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Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:55 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
Cranked wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:57 pm
godsavethequeen wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:16 pm
I firmly stand by my comment that without JJF (and, OK, Medina too) this so-called day of days would have been reduced to a freak show, notable only for the apparent inability of the professionals either to plan for or to surf in a scoreable fashion waves that were outside of their comfort zones and for the admittedly rather delicious schadenfreude of watching them get repeatedly pasted. Most of the surfing was simply awful
Yep, it was great fun watching though! I reckon they should have more comps in big shitty conditions
Fucken oath
Big shitty conditions rule

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:02 pm
by foamy
I don't reckon GSTQ fully understands how difficult those conditions are to surf.

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:06 pm
by godsavethequeen
Why do you think that foamy?

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:09 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
Cos you’re a lily livered sap sucker?

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:09 pm
by godsavethequeen
Apart from that

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:19 pm
by black duck
lol

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:29 pm
by foamy
Because context is important.

Because, when you say, “Most of the surfing was simply awful”, it’s a bit like saying, I've been looking at those winning mud runner kilometre split times and I beat them at the local oval last Saturday just doing a few laps!

It doesn’t help that, when you are paddling in those conditions with just your head raised a foot off the deck to get an overview, you really can't see what is going on.

When Maurice Cole was asked would today be like 1981 Bells, he said, No, it will be 10 times harder to surf.

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:42 pm
by godsavethequeen
So what? JJF, Medina and to a lesser extent Owen Wright showed that high performance, genuinely exciting surfing was possible out there. Most of the rest - people who do this for a living, let's not forget - just looked pitiful by comparison, whether through lack of preparation, poor board choices or just not being good enough.

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:45 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
3 good guys and 41 guys getting pounded. That’s entertainment!

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:02 pm
by godsavethequeen
Isn't that the opening scene from Alpaca Bukkaka?

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:34 am
by Legion
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Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:16 am
by Beerfan
Steve nailed it in his article. I watched most of the heats but missed the Italo drama. JJF and Medina just looked a step above.

Why on earth was Owens spare not waxed?! Lol

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:17 am
by steve shearer
there was so much slapstick and genuine drama. It was beautiful to watch.

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:19 am
by Beerfan
steve shearer wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:17 am
there was so much slapstick and genuine drama. It was beautiful to watch.

What happened with italo not getting picked up? And jordy?

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:55 am
by Drailed
steve shearer wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:15 pm
had a lot of fun today Loof, thanks for being here on this journey.
We have an unbreakable bond brother.

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:22 am
by Cranked
First heat. Bell's is a pretty average wave eh?

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:24 am
by Cranked
In these conditions anyway. Maybe as the tide drops?

Re: Bells Beach

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:28 am
by channels
Beerfan wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:16 am
Steve nailed it in his article. I watched most of the heats but missed the Italo drama. JJF and Medina just looked a step above.

Why on earth was Owens spare not waxed?! Lol
Yep, huge conditions, boards getting snapped everywhere and your back up is not waxed. They call themselves professional?