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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:18 pm

I ended up in the biggest bait ball I've ever seen yesterday. full feeding frenzy.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Trev » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:48 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:06 pm
buddy wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Groups of kids get taken out there for lessons every time a hint of a ripple hits the bank.
I think you'll be ok out there.
An old school mate used to surf there when he parents took him down there. Always looked like a fun novelty wave.

I've surfed inside the Tweed up from Fingal a few times.
Near the boat Harbour? Surfed there alone many times during big easterly swells.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:11 pm

Just that little beach inside the Breakwall on the Southside.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Trev » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:25 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:11 pm
Just that little beach inside the Breakwall on the Southside.
On big easterly swells you would get waves down pretty much opposite the RSL.
Big sandbar in the middle of the river.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:52 pm

I must say Trev I was usually looking elsewhere when big easterly swells were rolling into that neck of the woods. So, missed seeing it ever break.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Trev » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:12 am

Beanpole wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:52 pm
I must say Trev I was usually looking elsewhere when big easterly swells were rolling into that neck of the woods. So, missed seeing it ever break.
Out of control everywhere and northerly winds.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Drailed » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:29 am

Anyone got experience with a Joel Fitz Sea Gypsy?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:34 am

No. But some punter I was chatting to in the surf reckons his was pretty good. The only possible issue is Joel Fitz can ride a door so watching him surf his own craft might be a bit misleading.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:41 am

No, but it certainly looks good. Plus it can almost be a thruster or a single.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Drailed » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:48 am

Yeah, nice all rounder... my current midlength is feeling a bit flat so might be due an upgrade. Joel's prices seem reasonable for that kind of board.
Would prob go a single with side bites Cranked...
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:09 am

Drailed wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:48 am
Yeah, nice all rounder... my current midlength is feeling a bit flat so might be due an upgrade. Joel's prices seem reasonable for that kind of board.
Would prob go a single with side bites Cranked...
But I do like the possibility of putting two small thruster fins as sides, and a 6" centre all the way back
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Re: Midlengths

Post by alakaboo » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:44 am

I have a similar style of board, and my advice is to Gona little shorter than recommended.

You will probably be tempted to go longer and have it as a pseudo-mal, but they have too much rocker to compete and are way more manoeuvrable than you'd think.
The width makes for a very forgiving platform for floaters and foam bounces too.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Drailed » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:54 am

Doesn't look like too much rocker Boo...

Was thinking 6’10 or 7ft, kind of a sweet spot for me, plenty of glide and flow but can still move it around.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:44 pm

If it has a big V starting early with a decent rail could be good. If the rails to knifey and it’s subtle double to single might not go great.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by alakaboo » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:06 pm

Too much for a mini-mal, loof

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cuttlefish » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:05 pm

I know where there' 2 x 6'10" Sea gypsies that have only been ridden 2 or 3 times. One is a 2+1 and the other a thruster. Both in stock 6'10" dims I believe.
Look on gumtree. They are both at Alexandra headland Beachbeat surfshop.
here ya go:https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/alexand ... 1229480949
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:26 pm

Code for dogs perhaps.

Tested in Indo and Hawaii. Hmmmm
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cuttlefish » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:59 pm

The one I linked belongs to one of the staff I've known for decades. He has a 6'4" he loves in the stock dims (surfs it well and looks good underfoot) he was curious how a 6'10" would go but found the 6'10" without dropping the stock litreages was too much foam for his liking.
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