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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:22 am
by Wyre
Bloody awesome NC. I'd never have known that surfboard move (with a non conscious person).

Might need to practise it a few times

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:27 pm
by Nick Carroll
I dislike looking at long range charts, it's like being a little kid before Christmas hoping you'll get what you asked for

Here's a LR chart for late February
Image

This low is a redeveloped tropical cyclone that is progged to begin way the hell out near the Cook Islands, intensify as it moves south of Fiji, and carry all the way to where it is on this map. It aims a broad band of ESE and ENE winds at the whole Australian east coast for a period of several days. If this happens, everywhere will be hammered by one of the best easterly swells of the century along with light to mod-fresh SW/SE winds.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:42 pm
by No Pants Lance
Nick Carroll wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:55 pm
continuing the CW education effort

https://www.coastalwatch.com/surfing/25 ... tant-skill
Wyre wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:22 am
Bloody awesome NC. I'd never have known that surfboard move (with a non conscious person).

Might need to practise it a few times
yeah do. it's worth it.

yeah, t'was a good presentation.
particulary the fact size and strength aren't essential - good use of young'ns to demonstrate this.
And the most important advice, applicable to so many emergency situations, stay calm, don't rush into things. This should be the fist response in any critical situation.

And, using a victims own mass (leverage) to lift or move them - utilising the board in a surf zone as shown, or a couple of lengths of rope each end (upper and lower body) as leverage into a boat, is a handy skill.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:59 pm
by Nick Carroll
but if you're trying to rescue trev during this approaching swell event, don't do the surfboard roll-on technique, just wave for the jet ski

Because it's gonna take the two rope method as espoused by NPL above

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:00 pm
by Nick Carroll
his new nickname will be Two Rope Trev.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:41 pm
by Trev
Nick Carroll wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:59 pm
but if you're trying to rescue trev during this approaching swell event, don't do the surfboard roll-on technique, just wave for the jet ski

Because it's gonna take the two rope method as espoused by NPL above
You'll have to rescue me from the headland with my camera. :-o

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:19 pm
by channels
Nick Carroll wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:27 pm
I dislike looking at long range charts, it's like being a little kid before Christmas hoping you'll get what you asked for

Here's a LR chart for late February
Image

This low is a redeveloped tropical cyclone that is progged to begin way the hell out near the Cook Islands, intensify as it moves south of Fiji, and carry all the way to where it is on this map. It aims a broad band of ESE and ENE winds at the whole Australian east coast for a period of several days. If this happens, everywhere will be hammered by one of the best easterly swells of the century along with light to mod-fresh SW/SE winds.
I'll have to check charts but didn't TC Gita sit in a similar position and was hyped yet delivered bugger all.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:47 pm
by Nick Carroll
No wind band like the one illustrated by that weather map would deliver bugger all.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:50 pm
by Nick Carroll
Like - look at the wind band east of the low. 35-knot winds blowing across a fetch maybe 700nm long and similarly wide. Remember this fetch has been moving toward the Aust coast for five days. The swell generated by such winds would have a top end period of 17 seconds and be anywhere from 10-12’ in the open ocean.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:51 pm
by Nick Carroll
But it’s a way the fcuk out there prog so it doesn’t count yet.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:51 am
by offshore1
I'd like to see what Longtard has to say about this.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:32 pm
by Nick Carroll
just to drop the fcuken hammer again

I've been on a transition surf movie bender and that seq of MP at Kirra on Morning of the Earth is still a complete jaw dropper. Go to 43min and something on here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak-ZsAB ... ture=share

Like four years before this was shot, pretty much every surfer in the world was riding loggers. Now, MP, 19 years old and just crackling with energy and style, is lining up Kirra like a gunslinger. You can just smell the surfing being invented as it happens on screen.

It's funny eh Alby just kind of stumbled across the day this was shot, it wasn't set up at all. And the ftg is not at all nostalgic, it's just kind of raw and brilliant.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:04 pm
by Drailed
Oh dear, Nicks binge watching Morning of The Earth. How will this end?

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:16 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
Typical pommie cnut ignorance

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:18 pm
by Hatchnam
Drailed wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Oh dear, Nicks binge watching Morning of The Earth. How will this end?
Might help him smooth his style out ;)

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:22 pm
by Drailed
:lol:

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:33 pm
by Nick Carroll
my god this site is a Kook Haven isn't it

I mean drailed stand up for god's sake.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:35 pm
by Hatchnam
Loofy laughing and Nick biting.

It was a guaranteed result.