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Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by Rustt » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:59 am

Over the years I have tried watching surfing contests, live and of late on the computer and it's just plain boring. The only time I really enjoy watching is whilst I am paddling back out.
Do anyone else find it boring to watch?

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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by BA » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:17 am

Nope. Especially when theres good waves. Best thing Fuel ever did. Great viewing on a big TV.

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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:32 am

It shits all over watching Cricket, Cycling, Cricket, golf, cricket, AFL - unless your team is playing, Cricket, two scrub NRL teams fumbling a ball in the rain and cricket.

Even in bad waves it's better then the above mentioned.
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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by offshore1 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:46 am

what about cricket? pretty awesum. that and the girls' surfing connie at Bells..

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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by Rustt » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:10 pm

Braithy wrote:It shits all over watching Cricket, Cycling, Cricket, golf, cricket, AFL - unless your team is playing, Cricket, two scrub NRL teams fumbling a ball in the rain and cricket.

Even in bad waves it's better then the above mentioned.
The only one of those I like watching is AFL, any team as long as it's a good game way more exciting than surfing. I like watching surfing, but really only before I go out, if I see good surf, I just have to go. Used to pull up in the Bell's carpark years ago when the Easter contest was on, back when you could watch the trials from your car, all me and me mates could say was, fu##, that looks good lets go surfing, even when the waves are crap, I watch for a little while and I have to go somewhere to surf.

Watching surfing on tv, can't hack the commentary, it's ridiculous.

Ke11y Slater, great surfer but he's got nothing else has he. (Okay he does have 10's of millions of $)

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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by Natho » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:08 pm

Don' t know if I'd go as far to say watching surf comps is boring, but I'm not that into watching the comps.I might watch a few highlights, but I'd mutch rather be surfing myself than watching it. I find the commentary pretty lame too to be honest. I guess you can't please everyone.
I could not give much of a toss about who beats who or who is going to win what, but I do have a preference for the Aussies, no matter who.


Out of some of my mates I've found the ones who surf very well seem to be the ones who are not all that into watching surf comps. Possibly because they get so much out of their own surfing, they get less out of watching someone else do it. They also tend to not buy surf mags and don' t wear the latest trendy surf label clothing either.Not sure if that observation of mine is reality in the general surf world or not ?
If I had to watch a comp I'd rather watch Bells, Trestles or J Bay than Chopes or Pipe as an example where it's more just taken off and pull in rather than turns.

I used to work with a bloke who played cricket for Australia ( briefly). He told me that he wasn't that into watching cricket, coz he loved playing it too much.Makes sense really.

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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:37 pm

I'll watch surfing. Watch guys I like and try use things they do to improve my surfing. Like where they are on a wave or lines they draw and style. Especially style. I'm always looking at style, because basically... I lack it.

I agree with Natho, I like the beachbreak and point events like Bells, Jbay and Trestles etc ...
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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by daryl » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:56 pm

yes but as a spectator surfing often lacks a lot of the spirit jeu de vive that other contests have in spades

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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by chrisb » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:50 pm

Natho wrote: I used to work with a bloke who played cricket for Australia ( briefly). He told me that he wasn't that into watching cricket, coz he loved playing it too much.Makes sense really.
A bit like watching porno movies I suppose :roll:

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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:34 am

crustt wrote: Do anyone else find it boring to watch?
Ha ha I bet you wouldn't find it boring if you were watching yourself.

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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:39 am

Natho wrote:Out of some of my mates I've found the ones who surf very well seem to be the ones who are not all that into watching surf comps. Possibly because they get so much out of their own surfing, they get less out of watching someone else do it. They also tend to not buy surf mags and don' t wear the latest trendy surf label clothing either.Not sure if that observation of mine is reality in the general surf world or not ?
Shit eh, all the really super good surfers I know spend large amounts of their spare time gossiping online about surfing, watching whatever new Insta-twit-youtube-Book idiocy has surfaced, and watching heats of whatever WT event happens to be going on at the time.

Though they do tend to view on their own time via heat analyser etc rather than be pinned to the screen watching Jeremy outpointing Raoni or whatever.

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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by Rustt » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:54 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
crustt wrote: Do anyone else find it boring to watch?
Ha ha I bet you wouldn't find it boring if you were watching yourself.
I hate watching myself surfing, I'd much rather live in the fantasy world that my surfing looks as good as it actually feels at the time, my awkward style of surfing is best hidden in the barrel. :D

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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by mustkillmulloway » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:49 am

I enjoy watchin from the lineup....all the time mentally willing fhe surfer to fall so i can take the wave :lol:

Contests bore me too tears

Surf vids,movies....unless its big and heavy....no interest...if u seen one your seen em all :idea:

Like surfing on u tube, but only if its realstuff without the logos and over editoring

Surf mags :arrow: i enjoy the photos....surf.blogs the same

Braithy said in a diff thread he liked watching pros surf his home break...i can appreciate that...but for a couple hours max

A week of pro surfing.....id rather put acid in my eyes
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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by mustkillmulloway » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:54 am

I have less than zero interest in watchin female pro surfing

Unless its topless
And even than they would need a big rig :!: hold my interest for more than half a wave
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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by Grooter » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:38 am

I do

Unless it is big waves or Bells. For some reason I can handle watching Bells, maybe because it is a bit closer to home, I'm not sure why really.

AFL/VFL, Cricket, Motor Racing I'll always watch over surfing.
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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by Buff_Brad » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:03 pm

Watching surfing contests in great waves is da bomb.......almost as good as watching porn. :twisted:

Seeing Slater win in the final ten seconds (Round 3 heat six) against that Nic Muscoft @ Bells is as good as sport gets.

Love it!

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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by Grooter » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:46 pm

iggy wrote:
Grooter wrote:For some reason I can handle watching Bells, maybe because it is a bit closer to home, I'm not sure why really.
because it's fat. :D
Grooter loves the fat
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Meanwhile planes drop from the sky, people disappear and bullets fly. Little grey men are coming our way, "Tastes just like chicken", they say :o

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Re: Does anyone else find watching surfing boring?

Post by BA » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:57 pm

Grooter wrote: For some reason I can handle watching Bells, maybe because it is a bit closer to home, I'm not sure why really.
Bells is one of my least fave contests to watch (and I grew up surfing it). Especially when small. Too many cutbacks, bouncing across the flat sections. I much prefer a wave like Trestles for comp watching.

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