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by swvic
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3872
Views: 297061

Re: Just general surfing stuff

To encourage kooks is my guess
by swvic
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3872
Views: 297061

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Funny, as I often do, I surfed alone today. I have a club-based history and I loved it and all the surrounding aspects Nick and skip mentioned, but what I definitely don't need is validation from anywhere for my surfing experience
by swvic
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1611
Views: 164710

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

You could be our Paul Linnman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAW4mntPM-w

Iggy could be our George Thornton because he has ready access to explosives
by swvic
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1611
Views: 164710

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

Southern Right washed up on the rocks in Warrnambool a few years ago. Took over a year before it was gone. Shark sightings/interactions still up - surfers and boating fishos. Fisho bloke I know pretty well has stopped surfing. Been seeing too many big whites
by swvic
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Will spring have some zing?
Replies: 36
Views: 4149

Re: Will spring have some zing?

I should try to catch a fish on Saturday then. Winter hasn't been the best this year - hanging around my neck like a sodden heavy woolen blanket. And now spring is nigh. At least there's the sun. I'm in need of it, but fcuk off daylight saving and the relentless devil winds
by swvic
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17746
Views: 1542939

Re: Where did you surf today ?

"Hi, I'm crabmeat", sure has become a thing
by swvic
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 22
Views: 2981

Re: Scotland

Posting this in several threads I hope. What did you think of Fitzroy St in St Kilda?
by swvic
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17746
Views: 1542939

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Not here. Hi, steve
by swvic
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?
Replies: 28
Views: 3521

Re: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?

I think I may have one just under a rib. Same though, can't find it, just hurts like fcuk putting on/taking off booties. Been happening for about 3 years, but haven't had it checked out. If it was inguinal, I probably would 'cause I suspect it will get worse sooner. The smaller the rupture, the less...
by swvic
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly's wave.
Replies: 537
Views: 60489

Re: Kelly's wave.

Turbulence, smurbulence. Legit though it is, what about the wind? Good waves and good surfs are so much better for the relative rarity of all factors aligning. When those things come together, it shall never be bettered. And then there's the adventure factor. Excepting perhaps the very first time, t...
by swvic
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17746
Views: 1542939

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Minus 2 ft obviously Trev. I find the big part of the....how big is the surf scale? Discussion the oddest. I don't think Ive ever seen a wave in Australia that I'd call bigger than 15 ft......maybe 18ft as in wave face size. That presumably would be 6-8ft on the Iggy scale. Head South, old man Ever...
by swvic
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17746
Views: 1542939

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I'm closer :wink:
by swvic
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: winter
Replies: 97
Views: 11793

Re: winter

I took his name out knowing it'd be an easy find if someone wanted too. And then thought it didn't really matter. S'pose I should though

On the healthy bit, it is weird. It was an open and ongoing conversation - at least among mates
by swvic
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: winter
Replies: 97
Views: 11793

Re: winter

Myocardial infarction. Overweight. Always had the propensity to stack it on, but was a fit young bloke into surfing and skateboarding. Went quite sedentary a few years back - long commutes to work and long working hours. It wasn't as if he (and all who knew him) didn't know he was heading that way, ...
by swvic
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: winter
Replies: 97
Views: 11793

Re: winter

Segue Mate I met first year of undergrad in 1995 died on Friday. Just 40. Adored wife & toddler child now without him. Worked tirelessly and grossly underpaid in environmental advocacy since graduation. Some might be dismissive, but I loudly applaud him as the only one I know to have received a pers...
by swvic
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1507
Views: 165746

Re: Midlengths

On small fins. I have a JD 6'2" stepup. Went on a road trip to sth NSW last year and only wanted to take one board so that was it - just in case. Took some tiny fins for smaller days. PG3 in the rear, quad rears in front. Haven't changed them back. Not ideal for smaller days, but more than surfable...
by swvic
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17746
Views: 1542939

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Inside puddles :lol: I didn't go out until 1:30. Wind virtually disappeared and clean as a whistle
by swvic
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 17746
Views: 1542939

Re: Where did you surf today ?

That's it. Didn't think it was going to be that big. Then a guy took off on a set wave and got barreled. Two guys were also surfing just to the south - dunno the name of it. Making crazy drops into lengthy stand up tubes and then getting obliterated. Serious charging