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The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:41 pm
by pinhead
Just went up the road to check the Urbn surf Melbourne Surf pool. Quick report.

First thing I noticed pulling up outside was the noise They had it running and it sounds like the sea. Whats not like the sea is the relentlessness of it - its like an endless set. At the rate it was running today, I'm not sure they could fit enough surfers into the take off area to pick up all the waves being pumped out. We had a 20 knot southwesterly this afternoon and it was pretty chopped up at the bottom end but waves looked quite smashable up the top, however if I was paying top dollar I'd be going when there was less wind. Size is a good three feet on take off grading down slightly after about 50 metres. Urbn surf are saying there will be three distinct waves: experts , intermediates and beginners, but apart from the proper wave I could only see a short crumbly reform about 1- 2 ft high further down the pool. Unless they can lower the water level, it can't get any bigger than what I saw. The crest of the swell was only about a foot below the top of the wall. Although the wave is ready to rip, the place still looks like a construction site, buildings are mostly unfinished.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:06 pm
by tootr
“a good three feet”


Release the hounds!!!!

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:27 am
by Beanpole
So there would be enough waves for someone to catch 40 waves in 60 minutes...or would they have to share with other surfers?

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:33 am
by buddy
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:27 am
So there would be enough waves for someone to catch 40 waves in 60 minutes...or would they have to share with other surfers?
Sounds like that day godsave had in Wales.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:51 am
by Hatchnam
Were there many parking spots? Asking for a humoon

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:10 pm
by pinhead
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:27 am
So there would be enough waves for someone to catch 40 waves in 60 minutes...or would they have to share with other surfers?
Its like a conveyor belt of waves getting pumped out at an unnatural rate. By the time you finish your ride and paddled back to the take off point i'd say 15 waves would have been ridden behind you. The Tulla Tub is going to put 16 guys on each peak. Not sure it'd be 40 waves but that might be possible if you were super fit. The Melbourne Weekend warrior is going to be seriously challenged by that sort of tempo.
The biggest issue I see is people falling off and then getting run over by the guy behind - you'd have to scramble to get out of the way after a fall.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:14 pm
by pinhead
Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:51 am
Were there many parking spots? Asking for a humoon
People will come just for the parking. The Urbn surf car park is huge - also its on the edge of an airport/industrial zone with plenty of street parking to absorb overflow.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:42 pm
by bobjs
How did you get in to see it or can you see the waves from the road?

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:59 pm
by Beanpole
pinhead wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:51 am
Were there many parking spots? Asking for a humoon
People will come just for the parking. The Urbn surf car park is huge - also its on the edge of an airport/industrial zone with plenty of street parking to absorb overflow.
So you could drive down from Sydney for a morning surf if you liked driving long distances :-D-:

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:08 pm
by pinhead
bobjs wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:42 pm
How did you get in to see it or can you see the waves from the road?
You can see it from the road. There are some big rocks out front I could stand on to get a pretty good view.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:14 pm
by pinhead
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:59 pm
pinhead wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:51 am
Were there many parking spots? Asking for a humoon
People will come just for the parking. The Urbn surf car park is huge - also its on the edge of an airport/industrial zone with plenty of street parking to absorb overflow.
So you could drive down from Sydney for a morning surf if you liked driving long distances :-D-:
I could see a lot of people fitting in a surf as part of any trip to Melbourne. Lot of business trips involve having to kill an hour or two waiting for your flight.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:14 pm
by Hatchnam
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:59 pm
pinhead wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:51 am
Were there many parking spots? Asking for a humoon
People will come just for the parking. The Urbn surf car park is huge - also its on the edge of an airport/industrial zone with plenty of street parking to absorb overflow.
So you could drive down from Sydney for a morning surf if you liked driving long distances :-D-:
Pinhead. Was it an overcrowded close out?

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:27 pm
by Beanpole
Is it close to some kebab shops?

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:43 pm
by Hatchnam
Kebabs > Closeouts

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:14 pm
by Wyre
pinhead wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:14 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:59 pm
pinhead wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:51 am
Were there many parking spots? Asking for a humoon
People will come just for the parking. The Urbn surf car park is huge - also its on the edge of an airport/industrial zone with plenty of street parking to absorb overflow.
So you could drive down from Sydney for a morning surf if you liked driving long distances :-D-:
I could see a lot of people fitting in a surf as part of any trip to Melbourne. Lot of business trips involve having to kill an hour or two waiting for your flight.
Totally. I would, and I reckon they are smart cookies taking that into consideration. I heard somewhere that Syd-Melb flight is one of the worlds busiest. Could be big business!

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:39 pm
by tootr
Get that put on the expense account under an IT service invoice or somesuch and I’ll be surfing the bastard too.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:04 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
Plenty of conferences in Melbourne. Put it on ya tax.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:06 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
See! Nick was right. Tubs are our future!!