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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by nilaul » Wed May 12, 2021 10:35 pm

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Quite a few surfers in Italy too.
Does Cyprus get swell?
Yes, Lebanon and Israel too. I think Egypt too (just judging by how I see the swell going on the Mediterranean swell charts). Where not a "still" lake like many think or like the photos keep showing.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by nilaul » Wed May 12, 2021 10:37 pm

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I use large foiled futures with a high number. Something from this range would be appropriate: https://futuresfins.com.au/pages/blackstix
So I reckon a large foiled fcs2 should do the same job? Something from the performer series?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Tue May 18, 2021 4:16 pm

How fccckn awkard and funny was it when Uncle Lenny told Joel Turpel that the local aboriginal people don;t want the WSL back on rottnest again. Joel then said "awesome!!!' and gives him the double shakas. Couldnt script that.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Tue May 18, 2021 4:23 pm

Or when Joe introduced Simon the guest indigenous commentator, saying how much time they spent together at Maggie River and called him "Sam".

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Tue May 18, 2021 6:34 pm

nilaul wrote:
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Basically I surf nearly every day, as long as Im not in Athens, Peloponnese, Ikaria, Crete, Andros etc. Sanotorini gets good too sometimes.
Give us a look at your board mate. Tail width and all that. We need that if we are gonna advise ya.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed May 19, 2021 10:30 am

So coastalwatch/surfline is giving Wollongong Area max 2-3, mostly 1-2. Sydney similar. Port Stephens 6-8 :-?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu May 20, 2021 6:04 pm

yeah right. https://www.surfline.com/surf-report/on ... d6a7709380

this CT is the worst ever. They've gone to the most remote location in ages, and they're running the thing in 3-4' onshore slop. It's making Newcastle look like fcuken Indonesia.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu May 20, 2021 6:36 pm

Hang on......You posted today’s surf report not yesterday’s. I presume they can get it within the realm of possibilities most of the time.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Thu May 20, 2021 6:55 pm

I don’t think this CT was the worst ever. At least, there were plenty of waves ridden. The worst are when there are average waves with long lulls. Though, I didn’t watch when it went more onshore later in the day

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu May 20, 2021 7:05 pm

Italo was a hoot as usual.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Thu May 20, 2021 8:12 pm

There have been lots of comments from competitors about how great it is to surf a left.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu May 20, 2021 8:16 pm

Apart from the Queenslanders they all seem to like the power of the waves over there too.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Sun May 23, 2021 3:16 pm

Dunno why they called the contest off today. It would have been pumping

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sun May 23, 2021 3:32 pm

Good swell coming but shitty winds, do you reckon they might run it Lege?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sun May 23, 2021 3:40 pm

I didn't look pumping. Ok, smallish conditions.

Only 6 heats left to run. They will run on Tuesday, whatever the conditions

Tuesday’s forecast
Fading 6-10’ faces AM, easing. Light cross-offshore wind.
SWELL/SURF: SW swell drops off through the day but is still solid in the morning with sets running well overhead up to double overhead.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Sun May 23, 2021 3:46 pm

Tuesday looking good. But they could have got done today. Was glassy all morning with a decent swell bump and contest winds only went messy at 11:30ish.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun May 23, 2021 8:51 pm

Rip Curl Rottnest Search
Updated: Sunday afternoon, May 23rd (Local Time)

Brief Overview:
Very large, stormy surf on Monday with strong onshore wind
Tuesday will see still solid but fading/dropping surf with much improved wind
Fun-size leftovers Wednesday with moderate to breezy offshore wind

Please note that surf size below is given in face height. Local scale is roughly half the size


TUESDAY 25th: Fading 6-10’ faces AM, easing. Light cross-offshore wind.
SWELL/SURF: SW swell drops off through the day but is still solid in the morning with sets running well overhead up to double overhead.
WIND: Favorable conditions with light E to ENE wind through the day. Sunny skies and pleasant weather

WEDNESDAY 26th: Fun 4-6’ faces AM on the dropping/leftover swell, easing PM. Offshore wind and clean
SWELL/SURF: Fading but still very rippable surf.
WIND: Moderate to breezy offshore NE wind through the day.


Swell/Surf Outlook
Solid swell is incoming on Monday with stormy conditions and very strong onshore wind through the day. The storm that is responsible for this swell has more than lived up to model guidance and we’ll see a pumping mix of short, mid and long period SW to SSW swell.

Conditions will improve significantly on Tuesday as high pressure settles over Western Australia. We may have some morning sickness first thing but surface conditions and overall surf quality should improve through the morning on the dropping tide and light cross/offshore wind from the E to ENE. Surf will drop off through the day from Monday’s peak, but it should still be larger than anything else we saw in the event window. Wednesday will continue to drop off as moderate to breezy offshore wind set in.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sun May 23, 2021 9:11 pm

That is a U.S. forecast, but it is funny, as Australia has been all metric for a very long time, Aussie surfers will keep describing surf heights in feet*. The foot is just such useful height unit.

* odder still, given the fanciful surfer foot (non-imperial) which is a rather flexible measure dependant on region.
** even non-surfing young people will use feet and inches to describe a person’s height at least half the time.

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