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Where did you SUP today

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Created by Souwester > 9 months ago, 11 Jan 2017
supthecreek
2014 posts
20 Jul 2020 8:25PM
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Nozza said..

MangoDingo said..
Somewhere in the Top End...



Give me a postcode for Somewhere and I'll start driving....


Right on Nozza!
Any excuse to go somewhere, is a worthy goal

MangoDingo
NT, 415 posts
20 Jul 2020 10:22PM
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Ha! No worries fellas. It's easy as.
Nozz - chuck the KangNozz on the roof and head north.
STC - get yrself and the 9'4 Creek onto a plane and head south.

Tides are good next week and there's a bit of swell around at the moment, so we'll get waves.

Bring spare boardies and a thirst for icy cold Coopers Pale Ale.

See ya's both then eh!

Yeeeew!!!

supthecreek
2014 posts
20 Jul 2020 9:02PM
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MangoDingo said..
Ha! No worries fellas. It's easy as.
Nozz - chuck the KangNozz on the roof and head north.
STC - get yrself and the 9'4 Creek onto a plane and head south.

Tides are good next week and there's a bit of swell around at the moment, so we'll get waves.

Bring spare boardies and a thirst for icy cold Coopers Pale Ale.

See ya's both then eh!

Yeeeew!!!


Thanks ManGo, I'd love to, but I'm not leaving 21 days of this, just yet




MangoDingo
NT, 415 posts
21 Jul 2020 12:00PM
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I don't blame you Creeky - I'd be stayin' home too if I had that line-up out the front!
Keep chargin' man!!!

808-Obsession
QLD, 387 posts
22 Jul 2020 5:17AM
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Mini break on the Sunny Coast - Monday paddle-out from Main Beach at Noosa around past Litte Cove,
Tea Tree Bay and caught some ankle-slappers in Granite Bay before the paddle back. Heaven on earth up here...and bugger all people around at the moment too









Brenno
QLD, 756 posts
23 Jul 2020 3:13PM
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18 fat beachies on the back of the high tide, up the guts at Aggy main, 18 long rollers at the point as the tide emptied out. All in about 2 hours 40.
The best advantage of SUP, catching the opposite of what everyone else can.
I don't normally count waves, but I did today to stir my boy up when I picked him up from school
And it certainly motivated him to go and beat my tally...

OkiWild
47 posts
23 Jul 2020 6:19PM
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This summer has been ridiculous. Our area of the Pacific averages 26 Typhoons per year, and here we are at the end of July, and I think there was one...months ago...when it's usually way to early for storms. So our small wave streak continues. It's been that waist to shoulder pulse from the Ocean all summer, with a few head-high days. I've surfed here for 40 years, and this is the flattest summer I can remember. Even then, I'm grateful that we have something to surf almost 365.

Smokin' sunrise this morning. Out at a local (to me) outer reef break. Joined by about five surfer friends this morning. They have a little boat that makes the 1.5km commute easier for them :-)

808-Obsession
QLD, 387 posts
24 Jul 2020 5:29PM
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Few 2-3 foot little peelers at First Point in Noosa (along with a squadron of long boarders, alaia riders (show-offs...) and a couple of SUPs. No GoPro so pics from the Point before paddling out as the tide dropped






Souwester
WA, 1081 posts
31 Jul 2020 9:15AM
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Saw the wind was down this morning and the swell was up a bit, bailed on the idea of surfing prone and put the SUP on the roof..
Grabbed a really crap coffee from the servo and headed to the coast in the dark, upon getting out of the car could hear the swell, would it be too big for the SUP?? Either way I was committed (the beauty of not having a choice)

Lumpy large fast waves on some good shaped banks with hideous closeout sets is what greeted me, I picked the thin green line of a rip and somehow got out the back unscathed, was really glad for the extra volume and width of my current SUP, made padding around the lumps and backwash a lot easier.

Was a bit rusty at first but soon found my groove, scoring some fun super fast, steep waves almost all the way to the beach, if I made it far enough I could spin around and head back out in the rip, paid the price for kicking out in the wrong spot a few times Such a buzz being the only SUP out when there is a bit of size. I try my best not to get in any ones way and so far have not gone without waves and not got in anyones way, the current moves surfers around a lot and a few times I found myself in prime position with no one near me - Yeow!

Adrenalin soon wore me out and it was time to head in, courtesy of a closeout I was able lay down and get one all the way in, had a quick shower, grabbed an epic brekky wrap and a good coffee then headed into work.

Life is good.


MangoDingo
NT, 415 posts
31 Jul 2020 2:25PM
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Cracker yarn Souwester!
Enjoyed that.

DaveSandan
VIC, 979 posts
31 Jul 2020 3:08PM
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Considering the lock down restrictions I cannot go far for a SUp so I had to put my prejudice aside and paddle the Yarra river. All in all it was a great day for it and as long as I stay above the water line I am very happy to do this run again. As all AFL supporter would expect the Collingwood section of the river was the worst!








Nozza
VIC, 2442 posts
31 Jul 2020 4:41PM
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Hey Dave, the photos are the right way up!!!!!

Nozza
VIC, 2442 posts
31 Jul 2020 4:57PM
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Where did I SUP today, one year ago today???
Coral Bay Western Australia.


Seems a lifetime away from Melbourne winter, lockdowns, facemasks.....

DaveSandan
VIC, 979 posts
31 Jul 2020 6:28PM
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Nozza said..
Hey Dave, the photos are the right way up!!!!!


Yeah I know, GoPro no worries it's iPhone and iPads that give me trouble.

copperdog1
VIC, 38 posts
31 Jul 2020 9:12PM
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Ashmullet
NSW, 270 posts
5 Aug 2020 7:16PM
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Ashmullet
NSW, 270 posts
5 Aug 2020 7:23PM
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supthecreek
2014 posts
5 Aug 2020 10:29PM
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Full Week of life, death, amazing sunrise's, fog, surf, flat-water, Introduce a newbie to the joys of the paddle, GW fatality, dawn patrol solo sessions.
Life in all it's glory and reality.
Embrace all the amazing things, face the sun and soak it up!
Go hard, go easy...... we all end up at the center of a paddle-out.

The paddle-out was for a 48 yo friend/surfer/lifeguard.... struggled with life's realities and lost.
It's not a struggle... it's just life with all the trimmings.

Collage of the week featuring the cool people I share water time with.
and.... the ever present GW's that have closed my local everyday, after I leave my dawn patrol sessions.
Lifeguards have to clear the water when a GW is spotted... so we surf early.
There was a GW fatality in the region... successful woman, amazing athlete and close friend to some of my SUP buddies. She was swimming near her home on a beautiful island in Maine.... living a full life.

ha ha... I swear, just this second, my phone pinged:
my beach was just closed for one hour due to GW sighting... freeking clockwork every day, it's 10 am.







surfinJ
488 posts
6 Aug 2020 4:01PM
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That's the spirit man. Go strong. Tough with such great conditions.

MangoDingo
NT, 415 posts
Saturday , 8 Aug 2020 11:30PM
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supthecreek said..
Full Week of life, death, amazing sunrise's, fog, surf, flat-water
Life in all it's glory and reality.
Embrace all the amazing things, face the sun and soak it up!
Go hard, go easy...... we all end up at the center








Far out Creekster. So mad.
Wicked post man - a real reminder of just how friggin' fragile and temporary the lot of us are - life - the ocean and earth - blink and you'll miss it. Enjoy every minute and take nothin' for granted.
Great reality check - and great post.
Keep chargin man.

gregjet
QLD, 27 posts
Wednesday , 12 Aug 2020 2:51PM
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My fun little 10km paddle today down the Burnett ( with a side dish of Lungfish). Life's tough...



tarquin1
421 posts
Thursday , 13 Aug 2020 6:02PM
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Back on the water with my daughter. Over a month I I haven't been able to get out. She tried the 14 footer for the first time but didn't like it. She also insists on carrying her board.








Souwester
WA, 1081 posts
Friday , 14 Aug 2020 8:48AM
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Putting the board on the roof in the freezing cold rain. Light offshore winds, small swell.

Forecast was for light onshore so thought I had given the local crew the slip.

Had it good early then the party bus arrived, still blows me away how I am away from the pack and then I get a couple of waves and crew paddle over and give me the stink eye, paddle on the shoulder and generally dare me to run them over - rant over, had a fun surf and a good winter continues.



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