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by foamy
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Yoga/Surf Fitness
Replies: 25
Views: 7881

Re: Yoga/Surf Fitness

'Light on Yoga' by B.K.S. Iyengar is probably the classic work on yoga. It is written for the beginner, but includes yoga programs up to the advanced level.
It has very clear explanations and lots of photos. It's a great book.
by foamy
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1385051

Re: Ask Carroll

Big Wednesday. It is perhaps more a collection of great scenes than a great movie, still it is pretty good it you aren't a hard-hearted Sydneysider. he, he, he. Here, in this Surfline piece, Peter Townend talks about Big Wednesday. A good bit of surf history. It takes a few seconds to load up. http:...
by foamy
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1385051

Re: Ask Carroll

Hang on! Unfair and wrong, wrong, wrong! The first quote, Bear actually said, "You’re always alone, anyway. That’s the test of a surfer. You shouldn’t have to depend on anybody." Which is probably something you tell your surf skills students. As for the second quote, Bear was supposed to be a bit nu...
by foamy
Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1385051

Re: Ask Carroll

Sorry, one more thing about Big Wednesday. For me, the fault with the film is that the music does lay it on far too thick at times. The music does have moments of high cheese. The vision and dialogue, much less so. I kind of filter down the music when it goes over the top.
by foamy
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1385051

Re: Ask Carroll

well that's your opinion foamy, I reckon it's mega cheese.Not that there's anything wrong with that. Fair enough Nick. In matters of subjective taste, there can be no argument. I would say, some people who didn't like Big Wednesday when they first saw it, watch it again decades later and find its h...
by foamy
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1385051

Re: Ask Carroll

Getting a bit outside the remit of Ask Carroll, but this is a very nice film of Jan-Michael Vincent and Denny Aaberg's trip to Mexico, getting away from it all after the initial rather negative response to their film, Big Wednesday. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUlMc3B-4k With the years, there ha...
by foamy
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1385051

Re: Ask Carroll

Just to clarify, when I suggested Big Wednesday, I wasn't joking. It has a couple of clunky moments, but I think it is an excellent movie about surfing. Not demographically accurate now, but still, it is a pretty exceptional dissection of the pleasures and glories of surfing and the small-time good ...
by foamy
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1385051

Re: Ask Carroll

Beanpole wrote:It remains a definitive bit of surfing lore. If you had to pick three primary surfing reference point movies I would suggest it would be MOTE, Endless Summer and..........( ? )
.............Big Wednesday
by foamy
Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1385051

Re: Ask Carroll

Nick Carroll wrote:
they call average surfers "the public".
Nick, I thought you expressed that good and entirely fair point very concisely.
Ha, ha, ha, ha.
by foamy
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1385051

Re: Ask Carroll

Hello Nick I read an interview from a few years ago with Peter Cole on hisurfadvisory.com He said he thought Waimea was changing. What do you reckon? -------------------------------------------------------------- HSA: Has Waimea changed? Has the contour of the bottom changed so that it doesn’t break...
by foamy
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly Leaves Quiksilver
Replies: 45
Views: 11999

Re: Kelly Leaves Quiksilver

All these companies are facing the same problem, my kids and yours dont want to be wearing the same daggy stuff/brand their Dad's ( ie us ) are still wearing. Billabong have never been able to build a youth look, they just keeping doing the generic one style suits all look, resulting in the obvious...
by foamy
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Fiji 2014
Replies: 245
Views: 42439

Re: Fiji 2014

Re: Injuries, ill-health I think this is covered by the Failure to Compete rules. Rounds 1 and 2, the wildcard gets a go. From Round 3, the heat goes on, with perhaps a lone surfer, the assumption being that non-competing surfer may turn up. But, If the judges are convinced that the non-competing su...
by foamy
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: surfing tips and tricks.
Replies: 94
Views: 24502

Re: surfing tips and tricks.

You are, of course, correct Nick. Though, just talking about learners, they have a particular challenge, getting that clean 4 foot face wave to get your takeoff nailed. Learners are often relegated to the one and a footers. There's no appreciable drop and getting up is a lot more physical. Particula...
by foamy
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: surfing tips and tricks.
Replies: 94
Views: 24502

Re: surfing tips and tricks.

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by foamy
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Fiji 2014
Replies: 245
Views: 42439

Re: Fiji 2014

I had to jam on the brakes once.
by foamy
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Fiji 2014
Replies: 245
Views: 42439

Re: Fiji 2014

A female friend, a very active sports person, travelled into deepest darkest Wales to watch a soccer game. It was a great game which was followed by a huge night on the grog. Next morning, she and her mate drove unsteadily back across the border into England. Feeling desperately worse for wear, she ...
by foamy
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Fiji 2014
Replies: 245
Views: 42439

Re: Fiji 2014

In Braithy's defence, weren't the waves overhead, dredging, with a bit of chop and a cross swell, and on most surfer's backhand? Bucking a little. Of all waves, those are the ones that most commonly defy the light touch. It's more clenched teeth, arm barred, pig dogging. Setting your weight low and ...
by foamy
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Fiji 2014
Replies: 245
Views: 42439

Re: Fiji 2014

I was away last week on a surf trip and the only bit of the Fiji women's I saw was on ABC TV's News Breakfast with Virginia Trioli et al. They had some footage each morning, ran it a few times, and gave some heat result updates. They ran some good footage, some of it of women pulling in and not maki...