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Another surf near a glassy river [video]

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Created by cantSUPenough 1 month ago, 3 Feb 2021
cantSUPenough
VIC, 1992 posts
3 Feb 2021 6:30AM
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Since I asked SurfinJ to share, I decided to share my last effort. A couple of the lefts reminded me of his waves.

Sorry, the vid is twice as long as it should be, but there were some nice waves and it is a beautiful spot.

Funny thing though; I totally had the wobbles... Maybe it was because it had been a week+ since the previous surf, and that was on my 12' Pt Break. I just could not get the rhythm going...

At the end, you can see the brackish river water flowing over the rails of the board - it has stepped rails.

supthecreek
2150 posts
3 Feb 2021 5:46AM
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Thanks CSE!
Please, don't apologize for a video over 30 seconds.... the people that don't enjoy them can move on, but the rest of us like to watch SUP videos....and there are not a lot to watch.

Looked like some nice workable size and awesome conditions... sweeeet!
Also looked very remote. I can see why you would Point Break that spot!

Casso
NSW, 3719 posts
3 Feb 2021 2:25PM
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Beautiful glassy waves. Great surfing too.

Surfnbjj
NSW, 22 posts
3 Feb 2021 5:06PM
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Nice waves, that looks like such a fun board.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1992 posts
3 Feb 2021 7:02PM
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supthecreek said..
Thanks CSE!
Please, don't apologize for a video over 30 seconds.... the people that don't enjoy them can move on, but the rest of us like to watch SUP videos....and there are not a lot to watch.

Looked like some nice workable size and awesome conditions... sweeeet!
Also looked very remote. I can see why you would Point Break that spot!


Thanks STC. It was a fun session and few good size waves - a bit of extra adrenaline.

(I had a great session on the Pt Break around a week earlier. Any normal board would have struggled to catch much, but the Pt Break picked it up and glided along, no problem. It is a fun board!)

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1992 posts
3 Feb 2021 7:03PM
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Casso said..
Beautiful glassy waves. Great surfing too.


Thanks Casso! High praise from one of Australia's best SUP surfers.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1992 posts
3 Feb 2021 7:05PM
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Surfnbjj said..
Nice waves, that looks like such a fun board.


Thanks! It is a fun board. There were times I wished I was on the Placid. I had the wobbles and missed a couple of waves, but the Blurr V2 is very light and maneuverable.

surfinJ
526 posts
3 Feb 2021 4:22PM
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That was a great session. It was nice to see you ripping that board around. Just the right small board size to be flickable. As beautiful as that spot is, I imagine it's remoteness adds the the adrenaline factor when you are alone out there and there is some size.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1992 posts
3 Feb 2021 9:17PM
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It's a great spot. The seaweed sharks keep you on your toes - but at least they aren't real sharks like STC's black-tips.

Nugdam
QLD, 556 posts
3 Feb 2021 9:57PM
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I can't believe there was no one else out? You lucky bugger

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1992 posts
4 Feb 2021 6:24AM
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Nugdam said..
I can't believe there was no one else out? You lucky bugger


Yes, that's one of the main reasons why I love this remote location (and why I go out at the crack of dawn). I am usually by myself there. Spoilt for sure.

(Sometimes I wish there was one other person, just in case something goes wrong, but only if they don't compete for my waves, of course.)

Tardy
3911 posts
4 Feb 2021 2:12PM
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Very smooth surfing ...

can't even keep a hat on ya head over here ...blows off .and cross shore..

my time will come ,i will just watch your videos ..and imagine its me switch foot ..

go pro can be deceiving ,but i can see some size in those waves ...

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1992 posts
5 Feb 2021 7:44AM
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Tardy said..
Very smooth surfing ...

can't even keep a hat on ya head over here ...blows off .and cross shore..

my time will come ,i will just watch your videos ..and imagine its me switch foot ..

go pro can be deceiving ,but i can see some size in those waves ...


Thanks Tardy! Yes, there were a few that were at least head height. GoPro makes them all look small...

I had my butt kicked yesterday...

Went to the same place but the waves were at least another foot higher, maybe 2 feet higher, but much more powerful. The conditions were good windwise, but it was tough getting out. Wave after wave...

The face of the wave was lumpy - it was hard to control. I find it hard to set a rail when it feels like the board just wants to hop around. Got smashed a few times taking off too late...

Caught a great left a little too far (got greedy), and 20 minutes later I was still battling waves to get back out. That's one problem with the shorter board - I can't balance through the breaking wave like I can on the Placid. Most of the time I was prone paddling, but I can't duckdive on the SUP, and the bigger waves grabbed me, slapped me around, and pushed me back. You know the story.

I was getting tired, no one else was out, so went home with my tail between my legs... (I wore my helmet this time.)




Souwester
WA, 1168 posts
5 Feb 2021 7:00AM
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Ah SCE, that sounds familiar to a few sessions I had last winter!

Getting humbled! It was those few sessions that led me to a larger board then the small one I was on early in the season - found the sweet spot.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1992 posts
5 Feb 2021 10:35AM
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Ah SCE, that sounds familiar to a few sessions I had last winter!

Getting humbled! It was those few sessions that led me to a larger board then the small one I was on early in the season - found the sweet spot.


A bigger board would have been perfect! I would have loved to have the Insane, but the Placid would have been great too.

backbeach
NSW, 47 posts
5 Feb 2021 2:11PM
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cantSUPenough said..

Souwester said..
Ah SCE, that sounds familiar to a few sessions I had last winter!

Getting humbled! It was those few sessions that led me to a larger board then the small one I was on early in the season - found the sweet spot.



A bigger board would have been perfect! I would have loved to have the Insane, but the Placid would have been great too.


How do you think the Point Break would have handled it-size and paddle out?

moogengronko
54 posts
5 Feb 2021 11:20AM
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I just did a TBTL at my local
Plenty of excuses: big, sets in between the real sets, low tide, a few shark sightings lately/no one else out, just finished a night on call , sore knee ( my rear leg, requiring i trial a waist leash set up now) , ummmmm.....

nup . No excuse really . That's why you will never know my name
Oh, the shame of it!

cantSUPenough
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5 Feb 2021 7:44PM
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backbeach said..

cantSUPenough said..


Souwester said..
Ah SCE, that sounds familiar to a few sessions I had last winter!

Getting humbled! It was those few sessions that led me to a larger board then the small one I was on early in the season - found the sweet spot.




A bigger board would have been perfect! I would have loved to have the Insane, but the Placid would have been great too.



How do you think the Point Break would have handled it-size and paddle out?


Personally, I would not dream of taking the point break out there in those conditions. It is just too big - IMO. For starters, I would have needed a steel-reinforced leggie. I took it out at my home break (Big Left, Flinders) in waves that are small for that break (and I thought it would be smaller), but still at least shoulder height and it was scary. I broke the leggie (luckily I caught up with it before the waves took it too far). When a wave crashes over it there is a lot of backward force. I think it is just too big.

At least with a reef break you can paddle around the trouble to get back out. Where I was yesterday was an unforgiving beach break.

My Insane (9'11) is still very big, and it has an industrial-strength leggie, but I think it is at the limit of length for big waves - again, IMO. It is also slim 29.5" vs 32". But it lets you get on to the wave earlier and it is easier to paddle out - but at 29.5" wide it is still a bit tippy.

I would have been much better on my Placid, which is only 8'7 long, but 30.5" wide, because I am "proficient" getting over white water on that board. The Blurr V2 is just a bit small for me to get through the bigger breaking waves.

(I am 6'3" and 95kg)

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1992 posts
5 Feb 2021 7:47PM
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moogengronko said..
I just did a TBTL at my local
Plenty of excuses: big, sets in between the real sets, low tide, a few shark sightings lately/no one else out, just finished a night on call , sore knee ( my rear leg, requiring i trial a waist leash set up now) , ummmmm.....

nup . No excuse really . That's why you will never know my name
Oh, the shame of it!


Well, sometimes you just have to know when to call it... Yesterday the waves themselves weren't tooo big, it was just murder getting back out. But facing bigger waves when you're exhausted, with no one else out, is just asking for trouble... TBTL and off I went...

Tardy
3911 posts
5 Feb 2021 5:50PM
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cantSUPenough said..

Tardy said..
Very smooth surfing ...

can't even keep a hat on ya head over here ...blows off .and cross shore..

my time will come ,i will just watch your videos ..and imagine its me switch foot ..

go pro can be deceiving ,but i can see some size in those waves ...



Thanks Tardy! Yes, there were a few that were at least head height. GoPro makes them all look small...

I had my butt kicked yesterday...

Went to the same place but the waves were at least another foot higher, maybe 2 feet higher, but much more powerful. The conditions were good windwise, but it was tough getting out. Wave after wave...

The face of the wave was lumpy - it was hard to control. I find it hard to set a rail when it feels like the board just wants to hop around. Got smashed a few times taking off too late...

Caught a great left a little too far (got greedy), and 20 minutes later I was still battling waves to get back out. That's one problem with the shorter board - I can't balance through the breaking wave like I can on the Placid. Most of the time I was prone paddling, but I can't duckdive on the SUP, and the bigger waves grabbed me, slapped me around, and pushed me back. You know the story.

I was getting tired, no one else was out, so went home with my tail between my legs... (I wore my helmet this time.)





that photo shows its big .



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