Melb's wave pond

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Ted from the moon started the topic in Wednesday, 1 Jan 2020 at 2:41pm

After some feedback on the pool. I am contemplating heading down to do a strike mission for a few days. Who has surfed it? Would you recommend doing back to back sessions or have an hour off in between? Is it easy to do an hour on the left then the right immediately after? How knackered are you after 3 sessions in a morning? What are the evening sessions like? Thanks.

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shoredump commented Saturday, 8 Feb 2020 at 11:14am

I surfed it yesterday and reckon it’s better than Waco. From the relentless sets and make ability of the barrels, to the lack of brain eating parasites

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 9 Feb 2020 at 3:15am

shoredump...
Fabrizio Stabile {R.I.P} vs BSR Waco Trial Date 27th Jan 2020. (In session...)
BSR hyper-chlorinated all suss brain eating parasites the night before the Govt pool test.
Park owner then accidentally hurls text evidence into the middle of Lake Whitney...(Sorted!)

Allegedly twice tampering with State Coroners investigation regarding alleged cause of death!
Ain't no evidence of Wave Park owner obliterating harmless Brain Bugz...nothing to see here!
A Bloody Kangaroo Court, deep in the heart of Texas?

https://kherkhergarcia.com/bsr-orchestrated-cover-up-after-surfers-death...
https://raisedwaterresearch.com/bsr-covers-up-evidence-in-surfers-death-...
https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Lawyer--Cable-park-attempted-cover-up-...

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SurferSam commented Saturday, 8 Feb 2020 at 8:05pm

Looks similar to trigg point

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 27 Feb 2020 at 10:35pm

21st March 2020 (12pm -6pm) Stab High / Vans Acid Drop @ Urbnsurf
Monsta Air $20k / Winner $25k (Waco Team + Ladybirds) + Oz Pilots.
https://stabhigh.com/
{///Tickets\\\} $38.16 > $127.20 (Buy Here) Gromz 12 & Under are free
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/stab-high-an-international-surfing-conte...
Broadcast strictly via Stab PPV > $ Package ? (Live Event vid cost less than a Pub Beer)
https://stabmag.com/news/stab-high-is-coming-to-melbourne-on-march-21st/

Josh Kerr trials Concept Airwave (re: After surfing Kirra for 6hrs same morning!)
https://www.facebook.com/urbnsurf/videos/182183146389874/

Gonna need some Awesome Air Volleys to ace gigantic Poo-Pats in the pool.
https://www.facebook.com/urbnsurf/photos/a.2004224466457202/258697902484...

9th Feb "Comp" (Gotta get in Super Quick as it Comp goes off this month)
Light on detail...Great Prizes for local / interstate Pair of Surfers.
https://www.facebook.com/urbnsurf/?redirect=false

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belly commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 7:34am

That would explain why the public bookings are blocked out for 20 March. I'm booked for 19 March and was considering some follow-up sessions the next day but not to be.

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memlasurf commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 10:42am

Yeah Belly bit of lucky dip as we booked in for Friday night on the 13 March and got bumped to the Saturday morning 14th as they must of overbooked. However as they stuffed us around we have 2 hours with the pool to ourselves which means only 12 out and get to tell them which waves we want.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 27 Feb 2020 at 10:12pm

Sunday 15th March (12pm -10pm) "2020 Melbourne Pool Party"
swellnet Crew on pre notice...

{///// TICKETS \\\\\}
All Sites > Booking links to ..URBNSURF SITE
[Book the All Day $10 Spectator Pass-15th March 2020]
https://secure.urbnsurf.com/
tbb is pretty sure this secures your entry.

URBNSURF : $4,000 prizes + DJ's + Food Vans
{SEE}: Surfing Victoria Comp (Top 48)
{SEE}: Expression Session
{SEE}: Longboard (Top Ranked)
{SEE}: Bodyboard (Top Ranked)
{SEE}: Surf Chix (Really? Oops!)
{SEE}: Bodysurfers (Ok! Now that's Bullshit!) Leave it out tbb!
{SEE}: Mock Snowboard Event (Possible Top Secret Air Ramp Test for Stab High!)
https://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/surfing-victoria-to-host-urbnsurf-wav...
https://www.facebook.com/events/222312228902767/

21st March Stab High / Acid Drop (See above)

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kbomb commented Thursday, 27 Feb 2020 at 5:17pm

For those that have surfed the pond.
Is there any favored time during the day you would book in? What time of day would have the best chance of having best conditions, lowest crowds etc.

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Bnkref commented Thursday, 27 Feb 2020 at 5:26pm

It's fairly heavily booked at the moment so I'm not sure if time of day will make any difference.

As for the best conditions, if you're there in the morning the wind should generally be lighter.

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Dowdy commented Friday, 28 Feb 2020 at 10:21am

I've surfed it twice at 7pm and had a full session of 18 both times, caught 11 waves first go then 12, so no issue with it being too busy.
2nd time was a howling southerly so onshore for the pool and I surfed the intermediate wave, didn't think it impacted it much at all, but I watch the advanced session before it and thought the wave looked shithouse when it got to the barrel stage half way through, it was a really short crumbling wave that was over about 5 seconds after take-off. Everyone was trying to get some cover but it just crumbled on top of them and chewed them up. Didn't look appealing.

Morning your best bet to get lighter winds.

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 1 Mar 2020 at 1:55pm

Urbnsurf claim of first Surfable Oz Wave Pool was 20 years & 5 pools too late.
tbb easily surfs GC 1984 Wet'nWild from Peak to shore..(List could be 40 or more!)

Now: Surfing Victoria - to host Melbourne Pool Party presented by URBNSURF...
"The first ever wave pool event in Australia."
https://www.surfingaustralia.com/SurfingVictoria/news/MelbournePoolParty...

Wavepoolmag "Australia's first ever wave pool competition will go down in March."
https://wavepoolmag.com/australia-wave-pool-contest-victoria/

& round we go again with endless Hero Claims...

tbb pleads for more respect from Surf Industry towards Oz Surf History
Claims belittle 1st nation Gromz, Nippers & disabled wave pool competitors.

Surf Companies have long sponsored Oz Pro Surfers in Oz Wave Pool Events.

Australian Wave Pool Event History { Exclusive to #1 swellnet }

Pioneering Event.
1914/15 Duke/Kickboards/Swim Carnivals in crowded ocean tided Floodlit Arenas
Many Ocean / Wave Pool Events then & now have Surf Washing thru the Pool

Oz Modern Era
1984 - Bodysurfing in Qld Wavepool
2000 - Surfcraft (Boogerz) in Vic Wave Pool
2007- Surfing Australia endorsed Stand Up Surfing Lessons in Wave pools

14 May 2009 Arafura Games 80 Nations + Oceania Paralympics/Mixed Ability.
International Life Saving (Ocean Events) are held in Darwin Wave Lagoon
(Surf Races) + Surf Teams + Rescue Tube Races (See: Surf Race Action below)
World competitors surfing Pool Waves to win Surf Event medals for their Nations.
https://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200905/r371856_1726198.jpg

16 Sept 2011 Billabong (Asian) Flow Series League GC Dreamworld
https://picsaipan.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/asianflowseries_poster-150...
https://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/asian-flow-tour-comes-to-dreamworld/

26 July 2013 TeamUp Comp > Surfing Victoria + ASP pro surfs MASC FlowRider
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/media-and-resources/media-releases/team...
8 Feb 2015 RipCurl / Drumstick Flow Comp @ Victoria MASC
https://ru-clip.net/video/tE3QBOnW8bc/oz-flow-comp-2015-msac-in-melbourn...

2014 Wet'n'Wild wavepool Nippers (Interclub) Carnivals West Sydney
North Curl Curl challenge Home Team on Surf Rescue Boards surfing in Wave Pool.
https://image-assets.teamapp.com/uploads/images/3564d58c-8932-4894-a204-...

17 March 2018 AFA FlowBoarders Cairns run 3 comps per year.
Be unwise to tell Dale he ain't Surfing...
https://www.facebook.com/intricateshockwave/videos/1852000478237446/Uzpf...

Nov/Dec 2018 World's Biggest Surf Carnival (7,000 entrants from 45 nations)
Surf Rescue Competitions are staged in SAALC (Olympic pool) (4,500 crowd)
http://www.lifesaving2018.com/the-biggest-lifesaving-world-championships...

20 June 2019 (World Surfing Day) Billabong Aloha Grom Titles
Aloha Surfhouse WA (Comp attracts 500 entries) AS: "Oz 1st indoor Surf Comp"
https://www.facebook.com/events/1155345511320455/

15 March 2020 Surfing Victoria Wave Pool Party + Ramp @ URBNSURF Vic.
https://www.facebook.com/events/222312228902767/

21 March 2020 Stab High / Acid Drop / Ski Ramp @ URBNSURF Vic.
https://stabhigh.com/

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 15 Mar 2020 at 10:53am

Sun 15th March Pool Party
Sat 14th (4:17 pm) Urbnsurf:
A Cancelled Booking? ('Turns' waves from 1pm Sun!)

Cancels out Pool Party? 12:50pm > 9:30pm (Comp Draw is here)
https://d1dxeappjj9zpc.cloudfront.net/events/N2YzlCz82H4ljkWLFx7AHOm06iJ...
Vic Surfing Comp Status > Green Light? (Doesn't add up!)
https://www.surfingaustralia.com/SurfingVictoria/event/MELBOURNEPOOLPARTY
tbb viral tip! Better check yes...(NOW!) ...sounds like a bugged out Pool Party man!.
Bright side ! Ya might score a sly softie to save the day! (tbb says- Be Quick!)

21st March 2020 Stab High [ CANCELLED ] Booking Returns Promised!
https://stabmag.com/news/stab-high-melbourne-is-cancelled/

Washed up Vic Grand Prix was no Wipeout for Urbnsurf.
https://www.facebook.com/urbnsurf/photos/pcb.2619475218265454/2619475008...

https://www.facebook.com/urbnsurf/

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 15 Mar 2020 at 8:26pm

See The Beast crash Melbourne Wave Pool Party.
Wave Pool Comp Replay Reel
https://www.facebook.com/surfingvictoria/videos/226266088497499/?fref=me...
Heat Draw to accompany 5/6 vidz available (Womens Final n/a) + Non counter vid
https://d1dxeappjj9zpc.cloudfront.net/events/N2YzlCz82H4ljkWLFx7AHOm06iJ...
Not the first OZ Wave Pool Comp went off without Spectators
https://www.surfingaustralia.com/SurfingVictoria/news/PoolParty2020Update
https://www.surfingaustralia.com/SurfingVictoria/news/Top%20Victorian%20...

Urbnsurf called the Comp on from 4:00pm + SV back dated Comp update
tbb only called what was shown...we all understand that changes by the minute!

Use this final [f] link as back up for any lost Comp reels...Ok!
https://www.facebook.com/urbnsurf/?hc_ref=ARQdRdfaPurIr0hOYt1XzAJGRli8kq...

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 22 Mar 2020 at 1:10am

URBNSURF (Surf-Open > 19 April - recheck) but...(No Spectators)
Comp Entry Form...2 x Private Double + Photos + Free Flights/Accom + $1500 gear
https://www.surfstitch.com/offers/win-the-ultimate-urbnsurf-experience.html

JW Rail Slides URBNSURF Red Bull Ramp -
Free captive Surfboards Now!..(Say no to Surfboard Cruelty)
Teaser...
https://www.facebook.com/urbnsurf/videos/201364401186981/

JW Full Ramp Vid...[8:30]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2CTZ5GtMUA

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 4 Jun 2020 at 10:04pm

Friday 19th June Urbnsurf (reopening)
Coronvirus Pool invite Rules (Surfer's & mind my Towel babe entry)
Shower at Home (Prior to Pool) re: [ NJ Wave Pool - pre Shower Rules ]
Sign a waiver..on line to save time.
18 per side / 1hr sessions (OK) ~ (Govt max = 20)
[ 1.5m ] - Social Distancing in the line-up)
[ 4m2 ] Rule for Shop / Hire
All gear is Nuked between hire.

Strictly [ NO ]...
No -Surf Academy / [L] / Spectators / Play in the Bay.
No -Indoor Showers / Change Rooms (Toilets are open)
No- Face Touching
https://urbnsurf.com/guestsafety/

'Forever Autumn' ('70's Surfer's Classic) Maestro version...enjoy...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDqxTtVwUa4

30th April ('Near' Image)- Resembles oldschool Google Earth before they duped us!
So yeah..2 really good aerial snaps here...(See [f] comments for the earlier split shot)
https://www.facebook.com/urbnsurf/photos/a.2004224466457202/266202501734...

Wave pool was drained for maintenance.

Urbnsurf brought forward essential maintenance on Roary & his Wave Pool
(re: The Bristol Wave Curtain was reported on swellnet to be rapidly disintegrating.)

14 May
https://www.facebook.com/urbnsurf/photos/a.2004224466457202/267384091949...
A few fins were found on the bottom. (I think they meant Booger / Surfboard ?)
More surfers claimed lost fins'n'thongs than were found...
Tales from the Tulla Tub ..."Roary's legendary pet Beast eats fins for breakfast!"

(Note Tweed SBP Pumps cough up an equal 100-Fins/Flippers per year).

(Today) Winter Maintenance is Complete (Brought ahead from August)
https://www.facebook.com/urbnsurf/photos/a.2004224466457202/268761909811...

WavePool is currently being refilled

tbb: " There's talk of Scomo's crab-pot surf sticker app to social distance the bilge pit !"
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/y80AAOSwgotcOFG2/s-l640.jpg

Go next level SD ...Rip Curl Pro Covid Tracker will empty the line up faster.
You can Track them down in the Urbnsurf Lagoon (No Joke!)
https://www.tracksmag.com.au/news/timely-release-tracking-the-rip-curl-s...

Vics will dob in any crab pot within the 1.5m skid pan.($1652 fine will clear the line)

Winter Time (Bonus epic 70's surfer's track) enjoy...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93AymOJkKcw

~~^~~~What's New at Urbnsurf this Winter!
~~/(`~~ New Group / Private Surfing development pathways for later in the year.
~~/(C.....Cruiserz
~~/((C`.. Expert Sessions.

PS: Imagine if they raised the take off wall zone + centre console by 30cm.
Rev up Roary's pet Beast to rebound off the walls...get him all fired up!
tbb can then tame Roary's Beast with a colonoscopy...
All part of essential wave pool therapy of course.

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Bnkref commented Thursday, 4 Jun 2020 at 8:23pm

Comprehensive as always, TBB. Much appreciated.

Wonder what the water temp is going to be and whether there will be much demand? Good ocean waves more often than not at this time of year.

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 15 Jun 2020 at 2:00am

Bnkref just earned a Bonus...get ready...

1st..Winter Opening Hours!
19th June/July/Aug - Winter Hours: 7am - 6 pm

The Beast.....WTF......There! tbb said it....Sorry! Can't say anymore than that!

Wot!
You heard tbb...VIP Beast is back, but with a celebrity appearance price to match.
Expert Sessions are available from re-opening into Summer.
Limited to 12 Surfers per Side scoring 18 Barrels a session (Important)
1) Expert Onshore Mode = 2 open variations of the "Famed" Beast
2) Expert Offshore Mode = Beast+ Thick Slab Pit (Stop yer Drooling!)
There's a lot more detail to this story, so just take it easy now!

Price: $129 but wait there's more ...they throw in a Free Hire > Covid Gath Helmet
'Hang On!'...Wot...
'Just rewind a bit!...Did tbb just say '$129'...Oh shit! You actually read that bit...Problem?
https://www.facebook.com/GathHelmets/?fref=mentions&__tn__=K-R
WA Aloha Surfhouse (Flow Barrel > Helmet)
https://www.alohasurfhouse.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/580448_246d...
US Flow Barrel > No Helmet
https://img.archiexpo.com/images_ae/photo-g/152974-10481354.jpg

(Important) From Above...
[f] Dave's Tip: If it's 12 people x 12 wave sets by (18 Repeats/session).
Be sure to slot first spaces as Beast settles as you go. (Suss out the Rotation mix!)
Thanx Dave, at $129 you'd want value for money...that's good advice for the crew!

Expert Days + Beastie's { Feed Times }
Beast rises at 7:00 - 8:00am Mon / Wed / Fri / Sat / Sun.
Beast goes to bed at 5:00 - 6:00pm Mon / Wed.

Cruiserz...Nope! Didn't forget the Hodads!
At The Point (Greenwater Waves)
{Wave Firing order} > Intermediate > Cruiserz > Play in the Bay
Cruiserz = Malibu Settings ~ Noosa / Byron Bay / Point Roadknight
Prices vary...so read this carefully....
(Mon-Fri $69 / $59 Gromz) + (w/e $79 / $69 Gromz)

Cruiserz / Intermediate / Advanced / Expert Timetable
https://www.facebook.com/urbnsurf/photos/pb.1726080484271603.-2207520000...

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 15 Jun 2020 at 9:36am

TBB needs to investigate / report on more than strong rumour circulating inner northern suburbs hipster cafes that local repair shop had a constant 100 plus boards in line awaiting fixing. Went from a few a week to infinity very quickly with the tub opening. Cream on top was fin and Gath helmet sales.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 18 Jun 2020 at 10:39pm

GuySmiley ...that reflects Waco...opened without Ding repairs
Pretty sure these Pools are only Tourist/Retail/Rec (not industrial)
(Recall Tunnel Vision were going to set up Shaping Bays > Repairs)

(Ding Repair in "Crowded wave Pools")
Surfers complained that boards were smashed & nearest repairs were 300 miles.
Recent Onsite BSR Surf Shop (Repair Kits only) ...[ DING ALL ] + [ SUN CURE ]
https://momentsurfco.com/surfboard-repair/

The Wave Bristol 'Secret Spot Surf Shop'...( Repair Kits Only > Widest Range )
[ Solarez ] + [ Phix Doctor ] + [ Session Saver ]
https://www.secretspot.co.uk/surfboard-repair

Melbourne Urbnsurf...(Repair Kits Only) [ SUN CURE ] (Only Choice)
https://www.eglobaltravelmedia.com.au/urbnsurf-partners-with-leading-aus...

Urbnsurf use JS Hire Boards > Have Most Dings + Repairs.
Zak Surfboards (Licensed JS shaper /Repair Shop (Inner North Thornbury)
2019 (Urbnsurf) https://behindtheshaper.com/#theseries-section
Zak Surfboards
https://behindtheshaper.com/zak-koniaris

Gath Helmet ( BSR / The Wave / Urbnsurf / SurfHouse ) Do not sell Helmets.
Not Required at BSR / The Wave...
Aloha SurfHouse is shallow ...Helmet is (NOW) mandatory with Stand Up session.
Olympic Whitewater Pools are 'SUP' helmets + 'prone' open River Runs are Helmets.

Urbnsurf { Expert } is shallow...No new Conditions! (But Covid / Rules can Change)
(Helmet 'may' be required for 'Stand Up' Expert sessions) Free if you pay extra $50 for Expert.
BYO Tip: (Bring along 'reputable trader' Helmet Receipt / 'Safety Standard' Code)
https://www.zaksurfboards.com.au/water-apparel/helmets/

Note { Expert } is 1st & Last Sessions ( Scary Helmets are hidden not promoted!)
https://www.facebook.com/urbnsurf/photos/pb.1726080484271603.-2207520000...
Urbnsurf said they don't wish for Helmets...

Wave Power
(Cycle) 1st Expert (am) ends > Adding Day water > Drain for Expert (pm) = 1st Expert (am)
(Code): Earliest Beast is wild but tames as pool fills then gets wilder as it drains to Days End
Then also 1st wave heaviest (Shallow) to last wave in queue is weakest (Deepest).

Fin Sales...
Heavy {Beastly} Surfers will likely bottom out in extreme shallow wave base.
Super Small Fin Profiles may be required or advised for Expert sessions.
Imagine if this were your Pool...you wouldn't want it ripped up!
Also the weight of a Wiped-out surfer grinding fins thru the Skid Pan?

Wot! The crew are demanding a Wave Pool Reopening Surf Flick.(How about 2..)
*Urbnsurf -"From the Air" (This is a short but cool Urbnsurf Surf Park Tour)
https://urbnsurf.com/stories/fromtheair/
*Team Ripcurl
https://urbnsurf.com/stories/ripcurlteam/

Crew thanx Urbnsurf for Beast & Flix & wish you well for Winter Sessions...
Here's the new Booking Form for all new Waves & Prices (Ready to Go!)
https://urbnsurf.com/products/

Tracks chipped in for crew's Bonus:
New Wave Settings + (The Spanish Inquisition) + { Frankenstein Swells } WTF.
https://www.tracksmag.com.au/news/urbnsurf-reopens-friday-with-new-wave-...

PS: BnKref...( No!... tbb never forgot! ) Here's those Tuff Titties Tulla Temps!
Expert: Booked out until Monday..
Opening Day (Friday)
Weather: 15* ( Overcast Showers )
Wind: N/E 30 kts
Pool Temp: 11*

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Nick Bone commented Friday, 19 Jun 2020 at 7:06am

Ooooo I like that wave power info.

12 people probably just got shacked twice as this minute.

I am the bone

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 19 Jun 2020 at 10:48am

Just for you Nick...Wave Power segment was a last minute re edit.
But i think yer right ...there is a new setting & it adds a new random dynamic.

Expert Sessions add 1hr tidal element of Filling & Draining of the pool while in use.
Rush Hour Wave Trains are more gamely & will chart a more wild course.
Experts will need to negotiate stronger rips & negotiate wave face boil overs.
Almost like entering a swirling dervish kingdom of the Beast.

Recall the reason they withdrew the beast was also the 'Wash Over' effect.
Urbnsurf (Private Beast) required billing whole pool due to Left Wave Shutdown.
All here now know, they need less water to let the beast roam in his own yard.
Note from today Urbnsurf will time the tides to run both "L/R" Beasts...(A First?)
This is a very tricky concept in a pool with square sides & random crowd element.
Wave Pool history will record this Punk ethic & should rightly be applauded.
Note it is in keeping with serving up yer bigger waves before & after Peak Park hrs.
Maybe less so the exclusivity of the $129 Yuppie clientele...pegz it back a bit!
Homer: "...it's still good" + (price backdown)... applies here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LTgNVwfMAE

Seasonal Tidal Changes.
Summer's solar evaporation tide drains naturally from midday to meet Expert hour.
Winter's solar evaporation tide is slower needing a forced tidal rush during Expert.
Seasonal Pool Tides...are extra to above (Wave Power) Wave Train Cycle Tides

Winter- Less evaporation = less top up > eg: Expert (pm) requires a big faster flush
(code) Winter (am) Least Incoming Tide > Winter (pm) Largest outgoing Tide
Water Temp! Both Filling & Draining hours are likely the warmest Winter sessions

Summer - Thirsty Top up > Drains Faster > eg: Expert (pm) Water is pre-tided.
(Code) Summer (am) Largest incoming Tide > Summer (pm) Lowest Outgoing Tide
Water Temp! (am) Inflow may prove cooler but (pm) water shallows to get hotter.

*Urbnsurf Boardriders Club (Said to be formally recognised by Surfing Victoria)
https://urbnsurf.com/advanced/

Wave craft riders only - Short / Long / Bodyboards...
601 members (Crew help out tbb here please) Is this Oz Biggest Boardrider Club?
Membership Rates > (98+ members in last 30 days) Fastest rate boardriderz Club?
Gromz =$1,200 / yr
Aqua = $1,400 / yr
Gold = $3,100 / yr
Foundation = $3,500 / yr
+ Club Newsletters.

Oz most exclusive largest fastest growing alternative Boardriderz Club.
tbb swears that swellnet has a few members of biggest ever boardriding club.
Be great for crew to share the inside scoop or is it secret men's business.

Urbnsurf Boardriders Club ~
{Locked Facebook Page} 1 new post a day avg / share (Pics/Vidz/blog)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/193336558698622

Amateur Surf League (Prize) Competitions for Urbnsurf Boardriders
Wave Lagoon Comps for Gromz / Junior / Open / Masters ~ (Women?)
6 core Rounds + 2 speciality events
Noting 2 back 2 back days reserved for Foundation Members.

Just wondering how fastest growing biggest club is ignored by Surfing Australia?
Note Urbnsurf Boardriders are not even 1 year old... & shattered Glassy Ceiling.
Boardriderz Club as of now has a min annual budget of $721,200 - $2,103,500.
On current Membership rate - Urbnsurf Boardriders can host WSL $3m comps.
Surfing Australia would surely trip over lips for an extra WSL Pro's Pool Comp.
tbb dares not say Bells are ringing but Pool Parties just got a little more exclusive.

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Roystein commented Saturday, 20 Jun 2020 at 7:10am

Great write up tbb

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Seabiscuit commented Tuesday, 23 Jun 2020 at 11:07am

Any firsthand experience on how cold the tub is post reopening in the depths of winter?
Crew in hoods and boots or relatively short session if you just do an hour mean a 4/3 and nude head and feet is fine?

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Bnkref commented Tuesday, 23 Jun 2020 at 11:35am

10 degrees or so Seabiscuit. Had a mate that went yesterday in a 4/3 and boots and said it was fine.

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Dowdy commented Tuesday, 23 Jun 2020 at 11:39am

Surfed it for 2 hours in 4/3, boots and gloves. Was toasty. Anyone without gloves was saying they were feeling the pinch a bit. Head was fine, unless howling don't reckon hood is needed

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020 at 7:10pm

Airport West now in Covid19 lockdown so assuming The Tub is now closed although their website isn’t saying so atm.

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020 at 7:24pm

I was wondering about that.

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carpetman commented Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020 at 8:06pm

The pool is in Tullamarine

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Stok commented Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020 at 8:23pm

Yeah not in a lockdown suburb - close by though.

Seems there's a fair bit of availability though. As with most businesses, they would've been hit hard. The could chalk some of it up to winter, but the lack of domestic travel will start to pinch.

Pre-covid there'd pretty much always be someone from interstate in the water on a wave pool trip.

Now they're competing for Vicco surfers only against cheap petrol, warmer ocean water temps and the fact that disposal income will generally decrease for most people. Hope they get through!

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Nick Bone commented Wednesday, 1 Jul 2020 at 5:37am

Its happening allllll over again. 3 days out before it got cancelled last time. Please not again

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 1 Jul 2020 at 7:07am

y'd have to think the biz model would factor in less trade over winter.

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 1 Jul 2020 at 10:08am

30 June Urbnsurf Update - https://urbnsurf.com/guestsafety/

Across the road...Melb' Airport is running Mandatory O/S arrival Blood Tests .
Border Force Cleaner already got Corona...

All untested foreign covid germs off Hand Rails get hosed into Wave Pool trough.
Albeit filtered many times but nevertheless OZ bio security screening is absent.
Covid -19 is inert in Chlorinated Pool water (Urbnsurf wished to do without!)
Continental Pool cocktail is ever one sip away from quarantine.

Note: Govts close whole Waterways for 3 days every flood, due to pathogens.
Not saying to close Pool but check the cleaning runoff from Plane basins & stairs.
This grey water is fed back thru Airport toilets & car wash etc...(Bio check ?)
Recall they can trace Covid thru Sewage... so yep! The risk is there!

Extra to that is that Urbnsurf is 1st cab/bus stop from the Airport (Handles/Rails)
Advise SurfPark visitors to mind the Airport Transit (Buttons & counters as well)

Adelaide Airport workers ...34 cases + now an extra 3 arrivals & soon more.

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Seabiscuit commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 12:21pm

Had a bash this morning - it's bloooody cold, noticeably colder than ocean around Vic. The machine wasn't working for the first 30 minutes of the session either which was handy!

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 12:37pm

What do you mean the machine?
It wasn't producing waves?
You get your money back?

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Seabiscuit commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 2:26pm

Nope - they couldn't get it fired up for some reason so we were all standing there in our wetties freezing.
It was a little bit strange, they said we could wait and if it came on within the first 30 minutes it would count as a whole session and if it came on after 30 minutes we could surf and also get a credit.....or alternatively you could not wait, leave and then get a credit.
It came on just after 30 minutes so got halfa for free and then a credit.
Was a bit confusing but not the worst result.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 4:39pm

sounds fun.

not.

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Bnkref commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 5:54pm

I was there this morning. First time since it re-opened. Water temp 9 degrees. I found it a real shock at first and hard to breathe. It gets better as you get used to it but it's bloody cold.

Numbers seem to be down. Good for the punters as you can snag 2 waves in a set on some.

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Nick Bone commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 7:12pm

Im 3/2 no booties through winter. Do wear a hood for those heinous times when you have a tough paddle out. No ice cream headache is a must. Im contemplating borrowing aome booties. Got 7-8 8-9 this sat :)

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Nick Bone commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 7:12pm

Usually im moving round which helps but the poo does have a bit of idle time. Interested to see how 12 in the lineup goes

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carpetman commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 7:21pm

Spoke to a bloke the other day, apparently only 3 out at the left on expert. One guy busted his fins out early and was out of action. Two left in the water for the rest of the session.