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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Sun May 06, 2018 1:17 pm

A single feels a lot cleaner and covers more ground. But much more unforgiving than a 2+1 if your timing or positioning it even slightly off. 2+1 is more versatile for sure.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beerfan » Sun May 06, 2018 1:23 pm

So modern day single fin fools are happy to use modern foils, modern rails and even modern bottom contours but side fins, which add a lot, are forbidden? Haha surfing is funny
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun May 06, 2018 1:34 pm

buddy wrote:
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Joel Tudor calls em training wheels and gets stuck into anyone that uses them. He seems like a bit of a DH.
I followed him on Instagram for about a year. He said nothing worth hearing and quite a few things that showed he was in fact, in ozzy terms, a bit of a bogan dickhead.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Sun May 06, 2018 1:38 pm

I think it's that word "modern" mate that may preclude singles from the discussion. That is to say Joel Tudor types are quite *"traditional" in their approach.

*Traditional = cool dude

Anyway those 7ft and a bit mid lengths seem to work well as a 2+1 and as an alternative to "big guy" short boards and or a different way to surf.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Sun May 06, 2018 4:20 pm

1 foot Curl Curl.

Where the fcuk is autumn?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by No Pants Lance » Sun May 06, 2018 4:54 pm

it's been postponed, so that the lumpen masses can bask in the mindless, self gratifying meaningless pleasures of balmy autumn days while heinous deeds are being hatched by the deep state. ;-)

winter, it will come.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Over55yrs » Sun May 06, 2018 8:10 pm

Well not at the Surf Ranch - watched some highlights of the Founders Cup on Foxtel for day 1. Interesting but a bit flat - the waves were machine like, the surfers all knew where the tube would be, how many seconds in there, it felt and looked a bit the same although the women did seem to surf with some variety.

Was interesting to look at the crowd in the background - certainly not like GC or Bells - and yes, even the waving of the American flag by spectators.

And people did fall off the waves/caught in the tube so not always a 10 ride - the set up is deal for the Olympics as guaranteed waves for the global audience, get the event over in a day and know the time of the medal presentation.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue May 08, 2018 7:59 am

Good day of surf coming up, 1500kJ, offshore of course, should see regular head and a half, maybe a few doubles -from dawn till dusk.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 08, 2018 8:36 am

I pine for that Cranked.

Another day of garbled semi onshore junk here.

This Autumn really has been a total dud.

At least this rain will fire up the jewfish.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by batoes » Wed May 09, 2018 4:18 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 1:34 pm
buddy wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 11:20 am
Joel Tudor calls em training wheels and gets stuck into anyone that uses them. He seems like a bit of a DH.
I followed him on Instagram for about a year. He said nothing worth hearing and quite a few things that showed he was in fact, in ozzy terms, a bit of a bogan dickhead.

Unfollowed him about 3 months ago.
Me too cranked - he's a massive knob. He had a few shots at Devon Howard on insta a few weeks ago. Not sure they are 'friendly' anymore.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beerfan » Wed May 09, 2018 4:22 pm

I have my 7'er being fitted with a centre fin box as we speak. A 5 fin, but I never use the fcs centre fin box, so a 10"er is going in. I will definately use side bites if I think it'll improve the board. Fluk joel Tudor !


Ps I will not say that to his face :)
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed May 09, 2018 4:59 pm

Royal national Park. Stacks of long period south groundswell getting in. Loads of grunt and well overhead on the sets. Started off on the beachbreak but it was mostly maxed out. Banks weren’t handling. Then surfed the left reef point. Bit shifty and inconsistent but got some cracking runs from the point all the way into the beach.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Wed May 09, 2018 5:09 pm

I was a bit further south at the nearest open beach. Same, probably not as big but some grunty overhead sets. Peddle to the metal on the rights, the left more of a sweet zippy rip bank.

Haven't surfed for three weeks and it showed! Got a cuppla but eh
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Wed May 09, 2018 5:13 pm

And may I add, there seems to be plenty of lines showing right now. Hopefully they hang around for the early?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Thu May 10, 2018 12:56 pm

Damn were there some nice glassy waves about this morning.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Thu May 10, 2018 1:37 pm

Take Monday off and come for a trip down south loof.
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BA wrote:Dropped a frozen 20kg dog on it. The toe is starting to look like Peter Duttons head.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Thu May 10, 2018 1:41 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
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Take Monday off and come for a trip down south loof.
5 meters at 11 seconds...... nah got a busy day mate. :-D-:
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Thu May 10, 2018 2:05 pm

Wind protected locations should be less than half that size. Still decent but
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