ... who else on the inter webs and beyond cares?... no, seriously, I'm interested.
Hurley? why?
Which council?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:01 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:55 pm
what a ghastly tragedy for the Sport, the Australian Open is no more.

Destination NSW withdrew their funding, following Hurley out the door. Then so did the council.
The waves were utter shit each year. That wouldn't have helped.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:09 pm

No Pants Lance wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:46 pm
The Sport you say? ... who else on the inter webs and beyond cares?... no, seriously, I'm interested.
Hurley? why?
Which council?
Well the Australian Open was a bit of a conceit based on the US Open at Huntington

Prime movers included IMG, Hurley, Billabong, Destination NSW and the then Manly Council. This was a few years back.

They envisaged an event that was more Culture than Sport. Music, skate, art, blah blah blah

It was set at North Steyne in February. The first year or so it got by on novelty. Various tricks of the trade were tried.

I think over time the whole thing was exposed by itself. "Culture" in this context is a con. It fell back on Sport, but this was a shit QS6000 in North Steyne February beachbreaks, two weeks before a CT at Snapper.

In the end nobody thought it mattered enough to save it.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:36 pm

The Australian Open... damn, didnt even know it exiated.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Davros » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:40 pm

Says a bit really

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:43 pm

Well you know I hate to break it to Realsurf but can I tell you, you guys are not the target of very much in surf marketing.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:50 pm

That's just as well.....we are a bunch of tight wads. Hatchie even steals other people's thongs.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:58 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Well you know I hate to break it to Realsurf but can I tell you, you guys are not the target of very much in surf marketing.
Without the slightest trace of irony....maybe they should be.

The massive liquidity sloshing through the Aus/global economy is baby boomer wealth... not millenial or GenY .

Businesses targeting baby boomers: housing, home reno, travel etc etc are ......booming.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:01 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Well you know I hate to break it to Realsurf but can I tell you, you guys are not the target of very much in surf marketing.
No need to be bitchy about it, just saying I never heard of the thing.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Davros » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:00 pm

Tell that to Mctavish and co.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by No Pants Lance » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:08 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:09 pm
No Pants Lance wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:46 pm
The Sport you say? ... who else on the inter webs and beyond cares?... no, seriously, I'm interested.
Hurley? why?
Which council?
Well the Australian Open was a bit of a conceit based on the US Open at Huntington

Prime movers included IMG, Hurley, Billabong, Destination NSW and the then Manly Council. This was a few years back.

They envisaged an event that was more Culture than Sport. Music, skate, art, blah blah blah

It was set at North Steyne in February. The first year or so it got by on novelty. Various tricks of the trade were tried.

I think over time the whole thing was exposed by itself. "Culture" in this context is a con. It fell back on Sport, but this was a shit QS6000 in North Steyne February beachbreaks, two weeks before a CT at Snapper.

In the end nobody thought it mattered enough to save it.
what was that faux film critic's line from a cartoon show you mentioned somewhere else? ' I'd quote it here.

Seriously though, sad, but true. Who really gives a fcuk about the 'culture' of surfing in the context of any public exposition aside from sponsors and flaky hangers on?
I haven't seen anything about the outcome of that naff Surfing World festival down the coast from a couple of months back.
What did it achieve?
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The Australian Open... damn, didnt even know it exiated.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by black duck » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:41 pm

exiated. nice Looof. I'm pretty exiated right now, regardless that it has no meaning.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:57 pm

The only thing worse than the Australian Open was those ridiculous airshows they used to have. I think they had one in Bondi when I was living there and I chose to slam my dick in my front door rather than watch it.

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