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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:33 pm

here's another shot of the rock outcrop to give an idea of its size. it's fun to sit at our place and watch the spray fly up when winter waves are breaking on the other side.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:42 pm

The beach at Hoi An doesn't have anything like our rock outcrop. It's near the southern end of the long straight flat beach that stretches 30km from the Son Tra peninsula at Danang to the Thu Bon rivermouth, and the beachside properties there are built on sand. I guess that makes that them more vulnerable to erosion than we are on our rocky coastline.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:05 pm

Sat on the beach at Danang for a few days looking at the tiny waves there. Thinking should I hire one of the boards from the shop a few blocks back from the beach and go for a paddle. Ultimately it was just too lame to bother. Nice beach though.
How crazy are those little round basket boats.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:44 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:05 pm
Sat on the beach at Danang for a few days looking at the tiny waves there. Thinking should I hire one of the boards from the shop a few blocks back from the beach and go for a paddle. Ultimately it was just too lame to bother. Nice beach though.
How crazy are those little round basket boats.
How can you ponder hiring a board for a few days? Just fccckn hire one or don't.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by swvic » Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:09 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:03 am
As I've said before
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:24 pm

Drailed wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:44 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:05 pm
Sat on the beach at Danang for a few days looking at the tiny waves there. Thinking should I hire one of the boards from the shop a few blocks back from the beach and go for a paddle. Ultimately it was just too lame to bother. Nice beach though.
How crazy are those little round basket boats.
How can you ponder hiring a board for a few days? Just fccckn hire one or don't.
Let's see, Loof. Ever sat at the beach thinking it's been a while since you have had a surf and pondered whether it's worth going out or not?
Then come back the next day and tried to convince yourself it's maybe got bigger?
I guess you don't do that. Busy man.
In fact had almost exactly the same thoughts yesterday. Went for a bit of a run up to the north end. I was thinking was it worth going out if I had a softboard. Was it worth going home to get one?
Then I saw someone has put a few loaners on the railings up there.
I thought maybe I should grab one and have a paddle. Then I decided I couldn't be bothered.
Better today. Had an okay surf.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:26 pm

tortured thoughts Beans.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:29 pm

Oh fccck Beanpole, that post.
Trev wrote:I have always had a lot of time for Dick
smnmntll wrote:Got one in the mouth once, that was pretty memorable

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:40 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:26 pm
tortured thoughts Beans.
Idle thoughts Steve. You have to understand this was taking place in between swims on a deck chair under a palm frond beach awning with a cold drink. It's definitely in the could I be bothered......at least I could say I had a surf here category.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:41 pm

Drailed wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:29 pm
Oh fccck Beanpole, that post.
You asked for it.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:42 pm

There will be time, there will be time
Time to murder and create
And time to rent a surfboard on the third or fourth day of thinking about it

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:06 am

What are your thoughts re having the WSL bring a comp to your beach Lucky Al?
Doesn't look much worse than Rio.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:37 am

Drailed wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:29 pm
Oh fccck Beanpole, that post.
He's like Jimmy Buffett without the parrots.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:18 am

Danang was a bit like that actually. I was going to meet friends in Hanoi and just spent a few days laying on the beach and checking out the resident expats guzzling beer in local bars. It would be an easy place to live and work in.
HoiAn was pretty good but a bit of a tourist trap.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:29 am

Beanpole wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:24 pm
Drailed wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:44 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:05 pm
Sat on the beach at Danang for a few days looking at the tiny waves there. Thinking should I hire one of the boards from the shop a few blocks back from the beach and go for a paddle. Ultimately it was just too lame to bother. Nice beach though.
How crazy are those little round basket boats.
How can you ponder hiring a board for a few days? Just fccckn hire one or don't.
Let's see, Loof. Ever sat at the beach thinking it's been a while since you have had a surf and pondered whether it's worth going out or not?
Then come back the next day and tried to convince yourself it's maybe got bigger?
I guess you don't do that. Busy man.
In fact had almost exactly the same thoughts yesterday. Went for a bit of a run up to the north end. I was thinking was it worth going out if I had a softboard. Was it worth going home to get one?
Then I saw someone has put a few loaners on the railings up there.
I thought maybe I should grab one and have a paddle. Then I decided I couldn't be bothered.
Better today. Had an okay surf.
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:06 am

Very perceptive, Thudster.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Grooter » Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:18 am

Seriously enjoyed this footage of Kai Lenny in Mexico. Great POV shots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWBSP__lYjk
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:25 am

Great footage, punishment and how to take it
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