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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:29 pm

actually on the long long range there's something a bit serious for Tahiti

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:43 pm

Drailed wrote:
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yeah they might get bogged hey. Sorta looks like the whole thing disintegrates after about the 17th

Nick you are a 60 year old journalist and still saying "hey" after sentence. Knock it on the head.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:35 am

Steve. Was the English Channel slop you surfed something like this ?

https://youtu.be/Y73VJ40KYQo
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:43 am

Oh god. And a dozen people out
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ajohnsen » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:32 am

Is that the equivalent of, say, a Brazilian footballer who learns his (or her, you sexist cnuts) craft using sub-standard equipment in sub-standard conditions and then he (or she) absolutely canes it when he (or she) gets Lennox at 4-6' on some Pyzel thing?

Thought not.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:44 am

Hatchnam wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:35 am
Steve. Was the English Channel slop you surfed something like this ?

https://youtu.be/Y73VJ40KYQo
As shit as that is I have seen Sydney beaches easily as crowded in as bad conditions.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:00 am

Haha that's totally my surfing life.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:26 am

Well at least you've been using the right equipment all these years Leeg. 5'10" x 19" x 1 and seven eighths. Nails it.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:26 am

Hatchnam wrote:
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Steve. Was the English Channel slop you surfed something like this ?

https://youtu.be/Y73VJ40KYQo
that looks like a good day at Boscombe pier.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:32 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:29 pm
actually on the long long range there's something a bit serious for Tahiti
I don't see anything except a blocking high in the worst possible position.

gunna be 10 foot at least on this next swell.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:46 am

Have another look like out there mid-event

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:17 am

Or maybe they oughta move the whole thing to Cloudbreak and make up for the ancient humiliation of the Volcom Pro

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:15 am

looks like a better forecast now, a mixed bag of weird swells but they'll get it done.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by tootr » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:31 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
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Or maybe they oughta move the whole thing to Cloudbreak and make up for the ancient humiliation of the Volcom Pro
That the one where the pros didn’t have the right boards so couldn’t go out?
But a whole bunch of other guys were right there with the right boards?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:48 am

Yep, Loofy and Iggy trading tow in duties. Shamed the CT that day.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:18 am

tootr wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:31 am
Nick Carroll wrote:
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Or maybe they oughta move the whole thing to Cloudbreak and make up for the ancient humiliation of the Volcom Pro
That the one where the pros didn’t have the right boards so couldn’t go out?
But a whole bunch of other guys were right there with the right boards?
That’s the one when the organisers called it off for the day then 30 big wave guys and a quarter of the tour charged it.

The wind was a bit wrong and then went very right.

The whole thing was held up as an example of pro surfers being chicken shit which I thought was a very cheap shot taken by people who wouldn’t ride waves a quarter that size.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:19 am

Correction, one eighth that size.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:29 pm

I saw it mostly held up as an example of a sport and it's prize athletes who didn't have a clue.

I mean, that swell was on the charts for at least a week and both organisers and surfers seemed woefully underprepared when it hit.

Total bush league stuff.
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