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by alakaboo
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328165

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I rode a 6'10" or so in California. Only a few waves, back when I was still learning, but it was an easy board to surf.
by alakaboo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328165

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I find it hard to duckdive in a 4/3.the buoyancy difference is noticeable.
Also way less knee flexibility.

Edit to point out this was when living in California and surfing in February.
by alakaboo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328165

Re: Just general surfing stuff

The tightness over the top of the instep is critical as it affects blood flow.

Booties suck. I'd be trying to improve my circulation before wearing them in Sydney water.
by alakaboo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 18567
Views: 1625348

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Saltman could you please delete that image, we only accept surf reports and descriptions based on similarity to different forms of cooked eggs.
by alakaboo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328165

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Did you miss the official rebranding, AJ?
RS no longer stands for RealSurf, but for 'Retarded opinions, Strongly held'
by alakaboo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1648
Views: 174006

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

He'll get fined or eaten soon.
by alakaboo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1648
Views: 174006

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

The sharks are using scent to find it, presumably. Takes a while for the slick/scent to disperse, and be tracked.

Dunno about dusk.
by alakaboo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1648
Views: 174006

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

They're only baited during the day, Steve.
by alakaboo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328165

Re: Just general surfing stuff

steve shearer wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:41 pm
Read that last paragraph and then understand why deep water equations for calculating Kj's are not appropriate.
Hans Einstein worked on fluid dynamics, and his dad, Albert, said turbulent flow was a more difficult problem than the theory of relativity.
by alakaboo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328165

Re: Just general surfing stuff

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by alakaboo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328165

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Cranked I think you need to read a bit more about waves in general. You are mixing up ocean waves and breaking waves, and your description of what you think happens when waves break is a bit loony. If 100 cubic metres of water, per metre of shoreline length, was deposited by each 1m high 12s period ...
by alakaboo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328165

Re: Just general surfing stuff

They've also underestimated the length of the NSW coastline by almost 600 miles.
by alakaboo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328165

Re: Just general surfing stuff

If only there was some way you hyperventilating tards could take a picture of what you are seeing on the website, let's call it a screenshot just for ease of reference, and edit that image to show what you mean. Take your objective, fact based approach and GTFO. Channels you didn't really think eit...
by alakaboo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328165

Re: Just general surfing stuff

If only there was some way you hyperventilating tards could take a picture of what you are seeing on the website, let's call it a screenshot just for ease of reference, and edit that image to show what you mean.
by alakaboo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 18567
Views: 1625348

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I thought it would be better for the river, but it's not.
Even the wind chop and boat wakes expose that it has no affinity with waves, no feel for the run or the curve at all.
And the light weight and extra buoyancy is a hindrance in the ocean.
by alakaboo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 18567
Views: 1625348

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I've discovered that there's a certain point of the runout tide where the river near me forms standing waves for about 40 minutes.

Had a lot of fun playing on them, but made me realise that I need to get a proper slsa ski with more rocker.
by alakaboo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328165

Re: Just general surfing stuff

There's a bunch of websites that do that, but not in the surf space. Citizen journalist stuff, scientific forums etc.
They're almost all shit.
by alakaboo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328165

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Some uni student did that a few years back.

It didn't end well.