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8,7 sunova flow in action ,small reef break

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Created by Tardy 7 months ago, 15 Apr 2018
Tardy
2550 posts
15 Apr 2018 6:59PM
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.Here's a few sunday waves ,it was very windy off shore ,and shallow ,so no diving allowed .8,7 flow ,quad set up .

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1636 posts
15 Apr 2018 9:23PM
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Fantastic vid Tardy! Way to throw the board around! Idyllic location too! (looked pretty shallow at times.) Great music too.

SunnyBouy
279 posts
15 Apr 2018 7:47PM
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Cool vid, Quad you say.. hmmm.. mines been in thruster for a few months now..
Wheres my fin key.. ?

supthecreek
1582 posts
15 Apr 2018 7:49PM
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Killing it Tardy!
getting right on the kicker... nice!

Water so clean it looks cool and refreshing.

Tardy
2550 posts
15 Apr 2018 8:14PM
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supthecreek said..
Killing it Tardy!
getting right on the kicker... nice!

Water so clean it looks cool and refreshing.




the flow ,means kicker time ..yes water is nice ,autumn here but still warm water.no wetsuit yet.

yes sunova bouy ..quads the way to go ..i find it moves better ...i know you love your 8,7 ....same here.

Nugdam
207 posts
16 Apr 2018 3:44AM
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Cool video mate! Man she gets shallow towards the end!

Tardy
2550 posts
16 Apr 2018 11:34AM
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Nugdam said..
Cool video mate! Man she gets shallow towards the end!


oh yeah ..new moon tide..lowlow,.on a high tide its barrel city there.

slugga
VIC, 154 posts
16 Apr 2018 7:16PM
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What fins are you using ? I tried all sorts of fins and found the shaper S6 the best both in quad and thruster.. I actually swapped between the two as each has it's pros and cons .. I found for my flow that the quads held me in the pocket and snaps were sharper and tail loose for slides.. where as I found more drive off the bottom with thrusters in and turns were more on the rail and could draw a better longer arc specially cutting back into the white wash. Don't get fixated on one when you look at pro surfers and lots of sup vids the best guys use thrusters.


Tardy
2550 posts
16 Apr 2018 6:39PM
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thanks slugga...I'm no pro ,but wanna be ... I use FC7 FCS FINS .and dance between 2 and 0 FCS rears ..
it really depends on the wave ..the 0's feel like i have no rear fins .I have sanded the inside edge of the no 2 rear fins
so they are neutral ,no flat side ,so they work like rear fins not fronts.
it was a tough wave to surf this day ,small and windy ,got blown off a few if i went to high to the lip .

i tried thrusters ,then quads then thrusters set up ,for months ,then realised i like it as a quad for the wave i was riding ,so stuck with it .
i haven't tried the s6 shapers .but they look like a great shape .

thrusters do come of the top better ,but enjoy the drive better, of the quads...its a style thing .

Souwester
WA, 924 posts
16 Apr 2018 7:27PM
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Nice vid Tardy. Been riding a quad set up lately as well - find it has the speed for minimal effort and really handles steep faces well.

Good for getting out of jail when you need to beat a section with minimal room to pump

Casso
NSW, 3483 posts
16 Apr 2018 9:28PM
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Yeeeew. Very shallow.

SunnyBouy
279 posts
17 Apr 2018 2:49AM
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Is it really reefy where you surf a lot then ?
TBH reefs freak me out..
Over here we've got a slab break not too far from my local break that works well, but it frightens me because all you see under you are boulders and slabs.. probably why I don't surf it much.. it's popular though with a crowded break on a forecast..

Tardy
2550 posts
17 Apr 2018 8:45AM
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SunnyBouy said..
Is it really reefy where you surf a lot then ?
TBH reefs freak me out..
Over here we've got a slab break not too far from my local break that works well, but it frightens me because all you see under you are boulders and slabs.. probably why I don't surf it much.. it's popular though with a crowded break on a forecast..


usually not this shallow ..but it was a new moon tide ,but off shore days are hard to stay away from .

it only hurts when you fall on it ,trick is to stay up .


lukemin
WA, 9 posts
17 Apr 2018 5:57PM
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Nice vid,Thats my kind of crowd too. BUT you gotta watch that reef as I found out on sunday in WA


Nugdam
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17 Apr 2018 6:36PM
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lukemin said..
Nice vid,Thats my kind of crowd too. BUT you gotta watch that reef as I found out on sunday in WA



Holy, that would of tickled!

Tardy
2550 posts
17 Apr 2018 8:12PM
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ouch ,,,yeah done a bit of surfing in WA. its similar to us ,heavy and no leniency .I ate it at Rottnest ,i limped home

you bruise black mate .heal up and get back out there.glad you like the short vid ,more coming .I brought a new go pro session .



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