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Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:30 pm
by channels
pinhead wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:14 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:59 pm
pinhead wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:51 am
Were there many parking spots? Asking for a humoon
People will come just for the parking. The Urbn surf car park is huge - also its on the edge of an airport/industrial zone with plenty of street parking to absorb overflow.
So you could drive down from Sydney for a morning surf if you liked driving long distances :-D-:
I could see a lot of people fitting in a surf as part of any trip to Melbourne. Lot of business trips involve having to kill an hour or two waiting for your flight.
I would. On the days i get the 7am flight to Melbourne and aim to get a 5.30pm flight back to Sydney, i get zero exercise except a walk at lunch.

Change the flight to a 7pm, and drop by the pool. Perhaps not a 7 degree winter afternoon in Melbourne though.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:38 pm
by pinhead
channels wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:30 pm
pinhead wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:14 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:59 pm
pinhead wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:51 am
Were there many parking spots? Asking for a humoon
People will come just for the parking. The Urbn surf car park is huge - also its on the edge of an airport/industrial zone with plenty of street parking to absorb overflow.
So you could drive down from Sydney for a morning surf if you liked driving long distances :-D-:
I could see a lot of people fitting in a surf as part of any trip to Melbourne. Lot of business trips involve having to kill an hour or two waiting for your flight.
I would. On the days i get the 7am flight to Melbourne and aim to get a 5.30pm flight back to Sydney, i get zero exercise except a walk at lunch.

Change the flight to a 7pm, and drop by the pool. Perhaps not a 7 degree winter afternoon in Melbourne though.
Yep. They'll probably have an online board and wetty reservation system. It'd cost you $80 for boardbag checked so most people would be ok with it.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:53 pm
by buddy
With Jetstar.
You can check in luggage inc. boards with virgin for free.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:35 pm
by pinhead
buddy wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:53 pm
With Jetstar.
You can check in luggage inc. boards with virgin for free.
Sweet. Though finding a cab that'll fit them is a hassle. Urbn surf will probably have an on demand shuttle going in the warmer months.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:29 pm
by pinhead
Video from the Bristol Basin

https://youtu.be/P6Qzu_RI90w

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:52 pm
by Beanpole
You can ride a rental foamy :-)(
Melbourne is the perfect place though since it's got Fcuk all surf.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:23 pm
by pinhead
Checked the tub again this afternoon. It was running. There was a guy on the left and a guy on the right. The wind was 16 knot westerly - pretty much straight onshore for the tub - but it looked clean. I saw the guy on the right get one - looked about 2 1/2 feet - the guy did three decent hacks and then disappeared from view. I'd say bigger guys are going to struggle at that setting - board choice will be critical.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:18 pm
by BA
So in Autumn/Winter when it’s a predominantly west or north-westerly wind, it’ll be onshore. Interesting choice. I guess they want it offshore in the summer months.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:05 pm
by pinhead
BA wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:18 pm
So in Autumn/Winter when it’s a predominantly west or north-westerly wind, it’ll be onshore. Interesting choice. I guess they want it offshore in the summer months.
I don't know that wind direction is that important. I've seen it in 25 kt southwest - lower end was chopped up and 15 kt west the whole pool was still clean. I think the wall protects the wave with anything with west below 15 kts. Strong south will probably affect the left and strong north will affect the right.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:55 pm
by BA
Reckon I might have a crack at it in Winter next year. Wife’s got relatives who live close by. Get a cheap Shitstar flight, stay with them and get some tub toobs.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:34 pm
by foamy
It’s going to be interesting to see what they charge. Is there a sweet spot between affordability and profitability?

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:06 am
by godsavethequeen
Bristol is £40 for just under an hour, board and wetsuit included. It’s 90 minutes from me and I’m not even vaguely tempted

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:10 am
by offshore1
Wetsuit included , eeew.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:47 am
by pinhead
Footage of actual surfing up on the Urbn surf website and Stab now - looks pretty good.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:18 pm
by Beanpole
As someone wrote on the site....all the pros were getting drilled.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:17 am
by pinhead
Beanpole wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:18 pm
As someone wrote on the site....all the pros were getting drilled.
Tulla locals will get it dialled.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:10 am
by tootr
Saw a brief bit of footage on the news.
Many takeoffs being blown.

Re: The Tulla Tub

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:27 am
by Legion
JW has footage on his insta. The wave is short.

https://instagram.com/stories/julian_wi ... qxtdz4mpbj