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by Beanpole
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1663
Views: 191468

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Well, to expand on the obvious....most critters get frisky and start breeding in the spring.
by Beanpole
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4958
Views: 389401

Re: Just general surfing stuff

When were the storied cranky H days? 1968 to 1977 (17 to 26), the glory years for drug experimentation. Surfers/hippies were at its centre, travelling in asia and bringing stuff back. We were lied to about weed and LSD and didn't believe addiction was a thing as there were initially no addicts in o...
by Beanpole
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19309
Views: 1775981

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Where's Skip?
by Beanpole
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19309
Views: 1775981

Re: Where did you surf today ?

All capitals, Trev....in bold with an exclamation mark on the end.
by Beanpole
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19309
Views: 1775981

Re: Where did you surf today ?

The wet season is kicking off. Glassy conditions this morning, patches of blue sky and fluffy white clouds in one quarter, dark clouds and heavy showers in another, skyline of volcanoes looming over the ocean - only five of us scattered around in the water enjoying the rain and the occasional wave....
by Beanpole
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19309
Views: 1775981

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Pissed around and finally went for a paddle. Miraculously dodged the crowd and got a couple of stray sets out wide. Water was nice. The left was crazy packed by 7:00pm.
by Beanpole
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19309
Views: 1775981

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Contemplated a late surf but went for a swim instead. Reasonable size but dubious banks at the Eastern Suburbs top secret spot. First two set waves I saw featured five surfers on each one. Also about six near misses and a couple of prangs with people paddling out. Carnage.
by Beanpole
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Andy King - a good read
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Andy King - a good read

Good story batoes. It would be a freaky experience having no equilibrium in the Surf. Amazing technology. Amazing support.
by Beanpole
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19309
Views: 1775981

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Had a truely miserable grovel yesterday. Couldn't get a park at Tama or Bronte which were getting the swell but did get one at Bondi.
by Beanpole
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19309
Views: 1775981

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Congratulations for bringing gronk into the conversation, Loof. Excellent work. Next you will be calling him a spoon.
by Beanpole
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4958
Views: 389401

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I think we should all caddy learners out into the surf. I particularly love it when you have people pushing learners onto waves in front of you. By contrast the people actually running surf schools usually know how to negotiate the situation and ensure chaos is avoided. A bit like teaching people to...
by Beanpole
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4958
Views: 389401

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I thought it was ironic to agree with you in a Post Modern simulacrum. I agree they deserve everything though.
by Beanpole
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4958
Views: 389401

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Just to agree with Skip. Someone I work with said she went to Sculpture by the Sea foolishly on Sunday and as usual joggers were trying to run through the thousands of people shuffling around the headland. They get quite angry because they always run around there on a Sunday. Complete wankers.
by Beanpole
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19309
Views: 1775981

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I'm sure they were. This arvo looked choice as well.......except it's low tide and the 200 odd people out there had a one in two hundred chance of not getting dropped in on and/or flogged.
by Beanpole
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4958
Views: 389401

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Rereading the last few pages this discussion is going around in circles and people are disagreeing with each other. However half their posts seem to be reinforcing the others observations. Classic Realsurf. Looking at the hordes going out at Bondi this arvo as I was having a run made me decide the s...
by Beanpole
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19309
Views: 1775981

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Coastalwatch was frothing. Went down for a look this arvo. Solid sets closing out the length of the beach with 150-200 guys out.
What are they doing. Low tide.
Bronte was holding some big sets with a solid crowd.
by Beanpole
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4958
Views: 389401

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I don't doubt it's true. I've recently been deciding that in the contemporary urban surf environment all hard core surfers just make up a minority that thinks it deserves more respect than it gets from the majority of recreational surfers. This may make some people act out their misoginistic attitud...