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Anyone else missing summer yet??

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Created by Zeusman 29 days ago, 20 Jun 2018
Zeusman
NSW, 1184 posts
20 Jun 2018 6:26AM
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Don't know about you guys, but I've already had enough of this winter caper!! Found some shots on my hard drive from the end of summer.
Board is Surefire 10'6" Zeusman








micksmith
VIC, 1157 posts
20 Jun 2018 6:48AM
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No, much better surf in Winter and (Autumn) and less crowds. Besides I just love winter.

Zeusman
NSW, 1184 posts
20 Jun 2018 7:11AM
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micksmith said..
No, much better surf in Winter and (Autumn) and less crowds. Besides I just love winter.


True the surf is better and less crowded, but I just hate the cold. But being in Victoria isn't it cold all year Mick?

JEG
VIC, 816 posts
20 Jun 2018 7:32AM
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currently in Vico we're on 4/3 suit with hoodies and soon around July & August the boots and gloves will join the party

micksmith
VIC, 1157 posts
20 Jun 2018 9:43AM
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JEG said..
currently in Vico we're on 4/3 suit with hoodies and soon around July & August the boots and gloves will join the party


Jeg I never wear 3x4, I find the matuse 2x2 and 3x2 ample and heaps less weight add booties as required

micksmith
VIC, 1157 posts
20 Jun 2018 9:46AM
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Zeusman said..

micksmith said..
No, much better surf in Winter and (Autumn) and less crowds. Besides I just love winter.



True the surf is better and less crowded, but I just hate the cold. But being in Victoria isn't it cold all year Mick?


I would say more like cool but it's all relative. Be up at boomerang beach for two in a week so it will be like being in the tropics, well warmer anyway.

JEG
VIC, 816 posts
20 Jun 2018 9:57AM
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micksmith said..

JEG said..
currently in Vico we're on 4/3 suit with hoodies and soon around July & August the boots and gloves will join the party



Jeg I never wear 3x4, I find the matuse 2x2 and 3x2 ample and heaps less weight add booties as required


man....I need to get those suits as I feel like whale in my 4/3

Smash1
NSW, 771 posts
20 Jun 2018 12:10PM
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Are you getting soft in your old age Zeusman Too much of the easy life over Bondi way.......

Zeusman
NSW, 1184 posts
20 Jun 2018 12:22PM
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Are you getting soft in your old age Zeusman Too much of the easy life over Bondi way.......


Haha... Never!!

supthecreek
1476 posts
20 Jun 2018 10:26AM
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Zeus, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say... "you probably don't get a lot of guff in the line-up"

E T
QLD, 2272 posts
20 Jun 2018 2:05PM
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Move to Queensland Zuesman, water temperature still 24 degrees.

ET.

Zeusman
NSW, 1184 posts
20 Jun 2018 2:06PM
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Zeus, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say... "you probably don't get a lot of guff in the line-up"


Guff???

Zeusman
NSW, 1184 posts
20 Jun 2018 2:07PM
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E T said..
Move to Queensland Zuesman, water temperature still 24 degrees.

ET.


ET I'm trying to buy meeting some resistance by she who must be obeyed.

micksmith
VIC, 1157 posts
20 Jun 2018 4:45PM
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Zeusman said..

supthecreek said..
Zeus, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say... "you probably don't get a lot of guff in the line-up"



Guff???


He is referring to your masculine body And the persuasion that it may carry to deter such comments intended to hurt us stand up surfers.

Gboots
NSW, 508 posts
20 Jun 2018 5:06PM
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As someone who is an early intermediate at best I much prefer winter . I hate crowds . Too dangerous and too stressful.
As an example during the December and January school holidays I surfed once the whole summer down at the local city beach in southern sydney . Luckily I got away for a few weeks down south coat and more than made up for it with nearly session a day for 10 days.
Since May I have been in 11 times. So much better when it's cold . Much less stress and actually better for those trying to improve

Zeusman
NSW, 1184 posts
20 Jun 2018 5:46PM
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micksmith said..

Zeusman said..


supthecreek said..
Zeus, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say... "you probably don't get a lot of guff in the line-up"




Guff???



He is referring to your masculine body And the persuasion that it may carry to deter such comments intended to hurt us stand up surfers.


Ah I see.

Hawaiiheke
290 posts
20 Jun 2018 4:54PM
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HELL YES!

Try being in NZ at the moment.

Still two two more months before the place even starts to think about warming up!

Nozza
VIC, 1774 posts
20 Jun 2018 7:32PM
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We keep getting colder in the water until November it seems.
Over the whole winter thing, I think Scotts Head is as far south as I should be after May.
In my dreams

supthecreek
1476 posts
20 Jun 2018 5:50PM
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Zeusman said..

supthecreek said..
Zeus, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say... "you probably don't get a lot of guff in the line-up"



Guff???

Guff:
noun Informal.
empty or foolish talk;
nonsense. insolent talk.

pumpjockey02
192 posts
21 Jun 2018 6:39PM
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Mick just back from a surf at lunch at boomer, can report crowds have disappeared since the surf nsw comp last weekend at the north end. Water still warmish, looks like the banks at the break wall are starting to line up. Boomer was empty mon-thursday last week with no one out.
Early westerlies up untill lunchtime friday to sunday. Swell dropping though. Camp Elim has also been working a lot in the last couple of weeks, Enjoy.
I am back in Sydney for mates 40th.
Argh just reread your post looks like new swell is coming Monday/Tuesday so you might get some nice waves.

Nugdam
154 posts
21 Jun 2018 7:39PM
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Solid swell all week with the howling south westerlys.

Still seeing chicks in binkini bottoms...

Love winter

micksmith
VIC, 1157 posts
22 Jun 2018 8:21AM
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pumpjockey02 said..
Mick just back from a surf at lunch at boomer, can report crowds have disappeared since the surf nsw comp last weekend at the north end. Water still warmish, looks like the banks at the break wall are starting to line up. Boomer was empty mon-thursday last week with no one out.
Early westerlies up untill lunchtime friday to sunday. Swell dropping though. Camp Elim has also been working a lot in the last couple of weeks, Enjoy.
I am back in Sydney for mates 40th.
Argh just reread your post looks like new swell is coming Monday/Tuesday so you might get some nice waves.

Can't wait, not there for another week though. Are you local, I've met the boys from Forster on previous trips and a couple of boomers boys.

Nozza
VIC, 1774 posts
22 Jun 2018 1:12PM
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Winter solstice is past, I feel warmer already!

Souwester
WA, 892 posts
22 Jun 2018 12:35PM
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I struggle during Winter, not due to the cold, storms, swell or actually anything to do with the surf conditions.

It is just too dark to get a dawny in before work, its killing me, production at work is down, I'm crankier at home etc... ha ha

Life is better the more you surf, the good news is that the sun is clawing its way back to getting up earlier, 3 minutes or so each day starts to add up, in a month or so i will be able to paddle before work again

Zeusman
NSW, 1184 posts
22 Jun 2018 3:19PM
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I struggle during Winter, not due to the cold, storms, swell or actually anything to do with the surf conditions.

It is just too dark to get a dawny in before work, its killing me, production at work is down, I'm crankier at home etc... ha ha

Life is better the more you surf, the good news is that the sun is clawing its way back to getting up earlier, 3 minutes or so each day starts to add up, in a month or so i will be able to paddle before work again


I feel you Souwester. Going through the same thing. The biggest hurdle is the mental one. Getting the mindset to go out there when its freezing is tough. Getting the wettie on and walking down in bare feet from home. Once in the water though its immediately forgotten.

bomberdave
VIC, 93 posts
22 Jun 2018 5:06PM
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Yep,
So as a long suffering Vico Im escaping to Bali for two weeks.... but dont trust the cargo boys so the creek staying in hibernation and the old 8'8 JP wide is getting a holiday...

pumpjockey02
192 posts
22 Jun 2018 11:18PM
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Mick quasi local I am usually up there for half the year and in Sydney working the rest. The boomer guys are all solid as are the foster crew.
Enjoy boomer as its so nice this time of the year.

micksmith
VIC, 1157 posts
29 Jun 2018 7:08AM
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pumpjockey02 said..
Mick quasi local I am usually up there for half the year and in Sydney working the rest. The boomer guys are all solid as are the foster crew.
Enjoy boomer as its so nice this time of the year.


Cheers, I use to live near there many moons ago



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