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Discussion in 'Surf & Marine' started by parkmonkey, Dec 1, 2015.
Piss off northerly, looks like there could be waves up here thursday friday.
Of course you had to start the new thread with the first trade swell of the season just around the corner
Will be interesting to see what the crowds are like south of the border..
Expecting Kaos on points up here.
Yep, there's been a few waves around here and there but no quality for sometime.
Wind swings from Thursday, will try Granite.
I used to surf Tea Tree on a N/E quite often , fun little sections and no one out , that was in the 80's though .
Yeh, the worst wind these days is a full on howling SE'er with good swell. Great conditions but with limited options they come from everywhere - any day of the week. Much better if there's swell and limited wind, spreads the numbers out.
I used to take two boards.
6'10" mini-gun and take on the frenzy & drop-ins at Boiling Pot.
When I'd had enough would get the 6'3"and hang with the body boarders on the carpark section into Johnno's.
Sit and cop the sets on the head then get the one's that don't break so far out and closer into the rocks.
Gets real sucky when the sand is sorted.
After that would be a long neck traveller at the reef drive thru and back to Coolum.
Haven't really done anything north of Crescent and no desire to battle Qld crowds.
Was fortunate enough to have a few years as a kid living on Hastings St '74 / '75 ish.
When legropes where for poofters.
Got good at ding repairs thx to Ti Tree , NP and first point.
Drill hole in the fin, bit of rope and a hanky around the ankle.
Been there, done that. Think a long (footy) sock was used rather than a handkerchief.
I had the nylon cord in black neoprene.
Had like a dog-collar , with press stud around the ankle.
It used to cut the shite out of the tail I recall.
There was also a parachute set-up that you could tuck into your boardies pocket.
Didn't last long that one....
Very upmarket!!!!!! That came after the rope and hanky for me.
Or the rubber covered nylon chord leg ropes. One good fin chop and the rubber was gone. Not a bad thing as the board would often fly back at you otherwise..
Here's a 1977 pic of rubber covered nylon cord.
No leggy and long swims at the Alley, Burleigh, Kirra and Snapper through to Greenmount etc. Good for the fitness and the ego. Then the rope & sock, until I talked mum into the rubber covered cord, Nirvana. Owning a wetsuit was still years away, until I got a job and could buy it myself.
Ah good times.
I think the first rubber covered cord we saw was a Balin Leggy.
Yeh, think Balin started early 70's. My son is sponsored by Balin
That is the brand. Velcro ankle strap was a big improvement over the footy sock.
yeah the wetty was a dream,
was the woollen jumper or footy jumper if it was windy....
I scrounged enough for a LS vest , brand was The American.
Probs a waterski off shoot back then.
Ha I had same shape tail , I swear it was traced off an old ice cream container
@nfip American Surfer, made in Manly IIRC? First double neoprene wetties I recall. Made a pretty decent spring suit.
Yeah, down Rosebud way.
Noosa points....with no one out.....I'd like to see that!
These days if it's pumping at the pot, (can't remember the last time - so long ago) I sit wider on the boil (straight out from flat rock). Just wait for the bigger wider set which sections at the boil. Those one's are bigger and longer.
How old are you blokes?
Re-phrase that question young wipper snapper.
How young are you blokes? Paleeease.
I'm 20 in a slightly older body.
My son yells gooooooooo, my body says noooooooooooo.
Finally got back training this morning.
D14 smashed me on the run , yeah cool "I was only plodding ".
Board leg I look up at the last can , she's already on the beach....
Swim leg I'm shattered before I hit the water and get to see her already at the first can .
I knew she was fit but this girl is hauling arse in the wake of the big boys that are on it.
They've all known her since she was 3 or 4 so they love it .
And she's going to flick it , and snowboarding and commit to soccer.
So my options now have gone from sharing the mountains and the beach , to next year weekends are now looking like Bankstown , Goulburn, Dubbo.
No disrespect intended btw but I'm sure you will get my drift.
I used to be able to call my young bloke into the close outs and p1ss myself laughing , now he can read the waves and water better , and just drops in on me ....... little sh1t hahaha
Remember same watching son and his teachers / "not my teachers any more" !
I have 36 years experience at being 15
Flinders, got my first thruster there after learning to stand on the old man's 9'6". 5'8" or something, still have it but seen better days, pity
Summer is finally here! Now I'm just waiting for the warmer weather and I'll start swimming before work to help with the fitness.
I celebrated by buying a short arm wetty last night.
With Christmas just around the corner - I've begun planning a trip over to Yorkes in a few weeks. Hopefully I score some waves. There's usually something over there.
Looks like the first trade swell has hit up north - saw a nice pic of the superbank working either yesterday or monday.
Should start filtering in down here today. Might get wet in the morning if the onshore isn't too strong.....
Really. Strange, because it certainly hasn't been working this week. Tomorrow maybe. The swell did build overnight but the northerlies have been prevailing for the past couple of days.
Mmmmm, if Goulburn is on Saturday, maybe also pack snow gear, finish game continue back down highway, saturday night at Guthega, ride sunday, home sunday night?
Ya just never know what's next. Our No.2 15yr daughter is now playing drums. Thank god for electronic drum kits. The musical transition was flute to drums (not much of difference there).
Yep, still in Northerly pattern here with little increase in swell today. Maybe the pic Foursquare saw was an old one they dug up and republished due to lack of good material lately?
I had two school jumpers, sleeves cutoff - was quite warm from distant memory. First wetsuit was from the local dive shop in Manly, Ron Harding (I lived locally). He made the first wetsuits for surfing in Oz (and made the "American"). Around that time White Stag appeared also.
Yeah could have been.
Anyone have a view on the 2 WA boys who were killed in Mexico?
Can't understand why you would get off a ferry in that region at 10.30pm and attempt to drive through a war zone.
Especially knowing that on Saturdays the ferry arrives at 6am (by far the safest time).
The regions largest drug boss had escaped jail, was being being hidden (for some time), whilst authorities made attempts to locate and re capture. Highly volatile area. Anyone driving through that area at night that was not known by the people/cartel in control (especially gringos - possible US agents) could only expect one outcome - dust.
Wonder if the Mexican girlfriend is being investigated?
Well Yipppeeee, we finally got some waves. Surfed for 2 hours this morning from 4.30am at the Alley on Ugly Betty and she rips. I'm glad I had those first few surfs to get a feel.
Had half a dozen out the point and then it started to get silly so headed down to Lacey's and it was the pick. Some low tide dredgers and fast long faces. Even got a couple of pits.
Ugly Betty, you're a stunner.
Not the sharpest tools in the shed. Poor buggers.
It's a really sad story. Hard to imagine what these guys were doing being in that area at night.
My son rings me at 5am Japan time to give me the rundown on Snapper while he is shooting the surf report , tells me some nice clean peelers .
Gotta love 'em.
I can understand his excitement though. It's been piss poor for so long and this is a nice clean building swell and the wind was coming from the right direction.
Didn't end up venturing out this morning, didn't look great. Definitely a few waves around but quality certainly lacking.....
East coast crew - looks like plenty of swell around courtesy of that trade flow for the next few days!
Points where ridiculously crowded didn't even bother. Got some good ones down at the rivermouth...........nice right on the other side - long wait in between sets and only 3ft max.