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#2950 Re: One for the surfers
May 27, 2016, 10:12:02 am
Unconventional....


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#2951 Re: One for the surfers
May 27, 2016, 10:19:42 am
2 week holiday in Lanzarote booked, time to get fitness up. Likely to be pretty flat, but any warm water wave will be a good one!

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#2952 Re: One for the surfers
May 27, 2016, 10:49:39 am
Its rarely flat. Not like the UK.

A 1ft wave with a decent period will give you a more than ride able wave at Famara or San Jaun, especially on a log.

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#2953 Re: One for the surfers
May 27, 2016, 11:26:17 am
Yeah, we're staying at Club La Santa, so 10k from Famara. Can bike it and hire there if needed. Happy to log, be happy with anything TBH.

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#2954 Re: One for the surfers
May 27, 2016, 01:23:15 pm
I have stopped there a few times. You will feel like the most laid back, unhealthy overweight person in the world as its full of triathletes.

The only holiday place in the world where you have to get up at dawn to put your towel on an exercise bike not a lounger.

The slab at la santa and the left pick up lots of swell as well, righ outside the resort. Watch the urchins though they are bastards.

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#2955 Re: One for the surfers
May 27, 2016, 01:35:42 pm
Missus is now firmly in the tri camp!

I'll probably not take a board (flying Ryanair) so will be stuck with beaches that hire. The slabs and reefs around La Santa look a bit too full on for a punter like me anyway.

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#2956 Re: One for the surfers
May 27, 2016, 02:16:17 pm
Hire shop in La santa village and loads in famara.

Get in at Morro negro if it works its really mellow.

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#2957 Re: One for the surfers
May 27, 2016, 02:18:36 pm
Missus is now firmly in the tri camp!

New one on me Chris but each to their own  :shag:

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#2958 Re: One for the surfers
May 27, 2016, 02:19:24 pm
I set them up, you nod them home.

Cheers Gavin, I'll check it out.

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#2959 Re: One for the surfers
May 27, 2016, 04:00:44 pm
Lanza: only been once in Feb last year but it's great once you get north of costa teguise or thereabouts and not at all what I was expecting - empty. Waves have a bit of smack to them and they don't really do flat like the n sea does flat... Famara is wall to wall hire shops and bugger all else. Worth taking reef booties.

[Off topic for this thread but msw related: if it does go flat hire a road bike. The mountain biking seems shite (unlike say on gran canaria), but a couple of days on the roadbike and I was beginning to see the point:  as in fantastic smooth empty roads, considerate, laid back drivers (yes really - not like gran canaria let alone the mainland), and loads of cyclists everywhere so totally set up for it. That said, Feb is peak season for winter training and their season's over now.  Also, check ahead to see if you need to take cycle shoes or can hire. Even less related, the CÚsar Manrique arty stuff and his austin poweresque house in lava bubbles is worth checking out. ]

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#2960 Re: One for the surfers
May 27, 2016, 04:14:02 pm
CLS has MTB and Road Bikes to sue any time, need to take own shoes (and probably own helmet; avoid sweaty hire ones). Keen to give the MTB a shot at least, and maybe roadbike a bit. We've got a hotel on the south side for last few days, so keen to hire a car and explore a bit.

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#2961 Re: One for the surfers
May 27, 2016, 04:41:29 pm
...guys in bikeshops told me that mtbers tend to be disappointed, roadies impressed which squares with my experience. Anyway, you'll be too knackered from the surf...

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#2962 Re: One for the surfers
May 31, 2016, 03:39:48 pm


I appear to have a barge in garage. 12ft quad fish. Came up cheap locally do have to at least have a shot...

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#2963 Re: One for the surfers
July 01, 2016, 05:38:00 am
more Fijian goodness - can't get enough of this place:










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#2964 Re: One for the surfers
July 01, 2016, 08:46:39 am
twat

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#2965 Re: One for the surfers
July 01, 2016, 03:37:19 pm
 8)

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#2966 Re: One for the surfers
July 01, 2016, 04:23:10 pm
Great pictures hongkongstuey. Is this in the cloudbreak area or elsewhere? Was it crowded?

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#2967 Re: One for the surfers
July 08, 2016, 01:18:53 pm
these are from the Coral Coast on the south of the main Island - google Frigates Pass. Its similar to Crowdbreak in terms of size/quality but with next to no one out - i had several long stints with just one or two of us in the line up and think the max i saw on any session (on the more local breaks at Serua) was about 10 people

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#2968 Re: One for the surfers
July 08, 2016, 03:00:35 pm
Cheers, I thought it might be over that way by the land in the picture. Good to hear about the lack of crowds, may consider a trip another year. The only problem is the lack of beginner waves for the other half!

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#2969 Re: One for the surfers
July 10, 2016, 04:57:31 am
true - Pipe can be quite mellow if its less than 3ft but is still over shallow reef. Most other breaks i've visited are quite punchy. The place i stay (see below) does offer beginner lessons so guess there must be a few other user friendly spots too

highly recommend this place if you do think of going: http://surfingfiji.com - not cheap but super good and you basically spend nothing else whilst staying there other than your bar bill (i've been twice in the last year its that good) so in the long run its not as bad as you first think

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#2970 Re: One for the surfers
July 11, 2016, 11:49:14 am
Cheers for that. Looks amazing. I will put it on the trip list.

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#2971 Re: One for the surfers
July 12, 2016, 05:40:18 pm
Any takers?  :whistle:


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#2972 Re: One for the surfers
July 25, 2016, 12:52:11 pm
...guys in bikeshops told me that mtbers tend to be disappointed, roadies impressed which squares with my experience. Anyway, you'll be too knackered from the surf...

And you were right. Did a mountain bike trip, routes were either flat jeep track, or rattly boulders and kitty litter or deep sand. No really enjoyable descents, and I'm too used to FS and didn't like hardtail much; old back injury ached for a while afterwards. Famara is a great beach though; even though it seems to always get onshores, as gme said, a couple of feet there has a lot more oomph to it than the N Sea. The slab at La Santa looked super shallow and sketchy with a local crew who clearly have it dialled. Morro Negro looked like it would have been good on a couple of days, but never got a pass and conditions aligned. Snorkelling in Arrecife is recommended. safe and easy access to the reef, and loads of sealife.

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#2973 Re: One for the surfers
July 28, 2016, 09:39:31 am
I'll just leave this here for your delectation.


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#2974 Re: One for the surfers
July 28, 2016, 11:15:55 pm
Nice!

 

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