Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:53 pm

fcuk! it has become a weird scene. Never before has it felt so divorced from the actual surfing experience. More than near divorced -- actually embracing its strangeness, willingly hurtling down a track entirely of its own devising, removed from any other impetus either surf-cultural or market driven.

so the global economy is beginning a real movement upward now. Will this be enough to convince some corpo lunatic to get on board this mad train?

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:00 pm

No
Erase.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by foamy » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:13 pm

Surfers seems such a heterogenous bunch that reference to a some sort of homogeneous surf culture seems delusory.
(which is possibly not what you implied, Nick, but I just felt like typing something because I'm drinking wine)

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:06 pm

Well I'm drinking wine and feel like typing something too! "The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths." It's from Pushkin but I read it in a Chekhov story the other day after seeing a Facebook friend's post about the gooseberry pie she cooked and took a picture of. It's probably relevant to the discussion we're having here.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by offshore1 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:53 am

I think I need more wine.
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by BA » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:54 pm

Finals and waves are craptacular.
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by BA » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:57 pm

Looks like the title race is going to Pipe.
crabmeat thompson wrote:
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trust me. there's nothing more satisfying than wanking out a load into the dry dust while the surrounding forest and wildlife burn to the ground around you.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by steve shearer » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:02 pm

fcuk these closeouts and fcuk everybody happy to see "relatable" conditions.
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by buddy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:15 pm

If this was Rio with identical waves, everyone would be whinging about it.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by BA » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:20 pm

Just for once, I'd like to hear one of them say, "it's actually really shit out there, we shouldn't have to compete in that", rather than "it's pretty tricky out there".
crabmeat thompson wrote:
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trust me. there's nothing more satisfying than wanking out a load into the dry dust while the surrounding forest and wildlife burn to the ground around you.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by No Pants Lance » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:30 pm

i switch over to "a current affair"

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by No Pants Lance » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:47 pm

oh dear, no.. that's off.
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by BA » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:55 pm

It's getting worse. Now massive rips are going through the line-up. Put a screen around this comp and put a bullet in her, she's done.
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trust me. there's nothing more satisfying than wanking out a load into the dry dust while the surrounding forest and wildlife burn to the ground around you.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Beanpole » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:58 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:02 pm
fcuk these closeouts and fcuk everybody happy to see "relatable" conditions.
:D

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Wubic Pig » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:39 pm

It's on ! - Funky Cold v Sushi Roll.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by black duck » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:51 pm

It's so shit
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Gumby » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:57 pm

Can someone remind Julian that surfing contests actually require you to catch waves, not just sit and watch them?

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Over55yrs » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:01 pm

And now the final in progress with Julian scoring a 1.00 while Medina has caught 10 waves including a 0.2 (just how bad is that)

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