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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by offshore1 » Sat May 25, 2019 11:09 am

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by BA » Sat May 25, 2019 11:28 am

steve shearer wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:22 am
The other way of thinking, expressed by Derek Hynd in Litmus, that surfing as you get older is all about "joy in the water" seems to be more characteristic of a longer involvement.
Definitely.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Sat May 25, 2019 11:37 am

Thud wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:07 am
How good surfers get DRIVE out of light performance boards in weak waves is beyond me. That's a f&ckibg big skill right there. Doing decent turns is easy if you've got that thing driving. Otherwise start wiggling and pumping.
Only a small percentage can. The rest are fùcking kidding themselves. Old mate in the red shirt in that over 40’s comp footage included.

Busting the most radical turns in the waves most critical section sure beats the shit out of gliding or nose riding, takes a lot more skill, and is a hell of a lot more exciting. I think most would agree on that.

But if your link up between your rad turns is underpowered, jagged and tic tacky and looks like utter shit, then the ugly eye sore wins out.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
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That's fine but the scale is inherently elitist.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Sat May 25, 2019 11:44 am

reckon Godsave is a ticky tacky jagged flipper flapper Iggs?
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 Hatchnam » Sat May 25, 2019 11:46 am

Without a fûcking doubt.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
Beanpole wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:10 am
That's fine but the scale is inherently elitist.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Sat May 25, 2019 11:53 am

Just imagine it in booties, hood and gloves and water the colour of baby shitt.

yuck!
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 Hatchnam » Sat May 25, 2019 12:11 pm

Middle aged, 6 mil wettie, small sloppy waves on a sheltered
coastline, freezing cold water, defiantly “core”.

He’d be flapping harder than a seagull choking on a hot chip.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
Beanpole wrote:
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That's fine but the scale is inherently elitist.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat May 25, 2019 12:44 pm

I bet he thinks the surfer having the most "fun" is the BEST surfer

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat May 25, 2019 12:48 pm

Poor fellow is way off with the "no right and wrong" thing though

There's no moral point to be made re surfing style and technique, no right and wrong, but man there are very much things that work and things that don't. And most of the things that work, work across all kinds of surfboard and most kinds of wave.

Like I am watching a heat at Keramas right now, and Steph Gilmore is a thing that works, and Nikki Van Dijk is a thing that doesn't quite work.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by BA » Sat May 25, 2019 12:59 pm

You’re wasting your breath. He’s currently in bed having perfunctory intercourse.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sat May 25, 2019 1:36 pm

Don't worry about the Mean Girls GST. They are just premenstral because the surfs flat.

So what would our brains trust qualify as an intermediate surfer?
Bottom end is easy but the distinction between the top end and advanced to me seems as much about rhythm as individual skills.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Sat May 25, 2019 1:44 pm

Steph looks great on singles, twins, HPS. Elegant thing, she is.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sat May 25, 2019 2:06 pm

Killing it in this heat.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by BA » Sat May 25, 2019 2:24 pm

10 all day, every day. What a wave.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sat May 25, 2019 4:49 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 10:34 am
steve shearer wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:38 am
Recently?

I've been here for ten years and you've had it all that time.
Stepped up a notch over the last year. I mean really crap surf. I used to get frustrated but now I am more accepting. My philosophical approach has developed to the next level. Recent trip up the coast reminded me of the pay off for persevering.

I think gradually dialling my current ride in has kept me interested as well. Also because I can chuck it in the car easily and it duck dives way better than my other regular ride makes it handy.

I really mean my idea of why I'm paddling out has been affected, as we have been discussing, by all these adult learners. They are happy to just catch a wave. Why not?
From my perspective, surfing really good waves a lot of the time, my ambition is not so much to ride better per se, but to catch and make those 200-500m waves, then to do it on bigger and bigger waves. No one really gives a fcuk how you do it, just so long as you do. But its the Balinese who really impress, taking amazing lines and generating incredible speed.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Sat May 25, 2019 5:16 pm

GSTQ arrives in Australia and can barely contain his excitement.

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steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
Beanpole wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:10 am
That's fine but the scale is inherently elitist.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Sat May 25, 2019 5:53 pm

I hope you’re not suggesting I’m a goofyfoot

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