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by alakaboo
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6151
Views: 594356

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Well crabby I quit my day job to take up a coastal job that means I'm at the coast 2 days a week, and I find myself unreasonably excited about surfing poorly in crowded springtime Gold Coast slop. In general though, I have to say I'm liking the mountain biking scene a lot more than surfing. You know...
by alakaboo
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6151
Views: 594356

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I'd like to see that, but also let a bunch of pro snowboarders and skaters train for a few weeks and throw them in to keep the pros honest, like they did with the flowrider events back in the day.
I think a couple of little Japanese or Norwegian halfpipe specialists would go alright.
by alakaboo
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6151
Views: 594356

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I only saw 3 waves, they seemed better, like the water level was lower. Could've been better camera angles, the ski angle is not flattering at all. The lip line is more oblique, giving a steeper transition in the turn sections, but the trade-off is a greater need to maintain speed down the line, ie ...
by alakaboo
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6151
Views: 594356

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I just watched one wave of Kolohe's waves. God it was safe. And I can't understand why if they know EXACTLY what the wave is going to be they are still running boards that require the double wiggle bottom turn to get the water through the find? The girl's boards seem to suit the pool better, and Gab...
by alakaboo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247050

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

The rise in grey nurse captures could be because of the change in gear and bait. My understanding is they use mullet and circle hooks for the smart buoys, whereas some other operators use regular shark hooks and sometimes bait with shark. But I agree there's probably been an increase in the grey nur...
by alakaboo
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21640
Views: 2342095

Re: Where did you surf today ?

One's measured on the deck, one on the base.
by alakaboo
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21640
Views: 2342095

Re: Where did you surf today ?

As I understand it, in the Hawaiian scale the conversion factor slides with size. So, a 6 foot wave may be 10 to 12 feet imperial, but a 20 - 25 feet wave is probably around 25 - 35 imperial. Of course I don't really care foamy, I never ever just say feet, I always suffix it "faces" or use knee, wa...
by alakaboo
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6151
Views: 594356

Re: Just general surfing stuff

It's not a particularly difficult thing to build an artificial reef. Paying for it and getting it approved without modification is another matter. This one was 18+ million, and that's leaving a lot off the balance sheet. It was nearly abandoned in favour of groynes a few times. If the council rates ...
by alakaboo
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6151
Views: 594356

Re: Just general surfing stuff

You're essentially wearing salt-encrusted used condoms and you're surprised they don't smell great?
by alakaboo
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21640
Views: 2342095

Re: Where did you surf today ?

McCoy guns and semiguns are the business.
by alakaboo
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21640
Views: 2342095

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Conditioning, ala Pavlov
by alakaboo
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21640
Views: 2342095

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Steve could do eleven tricks I reckon 1) pop up 2) trim 3) floater 4) cutback (standard not full cranked roundhouse) 5) slash 6) snap 7) barrel 8.) 360 (once in 1989) 9) bottom turn 10) check turns 11) re-entry Don't forget this winning move. Guaranteed 10. https://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb195...
by alakaboo
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6151
Views: 594356

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Tell us about the time Alberto Tomba said you had great style
by alakaboo
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6151
Views: 594356

Re: Just general surfing stuff

The person who gave them the most shit about calling it off was Mark Healey. He kept calling BS on the claim they didn't run it because they didn't have the boards, he kept saying that the big wave guys said they could use theirs. I'm actually glad they called it off, the wsl would've wasted most of...
by alakaboo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21640
Views: 2342095

Re: Where did you surf today ?

You're one charming mothafcuckin pig. I mean you'd have to be ten times more charming than that Arnold on Green Acres, you know what I'm saying?
by alakaboo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21640
Views: 2342095

Re: Where did you surf today ?

offshore1 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:57 am
Drailed wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:50 am
alakaboo wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:47 am
maybe one pump, then eject.
Story of Boo's life.
According to his missus anyway.
I already said it was like being 15 again.
by alakaboo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21640
Views: 2342095

Re: Where did you surf today ?

There were some mechanical shutdown barrels in Yamba yesterday in the devil wind. I mindsurfed them for a half hour, knowing full well they were too fast, then suited up and headed out (first time in a steamer in about 2 years*). Threw myself over the ledge on about 25. It was a late drop, bottom tu...
by alakaboo
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247050

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

The imagery of stuffing stingray flaps into stockings is .. vivid..to say the least