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by bgreen
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji tipping
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: Fiji tipping

I suspect they would prefer money.
by bgreen
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji tipping
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: Fiji tipping

Sounds like I might need to buy more Fijian dollars.
by bgreen
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji tipping
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: Fiji tipping

Out to the best, least crowded waves around. How about that.
by bgreen
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji tipping
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Fiji tipping

Being a general non-tipper what's a fair tip for a boat man/guide in Fiji?
by bgreen
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: correct paddling technique?
Replies: 217
Views: 136569

Re: correct paddling technique?

Having been through a lot of this, the starting point is a proper diagnosis. Somebody else's solution may work for them, but their problem might be very different, even though the shoulder seems to be the issue. Massage can be helpful to reduce muscle tension and some good masseuses can work trigger...
by bgreen
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Maldives options
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: Maldives options

Thanks for the thought Wyre. I've no idea who TMS is but I know Steve. I ended up passing on the Maldives in favour of an extra week in Africa.
by bgreen
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Maldives options
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Maldives options

I may be able to organise a Maldives stop-over but have heard it can get crowded, especially North Male. I've heard of other islands. I'll be travelling with my wife, so a boat trip is out. The far southern atolls sound promising but may be limited with accommodation. Any suggestions. I'll be travel...
by bgreen
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wave models
Replies: 31
Views: 3694

Re: Wave models

I had the recent experience of being in South Africa and struggled to find a surf forecast that gave a reasonably accurate forecast - the forecast winds were regularly wrong so I reverted back to weather maps. Which reminded me of a mate's old web site which now lives elsewhere: http://www.surfingva...
by bgreen
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Europe in September
Replies: 38
Views: 5498

Re: Europe in September

I'd agree with Saltman. I'd keep an eye on the forecast and play it by ear. There are quite a few surfcams to help you make up your mind. The flight from Biarritz to Paris, is a good way to go. There are lots of posts about French travel on the Magic Seaweed forum. I've surfed in France 5 times, mos...
by bgreen
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2720

Re: Fiji advice

Thanks Steve.

I'll check this option out and look into the non-surfer options to keep things moving.

Sounds like the beer was cheaper than some recommended boat tips I've read about.

What is the rate in beer for an extra hour?

Bob
by bgreen
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2720

Re: Fiji advice

The plantation island blurb reads like you can 1) choose to surf either the advanced or intermediate option, then 2) a break is selected once you've locked in an option. From the web-site: "You cannot choose to visit all breaks and decide to surf the best, breaks must be chosen before departing (we’...
by bgreen
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2720

Re: Fiji advice

Hello Drailed, I joined the forum a while ago,I just don't post much. I got sent some info about Tavarua. Lots of add on expenses from what I can see. The idea of surfing when I want has attraction, especially if other boats focus on the morning. I had a quick look at Plantation - " On some days the...
by bgreen
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2720

Re: Fiji advice

A good way to spend being 60. What time of year?
by bgreen
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2720

Re: Fiji advice

There seemed to be three broad options: closer proximity to main breaks (e.g Tavarua/Namotu); boat trips from Viti Levu or other islands. A while back I got a rough idea of the daily cost of trips from the Fiji Surf co (around 160FJD). I looked at the Namotu site, which referred me to Atoll Travel. ...
by bgreen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2720

Re: Fiji advice

G'day Steve,

It's not 100% surf. Things are always a balance, but I'm not one for sitting on the beach and relaxing. My plan would be to have a surf every day.

Bob
by bgreen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2720

Fiji advice

I'm hoping for some basic advice about Fiji. Seems like the options are pay bigger money for closer access or boat from the main island. Any suggestions regarding a reasonable base? I'll have my wife with me so she needed to be comfortable while I disappear for a few hours+. I'd read winter gets mor...
by bgreen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Belly boards
Replies: 17
Views: 5205

Re: Belly boards

There is an argument for keeping it simple the first time around. Bonzer fin placement is something of an art. You may also find the bonzer needs a bit of power to get going. Here is a link to my latest board (there are 4 board photos): https://www.instagram.com/p/BdeRNVgFdJx/?hl=en&taken-by=chrisga...
by bgreen
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Belly boards
Replies: 17
Views: 5205

Re: Belly boards

Hello Digger, I've been riding bellyboards since 2004, initially due to back problems but in more recent years through preference. Chris Garrett (aka Phantom) has made my last 6 and there is another on the way: For these boards see: http://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=746 They are al...