Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:08 pm

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by channels » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:20 pm

Heat 6 won with a score of 5.03....

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

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I liked yesterday better
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by foamy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:55 pm

The forecast doesn't have the swell changing direction. It's going to be an all closeout comp, I reckon.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by steve shearer » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:24 pm

total crapshoot.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by buddy » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:35 am

I thought Ace won his heat.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:42 am

Closeout beachbreaks have been a part of human culture from the beginning. These waves have been depicted in prehistoric cave paintings and rock art found all over the world. Closeout beachbreaks were sacred even to primitive forms of humans like the neanderthals. Many surf anthropologists believe that closeout beachbreaks played an integral role in the evolution of professional competition surfing and possibly the sport itself. Our capability to express ourselves on modern shortboards is possibly a result of our ape ancestors pulling into closeout beachbreaks and progressively getting weirder in the shorebreak somewhere. Mesoamerican cultures recognized that closeout beachbreaks did more than just break boards and fill cracks with sand, but put those who pulled into them in contact with a deeper external consciousness. Even today closeouts are being used by millions of surfers for spiritual and healing purposes. Magic Gabe Medina for the win at Peniche and the 2017 World Championship!

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by steve shearer » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:56 pm

I think lording it over neanderthals as some kind of primitive form of Human is deplorable Al.

They had bigger brains and were fitter.

And Homo Erectus made beautiful tools and hated closeouts......
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Cranked » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:11 pm

Surf anthropologists!
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:00 pm

and then wilfully cast aside

how dare you cheapen homo sapiens by comparison shearer. Honestly. Who invented the internal combustion engine. Not some neanderthal.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:16 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:56 pm
I think lording it over neanderthals as some kind of primitive form of Human is deplorable Al.

They had bigger brains and were fitter.

And Homo Erectus made beautiful tools and hated closeouts......
this homo erectus doesn't mind a closeout, to be honest.
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by steve shearer » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:47 pm

Home Erectus packs a close-out.

Sorry, just for a moment I imagined myself as Joe Turpel saying that to the girl at the check-out in Lennox IGA.
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:05 pm

Homo Erectus taps the top and finishes on the bricks!

yeah, it feels good to talk like Joe.
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by ctd » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:06 pm

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:15 pm

crabmeat thompson wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:05 pm
Homo Erectus taps the top and finishes on the bricks!

yeah, it feels good to talk like Joe.
Joe Turpel has passed the mortal veil and been transported to another world. His commentary in Portugal has been completely surreal. So much "packing"! So outright weird! No wonder shearer has gone off species.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by steve shearer » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:32 pm

I have come full circle with Joe.

I mean obviously he is a beautiful human, but I am appreciating his strange talents more and more.
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Beanpole » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:35 pm

So the Hawaiians didn't invent surfing because they were plagued by good surf and warm water. Now I understand.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by godsavethequeen » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:45 pm

I'm sorry but I can't stand idly by and let this revisionism happen. The Turpel-Potter axis is like watching hour after hour of two zoned out mental patients playing non-competitive ping pong. I'll allow that there's a sliver of pleasure to be derived from his on-wave calling but that literally makes up 0.17% of a typical heat. True story: last night, I cued up a vid on the WSL site of the Florence Rd3 heat and literally punched the air with delight that it was Blakey and Strider in the booth

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