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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:49 am

Trev wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Experienced the most rapid wind change I've ever seen this morning.
Nice. Reasonably strong offshore grooming the overnight bumps when I arrived. By the time I was wading out through the keyhole it just instantly swapped to a strong and I mean strong onshore. Blew the place out inside five minutes.
this is so typical of tassie surfing. you wait until the tide to fill at like 1pm ... crisp offshore all day long until the point you're rubbering up and getting ready. and the onshore hits hard and within minutes it's a write off.

there you are on a 6 degree day in full suit, boots and hood. do you paddle out and get wet in the 10 degree water, or take it all off and go home dry?

it was a constant conundrum.
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You are both absorbing salt and urinating.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Legion » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:13 pm

Ever think about multipurposing?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:15 pm

serious question. is that you?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Legion » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:31 pm

It could be steve. Looks like a back zip, and we know he likes to wear a hood.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:03 pm

thats a zipperless suit you steaming Mong.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Legion » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:27 pm

Aha! How would you know that ... UNLESS IT WAS YOU WEARING IT!

Complains about chest zips but happy to wear zip free.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:44 am

Thud wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:41 pm
I think your fins combo might be to small. With the GXQ maybe try 7ft plus middle.....if you can be bothered. Also the foil on the GXQ might be off. The GXQ base might not be giving you enough drive with shortish dolphin. Yeh try a 7 1/2 plus inch middle, if you have
Back to trying 2+1. I found these two design references that are very close to what I have.
http://nealpurchasedesigns.blogspot.com ... un_05.html
https://www.trueames.com/pages/2-1-setup-fins

Here's Neal:

So after much trial and error, surfing and sanding, I came to a great balance with these fins, scaling thrusters up and single fins down, moving forward and back. Placed at 6 1/4 and 12 1/2 , I surf this 2+1 most days on the East Coast of Oz ( apart from the Quartets now) and they love ALL conditions from 1-2 ft beachies to cyclone season. Also a couple of seasons in Hawaii, with memorable sessions at Haleiwa and maxing Sunset.

So they've given me more confidence to push on with what I've got which is:

6" centre at 6.25" from tail
4" sides at 12.25" from tail

They fit True Ames and Neal's recommendations, and Neal reckons they are good for 2' up to cyclone swell then its good enough for me
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:06 am

It's now a quest, Cranked
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by BA » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:42 pm

Went for an early this morning. Worst surf I’ve had in years. Rode a board I hadn’t ridden for about 6 months. Too small for the conditions. Didn’t check the wax. The deck was like soap. First duckdive, my hand slipped off the rail and I went chin-first into the deck. Nice little egg on my chin. First wave, pretty steep and bowly, my front foot slides forward on the takeoff and down I go. Sucked over the falls and I land on my fin. Lucky it’s the leading edge and I don’t tear myself a second bumhole. Nice little gash though, bit of blood. Next 3 waves I slip on every one. Im outta there.

As I’m packing up, a guy walks past and asks if I was worried about the sharks. Sharks I ask? Yeah, last night they cleared the water. Two big ones feeding on salmon real close to shore. Nice.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cyclone » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:50 pm

^
Had something like that yesterday.
Pulled up. A bit of swell but no one in the carpark.
Still, offshore on the short period wind swell, peaking all over the place.
Went out anyway, paddling off the beach as the keyhole was a washing machine.
Spent an hour dodging rogue peaks and rogue sets. Copped a heap on the head.
I'm thinking, "If my leg rope broke now I'd probably have trouble getting in".
Next set, way outside. Yep!
Board gone.
Eventually made it in over the rocks. No board in sight.
There it is, 300 metres out in the channel, heading for the offshore reef.
Borrowed a board and recued it.

Wasn't the leggie which broke.
Just the loop.
Check your loops, fellas.

I've just added a zip tie to each of my boards as a backup to the loop.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by swvic » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:59 pm

Trev wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:50 pm
I've just added a zip tie to each of my boards as a backup to the loop.
Not sure if this is a display of brilliance or tardance
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:30 pm

Jesus fcuken christ.

Anyway....

Fun lil 3-4' pulse from the east and NE! wind swell then something more solid every now and then, heaps of fun.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cyclone » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:31 pm

swvic wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Trev wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:50 pm
I've just added a zip tie to each of my boards as a backup to the loop.
Not sure if this is a display of brilliance or tardance
Neither am I.
I was adding a new loop to one of my boards and thought about using two. Then I thought about the unbreakable zip tie.
I left it slightly looser than the loop so it's really just a backup. Can't see anywhere that it's going to foul anything or cause any wear.

I yam a brilliant tard. 😁😁😎
I yam!
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:32 pm

btw Trev, you're gonna get a few days of surf soon from a long easterly fetch that started out past the Cook Islands and has been helped along by some 25-knot winds between Tonga and NZ.

Then more behind that via a repeat pattern. Points might wake up under that second lot. Two happy weeks ahead!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cyclone » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:34 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:32 pm
btw Trev, you're gonna get a few days of surf soon from a long easterly fetch that started out past the Cook Islands and has been helped along by some 25-knot winds between Tonga and NZ.

Then more behind that via a repeat pattern. Points might wake up under that second lot. Two happy weeks ahead!
Awesome.
I'll be ready.
If not capable. :-o
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cyclone » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:43 pm

saltman wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:39 pm
That was a brilliant Fong idea
I tried it one day when I didn’t have a loop
First wave the zip tie broke
How the hell can a zip tie break?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:52 pm

Trev wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:43 pm
saltman wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:39 pm
That was a brilliant Fong idea
I tried it one day when I didn’t have a loop
First wave the zip tie broke
How the hell can a zip tie break?
When the load is greater than the ultimate tensile stress the object can take.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:04 pm

Zip ties are piss weak, the little ratchet bit let’s go
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