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#3050 Re: One for the surfers
November 15, 2019, 09:15:11 am


For the next time you consider moaning about cold feet in the surf..

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#3051 Re: One for the surfers
March 28, 2020, 08:20:28 pm
Being so close to the ocean but being unable to enjoy it is a little frustrating, mind you itís flat right now...  This looks good for a little escapism -> https://lockdownsurffilmfestival.com/

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#3052 Re: One for the surfers
May 03, 2020, 03:22:30 pm
Things could always be worse. Could be one of these guys




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#3053 Re: One for the surfers
May 04, 2020, 09:30:26 am
Being so close to the ocean but being unable to enjoy it is a little frustrating, mind you itís flat right now...  This looks good for a little escapism -> https://lockdownsurffilmfestival.com/

Missed this. I feel your pain, I can see it from my window. Have to drive 10 mins for surf beach though.

Thanks for link

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#3054 Re: One for the surfers
May 08, 2020, 07:14:17 pm
Looking like 4 days of pump next week on east coast. Going to be difficult not to go in this time and general feeling up here is a lot are going to do the same.

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#3055 Re: One for the surfers
May 08, 2020, 10:13:24 pm
Looking like 4 days of pump next week on east coast. Going to be difficult not to go in this time and general feeling up here is a lot are going to do the same.

Unusual low pressure for the time of year apparently - Thames barrier is going to close on Sunday / for the first time ever in May....

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#3056 Re: One for the surfers
May 08, 2020, 11:07:41 pm
Wow thatĎs some big swell!

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#3057 Re: One for the surfers
May 08, 2020, 11:33:06 pm
Looks boss.  :'(

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#3058 Re: One for the surfers
May 12, 2020, 03:05:44 pm
Be careful out there, especially if you've not been in the water for a while!

https://magicseaweed.com/news/five-surfers-killed-in-holland-last-night/11882/

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#3059 Re: One for the surfers
May 12, 2020, 06:49:23 pm
Oh wow. Drowned in sea scum...  :o That's pretty full on, and sad

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#3060 Re: One for the surfers
July 03, 2020, 11:43:46 am
First pre-work surf yesterday in I don't know how long. In water by 7:45, lovely sunny clean waves, only half a dozen people in. Out by 9, on morning call by 9:30. 15 minute to the beach, thank god for non-existent rush hours.

Also in new suit, finally replaced the GUL i bought in 2002 after I pulled the zip off on Sunday. Warm and really comfy by comparison, but a lot more slippery than the old one, a bit more wax required.

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#3061 Re: One for the surfers
July 03, 2020, 02:07:52 pm
First pre-work surf yesterday in I don't know how long. In water by 7:45, lovely sunny clean waves, only half a dozen people in. Out by 9, on morning call by 9:30. 15 minute to the beach, thank god for non-existent rush hours.

Also in new suit, finally replaced the GUL i bought in 2002 after I pulled the zip off on Sunday. Warm and really comfy by comparison, but a lot more slippery than the old one, a bit more wax required.

See, this is the (big) downside of being in Torbay (actually worse than getting the car window put in again last night, for the third time in as many years).

I finally picked up my board, from my parents attic (where Iíd put it when I went to Dubai) at the end of last summer, with the intention of getting out this year...
No chance.
I suppose it must go off in the Bay, sometimes, but never when Iíve been free.

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#3062 Re: One for the surfers
July 03, 2020, 02:38:00 pm
In theory i guess it could, but I've never heard of it being any good, too sheltered. Closest recognised spots are Chally and Bantham

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#3063 Re: One for the surfers
July 03, 2020, 10:10:13 pm
First pre-work surf yesterday in I don't know how long. In water by 7:45, lovely sunny clean waves, only half a dozen people in. Out by 9, on morning call by 9:30. 15 minute to the beach, thank god for non-existent rush hours.

Also in new suit, finally replaced the GUL i bought in 2002 after I pulled the zip off on Sunday. Warm and really comfy by comparison, but a lot more slippery than the old one, a bit more wax required.
Missed it all here, went to my office in sheff for the first time in months.
The difference in a new suit and a 2002 one must be amazing. They are so much better now, but be warned they donít last, I was going through one every winter when I was surfing a lot.

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#3064 Re: One for the surfers
July 13, 2020, 09:19:12 am
Had a good day at Sandend (The Moray Coast one) on Tuesday. Was mostly windswell, so not spotless, but some nice open faces, not too busy and sun was shining. 3 sessions in a day, last one finishing at just before 11 as it was getting dark.

So happy with new suit. I don't surf much, so it will hopefully last. It's a Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5:3 Back Zip. And I have my XCEL for winter.

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#3065 Re: One for the surfers
July 23, 2020, 09:32:46 pm
https://wavelengthmag.com/behind-the-scenes-on-the-endless-summer-the-true-story-behind-the-greatest-surf-movie-ever-made

Interesting read. Watched the film so many times, makes me strangely nostalgic for a time I never even knew.

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#3067 Re: One for the surfers
August 04, 2020, 08:02:10 am
Magic. I've surfed at Muizenburg near Cape Town with dolphins going one way up the coast just behind the line up and whales going the other, not that close though!

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#3068 Re: One for the surfers
September 11, 2020, 12:33:00 pm
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.

If anyone is planning a Lanza trip any time, Club La Santa now has a bouldering room

https://www.clublasanta.com/en/sports/bouldering

 

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