Stoke surf today!

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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby ears » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:55 am

quick belated stoke related post.. surfed pease bay last week - monday i think.. fun little waves, really friendly locals and nice to escape the madness of edinburgh festival for a few hours.. great little sneaker session. Stoked!
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby rodent » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:46 am

Gotta love hidden northerly swells - two sessions head high plus and one complete glass :-D :-D :-D

Only downside was when I thought a farmer was going to jump out of a JCB and batter me within a inch of my life with a shovel for accessing a empty point break :shock: :twisted: :lol:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby rodent » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:30 pm

Chantal delivers :-D

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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Black » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:15 pm

Closeout after closeout after closeout. Then, last wave.... rifling hollow left negotiated well by this old man even though I say so myself - despite the bad back, palpitations & sore legs (from jogging - once a year only!).
Also that old Diplock rounded pin is a classy performer in those conditions - kissed it after that last wave.:lol:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby rodent » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:20 pm

Bought myself a Christenson Nautilus a few months back as a step up board - and as as a step up board it well and truly delivered by at least doubling my wave count, it rekindled my love for surfing :-D

I jumped at the chance to surf it today with light SE winds and a stomper of a swell forecast and headed west to a quite reef to find it nearly maxing out and having joined a couple of peaks - first two waves where absolute bombs with me charging down the line like a mad lad, on waves I’ve never quite made before :-) :-) :-)

Things couldn’t have been better and I went for a third - another wide long bomb - this fecker walled really nicely but than decided to bowl - flying down the line on a bowling fecker is not were I wanted to be - AND THERE WAS NO FECKEN WAY OUT

To make matters worse the bomb decided to detonate on my head and I realised that while I was been dragged and thrown all over the place, I was no longer attached to my board

Can’t tell ya the utter panic I felt out on a knarly reef in double overhead plus with no board and having a hold down from hell - I surfaced to find my board right in front on me :shock:

I grabbed the fecker and held onto it for dear life as a wall of whitewater hit - but she took me out of the water

The wipeout has popped the leash plug and ripped a nasty ding in the tail but things could have been way way worse - felling kinda lucky to be honest :twisted:
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby thechimp » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:12 am

yep lucky just the leash plug, happened to me years ago was a swallow tail and the plug was in one side, not the stringer, maybe get two put back, the shapers ones with the prongs.

https://shapers.com.au/shapers-leash-pl ... olour-cap/

or make this, use Epoxy,
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby rodent » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:02 pm

Thanks for that, dropping the board to a shaper to get repaired and going to have to seriously consider ordering a back up model
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Goat » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:13 pm

Yesterday was bloody brilliant at Rest Bay. 4ft+ punchy groundswell, light offshore, sun beaming. Just about ok still on the 4/3mm, no hood or gloves.
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby rodent » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:56 pm

Tricky but awe inspiring :-D
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Black » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:49 am

Had to get up early (well I call it early) today and got in around 9am. No crowd hassle, plenty of waves.
No idiots not social distancing - we are overrun with visitors down this way.
Must do this again but remember to put sun cream on so I can stay in longer than an hour on a wall to wall sunshine day.
Sets the day up nicely. :-)
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Re: Stoke surf today!

Postby Black » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:51 pm

Second stoke surf in a row - unheard of for me. Beginning to wonder if the new office chair is improving my back.
The poor (wrong) forecast and grim weather meant fairly spacious lineup at Fistral with clean, up to head high walls of fun - my favourite conditions although lacked a bit of punch.
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