Autumn fourteen

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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 27, 2014 12:03 pm

yet somehow Sunday morning, there were three guys out with flawless headhigh peelers.
I snapped of this sequence and swapped rods for board.

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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by alakaboo » Tue May 27, 2014 12:25 pm

I'd give that a 4/10
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 27, 2014 12:27 pm

are you the guy doing the report?
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by alakaboo » Tue May 27, 2014 12:30 pm

Just yanking your chain.
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 27, 2014 12:37 pm

roger that.
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by Donweather » Tue May 27, 2014 12:39 pm

steve shearer wrote:are you the guy doing the report?
LMAO!!!

He gave it a 6/10 this morning Steve. Would you agree? What size was it this morning down your way Steve? It looks to have come in a little under expectations this swell?

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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by crabmeat thompson » Tue May 27, 2014 1:15 pm

it would not be humanly possible to fish while watching those things go down with a few out.

NOT POSSIBLE!
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 27, 2014 1:20 pm

correct Braithy.

as soon as I saw that set I was out there like a rat up a drainpipe.

Sunday fcuking morning!

DonW, he gave it a six and the day of the Year a seven. Guy's a clueless clown.

It was good, DOH, very inconsistent and crowded as all fcuk on the points.
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by el rancho » Tue May 27, 2014 1:50 pm

everywhere is good at the moment.
with these light winds/clean swell, if you've had spare time and haven't found some uncrowded waves you're blowing it.

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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by Cpt.Caveman » Wed May 28, 2014 10:17 am

You weather officionados out there, whats the long range prediction do you think?

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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by crabmeat thompson » Wed May 28, 2014 12:08 pm

Cpt.Caveman wrote:
I need to decide if getting into golf is a good option...

I've been pondering this very question myself.
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by saltman » Wed May 28, 2014 5:16 pm

el rancho wrote:everywhere is good at the moment.
with these light winds/clean swell, if you've had spare time and haven't found some uncrowded waves you're blowing it.
There you go ya went and said it out-loud and its turned to crap within a day! Today looked like spring #*!
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by alakaboo » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:20 pm

steve shearer wrote:are you the guy doing the report?
thermalben on Swellnet wrote:our old Ballina reporter Blair recently picked up a new job that had him rostered on to early shifts, so we've got a new guy Levi doing the reports.
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by Donweather » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:35 pm

Braithy has his mango theory and I have my Agave theory. One of my older Agave's is flowering. Never seen this before but have also noticed it quite common on other agaves around the traps at present. Just wondering if this relates to the current onset of the predicted strong El Nino?

Anyone else know if these plants did similar in 1997 (our last big El Nino)?

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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by alakaboo » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:04 pm

As a matter of fact, 2 agave plants near me last flowered in 1997. But they've been cut down now so I can't validate. And obviously they died, I meant the other ones in the clump.

But I thought they needed rain and fertiliser to flower.
They take 5-40 years to flower depending on species, are you in a place where the plants were all put in about the same time?
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by steve shearer » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:00 pm

could this be the missing link to understanding the ENSO cycle?

not really a cycle, it's an oscillation but you get the drift.
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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by Donweather » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:18 am

alakaboo wrote:As a matter of fact, 2 agave plants near me last flowered in 1997. But they've been cut down now so I can't validate. And obviously they died, I meant the other ones in the clump.

But I thought they needed rain and fertiliser to flower.
They take 5-40 years to flower depending on species, are you in a place where the plants were all put in about the same time?
The one that is flowering at my place is one of the first ones we planted and we haven't removed any pups from her. The mother is flowering and the mother will die at the end of the flowering. My observations are that alot of other Agave's around Brisbane are also flowering at the moment. Something that I've not certainly seen or noticed before occuring on a regular basis. We have not fertilised it nor watered it for a very long time.

These plants thrive on drought conditions. Any wet feet and they die quickly. So my guess is if they're flowering now, these plants are under the impression that we're in for a long, dry hot spring/summer....which would by far be the best conditions for their new plants to commence growing in.

Nice to see that 1997 also had these plants flowering!!!

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Re: Autumn fourteen

Post by crabmeat thompson » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:29 am

long hot/ dry winter, spring and summer ... this means we're back to hardly any swell too, eh?

All i remember in the last drought was I hardly ever surfed anything other than beachies.
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