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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby finlay » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:35 pm

I got in at pease this afternoon, it was small and lully, but really nicely lined up on the sets, fingers crossed for tomorrow too.

In other news it looks like I'm moving to Stromness in Orkney early summer, cannot wait to get exploring the isles.
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby zboy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:31 pm

great session, 6ft 10ft@13 secs in til dark, evening glass off yippee :-)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Black » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:34 pm

finlay wrote:I got in at pease this afternoon, it was small and lully, but really nicely lined up on the sets, fingers crossed for tomorrow too.

In other news it looks like I'm moving to Stromness in Orkney early summer, cannot wait to get exploring the isles.

What's the project, if thats not too intrusive a question?
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby ATTMFKH » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:21 am

^^ gotta be wave or tidal power at the European Marine Energy Centre I reckon ..............
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby tootes » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:14 pm

finlay wrote:I got in at pease this afternoon, it was small and lully, but really nicely lined up on the sets, fingers crossed for tomorrow too.



I was in in the morning surfing badly. Not been out today, been out on my bike instead. Might be a wave around on Monday.. Zip broke on my f bomb as well :-(
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Archy_is_God » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:16 pm

Tootes! How the devil are you?

Been pumping here for the last few days, getting kinda used to it :lol:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby finlay » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:07 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:^^ gotta be wave or tidal power at the European Marine Energy Centre I reckon ..............


Bang on, working with a tidal power company. Got in again at Pease this afternoon - it was dire when we arrived about 2.30 or so, but ended up about shoulder high, peaks all over and quite a few steep sections by dusk.
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby tootes » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:03 pm

Archy_is_God wrote:Tootes! How the devil are you?

Been pumping here for the last few days, getting kinda used to it :lol:



I am so full of stoke my mouth hurts from smiling. Just moved the family to the east lothian coastline - they are loving it and I am either surfing, golfing, out driving in the hills, or on my bike I bought on thursday. Gonna ride into N Berwick in the morning for a coke and a smile. Still working down south though so not all roses. Was working from home (pease) on friday :) Just logging on to make up the time.
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby zboy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:57 pm

went out for a little surf had a little cover up on take off well delighted :-)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby J L » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:29 am

Went in on Sunday- first time in the water since May, it was nice to get back in and although it was small it was clean and pealing on the cave a treat, got a couple of long ones to the beach, the technique was there but the arms were not. :oops:

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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby skimmer2 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:18 am

Think stoke is maybe a bit much but had a good wee enjoyable SUP. BH bay looked quite pish when I turned up but started to produce a few small clean ones as the tide came in so had a good few mellow rides.
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby surfrat » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:18 pm

more algarve shacks....
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Ferral » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:51 pm

Surfrat hows the water temp? what wetty are you in? heading down to Sagres in a few weeks :-D
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Poo Stance » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:30 pm

Got back yesterday from Lanzarote and Gran Canaria. Swell faded out for the last few days but wasn't too fussed as I had it pretty damn good. Highlight of the trip was a local fella telling me he really liked my style. 'Classic style, guapo' were his words. Compared me to Machado. I didn't know what to say, apart from 'thanks'. That will keep me stoked for ever I think. In my head I'm a kook on every wave I catch.

Vinny, couldn't leave the board in there in the end. Sorry fella, you're on your own there. Happy to give you the low down on the spots as much as I know though. So let me know if you do head that way.

Not looking forward to getting into my holey wetty with this cold snap in effect. Can see myself puking from brain freeze again. Is there an easy technique to throwing up while sitting on a surfboard?
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby ATTMFKH » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:09 pm

missed a trick there Poo - guapo means good looking :lol: :lol:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby danny1 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:27 pm

^^hahaha ;)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Poo Stance » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:31 pm

Damn it. On a plate and still I can't pull. Should have known no one would say that about my surfing without an ulterior motive. Thanks ATTM, totally killed my life stoke have you. :cry: :lol:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Poo Stance » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:32 pm

Ah. 'twas a nice feeling while it lasted. Back to being a kook then. :-(
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Black » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:21 pm

A good looking kook though eh!
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby surfrat » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:39 pm

Algarve water temp nice at beginning of week then strong offshores made it a bit cooler. was happy in a 3/2 then maybe wanted a 4/3 in the wind.
a good 3/2 will be fine, take boots and a twat cap for if it gets blowy
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Vince Noir » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:32 pm

missed some good surf at your end surfrat it would seem..
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby surfrat » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:39 pm

i don't care. i was in a 3/2 and surfed 3.5 hr sessions....
looked good today but work got in the way. hopefully monday morning will deliver
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Vince Noir » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:00 pm

not on holiday then
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby surfrat » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:42 pm

got back tuesday. missed the epic windy madness hitting algarve now. tbh it'd be too offshore too windy to be really good
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Black » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:14 pm

Had a crap session today, lumpy and horrid. Stoked due to sharing waves with a seal. Seems I've discovered a surfing seal, saw it last week thinking it was a one-off type thing but it was surfing again today & didn't appreciate me being there - damn localism! :lol:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Leedsol » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:44 pm

surfrat wrote:got back tuesday. missed the epic windy madness hitting algarve now. tbh it'd be too offshore too windy to be really good


off there just after next weekend, looks a bit of a mad forecast at the mo, looks like I'll be able to stroll to the village break I hope. Did you get any further east of there?
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby surfrat » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:15 am

nah we didn't in the end. looked at Porto mos one day but needs more swell than luz. we were lucky cos the first 5 days the swell direction was W not NW so it got in nicely to the reef.
just looked at the forecast. looks like with that direction you'll get nice waves at home. anything below 8ft@12/13 NW swell is small in luz. brancos had some good mid tide banks but is full of germans. finally surfed super low tide Zavial off the wall. thats worth a surf!

no banks at salema/cabanhas at the moment or boca. burgau on a big board maybe on the tuesday for a change once u get bored of the reef
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Leedsol » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:15 pm

Cheers, surfed porta da mos a few times, ok.

Looks like the weather will significantly brighten tuesday on if the wettekarte model holds with the waves still coming from the low, Beliche or Arrifana point methinks
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby dermo909 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:28 pm

Awesome surf on the log this morning. Huge lull in between sets which was kinda annoying but when the sets came it was easily overhead which is very unusual for my local! Had to dive for the bottom on a couple of occasions while paddling out!

Was thinking of getting a short board but when it's like this a longboard feels amazing. Catch the wave super early, ride it until it closes out and repeat until your arms start falling off!

I fear I may be turning into a longboarder dammit.........
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby zboy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:45 pm

every piece of coast line where i am to day in eire is lite up like a chrismas tree, primary swell of 19ft @ 17 secs have photos only phone which arent great. :-D :-) the whole week is looking good.
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