Swellnet Fantasy Surfer League

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stunet started the topic in Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 3:39pm

If anyone is interested, we're starting up a Swellnet Fantasy Surfer league.

Why gamble on cryptocurrencies when you can save money and have fun speculating on pro surfing!

Money? Nah, but there's more than dollars at stake - your reputation. Gotta be worth more than a Bitcoin.

Anyone is welcome. Just click on the Fanstary Surfer website

Log in (if you've played before) or join - it only takes a second.

Hit 'Clubs'

Then hit 'Private' - ooh la la

Enter 'Swellnet', and finally enter our impossible-to-crack password, 'netswell'.

And you're in!

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stunet commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 3:43pm

Also, might be handy if you join using your Swellnet handle. Makes it easier to direct compliments and mockery.

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 3:49pm

Winner gets a leggie?

I’m in!

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stunet commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 4:04pm

Winner gets some surf books (The Ninth Wave, Parko & Friends), two copies of 'The Australian Surfers Journal', a shitload of Swellnet stickers, and a lucky dip from Craig's wetty tub.

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Craig commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 4:10pm

"and a lucky dip from Craig's wetty tub"

Ha, if you can extract it from the conglomerate of wax, bottle caps and wax combs.

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simba commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 4:15pm

and to spice it up even more it hasn't been rinsed or dried in 5 years........awesome

simba

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donweather commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 4:52pm

I'm in and I'll offer the winner a free private surf forecast for the Maldives!!! ;)

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eel commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 5:30pm

edit: I do the wsl one, bugger

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Craig commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 5:30pm

Do both?

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Blowin commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 5:47pm

Fuck yeah , I’m in. I want those books .

For my part I’ll guarantee not to drop in on the winner for an entire year.*

* Prize not redeemable during leap years.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 5:51pm

*and a lucky dip from Craig's wetty tub.

*to claim your prize you must produce evidence of having a tetanus shot within the last two years.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Nick Bone commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 6:31pm

I'm in..

Haven't done this in ages. Forgot how I cringe when I have too put certain people in my team strictly for the points.

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Nick Bone commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 6:39pm

this just made me 9.3 times more excited for this years season. good call

gonna be interesting to see peoples teams for slaters ranch

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crg commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 8:00pm

I'm now no longer a fantasy sports virgin...be gentle...

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upnorth commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 8:12pm

Defo, I'm in.

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stunet commented Friday, 9 Mar 2018 at 10:49am

Rightio, you don't have to lock 'em in till the hooter sounds - if it does - on Sunday. I know what I'm like on the weekends though so I've already done mine.

Things to keep in mind:

The second wildcard hasn't been decided yet (Mikey Wright is the first).

Julian Wilson is listed as a starter despite buggering his shoulder a few weeks ago. If you picked him keep a close eye on whether he pulls out at the last minute.

The charts are now hinting at something spinning in from the north late next week. If it comes off - and it's a big if - it could be worth trading up a weight division. Think Carmichael not Igarashi.

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ryder commented Friday, 9 Mar 2018 at 11:15am

The mind games have started already Stu, like a game of poker!

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stunet commented Friday, 9 Mar 2018 at 11:16am

And we now have a first prize! A real one that's better than old books and one of Craig's manky bottletops.

Whoever comes first in the Swellnet FS League wins a custom Stuart Surfboard (limited to Australian entrants, and you may have to pay shipping to wherever you live. I'll look into it, but at worst it's $100 to Board Cargo for an otherwise free shooter)

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donweather commented Friday, 9 Mar 2018 at 12:47pm

Enough of the tips/advice thanks Stu.......especially now there's a real prize at play!!!

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Blowin commented Friday, 9 Mar 2018 at 12:49pm

Nice work.

Thanks very much for the incentive Stuart Surfboards.

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stunet commented Friday, 9 Mar 2018 at 1:15pm

Don's got his game face on!

Get ready peoples.

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donweather commented Friday, 9 Mar 2018 at 1:51pm

:)

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crg commented Friday, 9 Mar 2018 at 2:04pm

Having been a reliable last place getter in every footy tipping comp or cup sweep in history, I'm keeping my ambitions low.
I think I've only changed my team around about 16 times so far...

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 9 Mar 2018 at 7:30pm

team chosen, lets get it on!

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 9 Mar 2018 at 7:31pm

You doing the chicks as well?

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blindboy commented Friday, 9 Mar 2018 at 9:44pm

No and presumably not the women's either

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upnorth commented Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 at 12:18am

A prize as well even better. Reckon some of the runners and riders are undervalued.

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 at 6:41am

#metoo blindboy

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stunet commented Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 at 8:56am

"You doing the chicks as well?"

I guess people are welcome to do it, but we don't have a prize for it. I rarely watch their comps any earlier than semis - just can't outlay the time it takes to watch to watch both.

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stunet commented Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 at 8:57am

"Reckon some of the runners and riders are undervalued."

At the risk of incurring the wrath of Don, I agree.

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lostdoggy commented Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 at 1:01pm

I just assumed Jules was going to be out for this event and didn't pick him. Hope it doesn't come back and bite me on the arse.

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groundswell commented Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 at 4:49pm

Is it closed for choosing surfers? i cant seem to click on them into the open spot area.

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lostdoggy commented Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 at 5:14pm

Yeh, in the surfer magazine fantasy you select your surfers outside the waiting period then can trade them in after the event up until the next event waiting period.

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Blowin commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 8:40am

That was some boring shit yesterday. I was there and to quote Greasy and Lemmy - “ It was a fucking mission to sit through “

Yeah , good luck selling that set up to non surfers .

Anyone ever been in a boardriders comp ? One of our mates was a born administrator and he tried unsuccessfully a couple of times to organise our mob into a competitive team with his comp days . The conclusion everyone arrived at unanimously.....Sit around for hours watching others surf and waiting for a 30 minute session ? What kind of fucked up joke is that meant to be ?

And so it was at Snapper yesterday. Not sure what I was expecting beyond that but it was disappointing. Saw a few familiar faces and that got old pretty quickly . To be honest I sort of feel for the moths that make a career out of hanging around waiting for someone else to surf . Youre not in the surf industry unless you’re paid to ride waves.

Conclusion- Go check out the comps . You’ve got to do it once I suppose. But that’s me done.

I rate the experience 0.5 Stars.

PS To the WSL that was still announcing Kelly will be in the next heat wearing the blue singlet with 90 seconds till he’s meant to paddle out and with 30 grommets screaming his name expecting him to run down onto the beach at any moment - that’s what’s known as showing utter contempt for your consumer base you muppets.

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stunet commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 8:59am

Other end of the spectrum...

Took the twins camping in the bush. Set up far from anywhere up on the foredunes overlooking a desolate beach. Snags on the fire then marshmallows, beers for Dad, then we fell asleep to the metronome of shorebreak waves slapping the sand just 50 metres away. Woke to a billion dollar view - a million bucks counts for nothing in today's real estate - pushed the groms into a few waves then they went and ran wild on the beach while I slipped into a few, kickstarted the fire, more sausages, more marshmallows, packed up camp and then a cruisey elbow-out-the-window drive back up the highway - including another sly session for Dad at a well known beachie.

Watched Heat Analyser when I got home and just couldn't get excited.

EDIT: But now that I'm at work it's far more captivating.

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simba commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 10:00am

They just announced that Kellys a no show..........prick would have known days ago......wtf......no respect.

simba

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Blowin commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 10:41am

Well done Stu.

That’s what it’s all about.

I left the circus yesterday arvo and spent the night in a similar fashion to yourself , sleeping next to the ocean without a soul around.

In a few days I’m headed to the literal opposite of Snapper rocks as far as the surfing experience goes. You know where . It’s nice to contrast but it’s nice to GTFO of that rat race town.

What is it they say about the devil ?

He doesn’t come with horns and cloven feet , but with charms and everything you desire......that’s the Goldy in a nutshell.

PS Simba - yeah , inexcusable behaviour by WSL. I’m a grown man , I can handle you just stating that Slater isn’t showing for one reason or another but to actually lie about him attending a heat that starts in seconds is rude .Not a life or death issue , just disrespectful. Don’t trust those clowns as far as you can throw their ridiculously outsized behemoth of a structure they’ve built on the beach up there.

The sooner they’re out of WA the better. They bring nothing to the table.

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Craig commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 10:32am

Similar to Stu, slipped away for the weekend surfing relatively-uncrowded (for this spot) point surf all day Saturday and then empty, literally, waves at more open stretches yesterday. Warm water, hardly any rain, camp vibes and muscles worked until they could work no more. Bliss.

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Blowin commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 10:42am

Happy days, Craig.

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Craig commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 11:22am

The best of days :)

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lostdoggy commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 9:23pm

You picked the two big dogs hey, Stu?
Interesting strategy.

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stunet commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 9:40pm

You playing mind games?

Working a little hustle..?

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 8:35am

Got to keep you questioning yourself.

Your esteemed colleague, Ben, on the other hand went without either of the two big dogs.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 9:01am

Just you worry about your own deck of cards buddy.

However, I'll admit to some cognitive dissonance whenever I pick Gabs in my team. I'm caught holding two competing thoughts: wishing he'd take the win and wishing he'd fail again.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 9:11am

Greg Webber's board that he made 'for someone' in the Snapper comp. Worth noting he posted the photos after KS pulled out.

All a bit mysterious and could just be a bit of guerilla marketing but the board looks great and Greg's gruff Chopper Read face is even better.

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simba commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 2:33pm

im guessing its a double concave? ....lol

simba

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Nick Bone commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 5:38pm

lost 3 surfers in round 2 and guaranteed too lose 2 in round 3 due to heat draws.

makes me wonder if its a competitive edge to understand the seeding and who versus who to make the most out of a comp?

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stunet commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 6:00pm

Only lost three surfers? You're doing well....

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Nick Bone commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 8:32pm

Honestly. Didnt think JJ gonna bomb and was just trying out some rookie picks. I thought Pat G would of had some luck in the condtions last few days. Fuck you Parko ahha.

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simba commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 8:47pm

yeah its a lottery alright...

simba

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Fleazool commented Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 at 12:55pm

This fantasy thing is doing my head in.
Hoping Gabo would be M. Wright is so wrong.

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