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by Cranked
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24595
Views: 3957512

Re: Where did you surf today ?

that looks really good to my eye. I never have trouble with my McCoys handling chop. I found the loaded dome bottom exceptional for reliable, neutral handling in chop/bump. OK great, it was remarkably large chop and steps, I've never surfed anything half as bad. Main break is well overhead and pret...
by Cranked
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24595
Views: 3957512

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I'm thinking of buying a semi-gun for around here as there's usually chop on the faces and McCoys don't really handle it well. It's no problem in Bali where it glassy or a few little ripples over 90% of the time. It would only be for up to double overhead, some local shapers seem to have this sort o...
by Cranked
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24595
Views: 3957512

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Yals just overhead this morning, one big double a sign of things to come. First time so far of smoothish faces, closing out though so not worth paddling out.
by Cranked
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24595
Views: 3957512

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Well overhead this morning but big steps in the faces, more time bouncing around trying to stay on my board than holding a rail.

Small for the protected bays, but a few bigger ones. Perfect weather. I'm starting to enjoy it down here, in fact as soon as I learn to surf again it'll be great.
by Cranked
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 114051

Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:14 pm
Did he finally realize that they’re all shit?
lol
by Cranked
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24595
Views: 3957512

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I'm told North point was tiny but perfect
by Cranked
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24595
Views: 3957512

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Heavy chop, big steps on the face. SW in at 9am, but it was there all the time just offshore.

Sets overhead, got a few but way too choppy, staying on your feet was the main challenge.

Off to see some mates and keep an eye on what's happening
by Cranked
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24595
Views: 3957512

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Yallingup 6am, conditions much the same as last night. No wind, shoulder high bumpy and crumbling, four out, watched for 15 minutes, no waves ridden. No point in wasting my time checking elsewhere, swell too small for the protected spots. Forecast is 5 stars, current rating half a star. May really f...
by Cranked
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24595
Views: 3957512

Re: Where did you surf today ?

As I haven't surfed around here for a while I don't think I'll surf by myself. After a while though familiarity will probably breed contempt.
by Cranked
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24595
Views: 3957512

Re: Where did you surf today ?

A few clean shoulder high sets near dark, no-one out.
by Cranked
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24595
Views: 3957512

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Just moved into my seaside bungalow at Yallingup for the week, 50m to the beach.

2' onshore slop ATM, 4 surfers out, nothing happening. Just gonna take a drive to see some friends and check a few other breaks.
by Cranked
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7852
Views: 1291193

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Yeah, idyllic is the go. The Lucky Al moniker would also come true in the financial sense and Al would find some other remote location to carry on with.
by Cranked
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7852
Views: 1291193

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Great footage, punishment and how to take it
by Cranked
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7852
Views: 1291193

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Yeah and infinitely better than nothing.
by Cranked
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9913

Re: The Outsider

Why are they doing it then? Are they a not-for-profit organisation, doing it for the benefit of.....?.? as far as I can tell, Dirk Ziff sees himself as a kind of philanthropist in the surfing milieu - a kind of benefactor I don't know this mind you, since I'm not really on the inside of any of it, ...
by Cranked
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9913

Re: The Outsider

To me it's just not a thing the whole idea of competition is that it happens in the presence of the Foe. Go away and shoot film of your best rides is a hoax. You could ride 100 waves and finally get one good one. That's not the deal. The deal is outfoxing the opponent. That's where the fire is. Tha...
by Cranked
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9913

Re: The Outsider

To me it's just not a thing the whole idea of competition is that it happens in the presence of the Foe. Go away and shoot film of your best rides is a hoax. You could ride 100 waves and finally get one good one. That's not the deal. The deal is outfoxing the opponent. That's where the fire is. Tha...
by Cranked
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 9913

Re: The Outsider

Nothing wrong with a filmers comp, the better they get the better the entertainment value. There's a four man traditional comp at the end, maybe eight? You're right about a larger travel budget giving an advantage foamy. I thought the WSL would cover it as a fixed amount, but there'd be problems wit...