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Where did you SUP today

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Created by Souwester > 9 months ago, 11 Jan 2017
bigmc
NSW, 133 posts
6 May 2020 9:26PM
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STC beautiful conditions there. I can't remember the last time I had glass like that. And your previous pics where you live in a fairly populated
area of the US and you can get a glassy nice wave with only a couple out there to share with. Do the sleek grey fellas with the sharp teeth keep the crowds in check?

Helmy
VIC, 734 posts
7 May 2020 2:17PM
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Some civil disobedience at Black Rock this morning...some downwinders wait for no man...and this was one of them!
I hereby declare the Honourable DJ Peterson mid-week downwinding season...OPEN!!!

supthecreek
1966 posts
7 May 2020 8:05PM
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bigmc said..
STC beautiful conditions there. I can't remember the last time I had glass like that. And your previous pics where you live in a fairly populated
area of the US and you can get a glassy nice wave with only a couple out there to share with. Do the sleek grey fellas with the sharp teeth keep the crowds in check?


Yeah, the recent insane number of Great Whites here have emptied the line-ups
I have a fair bit of appreciation for the GW's now

The "A" Team locals, only seem to surf when it is big and hollow. Mostly in colder months
Really weird, they can go dormant for months, then show up in the pit, when it's on.

The "B" team surfers that surf all year are much fewer in number these days, and we are all friends.

The great thing about Cape Cod:
We have extremely hollow, thick lipped beach breaks that the "A" team surfers love
We have nice long tapered sandbanks, that break more like points, that the "B" team surfers and SUPsters love.

The Cape SUPsters are numerous and very good , my video of the SUP crew is almost done!
SUPs rule the "B" team spots

Many of the "A" team surfers are actually starting to SUP, during peak shark season. (mid July- Oct)

Not many surfers seem to ever go out at dawn or dusk...
SUPsters are in before the Sun, so we get great, empty conditions.
I actually get to surf alone quite a bit.

I used to love the hard breaking, hollow spots,
72 year old me only surfs the sandbars that produce softer, more point like waves.

Of course this pic only shows the very best of bigger days, but those are the only days the good surfers seem to go out.
We have a lot of quality small waves, and the prevailing wind is offshore.
I have no idea how anyone can be a "part time" surfer...





surfinJ
475 posts
8 May 2020 3:35AM
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Love how you lay that out. I have always been in awe of these A teamers who show up when it the spot goes to that epic level and just sit deep and score. Those days the spot fills up with these guys, who then pretty much control the lineup. When the spot reverts back to B status these guys disappear and leave to us.

bigmc
NSW, 133 posts
8 May 2020 8:40AM
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Unfortunately I am very much a B team or maybe half way between the two. The A team lip looks like it is a foot thick. Beating would be an understatement especially now if you had your SUP in the mix as well.

Souwester
WA, 1048 posts
8 May 2020 8:42AM
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Happy to be on the B team, surfing with the A team has knobs on it in my experience - a lot more competitive among that level of surfing.

They are awesome to watch none the less!

supthecreek
1966 posts
12 May 2020 9:58PM
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Up to the headwaters....









Souwester
WA, 1048 posts
13 May 2020 8:11AM
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Cracking pics STC, looks real peaceful.

I surfed metro beach break this morning, had to pinch myself, no one out, had it to myself with chest high runners when you picked the right one.

Yesterday was the busiest I had seen it and expected the same but it wasn't to be, thanks Huey!

On a side note been practicing paddling on my smaller board, got some advice on bending the knees, really helped, alas now my lower back is tight, is this as a result of paddle technique now?? Have not had this on higher volume boards before but noticed it with this board

LastSupper
VIC, 211 posts
13 May 2020 6:11PM
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Cracking pics STC, looks real peaceful.

I surfed metro beach break this morning, had to pinch myself, no one out, had it to myself with chest high runners when you picked the right one.

Yesterday was the busiest I had seen it and expected the same but it wasn't to be, thanks Huey!

On a side note been practicing paddling on my smaller board, got some advice on bending the knees, really helped, alas now my lower back is tight, is this as a result of paddle technique now?? Have not had this on higher volume boards before but noticed it with this board


I think you get lazy on the big board then your body feels the lower volume when you ride them ! a lot more wobble and dipin the paddle alot more as long as its not hurtin you it can make u stronger !

rockmagnet
QLD, 1378 posts
15 May 2020 2:13PM
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Burleigh heads today 15/05/20 and no , not me out there.




Souwester
WA, 1048 posts
15 May 2020 1:41PM
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LastSupper said..

Souwester said..
Cracking pics STC, looks real peaceful.

I surfed metro beach break this morning, had to pinch myself, no one out, had it to myself with chest high runners when you picked the right one.

Yesterday was the busiest I had seen it and expected the same but it wasn't to be, thanks Huey!

On a side note been practicing paddling on my smaller board, got some advice on bending the knees, really helped, alas now my lower back is tight, is this as a result of paddle technique now?? Have not had this on higher volume boards before but noticed it with this board



I think you get lazy on the big board then your body feels the lower volume when you ride them ! a lot more wobble and dipin the paddle alot more as long as its not hurtin you it can make u stronger !


Sounds reasonable, the tightness went away but the sciatica lingers a bit, more attempts should see the core adapt.

99% of the time going for a regular SUP sees my back feel really good.

stehar
NSW, 317 posts
15 May 2020 4:35PM
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You've got to be joking - look how many people are in the water!

kato
VIC, 2722 posts
15 May 2020 5:32PM
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Killy in the arvo ??????

tarquin1
362 posts
16 May 2020 4:32PM
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Allowed back on the water as of today! 35 mins was enough. 20 into it,short rest then back.
No I wasnt doing 100 push ups a day during confinement!


rwtaaffe
NSW, 91 posts
16 May 2020 8:20PM
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tarquin1
362 posts
18 May 2020 4:11AM
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Great to have a keen daughter. After 2 months of confinement she was coming no matter what the weather was like. Even the rain didn't stop her. Need to get a new paddle for her!


supthecreek
1966 posts
18 May 2020 9:59AM
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The wind stopped blowing for a dawn patrol session with my buddy Ryan







DaveSandan
VIC, 944 posts
18 May 2020 2:35PM
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Perfect conditions at Aspendale today to put another time trial onto the virtual challenge page.






Nozza
VIC, 2363 posts
20 May 2020 4:13PM
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Street out the front.




Surfnbjj
NSW, 8 posts
21 May 2020 5:14PM
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Terrigal trying out a new board



shoodbegood
VIC, 790 posts
21 May 2020 9:15PM
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Crackin' photo for ya first post!

Nice one!

Chris_M
1939 posts
23 May 2020 4:46PM
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Me and 2 mates scored this glassy to ourselves for the whole morning, good times!






OkiWild
36 posts
25 May 2020 9:08PM
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A bit blurry. Save the paddle lol.


DaveSandan
VIC, 944 posts
26 May 2020 4:43PM
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Mt Martha again today, perfect Autumn day.


Nozza
VIC, 2363 posts
26 May 2020 5:05PM
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Sit down paddle at Ventnor, first time on the water after a back hurty thing a couple of weeks ago.
Brilliant weather.




ARVY
VIC, 23 posts
26 May 2020 7:48PM
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Late afternoon, late autumn.


Gboots
NSW, 919 posts
Saturday , 30 May 2020 7:19PM
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Local Sydney beaches so busy at moment . A nightmare . Stressful . Must be because local sport is still canceled . Felt like peak of summer out there today . 3 waves in 90 mins. But many have no etiquette and paddle for everything . Seeing 3 or 4 people on a wave is madness

Souwester
WA, 1048 posts
Thursday , 4 Jun 2020 4:26PM
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Shame to hear of the crowd struggles Gboots, I had the opposite the other day.

The swell dropped off but I found a nice clean peak at dawn and had it to myself for about 30min before sharing it with a bloke on a Mal and a couple of blokes on softboards for another 30min. Beautiful waves that had great shape.

Bit of local knowledge on the shape of the different stretches of the beach is paying dividends lately



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