Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by foamy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:16 pm

All the highlights were covered in that 2 minute highlight clip, and they couldn't of cobbled together a separate 2 minute clip of half-decent waves. It was pretty much quick dull impossible closeouts all day.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by steve shearer » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:45 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
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. Any old numpty can surf a pointbreak.
Nah, you got that arse about. Any old numpty can surf close out beach breaks. Put highly skilled surfers in Point surf and the deficiencies or otherwise of skill and technique are immediately apparent.

So yes anyone can surf a Point like J-bay. Very few can surf it well.
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Hatchnam » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:54 pm

Yeah nah. Put numpty on reeling snapper rocks. Numpty can get by ok and look somewhat proficient, just by holding a line, and turning when required. Put same numpty in 8 foot shutdowns. Numpty wouldn't have the timing and critical ability to manage a down carve into the bowl or quick check turn, let alone ride any of the makeable ones well.
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by foamy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:08 pm

The numpty can have a nice long ride on a good point wave. He wouldn't score any points though.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Cranked » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:16 pm

Stop talking about me like I'm not here just coz I'm in Bali
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:18 pm

Loved Toledo spending half his heat paddling back out once, and copping sets on the head repeatedly
watching that live was super enjoyable, and I bet it didn't make the highlights reel
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by BA » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:21 pm

Kanoa looked way out of his depth. Actually, a few blokes did. So there's that I guess. But I'd still rather see them riding good waves, or at least waves that stay open for a bit.
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by buddy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:23 pm

Obviously everyone in the top 35 (or whatever it is these days) is a good competent surfer.
However: Pumping point break - only the best surfers bat deep.
Closeouts - bottom end can get lucky.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by steve shearer » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:32 pm

Correct
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by No Pants Lance » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:46 pm

my sphincter tightens up watching this.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Beanpole » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:54 pm

Who doesn't like some pros having their butts kicked in some heavy close outs. Nothing like a few pratfalls.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by steve shearer » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:04 pm

It's fun enough as a few highlights but to sit through 8 hours of it to see half a dozen made tube rides is lobotomizing.
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by No Pants Lance » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:12 pm

8hrs!!?. you ok Shep?

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Beanpole » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:12 pm

Yep, no way. Just watched the highlights this arvo.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:12 pm

Like watching cricket?
Nice leisurely evening on the cans
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by steve shearer » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:24 pm

Yeah sure. I had a couple Sierra Nevada pale ales in a can last night.
You get them down Bondi Sunbird?
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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by buddy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:16 pm

First 10 minutes as enjoyable as yesterdays highlights.

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Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Post by Beanpole » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:33 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:24 pm
Yeah sure. I had a couple Sierra Nevada pale ales in a can last night.
You get them down Bondi Sunbird?
On tap if you're lucky.

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