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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:41 am

swvic wrote:
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Polebean works for BOM?
No, I just create the weather.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:54 am

steve shearer wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:01 am
Nick Carroll wrote:
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Weather patterns for the rest of June look like they were drawn by a drunk. More spring than early winter.
So spring-like here.
smells, weather patterns, clouds in the sky; everything.
Our mulberry tree is covered in ripe fruit.
Never dropped it's leaves.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:44 am

Some of us might remember the last really epic June/July, in 2007. The way these patterns are evolving is almost the precise opposite of that year.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Trev » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:08 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:44 am
Some of us might remember the last really epic June/July, in 2007. The way these patterns are evolving is almost the precise opposite of that year.
Geez. I do remember that. We had just moved up here and I surfed pretty much every day for a couple of months. Thought I was in heaven. Since then, not so much. :-o
#sixfeetissixfeet!

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:39 pm

You're getting closer to heaven every day Trev.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Trev » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:19 pm

There's a heaven?
#sixfeetissixfeet!

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:21 pm

Interesting article on swellnet. Just checked mine. A Lost, 2 Chillis and a Psillakis. All real carbon. Wonder who’s using the fake stuff.

https://www.swellnet.com/news/design-ou ... on-patches

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:50 pm

I've been wondering for a long time now why they put the "carbon" fiber on the deck. Carbon fiber is much stronger than fiberglass when its in tension but not that much better than glass in compression, so shouldn't it be on the bottom where it will be more in tension than compression
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:46 am

this is the worst east coast low in modern history

it's worse than drunk Polebean algae thread bombing on weekends

It's worse than International Surfing Day

It's worse than third hand mid-length surfboards. Worse than "big wave" legropes in 2' surf. Worse than a half-dug wave pool.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by pinhead » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:55 am

BA wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Interesting article on swellnet. Just checked mine. A Lost, 2 Chillis and a Psillakis. All real carbon. Wonder who’s using the fake stuff.

https://www.swellnet.com/news/design-ou ... on-patches
Does anyone have one of those Thai made DHD EPS boards? They have a fairly decorative tail.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:55 pm

Photo posted of Scarborough Beach by a journo covering the origin. Reckon Legion’s been lying to us all this time. Check that tasty left up the beach

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:29 pm

All time!
Erase.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:54 pm

all time closeouts.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by channels » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:08 pm

BA wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Photo posted of Scarborough Beach by a journo covering the origin. Reckon Legion’s been lying to us all this time. Check that tasty left up the beach

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The left up the beach...Brighton. God that stretch is crap.

It's why there is so much desire to see Webber's artificial reef be legitimate.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:21 pm

Nothing is more tragic than seeing people flock to the latest fantasy drawing, only to (thankfully) forget all about it, until the next fantasy drawing.

These people who happily write about the latest fantasy drawing on some surf website or other. Have they ever allowed reality to impinge on the fantasy? Have they even considered the huge barriers to any kind of alteration of the coastline, anywhere the rule of law actually holds sway? Do they ever dig around to find out how much money has been invested by fairly normal, hopeful but not super investment savvy surfers in these fantasies? And how those investments are secured?

fuschia I am tempted to go dig around and find out.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:42 pm

I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:53 pm

what I mean by that is in my lifetime, less than a hundred Kays away there has been a huge coastal engineering project which involved four government bodies (NSW state govt, QLD state govt, Gold Coast City Council, Tweed shire council) and a private operator.
Rule of law?.....that was a legislative and administrative nightmare and they got through it.

And that followed on from another massive coastal engineering project up at Southport. Also in my lifetime.

Totally rejigged the coastline.


Both those projects created surf of almost unimaginable perfection and consistency.

Quite literally some of the best waves in the world.

Staggering engineering achievements.


In that context, a little Vwall or V reef at Tugun beach, say, is nothing.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:10 pm

channels wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:08 pm
BA wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Photo posted of Scarborough Beach by a journo covering the origin. Reckon Legion’s been lying to us all this time. Check that tasty left up the beach

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The left up the beach...Brighton. God that stretch is crap.

It's why there is so much desire to see Webber's artificial reef be legitimate.
I was checking this exact view at the same time as someone with a bunch of photography gear was taking a few pics. 8' 17s swell out to sea, 3' at Scarbs. The waves were shifting beach breaks, 50 out, 10m was the best ride I saw. only for the desperate IMHO
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