Autumn fourteen

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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by saltman » Thu May 08, 2014 9:24 am

Me too about 5 years ago but not as big as that shot - it was when Parko was recovering from his foot gash
These days the window is about 1 hour each before the swarms are on it
How's today down your way - a shitty wind up here doesn't bode well for the next few days
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 08, 2014 9:35 am

it's undersized gurgly junk and surprisingly crowded for what it is.
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu May 08, 2014 3:59 pm

Jesus everybody go to Indonesia IMMEDIATELY.

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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by saltman » Fri May 09, 2014 9:15 pm

Yep matticus is gonna score on Monday and Tuesday for sure
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu May 22, 2014 4:48 pm

surely this is the shittest May of the century

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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by steve shearer » Fri May 23, 2014 7:57 am

last May was flaccid. 2007 May was limp.
Both followed by insane Junes.

I'm enjoying the small surf. Loving my small wave boards.
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by crabmeat thompson » Fri May 23, 2014 8:30 am

Nick Carroll wrote:surely this is the shittest May of the century

up here it's been super fun. 4ft and under for the month means if you want a wave, you don't have to bother with the points. Peaks and beachies everywhere.

Monday was one of the best beachie days in the last decade. Offshore, mad banks and 3-4ft the whole day.
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by crabmeat thompson » Fri May 23, 2014 11:44 am

yeah no shit. The 3-4 months of relentless north winds from sept to jan and micro swell was what got me on a sup in the 1st place. I hadta do something to stay fit and be near or in the ocean.

then I found this race training crew over my back fence and got proper hooked.
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by saltman » Fri May 23, 2014 2:40 pm

Cant complain about May
Surfed 4 hours today
2.5 this morning in glassy beach breaks - crowd peaked at 4
later slightly wind affected right hand reef with a couple of others, was very hollow and challenging until mid tide swamped it
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by marauding mullet » Fri May 23, 2014 3:34 pm

Matticus Finch wrote:I saw a couple of waves actually break this morning.
Strange you didn't get good waves today it was really good up here, 3 foot maybe 4 on some sets and sucky on low tide.
The offshore was strong this morning, I went to get up on one and my leg rope was wrapped around both feet. I pulled back and pushed the board over the falls and the wind picked it up and wacked me in the head.
Big crush on the rail with a lot of my hair sticking out of it. >><< Dropped it off at ding repairer, and of course swell on the way up this weekend. :(
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by Donweather » Sun May 25, 2014 5:36 pm

Feck me what a fecking weekend. Took my sons camping for the first time this weekend and scored some amazing conditions and waves in the 3-4ft+ class and offshore winds!!! Absolutely shattered now after unpacking everything and cleaning up. My boys had a ball camping too.

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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by Donweather » Sun May 25, 2014 5:38 pm

But I do have to admit this May has been very hit and miss. When its been good it's been great but its also had some fecking long average spells too.

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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 26, 2014 8:51 am

it's been small but consistent.

good quality due to favourable inshore bathymetry.

Bathymetry trumps almost anything else in this sandbank dependent corner of the globe.
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by crabmeat thompson » Tue May 27, 2014 11:17 am

steve shearer wrote:
Bathymetry trumps almost anything else in this sandbank dependent corner of the globe.
the truth.

Bathymetry is an element swell forecasters/ reporters like swellnet cannot quantify too. They read wave heights and wind with no idea of a local intricacy like Bathymetry ... it's why trying to tell someone on the goldy or at ballina what the waves are like in a 'dawn report' from an office in sydney will never catch on and be taken seriously.

This bank i've been on, scored it so ridiculously oily & fun just now, with 3 other blokes. From out the back bank into the sand every set. Lefts & rights. Must be 100 metre rides, few shoulder high ones around in among some lulls.

yet the dawn report is '1-2 ft don't bother'. Can't complain if it keeps the crowds away, huh? haha
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by Donweather » Tue May 27, 2014 11:31 am

You must have sent all he maps and sups to my bank the. This morning Braithy as there was a thousand of the cvnts where I was surfing. Still scored a few from underneath them but and yeah the banks are bullshit long at the moment. I must have ridden 20-25 waves from our the back to the shore this morning.

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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by alakaboo » Tue May 27, 2014 11:34 am

Bathymetry and local wind and tide effects are the tools of the savvy surfer.
The advantage is soon lost if you start describing it online.
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by crabmeat thompson » Tue May 27, 2014 11:37 am

lol ... yeah, there were no sups where I was Don.

the surface was so oily, I couldn't tell where the waves were breaking until they were practically on me. a nice problem to have.
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by crabmeat thompson » Tue May 27, 2014 11:42 am

alakaboo wrote: The advantage is soon lost if you start describing it online.
A little debatable but yeah mostly I agree.

Knowing little subtleties in swell direction and its effects is a local knowledge thing outsiders would rarely grasp. And like right now I think it was el rancho who said, from lennox to straddie there are no real bad banks at the moment. So everywhere is basically good which means there's enough coastline for everyone to get theirs.

It's more in the leaner times, where you don't want people know there's banks about at certain parts of the tide. imo
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