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by steve shearer
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: so what of this foul dip in the isobars
Replies: 39
Views: 6568

Re: so what of this foul dip in the isobars

Not so fast Don, maybe not short term.
Looks like a crossing tomorrow before a recurvature of the remnants back out to sea and still a good possibility of some hybrid development.
Ellie might end up smelling ok.
by steve shearer
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: so what of this foul dip in the isobars
Replies: 39
Views: 6568

Re: so what of this foul dip in the isobars

JTWC are interested in the low of Cairns.
BOM have changed their tune.
A SE track is a reasonably likely outcome.
Wouldn't be surprised if the BOM put out a cyclone watch today.
Sustained gales all night at Green Island.
by steve shearer
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: shaper loyalties...???
Replies: 50
Views: 6019

Re: shaper loyalties...???

As has been mentioned by others, you've usually gotta work with a shaper over a number of boards to start getting things right. A lot of the time the customer can delay the attainment of a good board by wanting certain aspects in a board that the shaper might not neccessarily think are the right wa...
by steve shearer
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: so what of this foul dip in the isobars
Replies: 39
Views: 6568

Re: so what of this foul dip in the isobars

Yeah, persistent convection around Willis Island. Though the BOM have this low weakening. EC seems to favour some kind of hybrid system moving down the east coast next week. Though it has to be said all the models have been schizophrenic with the latter part of their runs. Certainly feels monsoonal/...
by steve shearer
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Neal Purchase Jr
Replies: 14
Views: 3753

Re: Neal Purchase Jr

His boards go insane, and he is a bloody good test pilot.
E-mail [email protected].
He will have Neal's details.
by steve shearer
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: RABBIT GETS A 'GONG
Replies: 46
Views: 4580

Re: RABBIT GETS A 'GONG

Mate I'd love to but I don't have time right now. One small anecdote. In the early nineties, a local kid was sleeping rough and finding it hard to keep a roof over his head. His old man, though a nice bloke, is one of those fellas who finds it hard to keep a job and provide for his kids. Rabbit took...
by steve shearer
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: RABBIT GETS A 'GONG
Replies: 46
Views: 4580

Re: RABBIT GETS A 'GONG

typical weasel words from anonymous internet heroes.
by steve shearer
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kirra as she used to be - 1995
Replies: 55
Views: 7758

Re: Kirra as she used to be - 1995

I'll second that. Was phukn awesome to see and be a part of.
by steve shearer
Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Joel Tudors new boards
Replies: 15
Views: 3549

Re: Joel Tudors new boards

Jeez, you'd have to be a gullible scenester/Tudor groupie to dump the thousand plus they'll be asking for these ghost-shaped surfboards. Specially when the original concepts come from shortboard revolution Aussie design ideas. For phucks sake ring up Dick Van Straalen or Wayne Lynch etc etc. I can't...
by steve shearer
Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kirra as she used to be - 1995
Replies: 55
Views: 7758

Re: Kirra as she used to be - 1995

Hi Trev, will do if I get a chance.
Heard that MP is going to get out there on a board.
First time in the water for 26 years.
by steve shearer
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kirra as she used to be - 1995
Replies: 55
Views: 7758

Re: Kirra as she used to be - 1995

Ive heard there were a few "famous" surfers were behind the push to pump the sand to create the SB. I bet they wont be at the paddle out. To quash a complete bullshite internet rumour..........the development of the Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypass Project (TRESBP) had nothing to do with any famous...
by steve shearer
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kirra as she used to be - 1995
Replies: 55
Views: 7758

Re: Kirra as she used to be - 1995

[ The bypass operation is now moving around 480,000 cu. m., which is about what the engineers estimate naturally sweeps up from NSW and across the Tweed mouth each year. Chances of breaking the contract: zero. Chances it'll be renewed down the track: even. But political pressure could change the na...
by steve shearer
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kirra as she used to be - 1995
Replies: 55
Views: 7758

Re: Kirra as she used to be - 1995

The current contract between McConnell-Dowell and the NSW Govt runs for 25 years. It commenced operations in 2001.
So 2026 will be the end of the contract.
D-bah is a man-made beach but it pumped pre bypass.
by steve shearer
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kirra as she used to be - 1995
Replies: 55
Views: 7758

Re: Kirra as she used to be - 1995

thats a 64 dollar question and depends on who you talk to. Morning of the Earth and the MP section at Kirra is pre-groyne. I've just received some footage of MP and Rabbit at Kirra 1975 just post- Big Groyne surfing 6-8 tubes that makes your spine tingle. Full below sea-level grinders on singlefins ...
by steve shearer
Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kirra as she used to be - 1995
Replies: 55
Views: 7758

Re: Kirra as she used to be - 1995

And at the moment the situation is pretty stable. Yes, and it's worth taking a quick snapshot. In the middle of another cyclone season with the worlds best wave (or at least top 5) lying buried under millions of cubic metres of sand. The Superbank just a shadow of it's former self. Very ordinary ba...
by steve shearer
Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kirra as she used to be - 1995
Replies: 55
Views: 7758

Re: Kirra as she used to be - 1995

I'd say they would be stoked. An outlet at North Kirra/Tugun would create a South Straddy style beachbreak in a very favourably aligned stretch of coast. I doubt it would have any direct effect on the sandbank at Burleigh. The current sandbar at Currumbin has been diabolical for at least 6 months. H...
by steve shearer
Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kirra as she used to be - 1995
Replies: 55
Views: 7758

Re: Kirra as she used to be - 1995

... while all along, surfers have had absolutely no say in any of it. The pumpers have already slowed the pumping rate -- over time (probably two years) you'll see a difference at Kirra from this. But they could do more. Question is, will they even pay attention? Not exactly true Nick, if you follo...
by steve shearer
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kirra as she used to be - 1995
Replies: 55
Views: 7758

Re: Kirra as she used to be - 1995

I have a hard time seeing anything different in 'old' Kirra (post breakwall) and today's lowtide Greenmount. They both produce the goods in a very similar way. You obviously don't live anywhere near the Goldy nor-easter, because low-tide Greenmount over 4 foot is breaking out near the shark nets. I...