Autumn

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Re: Autumn

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:47 pm

Surfed maroubra early with some fun sideband peaks from the start of the building south swell.

Then went to check out Coogee reef and wedding cake . Hard to judge size from the distance, but the cake looked to be already nearly double overhead.

Coogee reef I'm not that fussed about. But I'd like to finally have a piece of cake ;)

Hopefully I can luck some favourable winds with the next proper big south swell. Biggest board I've got is only an 8'0 which is meant to be the minimum practical entry ticket for the wave

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Re: Autumn

Post by steve shearer » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:27 am

halfway through, 9/10
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Re: Autumn

Post by saltman » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:36 am

loving the morning chill, lingering offshores and consistent swell
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Re: Autumn

Post by Beanpole » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:44 pm

23 degree water....makes you want to linger longer.

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Re: Autumn

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:52 am

Easy 9/10. Best autumn I can remember for constant swell. There's been maybe only three days so far below two feet. The rest of its been mostly head high or well overhead.
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Re: Autumn

Post by Drailed » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:06 am

How's the local banks Iggy, couple times I have driven past for the good conditions, it has looked pretty average...
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Re: Autumn

Post by steve shearer » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:11 pm

hows that dicky knee going Loof.....have you been diligent with your rehab.
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Re: Autumn

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:17 pm

Drailed wrote:How's the local banks Iggy, couple times I have driven past for the good conditions, it has looked pretty average...
The banks are sublime. Just very tide dependant for now (lower the better) but only due to the long period swells at the moment. If it was running 8 secs those banks would be reeling off like points.
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Re: Autumn

Post by JET01 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:43 am

Hatchnam wrote:will give get to give this 6'10 puppy it's first run in the 6foot plus region. based on how it went on saturday (cutting like a scalpel through bumpy double overhead peaks) it should eat it up no probs.

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Re: Autumn

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:06 am

Hi Jet. Thanks but I will never sell it. Big call, but it's the best surfboard I've ever owned or ridden. magic on waves like Sandon, voodoo, and Cronulla point. Or anything head high and bigger with power and a wall to tear down. There's volume in the board, but there's nothing corky about it, the whole board looks and feels refined. Its like a fine scalpel when you put it on rail. you can really drive hard through turns and cover good ground. I fkn love it. 6'10 x 20 x 2 5/8. With a 7.5 inch flex fin that I place dead centre along the fin box, and the little zig fins for side bites which keep the board feeling lively. ( standard sized side bites stiffen the board too much, and I don't want to surf the board as a 2+1, it's long and sleek and goes best with drawn out single fin type carves )
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Re: Autumn

Post by Drailed » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:27 am

Steve, yeah thanks for the reminder - have been slacking off a bit, back into it yesterday and today.

Gutted to be missing this time of year in the water, it really is my favourite season, everything about it is perfect. Swell, winds, day and night temperature.
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Re: Autumn

Post by steve shearer » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:34 am

Injuries are an opportunity to come back stronger.
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Re: Autumn

Post by JET01 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:54 am

Hatchnam wrote:Hi Jet. Thanks but I will never sell it. Big call, but it's the best surfboard I've ever owned or ridden. magic on waves like Sandon, voodoo, and Cronulla point. Or anything head high and bigger with power and a wall to tear down. There's volume in the board, but there's nothing corky about it, the whole board looks and feels refined. Its like a fine scalpel when you put it on rail. you can really drive hard through turns and cover good ground. I fkn love it. 6'10 x 20 x 2 5/8. With a 7.5 inch flex fin that I place dead centre along the fin box, and the little zig fins for side bites which keep the board feeling lively. ( standard sized side bites stiffen the board too much, and I don't want to surf the board as a 2+1, it's long and sleek and goes best with drawn out single fin type carves )
Sounds epic... and at those dimensions it would definitely fin in my triple (fits 4 boards) wheelie travel bag with my 3 other shorties. ;)
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Re: Autumn

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:08 am

Jet. Get rabbidge to shape you one. He calls the model a (performance) fat boy. His website no longer exists so try intagram or facey for mark rabbidge.

To me, that model is a McCoy done right! :)

>> takayama flo egg is another similar board. Low rail single fin built for full rail carves etc.
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Re: Autumn

Post by Beanpole » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:47 pm

Wish I hadn't sold mine to someone who came around for dinner. It was a thruster. Good at Sandon, Bali, etc.
I think he's on Instagram but his site has been site has been down for a while.

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Re: Autumn

Post by JET01 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:17 pm

not sure if i've posted pics of my red 6'8 red pcc single fin. But i could always get Stuart to put side bites in it.
I have a bit of fun on it in Indo last year, would make it a little more versatile. I should probably just save my $$$ and not worry about it, my skills don't really justify it. But when has frothin' over board design ever been about skill?
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Re: Autumn

Post by steve shearer » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:10 pm

Hatchnam wrote: He calls the model a (performance) fat boy.

heheheheheh
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Re: Autumn

Post by buddy » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:12 pm

steve shearer wrote:halfway through, 9/10
From the Richmond to flat rock would lucky to be a 1/10.
Filth water, shit banks and winds with south in it.

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