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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:30 pm

You're not alone on that buddy.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:07 am

Haven't surfed Dbah in 30 years.
Surfed Burleigh on New Year's Day morning 5 years ago. Not too crowded but a bit full.
Currumbin the same week. Rip was insane.
Crappy Snapper the same trip.
Angourie on the way up and back.
Not a great deal of desire to battle the crowds up there anymore.
There's a lot of less crowded quality waves between here and there.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:20 am

Nusa Dual was just OK yesterday.

I road back in heavy rain, no problem, I was in boardies and a wetshirt anyway.

Today is actually offshore, but the swell is tiny. Last year it was well overhead or bigger a lot of the time.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:54 pm

Great surf on a north coast beachie this morning, head high sets, long walls. Bonzer was flying.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by black duck » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:29 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:20 am
Nusa Dual was just OK yesterday.

I road back in heavy rain, no problem, I was in boardies and a wetshirt anyway.

Today is actually offshore, but the swell is tiny. Last year it was well overhead or bigger a lot of the time.
Finally Cranked gets kind of skunked. Welcome to my world . May you have 2 weeks of onshore dribble just to even up the scorecard. You and your double overhead glassy impossibles with 4 guys out can fcuk right off.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:58 pm

I am getting skunked for sure black duck. From all reports and from watching endless vids, this wet season was the best of the decade.

But it all went to pieces a few days before I arrived. To add to that I was riding new boards and my surfing skills seemed to have deserted me. Black depression was hovering in my mind.

But then, this morning the rain cleared, the wind switched offshore: Temples had some OK waves, a friendly crew, and suddenly, I could surf again :-D-:

The rain was back in the afternoon, the swell dropped, and the onshores were, well, onshore.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by black duck » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:22 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:58 pm
I am getting skunked for sure black duck. I was riding new boards and my surfing skills seemed to have deserted me. Black depression was hovering in my mind. The rain was back in the afternoon, the swell dropped, and the onshores were, well, onshore.
This represents the majority of my surfing life
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:05 am

Fcuk it's the Indian Ocean dipole that causing this Indonesian swell anomaly and the droughts and fires in Oz.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... al-heating
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:18 am

Perhaps that post would better in First World Problems?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:14 am

At least a decent period swell from a good direction - 19s SSW - though small, is supposed to arrive late morning. For the week I've been here it's been 6-10s from 3 different directions and wind affected.

Swell energy goes from the last week's 150-250kJ to 400-900kJ for the next week.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:21 pm

I nabbed a couple of smooth little point waves in the dark this morn. My first one was, well, hard to see. In fact i mistook the clouds on the horizon for the lip and stuffed it up! Need daylight saving to end stat, It got stoopid busy out there.

Great swell direction
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:19 pm

Cranked wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:14 am
At least a decent period swell from a good direction - 19s SSW - though small, is supposed to arrive late morning. For the week I've been here it's been 6-10s from 3 different directions and wind affected.

Swell energy goes from the last week's 150-250kJ to 400-900kJ for the next week.
We watch Surfers of Bali regularly. Hope to see you on there one day, Cranky. The photographer seems to be more interested in g string wearing wahines however. Not that I can blame him. Some classic stuff on there. Batu Balung looks like a complete tropical version of Bondi without the grunt.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:32 pm

They seem to mainly cover the Canggu area with less frequent forays just about anywhere else in Bali.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:15 pm

Ulus gets a pretty good run....and Padang.....Impossibles......Balngan. Definitely a lot of Canggu.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by black duck » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:34 pm

Never surfed impossibles. Give us a run down Cranked. What’s it like?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:47 pm

There's three major take-off zones spread over 600m. It's doesn't really work until it's overhead (the bigger the better), the swell is from a particular direction, and the offshore is blowing. Lots of closeouts, it sections really, really fast, every move, and your line, has to be focused on getting down the line. It's not called Impossibles for no reason.

Exhilarating speed and absolute focus. No stalling for a barrel.

When conditions are right it's a 600m ride. Works best at overhead to triple overhead. Bigger than that it's just the third takeoff zone thats used by most people. There's a big trench there that focuses the swell from double overhead and up.

Works on all tides, a bit fatter and easier on the high.

I've only ever caught about half a dozen waves for the full length. Most times it's in just one of the three takeoff zones and making just one zone is reward enough. Without all of the three conditions it's often at best a 50 to 100m ride.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:18 am

Offshores, sun and swell today, all day, and more to come. Very low tide this morning with a long period swell. Only a few out, as it's a long period swell there's long waits between sets.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by offshore1 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:28 pm

Very low tide, just had a perigee full moon.
High tides, too, as there is only a finite amount of water on this little planet, should be unusually fulsome.

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