Question Who else has tried surfing?

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  1. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    I learned to ski last winter/ spring. Today I went to Torquay and I tried surfing with a lesson and some hire gear. It was fun. Who else here surfs when there is no snow?
     
  2. Belly

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    Heaps.
    See the surf thread ;)
     
  3. W0nkey D0nkey

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  4. W0nkey D0nkey

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    This thread is going places. Not 2nd page, but places.
     
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    Just commenting to aid the page getting to two.

    Yeah I have tried it enjoyed it but Canberra doesn’t have a lot of surf so not worth actively pursuing
     
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  6. Pink

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    I go to the mountains to get as far away from the ocean as possible. Sea creatures and the fathomless deep give me the fear.
     
  7. absentskier

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    Surfing is wet and boring.
     
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  8. Pink

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    Amen!
     
  9. The Plowking

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    So you couldn't do it, hey?
     
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    tried it, liked it, did it for 40 years, unsure of my future with it.
    My old man still going strong in his mid-70's after ~60 years surfing.
     
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  11. The Plowking

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    Love it.
    Requires less planning, smaller leave passes go down better.
    Can work around it it too.
     
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  12. The Plowking

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  13. Belly

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    That's right, can't do resorts, well might be forced to go back in coming years with the boy, and a hell of a lot less crap to enjoy a turn (ie than carrying all the BC stuff).
     
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  14. The Plowking

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    Wet and boring.
     
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  15. Belly

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    Its ok up here if you already have saltwater in your veins but harder yards if you're trying to get it in ;)
     
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    In fairness.. .That's a bit better than Jan Juc
     
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    It's always offshore in Canberra
     
  18. The Plowking

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    Wet and boring, absentskier experience.
     
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  19. Donzah

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    Waikiki?
     
  20. The Plowking

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    Farked if I know.
    Random internet google 'terrible surf school'
     
  21. Donzah

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    Looks it.
    Oddest wave I've ever seen
     
  22. The Plowking

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    Waikiki?
    Yes, perfect longboard cruising wave.
    Half breaks
     
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  23. absentskier

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    :zzz:
     
  24. Belly

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    Well if you're in nsw you get the locals kozy parks pass and don't have to worry about carrying an act plate to increase the vandalism risk. Mind you probably get that in Bega too :)
     
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    Yeah . Not even that....
    Bit like Jan Juc
     
  26. The Plowking

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    It's OK.
    You'll never know.
     
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  28. absentskier

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    I’m beginning to think you took my post seriously. :eek:
     
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    it's the Selwyn of surf
     
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  30. Donzah

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    Oh... It has amazing history.. And down by the wall quite be fun..
    But. ..its a straight gander with added outriggers and canoes
     
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    Just need more pedal less motor!
     
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  32. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    I liked it and can see myself going off again to hire a soft board and steamer wet suit and persisting with this lark. It can be done all year round. In Melbourne we have Torquay, Phillip Island and The Mornington Peninsula to catch a wave. I like being in the sea.I like being outdoors.
    The drive to Torquay is more traffic jammed and less pleasant than the drive to Lake Mountain is , esp. if we are talking about day trips for outdoor recreation on waves vs. snow.
     
  33. parkmonkey

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    I went away surfing this week




     
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  34. Zimbooo

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    :thumbs: Great part of our Coast. Have had some classic big days at Spookies with just a few out when the point was packed.
     
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    I'm a big fan of spookies, i did have the point to myself for about 25mins, then had to share it with another bloke, was busy in morning and nothing flash much better later and no one out :eek:
     
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    This was a good day on the point
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  37. W0nkey D0nkey

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    We have a spookies in Wollongong
    It's Spooky.
     
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    How about a Ghosties?
    Classic left (on correct swell direction) without a road on NSW central coast.
     
  39. W0nkey D0nkey

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    Not that I know of haha.
     
  40. gettingtooold

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    I started skiing when I was an obsessed surfer. It's a very similar feel of that adrenalin rush.
     
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  41. parkmonkey

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    I was alright at making the late drop until i did my back
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  42. Donzah

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    Bushie likes it.

    It's funny. ..We talked about that waves for years. Mick McCormack was one of the first to froth over it. ..
    Doesn't every coast have spookies.. .sharkies.. ..sandshoes. .
     
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    Bs you made the bottom one.
    It's wedging hard as behind yah
     
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  44. W0nkey D0nkey

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    Yeah Bushie. Spooks looks unreal for boogn just like Bone.. Fark surfing that on my backhand.
     
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    It pushes so hard off that ledge it pearls through the barrel.. . If it's firing there. ..its amazing elsewhere
     
  46. parkmonkey

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  47. The Plowking

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    Naah.
     
  48. W0nkey D0nkey

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    Yeah I stood up the top there for a solid two hours watching Bushie try to sink his teeth into a few last winter.
    I think he got 2-3 waves in that time. The Asians thought he was going to die.
     
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  49. The Plowking

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    Phooaar. Extended please.
    You farked the barrel, didn't you....
     
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  50. W0nkey D0nkey

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    Should've been deeper.
    So fun sliding into a rip bowl from behind it.