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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Wyre » Mon May 24, 2021 2:58 pm

Looks like this week is gonna be solid on the east coast. Saturday looking....big
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Over55yrs » Tue May 25, 2021 11:57 am

Solid right now

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Tue May 25, 2021 12:42 pm

Big at Tama. About five guys out. Not a bad bank at the moment. Bondi pretty popular and closing out on the low tide.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Over55yrs » Tue May 25, 2021 2:52 pm

Sally Fitz won in WA and Morgan C came second - not sure how catching only 3 waves against Medina (he caught 11 waves in the final) will get a win. It really was the forgotten contest.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Tue May 25, 2021 7:42 pm

Semis were classic. One heat with two rookies. One heat with two World Champs.
Morgan just gave Medina waves. Watched a bit for the second time and the number of decent waves he passes up in the first fifteen minutes is sad. Obviously hindsight is a wonderful thing.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Over55yrs » Tue May 25, 2021 8:16 pm

Steve's view of the contest with some harsh scores

https://beachgrit.com/2021/05/rip-curl- ... r-a-domin/

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Wed May 26, 2021 12:43 am

I fcuking hate longboarding and midlengthing and anything similar. It's so awful to look at. But Rob Machado has been popping up on my insta and his clips are tolerable.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed May 26, 2021 8:34 am

Over55yrs wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 8:16 pm
Steve's view of the contest with some harsh scores

https://beachgrit.com/2021/05/rip-curl- ... r-a-domin/
A bit rich saying we missed Italo and Gabe in a surf off. It was just in the semis not the final.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Wed May 26, 2021 9:49 am

May as well have been the final. Nobody else was in the same ballpark. As Corky Trump would say, "Sad".

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Thu May 27, 2021 7:05 am

I did enjoy this clip of Steph Gilmore at Kirra from this week which Nick included in his Gold Coast swell story.

https://youtu.be/Ox1rHo-GxEM

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by godsavethequeen » Thu May 27, 2021 8:02 am

What did you enjoy about it foamy? I found it quite boring and unexceptional
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Thu May 27, 2021 8:27 am

Well, I always enjoy Kirra water shots. Being a SE Qlder, Kirra has been a surfing muse for a long time. Everytime I see film of good Kirra from the water, it evokes my whole memory vault of every time I’ve been out there and it’s firing. I’m back to being a wide-eyed teenager experiencing Kirra in the 70s. I can feel the water flow.

Also, I get a kick from seeing women doing serious focussed barrel riding. You don’t see much of that. I don’t know why.

I wouldn’t have put it up, except it is Steph at Kirra. In my mind, Steph at Kirra should be iconic, but it isn’t and there is little footage published of her surfing there.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu May 27, 2021 11:03 am

Well said Foamy.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Thu May 27, 2021 12:07 pm

I don't really follow Steph (never did) but it seems every time I see her surfing in heats she's really bad competitively.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu May 27, 2021 3:18 pm

That’s why she is a multiple world champ.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Thu May 27, 2021 3:33 pm

She does seem to get a bit rattled when she’s behind in heats these days

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu May 27, 2021 4:42 pm

Objectively she is approaching the end of her career. Still looks better on a wave than any other female surfer. Although I’m biased.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Trev » Sat May 29, 2021 6:43 am

This pic, taken from the roof of Netanya Resort by a mate working on its refurbishment, shows how much sand is at First Point.

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