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Siwarrior
03-30-2006, 03:20 PM
G'day all
haven't been flyin much and started bodyboarding whoa whole new world lol

waves have been huge since we had a cyclone pass by last week !!!!
we had 6-7m waves at the local breaks lol

so to any surfers out there..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

strewth
03-30-2006, 07:51 PM
Yep, well, not for a while due to work locations.

Had all my boards custom made by McTavish

strewth
03-30-2006, 11:25 PM
My first McTavish Mal http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/strewth/Younger%20Days/H00182.jpg

strewth
03-30-2006, 11:27 PM
My pride and joy. Now back with McTavish http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/strewth/Younger%20Days/8de3a485.jpg

BSS_Goat
03-31-2006, 05:46 AM
Does surfing porn count?

F0_Dark_P
03-31-2006, 06:01 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Goat then we ar two

no seriously i dont surf but i really like to try but we don got that good "waves" here on the swedish east coast http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

RCAF_Irish_403
03-31-2006, 06:55 AM
naw, i've just got into disc golf http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-31-2006, 07:07 AM
I surf. Lived on Oahu, San Jose Cal. and now riding the mini waves of Florida's east coast. I get more fun out of watching my kids surf now, but on occassion they'll beg me off the beach long enough to show I still "got it". Traded in all my 6'6" high-perf boards for 'fat-guy' long boards as well. Wouldn't go back fur nuttin.


TB

Bsnakeman
03-31-2006, 08:02 AM
I suffer ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Best,

Aeronautico
03-31-2006, 08:45 AM
Does windsurf count? I mean wave riding of course, the big South African swells (or the tiny Mediterranean ones).

nicolas10
03-31-2006, 10:37 AM
I'm still waiting for my girlfriend to teach me how to surf... hopefully on our next vacation http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Nic

Siwarrior
03-31-2006, 03:34 PM
yeh if u is surfin the waves u is the kewlesthttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Strewth: thats one biggin mal http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

LStarosta
03-31-2006, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by strewth:
My pride and joy. Now back with McTavish http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/strewth/Younger%20Days/8de3a485.jpg

LoL, that qualifies as a small boat in my book.

Blutarski2004
03-31-2006, 06:46 PM
Originally posted by Siwarrior:
G'day all
haven't been flyin much and started bodyboarding whoa whole new world lol

waves have been huge since we had a cyclone pass by last week !!!!
we had 6-7m waves at the local breaks lol

so to any surfers out there..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif


I'm 57 years old. Surfed up and down the US East Coast from Maine to New Jersey between 65 and 73.

Started out with a 10 ft "Duke Kahanamoku pop-out (basically bought the first board I could find) with the old laminated wood skeg. When the surf craze really exploded here, my friends were all buying the expensive hand-shaped Hobies, Webers, G&S, Bings, etc. and would rag on me about my nasty pop-out. But I could nose-ride that board very nicely thank you. At the end of the day, it's the rider, not the board. The only problem I had with the old Duke was its weight. That thing weighed a ton (must have been the 2x4 they used for a stringer. It was a major grief carrying that thing barefoot over stony beaches.

Later had a Weber Performer noserider. I think it had a 14 or 15 inch nose. You could could have had a party on the nose of that board - slow though. Next board was a Dave Sweet custom - a very fast board. It took me a while to get accustomed to the acceleration of that board after the Weber.

Dabbled with Aussie Nat Young style short boards (if you can call 7-feet 8-inches short) but I didn't much care for the riding style it required. I liked sitting up out of the water to keep an eye on incoming sets and I really preferred knee-paddling to prone paddling.

We never had anything approaching reliable surf in my area. We were always chasing storm surf and post-storm surf. And most of that was in the Winter (as in stark paralytic cold). We didn't have those nice pliable thin wetsuits then either. We were all using those 1/2-inch neoprene scuba wetsuits which gave us about as much flexibility as Frankenstein. I was always fighting the suit.

6- meters!?! I've never seen surfable waves that high in my life and, if I had, I would have been too scared to go into them.

Work and Love intervened and I drifted away from the sport after 73. But my best surfing buddy and I still stay in touch. He still has his 1967 Hobie Gary Propper Model surfboard which still carries my colored wax "Captain America" wax job on it. Scary that it was almost 40 years ago.

Enjoy your time in the water. Best sport going.

biggs222
03-31-2006, 07:07 PM
I WIND surf... does that count?... been doin it for 12 years, usually down in Hatteras, NC.

nickdanger3
03-31-2006, 07:38 PM
I haven't gotten to go surfing for nearly three weeks. I am about to jusmp out of my skin.

We've had INSANELY bad weather here on O'ahu (heavy rains=sharky)plus an unprecedented sewage spill. Wettest March in 55 years.

Check this out - eeeeyeeew !

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/assets/gif/M123702331.GIF

Personally my favorite boards are J. Johnston's - my friend just picked up this crazy cool 6'9" that's 2 3/4" thick - it's a short-log (?!?). Truly awesome.

Siwarrior
04-01-2006, 12:36 AM
yeh the waves in Sydney we 6-7m
but the biggest wave surfed was just a short while ago- 21m(towed out)

its the biggest swell for a long time and not many guys came out
it was unbelievable though


and yes windsurifng counts methinks