Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by BA » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:45 pm

He's obviously taking lots of drugs. Good ones too by the look of it.
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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:24 pm

nah, running underwater = zero gravity. running down there, the ocean floor is like lightly touching pillows with your feet.

still can't extend my toes and duckdive or do a bottom turn or jog on solid ground.

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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:27 pm

BA wrote:He's obviously taking lots of drugs. Good ones too by the look of it.

nup, just taped the broken one straight then taped it again against the one beside it.
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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by alakaboo » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:35 pm

What are the dims of your sup braithy?
And weight.
And what sort of pace on flat water?

I keep trying to like it but my one at least is a pain to transport, slow, doesn't catch waves very well and surfs them with about as much grace as Clive Palmer at a buffet. Woefully wind affected, and if you do catch anything decent while fishing you've got no leverage.

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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:39 pm

not sure the weight boo, but I've carried it over a kilometre (nearly two) after I busted a fin on a downwind run from snapper. It's all carbon fibre so not heavy.

its' 12'6" x 27, which I think is in the ball park of 280l ...


they're super good on the flats, but really excellent in the ocean, for downwinder's and ins & outs (usually go from right out the back rocks at the alley and catch waves into the beach at palmy turn around and do it again 8 or 9 times.

just a great all rounder.


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there's a photo but I can't be arsed resizing it for the forum of Jacko from our training group (think he finished 8th or 9th on the world tour last year) on a solid 6-8ft wave at the alley on his.


... if you're ever down this way we go out every morning bar fri & sun at 5am and tues & thurs arvy at 5pm for training sessions. you can hire the boards for 10 bucks and training costs you nothing but a litre of sweat.

I just got back from a quick 5km paddle up the creek away from the people towards wendts. she's hot outside and that sun just x-ray'd me. haha

the pace, I try and do 7-minute kilometres. So from thrower bridge to wendts is 8km, I try and do that in under an hour (56 mins) ... it's hard going to keep it at that. So far my best is an hour flat.

Jake and Jacko from the group hold the record at about 42 or 44 minutes or something like that.
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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by Trev » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:55 pm

^
Thrower's Bridge.
That'd be the old one beside the original primary school site. We used to jump/ dive off there after school.
Thrower's Garage (BP) was on the northern end of it opposite the school.
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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by alakaboo » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:22 pm

I'm thinking of commuting by sup or kayak.
Variety and also the ride is too short to really be exercise. Sup would be a lot easier to store at either end. It'd be about 5.5kms one way, wind typically against you both ways.

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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:49 pm

5k against the tide and/ or wind on a sup will get a good burn happening. If you did that everyday you'd get pretty fit.

do you get pain anywhere after a 5k paddle? hips, lower back, shoulders or anywhere else? a few technique sessions and that'll sort all that out if you do.
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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by tonks » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:54 pm

alakaboo wrote:I'm thinking of commuting by sup or kayak.
Really?

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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by alakaboo » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:33 pm

Yeah, it's an itch I have to scratch. Bugs me that the river isn't used much, and thinking of trolling occasionally. Lots of big things in the river and not just bull sharks.
I've done a lot of paddling, that paddle takes about half an hour in a kayak and less on a ski, depending on the citycat drivers. On my current SUP I'd be better off walking if the wind was against me.

Braithy I mainly feel it in the top of my quads. And my feet after an hour or so and my obliques if I haven't done much recently
If I was going to SUP I'd get some technical advice, we used to train with an Olympic kayaker and after the frustration of building a new stroke it was like a different sport

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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:28 am

Could you ladies please take your shipping news to the dedicated SUP thread.

This thread is for weather and surf forecasting chat.



Trev, please earn your ice vo-vos and milky tea this morning and moderate this thread.
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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by Yuke Hunt » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:08 am

steve shearer wrote:Could you ladies please take your shipping news to the dedicated SUP thread.

This thread is for weather and surf forecasting chat.
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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by tonks » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:20 am

alakaboo wrote:Yeah, it's an itch I have to scratch. Bugs me that the river isn't used much, and thinking of trolling occasionally. Lots of big things in the river and not just bull sharks.
Where would you stash it during the day?

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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by alakaboo » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:39 am

There is a secure garage at work, I've worked out where I can get out of the water and would have wheels to drag it to work.

And fishing, Steve. Did you miss that bit? People are catching metre-plus barra and threadfin and jacks up to 5kg

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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:45 am

but would you eat anything you caught in there?
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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by alakaboo » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:49 am

Depends what it was and where and when I caught it.
Most of the big species are migratory, and the floods removed a lot of the industrial pollution.

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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by 8 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:20 pm

Check out the blob on GFS 4th Feb..... oh please, it's been too long.

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Re: Summer 15 -- enter the el niño

Post by 8 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:32 am

ah well it's moved by a few days and couple thousand km's.....hard not to get excited this time of year.

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