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Re: The Outsider

Post by steve shearer » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:36 pm

Historically though, UK and Europe lost access to the commons generations ago.

I'm not surprised you can't understand Australians fighting to prevent corporate takeovers of public spaces.
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Re: The Outsider

Post by foamy » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:38 pm

It would be great if the WSL did adopt the FIS model. In the FIS model, they only go where ski locations have applied to have a FIS event.

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Re: The Outsider

Post by steve shearer » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:43 pm

tour would die overnight if they did that.
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Re: The Outsider

Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:46 pm

Surfers aren’t the common man steve, they’re selfish cnuts as you very well know. I’m sure that you benefit indirectly and directly from Lennox’s existing tourism marketing so it smacks of rank hypocrisy when you get all bitey because it’s the wrong kind of tourism
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Post by foamy » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:43 pm

People don’t tend to move to Lennox for noisy American corporate events. They do like country markets and “organic” local events. Tourists do keep things ticking along, but the place doesn’t live or die on maximising tourist numbers.

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Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:51 pm

Maybe not, but it’s a piece of the jigsaw I’m sure. My point is that steve and his merry band of nimbys took it upon themselves to speak on behalf of a community of 8,000 based on the wishes of less than 10% of that as expressed in a no doubt emotive and restrictively distributed petition. His response to my plea to consider the local businesses says it all really. They’re clearly the wrong type of community so their views don’t count
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Re: The Outsider

Post by Beanpole » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:55 pm

Yeah, Lennox is still primarily a surfie village. The cashed up retirees up in the new section wouldn't nessarily want a bigger surf circus rolling in either if they don't surf. It might look good if you live in Ballina.

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Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:21 pm

Foamy’s a retiree who doesn’t surf and he seems mustard keen.
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Re: The Outsider

Post by alakaboo » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:21 am

steve shearer wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Historically though, UK and Europe lost access to the commons generations ago.

I'm not surprised you can't understand Australians fighting to prevent corporate takeovers of public spaces.
The right to roam still exists in many European countries, to a far greater extent than in Australia.
The UK is considering expanding access at the moment.

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Re: The Outsider

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:43 am

steve shearer wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:43 pm
tour would die overnight if they did that.
that's pretty hilarious, there's a heap of high quality surf locations that love having pro surfing events in town.

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Re: The Outsider

Post by Thud » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:00 am

Beanpole wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:55 pm
Yeah, Lennox is still primarily a surfie village. The cashed up retirees up in the new section wouldn't nessarily want a bigger surf circus rolling in either if they don't surf. It might look good if you live in Ballina.
You think? Looks like a place for cashed up WFT types who
are investing in the community to ensure they get city level cappuccino. Could be wrong but, the real estate prices don’t lie.
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

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Re: The Outsider

Post by Trev » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:13 am

alakaboo wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:21 am
steve shearer wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Historically though, UK and Europe lost access to the commons generations ago.

I'm not surprised you can't understand Australians fighting to prevent corporate takeovers of public spaces.
The right to roam still exists in many European countries, to a far greater extent than in Australia.
The UK is considering expanding access at the moment.
You still can't paddle a kayak on most streams though.
But then there's the rambler pathways which seemnto cross private property at will.
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Re: The Outsider

Post by Beanpole » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:22 am

Thud wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:00 am
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:55 pm
Yeah, Lennox is still primarily a surfie village. The cashed up retirees up in the new section wouldn't nessarily want a bigger surf circus rolling in either if they don't surf. It might look good if you live in Ballina.
You think? Looks like a place for cashed up WFT types who
are investing in the community to ensure they get city level cappuccino. Could be wrong but, the real estate prices don’t lie.
I thought I said that. An old school friend who's a retired senior Canberra public servant lives in a white box up near the point. Doesn't surf. Another old buddy lived there for years and brought his kids up there. 100% surf hound. I guess there's pressure as Byron goes burko.

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Re: The Outsider

Post by alakaboo » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:21 am

Trev wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:13 am
alakaboo wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:21 am
steve shearer wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Historically though, UK and Europe lost access to the commons generations ago.

I'm not surprised you can't understand Australians fighting to prevent corporate takeovers of public spaces.
The right to roam still exists in many European countries, to a far greater extent than in Australia.
The UK is considering expanding access at the moment.
You still can't paddle a kayak on most streams though.
But then there's the rambler pathways which seemnto cross private property at will.
Yeah I agree. England has about 8% of the land and 3% of the waterways accessible.
Scandinavia has everyman's right you can basically go anywhere. In Sweden I think you're still allowed to gather a handful of berries and a hatful of mushrooms wherever you go.

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Re: The Outsider

Post by steve shearer » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:49 am

alakaboo wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:21 am
steve shearer wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Historically though, UK and Europe lost access to the commons generations ago.

I'm not surprised you can't understand Australians fighting to prevent corporate takeovers of public spaces.
The right to roam still exists in many European countries, to a far greater extent than in Australia.
The UK is considering expanding access at the moment.
I was primarily referring to the Inclosure Acts whereby common use rights to common lands were ceased when the land was privatised.

That never really happened here in Aus.

I can walk outside my house and be on crown land where I can collect food etc etc.

Right of access to forage, Hunt, fish are very much more restricted in the UK, Right to Roam laws notwithstanding.
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Re: The Outsider

Post by Beanpole » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:54 am

You still need a fishing licence. Can't go hoovering up drumfulls of sea urchins and trepang.

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Re: The Outsider

Post by swvic » Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:02 pm

Tragedy of the Commons

Shearer grazes 🐐
Shearer’s neighbour grazes 🐐 🐐
Shearer’s neighbour’s neighbour grazes 🐐 🐐 🐐
Shearer declares this is fcuked so adds to herd
Regardless of community resentments and fighting among neighbours, Commons loses capacity to sustain any 🐐s

Govt intervenes to cease common use and land is privatised
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Re: The Outsider

Post by steve shearer » Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:05 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:43 am
steve shearer wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:43 pm
tour would die overnight if they did that.
that's pretty hilarious, there's a heap of high quality surf locations that love having pro surfing events in town.
Really?
Where?

I mean it's an interesting question.
Lennox has explicitly and comprehensively rejected the WSL.
As has Angourie, albeit not so explicitly.

I doubt whether any other North Coast point would be welcoming. South Coast reefs? Don't think so.

South Australia has been hostile to the WSL overtures, as has NWWA.

I'd be very interested to see whether Burleigh Heads would welcome back a CT.

Other parts of the world?

I'd love to see a high quality poll of the North Shore residents/surfers to get an accurate gauge on community support for the WSL CT events there.
My understanding is support is far from unanimous.

These things have never been put to the test.

To my knowledge the Lennox Petition is the only hard numerical data we have and thirty times more people were opposed to it than in favour.

Wonder how a petition would fare in J-Bay?

Capetown rejected pro surfing.

My understanding is that after the Quiksilver Masters was held in Bundoran in 2001 the Irish Surfing Assocation rejected full scale pro surfing comps, and that is why Ireland, despite an abundance of world class surf is CT free.

You would think a Bali leg of the Tour would be a complete no-brainer for the Tour. Back to back at Keramas and Ulus.
I believe the Ulus village heads rejected CT surfing there.

Why is there no functioning Indo leg of the Tour?

If Fiji loves pro surfing so much, what happened to Cloudbreak?

Supposedly dropped due to a lack of Govt support according to then CEO Sophie Goldschmidt.


America can't support a single coastal CT.


where are you referring to Nick?

Teahupoo is the only place I can think of that supports your thesis.
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