The Daily Good News

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GuySmiley started the topic in Friday, 2 Nov 2018 at 2:04pm

Dedicated to good news ....

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 25 Mar 2019 at 6:37pm

For at least the last 15 years I've not taken more than 3 weeks off at any one time.

Today is the first day of a 10 week break and I've got so much to do.

On top of this fact I just read Ben's Forecaster Notes.
"Stacks of swell ahead; windows of good winds to boot ".

You booty!

I love autumn.

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 25 Mar 2019 at 7:36pm

Awesome mate, go nuts

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Blowin commented Sunday, 31 Mar 2019 at 12:08pm

Just began a train journey back up the coast. What was going to be a chilled journey turned nightmare when the seat next to me was filled with a massive woman . More than filled really. Overflowing with the size of this woman.

The train guard checking our tickets realised my plight and returned after doing his rounds to politely and diplomatically suggest that there was a spare seat amongst the otherwise full train in the next carriage.

So stoked. Now it’s back to being a fun experience as opposed to a hellish test of endurance .

That bar car must be open by now.....

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factotum commented Sunday, 31 Mar 2019 at 12:47pm

Well, that is good news.

For the unnamed woman.

Maybe she's commenting on an 'ironing and miscellaneous housework' blog at this very minute about how she dodged a bullet too.

And we're all lucky there's such good reception on the ol' train.

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019 at 12:25pm

Junior Goof has arrived and may be checking out his first Rip Curl Pro this Easter.

Start em young!

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Craig commented Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019 at 12:30pm

Congrats GF, how stoked must you be! Never too early ;)

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019 at 12:42pm

Thanks Craig, if by stoked you mean a sleep deprived zombie then hell yeah im super stoked ha ha

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019 at 12:46pm

Congratulations.

Stoked for you mate. Watching bells ? Bugger could be winning it in 2037.

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Rabbits68 commented Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019 at 5:05pm

That's great news Goofy! All the best mate.

Crystal Clear

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019 at 5:11pm

Good luck with the sleep GF, it can be a form of torture. Worth it though.

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crg commented Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019 at 7:04pm

Awesome GF...hard work from here on with way less time in the water. Thankfully the little ones are all worth the sacrifice. Some golden times ahead mate...enjoy!!

I'm not cheap,
But I'm free.

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mattlock commented Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019 at 9:27pm

Congrats GF. The highs are real high but the lows can be real low. Go with the flow.

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I focus commented Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019 at 9:30pm

Congratulations to you and your missus GF awesome news.

No matter the ups and downs from here on you have entered a new life well travelled but never regretted a new realm of emotions only accessed through parenthood............there maybe less barrel time how ever.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 at 12:09am

Ankle biter of the Day ~~~^~~~/(`~~~/(C~~~c~~~c---c...[ goof. jr )

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lostdoggy commented Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 at 6:48am

You can't just assume one's surfing stance in 2019.

Congrats GF.

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etarip commented Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 at 6:57am

Congrats GF. A new chapter in your life, maybe a little less surfing in the short term but you’ll have a whole new appreciation for the sessions you do get. And what you miss is more than made up for by the little guy:

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 at 7:41am

Looks like Jokowi has secured his second term, which is good for Indonesia and it's people and anyone going to Indonesia.

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 at 7:49am

Congrats to the GF family and all the very best

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 at 10:33am

Westofthelake must either be on single parent duty or ill or both.
It's common for upfront tradies paying off mortgage to take only a week off/yr.
tbb also never had more than 2 weeks off a year for about 15 years.

Now Ben daydreams waveoftheday dreamrides for Westofthelake's dreamboat.
Post only picture perfect Postcards please...

Autumn reminder!...Huey rewards those timing tide with wind & swell patterns.
tbb admits his dreamrun of waves came outta the blue...now gifting gems to all.
~~~~^~~~~/`~~~~//`~~~/(`~~~/((`~~~/(C`..[ crew )~~~/(C`..[ crew )~~~/(C`..[ crew )

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sypkan commented Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 at 1:46pm

"Looks like Jokowi has secured his second term, which is good for Indonesia and it's people and anyone going to Indonesia."

What a relief!

The way politics has been heading I had real concerns for a possible prabowo president.

Good for indo, oz, and all...

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 at 2:27pm

Guys, this is a non political forum topic, can you please take your discussion elsewhere, thanks

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 at 3:42pm

"Looks like Jokowi has secured his second term, which is good for Indonesia and it's people and anyone going to Indonesia."

What a relief!

The way politics has been heading I had real concerns for a possible prabowo president.

Good for indo, oz, and all...

Yeah nothing much more to say, but just wanted to continue the politics conversation.

I mean really dude????.....one comment from us both...we are not having a big political discussion, just acknowledging good news.

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stunet commented Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 at 5:28pm

Right on, GF.

You'll cop a lot of advice, welcomed and otherwise, about the business of babies, but here's one thing I'll tell you: Their stance isn't concrete as kids. Two of mine still haven't decided if they're natural or goofy.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 at 5:41pm

Onya Goof. Hearty congrats.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 at 6:24pm

As lostdoggy said, its 2019..

Neutral stance?

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 at 6:25pm

Ps cheers everyone ;-}

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shoredump commented Friday, 19 Apr 2019 at 6:29am

Maybe they’re bobyboarders Stu? (gulp)

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 19 Apr 2019 at 2:51pm

How good is this?

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stunet commented Friday, 19 Apr 2019 at 3:57pm

"Maybe they’re bobyboarders Stu?"

No problem. Least their equipment wont take up as much room in the shed.

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H2O commented Friday, 19 Apr 2019 at 5:40pm

Congratulations GF

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 19 Apr 2019 at 5:57pm

Congrats Goofy and Mrs Goofy, well done and enjoy! Our young ones were running round the 2003 RC Pro in horned beanies, haha! Entire family is natural, I wonder if it's genetic?

Have fun!

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stunet commented Saturday, 20 Apr 2019 at 4:43pm

There's been generally shite banks down my way for months now, but today's clean E/NE swell just couldn't be denied and two sessions at the local bookended a fantastic day. Coupla mellow sessions in boardies warm waters, bit of Bunninglingus and a dig in the garden, now I'm swishing some microbrewery beer around in my mouth like it's fucking Grange Hermitage while the cockatoos get raucous in the tree across the driveway.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 20 Apr 2019 at 5:09pm

Good on ya.

I’m surfing the XXXXX XXXXX as it’s got a sneaky bank and it’s overlooked by the ridiculous crowds which have hit town. It was only a few days ago I was remarking how uncrowded this Easter felt.

Turns out every bastard was waiting for the second week.

A gorgeous time of year. Warm water with a nice bit of rain getting around. The wisteria is starting to go a bit yellow so you know what’s coming.

Installed a new sounder in the Sea Wok, fixed up a few dings in the boards and changed the wax jobs. Feel like a new man.

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simba commented Saturday, 20 Apr 2019 at 6:07pm

So how long is the mighty sea wok Blowin...14ft? with a what hp on the back?

simba

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Blowin commented Saturday, 20 Apr 2019 at 6:36pm

3.55 metres with a 15hp.

It’s just fast enough to outrun Sea Shepherd.

It made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs*

*Never go full nerd

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simba commented Saturday, 20 Apr 2019 at 6:53pm

Haha.....nice spaniard.......they will be heading north soon,nice and fat.

simba

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factotum commented Saturday, 27 Apr 2019 at 7:45pm
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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 28 Apr 2019 at 1:58am

Dead YES/NO schoolkid voters need scores of no name candidates to vote for.
Come next week there won't be any Liberal candidates left running.(Good news!)
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/apr/22/liberal-mps-erase...

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factotum commented Sunday, 28 Apr 2019 at 1:40pm

The fools have got form regarding this, TBB. Let's cast our minds back...

https://m.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/05/09/malcolm-turnbulls-new-logo-is...

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 7:29pm

Good news! (It's been a while)

I had my best surf in ages today.
3 -5 ft, groomed, and relatively uncrowded.

Paddled out and scored wave of the day straight up. I remember it well. The rest were just a bonus.

All things considered I got my fair share.

Days like these are the gold we seek.

The cropped mobile pic doesn't do it justice. The sets were twice the size, but became more intermittent as the morning wore on..

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blindboy commented Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 7:34pm

Great stuff WOL. It was a bit smaller and windier here today after two great days around 6ft. I went out and grabbed a few fun ones before the tide ran out. A chill out day tomorrow might be the go!

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blindboy commented Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 9:10pm

Liverpool smashing Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield to make the Champions League final! Doesn't get much better than that! YNWA

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factotum commented Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 9:40pm

Great stuff, BB. And c'mon Brighton vs Man City! We will beat Wolves.

The last time we won the league was the first time I went to the UK! Saw the last game of that season: Us vs Arsenal at Highbury. Great days.

YNWA

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factotum commented Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 5:57pm

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Still the Champions League to look out for.

LFC YNWA

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blindboy commented Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 6:10pm

Remember Istanbul!

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factotum commented Sunday, 2 Jun 2019 at 10:11am

LIVERPOOL FC

Champions of Europe

YNWA

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Laurie McGinness commented Sunday, 2 Jun 2019 at 11:49am

Great stuff facto. A lot more silverware to come I reckon. It was a funny sort of game. After that early penalty Liverpool just kept it tight at the back and didn't drive forward as hard as usual but they still created the best chances. Tottenham looked toothless in front of goal and probably should have started with Moura. Good to see Joe get a run at the end! YNWA

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Blowin commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 11:09am

You might not want to get too close to Facto , BB.

We’ve finally located a proper homophobe for you to attack. Check the Marges Pro discussion where he has a little stab at my gay brother. The fact that he’s also got Parkinson’s doesn’t stop Facto from having his dig.

What a man !

In the words of Eminem, Facto - “ He May be gay , but you’re a faggot !”

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Laurie McGinness commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 11:55am

Good news? Great fun waves this morning! A bloke fishing off the rocks, a couple of long distance beach walkers and surfers? Just me!

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Craig commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 1:19pm

Sounds blissful Laurie!

Good news, we recieved a great early season dump last week and turned the Main Range into a winter wonderland. Me and two mates, the highest people in the country on Friday and Saturday evenings, finding good snow in the mountain lees..

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What a day and the first day of June!!! @tysonmillar sliding into some sweet winter goodness

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