Melb's wave pond

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Ted from the moon started the topic in Wednesday, 1 Jan 2020 at 2:41pm

After some feedback on the pool. I am contemplating heading down to do a strike mission for a few days. Who has surfed it? Would you recommend doing back to back sessions or have an hour off in between? Is it easy to do an hour on the left then the right immediately after? How knackered are you after 3 sessions in a morning? What are the evening sessions like? Thanks.

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Bnkref commented Monday, 13 Jan 2020 at 12:54pm

FR, if you're not FIFO on the day, there'll be decent (ocean) waves Wed morning.

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Stok commented Monday, 13 Jan 2020 at 1:23pm

Surfed last night in a wettie vest and shorts, got a bit chilly by the end. Booked in again tomorrow night, should be nice and warm by then.

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Blowin commented Monday, 13 Jan 2020 at 1:28pm

The return business is saying a lot about the place.

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shoredump commented Monday, 13 Jan 2020 at 3:26pm

The intermediate option has gone today from my time slot. So totally sold out as advanced. Didn’t get a reply. Im now keen again, should be fun

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brucebruce commented Monday, 13 Jan 2020 at 6:03pm

Hi Guys, Thanks for all the info in this thread!
I am heading to the pool Thursday/Friday, anyone know how their board hire system works and what kind of boards they have? I have tried calling/emails with no luck.
cheers

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jonno commented Monday, 13 Jan 2020 at 9:05pm

Had a fun 6pm advanced session tonight, some legit barrels, packed out crowd, would have been 16-18 surfers but still got enough waves.
For the Gary G stalkers, all session photos are up at https://surfchimp.melbourne/
100% worth it, waves vary alot, some dredgy sections where you know you have chosen incorrectly by going for a turn.

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Blowin commented Monday, 13 Jan 2020 at 9:51pm

Fucks sake...I’m not going there purely for the harsh reality of the photographer.

Christ, they’re like the bastard child photo of a pisshead on the big drop at Waterbomb x the worst surf shot your disinterested missus ever took .

Those shots would make Slater look like a gimp.

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mickseq commented Monday, 13 Jan 2020 at 10:27pm

Hey johnnno, what’s the size and tube time on the barrel sets? And is it 18 surfers aside?

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jonno commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 6:48am

Hey mate prob about a 3s barrel. 18 surfers aside. Waves come in a 10 wave set. Definitely better to get it with a few less people

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udo commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 6:55am

Freerides heat is on soon.

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 7:02am

Wind at Tullamarine recorded at 6.30 -CALM 0kn with 0kn gusts

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 7:13am

Gazza, this you?

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WarriSymbol commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 8:06am

The thick thick smoke haze this morning can not be good for you.
Respiratory physician on the radio said outdoor tradies should be working in masks.
Could we see the masked surfer of the Tulla Tub?
Just glad I'm not booked in for today.

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Gary G commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 8:31am

Doggy, whilst Gary believes that there’s a little piece of Gary up inside all of us (some more than others),

These are not the Garys you’re looking for

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 9:28am

Turns out it’s Rimmer from red dwarf.

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Gary G commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 9:39am

Amazing likeness!

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 10:30am

I always pictured Gary kinda like Fabio but more oiled up.

But I dont want to know what Gary looks like, it would evoke the same feelings in me when I see a tiger on a chain or a caged peacock. Some wild animals just can't be tamed.

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Gary G commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 10:57am

Gary wonders how FR is going in the haze today.

Gary and the SN crew surely haven't anticipated the results of a pool test this side of schoolies week for quite some time

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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brucebruce commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 11:06am

pretty sure I just spotted him in the 10am intermediate right session photos . Funny one to start out in for a goofy.

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brucebruce commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 11:12am

sorry, 9am

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 11:12am

Where can you see the photos ?

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Gary G commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 11:15am

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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brucebruce commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 11:27am

now you can see him shredding the 10am left session.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 4:26pm

Gary's a switch-footing child soft boarder?!

Well I never...

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velocityjohnno commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 12:10pm

I think it's better if Gary remains a man of mystery.

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Gary G commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 12:47pm

Never meet your idols.

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 1:17pm

FR - unmistakable with the hat and goatee

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simba commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 2:12pm

White helmet ?.......

simba

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Timothy Burgess commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 2:50pm

Hi BruceBruce,

Checked out the boards yesterday. Didn't hire but had a good look. It's a very good setup.

There are JS / Hayden shapes / Pyzel / ChannelIslands that I saw. Various models. Not all sizes.

Apparently you can't reserve an exact size/board for a 2hr slot which costs $15+damage/breakage if you do so.

But alot of boards to choose from.

Pic here of the JS selection:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wr4r1ZMGbGVj4fr37

Hope that helps.
Cheers. T

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Craig commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 2:56pm

So you have to pay if you break the board??

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shoredump commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 3:03pm

$15 for 2hrs is good
Waco was about 45AUD from memory for 1hr

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Timothy Burgess commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 3:05pm

Correct. I didn't read full details but I think $500-$700 depending on board. Still cheaper than if you break your own board.

I rode my 6.0 JS FMN yesterday, pin, loved it (I'm 5'10, 72kg).

Went way better than my Monsta which I broke on open day. Extra rocker I think goes very well in advanced mode

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Craig commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 3:23pm

Usually hire equipment, the user isn't liable for breakage, unless on purpose, reckless etc.

I know boards are expensive, but wow that'd be a huge hit if you broke one!

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 3:33pm

Black bucket hat Simba.

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simba commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 3:45pm

yeah i know ....just stirrin

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 3:49pm

Did you get stitched up with the intermediate setting too FR?
Looks like they beefed it up in the sessions not long after.

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 4:00pm

Haha, white helmet would be an interesting look.

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brucebruce commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 4:36pm

@ Timothy, Thanks for the info! big help.
Learning more from this thread and stalking surfchimp online than from urbansurf, who for all intensive purposes seem to be uncontactable.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 5:00pm

bruce bruce, mate- i don't wanna come across as some idiom nazi but if you're gonna use it, use the right one. Ok, for the record, it's "for all intents and purposes". Remember that and you won't have a mutly like me correct you ever again.

As an aside, supremely jealous of those sampling the wavepool.

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brucebruce commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 5:30pm

haha, funny thing was I actually knew that was wrong as I typed it but to be honest I do say it that way sometimes so I thought I might as well own it.
Any way good work on the correction and putting a stop to the bastardisation of the English language, you really nipped it in the butt.)

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 5:34pm

ha ha- you won't get me twice though.

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kaiser commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 6:38pm

I would of said something as well but your too quick and beat me too it.
He he...

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 8:04pm

Congrats to Swellnet Tulla Tubbies, now an official Surf Victoria stunt troupe.
Home Team must invite & compete freely against 22 clubs at home Pool break
That's a huge free handout for Host Club & Goldie surfers will come to yer rescue.

Victorian territory of Gold Coast surfers are able to compete for any Vic Team.
We choose to surf for swellnet Tulla Tubbies...no reason in particular.
In fact Gold Ticket obligates Vicco's to pick up Goldie team mates from the Airport.
On account that Goldie mates have been obliging likewise for a million years now!

Just checking, Tub deal covers SVGC athletes free travel & XXXX Tab for 22 comps!
tbb won't judge any posh Viccos - too stuck up, to billet his battery of basherz.

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 8:05pm

fucking cooked.
42 waves in the tub.
then came home and surfed the local pumping and got the half century.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 8:18pm

Did you have fun Freeride?

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kaiser commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 8:30pm

FR, looked like you were on rental boards. Did you opt for them even though you took some, or did you arrive with none?
Seems volume may be beneficial?

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Westofthelake commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 9:14pm

haha @Zen "ha ha- you won't get me twice though"

Are you sure?

brucebruce said "....Any way good work on the correction and putting a stop to the bastardisation of the English language, you really nipped it in the butt."

Correct me if I wrong, but isn't it "nipped it in the bud"? :)

Anyways, the TullaTub sounds and looks fun.
Might get there one day.
Hopefully it will still be operating......

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 9:53pm

Don't worry Westie, I saw that. I reckon brucex2 was fucking with me, hence why I didn't bite.

Now, we just need to tidy up Kaisers grammar and we can all get back to hearing from the tub bandits.

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vascectomy-blot... commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 10:00pm

Shit first it's all about climate change arguments and now call outs when some poor chump gets a saying wrong.... It's a doggy dog world on swellnet.

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Westofthelake commented Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 at 10:23pm

haha come on VB you know there's more to Swellnet than just gramma and cliamte chaneg....actually for want of a better word, the depth and breadth of topics could be described as 'unprecedented'... ..or
bizarre,
extraordinary,
fantastic,
miraculous,
new,
remarkable,
singular,
uncommon,
unheard-of,
unique,
unparalleled,
or
unrivaled.

etc.

All depends upon your point of view.

But seriously, where's those pics of the beast mode barrels.?