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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 25, 2020 6:43 pm

yeah my mate who is a lifeguard said they rang him at 7.30 and told him to scramble the RWC.....he said fcuk that , thats a death mission get the chopper.



I was staggered by how many kooks on shitty boards paddled out today.
um, yeah that epoxy 5'10" is gunna work great in full throated 8-10ft point surf. Not.

lot of eurokooks came out of the woodwork.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Mon May 25, 2020 7:11 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 6:37 pm
kinda hoping this swell doesn't claim anyone
Only kinda?

Trev, do you know if that blue and white board is a Tolhurst?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Mon May 25, 2020 8:35 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 7:11 pm
Nick Carroll wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 6:37 pm
kinda hoping this swell doesn't claim anyone
Only kinda?

Trev, do you know if that blue and white board is a Tolhurst?
Not sure.
The guy's a regular but I've never noticed the make.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Over55yrs » Tue May 26, 2020 1:29 pm

Southern corner on the NBs - despite the wind a better surf today.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cuttlefish » Tue May 26, 2020 6:59 pm

Beanpole, that's a Tolhurst for sure.
Tried surfing one of the 7'2"s in that tech (lightning) and it didn't paddle across the flats well or catch waves easily at all. Once up and riding it felt nice and loose but the poor paddling/wave catching left me non-plussed. Never tried any of the longboards.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Tue May 26, 2020 7:29 pm

Before this last mega swell have being watching a few guys on fishes get some great rides. The brand is Wishstix made by a central coast guy. Read an article about him, basically the boards are cut down 7S models. He designed the 7S fish for GSI. Reckons GSI just bigged them up for beginners but the actual fish sized boards go great guns.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue May 26, 2020 7:47 pm

Wizstiz?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue May 26, 2020 7:50 pm

Cuttlefish wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 6:59 pm
Beanpole, that's a Tolhurst for sure.
Tried surfing one of the 7'2"s in that tech (lightning) and it didn't paddle across the flats well or catch waves easily at all. Once up and riding it felt nice and loose but the poor paddling/wave catching left me non-plussed. Never tried any of the longboards.
I've been toying with getting a new mal like that. I have to say the old Tolhurst fish I've got catches waves insanely well. Rode thls Tolhurst Mal a few times at Hanalei Bay that went great as well.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cuttlefish » Tue May 26, 2020 8:16 pm

If I was going to buy a mal and wanted epoxy I'd buy a Sunova over a Tolhurst due to the robust construction of the Sunova vs the Tolhurst and I'd be confident in the shapes would perform. Been riding an 8' 8ball I bought from Freshiedude (who may chime in as he has some Sunova longboards) and it is an exceptional board.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue May 26, 2020 9:50 pm

Yep. As I said Ive been having some fun on Tolhurst boards. I love my old fish.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Grooter » Wed May 27, 2020 4:20 pm

Not today but yesterday I surfed Gunnamatta over lunch. Fcuk me it was good, super clean, plenty of power. Shit load of people out but standard wasn't high so I got my fair share.

Heard that my office may not open for my team until later this year - that means lots more surfing in my future, assuming I don't change jobs.....
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed May 27, 2020 5:12 pm

Went for a drive down the beach just before dark. Plenty of parks.
Looks like we have some banks after the tempest.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Wed May 27, 2020 5:59 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 7:47 pm
Wizstiz?
No. Wizfizz
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed May 27, 2020 6:52 pm

wizstix
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed May 27, 2020 7:05 pm

Like Steve said.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu May 28, 2020 10:02 am

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu May 28, 2020 6:38 pm

Had a fun little surf in front of the trees at Avoca today. 3ftrs with a little bit of attitude over a nice bank and about 3 people out. Got some fun ones. Always good to mine-sweep the left overs after a big swell and the circus has left town.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Grooter » Fri May 29, 2020 6:50 pm

Big Left at Flinders, second day in a row. Perfect conditions, blue sky, sunshine and 3 metre on the face swell trains.

Why would I ever go back to travelling an hour and 10 minutes to and from work 5 days a week and miss out on this? I'm more productive in this climate than I ever was in the office

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