Desert Storm surfboard

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caml started the topic in Monday, 13 Jul 2015 at 2:06pm

Discussion about the
"Desert Storm" shaped by Wayne Webster
Ridden and designed by the "Camel"

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caml commented Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 at 10:35am

Udo your obviously on instagram . Do you have an account or are you just a ghost follower ?

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udo commented Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 at 11:06am

Just a ghost follower Caml, always loved that 500k bit of coast ,explored it in 1977-81, working 2 on 2 off in the Cooper basin so lots of solo desert time
Saw that right way way west which we deemed unsurfable then - but new one day it would be tackled.

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caml commented Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 at 10:56am

Ok udo .yes theres lots to see on there nowadays . The desertstorm model is going to upgrade into board length under 7"0 soon . Some shortys are being used & made atm

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Roy Stuart commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 at 8:27am

Video.... ! (please)

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caml commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 at 9:45am

Video ?

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Craig commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 at 10:17am

I think Roy is looking for video of the DS in action?

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Roy Stuart commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 at 1:22pm

Yeah I'm keen as.

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udo commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 at 1:35pm

Roy, pitmove instagram some traditional Hawaiin timber surfboards....built by an Aussie

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stunet commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 at 1:41pm

udo wrote: Roy, pitmove instagram some traditional Hawaiin timber surfboards....built by an Aussie

Ben Wilkinson - Eddie Aikau invitee and great big wave surfer.

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udo commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 at 1:52pm

And just received a new 11'2 x 22 x........4.31 from Fletcher Chouinard

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caml commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 at 4:41pm

Had a go on a ds 6"10 @ 45 litre today . Positive about the paddle speed so far & it felt good in the other departments . No clips yet

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udo commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 at 7:47pm

Caml, as a quad or thruster ?

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caml commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 at 9:37pm

Unless stated it's quad for me & the ds . Im adjusting the fin position a bit nowadays shrinking the cluster in

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udo commented Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 at 2:53pm

Caml, insty pic of Pa Pistol whats he riding ..DS ?

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caml commented Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 at 3:12pm

Sure is udo . A 7"10 quad & hes really moved up just like pete says

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 at 7:58pm

Finally got to test the DS out in waves it was meant for today. Pretty much went as expected, paddled onto waves in a very strong offshore wind easy, turned nice off the bottom and when I needed speed to make sections it didn't let me down. All positive
I'm actually keen to get a 7'0 or 7'6.
Pretty stoked with it

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udo commented Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 at 8:19pm

9'0 eh.....as a quad ?

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 at 11:01am

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caml commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 12:18am

Really a qad well done and in offshore gales perfect size 9"0 !
Used a 7"6 qad with extra convex bottom with soft rails . Good for tube slabs . Increased tail rocker with 53 litre paddle easily .

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 9:02am

Yes really camel. amazing hey.
What's the idea with the soft rails on the 7'6?

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Craig commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 9:09am

Was this on the MP Goofy or that other spot..

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 9:12am

Other spot Craig

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Craig commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 9:15am

Very nice!

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caml commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 10:28am

How big da waves gf ? The rails are for extreme sucky waves I hope . Possibly in conditions that a normal flat rocker doesn't fit . So if its lowtide, extra sucky & onshore / poor conditions , it might fit in the tube good . The local wave is often surfed onshore & tubing during the lowtide/ sth winds season ( now)
im trying to adapt a type of bodyboard rail into the board just subtley & im working & testing it . And so far thats how it feels but the next one we will sharpen it cos this one feels as soft as I want go

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 at 11:02am

That's interesting about the rails, I always thought a sharper harder edge worked better in sucky waves. It will be good to hear the results of how they go

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caml commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 11:12am

Think I know where u surfed , guessing) & I am aware of the size . If it is an exposed coast it was [email protected] with fresh offshore winds . I wasnt too concerned about how big but did wonder if it was the size to truly get the board going or just a practice . Ie 4-8ft practice or 8-15 true test. Or maybe it was dead Centre of those size categories

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southey commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 11:22am

your close to the mark Cam .
Not so sure on the Period though .

It can't of been that small gf , as yesterday morn. wasn't that low of a tide .
I was a million miles away literally and figuratively speaking , but i would hazard a guess of 8-10ft consistent .
Just a test run .
GF , let me know ( not here ) when you want to test it proper and i'll give you a heads up .
good to know your feeling the waters though . Different rhythm .
PS , if you were thinking of trading down to the 7'6 , let me know i might be interested in the 9'0 .
Or infact a lease/ borrow - storage arrangement !?! ;-)

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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caml commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 11:27am

Size doesn't matter anyway . I read the bouy data tas & cdc , & I surfed so believe me I know the period whatever

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 11:28am

caml wrote: Think I know where u surfed , guessing) & I am aware of the size . If it is an exposed coast it was [email protected] with fresh offshore winds . I wasnt too concerned about how big but did wonder if it was the size to truly get the board going or just a practice . Ie 4-8ft practice or 8-15 true test. Or maybe it was dead Centre of those size categories

Somewhere in the middle id say caml
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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 11:34am

southey wrote: your close to the mark Cam .
Not so sure on the Period though .

It can't of been that small gf , as yesterday morn. wasn't that low of a tide .
I was a million miles away literally and figuratively speaking , but i would hazard a guess of 8-10ft consistent .
Just a test run .
GF , let me know ( not here ) when you want to test it proper and i'll give you a heads up .
good to know your feeling the waters though . Different rhythm .
PS , if you were thinking of trading down to the 7'6 , let me know i might be interested in the 9'0 .
Or infact a lease/ borrow - storage arrangement !?! ;-)


Hahah good try Southey, no I'm not looking at trading down. Just adding to the collection. And yeah you're welcome to try out the 9'0 when ever you want. If Ben or Craig want to pass on my email to you that's fine with me.
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southey commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 11:51am

caml wrote: Size doesn't matter anyway . I read the bouy data tas & cdc , & I surfed so believe me I know the period whatever

local winds , lattitude etc have an effect on the period too . due to contamination in the swell .
Winds were only offshore for a max of 12 hrs ( including night time ) . your right on the original swell when you look at similar buoys cdc , sorell . but then you have local contamination . Or in your locale and PNPN there is filtration by from either longer distance travelled from wind contamination and or refraction . And to a lesser extent but more so longer period swells shallow bathymetry effects .

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caml commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 11:55am

Crikeys southey cant I just read the buoy data and believe it ? Wrong thread anyway

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caml commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 11:58am

Roga dat goofy . So your getting rid of th e9"0 ? Not !

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 4:49pm

Definitely not!

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 4:49pm

Definitely not!

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groundswell commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 6:39pm

Camel, may I ask would you recommend one of these for waves like supersuck at say 6ft plus( biggest days and still shallowish, sucky) or speedies on its larger days?
What size board? ( I prefer short usually)
On those maxed out or biggest days I often ride a booger at those spots as I'm more confident on them and haven't really been happy with my performance on pintails in the past.
But at the same time get bored of the lid, been there done that so am interested in these boards.

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caml commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 8:33pm

True hey gf a boog . If have time soon will elaborate on choice of gun . Yes the rails could be sharper & I want to get slight changes & use booger edge tech .

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penmister commented Friday, 27 Nov 2015 at 2:02am

Ground swell its up to you..these cats have been in the water for ages..so when they make aboard..umm all the waves they have surfed and then they can come up with a board that will give you one wave that took them 1000 to have..thats pretty fucken good..fuck the big words get a ds get fit and try take on a dry wave with boulders submerging...and see what happens....

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caml commented Friday, 27 Nov 2015 at 10:14am

For some reason groundswell & goofyfoot seem like the same one . Sorry for this , does goofyfoot have a ds too ? Groundswell I will elaborate but the mornings busy today .

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caml commented Friday, 27 Nov 2015 at 10:18am

Shit sorry mistake again . I cant keep up when goofy & groundy are both on the same thread . I thought I was talking to gf but now gs has intercepted with a question .

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cycd commented Friday, 27 Nov 2015 at 10:40am

I think a desert storm in the 6'8 -6''10 range would work real well in sucky/drawing waves groundswell ... if I didn't have a money 6'9 in the shed (or when it dies) I will be getting one around this size for sure .... I love my 7'6

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 27 Nov 2015 at 12:51pm

To many g's

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caml commented Friday, 27 Nov 2015 at 6:05pm

So now to answer your question about a board for speedies & ss
Ss board I used to ride was 7"0 -6"4 so maybe a 6"10 nowadays .
Speed reef previously my quiver was 7"4- 9"0 so nowadays maybe 7"6- 8"10 . Actually its a bit foreign cos its been ten yrs since being in indo that am not quite sure what board length ds to use in those waves .

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groundswell commented Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 at 10:32pm

Thanks Camel and everyone, i will save some coin. i wonder if its easy enough to deliver to Gero though.

I like the look of the fin settings, they look drivey.

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penmister commented Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 at 10:49pm

Drivey with to rear quads in front and a large in the middle...

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udo commented Friday, 18 Dec 2015 at 8:22pm

Caml, that famous Northwest barrel from 2011......to ride it again like that what size DS would you ride and with what fin setup ?

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penmister commented Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 at 11:06pm

Pepper pig

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penmister commented Saturday, 23 Jan 2016 at 11:53pm

There's a nice 8.0 on webster instagram destination camel.....i want the 6.4 webby...

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caml commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 at 12:07am

A 6"4 desert storm u reckon pmr ? ? ? ? That could be fun to ride . Would it be for barrels or turns ??? I mean if I had a 6"4 ds it would be for turns not slabs . But they are designed for tube riding , the smallest one I used is 6"10 so I don't know !

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penmister commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 at 12:14am

I cant turn lol the closest i got was on a dhd quad on a big beach break.it was light and i was heavy.be good to get a board that you want to sell but.