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Question Who else has tried surfing?

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Mister Tee on XC Skis, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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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?
     
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  2. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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  4. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    This thread is going places. Not 2nd page, but places.
     
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    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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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

    Pink One of Us

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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

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Surfing is wet and boring.
     
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  8. Pink

    Pink One of Us

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    Amen!
     
  9. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    So you couldn't do it, hey?
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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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.
     
  11. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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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

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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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

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wet and boring.
     
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    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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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 ;)
     
  16. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    In fairness.. .That's a bit better than Jan Juc
     
  17. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's always offshore in Canberra
     
  18. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wet and boring, absentskier experience.
     
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  19. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Waikiki?
     
  20. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    :zzz:
     
  24. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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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 :)
     
  25. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah . Not even that....
    Bit like Jan Juc
     
  26. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's OK.
    You'll never know.
     
  27. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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  28. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m beginning to think you took my post seriously. :eek:
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    it's the Selwyn of surf
     
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  30. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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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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    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just need more pedal less motor!
     
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  32. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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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.
     
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  33. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I went away surfing this week




     
  34. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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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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  35. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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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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  36. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    This was a good day on the point
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  37. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    We have a spookies in Wollongong
    It's Spooky.
     
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    Zimbooo One of Us

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    How about a Ghosties?
    Classic left (on correct swell direction) without a road on NSW central coast.
     
  39. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Not that I know of haha.
     
  40. gettingtooold

    gettingtooold One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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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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  43. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bs you made the bottom one.
    It's wedging hard as behind yah
     
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  44. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yeah Bushie. Spooks looks unreal for boogn just like Bone.. Fark surfing that on my backhand.
     
  45. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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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

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  47. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Naah.
     
  48. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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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

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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