Watch: Loafer Fish

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

On the first day of summer, Ben Webb launches his latest craft, the Loafer Fish. I can't tell you much about the design but the drone footage gives us a great demonstration.

The aerial angle often flattens the wave out, but then fish go great in flatter waves anyway, so the drone footy gives a great perspective of Webb's design. Makes you wanna...

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blower commented Monday, 3 Dec 2018 at 10:07am

Makes you wanna.... go slow. Slo Mo, slow track. A bit much.

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The Albatros commented Monday, 3 Dec 2018 at 11:16am

Makes me want to surf! This is chill

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memlasurf commented Monday, 3 Dec 2018 at 1:41pm

Nearly fell asleep. Looks relaxing and fun but would get to you without a bit more push eventually. Shaping by hand? See if he still wants to do that after 2000 boards. Ask any of the old timers and I reckon they will tell you where to stick your planer.

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surfstarved commented Monday, 3 Dec 2018 at 2:03pm

Gotta love that North Coast glass!

He's game cutting out the swallows before he's shaped the board though. He'll stop doing that the first time he snaps one off after applying too much pressure with the planer or a sanding block.

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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Lanky Dean commented Monday, 3 Dec 2018 at 3:11pm

Ssssssshhhh!
Let the man end up with an asym
; )

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mr mick commented Monday, 3 Dec 2018 at 5:12pm

Slo Mo? That's actually full pace Ha Ha!..... That's the wave you get here, great looking set up, but the wave lacks.

Mr mick

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lawncigar commented Monday, 3 Dec 2018 at 5:23pm

it sure does... fat.... and its getting fatter... 120 in the water when i last looked...

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mr mick commented Monday, 3 Dec 2018 at 6:31pm

HA & that's on a good day! ....& half are f*#kn' nongas & no ideas.

Mr mick

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lost commented Monday, 3 Dec 2018 at 11:14pm

I've had a lot of fun on that wave in years past and it looked super fun for a average punter like me until the panned out shot revealed the crowd - oh dear.

knB

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 at 1:55am

Cabarita was "officially endorsed" as a NSR back in Feb/2018
Australian Surf Festival Caba (Aug) but as far as I know still no dedication/Plaque.

There was talk of dedicating Cabarita NSR this summer.
North Coast Locals might share with nation their NSR dedication celebration.
Hint: Don't count on NSR being there...forget them.

Hot wire default NSR heroes Parko or Mick!
Get the local men's shed to whip up a plaque & local Saltwater smoking ceremony.

NSR Site still rotates Mike Baird head of NSW.
Sure looks dead to me.
Doesn't list Caba NSR at all + (Lists Noosa as proposed NSR ?) Long been WSR now!
Don't look like they'll be dedicating cobwebs.

...see if you guys can wake them up!
https://www.surfingreserves.org/