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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:41 pm

Beanpole wrote:
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So Al does Bai mean beach in Veitnamese?
After your pic I checked out kind of where it is.
Looks great.
So it's south of Hoi An?
Do you see much Cham stuff in the area?
Bãi means beach in this context but it gets different meanings in combination with other words or parts of words, for example "bãi xe" means parking lot.

You do see Cham stuff around the province (of Binh Dinh) as just north of the city of Quy Nhon the Cham had their capital Vijaya for close to 500 years from the 10th century. Here are a couple of short interesting reads with pictures of Cham towers:

https://vietnamnet.vn/en/travel/cham-to ... 24421.html

https://www.vietnamcoracle.com/the-cham ... of-vijaya/

This wikivoyage entry for Quy Nhon has some interesting stuff about the Cham in the area as well: https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Quy_Nhon.

The provincial museum has a fair bit of Cham sculpture on display, and funnily enough you can go to the Musée Guimet in Paris to see these Cham sculptures taken from Binh Dinh too:

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Rapacious colonising scum :-D-:

Anyway, pretty cool! I can dig the ancient spirit of this area. Maybe I will ask for my ashes to be scattered in the sea there when the time comes and go with the flow.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:50 pm

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:51 pm

here's another shot showing summertime sand in front of our place, from july 2019 - the beach that gets all our sand in the winter is just out of sight around the corner behind that resort up there:

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:02 pm

Looks great. I saw a bit of Cham Stuff in the Museum in Danang.
Interesting history. It was Cham, Khmer and Java. All similar but all different.
I like the rude lions they used to put on the corners of their building.
Vietnam seemed to have the work life balance down a bit better than Bangkok.
Even in the big cities like Hanoi. Looks like a cracking pace at the beach.

That's a good read about their historic claims to the South China Sea.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:17 pm

How many days a year can you surf there Al?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:22 pm

Well that looks idyllic Al
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:23 pm

Slobadan Madicubich wrote:
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Big bai xe at bai yep?
there are five or six bai xe in bai xep and this is probably the biggest of them with enough space for five or six cars and a dozen motorbikes, a capacity filled quite a few times in the summer of 2019 when tourism (both international and domestic) was booming:

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:27 pm

jimmy wrote:
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How many days a year can you surf there Al?
the surf is fairly consistent (consistently crap that is haha, but hey it's surf) from october through to february, jimmy. let me just dig up a picture for your viewing pleasure here.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:42 pm

ah had enough of the computer for today, will dig it up tomorrow.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:23 am

Surfing Mona Vale (and extended surrounds) in the 60's ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iB2M9h ... fB4FFZvxHs

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Over55yrs » Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:05 pm

Bells gone to Newcastle with lots of fingers being pointed around

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:09 pm

It would be good if the Bells comp went ahead over Easter, just without the WSL.

They will have to find the old Bells bus to act as judges tower and administration centre

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:55 pm

jimmy wrote:
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How many days a year can you surf there Al?
here's a shot of typical surf at our beach. as you can see it's not an outstanding peak. doesn't have the long right with left slide, doesn't have an unbelievable bowl section and is just not tube city.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:04 pm

sometimes the winter sea gets rough enough for a left to form off the end of the rock outcrop. when it breaks there i call it the "big mush". sometimes you can start out the back there and go left across the cove and when it comes to the rocks that stick up in the middle turn back and go right as it reforms into the shorebreak. that can be kind of fun.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:09 pm

in this shot i'm at the point where you turn off what started as a left and look for the right to reform so you can scoot back across the shorebreak. i really like getting to that point and seeing that it's going to reform right - doesn't always do it.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:14 pm

here's a picture on a calm day from the end of the rock outcrop close to where you can take off on a mushy outside left. pretty nice view. shows how much protection the rock outcrop gives our place from the northeast swells.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:16 pm

Well I reckon it looks like fun Al!
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:31 pm

Yeah and infinitely better than nothing.
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