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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:45 pm

Steve Shearer

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C’mon down Steve. Get amongst the shits n giggles. The latest craze is laughing at Wales. You know how that goes.
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My beef has always and only been with the realistic range available to the average Sydney working stiff
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:49 pm

I thought he would have signed in to turn his activity status off.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:59 pm

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:38 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:57 am


I do have the slightly subversive thought that maybe a lot of Australia's really good surf is actually a bit much for a lot of its modern surfing population and that many surfers are a bit scared of the good days.
No shame in sitting it out, iggy. Know your limits, right. And no need to make excuses, you’re among friends here
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:42 pm

Carroll’s right.
“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far” — THEODORE ROOSVELT

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:19 pm

8.30am starts and 5.30pm finish Mon to Fri. Not much scope to surf during the week these days.

Anyway. Tell me what my limits are Godsave?
godsavethequeen wrote:
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My beef has always and only been with the realistic range available to the average Sydney working stiff
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:55 pm

Good luck scoring a set wave at The Bra when it's good. Better chance at other East Suburbs breaks....and that's Fcuk all.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:08 am

Hatchnam wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:19 pm
8.30am starts and 5.30pm finish Mon to Fri. Not much scope to surf during the week these days.

Anyway. Tell me what my limits are Godsave?
I’m gonna say, two gentle jibes about your surfing ability and one about the waves you ride. Close?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:37 am

Go for it. Educate me. Limits of abilities and wave size please.Lemme guess. Not enough tick tacks and only surf three foot lumpy beach breaks?
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My beef has always and only been with the realistic range available to the average Sydney working stiff
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by ajohnsen » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:08 am

Avoca. Had to pick something up. Fun, if soft and flouncy.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:44 am

South end?

I looked at North end and got a coffee instead. Was the typical one turn close out
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:27 pm

ajohnsen wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:08 am
... if soft and flouncy.
I bet Nick and Steve pick up on that one and put it to good use... "Pipe/Lennox was soft and flouncy today, just ideal for adult learners"
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:20 pm

Soft and so flouncy at Bronte that it pretty well flounced back out to sea with the backwash. Still managed to navigate to shore on a few to spite the waves efforts to remain unrideable.

Shoulders pretty stuffed from too much paddling lately.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:50 pm

Sounds like I scored then!

Wasn't big, but clean as an OCD kitchen on the pushing tide at t'local.
Looked like paradise, just a foot bigger would've made it special
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by ajohnsen » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:51 pm

Thud wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:44 am
South end?

I looked at North end and got a coffee instead. Was the typical one turn close out
Yeah, south. Fun little peaks off to the side of the point. Glorious conditions.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:19 pm

Went and had a look a few hours after your post but the wind had gone super NE so popped over to Copa. Flouncy
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:12 am

godsavethequeen wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:24 pm
The fact that you’ve had to wait for about 8 months to do that kind of proves my point though eh. Pretty nice waves mind. Where did you surf champ? Any pics?
So I'm in an email conversation with some mates about a trip we are planning. Separate to the trip, one of the guys has a lot of family in the UK so is planning to head to there later in the year and will be going to Wales. Another mate in the chat lived there for a few years and (surprisingly) rated it quite highly despite the cold.

Given this is predominantly Australian I'm going to name some spots here "the most constant & my favourite spot is Freshwater West – has a big beach with peaks, 2 good reefs and a submerged slab wave [think Shark Island] . Broadhaven south is also a very good wedge style wave open to all swell. A couple of picturesque spots include Manorbier [reef & beach] and West Dale. There are also lots of secret spots which require a dash across a farm. "

So GSTQ, you holding out an the forum on wave quality?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:32 am

ajohnsen wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:08 am
Avoca. Had to pick something up. Fun, if soft and flouncy.
I just realised AJ may have been referring to his surfing rather than the waves. Can we get clarification.

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