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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:43 pm

Re: South Coogee....I've seen some of the biggest waves I've seen in Sydney breaking on that outer reef. I've seen people surfing it at that size. I've seen footage of Queenscliff Bombie that probably looks to be 18ft faces but I haven't seen it that big myself. I'm sure WA and Victoria gets bigger but NSW?
How often would that happen?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:41 am

Often enough that to say never is ignorant

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:22 pm

Cronulla point. 2-3 foot. Inconsistent but still a few ok ones coming through. Loofy will be happy to know that I christened his bonzer with its first official tube. Well, more of a 2 second head dip through first reef, but christened nevertheless
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My beef has always and only been with the realistic range available to the average Sydney working stiff
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Davros » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:49 pm

4 to 5 at DY

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:03 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:22 pm
Cronulla point. 2-3 foot. Inconsistent but still a few ok ones coming through. Loofy will be happy to know that I christened his bonzer with its first official tube. Well, more of a 2 second head dip through first reef, but christened nevertheless
Haha you wish cnut. I had a 5 foot mutant of a barrell on that thing, never came out but fark, coulda driven a bus through it.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:03 pm

Davros wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:49 pm
4 to 5 at DY
4-5 what? Cocks in your mouth in the dunnies?
Trev wrote:I have always had a lot of time for Dick
smnmntll wrote:Got one in the mouth once, that was pretty memorable

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:08 pm

Drailed wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:03 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:22 pm
Cronulla point. 2-3 foot. Inconsistent but still a few ok ones coming through. Loofy will be happy to know that I christened his bonzer with its first official tube. Well, more of a 2 second head dip through first reef, but christened nevertheless
Haha you wish cnut. I had a 5 foot mutant of a barrell on that thing, never came out but fark, coulda driven a bus through it.
Doesn't count if you don't make it.
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My beef has always and only been with the realistic range available to the average Sydney working stiff
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Davros » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:18 pm

Drailed wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:03 pm
Davros wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:49 pm
4 to 5 at DY
4-5 what? Cocks in your mouth in the dunnies?
4-5 mutant barrels with me throwing shakas like Buttons at his peak.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:25 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:43 pm
Re: South Coogee....I've seen some of the biggest waves I've seen in Sydney breaking on that outer reef. I've seen people surfing it at that size. I've seen footage of Queenscliff Bombie that probably looks to be 18ft faces but I haven't seen it that big myself. I'm sure WA and Victoria gets bigger but NSW?
How often would that happen?
Whatever. I surfed solid 20' surf in Sydney last year. 15-18' surf the year before. You hunt the first six hours of a superlative swell and there it is. Best bet is a mega south swell with a long interval at the German or a few other spots. It's a shitty five years when you don't get that.

Re elsewhere in Oz, there's 30' days pretty much every year at Cow etc, western Vic and sth Oz. That's been clearly shown by the BWA entries since 2002 if nothing else. To say nothing of Tas.

Again - it don't matter if you didn't see it.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:39 pm

Do you tow in to big waves much Nick or more of a paddler?
Trev wrote:I have always had a lot of time for Dick
smnmntll wrote:Got one in the mouth once, that was pretty memorable

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:54 pm

Today was a repeat of yesterday.

Out in the water by myself at dawn for an hour before a handful of other surfers arrived. Glassy conditions, 10 wave sets, step laddering from head and a half to double, sometimes more. 20 minute wait between sets. Low tide just about all day.

Westerly swell so pretty well unmakeable though.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by brendo » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:16 pm

Drailed wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:03 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:22 pm
Cronulla point. 2-3 foot. Inconsistent but still a few ok ones coming through. Loofy will be happy to know that I christened his bonzer with its first official tube. Well, more of a 2 second head dip through first reef, but christened nevertheless
Haha you wish cnut. I had a 5 foot mutant of a barrell on that thing, never came out but fark, coulda driven a bus through it.
5 foot? driven a bus through it? was it a bus for ommpa loompas?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:18 pm

brendo wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:16 pm
Drailed wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:03 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:22 pm
Cronulla point. 2-3 foot. Inconsistent but still a few ok ones coming through. Loofy will be happy to know that I christened his bonzer with its first official tube. Well, more of a 2 second head dip through first reef, but christened nevertheless
Haha you wish cnut. I had a 5 foot mutant of a barrell on that thing, never came out but fark, coulda driven a bus through it.
5 foot? driven a bus through it? was it a bus for ommpa loompas?
5ft Hawaiian.
Trev wrote:I have always had a lot of time for Dick
smnmntll wrote:Got one in the mouth once, that was pretty memorable

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by brendo » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:32 pm

Drailed wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:18 pm
brendo wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:16 pm
Drailed wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:03 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:22 pm
Cronulla point. 2-3 foot. Inconsistent but still a few ok ones coming through. Loofy will be happy to know that I christened his bonzer with its first official tube. Well, more of a 2 second head dip through first reef, but christened nevertheless
Haha you wish cnut. I had a 5 foot mutant of a barrell on that thing, never came out but fark, coulda driven a bus through it.
5 foot? driven a bus through it? was it a bus for ommpa loompas?
5ft Hawaiian.
yea bra! reeeeping bra!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:33 pm

Three days straight of surf.
Wednesday at Snapper (scratchy after the wind came up), then yesterday and today at my local.
Shame the northerlies are due tomorrow.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Over55yrs » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:44 pm

Manly mid morning on low tide = mostly close outs (better surf there earlier in the week)

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:42 pm

Drailed wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:39 pm
Do you tow in to big waves much Nick or more of a paddler?
Paddle. At my age you don't wanna go near the waves that require towing. If you tow a wave that can be paddled, well, you are less than you could be.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:28 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:25 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:43 pm
Re: South Coogee....I've seen some of the biggest waves I've seen in Sydney breaking on that outer reef. I've seen people surfing it at that size. I've seen footage of Queenscliff Bombie that probably looks to be 18ft faces but I haven't seen it that big myself. I'm sure WA and Victoria gets bigger but NSW?
How often would that happen?
Whatever. I surfed solid 20' surf in Sydney last year. 15-18' surf the year before. You hunt the first six hours of a superlative swell and there it is. Best bet is a mega south swell with a long interval at the German or a few other spots. It's a shitty five years when you don't get that.

Re elsewhere in Oz, there's 30' days pretty much every year at Cow etc, western Vic and sth Oz. That's been clearly shown by the BWA entries since 2002 if nothing else. To say nothing of Tas.

Again - it don't matter if you didn't see it.
Very true. I will take your word for it, Nick......anything else is sceptical. As I have said before I question most calls re: wave size....and I guess I undercall waves by my own standard a lot. That's why I find the tiny wave callers suddenly seem to up the size calls once it's overhead. Purely pedestrian for me these days of course.

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