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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:26 pm

I enjoy your little vignettes foamy.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:21 pm

It’s good to hear an interview with a Balinese surfer. Cranked, do you know this bloke?

https://youtu.be/9ibiIYF9H3g

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:51 pm

foamy wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:21 pm
It’s good to hear an interview with a Balinese surfer. Cranked, do you know this bloke?

https://youtu.be/9ibiIYF9H3g
I've seen him around foamy, mainly with his surf school guys at various breaks. He's from Bingin - a break that I rarely surf as its a real crowd of hot locals all compressed into a very small area.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:51 pm

Mick Fanning’s mother was the guest on Conversations (ABC radio) today.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:58 pm

Why?
Genuine question, is she known for something else?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:12 pm

I don’t think so. I don’t think there’s even a book. It was a decent listen while I was cooking though.

Her being a community nurse for the poor in Birmingham, migrating to Australia, 5 kids, the breakdown of the marriage and dealing with the repercussions of that, being a mental health services manager in a number of locations, Mick’s rise to glory, being Mick’s manager throughout his career, the unexpected death of 2 sons. Sharks etc. It’s mostly not specifically about Mick, except as one of her children. A women’s life.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:48 pm

I did not know she was a Pom.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by swvic » Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:02 pm

Funny how little we know of people. Just about everyone has a radio conversation in them. At least once they’ve lived a bit
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:53 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:48 pm
I did not know she was a Pom.
Yes, a Pom. But very much an Irish Pom.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:44 pm

Losing two kids. Jesus, tough going for a mother/parent.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:19 pm

Everyone's lives are epic.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:43 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:19 pm
Everyone's lives are epic.
That's a most excellent perspective Nick
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:44 pm

foamy wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:53 pm
steve shearer wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:48 pm
I did not know she was a Pom.
Yes, a Pom. But very much an Irish Pom.
Mick’s got the flag of his clan on his inner arm.
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How about tame down the scatter gun must consecutively post on every thread behaviour you compulsive mongoloid.
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Actually, that’s interesting. Take note, beanpole

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:00 am

Yeah, Mum would describe herself as an Irishwoman ahead of being an Englishwoman. And Fanno’s dad was an Irishman.
As I recall, Fanno’s Mum’s only comment about Mick’s surfing style when he first got sponsored at about age 12.
He surfed like a duck with his arms, but he had speed.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:14 pm

Small shitty waves this morning so had a quick surf with my son and then we dumped the boards on the beach and did a few swim outs from the shore out the back and then in again as his confidence is growing in the surf but he doesnt really spend much time swimming. Must make a habit of taking his board off him and making him swim in.
Trev wrote:I have always had a lot of time for Dick
smnmntll wrote:Got one in the mouth once, that was pretty memorable

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:21 pm

You should guest train Nick's squad, teach them a thing or two about being a waterman

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:38 pm

This is heartwarming. I can see a feature article or perhaps a novel in the making here.
Maybe a podcast.
Eat some steak and stop being a whiny little cnut.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:35 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:19 pm
Everyone's lives are epic.
Not really, in fact, hardly at all.

Unless you count lives of "quiet desperation" epic.

Most people are boring as batshit, and quite stupid.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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