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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Mon May 29, 2023 12:47 pm

Agree Steve. On the surfing and judging. The wave kills all our pools though. Makes Melbourne look like a washy shorebreak.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Pants » Mon May 29, 2023 2:33 pm

It's like watching paint dry.

Surfing is about man vs. nature and knowing nature in some way shape or form will win. Thats the beautiful thing about it.

Wave pools are akin to Sir Edmund Hillary scaling the wall in a climbing gym.

Cheapens it. But of course, surfing always loves to cut its own throat.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 29, 2023 2:42 pm

It's just people trying to make money- no different to any other human activity.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Pants » Mon May 29, 2023 2:48 pm

Yes, you summed it up.

And selling copy to boot. You going to try and make a silk purse from a sow's ear?

And point being of course, they don't make money.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 29, 2023 2:48 pm

I already posted my copy.

I'm a professional- I get the words in.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Pants » Mon May 29, 2023 2:49 pm

Have you got any stats on the commercial success of this event? just to make it interesting.

Otherwise its pretty much reporting on people playing in a water park, right?

Just read it. Enjoyed it. Especially pointing out the ridiculous early hype by gravy train journos (cue Foamy posting a note sticking up for Carroll being not guilty of trough feeding).
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 29, 2023 2:53 pm

6 years ago the then CEO said they were in progress on 6 Slater wave tubs.

Not one has turned a sod.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Pants » Mon May 29, 2023 2:56 pm

Edit up top. Enjoyed the article. Truth telling.

In this day and age you can't pick on the fat kid in class without someone getting very upset. Well done, "Tub" in this case applicable.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon May 29, 2023 3:09 pm

Italo was going wild. Pity he fell off.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Yuke Hunt » Mon May 29, 2023 3:19 pm

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Italo was going wild. Pity he fell off.
No way ... the internet blows up when the Brazzers lose. There's been death threats for Ewing already.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon May 29, 2023 4:57 pm

Still surfed way better. Even Steve Shearer said so. So you can’t argue with that.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by swvic » Mon May 29, 2023 7:10 pm

Pants wrote:
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It's like watching paint dry.

Wave pools are akin to Sir Edmund Hillary scaling the wall in a climbing gym.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Yuke Hunt » Thu Jun 01, 2023 6:53 am

Rick Neilsen passed away ...

Rick Neilsenhttps://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/queensland- ... asses-away
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Yuke Hunt » Thu Jun 01, 2023 7:23 am

Coverage of the ISA world surfing games in Surf City El Salvador.

https://isasurf.org/event/2023-world-surfing-games/
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jun 01, 2023 7:32 am

Yuke Hunt wrote:
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Rick Neilsen passed away ...

Rick Neilsenhttps://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/queensland- ... asses-away
Nice tribute. RIP Rick.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jun 01, 2023 10:37 am

Johnny Boy Gomes weighed into the Surf Ranch Fiasco. Saying Italo should have won and if they have a half season cut off for under performing surfers they should have the same for Judges.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Pants » Fri Jun 02, 2023 3:08 pm

Name the most interesting person in surfing for the last 25 years and why. I actually cannot think of one.

I think people in modern surfing are so boring and have not much to say. I think that’s why surfing may suffer commercially.

I think Mick Fanning might be an intelligent guy but, poorly educated. Adding, he had something to say until Stab baited him into over reacting and him using the “Jew” slur. After his remorseful apology he’s been very corporatised.

While I’m on the topic. It would be nice if there was a little gonzo in surf journalism. That Chas guy has kind of gotten old and responsible and rides mid lengths and San Diego types seem to rule. Journalism isn’t about reciting history, that’s what historians do. I want to be intrigued but, mainly I want to be entertained.

In fact while I type the most interesting and irreverent person in surfing is a longboarder, Joel Tudor (ironically from San Diego). Yeh, he’s sort of rock n roll where as the others are more K Pop.

Can someone penetrate the miasma of mediocrity?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Yuke Hunt » Fri Jun 02, 2023 3:43 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2023 10:37 am
Johnny Boy Gomes weighed into the Surf Ranch Fiasco. Saying Italo should have won and if they have a half season cut off for under performing surfers they should have the same for Judges.
Johnny is far from relevant and his opinion even less so.
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