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whatshisname

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Location: West OZ


Posted: Sep 9, 2020 - 9:21pm

Back from our lovely sojourn in the Cocos Keeling Islands. Wow , such a beautiful and relaxing place
Folks there so friendly and laid back, no crime...cops get around without gun belts dressed in shorts.
Generally work starts at 10 am and finishes off at 3pm except when the twice weekly plane comes by from Western Australia.
Walked beaches for hours w/o seeing another footprint.
Swam ,saw sharks but locals say they are too well fed to worry about us humans.....mmm?
On the sad side was told the place is becoming strategically important .OZ government wanting to upgrade airport by $200 million .
USA interested too as worried China is snooping around the place. Locals not impressed because the place becomes a target and they
don't want burger joints on the islands.
This nice video of Zac's  sums it up


whatshisname

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Location: West OZ


Posted: Jun 27, 2020 - 10:51pm



 kurtster wrote:

Interesting.  Was not aware of this.  Looks like real fun. 

The high kick in the nose is really interesting and seems to be very necessary.

Surfing is the only thing left I can think of that makes me wish I was young again.
 
Haven't been out on my twenty plus years old ski in ages. It lacks that nose lift, but I'd be keen to see what refinements they've made to the tripple skeg set up . There is noway the older models could perform those radical flick backs , just too stiff. Being supper fit could be handy too.

kurtster

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Location: drifting
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 27, 2020 - 10:34pm

 whatshisname wrote:
Watching this makes me feel I should be dragging the old plank and paddle out again.
 
Interesting.  Was not aware of this.  Looks like real fun. 

The high kick in the nose is really interesting and seems to be very necessary.

Surfing is the only thing left I can think of that makes me wish I was young again.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 27, 2020 - 10:17pm



 whatshisname wrote:
Watching this makes me feel I should be dragging the old plank and paddle out again.

 
I was most of the way through before realising they were only using a low brace which seems smart because messing up a high brace would rip your arm off.

I understand it's hard to learn how to roll a waveski.

whatshisname

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Location: West OZ


Posted: Jun 27, 2020 - 9:55pm

Watching this makes me feel I should be dragging the old plank and paddle out again.

whatshisname

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Location: West OZ


Posted: Jun 17, 2020 - 6:44pm

There are just too many sharks nowdays around that Gracetown/Margaret River area to lure a wuss like me back into the water .
Good on Laura , gutsy girl.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 17, 2020 - 1:54am



 BlueHeronDruid wrote:


 haresfur wrote:
 

Sweet buttery no thank you! Biggest wave I ever surfed (vintage board) was about 5'.

How ya doin?
 

Doing fine. You should see how tiny a wave it takes to thrash me when landing a kayak. And that's when I was at the peak of my kayaking.
BlueHeronDruid

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Location: planting flowers


Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 11:10pm



 haresfur wrote:
 

Sweet buttery no thank you! Biggest wave I ever surfed (vintage board) was about 5'.

How ya doin?
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 11:06pm

Well, that's a slab of water

WA's Laura Macaulay becomes first woman to surf The Right


Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 6, 2020 - 8:14am

 miamizsun wrote:


that's awesome, dangerous as hell, but awesome

the freaking boat @ 56 seconds is in the red zone for sure

close to edge...
There's you, the time, the logic
Or the reasons we don't understand
Sad courage claimed the victims
Standing still for all to see
As armoured movers took
Approached to overlook the sea
There since the cord, the license
Or the reasons we understood will be
 
Yeah, I see a lot of potential there to, like, take your last ride right as well. You know, just before you hit the rocks and then spend the rest of your life drooling in a home somewhere for the next X amount of years.{#Stop}
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 6, 2020 - 7:15am

 whatshisname wrote:
As A kid used to surf nearby at Marion Bay, Tasmania. But way back then little was known about the rumoured monsters at Shipsterns .
Few knew where it was,fewer would comment on it ,such was the secrecy of top surf breaks then.
Can never forget how cold it was when the best winter swells came in. Wore full long john with hooded vest over top . Still froze.

Note the suck back over that rock platform, nasty ,nasty.
The place is a breeding ground for White Noahs too.

 

that's awesome, dangerous as hell, but awesome

the freaking boat @ 56 seconds is in the red zone for sure

close to edge...
There's you, the time, the logic
Or the reasons we don't understand
Sad courage claimed the victims
Standing still for all to see
As armoured movers took
Approached to overlook the sea
There since the cord, the license
Or the reasons we understood will be
whatshisname

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Location: West OZ


Posted: Jun 6, 2020 - 4:56am

As A kid used to surf nearby at Marion Bay, Tasmania. But way back then little was known about the rumoured monsters at Shipsterns .
Few knew where it was,fewer would comment on it ,such was the secrecy of top surf breaks then.
Can never forget how cold it was when the best winter swells came in. Wore full long john with hooded vest over top . Still froze.

Note the suck back over that rock platform, nasty ,nasty.
The place is a breeding ground for White Noahs too.


kurtster

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Location: drifting
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 6, 2020 - 3:46am

 whatshisname wrote:
And here's "The Squirrel", she's at the grand old age of 9!
 
She's gonna go far.  Such understanding at such an early age. 

I much prefer to watch the women surf in competition just for pure style.  They seem to be more into what the wave is rather than what they can get away with in stunts.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 6, 2020 - 12:42am



 whatshisname wrote:
And here's "The Squirrel", she's at the grand old age of 9!

 
wow

whatshisname

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Location: West OZ


Posted: Jun 6, 2020 - 12:19am

And here's "The Squirrel", she's at the grand old age of 9!

Proclivities

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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 5, 2020 - 7:16am



 kurtster wrote:

That was a nice trip down memory lane.  I remember when his photos started showing up in Surfer Magazine and some of those pictures, the bus at Greg Noll's shop and the picture of Miklos Dora III aka Mickey "da cat" Dora at Malibu pushing the guy off the board.  IIRC I've seen film of that shot where he catches the guys board under his arm and keeps going.  Dora was one of the "bad boys" in surfing back then and a real life character in the real Gidget story.  I vaguely remember the Takayama pic above.  Hoppy Swarts mentioned in the intro pretty much ran the United States Surfing Association (USSA) before it morphed into the World Surfing Association (WSA).  I still have a couple of membership and competition cards signed by him.  He lived in San Clemente.  He helped me  organize the surfing club at my high school and provided gear for club run contests.  My Mom would drive me down to his house to pick up and return stuff.  He was old back then, but one hell of a nice guy.

Thanks for posting this !
.
{#Cheers}
 
I figured you'd probably be familiar with some of those names and locations.  They're cool photos.

kurtster

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Location: drifting
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 4, 2020 - 2:09pm

 Proclivities wrote:
1965 Hawaiian surfing champion Donald Takayama and towering  (6'1") actress Bettina Brenna (Funny Girl)
Hermosa Beach, CA, Photo: LeRoy Grannis  Nice page of some more of LeRoy Grannis' photography.
 
That was a nice trip down memory lane.  I remember when his photos started showing up in Surfer Magazine and some of those pictures, the bus at Greg Noll's shop and the picture of Miklos Dora III aka Mickey "da cat" Dora at Malibu pushing the guy off the board.  IIRC I've seen film of that shot where he catches the guys board under his arm and keeps going.  Dora was one of the "bad boys" in surfing back then and a real life character in the real Gidget story.  I vaguely remember the Takayama pic above.  Hoppy Swarts mentioned in the intro pretty much ran the United States Surfing Association (USSA) before it morphed into the World Surfing Association (WSA).  I still have a couple of membership and competition cards signed by him.  He lived in San Clemente.  He helped me  organize the surfing club at my high school and provided gear for club run contests.  My Mom would drive me down to his house to pick up and return stuff.  He was old back then, but one hell of a nice guy.

Thanks for posting this !
.
{#Cheers}
ptooey

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Location: right behind you. no, over there.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 4, 2020 - 9:56am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

 

Never heard of her but a quick google finds her with Woody Allen in Playboy. Squiflop. 

 
Note to self...




ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 4, 2020 - 9:42am



 Proclivities wrote:
1965 Hawaiian surfing champion Donald Takayama and towering  (6'1") actress Bettina Brenna (Funny Girl)
Hermosa Beach, CA, Photo: LeRoy Grannis  Nice page of some more of LeRoy Grannis' photography.

 

Never heard of her but a quick google finds her with Woody Allen in Playboy. Squiflop. 

Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 4, 2020 - 9:39am

 ptooey wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:
1965 Hawaiian surfing champion Donald Takayama and towering  (6'1") actress Bettina Brenna (Funny Girl)
Hermosa Beach, CA, Photo: LeRoy Grannis  Nice page of some more of LeRoy Grannis' photography.
 

TOWERING!!

My wife's 6'0". It's interesting to me how much more common these TOWERING women are since I first met her..ye gods, almost 30 years ago. Used to be that she'd actually get uncomfortable if there was a woman taller than her around. She's since had to adjust.
 
Homeboy there is only about 5'2" it appears though. {#Lol} Just chesked...He was 5' 3" tall.
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