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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Thu May 16, 2019 3:45 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 3:48 pm
BA wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 11:59 am
Nick Carroll wrote:
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Soooo many kooks.
Crowds are driving me nuts. I’m having a real love/hate relationship with surfing at the moment. Struggling with motivation. My area has exploded with people. At dawn, the waters packed like it’s 10am. I just look at it and go uurrgghh.
Well normally I am v much live and let live, they're not taking my waves anyway, but today they were so in the way. Three really excellent solid waves came through while I was out, I got all three, and on all three, five or six idiots paddled directly in front of me at the wave base.

I am afraid I talked to the last lot a little bit.

It started pre surf, which it never does! Some full on super kook, like an adult learner with a significant bank balance by the look of his expensive leisure wear and his athleisure clad chick, was standing at the lookout at Newport this morning, I jogged over to watch while I got changed. The guy catches my eye, and says in one of those jocular we're-all-surfers-together sorts of ways, "It's word-perfect Peak."

Like making the Call. I've never seen this guy and he's telling me about a spot I've surfed for almost 50 years.

I'm like, "Word-perfect Peak, eh?" In a tone of, yeah thanks for telling me, I would never have been able to assess the conditions without your advice.

Thank fcuk one of my mates rolled up right then.
If there's going to be a portrait of Nick entered into the Archibald Prize he's gotta be standing with his board ready to paddle out at the Peak and next to him stands an idiot interloper with a matey we're-all-surfers-together look about him while Nick's look of course aggressively says the exact opposite.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Thu May 16, 2019 3:50 pm

The idiot interloper could be someone high-up in Sydney finance say a Westpac CEO or someone like that who helicopters to work from his pad on the hill above Nick's house to work in the CBD in the morning and whenever he bumps into Nick on the beach on the weekend gives him the surf report for all the North Shore spots he gets to check on the commute.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by BA » Thu May 16, 2019 4:11 pm

Early finish so a lovely Autumn arvo session. Waters still warm, very lully but fun when they came. No wind and low crowd. Can’t wait till I retire.

Oh, and now I’m having a Praga in the sun. Pleasant.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu May 16, 2019 5:59 pm

Swell kind of pushed late this arvo. I can't help but think that Fiji must be in the midst of a fabulous run of surf.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Thu May 16, 2019 6:22 pm

do you think your new friend knows about ms paint peak yet nick?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu May 16, 2019 7:36 pm

Jeez I really don’t give a fcuk lucky al.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Fri May 17, 2019 8:59 am

Good morning Nick! Hope you get a good wave today at Word Perfect Peak.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri May 17, 2019 10:30 am

Well I think it's more Textbook Peak today.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Fri May 17, 2019 11:03 am

Head high plus inconsistent south swell. First a slab right, shared with a couple of boogs. Got proper rinsed on one take off, then a couple of waves later got a fun toob. Then paddled further down and surfed the left. Fairly crowded but managed to snag a good set that ran all the way inside the point with plenty of carves.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Sun May 19, 2019 12:57 pm

South facing reef again offering up some shoulder to head high plus lefts. Inconsistent but still enough pulses of leftover swell to keep me interested.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
BA wrote:Dropped a frozen 20kg dog on it. The toe is starting to look like Peter Duttons head.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cyclone » Sun May 19, 2019 2:59 pm

Club comp today.
Both my heats were late morning, wind and tide affected.
Managed to snag a 2nd and a 3rd .
The earlier heats were run in pretty good conditions.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beerfan » Mon May 20, 2019 10:45 am

Super fun head high+ sets just now.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Mon May 20, 2019 11:15 am

You are on the right side of the Gong BF! Pretty hard to find much up here, and the banks are all straight.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beerfan » Mon May 20, 2019 11:47 am

Wyre wrote:
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You are on the right side of the Gong BF! Pretty hard to find much up here, and the banks are all straight.
Honestly expected bugger all but it was half decent and there’s a few nice banks for a change. Pleasantly surprised. As I left it looked quite good, not quite “word perfect peak” but pretty good.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Mon May 20, 2019 11:58 am

Actually, I'm seeing lines start to come in. Tide's dropping. Back shortly
godsavethequeen wrote:I wonder if reg is still thrashing the neighbour's elderly poodle with his wattle branch.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Mon May 20, 2019 4:35 pm

Cyclone wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Club comp today.
Both my heats were late morning, wind and tide affected.
Managed to snag a 2nd and a 3rd .
The earlier heats were run in pretty good conditions.
Congatulations Trev, us old timers still have it in us eh!
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Mon May 20, 2019 4:54 pm

Cranked wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 4:35 pm
Cyclone wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Club comp today.
Both my heats were late morning, wind and tide affected.
Managed to snag a 2nd and a 3rd .
The earlier heats were run in pretty good conditions.
Congatulations Trev, us old timers still have it in us eh!
Realsurf represent!!!!!

Way to go old cnut.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Mon May 20, 2019 5:34 pm

Trev kicks butt. Congratulations.

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