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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:04 pm
by Drailed
I reckon Nick has got a naturally high pitched voice and he has been working on lowering it for the past 35 years.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:35 pm
by channels
Wyre wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:01 pm
I hope to god that you sound like Michael Caine, Drailed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFIQIpC5_wY
He's more Terry from The Minder

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:49 pm
by Beanpole
I thought he looked like a young Chips Rafferty.....or.Sean Connery :-D-:

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:55 am
by Drailed
Have we met beanpole??

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:33 pm
by Lucky Al
From the World Surf League site:

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:42 pm
by Beanpole
Drailed wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:55 am
Have we met beanpole??
Talking about Mr Carroll rather than you, Loof. I imagine you as more a Benny Hill, Syd James cross.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:55 pm
by Nick Carroll

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
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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.