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by Cranked
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980602

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: 24837
Views: 3980602

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: 8059
Views: 1306507

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: 8059
Views: 1306507

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: 8059
Views: 1306507

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: 11271

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: 11271

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: 11271

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: 11271

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...
by Cranked
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 11271

Re: The Outsider

Steve, you said on Swellnet “it's amazing, 30 years into the "dream Tour" 50 years plus of pro surfing and the only model they can make work is bums on seats/big top surfing. that has to be about the most monumental failure of imagination in any international sport, when you consider what pro surfi...
by Cranked
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8059
Views: 1306507

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Well that looks idyllic Al
by Cranked
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980602

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Percentages of Ozzies on the Bukit etc. Yeah that really owes a lot to pro surfing. Right. No more graphic demonstration of the real causes of surf crowding exists than Bali. Why do think I spend all my time on the Bukit Nick? The answer is because its way, way easier for me to get really good wave...
by Cranked
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980602

Re: Where did you surf today ?

marauding mullet wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:16 pm
Oh no Cranked, have you learnt nothing? When you use specific numbers it fills people here with white hot rage.
:shock:
by Cranked
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980602

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I wonder what the Margaret River area would have been like if there had never been a WSL comp there. I'm guessing, very crudely, a reduction in surfers by maybe 30 to 80 percent?
by Cranked
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: General snow stuff
Replies: 518
Views: 162516

Re: General snow stuff

There's bushfires all around us, the day is heating rapidly, 70kph winds are going to fan the flames, we're locked down.... what a wonderful vision boo
by Cranked
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24837
Views: 3980602

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Any reaction?
by Cranked
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8059
Views: 1306507

Re: Just general surfing stuff

anymore questions from the peanut gallery? Just a comment from Rabbidge: “To this day I still don’t think guys should be riding a lot of concave in fast or bigger waves,” he says. “If you can push volume you’ll go so much better; you’ll go faster, you’ll do bigger manoeuvres, you’ll do everything. ...
by Cranked
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.
Replies: 85
Views: 7712

Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Gees Surffoils you're a design and build resource, wish I had something weird for you to work on.