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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:03 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:28 pm
steve shearer wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:18 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:00 pm
steve shearer wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:44 pm
don't be.

try and find a mini-mal at the dump.

they go just as good for 50 bucks.
I’m a bit like that with my Carver. I keep thinking about getting a midlength but really nothing goes much better than this old minimal. Maybe I should spray over the big M.
Got my fish for $80 off an Irish backpacker. Had some of the best waves in the last Twenty Years on it.

Went down for a semi late about 3:00. Not that crowded as I kind of predicted. Grand Final Day and all. Plenty of people on the beach and in the park. Scored four set waves. Long wait for the last one but it was a bit of a bomb. The rip is gouging a decent trench out of the beach.
No one has really improved on the Carver.
Tend to agree, Steve. Those boards like most “midlengths” work really well up to a point. That point is the point when you decided to buy a midlength.
At one stage I had 7', 7'6 and 8' Surftech Carvers. That was when I was a Roti regular (which lasted for around 6-8 years).

In the end though, for me they didn't have the all round performance of the McCoys, no matter what you did there was a limit on how tight you could carve a turn and how fast they could go.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:25 pm

Kind of my point. All those boards the seventies guys made ended up working extremely well within specific limitations. They are reliable and perform basic manoeuvres really well. The long twins and channel bottoms seem to up that a notch but still work within those parameters.
I’ve tried a fair few different boards and spent a bit of dosh on some that were disastrous. Sounds like you have done the same thing on probably a larger scale, Cranky. I’ve got about three shapers that I feel confident with. Pretty keen on Billy Tolhurst shapes.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:39 pm

Managed to get a park on my second run through this morning. Somehow managed to snare a few bombs through the crowd.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:36 pm

Nice little banks at the moment and the crowds are down. Got the feel like lockdown is lifting. However there’s still plenty of kooks on foamies who seem to think because they have learned to stand up they can become apex predators for every set wave. They don’t seem to get the concept of dropping in but have mastered the art of falling off in front of you.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:26 pm

Well the southerly buster has arrived and I’m about to start a week off. Fcuck Huey
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:12 pm

Swung around to the NE at lunch. A bit blowy but there were a couple of sets coming through down the south end. Crazy rip at the moment with a big gouge out of the beach. No way the council would keep that if there were normal levels of swimmers on the beach. It would be bulldozed. Probably next week.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:01 pm

Sounds good for the bank
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:08 am

Gotta love Crabmeat’s surf reports.

“Strong wind warning out of the N/NE will put the kybosh on surfing”

I wonder if that’s before or after the big southerly due this arvo.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:26 am

:lol: Finger on the pulse.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Over55yrs » Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:20 pm

Freedom Day with micro surf in the rain - but nice to be back out there.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:06 am

I ❤ north east swells and westerly winds.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Over55yrs » Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:23 am

Locked down with some facial skin rebuild and just checked the cams...............looks good. Feels and looks like autumn.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:28 am

Got fckd over by the fcking winds again down here. Looks great now, while I'm home schooling
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:37 am

Went out yesterday. Crappy and pretty rippy. Nice and sunny though before afternoon storms. Looks similar today. Not sure if I can be bothered having another bash.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Jorgo » Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:55 pm

Wyre..my brother (at A'mer) send me a pic of a beach south of him which loves a east/nth east swell for its lefts...It looked damn nice after the storm front passed through.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:51 am

Went out at Bronte yesterday. Howling offshore and the sunny day quickly turned into a storm approaching. Breaking a bit too hard in places. Caught one in and decided I wasn’t up to battling it out for another.
Went out this morning for a few fast little tiddlers before the wind got into it again.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by RickyG » Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:58 pm

Finally got my first post lockdown surf in. It was crowded as expected but could have been worse. I managed to find a little uncrowded peak at sth Narra. As anticipated my timing was well off but paddling and getting around was ok.

Felt great but lost interest after an hr. Good to be back
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:30 pm

Bit of swell today too Ricky. Good on you
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