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Winter 2015 Surf Thread

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by FourSquare04, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    A custom Mez 44 of course for my 6'2"+ frame ;)
     
  2. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    I've got two in the garage
    funny that
    good work
     
  3. PiniPowPow

    PiniPowPow One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I had a 42 Mez with bat tail, channels and carbon stringer, it was so sick
     
  4. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You're talking about a bodyboard?
     
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    PiniPowPow One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    haha yep, although that tech just about rings true for surfboards now!
     
  6. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    Hahahahaha carbon stringers , tail mat ....... useless !
     
  7. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I forgot to add +channels :)

    Looking a bit quiet on the east coast for a while now, southerly storm track looking good for next mid-week, hopefully holds into the following weekend.
     
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    PiniPowPow One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    been ok this week, but ive been busy with other stuff :)
     
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    Yer been waves every where from lesser known bommies with 2 out and low tide drainer reefs no exit - 3 boys I'm reliably told.
    Oh well by a snowboarder that is ;)
    Me not, just looking to get back on track up the mountains Sunday and the week ahead with #3.
    Body coming good now , confident to have a bit of a crack.
    Interschools biz and Dad out at Tate & the Trig if this system delivers.
    :cheers:
     
  10. freddy

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    Rainbow at Rainbow Beach. Bonny Hills.

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    4x4 stuck in the sand. Lake Cathie. :)

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    Swell has dropped a bit today. still a few 3' or so waves around on mid-north coast.
     
  11. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
    Turns out i know this guy pretty well and someone who i surfed with a fair bit, he lived one street over and we were often surfing the same bank out front. I had no idea it was he who was dragged out of the water and the last i'd heard the guy had been revived and was in hospital, found out this arvo that he'd passed away sometime after he was taken to hospital :( Ash was always smiling and happy, he took people up hang gliding so alway got surf when the conditions were good and hang glide when they weren't, was such a top bloke RIP
     
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  12. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Condolences.... :(
     
  13. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just heard Ash was able to save a bunch of lives with his heart lungs liver and kidneys, not bad for a guy in his late 50's.
     
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  14. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    FLAT as this weekend - definitely a good snow weekend. S swell comes up from late tomorrow once the low moves out...
     
  15. freddy

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    very small waves at Boomerang yesterday.
     
  16. Belly

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    I'm wondering what Swellnet will offer for this weekend, maybe some "sideband energy"
     
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    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Treach may have had something surfable ;)
     
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    Knowing that karels t-bar would probably not open yesterday and give easy access to the fresh snow up top I decided a leisurely day trip to the coast would be better and try and time the arrival of any new south swell with a middle of the day winter surf.

    All the usual south swell magnet reefs around the dulla were doing nothing yet but then i lucked onto this little point break in the area that usually does sweet bugger all. Two hours of longboard noseriding fun all by myself. These type of sessions are always the best. ;)

    Spoke to a local who was watching when i got out and he said this bank just popped up a couple of days ago.
    Photos taken after I got out and tide started to fill in too much.
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  19. Peli89

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    Great photos there mate - sunny days like that are things of dreams here in vicco. Haha.

    I went out in Westernport Sunday afternoon and got a few small rides at the pines. The size was a little underwhelming due to the swell direction. I headed around to crunchier a little later and that was looking much more sizes. A good fun day and surprisingly not that cold once in the water. I suppose when it's 8 degrees outside, the water is always going to feel warm.

    It looks as though another swell is on the cards this weekend - with a much more southerly component so WP is looking the goods again. Yew.
     
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  20. Chowder11

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    Yesterday would have been the pick for WP during the last swell.
    Next weekend is looking better due to the longer more S fetch being thrown up as you have mentioned.
    Monday could be one of those extremely rare once a year kind of days if the low stays lower and the winds are more westerly.
    Hopefully not for the snow and the low pushes up further N which will deliver more white stuff, but the winds will be more SW then and will restrict the surf to the more SW favourible spots.
    Lorne next monday could be very interesting.
     
  21. Belly

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    Agree.
    The FNMOC model run end 6/8...
    What I'm liking is the stalling of the parent low directly south of Tas well into next week, then some of the models have it moving into the Tasman later in the week.
    This will firstly keep an active sea state for Vic for the entire week even though Monday will be the most unruly, but for East Coast surfers there is a chance of an over-solid south swell moving up the east coast from mid next week onwards.
    Not to mention Fiji beyond that.
     
  22. dayzoff

    dayzoff One of Us

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    So what about a certain point break on the run to the Prom. Would next Mondays SW swell push in there nicely too? Its been on my bucket list since seeing a spread in a certain surf mag a few years ago. A story that I'm sure did not impress the locals very much.....
     
  23. Belly

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    It's mentioned in the old Loveridge book as well, definitely sounds like a nice bucket list wave.
     
  24. Belly

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    @parkmonkey - was just reading the swellnet Ballina beach closing blog....

    My last day of work is next Thursday and was thinking of a dash for the mid-north coast points if the current models hold, could be in the water by Saturday. Have you heard any reports filtering up from the mid-north?
    Everyone sounds seriously spooked up your way!
     
  25. parkmonkey

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    "There were four big great whites in the Lennox area this morning (50 mins after this photo was taken)… the police were wondering why they were struggling to clear the water and at one stage told us, the surfers were ignoring them today. It’s amazing how many sharks they see, once they start looking for them (who would have thought!).
    Photo: AM".

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    Ballina Shark Reports
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    Update: Beaches in Ballina/Lennox are now closed after 4 x Great Whites around 4m long have been spotted around Lennox Point/Boulders Beach....also a 5m Great White was just spotted at Broken Head.
     
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  26. Chowder11

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    5m, that's a monster
     
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  27. Belly

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    "police were wondering why they were struggling to clear the water" - umm, it's pumping + groundhog day :)
     
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  28. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Everyone i've spoken to over the past years who spends time flying above the beaches, hang gliding, ultralights etc have said if you could see what we see you would probably never surf again. The guys in the boats from the diving groups here say they quiet often see large sharks out from the pass on the way to Julian rocks.
     
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  29. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Broken Point has so much sand on it right now, in fact everywhere has heaps of sand maybe apart from the cliffs in front of the houses at Belongil.

    Working 6 days a week sucks, haven't been for a paddle for at least 3 weeks now :mad:
     
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  30. Chowder11

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    Saw an interview with Parko recently saying that the GC points sand is the best he reckons he has ever seen.
    Does that relate to further down also? Maybe the Noah's are turing up to catch a wave and scaring all the punters out of the lineup for a few empty ones
     
  31. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm not sure if the sand being good up there has much to day with down here, it obviously moves in cycles but perhaps other factors with the lack of swell and winds are giving it plenty of time to build up, we haven't had one of the monster winter south swell that normally destroys everything. Oct Nov Dec are normally the no swell times and northerly winds were the sand builds before summer.
     
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  32. Zimboo

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    There was a guy taken by a great white at Julian rocks in 93. Horror story, happened in front of his wife whilst they were diving together on their honeymoon. Plenty of sand up here too - Nth Sunny Coast points.
     
  33. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The story goes that he pushed her out of the way, that was supposed to be a big one 5m.
     
  34. Belly

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    Maybe end of next week :)
     
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  35. FourSquare04

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    Now you just need a nice E/NE groundswell and BH will be off chops :D

    What's the water temp holding up there PM? I'm assuming it's above average? Maybe El Nino is causing the sudden increase in Noah activity, but that's hectic to see not 1 but 4 GW's near Lennox / Boulder!! Not surprising you haven't surfed in 3 weeks, I wouldn't be if there that many noah's that size lurking in the area!

    On a side note, the sand around Syd's northern beaches has been pretty good this winter too. Normally it's close out city this time of year but even Manly has a bank or two working....
     
  36. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still supposed to be 20 in the water, i drove down there chasing waves last Saturday but just not enough swell. There's a bbq festival in Burleigh Saturday Sunday, so hopefully get a wave down here in the morning and head up there in afternoon.
     
  37. Peli89

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    There seems to be Noah's everywhere at the moment. I saw on Facebook this morning a pic of quite a nice sized shark lurking the lineup back home in SA and read on the net that a surfer was bitten by a bronzey in Portland? On Monday..
     
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    Yeh I didnt like reading the Vicco one.
    Us Vicco surfers have just been ticking along while all you inter-staters have been getting chomped and pushed out of the surf and we have been going quietly about our business not worrying about it.
    However i guess its a good thing it was only a small Bronze and thankfully for the bloke all he needs is a bit of hand surgery and a new wetty. And Portland is a bloody long way from us weekend warrior Vic surfers.

    Piss of sharks
     
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  39. Belly

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    Where that Portland attack occurred are some very lonely waters and are very remote from the locally renowned breaks
     
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    Very lonely indeed!

    When I was over that way a few weeks ago looking for spots to surf, I did find a couple of ok waves the other side of Portland.. But definitely didn't like the 'vibe' of the place. Not the sort of area that looked inviting for a lone surfer. Haha.
     
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    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Agree, all that Kelp.

    Kelp gives me eeebbbyy jeebbyy's
     
  42. Belly

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    It's fine at the points, you always feel close to shore and if it's on there's always someone about, but those beachies around Tyrendarra are rarely frequented in summer let alone this time of year.
     
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    Long way to any help from there, you wouldnt be anywhere near the fitzroy outlet
     
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    You know the fitzroy outlet, I'm impressed :)
     
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    Did a few trips down that way during my uni days when I was carefree. Haven't been down that way for 7-8 years now. To far for this old weekender.
    Plus we have a place at Somers so I tend to spend alot of my spare time down that way.
     
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    People out of the water yesterday at broken after a big one was spotted again. Crazy Crazy Crazy.
     
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    Not good at all. :( hopefully he makes a full and speedy recovery.

    Swell isn't looking as large for vicco over the weekend but there should still be some fun WP waves on Sunday arvo. I'm going to head west tomorrow and then WP Sunday..hopefully.
     
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