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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:29 pm

I did think that Nick’s statement “Steph Gilmore is head and shoulders the best Australian surfer today, maybe the best in the world” needed some pretty significant caveats.

My observations from the peanut gallery.
Steph has not developed any confidence in waves of consequence. She has no air game.
And the big one, Steph has a weak backhand which she seems to have no interest in improving.

Sure, if you don’t want to see airs and on up to 5 foot (iggy scale) point-style righthanders, there is no one I would rather watch surf.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:35 pm

Well of course there's who you like watching surf and who is demonstrably the most talented.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:44 pm

Uh-oh. There’s “wildlife” in the lineup. Here we go again.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:14 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:51 pm
Well, they made their excuses for yesterday. The good raps he's been getting are worth more than the score though. Speaking of raps.....some people were a bit nasty to Nick over on Coastalwatch over his rap about Stephs 10 Pointer at Keramas..
I really couldn’t give a fcuk. They’re kooks with weird shit going on about women. Their nastiness gives them away.

There’s no Australian male surfer within boo of a world title for the first time in the whole of professional surfing’s history, actually for the first time in modern competitive surfing’s history.

The only man on tour with a claim to the best surfer title right now is JJF. Steph has five years on him and looked better by a good way at Keramas.

Caveats schmaveats, like what’s the point? I look at that 10 and see a surfer at a brilliant peak. No surfer is anywhere near that shit right now. You’d have to be blind not to see it — blind, or have a little bit too much invested in not giving a woman that space.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:30 pm

I was watching live, I reckon Steph’s kick stall gave me a stab of joy unmatched in my last 5 years of surf watching.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:49 pm

it was a brilliant ride.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:55 pm

Well I'm a bit biased.....since she's a Kingscliff Girl.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:04 pm

I was just applying similar caveats that are not unfairly applied to Filipe Toledo and Jordy Smith when greatest surfer assessments are made.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Trev » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:05 pm

foamy wrote:
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I was watching live, I reckon Steph’s kick stall gave me a stab of joy unmatched in my last 5 years of surf watching.
I didn't see it live but I agree that stall was pure genius.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:21 pm

kelly's roundhouse cutties lately have been giving me stabs of joy. or are they pins and needles of misremembered pleasures past. watch a game for too long and they all start to go around and around. hmmm, might count the bubbles in my beer.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:05 am

Lucky Al wrote:
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kelly's roundhouse cutties lately have been giving me stabs of joy. or are they pins and needles of misremembered pleasures past. watch a game for too long and they all start to go around and around. hmmm, might count the bubbles in my beer.
Any waves in Bai Xep at the moment Al?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:09 pm

i'm in bangkok. will go to bai xep on friday and get back to you with a surf report, although at this time of year it's usually flat as a tack.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:14 pm

i woke up this morning looking forward to watching the finals of margaret river but little baz has a school holiday and he and his mate asked me to take them to the flowhouse so i might end up missing the live telecast grumble grumble, oh well at least i got to watch the heats at the box live and that was good shouldn't complain.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:22 pm

They were the highlights, Al. Yesterday was so so. Lay day today.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:35 pm

JJF v Andino on right now.

I haven't drunk the Kolohe-Aid, I don't get what's so great about him that he wins heats.

Seems like a very good surfer in the middle third of the wave, with slightly above average aerials.

John's making him look silly.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:36 pm

John's making everyone look silly, again.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:17 pm

that was an entertaining finals day! good old john john. and caio's surfing was hot and fresh! looking forward to seeing more. i bet there's fire burning in kolohe's belly now too. no doubt blood will be spilled in brazil!

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:20 pm

i can imagine gabriel, felipe and italo all fuming and plotting revenge right now!

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