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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:53 am

On the subject of opening the shoulders, a few months of skating has changed my snowboarding stance a fair bit, my back foot is not ducked out as much and my shoulders are more open.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:36 pm

The swell has dropped and swung more south. So while there are still plenty coming through it doesn't have the connecting drive of the first few days. Much more crowded. There's an interesting cast of characters in the line up. Log City of course. Heaps of female log riders, plus hipsters, kids, learners and old stagers like myself. Plus a few middle aged "chargers". Because of the easy take off you get some super novices thinking they are dominating. Plenty of opening shoulders but not much turning involved.

Saw a guy have a total spack out a few days ago. Must have an ice problem. Lost it after missing a wave but then proceeded to hold his head a snarl loudly for quite a while afterwards. There was a brief pause between the two reactions. Thing was the crowds weren't that bad then compared to now. Plenty of waves.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:37 pm

Sounds horrendous
godsavethequeen wrote:I wonder if reg is still thrashing the neighbour's elderly poodle with his wattle branch.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:49 pm

Yes, don't come. We are full already.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:15 pm

put the gates up Beany.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:47 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:27 am
nothing then.

close-out rock runners.

did one good backhand reo opening up the shoulders Godsave.

How was your weight distribution? Manage not to bog that rail?
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Waist high grovel, mostly shutting down.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:05 pm

it was golden, right on the back foot. pow. really crisp.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:18 pm

Nice. Bet you couldn’t resist a little no-claim claim
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Waist high grovel, mostly shutting down.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:36 pm

any time you want a tip god save.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:24 pm

...on ball shaving?

Did a classic...just get one more wave this arvo. Got a few decent set waves for a quick arvo surf then went out for one more with the missus waiting on shore.......45 minutes later...paddled in after not catching another wave. :-?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:10 am

nice one beanpole. we've all been there. curious about your missus waiting all that time though, that situation usual for you two?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:30 am

Lucky Al wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:10 am
nice one beanpole. we've all been there. curious about your missus waiting all that time though, that situation usual for you two?
She had actually gone for an attempted surf on the Shorey. She has had a couple of lessons lately and we brought the foamy. We were down with Junior in his car. So it was a few waves on the Point then a discussion about one more circuit which would have ended well as I got a bomb right through. That’s when the combination of dropping tide and after work crew changed conditions fast.
I’m curious that your missus wouldn’t wait for you, Al. Is that usual for you?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:39 pm

Yes, she never waits for me when I go surfing. Hardly even notices actually. I think she thinks it's just a silly game. Mum waits for me though, even likes watching me surf and taking pictures.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:03 pm

Well, a lot of Asian people don't make a point of hanging at the beach. My mates wife is Lao and she would avoid the beach at all costs when they were living in Bondi. Re: photos...the missus is notorious for pictures of me in the white water at the end of a wave.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:25 pm

Haha, Mum can take a decent one of me. Not video though for some reason she just can't work that one out. All in all though she and Little Baz are good surf trip companions. I'm always happy to have them come along if the surf's up down the road. I'll never forget December 2014 the reef was pumping and the wind howling and rain whipping around and off we went with Mum and Little Baz holding my board on the back of the motorbike, just a five-minute ride but still bloody hard work. Haha, love my Mum she's a ripper.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by No Pants Lance » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:42 pm

I'd have gladly relinquished an unremarkable outing amongst 100 or so 'surfers' in the lineup earlier - the better* of them being those leading animatedly with their right arm on their backhand - for a woman waiting patiently on the shore.

* I counted 3 bloodied heads, two flailing lost boardduetolegropebreak, 1 angryant, and a swathe of part men on pear shaped DHD's .

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:43 pm

Merry Christmas No Pants!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:04 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:05 pm
it was golden, right on the back foot. pow. really crisp.
sounds like me on my mccoy nugget now i've got it wired. as you take off, it's all about staying tight in the pocket and loading up the back foot. from what i see of the gower peninsula and it's faceless mush burgers, it's probably the last board you'd want.
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