Plenty of activity on Shark Smart.
Had a four footer swim under a bloke on SUP at Molly the other day.
Flags where packed each end , had us on our toes even more so.....
1 or 2 foot , summer Mal riders or I just not fussed with the crowds.
D16 bumping shoulders with the Groms on a 6 foot softy again .
Straight out the front of home on the old Scotsmans go - to rocks and sand combo
I'm not a fan of mini mals, they have their place for beginners but reckon you might as well ride a proper longboard. If you want an old boys board have a look at the McCoy nuggetsThinking about a mini mal, maybe 7'6" or shorter?
Don't want to become a longboarder just yet (did that in the '60s).
Try a shorter board with more litres.You can still get good paddle power with a shorter board and have better turning ability.A good example would be a 6'x2" 21" x2 3/4" which would give about 38 litres.This would be ideal for someone in the 85 kg range.Remember foam is you're friend.Thinking about a mini mal, maybe 7'6" or shorter?
I'vehad an 8'0 for a couple of years.I'm not a fan of mini mals, they have their place for beginners but reckon you might as well ride a proper longboard. If you want an old boys board have a look at the McCoy nuggets
Soz .Thinking about a mini mal, maybe 7'6" or shorter?
I'vehad an 8'0 for a couple of years.
Frustrating prolly sums it up.
OK when the fitness is down and great for the Golfy in traffic
and on those semi - nothing days when it's cruise time.
But drives me nuts when I want to get a bit more top to bottom happening and really find it suffers with shape of the wave face completely at odds with the rail length. Keep this in mind.
Have had some srsly good times on driving down the line stuff but now it's time to move on.. or rather back to where I came from !
I was persuaded into an early today by a couple of my friends (and one of my L-plater twins who is now almost back on track in terms of getting through his driving hours in the year).
Rather bigger than I thought it would be - 3-4' on the sets at South Palm Beach and pretty solid - and it surfed better than it looked from the beach. My son and my friend's son went at it on their lids and I pulled into a few that I probably shouldn't have (and predictably didn't come out of) but got a couple of pretty nice waves. Strong cross-current and was sucking up pretty hard onto a shallow bank so if you ate it you ate it HARD. Good session though.
We do have something approximating banks at the moment. At least good deep channels at intervals all up the beach with incidental banks between them. Different quality and a bit flukey so depending on the tide and swell direction just about anywhere can be working ok or just offering straight-handers (but at least with a rip to paddle back out in). Least good is the middle of the beach near bend-in-the-road, both ends pretty ok and there is a LOT of sand right now at Kiddies' Corner so that has been good for the surf school and school holiday beginners in general (inflatable giant thongs and pink flamingos seem to work everywhere on the beach though at this time of year (sigh)).
Winds back out of the north next Monday too