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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:34 am

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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:36 am

Keep up the good work, The Mighty.

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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by Legion » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:41 am

It's a guy who owns an independent surf shop but he would have no links to the tub, except he'd know the guys who were trying to do one here. I used to surf with him a lot several years ago and we're the same age and similar ability.

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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:55 am

Did Wooly post on here for a while?

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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by ledtool » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:25 pm

pinhead wrote:
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Seen some interesting amateur footage. Looks really crowded in the takeoff area with a full crew out. Waves look a lot more warbly too than all the promo stuff.
Found this on the Tube. Surfing starts at 8:00

https://youtu.be/teQ2UmsSkWY

Does look warbly. Also notice guys bogging top turns further in.
Just looks like the winds into it.
Got a session booked on the right next Monday forecast is for dead onshore. Will post report
How was it? I had a friend surf it this morning that said it was very fun and harder than he thought it would be. But he isn’t the greatest surfer..

Planning a session once school holidays are over.

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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by pinhead » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:34 pm

Not a great intro to the Tub - smoke was really bad yesterday - air quality rated very poor. High pollen count triggers my asthma but it didn't occur to me that smoke would do the same so I didn't take a puffer. Was a bit weazy when I got there but decided to go out anyway and had a terrible session. the take off is a lot harder than it looks. I couldn't paddle with any power and blew half my waves. Also I think I had the wrong board, kept getting hung up in the lip - I noticed the other newbies doing the same. Have another session booked for Thursday. Hopefully, the air quality will be better and I can give it a proper go and a proper review.
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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by offshore1 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:55 pm

What's the right board, pinny?

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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by pinhead » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:27 pm

offshore1 wrote:
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What's the right board, pinny?
I know I'll be pilloried for this but ... Hypto crypto or Cymatic. Basically something short, that planes quickly, and releases in the pocket.
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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by bobjs » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:18 pm

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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by Trev » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:20 pm

Google says Katy Perry.
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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by Beanpole » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:55 pm

You had to ask. I'd know that talent anywhere. Songs not so much.

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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by pinhead » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:57 pm

Ok had a better session today only a bit of smoke and no asthma.

The facility itself has a contemporary surf retail vibe. It feels like you're on the beach with people getting ready to go out and coming in, boards lying everywhere and so on - but you're not, you're beside a concrete lined swimming pool. Myself and my fellow surfers all seemed to be a little weirded out by the experience - a bit of cognitive dissonance creating an uncertain mood.

The waves come in sets with a wait for the turbulence to settle after each one. Paddling out is a doodle, you zip along on the rip created by water from the previous set draining back into the deep channel. The current also runs toward the breaking wave. If you fall off halfway down the line, Its very difficult to paddle to the shoulder and back to the channel, because of this - you are instructed to get washed into the lagoon after a fall. When the machine starts up, water and anything floating too close to the wave generator gets sucked toward the protective mesh - this is pretty disconcerting at first. It took me a couple of failed attempts to figure out how to catch the wave - you don't really have a sensation of planning - you basically have to paddle hard to stay at the bottom of a lump of water as it stands up and get to your feet quickly - then it feels like a normal wave. Its a little difficult to stay in the pocket to find power in the wave, for turns. Today I got more waves than I could handle - we didn't have a full crew (the left is less popular) but I noticed the staff joined the session and were snagging a few waves that perhaps could have been ridden by paying customers.

I was pretty knackered during and after the session. Your enjoyment level will depend on how fit you are. I prepaid for a bunch of sessions so I'm hoping to lose a fortnight of doing nothing but lazing around guzzling ale and eating rich food and then hit the ocean when the school hols are over.

They have a photo service and the photog is pretty good - although he did manage to make me look like Worm tongue from Lord of the Rings. (see below) However I've decided to cultivate this expression to discourage drop ins when I'm in the ocean.

So is it worth it? Yes if you can afford it, its a good way to keep your hand in.

However as an urban cube monkey I noticed I didn't get the same satisfaction that emersion in nature brings. I'm guessing people who live near the beach and surf crowded line ups, will actually enjoy it more just for the wave count.

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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by black duck » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:11 pm

Nice one pinny. The second rs member to surf an artificial wave (that I know of). Good review.
Don’t think I’ll ever do it.
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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by buddy » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:16 pm

Yep, thanks pinhead

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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by Cranked » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:51 pm

Pinny, it sounds like you're adapting to its quirks and starting to enjoy it, or at least see some potential?
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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by Trev » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:06 pm

Keep the reports coming mate.
Be interesting to see how you adapt to it over time.
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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by channels » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:15 pm

Pinny, I was looking at times for a few work trips I need to do soon.

Were you on intermediate or advanced?

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Re: The Tulla Tub

Post by pinhead » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:36 pm

channels wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:15 pm
Pinny, I was looking at times for a few work trips I need to do soon.

Were you on intermediate or advanced?
I was on the advanced session.
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