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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Tue May 30, 2023 1:43 pm

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That Greenmount attack changed things for me and a lot of guys that I know. Before that we were always wary when surfing over the border. But after that one I realised that it can happen absolutely anywhere.
Yeh that one just made me think, oh well if it’s time it’s time.
I don’t surf little 5’10s out the back though.
Not sure if that makes a difference but I feel safer on my 6’5+ boards.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Tue May 30, 2023 1:44 pm

I realise the greeny bloke was on a 7’ish twin as well.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Tue May 30, 2023 1:46 pm

The shark had standards.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Tue May 30, 2023 2:50 pm

Do they think about volume in their 'dims'?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by BA » Tue May 30, 2023 3:04 pm

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Tue May 30, 2023 11:47 am
I had 2 hours on my own, outer bank beyond the end of the wall.
Didn’t see any sharks.
Nup. Not a chance you crazy bugger.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue May 30, 2023 3:40 pm

Wyre wrote:
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Do they think about volume in their 'dims'?
No but the surfers do.
Put your big boy pants on
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Tue May 30, 2023 4:24 pm

Just get some big eyes painted on the bottom of your board, you’ll be right.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Tue May 30, 2023 4:39 pm

BA wrote:
Tue May 30, 2023 3:04 pm
buddy wrote:
Tue May 30, 2023 11:47 am
I had 2 hours on my own, outer bank beyond the end of the wall.
Didn’t see any sharks.
Nup. Not a chance you crazy bugger.
The bank’s a bit far out but should move in over the next few weeks and then it’ll be packed and I’ll surf elsewhere again.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue May 30, 2023 4:40 pm

Fcuk that.
Put your big boy pants on
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by BA » Tue May 30, 2023 4:58 pm

buddy wrote:
Tue May 30, 2023 4:39 pm
BA wrote:
Tue May 30, 2023 3:04 pm
buddy wrote:
Tue May 30, 2023 11:47 am
I had 2 hours on my own, outer bank beyond the end of the wall.
Didn’t see any sharks.
Nup. Not a chance you crazy bugger.
The bank’s a bit far out but should move in over the next few weeks and then it’ll be packed and I’ll surf elsewhere again.
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I’m pretty sure there’s a very valid reason you got it to yourself for 2 hours.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue May 30, 2023 6:57 pm

Shark Bait.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Tue May 30, 2023 7:07 pm

There was a guy out there for a bit when I got out and a few guys down the beach closer to shore.
But it just magnifies these small south swells so much better out there than anywhere else on the coast.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue May 30, 2023 7:15 pm

Box Head is about the sharkiest place I’ve surfed a few times.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Tue May 30, 2023 7:23 pm

I surf a few places that have had attacks around here but the sharkiest “feeling” place I’ve surfed was Pelicans in Victoria.
swvic will know it.
And lighthouse near there also felt pretty dodgy paddling across the channel.
Haven’t surfed SA or WA though.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Tue May 30, 2023 7:24 pm

Oh and cowrie beach next to the seal colony at Phillip island was pretty freaky.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 30, 2023 7:31 pm

I'd put that spot (above) as unquestionably one of the sharkiest in Oz- confirmed by tagging and ping data which shows a white shark aggregation/cruising pathway between there and Evans Head.

No of attacks and encounters confirms it.

Used to surf WA before the shark crisis there and surf Bombies around Gracetown solo without a care in the world.

I'm more careful, respectful, less cavalier now.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Tue May 30, 2023 7:42 pm

buddy wrote:
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Haven’t surfed SA
Been surfing since the 60’s. Deep dark water gives me the willies these days, never used to think about it. Some of the attacks that I have details of happened in that kind of water, or on the edge of that water.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Tue May 30, 2023 7:46 pm

Would anyone here give St Leu a crack in the current climate?

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