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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:04 am
by Cranked
In the wet season, especially in the early morning, and still just every now and again, the sky clears and you can see the line of volcanoes in east Java and northern Bali:

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:10 am
by marauding mullet
Great pic cranked, have witnessed that myself a few times, it's fleeting.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:23 am
by Beanpole
V. Nice.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:40 am
by Cranked
marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:10 am
Great pic cranked, have witnessed that myself a few times, it's fleeting.
Obscured by cloud. I've probably only seen it a dozen or so times during all my stays in Bali

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:50 pm
by Beanpole
This just reminded me of the time we drove out to Dreamland to have a look before it was completed. The big statue was already there. There was just one other van and I think they might have been tripping. They all said, “Look up at the sun.”
Not usually a good idea but it had a rainbow halo around it. Presumably from all the jet fuel in the atmosphere.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:19 am
by Over55yrs
Reminds us of our mortality - 2 surf related deaths on one day

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/two ... 57ghd.html

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:30 am
by Beanpole
Yep. Hat Head isn’t the easiest place to get an ambulance either. I don’t think they even have an SLSC do they?
Pretty sure they meant Crescent. Killick Beach stretches from Crescent right around to Hat Head. It’s in Hat Head National Park.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:34 pm
by buddy
Lennox been onshore but contestable all long weekend with more to come and offshore by the end of the week.
Would have been better than Newy in this period.
I wonder what the WSL would have done about sharks since drones would have been completely useless with the water quality.
I'm not worried about them out there but to run an event there bit hard to give confidence to the surfers about risk particularly the surfers that have already shown they don't want to surf with any shark risk.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:28 pm
by Beanpole
Swells starting to Jack up down here.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:10 pm
by Over55yrs
Different view to buddy's from Steve (?) over on Swellnet:

"man, they would have been so skunked at Lennox.
hasn't been a surf day all waiting period so far. end to end onshore and chocolate brown floodwaters."

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:19 pm
by Yuke Hunt
Over55yrs wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:10 pm
Different view to buddy's from Steve (?) over on Swellnet:

"man, they would have been so skunked at Lennox.
hasn't been a surf day all waiting period so far. end to end onshore and chocolate brown floodwaters."
No mention of realestate ?

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:55 pm
by Beanpole
It’s supposed to crank right up isn’t it?
My Spanish Version of Magic Seaweed said 5-9ft.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:52 pm
by Over55yrs
The other Steve's final words on today's Newy comp:

not really. Kissed by the Angels though.
Bells has been shit. it hasn't stopped raining and howling onshore at Lennox..
they done good.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:25 pm
by buddy
It has been raining and onshore but I think there's been fun surf that the pros would have ripped up and should be some good surf ahead within the waiting period.

The water quality hasn't been that bad north of flatty the last week in my experience, brown though.

Newy was decent for the contest today and a better location for viewing and having the comp in general.

The pass has been way better than Lennox though.
You could never foresee that you could run a whole shortboard contest at the pass within a waiting period, crazy.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:10 pm
by Trev
Many of you will remember otway1949.
He and his wife moved to Austria a few years ago. (Home for her).

River surfing is a big thing over there.
Not content with the natural flows, they actually build river waves like this one.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:12 pm
by Beanpole
Those crazy Austrians with their river surfing.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:17 pm
by Trev
The Munich one was the first I heard about. Didn't realize it's also man made.
Interesting history here. (Bloody goat boaters)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisbach_(Isar)

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:04 am
by channels
1st heat of the day in Newcastle, 3 waves ridden in the 1st 16 minutes. It amazes me they flog a dead horse with this format.