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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:22 am
by foamy
Most viewers seem to have found the wave pool comps boring.
What’s the best thing about pro surfing compared to other sports. The vagaries of the ocean.
What’s the worst thing about pro surfing compared to other sports. The vagaries of the ocean.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:31 am
by Trev
Can't bring myself to watch it.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:55 am
by foamy
Gee whiz, the rumour is true. Mick Fanning will be competing as a wildcard in the WSL’s Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic.
Not very forward looking. It will capture a few eyeballs though.

Louis Hynd and Jacob Willcox (Rip Curl’s other male aussie surfers who aren’t already competing) will be a bit disappointed.
Of course, Steve says Mick still outsurfs the current WSL surfers at Lennox.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:13 pm
by Thud
Mick is the Cooper Cronk of surfing. You have to acknowledge he’s awesome but, he’s boring to watch.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:46 pm
by foamy
I’m a Fanno fan, but I have zero desire to see him surf another heat. What’s the point?
I also reckon this cameo wasn’t Fanno’s idea.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:42 pm
by Yuke Hunt
foamy wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:46 pm
I’m a Fanno fan, but I have zero desire to see him surf another heat. What’s the point?
I also reckon this cameo wasn’t Fanno’s idea.
I think he'd originally agreed to do the Bells contest, being the 60th Anniversary year and all, but when it was canned, well NN it is then.

It'll be interesting to see.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:43 pm
by Yuke Hunt

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:10 pm
by buddy
I thought it was great.
Big, clean, best air by far in a comp by the chicks so far (that I’m aware of).

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:21 pm
by channels
Good on her. I'm surprised with how hard the women rip that it was the first one in a comp.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:26 pm
by buddy
It wasn't the first one in comp, but it was the best one.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:30 pm
by Drailed
Fcccck surfline. Coastalwatch was way better.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:45 pm
by buddy
Coastalwatch had been shit for years as well though.
I’d only venture over there if Nick linked his article in here.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:37 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
Yes as far as interface for how the surf is, and how it will be for the week, coastalwatch was heaps better. Fcuck all those graphs n shit

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:05 pm
by foamy
Someone posted this Caio Ibelli instagram link on Swellnet.
Caio is saying it’s his first wave at North Narra for 10 years. Good memories. Coming 3rd in his debut on the international stage in a junior contest.

His first wave there in 10 years is a pretty decent wave!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNj-lJ7Ha8h ... mkqa7bz92x

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:23 pm
by alakaboo
I could see about 8 moments in that ride where I would've gone over the handlebars.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:41 pm
by jimmy
Shame it won’t be anything like that for the comp.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:54 pm
by Lucky Al
I would love to see some of the top foreign guys like Gabriel, Italo and John John come down and surf Sandon on a good day!

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:58 pm
by Lucky Al
They would just be all CRACK!!! WHAM!! SCHRALP! WHOOSH... POW-POW-POW! Wheee! Wah... Whoops! Plus it's a natural amphitheatre - would be fun to see.