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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Apr 07, 2024 12:33 pm

Without wanting to reignite the wave height debate I was just over at the Bra watching the surf for about 45 minutes while the missus had a dip. I’d call the surf 4-6ft by my scale. 100+ guys of mixed ability in the water. Tide had probably caused more shutdowns but there were a few long running lefts in the mix. No way was it double overhead.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:09 pm

wind went offshore here around 10.30

Really fun 3-4ft wedges.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:13 pm

Maybe in a bit

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:52 pm

Had a quick sesh at Point. Some great waves coming through, it's a different beast in that direction. Farkn busy though. Got two fun ones and cut out.

Hoping it hangs around a bit for the early tomoz
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:54 pm

Does the water get dirty around there after an event like that?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sun Apr 07, 2024 2:06 pm

Wyre wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:52 pm
Got two fun ones and cut out.
You have to catch at least 3 waves for it to be considered a surf ... please try and obey the rules in future.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Sun Apr 07, 2024 3:00 pm

Yuke Hunt wrote:
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Wyre wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:52 pm
Got two fun ones and cut out.
You have to catch at least 3 waves for it to be considered a surf ... please try and obey the rules in future.
Copy that, yuke. I got two smokers though.

@buddy, yes. Yes it does. Loads of silt in there! Not so gnarly like up north in flood with upriver farmland sending down dead cows and pesticides though.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Apr 07, 2024 3:29 pm

Just got back from a vain attempt at a swim. Tama looked pretty good. Similar size to the Bra earlier. Fcuk the beaches are packed.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Sun Apr 07, 2024 4:33 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:09 pm
wind went offshore here around 10.30

Really fun 3-4ft wedges.
You get some Buddy?
Managed half an hour of smooth conditions before wind ruffle again.
So much fun. Water very brown.
Willing to call it my best short board since my bourton quad back in 2018. Might be fav ever.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by jimmy » Sun Apr 07, 2024 5:36 pm

The JS? I got a 5’9 Black Box a couple of years ago for $600 from the factory as a second. It was a surprisingly great all rounder. Actually still is and the reason it was a second was that the carbon strip up the stringer wasn’t quite straight. Bargain.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Sun Apr 07, 2024 5:58 pm

Yeh the xero gravity model which I think is similar to what the monsta box was.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Sun Apr 07, 2024 6:05 pm

Funny those JS's, people seem to love them or hate them.

They all look pretty standard shortboard material to me.

Stoked its working out .

Water was clear up here, I was really surprised.

Dirty water came through it yesterday thought it would be worse today.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Sun Apr 07, 2024 6:14 pm

Today 3-4 foot punchy in bal.
Yesterday solid 4-6ft. Big drops, mostly burgers but every now and then get a really good one that linked through the bank.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Sun Apr 07, 2024 6:27 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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Funny those JS's, people seem to love them or hate them.

They all look pretty standard shortboard material to me.

That’s totally what it is. But executed perfectly.
Makes surfing easy.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Sun Apr 07, 2024 6:49 pm

Better than the Emery?


If so, how?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Sun Apr 07, 2024 7:17 pm

The emery was a good board.
Preferred good waves but serviceable down to 2 foot if you only had one board in the car.
Drew nice lines on the face with a bit of a longer arc than the JS, rode the barrel well. Was really nice to do a big carve on and put as much as you could into it and it would hold.

Negatives was that it was hard to turn in small, tight pockety waves. That feeling like your way overgunned. Think 3 foot shallow sandbank point. You’d have to think through your turns and plan it a bit more.

JS has a tighter arc through rail turns (not necessarily better than the emery, just a different line), but is effortless out of the lip, feel like you can make any section you turn on and ride out easily. Can bank tight turns in the pocket that the emery couldn’t. Makes me feel like I’m a better surfer than I am. Video footage might beg to differ if there was any.

The other emery is still in the car and does exactly what I want it to in small waves.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue Apr 09, 2024 11:59 am

Tested surfing after my hernia stopped giving me grief today. I was a bit worried but went okay. Crossshore before the wind picked up and caught about 6 waves before calling it a day. A couple of longish lefts were better than expected.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:39 am

6 foot, offshore, warm water and banks holding it easily

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