New Victoria restrictions

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Supafreak started the topic in Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 3:15pm

Just watched the press release from Dan Andrews and I really feel for how victorians are going to once again pay for others stupidity. Not sure how they are going to police the 1 hour exercise policy but a trip down the coast for a surf could be costly. I understand these new restrictions are mainly Melbourne suburbs and I’m very grateful for where I live NSW Qld border. When we were in shutdown there was no time limit for our exercise thank god as a 3 hour surf kept me sane after losing my job.

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Supafreak commented Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 3:18pm

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freeride76 commented Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 4:22pm

It's fucking harsh.

Anyone in Melbourne seriously considering their life choices and whether to keep living there?

I know I couldn't handle it.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 4:39pm

Just looked at the info surfing for those in the stage 4 restriction area is totally banned.

Thank god im in stage three regional area.

But it did need to happen and if stage four is needed were i live, so be it.

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 7:20pm

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Stok commented Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 7:21pm

It hits hard for sure. I live in St Kilda and feel quite dejected. I really hope this is just a minor blip for Aus and it stays contained here.

Not surfing for an extended period of time is personally quite doable. As long as I can skate (which I'm planning on doing), and maybe go for the odd Bay swim. It would be like an injury I guess.

The shitiest thing for me at the moment is actually seeing some of the vitriol from around Aus. Seeing talk like 'sictoria' and keep the vics out, they can't follow the rules. Pretty poor to see from Australians. Also not great to see a similar thing between regional vic and metro Melbourne (it's those Melbourne dogs faults etc etc). There are plenty of more supportive people but its the negativity which is shit, and not knowing how long that will go on for.

To answer your question Freeride...for sure, it'll be interesting see how this thing pans out over the coming years. The most exciting, cosmopolitan cities are the ones getting hit hardest. Surely the value of city life will be further reconsidered post this. But I guess its the cost of city living, you just don't really think it will happen.

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goofyfoot commented Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 7:50pm

Fr76 I reckon you’ll see a huge influx of people selling up in Melbourne and moving down the coast.
I think a lot of those that have holiday houses down here already will be making this their home base as soon as their allowed

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dazzler commented Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 8:00pm

Get a SUP, on the water, by yourself.

Try a flat water 12’6 min

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Stok commented Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 8:22pm

Sup might be the (temporary) answer.

Bit perplexed with the curfew....can't figure that one out. Surely limiting time windows for people to be outside doesn't help stop virus spread?

Goofyfoot I agree, and personally longer term I'd be one of these people (the shift to more permanent WFH is certainly helping this). It kind of depends how temporary or long term Covid becomes - how cities will go. If we're coming in and out of lockdown, and rules stopping bars/pubs/live shows etc. stick around for longer than a year or so, then I could see the cities in Aus (even globally) becoming pretty...well, shit.

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Vic Local commented Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 8:53pm

Stok,
I've had a pretty good think about the post-Covid future for cities. Commercial landlords are really nervous, especially in relation to demand for office space. Clearly, the percentage of cities given up to places of work, is going to be much less with the Zoom revolution.
I feel city centres will need to re-invent themselves as places of learning, culture, recreation, and residency. Melbourne is in a much better place to make this transition than Sydney. All those Sydney CBD blocks which are utterly dominated by office towers could well become dead zones.
I think successful cities could be very dynamic places in the future. But hey, rather than investing in that transition, our government is just chucking 25K for marble countertops in well off people's new homes and renovations. Good luck with the lockdown stok.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Stok commented Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 9:18pm

Appreciate the thoughts VL.

I do see what you're saying as one of the silver linings - hopefully the end of the 'CBD' full of office towers and suited workers doing the daily grind. The rat race daily to the city centre. Decentralised work areas intertwined with residential, recreational and community areas would be great. We'll see I guess.

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velocityjohnno commented Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 11:10pm

Good luck Stok, if you don't have an SUP just getting hold of something like a longboard and paddling it on the bay could see you super-fit when it ends too.
Or mix with the SUP to keep both board paddling muscles and core. SUP is mellow on flat water, really chills me out. SUP or a paddle would be allowed maybe?

What goofy said about the shift to the coast is true, it's happening in other countries with the covid, coast or mountains or hinterland eg NY to Aspen.

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Island Bay commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 4:14am

All the best to you Melbourne people.

I felt so dejected yesterday hearing the news, and once again it's such a blunt instrument wielded, when we know so much more now and could do much better.

1 hour of exercise a day? Idiocy.

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views from the ... commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 6:13am

I paddle a regular board (7'0 footer actually) on the bay out of St Kilda in Summer Stok coz the water warms up, Im busy at work and the coast is either too crowded or shitty surf-or both.
It's excellent for paddle fitness and muscle toning.
Might see ya out there one day.

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inzider commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 6:27am

Lucky for you stok the st kilda skate park is pretty good, actually very good. Surf and slash that pool coping for sanity.
Gutted for my Melbourne friends.
9 weeks and counting since my kids have seen there mum.
Hang in there melbourne/Victoria.

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Dx3 commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 8:34am

I hate to be the bearer of more bad news for you and Stok, and I'm not saying this to rub it in just to ensure you don't get fined, but I don't think taking a SUP out in the bay will be allowed. All recreation activities like surfing, tennis, golf, fishing etc are banned, and I reckon that would include SUP'ing.

As for me and my family, our rental lease is up in coming months and we're on the verge of buying a place as have the deposit ready to go, however this year has changed everything for us and we have now commenced looking at rentals for a 12 month trial down the coast. If we love it, we'll buy down there. We both have office jobs with companies that have permanently adjusted their work from home policies to allow it to continue beyond Covid, so for us, why bother with the high prices city life brings?

Can't believe I'm living in a time where surfing is banned in part of Australia. Surreal.

Good luck to all of us, see you all hopefully fit and healthy in 6 weeks.

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Bnkref commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 9:56am

Skate parks off limits too

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ringmaster commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 11:20am

Just keep an eye out for the bloke in the baggy black speedos (known as 'Vlads' in some circles) paddling said 7 footer out in the Port Phillip Bay shipping lanes, Stok.

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Stok commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 2:39pm

Hah! Ok...

Skateparks may be closed but they can't close the streets (or properly police the closure!).

I'd hope Australian police keep a down to earth take on all this....sure fine people blatantly doing the wrong thing and putting others at risk, but don't go sending in the big guns to chase down a SUP a la what happened in Malibu.

https://beachgrit.com/2020/04/malibu-season-opens-to-first-empty-lineup-...

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icandig commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 2:57pm

No need to police skate parks when councils do this... gravel rash anyone?
https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/melbourne-skate-parks-in...

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geek commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 5:47pm

Yep all the skateparks on the morn pen are full of sand too. To the councils credit the day lockdown 1.0 ended they got them cleaned up at least

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freeride76 commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 6:22pm

what?

they sanded up the skateparks?

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 6:37pm

Yeah for a second time, as geek said they cleaned them out now the fuckn dirts back in