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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:02 pm

They feel great under the arm. However,
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:25 pm

Thud wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:53 pm
Particular horrible feature?
It used to spin out when you put pressure on coming off the bottom. Particularly on my backhand. Never had a board do anything like it before. I put it down to the boxy sharp rails on the fat tail. Like I'm talking....make the drop, lean into the turn and find yourself flipped arse over going headfirst at the bottom.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:31 pm

Hahaha. I saw a guy ripping on one at overhead Ulus. We were sitting waiting for a wave and I asked him how he liked it. He said he just got back from Gragagan and it ripped on everything - nice and fast.

The wide McCoy-like tail has always interested me, but with no big roll and V in the tail I always wondered how they would go.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:36 pm

Well there you go. Goofy or Natural?
I was actually looking at a Spitfire yesterday.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:00 pm

there's a left point in central vietnam i've been surfing almost every winter for ten years, and recently it's been discovered by a bunch of guys living in danang. they're doing tours and turning up in groups of ten, charging dudes money to go on a bus to this place. my mate jeff who surfed it with me for the first time ten years ago blames me because i told this one guy and he went and told everyone. i think jeff is wrong, but my feelings are hurting bad. the situation is not good.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:22 pm

Obviously its time for you to establish a local chapter of the Hui O He'e Nalu
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:22 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:36 pm
Well there you go. Goofy or Natural?
Don't remember
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by petulance » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:29 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:12 pm
petulance wrote:
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Ditched the board I was riding for the last year for my 6'3" Simon Anderson Mollusc today and caught the most number of waves in ages.
That'd probably float me. The mollusc gets a pretty good review just about everywhere, what do you think of it ?
I like it though it felt like paddling a boat yesterday coming from my 6'1". It is a bit too thick for my liking at 2 3/4".

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:32 pm

Beanpole wrote:
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Well there you go. Goofy or Natural?
I was actually looking at a Spitfire yesterday.
They look shit to me (Dominator). Fat boards for travelling flat.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:36 pm

Bought mine after I had been riding my Fishcuit for a while. Really enjoyed the Fishcuit so I was more open to the idea that a fat board might work. Big mistake. It only went well in the little grovelling surf that I allready had plenty of boards for. Carver Fish fitted the bill far better and my Fat Bullet does too.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beerfan » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:50 pm

ctd wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Beerfan wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Worst was a bloke coming in. Gut sliding, which was sensible, until right near the shore, about 5m away from a 10yr old kid, tried to pop up in the whitewater and his board goes flying and spears the water about a metre from the kid. I made sure to keep at eye out after that. Generally it was blokes finishing their wave and just falling back and letting the board shoot forward, around 3-4m where people were standing. Not in the flags sure, but Jesus, a little common sense wouldn't hurt.
Although over the holiday period, it irritates me (as a surfer) when swimmers come in and play around 10m in front of the breaking wave and the pack of surfers. Its like they dont realise a surfboard in the hands of a holiday surfing cube monkey might occasionally not be entirely under control. Talking of the Sth Coast, middle of Mollymook (near the rocks) and the north end of Narrawallee and particularly bad for this, because the flagged areas are too far away for people to walk (i mean, its at least 400m) or its near a car park.

Common sense on both sides.
Yeah I agree it needs to go both ways, though I didn't see any swimmers past about waist high water depth. Either way, I pretty much only surf the dawn patrol so not normally an issue.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:54 pm

Kicking out is dumb arse with swimmers in the area. Any decent surf clears most swimmers out of the board area. Not too hard to avoid swimmers in the small stuff.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:05 pm

The basic issue is that swimmers and learners don't actually understand that surfers ride diagonally across the wave. It makes you wonder about what they think is happening on TV when they show surf footage.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beerfan » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:44 pm

Almost 2 hours out at the farm. Clean shoulder to head rollers with the eldest and managed to get Mrs beerfan to paddle out the back on her minimal I got her months ago. Pretty fun surf, got 4 or 5 nice cruisy waves. Ribs are toast. Keen as again :)
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:22 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:13 pm
Has anyone here surfed the rare left that breaks inside the Southport seaway? Remember seeing a clip of it on brownies coastwatch early 90’s at double overhead. Big yawning barrels.
Yeah, heaps.
Doesn't break anymore.

Was insane in the TC Roger swell '93.

Me and a mate went down to Sydney to visit a hydro grower we knew at Dee Why and when we saw the cyclone coming we hightailed it back to QLD in his ute.
One of us in the back under the tarp.

6-8ft seaway lefts.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:48 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:22 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:13 pm
Has anyone here surfed the rare left that breaks inside the Southport seaway? Remember seeing a clip of it on brownies coastwatch early 90’s at double overhead. Big yawning barrels.
Me and a mate went down to Sydney to visit a hydro grower we knew at Dee Why and when we saw the cyclone coming we hightailed it back to QLD in his ute.
One of us in the back under the tarp.
Wow, thats commitment. What a horrific journey for the cnut under the tarp.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:12 pm

we took turns.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:30 pm

Fcckn bum gang raped as well. Poor bastard.
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