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winter 2018

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:46 am
by crabmeat thompson
yesterday was the first day of winter i haven't surfed. so far, so good.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:03 am
by steve shearer
It's been noice, chugging along.

some ruler edged sand around.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:33 am
by crabmeat thompson
Yeah, that last S swell blunted a few sharp banks... but there's still some good ones around.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:15 pm
by Rustt
banks down here all time, but cold wet and windy.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:44 pm
by crabmeat thompson
Rustt wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:15 pm
banks down here all time, but cold wet and windy.
cold and windy is right in my wheelhouse. i'm craving a cold water mission in my 5mm!

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:52 am
by steve shearer
V interesting setup ahead, hints of a baby black nor-easter.

Lots of E swell inbound.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:51 am
by crabmeat thompson
i fear it's too much swell, and a bank busting clusterfuck is in the midsts.

shame ... there's all kindsa dreamy sand set ups here right now.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:36 pm
by Beanpole
Very south swell. Bronte was holding if anyone could get out....but no one looked like trying. Lurline Bay was Fcuking ginormous in the sets with six guys out and sitting wide. Huge set came through and snorted everyone. One guy snapped his board and then had a very dodgy paddle into the rocks. Still trying to get in when we left. It's dodgy getting in there at the best of times. He spent about fifteen minutes going nowhere once he got anywhere near the rock shelf after a fairly long and slow paddle. Hope he is fit.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:22 pm
by steve shearer
you left him there without offering assistance and making sure he got in safely?

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:28 pm
by alakaboo
Sun was over the yardarm.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:33 pm
by buddy
Beanpole nominated for COTY

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:19 pm
by Trev
Saw one of those helicopter rescue shows a while back with surfers stuck outside in Lurline Bay.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:31 pm
by Beanpole
There was a helicopter there plus quite a few onlookers.....and of course his six mates. Someone jumped in to paddle out near him. They didn't seem too concerned. Watched it for a while though and contemplated calling the ambos. I guess it's no heavier than Ours like that though. He wasn't waving at the chopper or asking for assistance as far as I could see. About the biggest I've seen Lurline break.

I remember a few years ago a bunch had to tie there boards together and try to make it to Coogee. About five klms away.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:12 pm
by channels
If I had to guess, I’d say Sydney is on track for its driest winter ever.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:48 am
by steve shearer
pretty lame winter.

we still haven't got anywhere near the S swell we had second week of Jan.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:34 am
by Beanpole
I've had heaps of waves, Steve. Plenty in the head high to overhead range. Plus seen some of the biggest south swell I can remember for quite while.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:05 pm
by steve shearer
winters over.

Re: winter 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:52 pm
by crabmeat thompson
spring in freaking july... my spirits have been killed!