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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:04 pm

Canguu is ok with a bit of onshore I reckon
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:13 pm

super fun 4-6' shit flying everywhere, but warm. Felt like the North Shore in a 30 knot NE trade wind.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:17 pm

Queenscliff, windy as hell, not as big as what NC surfed but 3-4 foot. Hard to get into them but just offshore enough to be super smooth when you got onto one.

Not really crowded either. Heaps of waves to go around.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:53 pm

whoa, strange surf, full on 20-plus-knot southerly, some deep swell pulse from the ENE, a fair bit of scattered SE windswell, and an occasional six wave set from the SE too.

All only adding up to 5' or so but every now and then something a bit larger.

Guessing the ENE bit is coming off the front edge of the winds on the eastern side of this low, the rubbish is just form the coastal winds, and the SE sets are from the bottom edge of the low as it begins to develop.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:54 pm

i feel a deep enmity towards surfers when i'm not surfing. i hate all their bullshit about where'd you surf today and where was the wind coming from and what was the swell period and wave size and how about your surfboard dimensions and volume and all that crap. they just rabbit on and on. they are the biggest wankers. god i'm glad i'm not one of them when i'm not surfing.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:15 pm

Shut up Al, all you do is talk.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:33 pm

really alakaboo? i always thought i was an action man. but what you've said today makes me want to take a good look at myself. thank you for your honesty and directness. will check back in tomorrow. mind you if you're wrong there'll be hell to pay - i'll talk even more than before. just one good look should be all it takes i estimatise.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:49 pm

hey i just realised talk is all anyone does on a discussion forum! not fair.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:01 pm

:D
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:48 pm

well speaking for myself, at least now I understand some part of the deep concealed enmity I've always felt from you toward me Al. Some clarity at least.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by foamy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:55 pm

But Lucky Al, the only time you can tastefully talk about surfing is when you are not surfing.

Obviously, conversation should be kept at a bit of a minimum while actually surfing. But, if a person wants to pass a brief comment about their daughter's new soccer coach, or their new kitchen tiles or why Cheryl's new boyfriend is a real dickhead, then that is quite OK. But while surfing, listening to someone spruik on about their theory of surfing or the WSL or surfboards or waves previously caught etc, that is extremely annoying. Whereas, talking about the same subjects at the pub is quite OK. I would contend, the only reasonable time to talk about surfing is when you are not surfing.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:11 pm

I would think it a perfectly natural reaction from a bloke who can surf really well but whose life circumstances have conspired to mostly keep him from doing it.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:16 pm

i was joking fellas, i'm actually one of you.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:20 pm

last week i rode a 5'10" von sol flying manta in sub-optimal conditions - waist-high lefts with slight cross-shore and bit of bump in the face.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:30 pm

foamy wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:55 pm
But Lucky Al, the only time you can tastefully talk about surfing is when you are not surfing.

Obviously, conversation should be kept at a bit of a minimum while actually surfing. But, if a person wants to pass a brief comment about their daughter's new soccer coach, or their new kitchen tiles or why Cheryl's new boyfriend is a real dickhead, then that is quite OK. But while surfing, listening to someone spruik on about their theory of surfing or the WSL or surfboards or waves previously caught etc, that is extremely annoying. Whereas, talking about the same subjects at the pub is quite OK. I would contend, the only reasonable time to talk about surfing is when you are not surfing.
you're too reasonable foamy. not fair!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:33 pm

that fying manta really skimmed me through the flat. geez i love a one-foot reform with channel pump and shorey close-out reo! :)

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:39 pm

What's the depth of the concaves Al?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:55 pm

very shallow. i didn't measure. here's a picture, just a second.

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