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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:13 pm

Are you talking about Mr snuffaluffagus?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:25 pm

Thud wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:02 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:04 pm
Long torso with stumpy bandy legs like a jockey has always been an asset....or at least not a deterant to a career in surfing.
Not according to MR
That would be the World Champ MR?
MR never actually struck me as being that particular build. Unlike Occy for example. I guess style and posture are at play.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:09 pm

Yes, Mark Richards.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Trev » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:47 am

One for boo

A SUNSHINE Coast university professor has been granted $1 million to find new ways to manage Australia's changing coastlines.

Professor Tim Smith, from USC's Sustainability Research Centre, will undertake a four-year Future Fellowship after he was allocated the funding by The Australian Research Council.

USC will contribute an additional $662,000 to the study.

Prof Smith said current strategies to manage problems like urbanisation and sea level rises were not working, and short-term solutions like seawalls were simply delaying the inevitable.

"Despite decades of coastal management, we are still failing to effectively respond to changes, and so the condition of the world's coasts continues to decline,” Prof Smith said.

"Quick fixes are not working, so it is imperative and urgent that we learn to become more adaptive and to embrace the uncertainty that lies ahead.”

Prof Smith aims to discover more adaptive solutions to climate change, population growth and urban development that could dramatically alter the way governments, councils and decision-makers respond.

"We hope to chart a new direction by embracing vulnerability and change to radically alter the theory and practice of climate change adaptation and coastal management,” he said.

The study will consider numerous factors including sea level rises, increased intensity of extreme events such as storm surges and flooding, rural-urban transitions, population growth and increased human consumption.

"The Australian coast is home to over 20 million Australians and intrinsically linked to our economy, industry, biodiversity, arts, lifestyle and cultural identity,” Prof Smith said.

"The way we adapt to this new future is going to be critical if we want to maintain our lifestyles and our livelihoods.

"Sea walls may be a quick fix, but they won't answer how we live with coastal change long-term and they won't allow our communities to build the resilience and flexibility for the change that lies ahead.”

The project will also employ a post-doctoral fellow and two PhD students. It builds on collaborations with Uppsala University in Sweden and RAND Corporation in the United States.

Prof Smith, Executive Dean of USC's Faculty of Arts, Business and Law, is on the International Scientific Steering committee of Future Earth Coasts and is a lead author of the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:01 am

Cheers Trev.
Tim's a good guy, very clever. Sounds like a great project, and that's a difficult grant to win.
I'll keep an eye out for any job ads.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:20 am

We could start by not building any more permanent structures within 250m of a high tide line.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:42 am

That horse has bolted, Nick.

And the majority of the east coast already has that policy, and has done for almost 10 years.
Implementation is another matter entirely, due to the domination of local governments (and state government donors) by developers, and politicians too scared to set a precedent.

And lol at permanent.
Most structures are built with a 30 year planning horizon, due to archaic assumptions about economic growth and the age of housing stock.
Start by fixing the discount rate used in policy appraisal.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:45 am

This is the video the WSL posted to announce that Caroline Marks won her US Open Rd 1 heat beating Sally and Bronte. This must be one of Caroline's best waves of the heat. I wonder if this is the type of thrills surfing will be offering Olympics viewers at Chiba.
https://mobile.twitter.com/wsl/status/1 ... 84/video/1

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:00 am

foamy wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:45 am
This is the video the WSL posted to announce that Caroline Marks won her US Open Rd 1 heat beating Sally and Bronte. This must be one of Caroline's best waves of the heat. I wonder if this is the type of thrills surfing will be offering Olympics viewers at Chiba.
https://mobile.twitter.com/wsl/status/1 ... 84/video/1
Oh shit, the commentary vs. the actuality.

I think surfers who pivot their turns instead of carving them should have points deducted.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:20 pm

The WSL drops this clip of a winning wave in Tatiana's exciting Rd 2 win.
https://mobile.twitter.com/wsl/status/1 ... 24/video/1

p.s. I'm not bagging women's surfing. It's just we are seeing what peak surfing looks like in poor waves. The harsher critics of the wave pool should perhaps be studying these clips.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:29 pm

Watch 80s footage of Occ or Tom Carroll in the same conditions and it's so much better than that.

Still shit to watch those conditions either way though.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:30 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:00 am
foamy wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:45 am
This is the video the WSL posted to announce that Caroline Marks won her US Open Rd 1 heat beating Sally and Bronte. This must be one of Caroline's best waves of the heat. I wonder if this is the type of thrills surfing will be offering Olympics viewers at Chiba.
https://mobile.twitter.com/wsl/status/1 ... 84/video/1
Oh shit, the commentary vs. the actuality.

I think surfers who pivot their turns instead of carving them should have points deducted.
How exactly would you perform a good carving turn in that dross?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:07 pm

Buddy I'm not a pro surfer, I'd probably do it worse. You've already noted above that Occ or Tom Carroll would do far better.

But as you asked, and with the hindsight of viewing that footage, I would try for one good carved turn and a floater on the foam at the end, instead of the two that she did. That would harness what little power there was in that section to maximum effect.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:20 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:07 pm
Buddy I'm not a pro surfer, I'd probably do it worse. You've already noted above that Occ or Tom Carroll would do far better.

But as you asked, and with the hindsight of viewing that footage, I would try for one good carved turn and a floater on the foam at the end, instead of the two that she did. That would harness what little power there was in that section to maximum effect.
Fair enough.
I feel there would have been no time for a carve + floater, and a carve would have looked weak in that wave anyway.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:33 pm

Caroline Marks pivots on her backhand but is more carvey on her forehand. That's probably what most do.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:55 pm

Caroline Marks has a very crook style.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:00 pm

How come you aren't doing the US open recaps, Steve?
Not holding enough oxy?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:05 pm

I'm stretched just doing the CT's Boo, trying to cover QS's would be a bona fide way of going insane.
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