Dave the Rave, well known lobster diver and foam ball barrel rider wipeout specialist has to admit his immediate retirement from paddling and surfing a surfboard.
Waking up feeling very enthusiastic, he took his little 5'10 quad down through snapper/ rainbow bay for a paddle. conditions horrendous, dribbly and onshore, Lovely to feel waves pass under board as he took in scene. Obvious though paddling fast to catch a wave and get out of hungry seagull surfers and duckdiving, he was not going to make it.
Shoulders, neck, arms and excruciating pins and needles in right hand sent dave back to shore, Board been donated to Kirra Boardriders for Microgrom Trophy/present, so legacy lives on. Funnily enough I sa Tommy as I was coming out of Dr's. So thanks to all the wind, waves and people that were part of my board riding adventure. I will still try to bodysurf on, but will miss that wonderful feeling of an ocean swell as it kisses your board as it moves on to delivers it's essence.
thank you especially to sheepdog, your surf mag collection and photo of snapper taken from on high greenie was one of the main reasons i have lived here for so long and also to Billy Rack and Shane/ Ray Bevan ror giving me two of the most beautiful surfboards I could have ever wished to hope to have ridden. So surf on, but be happy about it, it's a blessing, it's truly is.
Sorry to hear Dave.
keep up the good work getting the surfers the best possible chance for good waves. still going to have a crack at bodysurf, but not the same. its hard when something thats been such a big part of your life, in younger days sheepy and i would pour over charts arguing and getting our hopes up, so we know all about the frustrations of swell prediction, especially with the dta you have nowadays.
all the best and thanks for a good site, i am sure i will still be able to contribute some humour somewhere- catch a wave for me mate and stoke on
WTF? Am I missing something Dave? Did you get hurt and are unable to continue surfing? Mate hope you're ok but unless you're truly and totally incapacitated, don't give up. Surfing gives so much and asks for so little. Please say it aint so.
If you can't mate, don't turn your back on the ocean. Cherish her sweet embrace.
It's all bullshit... Dave, or JimmyB as most know him, actually fucked both of his wrists as a teenager playing one too many games of soggy biscuit with his soccer playing team mates...... Quite sad, really... 'cos he was quite a good table tennis player........
all good zen, i am right into bodysurfing, dive under wave and pop up on face., so i dont have to swim much. I dont use handplane or flippers but still go okay. my problem is boardriders drop in on me, last accident i got right arm caught in legrope and it seriously fucked up arm- elbow tendons shot'
The real problem started when i was convinced to ride down a winding gravel lined narrow hill on a sketchy skateboard by some fucking retard who doesnt know whether he is a sheep or a dog, but a st kilda fan, should have know he was a nutter- still got the scars from that you ijit. thought i was dead, really did, pain, pain, pain and you cared for a second and comforted me with your laughter and compliments of my swan dive. ood memories for you mate, glad i could contribute.
ijit ...... memories.
The last time I heard that was as a kid and when my pissed neighbours were on one of their nightly benders. They were a longstanding married couple who were serious alcoholics - 12 long necks a night between them.
Something like "give me back my ring you ijit" before both would start an expletive charged rant for 20 minutes or so mixed in with things thrown across the room at each other.
Thing was they were the nicest people sober and Phil worked as a brickie 6 days a week into his 60s and remained ripped until the end. They owned a massive golden labrador named Goldy. He ate the best steak for dinner every night
Thanks for the flash back dave.
no problems floyd, i fit into the ijit category and flashbacks are all i have now, gee i seem to be better than i probably was- that;s the beauty of flashbacks, you can create them how you want- but i sure would like to edit that skatey wipeout, thats not a flashback, thats a fucking nightmare- go the hawkies u tassie tosser
Stop ya whinging raveroid.... You should've made that last turn..... millimetres in it..... One little pebble.... No excuses... BTW, the time your legrope got caught in the front wheel of your treddly and you ate bitumen may have contributed...... Of course there was also the time your towel blew back, on the road to 1/2 moon bay, and tangled in your back wheel just to eat bitumen again..... Fuck I laughed.....
Ohh, and the time you finned yourself on top of the head, the board in the face at the cove incident, and the time I begged you not to play that dead rubber soccer game cos' we had booked 2 weeks at the Burleigh caravan park.... You went on to play, and broke your ankle in 3 places..... :/ :p
thats why i need some guidance from uppie, where's he gone.
started using fins to swim. had problems with HORRENDOUS calves cramps and knots.
BlindBoy tole me to ditch thongs, i walk kms each day in them , so good start
If you can help Uplift, would love some help if you want, can, give, thanks mate
Dave uplift did reply in The Greatest Most Amasing thread
C'mon Asshat, where's your advice - poor Dave has excruciating pins and needles in his right wrist. You've got exactly the same condition in both of yours (although the cause of your condition is, erm, different to Dave's).
thanks, i will go search it and hopefully find it, thanks fellas,