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by Grooter
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 26775
Views: 4650755

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I got a Buell hooded 4/3 for a little over $200 from Cleanline. How do you find it? I was in the O'Neill outlet shop in SC on Sunday as I had to get a new suit for my son as he's sprouted, and they have a few deals in there. I've only worn Rip Curl back zip suits for 20 or so years but am consideri...
by Grooter
Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 26775
Views: 4650755

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Enjoying the temperature drop Groots? Perhaps not as bad in the afternoon or in town, but it's dropped a lot up at the county line where I surf most often. Not really mate! Although I'm used to it, the water temps in SC are pretty much the same as Victorian water. My 4/3 Rip Curl suit is four years...
by Grooter
Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 26775
Views: 4650755

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz for a late arvo paddle with my boy Surf was shit but he had a lot of fun. Some cnut dinged my board and on the way home had to go and rescue the wifes shitheap as the battery had died. My reward was we got takeout for dinner, Pork Banh Mi if you must know, and am now necki...
by Grooter
Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: rotator cuff injuries
Replies: 31
Views: 8272

Re: rotator cuff injuries

Damn Cranky sorry to hear that mate. That would have been tough Seeing the physio in a couple of weeks, healthcare where I live here is excellent so hopefully I can get back in the water soon. I've generally always had pretty good shoulders, knees etc. The orthopedic surgeon that I saw said it was m...
by Grooter
Mon Sep 05, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: rotator cuff injuries
Replies: 31
Views: 8272

Re: rotator cuff injuries

Just got diagnosed with Supraspinatus Tendinosis 🤬🤬🤬

Shoulder has been hurting like a mofo for 4 weeks.

Anyone else done this one before and can offer some advice
by Grooter
Fri Jul 22, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 26775
Views: 4650755

Re: Where did you surf today ?

The homelessness is so confronting. It is, when you stop and think this is one of the wealthiest countries on the planet. Although after spending a lot of time in India for work, which included doing some volunteer work in slums with the missus, it's nowhere near as bad as the shit those poor folks...
by Grooter
Fri Jul 22, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 26775
Views: 4650755

Re: Where did you surf today ?

On the other hand, driving big distances in the USA is pretty easy if you're the driver. Plenty of rest stops, traffic moves pretty quick, no cops hiding in bushes every 10 metres or constant wildlife trying to obliterate your car running over the road. We went on a roadtrip to Oregon a few weeks ag...
by Grooter
Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 26775
Views: 4650755

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Those stairs at Steamer Lane look like you could get seriously smashed trying to walk up in a large swell. Guess you could just paddle down to Cowells. I nearly got obliterated on the stairs at Jacks at high tide on a big swell earlier this year, my board took the brunt of it. Steamer Lane on a big...
by Grooter
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 26775
Views: 4650755

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I'm not a fan of them either but in frigid water they really become essential to help ward off the baby cow cramps. And as Trev says they save on wax and improve your grip on the board. Most surfers in Santa Cruz wear them because along with the cold you often walk out across rocks and there is alwa...
by Grooter
Fri Dec 24, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 9718
Views: 1811853

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Crunched the bejeezus out of my longboard at Santa Cruz this week. Surf has been a decent size (bit sloppy, quite Victorian conditions actually) but it has made getting out of the waves at high-tide and back up the cliffs a fcuken pain. Ended up bashing up the tail, nose and a rail when a freak wave...
by Grooter
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 26775
Views: 4650755

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Capitola down at Santa Cruz with my boy All went well till a couple of guys got into an argument in the water. One guy was annoyed an older man who was teaching his grand-daughter to surf right near the take-off zone, the angry guy had a point, it wasn't the best place to do this but he started laun...
by Grooter
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: This guy is the best keel surfer on the planet
Replies: 26
Views: 3712

Re: This guy is the best keel surfer on the planet

Beautiful style love it
by Grooter
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 26775
Views: 4650755

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Rented a couple of boards at Waikiki and my boy and I went for a surf yesterday. Place was packed with tourists and people learning to surf but it still was a lot of fun.

Scenery wasn't half bad either 😛
by Grooter
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Should Real Surf elect their moderators
Replies: 68
Views: 8424

Re: Should Real Surf elect their moderators

No. This place needs to be ruled by a tyrant that can moderate softly, but carry a big fcuken stick

Image

Shit was getting way out of hand until Trev stepped up to the plate quite a number of years ago now
by Grooter
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 26775
Views: 4650755

Re: Where did you surf today ?

The new Gerry Lopez foam board for the young fella certainly did the trick. Ended up paddling into eight waves all on his own this morning. He was delighted that his wave count was higher than mine! As we made our trip home I came across an eerie RealSurf doppelganger. Details are in the Walk this E...
by Grooter
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 26775
Views: 4650755

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Ah fcuk I must have missed that sale. They're about $200 now (when you add the sales tax)
by Grooter
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 26775
Views: 4650755

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Got the Grootlets out on some rented soft-top longboards down at Santa Cruz. They had a blast, especially the boy who told me to stop pushing him onto waves after a few as he wanted to paddle onto them himself. Little fcuker did it well and was up on his feet straight away being cheered on by the lo...
by Grooter
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2428
Views: 648066

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Curiously warm