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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:18 am

we also have the benefit of using seabirds as drones when tuna fishing.

wonder how their visual acuity compares to a drone.

I've caught tuna blind casting to a single tern that kept circling a patch of ocean from a decent height.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:25 am

Seabirds as drones.

That's a Panicked Mummies early EP if there ever was one.
marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:26 am

steve shearer wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:31 pm
drones are a way of providing a visible output for public safety.

ie something is being seen to be done.
There's also a strong nerd element within sls culture, people who can't swim or surf or whatever but totally love the little beach cars and IRBs/jetskis and radios, they are SO INTO the drone thing. They have special names and everything. "UAV" (unmanned aerial vehicle) etc. They set up tents and do training sessions and shit, it's amazing to witness

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:28 am

They use words like "comms" and "sitrep" and are always hoping to be asked to help out with the Army or a police search so they can help set up a mobile HQ

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:28 am

I think my neighbours eye roll may have something to do with this.
marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:30 am

very possibly.

They love meetings too. They fucking LOVE the new modern meeting via Zoom or whatever.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:46 am

My mum made me do my SLS certificate then bronze so she’d let me surf on my own.
Complete waste of time.

While the technology may be different those personalities Nick describes are exactly the same.

I got a lot more people out of trouble at the beach surfing/beach going than I did on patrol (zero times haha).

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:53 am

3 of us 15 year olds, on patrol, completely flat day at a south gippsland beach, no rips to speak of, - a family comes up and the mum asks us where the safest place to swim is.

My mate (laughing, shrugging): ummm, this whole beach

Other nerdy mate chimes in with his best professional voice: no, it’s best to swim between the flags as we’ve selected it as the safest spot on the beach to swim and of course, we’re here to help if anything goes wrong.

Then me and mate 1 pissed ourselves laughing.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:13 pm

Fingal used to have the youngest membership in Australia. I think the oldest member was about 21 but most of the crew were in High School. A lot of my mates from Murbah were in it so they could sleep at the beach. I had been in Cudgen Headland SLSC but I would go over for a hang. Sometimes just about everyone was tripping on shrooms on Saturday night.
Sunday Patrol might be two fifteen year olds.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:32 am

Bali Bukit dreaming:

https://youtu.be/CzbJoBUWFKk

every day there is spent on those cliffs passing time just hanging out
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:47 am

Have been consistently watching the daily Bali surf videos and they put out a September Compilation with a wave for every day.
Pretty ridiculously constant surf.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:53 am

Ever since I spent a year there in 1982 its been the only place that I really thought was so incredibly consistent that I lost interest in surfing anywhere else.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:24 pm

surfing in boardies has been nice the last few days.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:08 pm

With a hood?
Erase.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:08 pm

Upside down!
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:45 pm

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:08 pm
With a hood?
On backwards no doubt.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:26 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:53 am
Ever since I spent a year there in 1982 its been the only place that I really thought was so incredibly consistent that I lost interest in surfing anywhere else.
Well it's settled then, next Realsurf barbecue on the Bukit.
Cranked can hammer out the details.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:55 pm

Damn right! It will be at Made Bentil's place, right on the cliff top overlooking Secrets, Temples and the Bombie with the Peak and Racetrack just off to the right.

Its come a long way from when his old man would wave his machete at us to keep us away from the cows when they were mating, and its start with a few bean bags on the cliff edge with an esky full beer.
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