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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:35 am

I love that forward stance single fin surfing.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:10 am

Cheyne one of the best surfers ever to never win a world title. Kong being the other.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:27 am

Hey I didn’t know that.

Yes I did

McCoy ruined it for him. Guy was/is an awesome surfer (just drove past the old McCoy site here)
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sat Nov 05, 2022 3:55 pm

Big paddle out at Bronte today. Not sure who kicked the bucket but there were about 30 forming a circle on the reef. Clubbies and the local board riders club. A few nearly got cleaned up and about twenty took off on one wave. One clubbies lost the paddle board on the reef.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Tue Nov 08, 2022 3:41 pm

It’s not only Steve that appreciates hand jive.

From a 1993 Matt Warshaw interview with Wayne Bartholomew

Who were your early style influences?

I always felt an affinity with Miki Dora and Phil Edwards. Especially Dora—it was the hands, the hand jive, the finger English. And the mystique, of course. Dora wasn’t just a phenomenal surfer, but subversive—you didn’t know exactly how to think of him. That inspired me. Later on, Gerry Lopez was an influence. I would stare at photos, stare at Gerry’s fingers, the trail of his fingers along the wave, how he’d caress the wave. Lopez' hands, arms, shoulders were all spot-on; perfect. I said to myself, “There it is. There’s the essence of the whole thing.”

Did that transfer directly to your surfing?

Maybe. Probably. But I think my style didn’t come from imitating anybody. Not Lopez, or Dora, or MP, or anyone else. My style comes from riding Kirra; from feeling my way out of the tube. I did it until it felt perfect, and my hands, my style—that’s the result.


Good Matt Warshaw video edit of Rabbit’s surfing

https://vimeo.com/279173813/08ba7a38d6? ... r=17834398

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:02 pm

nothing better than a bitchin kick-out
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Tue Nov 08, 2022 5:36 pm

Rabbit has obviously been reading Steve’s posts.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:06 am

A few shark sirens to start the week. Obligatory beach closure for 1 hour.

So a tagged shark swims within a certain distance of the detector, alarm is triggered and the life guards close the beach. A complete pain in the arse for the life guards. Apparently there is talk of raising the alarm to 5 detections for the same shark before the alarm is tripped. Thoughts?

There's detectors and automated sirens, drones and nets (at some beaches). Pure politics at play.

Note I was told (cannot be substantiated by me) that approx. 20% of significant sized sharks are tagged. I haven't a clue if that's true.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:10 am

Who told you that Thud?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:28 am

Life guard
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:34 am

Ok.

It may be a reasonable guess.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Mr Puffy Pants » Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:52 am

I want to know sizes. Sometimes I look at the reports later and it says "2m shark spotted by helicopter patrol". 2m IDGAF but a 5m white I want to know about

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed Nov 09, 2022 12:50 pm

Depends on whether it’s Hawaiian or Empirical.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Wed Nov 09, 2022 5:10 pm

Was hanging out with Banksy, he reckons his surfing has had a new lease of life lately.

He's gone short, 5'10" twinny, and is loving it, even in the big stuff. And always low volume, and he's a big guy.

Said he paddled for a double overhead set wave, what the fuck am I doing he told himself, halfway down the face, it's pitching, and he's still paddling, takes the drop and the board connects perfectly, barrelled, but kicks out too early, gets dragged up the face and then gets pitched onto the reef, arse first thank god as he hits the reef hard.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Yuke Hunt » Wed Nov 09, 2022 6:04 pm

That should give him plenty of time to tidy up the edges of his conspiracy theories.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:54 pm

Sounds like living there has put the zap on his head.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Wyre » Sun Nov 13, 2022 1:28 pm

Sniff wrote:
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I remember some wheelchair xylophonist getting all macho about how he liked to smash absolutely heaps of Weetbix before a hard day's roofing

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sun Nov 13, 2022 1:53 pm

Looks like a bargain
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