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Where did you SUP today

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Created by Souwester > 9 months ago, 11 Jan 2017
FRP
403 posts
16 Feb 2021 12:30AM
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We had 6" of snow. I trailer my board down to the beach on Saturday. The fat tires helped and got out in the knee to waist high waves. The water at 8 degrees was a fair bit warmer than the air. Lots of surfers out enjoying the crisp winter day.

Cheers

Bob




supsean
120 posts
16 Feb 2021 10:10PM
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Light offshore, a bit chilled afterwards, but super fun in Rockaways NY

GizzieNZ
3993 posts
20 Feb 2021 11:23AM
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Was kind of "compare and contrast".....first out at pipe town beach giz this am ....only person out for 45 minutes. Was thinking "would rather be riding my electric skateboard".....the naish 11'4 a big effort to turn and carve. Towball turned up after about an hour and a half and tried to look "keen" . Was walking to surf break in dark with my board dressed in my wetsuit.....guy in car stopped and asked if I was "okay" lol

GizzieNZ
3993 posts
Sunday , 21 Feb 2021 7:44AM
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Town beach this morning....was a bit lonely for a while floating around by myself in dark at first.....but others came. Got dropped in on by the usual sup culprit and stuff like that....the sup culprit apparently the only person to trespass into the area a big surf comp was happening in y/day (there were waves all along the beach)

MangoDingo
NT, 561 posts
Sunday , 21 Feb 2021 4:42PM
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Got some FILTHY waves this morning!!! First out at sunrize- it was glassy and golden and HEAPS of waves. Absolutely going off. After the past month or longer of monsoon onshore westerlies, she's started to turn offshore and it was PUMPING!!!

Finally got some proper juice to give the 9'4 Creek a run - and oh my goodness. What a board. These things are so sick. Played around heaps with my back foot and the Creek just turns accordingly - and so fast eh.

We had the good fortune of BigHugg up here for a few weeks recently too - the bloke's a deadset legend and if you ever get the chance to hang out, do it - he's funny as, and fair dinkum, he's one of the nicest bloke's around.

He left me with a set of quobbas - far out - how good are these fins?!? I've got the medium centre and large sides in the Creek it works SO SICK. It goes so good and loosens it up enough to leave you grinning after every wave - but no loss of drive.

Anyway, all the local Darwin SUP crew reckon BigHugg's a champ - you've earned your spot in the line-up up here big fella!

So anyway, back to this morning's session. All time except for one small (or rather F**kn HUGE) problem - a massive croc around 3-4 metres long shows up in the line-up. About 50 yards away from us.

Just rose to the surface like a nuclear submarine. And . He was MASSIVE!!!

FinsUp was out on his new smik Bonza and absolutely ripping (where's the post and pics bro?) - he saw it too and he might chime in to back me up - needless to say, we both saw it and started paddling like we're on the homestretch of the Olympics 100 metres freestyle.

Finally managed to get everyone else in - and we're all forced to sit and watch from the beach.
SPEWING - but still scored some filthy waves.
Stoked.

Tardy
3888 posts
Sunday , 21 Feb 2021 4:13PM
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crikey ,creeks and croc's .good session good eyes spotting ...

I could just imagine the flames coming off those paddles heading in ..followed by a quick pick up and a run

MangoDingo
NT, 561 posts
Sunday , 21 Feb 2021 6:19PM
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Tardy said..
crikey ,creeks and croc's .good session good eyes spotting ...

I could just imagine the flames coming off those paddles heading in ..followed by a quick pick up and a run


Ha! Yep- that was it Tardz- wAs like Grant Kenny going for the finish line up the beach.
Got the old twinkle toes goin' I tell ya what!

GizzieNZ
3993 posts
Monday , 22 Feb 2021 5:34PM
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tiny monday morning surf at giz town beach (kind of hate the helmet camera perspective,,,,,but the music okay}

FRP
403 posts
Tuesday , 23 Feb 2021 11:29AM
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FRP said..
We had 6" of snow. I trailer my board down to the beach on Saturday. The fat tires helped and got out in the knee to waist high waves. The water at 8 degrees was a fair bit warmer than the air. Lots of surfers out enjoying the crisp winter day.

Cheers

Bob





A local surfer/photographer sent me a picture of this snowy day a few hours ago. She had to track me down to find out who to send it to. The building in the background is the Wickanninish Inn. It is a nice place to stay if you are headed out this way once travel restrictions lift.

Cheers

Bob





LucBenac
384 posts
Tuesday , 23 Feb 2021 11:56AM
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FRP said..
We had 6" of snow. I trailer my board down to the beach on Saturday. The fat tires helped and got out in the knee to waist high waves. The water at 8 degrees was a fair bit warmer than the air. Lots of surfers out enjoying the crisp winter day.

Cheers

Bob





A local surfer/photographer sent me a picture of this snowy day a few hours ago. She had to track me down to find out who to send it to. The building in the background is the Wickanninish Inn. It is a nice place to stay if you are headed out this way once travel restrictions lift.

Cheers

Bob






See you next week at the same place, snow or no snow !!!!

Tardy
3888 posts
Wednesday , 24 Feb 2021 5:01AM
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yesterday ...nice little reef break .

Bighugg
NT, 421 posts
Thursday , 25 Feb 2021 4:31PM
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Tuesday paddle, Seacliff to Brighton pier, with a few little windswell runners . A few Eagle rays and dolphins to bliss the upwind fitness paddle back.

Would like to thank MangoDingo for the most generous use of his Creek and Green machine Search to help us regain our Darwin sealegs before we chased some Nightcliff croc free swell. Awesome bloke..



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