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Posted: Dec 22, 2020 - 5:23pm

 Proclivities wrote:
Not much info on this photo in terms of their names, but it's apparently from 1937 - in Waikiki.  Those are some long boards.  Here's another photo - maybe from the same day.
 
The people in the second picture are or seem to be all surfing locals, including the women.  The knobs on the knees from paddling are the giveaway.  The guy on the far right even has the typical open sore.  They were fun, not.  Peel off the scab, insert knee in stinging salt water, grimace, then hop on the board putting your weight on the open sore and banzai.  I still have some remnants of my knobs from back in the day.

No pain, no gain, or so they said.



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Posted: Dec 21, 2020 - 5:56am

Not much info on this photo in terms of their names, but it's apparently from 1937 - in Waikiki.  Those are some long boards.  Here's another photo - maybe from the same day.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2020 - 6:05am

 whatshisname wrote:


 kurtster wrote:
Stumbled on this while looking around for stuff about Rolf Arness.

Old surfers knew of Rick Griffin before he got known for his art and album covers and posters.

Here is some old footage with him actually out on a board, and another Goofy Foot !  At the legendary Hope Ranch ... Some of you might remember the names of the other surfers, too.
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50 years on ain't the world changed  kurtster , except for the waves.

 
yea verily.
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Posted: Dec 18, 2020 - 12:56am



 kurtster wrote:
Stumbled on this while looking around for stuff about Rolf Arness.

Old surfers knew of Rick Griffin before he got known for his art and album covers and posters.

Here is some old footage with him actually out on a board, and another Goofy Foot !  At the legendary Hope Ranch ... Some of you might remember the names of the other surfers, too.
.
 
50 years on ain't the world changed  kurtster , except for the waves.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2020 - 11:02pm

Stumbled on this while looking around for stuff about Rolf Arness.

Old surfers knew of Rick Griffin before he got known for his art and album covers and posters.

Here is some old footage with him actually out on a board, and another Goofy Foot !  At the legendary Hope Ranch ... Some of you might remember the names of the other surfers, too.
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Posted: Dec 8, 2020 - 10:54am

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Posted: Dec 4, 2020 - 6:12am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote: 
cool

in skateboarding/land surfing, freestyle is like a lab (constant experimentation)

almost all moves on vert were conjured up and perfected in freestyle street skating
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Posted: Dec 4, 2020 - 5:46am

kick flips
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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


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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.

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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.
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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.

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Posted: Jun 27, 2020 - 9:55pm

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

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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.
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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.
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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?
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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 11:06pm

Well, that's a slab of water

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


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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}
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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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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.


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