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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by Thud » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:22 pm

"Cold"
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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:35 pm

Well yknow global warming and all that
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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by Thud » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:40 pm

Something going on with that guy. Something
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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by jimmy » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:29 pm

That insta post was a promo shot I reckon. Wouldn’t be 100% certain that he even posted it himself.

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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by steve shearer » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:00 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:01 pm


Honestly to me the only real thing is the surfing in the great surf zones, otherwise the whole thing is bullshit, but it is nuanced bullshit, like the English broadcast on Facey right now is getting 17k, a bit of a jump from 5k. Yet the people in charge of pro surfing never used to worry themselves about numbers. Hard as it may be to believe, most of them never worried about how many people surfed or any of that jazz. They figured, nobody drives F1 cars either, nobody drives on NASCAR tracks, nobody plays at Augusta, yet these sports are huge businesses. Pro surfing doesn’t need more surfers, it just needs to blow minds.

See, that is the kind of magical thinking that has always bedevilled pro surfing.

Nobody drives an F1 car, but every one drives a car and everyone, even me a total non car nut can understand in less than 3 seconds who is winning the race.


I hate Golf but I can understand immediately who is winning and why. On a par 5 if a bloke gets a 3 that makes perfect and immediate sense to me.As a non golfer I can watch the US Open and it is comprehensible to me.

One of my favourite things is to watch Pro surfing with my dear old dad, a non surfer but sports fanatic.
He tries so hard, because he knows it's a big part of my life.

He can kind of hold a conversation with talking points: " so Mick Fanning has retired eh?" etc etc

But when it comes to watching a heat, it's total and complete gobbledegook to him. He has no idea who is winning or why. A 3 can look better to him than an 8.

Thats the thing: pro surfing is incomprehensible to non surfers. It's barely comprehensible to surfers most of the time, absent death or glory situations like pipe, or Chopes or the Eddie.

If they think the wave pool will fix that they are in even deeper fairyland. The wavepool looks even more incomprehensible, more identical etc etc.

Joe Sixpack doesn't understand snowboarding but he can see blokes soaring 30 feet in the air and that is spectacular. A bloke or gal crouching down in the same identical muddy tube for 6 or 7 seconds each wave makes absolutely no sense to them and it's boring as batshit to any real surfer after the first 5 waves.

Surfing could offer something as a niche, fringe sport that played to its strengths but they are moving in the exact opposite direction to that.
And all of that based on a lie: this promise of a huge viewing audience.
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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by alakaboo » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:57 pm

My mum gave a pretty great summary of the pool when I showed her that first clip Kelly posted.
Her commentary was as follows.
"Wow, he's a good surfer. Looks cold. Nothing much happens. It's very muddy. He's probably going to get an ear infection."

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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:04 pm

:lol: yeah, it's hard to get a handle on how little the general public understand.

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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by Cranked » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:21 pm

Surfing is a great thing to do, trying to make it a competitive sport does not automatically follow on from that.

Maybe that's the problem.
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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by Thud » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:43 pm

People need to watch it on 3-D televisions with barrel cam. Thinking about it so do I!
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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:44 pm

Jbay views 25k max?
3.4 million watched State of Origin 1
And a youtuber who shows how to make cakes that look like emojis has 2.1 million followers (I know this from Nailed It! my new favorite show on Netflix)
Very good news, my surfing friends. Very good news indeed.
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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by Thud » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:07 pm

That's compelling. It's a bugger because I like watching it, even the lulls.
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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:42 pm

The other big problem: multiple lay days until everyone forgets it's even on.
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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by Lucky Al » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:21 pm

Did it happen? What happened?

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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:06 pm

What happened was Steph Gilmoure created happenings of incredible beauty in the ocean
And nobody was watching
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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:30 pm

well it's pretty fcuken good today over there, great to surf from the top, but no of course not, everyone's down past the natural takeoff

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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:46 pm

Lakey Peterson is fcuken killing 'em. Really getting hold of the wave. There's a lot of caution in the lighter footed surfers today, but JBay like this you really just want to hit the thing with an axe.

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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by buddy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:34 pm

Just tuned in.
Watching Steph, Sage and Nikki.
They look out of their element.

Nikki looks the most comfortable on the bigger sets.

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Re: J-Bay 2018

Post by buddy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:43 pm

Ok, looks like they're starting to warm up a little.

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