Where did you surf today?

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lom started the topic in Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 at 11:22am

A Realsurf staple-( sorry Priddes for the plagarism)
No surf today but off to Vicco tomorrow for the weekend so heres hoping!

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bluediamond Thursday, 31 Mar 2022 at 9:01pm
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Surfed 1 foot dribble today. Not newsworthy.
But got a fb notification from this day 13 years ago.
Cyclone Jasper.
The unidentified surfer in the article is Steve Powell from Caba. He was charging.
In my 20 years on the East Coast, this and the 2001 July swell stood out as the two most memorable surfs.
I remember grabbing a 7'3 from my neighbours garage because i didn't have any big boards.
Had to paddle out from the N side of the headland, all the way out to nearly level with the bombie just to get to the South side. Got caught inside and shit myself, thinking i was gonna die. Huge peanut gallery up there.
Got a couple amongst the one tow crew out just before dark. Surfed Snapper that morning too..as big as i'd ever surfed it up there but the wind was pretty crook for it..NW.
Was a pretty phenomenal day. Never seen this place that big and clean before or since but apparently there was a day a couple of years ago, maybe the Black NorEaster swell. The place is generally fickle and uncrowded when it gets big, except for a couple of tow guys usually. A mate of mine got a stack of great photos from that day. Incredible shots.
Anyway, just a little flashback better than the shit i surfed this morning!
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/tweed-heads/sport/surfers-big...

Yes, the photos from Monday 6/6/2016 black nor'easter I've seen were pretty incredible at that spot.

Cheers LD. I'll try to hunt a few down. Would love to see a few more from then and compare it to the above day. Funny how the dates always stick in your mind of epic waves....would be hard to forget the 6/6/2016!!! ha

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lostdoggy Thursday, 31 Mar 2022 at 9:24pm

Photos I saw were shown to me straight off someones camera, not put on the net.

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lostdoggy Thursday, 31 Mar 2022 at 9:59pm
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bluediamond Thursday, 31 Mar 2022 at 10:23pm

Phwoaaaar!! Insane!!! That's absolutely insane. Looks bigger too!! Thanks Lostdoggy. Just reading the recap from Stu on that particular swell. A great read!!

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batfink Thursday, 31 Mar 2022 at 10:35pm
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Yes ..they are nice Fins
What i meant was how much did Mitchell talk you up in the Dimensions....
What you thought you needed and what the Master suggested / and gave you ?
And its Cool to see the ol Buggar Riding a Twinnie ....an 8ft Twinnie.

Ha. Went from 6’0” up to 6’6” but I thought he had talked me up to a 6’8”.

I think he might know more than me about surfboards.

Hey IB, I’d post a pic but I learnt how to do it 10 years ago but have forgotten. ;-)

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Roadkill Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 11:47am

surfed Burleigh, super fun morning. Bought a firewire mashup 6.6 yesterday and it rips, easy to paddle...love helium technology.

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lostdoggy Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 12:03pm

What’s that set you back off the rack?

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freeride76 Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 12:12pm

I like the shape, but hate that Helium tech.

boards feel so lightweight, chattery and lacking drive.

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Roadkill Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 5:03pm
lostdoggy wrote:

What’s that set you back off the rack?

$1120 with a tailpad

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Roadkill Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 5:09pm
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I like the shape, but hate that Helium tech.

boards feel so lightweight, chattery and lacking drive.

I love the weight of helium. It helps my shoulders survive, I have a Garrett and the glassing is just too heavy for me...paddling out the back at burligh kills me...helium lets me paddle longer.

You are probably a far better surfer than me, freeride, you probably feel stuff I don't. Although the way the tail is done on the mashup / (I also have a 5.10 seaside) I get good drive off bottom turns.
The technology just works for me.

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bluediamond Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 7:49pm
Roadkill wrote:
freeride76 wrote:

I like the shape, but hate that Helium tech.

boards feel so lightweight, chattery and lacking drive.

I love the weight of helium. It helps my shoulders survive, I have a Garrett and the glassing is just too heavy for me...paddling out the back at burligh kills me...helium lets me paddle longer.

You are probably a far better surfer than me, freeride, you probably feel stuff I don't. Although the way the tail is done on the mashup / (I also have a 5.10 seaside) I get good drive off bottom turns.
The technology just works for me.

Had a couple of Garretts back in the noughties.. One was a full 6 channel swallow tail wafer. Went unreal on the points. Good shaper.

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Roadkill Monday, 4 Apr 2022 at 12:56pm

Just bought these for the new mashup

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seaslug Monday, 4 Apr 2022 at 1:40pm

Feedback on those fins after a few surfs would be appreciated Roadkill

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Roadkill Tuesday, 12 Apr 2022 at 8:55am

Surfed Burleigh…super fast…too fast for my skills, so got smacked and went in defeated like the kook I am.

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Roadkill Tuesday, 12 Apr 2022 at 8:55am
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Feedback on those fins after a few surfs would be appreciated Roadkill

Will do.

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Island Bay Saturday, 16 Apr 2022 at 2:40pm

Surfed my fave bar. Got a grand total of three waves:
- One ok OH and fast.
- One the biggest I've ever caught out there.
- One a big, dark, sand-sucking barrel, that eventually gobbled me up violently. Two hours later still all gritty between my teeth when I chew.

Needed every inch of my 6'10 DS, and I thought I'd be overgunned when I paddled out.

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AndyM Saturday, 16 Apr 2022 at 2:44pm

How was the size on that big one IB?

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Island Bay Saturday, 16 Apr 2022 at 2:52pm

Hard to say, with nobody else there for scale. Felt huge, though, guessing 15ft+ face.

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AndyM Saturday, 16 Apr 2022 at 3:52pm

Sick mate!

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Island Bay Saturday, 16 Apr 2022 at 4:04pm

Cheers! Still buzzing - and a beer and two glasses of bubbly hasn't put a dampener on it :-)

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Saturday, 16 Apr 2022 at 4:58pm
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Cheers! Still buzzing - and a beer and two glasses of bubbly hasn't put a dampener on it :-)

Good luck is preparation meeting opportunity.

Well done IB.

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Yuri Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 10:07am

Big Easter swell hit brazilian southern coast.

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Craig Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 12:00pm

Sick work IB. Froth!

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Roadkill Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 10:21am

Swell jumped up and delivered some fun waves at Burleigh this morning. Fat but with a bit of volume the sets offered some good rides.

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burleigh Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 11:47am
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Swell jumped up and delivered some fun waves at Burleigh this morning. Fat but with a bit of volume the sets offered some good rides.

Was that you on the stand up bike running people over?

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burleigh Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 12:28pm

Footage of Roadkill at Burleigh this morning:

https://www.instagram.com/reel/ChD9WpVpUZa/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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Craig Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 12:33pm

WTF! Hahaha

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Roadkill Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 12:44pm
burleigh wrote:
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Swell jumped up and delivered some fun waves at Burleigh this morning. Fat but with a bit of volume the sets offered some good rides.

Was that you on the stand up bike running people over?

unlike you...that kook does go out in real waves rather than pretending to surf in a surf forum.

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burleigh Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 12:45pm
Roadkill wrote:
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Swell jumped up and delivered some fun waves at Burleigh this morning. Fat but with a bit of volume the sets offered some good rides.

Was that you on the stand up bike running people over?

unlike you...that kook does go out in real waves rather than pretending to surf in a surf forum.

I was out there when it happened.

Here's another view of your ride.

https://www.facebook.com/703405477/videos/860295824937809/

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Roadkill Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 1:18pm
burleigh wrote:
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burleigh wrote:
Roadkill wrote:

Swell jumped up and delivered some fun waves at Burleigh this morning. Fat but with a bit of volume the sets offered some good rides.

Was that you on the stand up bike running people over?

unlike you...that kook does go out in real waves rather than pretending to surf in a surf forum.

I was out there when it happened.

Here's another view of your ride.

https://www.facebook.com/703405477/videos/860295824937809/

of course you were...lol

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seeds Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 1:29pm

I’ve got my hand up miss!
Now come on who wouldn’t wanna give that a go? (Obviously not at Burliegh)

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burleigh Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 1:25pm
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I’ve got my hand up miss!
Now come on who wouldn’t wanna give that a go. (Obviously not at Burliegh)

Can seeds borrow your bike/board Roadkill?

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seeds Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 1:26pm

Haha

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Island Bay Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 1:27pm

A comma missing, or is miss a bit uncomfortable?

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seeds Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 1:32pm

Whaaha I just re read it.

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Roadkill Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 1:36pm

you could add a comma after on, also.

hand up miss, now come on, (miss)

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seeds Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 1:40pm

Now you got me paranoid. Is that how you write re read. Is there supposed to be an hyphen?

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seeds Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 1:45pm

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 1:43pm

That sure is one tasty burger!

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seeds Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 1:45pm

Miss.

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tubeshooter Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 2:21pm

Oh , miss.

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Jono Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 4:07pm

I love the thought of you two sworn enemies surfing amongst each other but completely unaware.

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fitzroy-21 Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 5:20pm

I bet they smile and say g'day to each other out in the water.

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tubeshooter Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 5:31pm

haha ,Surfing Burliegh will never be the same for me now. Trying to guess out of the line-up which one might be which.?

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burleigh Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 5:39pm

Hahahaha it’s pretty funny actually. I still think that was him this morning on the stand up bike thing.
Roadkill is alright, I don’t think we’re enemies, he’s just wrong all the time and I’m right.

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seeds Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 6:10pm

I had a thought today that they might be friends in reality and one might be taking the piss without the other one knowing.

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Roadkill Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 6:22pm

Definitely not enemies…

I would shout him a tumeric organic soy decaffeinated latte after a surf. I’m sure we would have a laugh about SN forums.

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seeds Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 6:31pm

That’s it! you distract him with that while the nurse jabs him with the death elixir when he’s not looking

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Roadkill Thursday, 11 Aug 2022 at 1:59pm

burls probably wears a tinfoil wetty to go with his tunfoil hat...so any attempt to jab him will result in bent blunted needles.
He is 1 smart vegan cookie.

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burleigh Thursday, 11 Aug 2022 at 2:03pm
Roadkill wrote:

burls probably wears a tinfoil wetty to go with his tunfoil hat...so any attempt to jab him will result in bent blunted needles.
He is 1 smart vegan cookie.

Nah, i wear a Patagonia Wetty. There is a clue for ya