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Re: Just general surfing stuff

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:15 pm

I recommend the Red Butt Revolution
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Over55yrs » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:20 pm

Now up on Swellnet a link to the proposal and a petition

https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet- ... rill-bight

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by swvic » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:02 pm

For a little while I worked directly for a company extracting gas from offshore formations just west of Bass Strait. The offshore rig and onshore processing plant are relatively new, but require continual maintenance. They're never too far from a potentially disasterous fcukup

The scale of potential extraction from the Bight is massive. Infrastructure will be built as cheaply as possible with second rate steel sourced from China. Within 10 years of commissioning, maintenance will be a serious issue. The most challenging part of this is the high probability facilities will be sold, perhaps more than once. The buyer brings along their own operating and maintenance protocols and there is real likelihood of confusion and lost information

I have a couple of Aussie mates in Norway and will encourage them to raise their voices
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beerfan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:02 pm

Signed the swellnet one
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

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swvic wrote:
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For a little while I worked directly for a company extracting gas from offshore formations just west of Bass Strait. The offshore rig and onshore processing plant are relatively new, but require continual maintenance. They're never too far from a potentially disasterous fcukup

The scale of potential extraction from the Bight is massive. Infrastructure will be built as cheaply as possible with second rate steel sourced from China. Within 10 years of commissioning, maintenance will be a serious issue. The most challenging part of this is the high probability facilities will be sold, perhaps more than once. The buyer brings along their own operating and maintenance protocols and there is real likelihood of confusion and lost information

I have a couple of Aussie mates in Norway and will encourage them to raise their voices
Most big companies regard maintenance of high risk facilities as a money drain. Like, “sure, it could go horribly wrong but it hasn’t for decades so we’ll cut the maintenance budget a little more”. While not an oil rig, i have seen that attitude become standard where I work. Especially since the GFC
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ctd » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:22 pm

Wyre wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:08 am
TC Oma possibly crossing the coast in Southern QLD.

Is this gonna be a bomb, bank destroying, outta control swell up there?
just to change the subject from saving the world and back to more RS level discourse, Kirra/Greenmount today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG-nyoE ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:27 pm

:-D-: Almost as good south Bondi!
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:31 pm

ctd wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:22 pm
Wyre wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:08 am
TC Oma possibly crossing the coast in Southern QLD.

Is this gonna be a bomb, bank destroying, outta control swell up there?
just to change the subject from saving the world and back to more RS level discourse, Kirra/Greenmount today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG-nyoE ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:20 pm

The Greenmount cam is classic. Really starting to pump up there.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Wyre » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:06 pm

ctd wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:22 pm
Wyre wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:08 am
TC Oma possibly crossing the coast in Southern QLD.

Is this gonna be a bomb, bank destroying, outta control swell up there?
just to change the subject from saving the world and back to more RS level discourse, Kirra/Greenmount today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG-nyoE ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by marauding mullet » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:44 pm

Heath Joske on Equinor. My gut feeling, based on having a few friends in the maritime industry, is that drilling will go ahead, not by BP for now but there will be others once Statoil / Equinor hit the jackpot. There are certain morons here in SA who are pro oil drilling in the bight, like a mayor on Kangaroo Island who is quite vocal about the benefits e.g. jobs etc. and the usual uneducated guff. Not that he has any say in the matter but he gets press. https://youtu.be/p8eU7idBtZw
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:51 pm

Fanno and Parko together at Kirra, perhaps today. How did Fanno make it out of that modest-sized tube? Not as easy as he makes it look.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuInk4bHTED/

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Trev » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:32 pm

foamy wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Fanno and Parko together at Kirra, perhaps today. How did Fanno make it out of that modest-sized tube? Not as easy as he makes it look.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuInk4bHTED/
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:26 pm

I was getting ready to go out and every knob was talking about it. It’s days like today that I hate the GC whilst loving it.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:21 am

Yes its time to talk swell size. Hodaddy posted a link for Noosa saying it was 4~6 ft and crowded. Thats what I would call it from the youtube video.

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