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Blowin started the topic in Friday, 21 Jun 2019 at 8:01am

Have it cunts

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Craig Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021 at 1:20pm

Looks like it is one of these.. https://www.radiobuoy.com/webls-en-us/product-%E8%A1%9B%E6%98%9F%E6%B5%A...

Used for Tuna fishing.

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gragagan Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021 at 1:22pm

Interesting.

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Craig Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021 at 1:22pm

The wave buoys are Datawell and yellow, while also labelled. It did but they recovered it.

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gragagan Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021 at 1:24pm

Sorry just edited my post after I saw your post and clicked on it. You're right, KT-690S satellite buoy

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Blowin Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021 at 2:03pm

Yep. That’s it. Thanks very much.

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Craig Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021 at 2:05pm

Oh it's a FAD, yeah nice.

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Blowin Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021 at 10:58am

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Blowin Saturday, 4 Dec 2021 at 11:01am

UK gunning to make the wolf whistle to women illegal. Too bad if you’re a woman who enjoys the compliment, the narcs have said that no one should experience the horror of public appreciation of beauty.

https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/pestering-women-in-street-to-be-outl...

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sypkan Saturday, 4 Dec 2021 at 11:22am

ahhh... the the good old plausable deniability...

again...

"Women's Tennis Has Balls. Does Wall Street?

Cowardice and courage on the question of China.

China is ruled by an increasingly totalitarian regime that uses technology to spy on its citizens. It is, at this moment, carrying out a genocide against its Uyghur Muslim population. It regularly vanishes people who dare to dissent. And it wants to control the terms of debate, politics and business worldwide.

Having disappeared doctors and scientists who tried to blow the whistle on Covid-19, the Chinese Communist Party has now targeted Peng Shuai, a tennis star who accused a former top Chinese government official of sexual assault. “Even if it is like an egg hitting a rock, or if I am like a moth drawn to the flame, inviting self-destruction, I will tell the truth about you,” she wrote on the social media platform Weibo. Then her message disappeared. And so did she.

These are facts discoverable to any American with an internet connection, which the hedge fund investor Ray Dalio surely has in his Greenwich, Connecticut, mansion. 

Smart guy, one imagines, to be trusted with managing $150 billion of other people’s money, as his company Bridgewater does. But when Dalio was asked yesterday on CNBC about China’s human rights record, and how he thinks about it with regard to his investments, he feigned ignorance.

“I can’t be an expert in those types of things,” he told interviewer Andrew Ross Sorkin. “I really have no idea.” He went on to compare China’s government to that of a strict parent, and offered some mush of moral relativism about how the United States does bad things, too. This from a man who wrote a book called “Principles.”

You really should watch the whole thing: ..."

https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/womens-tennis-has-balls-does-wall

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gsco Saturday, 4 Dec 2021 at 8:48pm

lol I was wondering if the US media would turn on Dalio after his new book release. Surprised it didn't turn on him sooner actually. I could imagine that pretty well the whole US population are not going to like what Dalio has to say in his new book. He's predicting the end of US hegemony, basically the disintegration of US society, and the rise of China to be the new global power and leader in the world, in our lifetime. And Dalio is also backing his predictions with massive dollars invested in China and what he sees as the changing world order. Not many US people want to hear that about their 'great' country...

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Roadkill Saturday, 4 Dec 2021 at 8:45pm

Anyone on the Gold Coast….wowza, what a lightening show on now. Amazing.

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gragagan Sunday, 5 Dec 2021 at 8:36pm
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Anyone on the Gold Coast….wowza, what a lightening show on now. Amazing.

Cape Byron had a 139km/h wind gust from the same line of storms. Check the Pass cam replay 6:44pm. Could be a new wind speed record?

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stunet Monday, 6 Dec 2021 at 11:30am

Yesterday thirty years ago. Tom Carroll, Pipeline.

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Blowin Monday, 6 Dec 2021 at 12:27pm

The snap was nuts but the late takeoff, ludicrously leant over bottom turn to throaty pit and cutty against Derek Ho was the real moment.

1:08.

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I focus Monday, 6 Dec 2021 at 12:43pm

What were the dims for Toms board anyone know?

Assume it was 4oz and 6oz glass?

Edit found its a 7'8" anyone know the rest?

Ah Tracks "Carroll’s snap, however, was a move that needed no verbosity due to its absolute savageness. Imagine Tom on the beach. He’s 5’6, and he has thick, oversized quads. He’s got a 7’8 Rawson, but it is oh so knifey. The rest of the dims are somewhat underwhelming for a Pipe charger, at under 18 inches wide and only 2 1/4” thick, and the surf is seriously thundering."

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udo Monday, 6 Dec 2021 at 12:45pm

7'8 x 17 7/8 x 2 1/8

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I focus Monday, 6 Dec 2021 at 12:48pm
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7'8 x 17 7/8 x 2 1/8

Thanks Udo makes those late drops more impressive if that's possible.

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Blowin Monday, 6 Dec 2021 at 1:04pm

Enjoy the serenity cause it’s days are numbered!

Just came across this little bugger. Fresh from 7 years underground, taking a quick pause to harden the fuck up before it lives it’s whirlwind life full of making a shed load of noise ( if it’s a male) , sucking eucalyptus sap through its little snot box and hopefully a bit of rooting in order to literally sow the ground with another crop of young cicadas to emerge circa 2028 or so.

First one I’ve seen and have yet to hear one.

Ready your paddle pops folks cause summer proper is en route.

I think it may be a Brown Buzzer judging from this handy guide and an approximation of how our little winged mate may look once their colours develop properly. A bit out of its zone maybe but patterns sort of match. The guide is worth perusal for the old school Aussie names given to the cicadas. Caramel Fizzer ! Red Mallee Creaker! Outback Shithouse Songstress!*

https://dr-pop.net/cicada-list.htm

*Might have made that last one up myself.

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seaslug Monday, 6 Dec 2021 at 4:00pm

Fantastic Blowin

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Craig Monday, 6 Dec 2021 at 7:07pm

Wow, sick, raw!

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goofyfoot Monday, 6 Dec 2021 at 8:46pm

I know I’ll probably get crucified for this but is Tom Carroll’s snap over rated?

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mattlock Monday, 6 Dec 2021 at 9:14pm

Maybe just dated Goof.

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gragagan Monday, 6 Dec 2021 at 9:54pm
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I know I’ll probably get crucified for this but is Tom Carroll’s snap over rated?

Couldn't really see what the hype was about at the time myself, but I was only a grom. Thought the 2 barrels that Luke Egan got as a 17 year old a few years earlier (1989 I think, the year Barton won his 1988 title?) were way more impressive.

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bluediamond Monday, 6 Dec 2021 at 10:05pm
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I know I’ll probably get crucified for this but is Tom Carroll’s snap over rated?

Holy shit wash your fingers off GF! Absurdity!!
Coming square off the bottom and snapping under the lip on a 7'8" at heaving Pipe and THEN having to negotiate the freefall back down with all the weight of that wave and the speed he'd be trying to control without nosediving and going over the handlebars straight onto the reef.., is next level superhuman in my humble opinion.
But that's just me.....and most of the surfing world.

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I focus Monday, 6 Dec 2021 at 10:40pm
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I know I’ll probably get crucified for this but is Tom Carroll’s snap over rated?

Yep I can see the mob with a flaming cross headed your way GF.

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021 at 5:22am

I can see Joey Turpel calling it a “check turn” these days

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frog Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021 at 7:01am

TC turn looked good as a still but far from a "wow" in motion.

Same with MP's MoE Kirra cutback - a GREAT still but in motion just a quick flash

Now this old clip of AI has about 5 insane backside off the tops that look amazing freeze frame but just as good in motion. Plus much more. The real deal.

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bluediamond Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021 at 8:47am
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I can see Joey Turpel calling it a “check turn” these days

Just confirms what i already know...Turpel dribbles endless shit. If it was Barton his brain would explode.
Fair enough though, each to their own.
I'm still blown away by the way he freefalls out of the turn and somehow manages to transfer from his heelside rail to his toeside rail with all those g forces as he comes off the bottom....on a bloody 7'8"!! It's phenomenal.
Frog, Andy rips, absolutely. But the TC snap is at big Pipeline. No contest in my opinion :-)

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021 at 9:01am

Hahah you bite too easily bd. TC is an absolute legend.
Saw him out on a 15 foot day at the wave that shall not be named and he was going mental like it was a 4 foot day at winki. Crazy man

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Patrick Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021 at 9:13am
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Hahah you bite too easily bd. TC is an absolute legend.
Saw him out on a 15 foot day at the wave that shall not be named and he was going mental like it was a 4 foot day at winki. Crazy man

You reference winki...does that mean you saw him at a Vicco wave? Perhaps one more than say, hmmm... a coupla clicks away.... and sometimes associated with a festival season?

(Edit- although it's not a really a secret spot...)

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021 at 9:16am

That’s the one Patrick

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bluediamond Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021 at 9:17am

haha. Always a pleasure Goofyfoot. That snap is sacred ground! But good to dig it up again and have a yak about it. Woulda been sick to see him at huge Winki. He dropped in on me at Middleton Bay when i was a grommet. Happiest moment of my grommethood!!

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021 at 9:19am

It was Winki’s big bro

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bluediamond Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021 at 9:35am

ahh edit. I did see that session in an old mag. Woulda been sick to see.

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021 at 9:49am

It was nuts. Good Friday about 7-8 years.

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Patrick Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021 at 5:09pm
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-07/offshore-wind-farm-could-make-por...

While they're doing all that work out there they may as well build some bomboras too. In fact, make it mandatory for any approved offshore development... surfable bombies.

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velocityjohnno Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021 at 5:26pm

Better build them strong, some pretty big waves around that way. Also, Blue whales come swimming through that area, wouldn't want to hit one!

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Patrick Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021 at 6:26pm

Wag school and live a little

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Supafreak Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021 at 7:06pm
Patrick wrote:

Wag school and live a little

https://youtu.be/Ph2azNQ_f5Q

Good story Patrick, thanks for sharing it .

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Craig Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 7:22am

Cool history of the naming of Aileens.

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stunet Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 10:39am

A Vancouver Island surf adventure, replete with black bears:

https://www.marcuspaladino.com/bear-aware?mc_cid=ee11f62252&mc_eid=0a90d...

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Craig Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 11:26am

Amazing Stu, looks like that kelp might take a fin or two!

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Spuddups Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 11:29am

An enjoyable article. Glad I've never had to deal with bears on a surf trip. Sea Lions occasionally, but never bears.

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stunet Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 11:39am

I've also seen bears on a surf trip, but it wasn't a problem. No-one's ever been killed by a koala bear.

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AndyM Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 1:14pm

It's not unusual to see bears in my neck of the woods, frolicking in the waves and rejoicing in their hairy, slightly chubby masculinity.

Here's a couple of muscle bears doing a surf check on a less-than-great day.

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Blowin Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 1:21pm

Why do nude chicks at the beach always do cartwheels?

Not a joke. Genuinely curious.

What’s the difference between kinky and perverted? Kinky is tickling your girlfriend with a feather, perverted is when you use the whole bird.

That was a joke.

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Supafreak Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 1:33pm

Invisible wars , very good show, 3 part series I think. https://iview.abc.net.au/show/invisible-wars