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by S4MS
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17681
Views: 1534517

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Was out Newport too early. But way too big for me. Got caught on the way out by the biggest set I’d ever stared down. Desperately tried not to panic, bailed and dived deep, deep, praying for my legrope. And again. And again. Then thankfully the 4th broke far enough out for me to cop the whitewash an...
by S4MS
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3848
Views: 294491

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Even if the peak body is collecting tax payer funds (your money) on your behalf and is claiming to represent you as a means to do so? It's not right but not surprising. Only a tiny percentage of those tax payer funds come from recreational surfers so who are we to throw our weight around and make d...
by S4MS
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3848
Views: 294491

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Amateur surfers put no money into the bodies, that's the difference. Footballers, golfers etc pay their annual fees. Fishermen pay their licenses. Nah mate, you've missed the point there. \ surfing Aus is funded by taxpayers and by fees paid for by board riders clubs, surf schools etc etc.\\ Rec fi...
by S4MS
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3848
Views: 294491

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Amateur surfers put no money into the bodies, that's the difference.

Footballers, golfers etc pay their annual fees. Fishermen pay their licenses.
by S4MS
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17681
Views: 1534517

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Newport pool, big, shifty & crumbly. Reef looked better but heavy
by S4MS
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 278
Views: 60722

Re: skateboarding ...

It is - while the new park @ Mona Vale is packed out, we usually get this to ourselves. Well maintained, continually fixed up & repainted, no rubbish even a little community garden outside
by S4MS
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 278
Views: 60722

Re: skateboarding ...

by S4MS
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: 18 Sec Period for Sydney
Replies: 6
Views: 2874

18 Sec Period for Sydney

3ft, 18 seconds predicted for Sydney on Saturday by coastalwatch and magicseaweed? Pretty rare to get that sort of period in Sydney, isn't it?

What does this mean for my Bronze Medallion wet assessment? :shock:
by S4MS
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: News Flash - Fewer "Hardcores" @ Newport Than 1979
Replies: 21
Views: 5425

Re: News Flash - Fewer "Hardcores" @ Newport Than 1979

The surfer's name was Andrew Murphy, an incredibly nice guy originally from Cronulla who came to live at Newport for most of the '90s. Beloved of all who knew him, Andrew nevertheless suffered from a serious psychiatric illness that caused his suicide.. Knew I'd heard the name - he has a plaque dow...
by S4MS
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Breath Holding
Replies: 27
Views: 5395

Re: Breath Holding

Obviously the situations are markedly different: Getting ragdolled after a wipeout after a hard paddle vs Sitting at a kitchen table vs Semi-concious trance state in a tank But do they justify a difference of 10 sec vs 22min That's 130 x as long! Guess the interesting thing is what he could do in a ...
by S4MS
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Breath Holding
Replies: 27
Views: 5395

Breath Holding

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2154442/Free-diver-breaks-world-record-holding-breath-underwater-22-22-minutes.html German 'free diver' has apparently entered the Guinness World Records by holding his breath under water for more than 20 minutes 10 seconds and I'm scratching for the surface, ...
by S4MS
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17681
Views: 1534517

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Nick Carroll wrote:Newport back bommie, fcuken windy but some good ones.

Got a couple of 12'+ steepies!

There's gonna be some good banks around here as the swell cleans up.
How did you get ou? Anyone else out there?
by S4MS
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Survey,sort of
Replies: 33
Views: 2812

Re: Survey,sort of

Have you considered what airlines will think of them? Seems to me that currently airlines are surprisingly accommodating with regular surfboard bags but they might not be with a 10-board hard case.
by S4MS
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kids surfing - how young to start
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

Kids surfing - how young to start

Really keen to get my kids into the surf (inspired by stories of woolly & his 3 generations). Have a 4 and a 2 year old and have taken them each a couple of times into the surf and pushed them lying down onto a knee-deep 1/4 ft shorey on a 6ft foamy with limited success. So few questions for you who...
by S4MS
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: harlequin baby - where did it go?
Replies: 55
Views: 5306

Re: harlequin baby - where did it go?

Beachbanga the only mistake you made was you apologised. Nope - that was well done. tomtom wouldn't have the strength of character to do the same I suspect And how come none of the similar and worse stuff posted previously, didn't require censorship? I'm not a regular here and I don't know exactly ...
by S4MS
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Jet ski advice
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Jet ski advice

Looking to buy a jet ski for messing around on mainly but I do plan to use it for tow ins at some stage. Any advice what sort I should look for... Are 2 setaers ok for this? Thinking around $10k spend
Thanks guys
by S4MS
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Near drowning at Palm Beach?
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Near drowning at Palm Beach?

On Sunday at Palm Beach I saw this guy get dragged out of the water. For a full 30 mins people were doing CPR (at first other surfers then the life guards) before the ambos took him away. It was horrible to watch, I was sure he was a gonner after so long pumping his chest. However looks like he surv...
by S4MS
Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Dog & kid friendly cabins/campsites in NSW
Replies: 10
Views: 1548

Re: Dog & kid friendly cabins/campsites in NSW

Thanks heaps guys - great suggestions. Booking this week ... :D