Stoke surf today!

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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby dermo909 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:06 pm

zboy wrote: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.


I was out in Tramore between 9 and 12 and it was pumping. I can only imagine what its like on the west coast!
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby danny1 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:38 pm

the east coast has the best waves in England. just wish we got more swell. I didnt make it today as was snowed in...kinda glad now cos i dont have the fitness for this!

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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Vince Noir » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:59 pm

had a feeling that spot would be on, but fuck me, that is huge..
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby ATTMFKH » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:10 am

West coast was going nuts today
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Ferral » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:45 am

jeez thats solid!! pumping here too. got a bit of work to do and then I'm having a long lunchbreak!!
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby dermo909 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:59 am

The feeling of gliding down that huge wave must be amazing but would scare the life out of me!
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Ferral » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:19 am

For me when it comes to big waves its the proposition not the action that gives you the heebie-jeebies. That initial decision to paddle out, especially if you are alone a long way from anywhere. Its looking over the ledge that's scary, the ones you pull back on and peer into the abyss that make you wonder if you really want it. Once you're committed and going your in the moment, there's nothing scary there whether you make it or not your just relying on your instinct.
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Archy_is_God » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:22 am

Stand up barrels for breakfast today at Croyde (if you were lucky, I wasn't!) It looked like La Graviere.

I was on Splinter's old 5'8 Diplock and it wasn't quite the right choice :lol: Still got some fun ones and a couple of nice views in between the floggings.

Fuggin heavy though... :o
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby zboy » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:46 am

danny1 wrote:the east coast has the best waves in England. just wish we got more swell. I didnt make it today as was snowed in...kinda glad now cos i dont have the fitness for this!

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there ripples mate not waves :-)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby tootes » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:24 pm

Evil Danny!


Drove up the A1 yesterday lunchtime ish, the sea was huge at Thorntonloch, howling onshore.

Got in for an hour in some shelter but it was howling and snowy with a monster cross shore rip. I got my photo taken with an Aussie walking down my street who could not believe what I was doing.

Didn't half feel alive though.
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby surfrat » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:17 pm

Combesgate was ok, i could tell Croyde was heavy cos more people than normal opting for Combesgate! had some fun ones but not the size i was expecting. main beach was bigger.
good decision to take a 6'3 instead of a 5'9 tho! what were u thinking Archy!!
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Vince Noir » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Archy_is_God wrote: It looked like La Graviere.



lol,was it really that good ? :lol: ..

( i remember you posting in an another thread that we are all guilty of exaggeration at some point )

either way , i am not gunna lie, pretty jealous of everyone getting waves but me...fucking facebook feed is either people in s.west, cornwall and s.wales, or people in morocco, barbados etc, all posting about waves....
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Ferral » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:13 pm

just had a surf the way surfs are meant to be :-D not as big as I was hoping by any stretch, only 2-4ft but sheet glass and with 6 people taking turns on a perfect a-frame reef. couple of barrels, lots of snow falling, happy days :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby smelly skater » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:05 pm

Archy_is_God wrote:Stand up barrels for breakfast today at Croyde (if you were lucky, I wasn't!) It looked like La Graviere.

I was on Splinter's old 5'8 Diplock and it wasn't quite the right choice :lol: Still got some fun ones and a couple of nice views in between the floggings.

Fuggin heavy though... :o


:-D :-D pumping where i was mate !!! Pumping !!
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Archy_is_God » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:07 pm

smelly skater wrote: :-D :-D pumping where i was mate !!! Pumping !!


Down the bicycle repair shop again was it? :p :wink:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Archy_is_God » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:10 pm

Vince Noir wrote:
Archy_is_God wrote: It looked like La Graviere.



lol,was it really that good ? :lol: ..

( i remember you posting in an another thread that we are all guilty of exaggeration at some point )


Indeed! However, I was in the sea with a mate who has just spent a couple of months living in Capbreton and it was him that said it :lol:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby wigsy » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:25 pm

Technically 3 surfs today, SW Wales has been firing!


I say 3, one of them was a half hour dip which consisted of two and a half waves.. Well overhead on a 9' log, damn near shat my pants.
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby smelly skater » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:38 pm

Archy_is_God wrote:
smelly skater wrote: :-D :-D pumping where i was mate !!! Pumping !!


Down the bicycle repair shop again was it? :p :wink:


:-D croyde in morning yeah :wink: rode my 7.6 pinny there yesterday :shock:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Ferral » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:12 pm

watched croyde on the cameras early this morning, looked utter filth! Wish I'd not been in the office yesterday as it was meant to be perfect round here yesterday, but so far 2013 has been very kind! and more for the foreseeeble. big enough for the sheltered spots to be interesting next week too by the looks of things!
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Archy_is_God » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:13 pm

Smelly - Big board would have been good this morning... Haynes was on 6'9" and got a smoker. I just got nailed :lol:

See ya early doors then??!

Ferral - was surprisingly quiet. Either that or people actually had a proper look and thought best of it :lol:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Vince Noir » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:37 pm

exceedingly jealous. not hand any decent punchy clean stuff since before christmas
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby zboy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:11 am

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a photo of me from yesterday im practicing my yoga :-D :-)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Archy_is_God » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:31 am

Mid-tide yesterday, looking much more user-friendly than the morning sand-slabs:
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However, it was back to heavy-as-hell again this morning... Got a fin in the leg and almost dislocated my shoulder, but fun in a sadistic kind of way :lol:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby surfrat » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:40 am

combes was empty and lovely this morning. not as hollow as it can be which was a shame really. might have to try croyde tomorrow morning. day off so will get another sesh in later for sure.
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby ATTMFKH » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:46 am

top view out your house Surfrat -
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Ferral » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:54 am

looking at that makes me look forward to my lunchbreak :)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Archy_is_God » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:07 am

surfrat wrote:combes was empty and lovely this morning. not as hollow as it can be which was a shame really. might have to try croyde tomorrow morning. day off so will get another sesh in later for sure.
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That looks fun, wish I'd gone over there actually. Good banks at the Gate recently, had a top surf a couple of Fridays ago
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby surfrat » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:08 am

top view out your house Surfrat -


i'm very lucky. nice people own the house, we rent the annex flat bit. garage full of toys too :lol:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby WP101 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:40 pm

danny1 wrote:
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is that Gabe Davies?
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby skimmer2 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:29 pm

surfrat wrote:combes was empty and lovely this morning. not as hollow as it can be which was a shame really. might have to try croyde tomorrow morning. day off so will get another sesh in later for sure.
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Looks great
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