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princess margaret river pro

Post by steve shearer » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:56 pm

if my observations about Slater losing control of his fundamentals are correct then Margaret river, where on the right hander it's two turns and a finish, will expose him even more brutally.
all bets are off if it's at North Point
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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by Beerfan » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:00 pm

What's the forecast like? I've stupidly been conned into a tipping comp. I was a much much better footy player than I am a surfer, and have always gone shit in footy tipping comps so fkukk knows why I joined a bloody surfing tipping comp, but anyway, I'll have a crack.
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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by Drailed » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:24 pm

Jesus, the only thing that validates marga being on tour is Rio.
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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by steve shearer » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:38 pm

nonsense.
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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by steve shearer » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:39 pm

it's a tricky, complex, open ocean reef that rewards really strong surfing fundamentals and looks dreamy as fcuk with that backlit Indian ocean in the afternoon. There's always plenty of waves ridden because it's a proper surf spot.
Nice time zone for east coast viewing too.
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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by Drailed » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:00 pm

Thats funny because the only comps I can remember watching there have been dogs balls.
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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by steve shearer » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:01 pm

you surfed it?
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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:01 pm

I think it is a bit of a wild card event. Form swings etc. Looks like a lot of offshore winds and small pulses of swell.

To me Bells is gonna be the big Tell event in Oz this year, I'm going to that one start to finish.

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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by Drailed » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:07 pm

steve shearer wrote:you surfed it?
Nope, never surfed over there.

I pretty sure I remember last years comp being really poor though... seemed like I wasnt the only one who think it too
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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by Beanpole » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:07 pm

The Box?

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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by Drailed » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:19 pm

Jesus that was shithouse.
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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by crabmeat thompson » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:24 am

meh ... both bells and margs are totally dependant on getting pretty much perfect waves.

unike snapper, or tahiti, fiji etc where as long as there's swell, the waves work ... margs and bells needs winds, swell direction and swell to be remotely anything.

margs is a wave where surfing it is a battleground. watching people surf it, is a snooze fest. long way out, three taps to the lip and fattens out into the channel.

is it true the left barely even breaks anymore? what happened there?
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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by buddy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:29 am

I think the lefts just became obsolete most of the time due to the way modern surfing is scored.

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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by swvic » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:39 am

I'd love to see it at solid Nth Point

Re Bells, the later Easter is, the better the waves. More chance of swell and favourable winds. In fact, they should think about dispensing with tradition and just run it starting mid April anyway. Moon phase good this year so it is a mid April start
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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by channels » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:08 pm

The Box was great, watching a bunch of goofies struggle until Owen just went deeper and got it done. And Mellings wipeout was epic.

As for Margs, having surfed it and being an average surfer, it's a hard wave to surf well. The small ones are still big, the big ones are huge and you're a mile out to sea. It may not be a great contest wave under modern criteria but I certainly appreciate good surfing there more than other places.

Love to see it at North Point although doubt the swell will be big enough. The natural footers have an enormous advantage there though.

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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by saltman » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:29 pm

Agree the Channels
Margaret's lefts is a great wave to surf
Big drops - and bottom turns that are etched in your memory
but it doesnt suit the scoring criteria of the CT
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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by steve shearer » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:00 pm

terrible wave for modern shortboarding, great wave for mid-length single fins.
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Re: princess margaret river pro

Post by Drailed » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:05 pm

Re Brian and Bells... when Bells is on though.... holy fuschia how good is it.
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