Summer Surf Thread 2016

FourSquare04

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

Had to get wet.

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?
 

Craig B

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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..
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Craig B

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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.
 

nfip

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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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nfip

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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.
 

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...
 

Nozawaman

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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.
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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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 .
and the list goes on and on.
Unfortunately a well worn path of our generation(s).
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nfip

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And then there is Peter Drouyn.........
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.
 

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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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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Zimboo

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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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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
 

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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.
Beautiful conditions but flaaat.
Spectacular pic of last night's storm. Well done. :thumbs:
 
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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.
 

nfip

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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.
 

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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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.
 

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.
 
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