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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by Beanpole » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:54 pm

I'm sure that would up your wave count thud.

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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by Thud » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:47 pm

Yeh Bpole, weren't too many crowding me out. Highly recommended for busy weekend surf. A winner.
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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by Drailed » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:11 pm

Naaawwwwwww Beanpole has made a friend!!!!!!
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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by Thud » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:20 pm

We are BFF's. Got a fking problem with that?
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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by Beanpole » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:04 pm

Drailed wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:11 pm
Naaawwwwwww Beanpole has made a friend!!!!!!
Yeah, sista.....

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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by Over55yrs » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:07 pm

some nice shots of mick's last days on tour

http://view.surfline.com/mickslaststand/

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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by steve shearer » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:15 pm

that was cool.
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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:21 pm

Yeah, it was such a strange thing in a way, Mick retiring like that.

It released such a strong and genuine tide of emotion among the communities of people who'd been close to Mick through his years on tour and before. The farewell night was slick but it was also very real, everyone there was just so present to the moment and listening closely to all the speeches etc. I think it must have done Sophie Goldschmidt some good to be there and see the emotional core of the sport on show, it was kind of the opposite of the weird manufactured vibe that emerges from so much of what the WSL produces.

The event itself, the men's anyway, made almost no sense at all until that final day. The men's roster is fcuked imo. Just floundering. Most of them seem to have totally wasted the off season. It's time for the Brazilian push to take full charge of this scene. Somebody has to.

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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by Thud » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:04 pm

There's always an air of emotion around Mick Fanning.
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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by Drailed » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:49 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Yeah, it was such a strange thing in a way, Mick retiring like that.

It released such a strong and genuine tide of emotion among the communities of people who'd been close to Mick through his years on tour and before. The farewell night was slick but it was also very real, everyone there was just so present to the moment and listening closely to all the speeches etc.
Apart from that Peterson drunk.
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smnmntll wrote:Got one in the mouth once, that was pretty memorable

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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by Beanpole » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:16 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:15 pm
that was cool.
Nice presentation.

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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by No Pants Lance » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:57 pm

"Cory Wilson followed " ....then, nothing, no comma, no full stop, then more pictures and quotes.
maybe there's something wrong with my internet, but that seemed odd.

I'm inclined to write something that might reflect a deeply conflicted, insidiuous miasma of my own designs.
But I won't.

Congratulations to Mick Fanning for an outstanding contribution to the sport of surfing.

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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:55 pm

Won’t somebody think of the Jews?
Erase.

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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:14 am

No Pants Lance wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:57 pm
"Cory Wilson followed " ....then, nothing, no comma, no full stop, then more pictures and quotes.
maybe there's something wrong with my internet, but that seemed odd.
Sorry, I dunno what they did, it's supposed to read "Corey Wilson followed him through the week."

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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:42 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Sophie Goldschmidt some good to be there and see the emotional core of the sport on show, it was kind of the opposite of the weird manufactured vibe that emerges from so much of what the WSL produces.
i wonder if that little insight of the night she surely woulda caught, will have any bearing or impact as she moves into more sterile wsl territory of wave pools and olympics and the continued homogenisation of pro surfing which every feels is taking place?
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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:56 am

I dunno but if I were the WSL crew I'd be more worried about the level of competitive effort in the men's ranks. Feels to me like it's really dulled down right now. It may be a response to the uncertainty of the WSL's plans. like nobody even has a format for that pool CT event yet. It may be because the tone is always set by the world champ and JJF is a pretty private character who is concerned with his own destiny, not that of pro surfing or anything such -- Mick was really the leader of the pack and he's stepping away. It sorta reminds me right now of the vague time in the late 90s and early 2000s after KS had his mid career rest and before AI really turned up.

I do get a sense that the WSL is pretty keen to court the roots somehow, they were excessively nice to me down there, trying to get me to go the Founders Cup ("you'll have full access! everything you need!"), Sophie in full charm mode etc. I did almost suggest she come up to shearer's house and surf the point for three days and I could lend her a board, probably a ten channel, but thought better of it

Christ some of the sterilisers are ruling in the meantime though. I think Joe T believes himself to be an actual surf star now.

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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:23 pm

yeah, sterile is the word huh. i wonder if the men are disillusioned with the criteria they have to surf to?


i was speaking to joycey about free surfing and comp surfing, and i got the feeling he wanted to say so much more than he did. but i sense it always gets back to what would the league & commissioner think of all this if i just unload my truth bombs.
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Re: Easter Classic 2018

Post by ctd » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:35 pm

But is it sterile because of the personalities, the surfing or the format (or a bit of each)?

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