Summer Surf Thread 2016

Discussion in 'Weather' started by nfip, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 Dedicated Member

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    Hello no, not going anywhere near the White Shark highway at the moment!

    Reckon south coast will be a good bet this weekend eh @nfip :eek:
     
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    2-3 m South swell will be going straight past.
    Too small for the reefs and the beaches will be blown out.
     
  3. FourSquare04

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    Wow - surf check around midday today and it was flaaaaaaat as
     
  4. SAsurfa

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    And I stilled surfed :o haha. 1-1.5ft single fin session at glassy North Steyne.

    Had to get wet.
     
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  5. FourSquare04

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    Wow - dedication right there Craig! TBH, I did see the 'roy which is always flat and there was the odd 1ft peeler E looking set coming through that gave me the indication that Manly or Curly would have been a touch bigger and might have been pulling in the odd log rider. I was tempted to take the 9ft'er out for a sesh.....

    What's the dimensions on your single fin?
     
  6. SAsurfa

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    It's 7'4" X 21'1/2" X 2'1/2"

    Some photos here..



    And the shaper Jeremy Tonner, with it..
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. FourSquare04

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    Nice one - how does it feel under foot?
     
  8. nfip

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    Old skool .
    Bit like these from down this way .
     
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  10. SAsurfa

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    Very very good underfoot, turns really easy and the speed is amazing. Holds its line amazingly well as well.

    Nearly every surf I have on it, people ask me what I'm riding and say it looks like it goes so well. Have even surfed it up to 4ft. Has some trailer fin slots so could take it out in bigger stuff if I wanted, but duck diving at that size becomes an issue.
     
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    Mate you get around, living the dream ;)
     
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    Eskimo Roll
     
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    2 weeks to go, 2 weeks to go, 2 weeks to go :)
     
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    Looked nice this morning on the way thru, working.
    Kids where into it early up in Northern end of Molly .
    Sea breeze was up early too.
    Teachers stop work meeting no school till 10.
    Pam was out there with them.So was the Head Mistress wtf :eek:LOL. Not a bad thing IMO.
    ( I had to pick them up take them too school)
    Gurls are stoked how much time and tips Pam always gives them when free surfing .
     
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    Tommy Gun.
    I 'd heard some murmurings over the years.
    I'm quite removed from it all , you guys on the North side would have been more exposed.
    Brave man to talk , he has paid a hefty price it seems.
     
  16. nfip

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    Pound for pound back in the day (after his sister died in car crash)...
    This was as good as it gets.
    The Snap.
    No tow in's...
     
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    He has come out of it with his life , and probably a hell of a lot of life lessons to boot.
    Jeff Hackman went down a similar road , although his drug of choice was smack , while TC hit the goey .
     
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    and the list goes on and on.
    Unfortunately a well worn path of our generation(s).
    [​IMG]
     
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    And then there is Peter Drouyn.........
     
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    Preparing for the Stubbies final :(
     
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    I have someone in my extended circle going thru same.
    He presented in a red bikini last weekend.
    HRT ....
    The young one's are un-fazed , saying it's you and Mum's age and older who have the problem handling it....
    True .
    Personally I am 100% accepting , just unsure how to handle it well is all for mine.
     
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    Well he is the only one I know that went down THAT path . He sure could surf though !!!
     
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    Reg was a dead set legend !!!!
    ( We used to call him Reg the Veg when we were kids , but not to his face , was waaayy too scary )
     
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    Tough tough path to walk that one.
    The funk levels would be threshold.
     
  25. nfip

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    The wild wild west ...at Kirra & Coolangatta.
     
  26. Zimboo

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    He would be long in the grave if it wasn't for the fight of his brother Nick.
     
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  27. Zimboo

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    Many a story of big brother making life threats to dealers around Newy Arms.
    Big brother has always been the legend of the family............big wave charger doing all the right things in the shadow of famous little bro.
    Was my turf growing up. Not Newy, but just a liitle south.
     
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  28. Zimboo

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    Pretty apt that it was he who came up with man on man heats...................LOL
    All good, glad he/she is very happy in life now, thats all that matters.
     
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    I called my first car "the crystal voyager"!!!!!! LOL
    Gemini Wagon.
     
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    @Zimboo
    I saw this at Noosaville Drive-in .
    hot of the press in '75.
     
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    I saw it on holidays with my fam at the caloundra theatre!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOLLOLLOL
    Or was it "Hot lips and inner tubes".Can't remember??
     
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    Was viewed in an entirely different perspective back then.
    The "sport"???? as a whole.
    Not so favourable , which made it so much better for us kids.
     
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    There was another Classic around the same time.
    Salt water Wine ...
     
  35. Zimboo

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    Pretty sure now it was "hot lips" when I think about it.............remember standing on my seat screaming yesssssssssssss. Mum holding onto my ankles!! :p
     
  36. FourSquare04

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    @SAsurfa looked like it would have been fun out at Manly this morning going by Sprout's update.....you get out there on the single fin?
     
  37. SAsurfa

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    Nah I got out yesterday evening when it kicked to 3-4ft, super fun till dark.

    This morning was small to tiny and by the time I could surf around 8, very tiny and windy so left it.
     
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    Beautiful conditions but flaaat.
    Spectacular pic of last night's storm. Well done. :thumbs:
     
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  39. SAsurfa

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    New south swell on the build, 2-3ft at Bondi.
     
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    3 foot down South.
    Maybe a tad bigger but looks like a bit of water moving around with it , particularly now with the ESE on it.
     
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    9 years plus, clean.
    Hard yards.
     
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  43. FourSquare04

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    Does anyone know how to find out the info to track the sharks up around the north coast area?
     
  44. Zimboo

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    Lifeguards are using Sharksmart as it is the official app
    Dept. of Investments ... ! wtf.
    I understand Dorsal relays the Sharksmart info much the same as wz does from BOM , although it may have it's own user feed-back / reporting.?
    Can't remember tho as I deleted Dorsal yesterday and installed Sharksmart after talking to the ALS Managers about this yesterday.
     
  46. Zimboo

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    Did see that a 3.5m GW was 50m off The Pass in Byron yesterday. :eek:
    NSWDPI tagged and released 3 x GWs (between Ballina & Lennox in one morning a couple of days ago). Size range 2.7m - 3.2m. Stay safe people.
     
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  47. parkmonkey

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    Had a few surf punters concerned but not the 150+ surfers in the line up
     
  48. nfip

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    Made for a good pic on front page of Sunday Tele.
    Tourist industry in a bit of trouble up there with all this ?
    At least thats what were hearing down this neck of the woods where its getting busier and busier each year.
     
  49. DPS Driver

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    Bugger the tourism industry.

    They're all up here on the Gold Coast making our waves even more crowded.
     
  50. parkmonkey

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    I don't know that its made any difference