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by Nick Carroll
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

You're a sort of Welsh Bobby Martinez.
by Nick Carroll
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

I am absolutely enjoying the hell out of this day at Bells with the overlapping heats. Really? You don’t think, entertainment-wise, it’s a bit...um... abysmal? Without jjf this would be thoroughly unwatchable I think you should give up on professional surfing god save. Your heart's not in it.
by Nick Carroll
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

I think a word of caution needs to be had in interpreting almost all Australian buoy data.....that buoy will be "in the fetch" and thus extremely windswell contaminated by the sea state. I'd be paying attention to period shifts but max wave height would be next to useless as a proxy for surf height...
by Nick Carroll
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

Nah out of 10 for surf forecast. Bells gets 8 stars tomorrow around 7am. What are the locals saying? Who fcuking cares. I didn't see too many of 'em out at Winki just then and it was smoking. Making Bells look silly. I can tell you this, at 9.30am the Cape Sorell buoy off Western Tasmania spiked fr...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

ps I think pro surfing is exciting for a viewer at a certain time in the viewer's life. Like for a Brazilian viewer, this is possibly the most exciting time ever. For an Australian, possibly not. For many people their memories of when pro surfing was great tend to coincide with a time when they were...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

Can you gimme a brief lowdown on Rabbit's concept? The original Dream Tour was what took them to Tahiti originally and Gland and that ridiculous spectacle that was in Mexico. I’ll happily stand corrected by NC and Shearer but it was the when pro surfing was exciting. I understand that they need to ...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

Yeah it's odd. That waiting game was his classic weak spot three years ago and he seemed to have shed it last year. When he loses that way he goes into a really negative space, you heard him talking with the WSL camera, it was all because the heat wasn't at Winkipop. When in fact he got beat by a gu...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

Julian’s cooked. No world title for you this year mate. Can't see it happening any year until he sorts his mind out. Just doesn't seem to have any mongrel on a consistent basis. How many heats has he thrown away in the past because he's just sat their waiting for a perfect wave that's never going t...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

Oh and just as well you blokes didn’t set out on the road trip, it’s so crowded here today that they’ve actually closed the road.
by Nick Carroll
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

Julian’s cooked. No world title for you this year mate.
by Nick Carroll
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

foamy wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:16 am
Nick, why have no heats run yet? :-?
They were waiting for me to finish my morning surf.

Nah there was some conversation about maybe moving to Winki and they had to talk the women through the overlapping heat thing.
by Nick Carroll
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

I've got a few boards other than the big thing, couple of new revees from Maurice, but nothing else really girthy enough for anything beyond 6-8'. There's no real Vibe about this swell though, maybe because the drag of waiting has crushed the attendees' spirits. This morning felt like the bottom of ...
by Nick Carroll
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

Well they're not here. Scary seaweed yes, sharks no. What's here is some barely concealed resentment from the men pros about the equal pay thing for the women. Boys are not super thrilled about it. "Ha ha why don't they send 'em out on Friday?" was the call from a few of 'em over the past day or so....
by Nick Carroll
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

Really? My local lifeguards have no hesitation whatsoever in using that word. I've never heard them once refer to a shark alarm, or sighting as a "wildlife" or animal spotted. They call it a shark with no hesitation. I'll guarantee they do not do that over a public address system or any kind of med...
by Nick Carroll
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 205
Views: 2836

Re: Bells Beach

Loved how Ronnie and Luke didn’t say anything for a couple of minutes while the surfers were sitting on the back of the skis. Just ignored what was happening. Finally Ronnie says “ we’ve gone on hold due to some wildlife in the lineup”. Don’t mention the “s” word. This is what people in semi charge...
by Nick Carroll
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19792
Views: 2071538

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Well I had fun fun fun this afternoon! Swell steadily filling in, light winds. I just feel so good in the water right now.
by Nick Carroll
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 375855

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

I am suggesting exactly that.
by Nick Carroll
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 375855

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Nonsense! I'm just appreciating the new trev! Younger and naughtier.