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Postby frameline » Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:38 am

Ahh, we park in the top car park, over looking the bay, about 500 yards up the road. There is a sign saying No Overnighting, but we have never had any problems (10 times so far), one dude came by with torch and shined it into the van at about 3 am one time, but he said nothing so was more likely a chav looking for stuff to nick. Any bude overnighters, If you ever see a blue transit M27 DGN, pop by and say hi.
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Postby frameline » Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:44 am

it is great to see more girls getting into surfing, I have seen more and more girls around and some are really ripping it. I hope that you keep at it through the winter, I managed to teach my boss to surf this summer, she is now loving it and comming on real well, and a cunning move on my part as we can now sneek out for crafty surfs...
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Postby okerre » Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:53 am

Ahh I know, up the hill a bit towards bude. Next time am down will say hi. White astra van me.......yes i know before the jokes start....T278 something...havent had it long. Vans rule. and the best thing is I can have a nap at lunchtime everyday. <g>
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Postby frameline » Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:58 am

Nothing wrong with small vans, I had a sweet escort van before the LWB transit. I loved it and it took me to some wild places and saw some wild times....

But yeah, vans rule. Living it up now though, have down a home conversion of the van and am really pleased with it, sleeps 3 - 4 and has room for food, clothes and many boards....fitts a longboard down inside behind the bulkhead too...
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Postby okerre » Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:07 am

Mmmm Very nice indeed. Am envious. Especially with winter coming on. Had to get a small economical van for speed. Can sleep one...2 if your very friendly
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Postby surfbaby » Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:25 am

thanks for the compliment frameline. sitting in exeter uni law lib after having done an hour on tax law. yuk with a capital Y. mmm quite pleased with that compliment, keep them coming! i follow a strict veggie diet, that helps keep me fit.no fish or anything, was thinking about turning vegan but love banana smoothies too much!
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Postby frameline » Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:32 am

You would not be fishing for compliments now would you?? :D

Ahh banana smoothies, real nice, stick a few strawberries in and a dollop of ice cream...heaven in a glass. Don't go vegan, I know a guy who went that way and he started to look like skeletor....

I can't believe how long this day is taking, role on 5:30, I want to go home....
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Postby frameline » Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:27 pm

Surfbaby, you should take up coastal zone law, then get into marine resource management. Grab yourself a nice job in indonesia or the phillipines, buy a beach hut near to a cranking left reef break, life would be good........
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Postby okerre » Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:07 pm

Why cant u eat bananas as a Vegan? <g> Oh yes and very foxy (looks for picture of David Hasselhoff to post as himself)
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Postby surfbaby » Wed Sep 22, 2004 2:17 pm

ummmmm, think you got the wrong end of the stick. if i go vegan then i cannot have milk, or any animal product derivative, including cheese and even the stuff they put in polos- cows gelatin.bananas are a fruit!
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Postby jamblo » Wed Sep 22, 2004 2:24 pm

frameline wrote:Yes mate, thats where I head to most on the north, I am based in Plymouth so widemouth is only 55 minutes away on a good run. I was there most evenings after work this year when the surf was real good. Hope I never dropped in on you or anything!! Did you catch any Alex swell at widemouth. I camped in the van with a few mates and we dawnied the day it was supposed to arrive, we paddled out in shoulder high glassy waves, and half an hour later it was glassy as and pumping head and a half and barreling, just a few of us in, it was a very good day....Then it appeared to get seriously out of control...


Ah yes, the Alex swell. Well I think I arrived after it got out of control. I got to the beach at about 3pm, but which point getting out to the line up was nigh on impossible - and probably for the best, as I am still a newbie.

I definately recognise you, I shall have to say hi next time I see you! I've not been for a couple weeks now, as it's been blown out for ages, but before that there was some ace conditions there. 4-5 glassy for days!
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Postby okerre » Wed Sep 22, 2004 2:47 pm

Likwise will keep an eye peeled for u 2 next time at Widemouth. What sort of boards u gents on? Guessin Frameline u on a red shortboard..Easy to spot. Jamblo? Am mostly on a white Semente shortboard but been having lot of fun on bright green egg of late, amazing fun.

As for the banana...was just pulling your plonker...not that u have one, unless your photo has been airbrushed. <g>
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Postby frameline » Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:08 pm

I will be one off these two, blue board if it is good and punchy, red single fin when it is mellow, or if I have that urge for a bit of old school glide.

Perhaps we should sort out a magic seaweed widemouth surf....
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Postby Grizzly » Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:13 pm

Surfbaby, when you lived in Aber, did you share a house with a guy called Trev and a guy called Steve? On Cambrian road?
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Postby jamblo » Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:31 pm

i have a terrible feeling you maybe the only person I have ever dropped in on :oops:
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Postby okerre » Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:38 pm

mmm nice, single fins are great not ridden one like that tho, must be approaching 7ft? judging by size of van. Have borrowed a mates 8ft single fin for some bonsai surf when its small , but was soo much fun kept nicking it when bigger too.
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Postby frameline » Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:45 pm

Its a 6'10, 20 1/2 by 2 6/8, and great fun, with the pin tail and good progressive rails it will go in everything from small days to way overhead monsters, surfed kuta in indo real well. I love surfing single fins as it makes you concentrate on flow and style more, you can't just crank them round like a thruster, you have to work the turns and go with the board. Old school styleeeeeee.....
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Postby jamblo » Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:59 pm

sure no problems mate - glad someone actually visited my site :)
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Postby CRISPY » Wed Sep 22, 2004 4:19 pm

Me...........

Perhaps we should sort out a magic seaweed widemouth surf....


Give us shout if you do. Quite often at widmouth if conditions are good. Good to see a fellow Janner resident Frameline :)
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Postby southcoaster » Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:36 pm

Yes mate, thats where I head to most on the north, I am based in Plymouth so widemouth is only 55 minutes away on a good run. I was there most evenings after work this year when the surf was real good. Hope I never dropped in on you or anything!! Did you catch any Alex swell at widemouth. I camped in the van with a few mates and we dawnied the day it was supposed to arrive, we paddled out in shoulder high glassy waves, and half an hour later it was glassy as and pumping head and a half and barreling, just a few of us in, it was a very good day....Then it appeared to get seriously out of control...


Ahh, I had a look at widemouth that day. I was down pretty early. It looked like it was closing out big time and it looked really uneven. Had a look at some of the points in that area and man they were going off!! Looked like indo, but the water was brown. Trouble was that every local in Cornwall was on it. Literally about 25 people on one take off spot. Decided to give it a miss.

Did you have your red board with you, because I remember seeing someone with a red board going over the fallish! And Im not actually joking.
I thought the swell was dying off, so I thought it would clean up later in the day. Well I was wrong, but I couldn't waste a swell like that. I got on it in the afternoon and it was closing out and it looked pretty darn big from the shore. Only a couple guys out back, and one of them paddled in as I was paddling out. It didn't feel as big as I thought it was going to (probably because I had heard that it was going to be 10ft, yeah right, and I've never been out in surf that is anywhere near 10ft) It was well over head though. Typical big Widemouth, going down to low tide, big closeout barrels. Got a few nice rides, but more often than not they ended up with a pull in the barrel and get destroyed.

Were you on it the next day Frameline? It was perfect at about 6:00am, about headhigh and sooooo clean. I had so much fun that day. It dropped off pretty quick though. Ended up about 2ft and completely zooed out.
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Postby surfbaby » Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:59 pm

Griz,
i lived at Cambrian Street (opposite the rhiedol cafe) from september 2001-2003, with another girl and two guys. i did not live with anybody called trevor or steve for that matter, but i did live next door to a bunch of guys who would have graduated summer 2003. i went to their place a few times with my friend when we got locked out of our house and had to bang on the next door. friendly bunch of lads, one into the army, one swotty, others forgettable. and they had one mate called (?) who had reddish hair and had left uni. for the year2001-2002, a bloke lived below our maisonette and he might have been called steve, brummie and into very very loud dance music.as you are walking to burger king from wethers, cambrian street is on the right, with the poster shop on the corner and opposite the estate agents.
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Postby Surf Monkey » Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:24 pm

frameline,

who shaped that single fin ive been after an old school 70's retro single fin board for a while but not found many shappers that make them
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Postby frameline » Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:37 am

Nick Blair is your man, works in the ocean magic factory in Newquay, great board and really nice guy. The finish is superb and the rails are just perfect. He does a lot of retro stuff.

You can contact him on http://www.nickblairshapes.com
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Postby frameline » Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:02 am

southcoaster wrote:
Did you have your red board with you, because I remember seeing someone with a red board going over the fallish! And Im not actually joking.


Nope, was on a white 6'3. I was talking about the day before it got real big, we overnighted then paddled out at 6am it looked like a mellow glassy morning, then it came up for about 2 hours, real nice, super glassy and there was a sandbar working well just a little left of the carpark... was very sweet, then like you say it all got a little bit crazy.....
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Postby southcoaster » Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:53 am

The day before it got really big? That morning it was flat. Im pretty sure we are talking about the same day. It was about headhigh plus and glassy, but the swell was uneven. I saw some guys surfing close to camel rock. Were you right up the North end by that little right hand reef break?
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Postby frameline » Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:28 pm

Ahhh I am getting confused too now, as it was a while back, have trouble remembering what I did yesterday, there were four of us surfing first at the north end, then down on a right, peaking just to the left as you look out from the carpark. It was a good head and a half, pitching out, and perfectly glassy, I do remember waking up in the car park looking out and thinking it looked a bit small, then my mate Tom paddled out at the north reef and when he took off it was way overhead, :o we all got suited up in a real hurry then... It worked best between 6 am and about 7.30 then it got a little more out of shape and dropped a little, what time did you check it...it may have looked more uneven from the beach a bit later, if you checked it before then it must have been a case of feels better than it looked from the beach, especially as there was only us 4 out that early.. :)
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Postby Surf Monkey » Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:46 pm

cheers frameline will drop him an email :D
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Postby southcoaster » Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:31 pm

I checked it at about 6:00 I think, possibly a bit later. It looked good, but not perfect. Low tide Widemouth is guarenteed closeouts even when it is a perfect swell. You must have taken some beatings that day!

Did one of your friends have a red, possibly blue (long time ago!) longboard? I suppose I only didn't because I had been up to see this point break, and it really was going off. Seemed a bit of a let down to surf a beachie that wasn't looking at it's best, although it was certainly sizable.
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Postby thedeadly » Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:41 pm

TALK ABOUT A THREAD HIJACK
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Postby frameline » Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:03 am

Yeah sorry about that, perhaps Ben could shift all the widemouth stuff out of the ME into another topic.......appologies :oops:
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