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Delphine Macaire in Sri Lanka

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Created by Skeeee 4 months ago, 6 May 2018
Skeeee
VIC, 201 posts
6 May 2018 12:03PM
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Reflex Films
WA, 1326 posts
6 May 2018 10:37AM
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nice video - a few contrived lifestyle shots in there (they work for photography but video is a different medium and requires motion to work )- and i felt for the tuk tuk driver with the limp.

Board or technique looks a little stiff - maybe a bit more tail rocker?

would have been nice not to name the spot though... it was one of the few left over uncrowded easy access quality peaks (especially the right) left in Lanka. its got a bit of punch (reminds me of big rock down south) Shared some great waves there with 2 other proficient surfers but i was thinking there is NO WAY this is going to last.

its generally an unspoken rule in these days with surf media to tread softly and not over publicise / name spots that are a bit off the radar.
You can still fulfil your instagram / social media obligations without creating a mad rush to one of the few easy access spots left.

With surfing being what it is you can rapidly see a nice little spot turn into an over run seal colony within a few short years.

Lanka is a magical spot that is quite rapidly becoming over run with development and progressing surfers with limited skills and little idea of surf etiquette - had a wicked trip there last month but can see it doing a Bali over the next 10 years.

Experience it before its gone!

colas
2715 posts
6 May 2018 7:28PM
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Reflex Films said..
Board or technique looks a little stiff - maybe a bit more tail rocker?




Yes, this stroke me too. It looks likes she does not succeed in putting the board on the rail or keeping it there.

I am thinking that the board has too much volume in the rails (or is too wide or has too big fins?) for her weight and leg power. Or she just needs to put her rear foot more on the kickpad.

micksmith
VIC, 1180 posts
7 May 2018 7:11AM
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Nice clip, too bad there are egotistical boof heads ^^ that have to critique every one else but themselves.

Piros
QLD, 5193 posts
7 May 2018 12:39PM
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I thought it was a great trip and a cool tune. Thanks for the share.

Reflex Films
WA, 1326 posts
7 May 2018 11:42AM
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micksmith said..
Nice clip, too bad there are egotistical boof heads ^^ that have to critique every one else but themselves.


I am totally open to criticism of my own work - its the only way to sharpen up.

But i stand by my comments on slowing down the surf crowd stampede - having seen many great spots in Indo over run in the last 10 years.

Flounder
QLD, 137 posts
7 May 2018 2:25PM
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Reflex Films said..
nice video - a few contrived lifestyle shots in there (they work for photography but video is a different medium and requires motion to work )- and i felt for the tuk tuk driver with the limp.

Board or technique looks a little stiff - maybe a bit more tail rocker?

would have been nice not to name the spot though... it was one of the few left over uncrowded easy access quality peaks (especially the right) left in Lanka. its got a bit of punch (reminds me of big rock down south) Shared some great waves there with 2 other proficient surfers but i was thinking there is NO WAY this is going to last.

its generally an unspoken rule in these days with surf media to tread softly and not over publicise / name spots that are a bit off the radar.
You can still fulfil your instagram / social media obligations without creating a mad rush to one of the few easy access spots left.

With surfing being what it is you can rapidly see a nice little spot turn into an over run seal colony within a few short years.

Lanka is a magical spot that is quite rapidly becoming over run with development and progressing surfers with limited skills and little idea of surf etiquette - had a wicked trip there last month but can see it doing a Bali over the next 10 years.

Experience it before its gone!


That stretch of coast has been popular now for at least 10 years. Most of the waves are visible from the main road!
I don't know why some tourists like to think they can make the rules for other tourists?

JosephBetts
154 posts
7 May 2018 6:20PM
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Reflex Films said..
nice video - a few contrived lifestyle shots in there (they work for photography but video is a different medium and requires motion to work )- and i felt for the tuk tuk driver with the limp.

Board or technique looks a little stiff - maybe a bit more tail rocker?

would have been nice not to name the spot though... it was one of the few left over uncrowded easy access quality peaks (especially the right) left in Lanka. its got a bit of punch (reminds me of big rock down south) Shared some great waves there with 2 other proficient surfers but i was thinking there is NO WAY this is going to last.

its generally an unspoken rule in these days with surf media to tread softly and not over publicise / name spots that are a bit off the radar.
You can still fulfil your instagram / social media obligations without creating a mad rush to one of the few easy access spots left.

With surfing being what it is you can rapidly see a nice little spot turn into an over run seal colony within a few short years.

Lanka is a magical spot that is quite rapidly becoming over run with development and progressing surfers with limited skills and little idea of surf etiquette - had a wicked trip there last month but can see it doing a Bali over the next 10 years.

Experience it before its gone!





I wouldn't drive over half an hour to surf those waves...you 'secret' is safe mate

gzasinets
4 posts
7 May 2018 9:37PM
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Great video, thanks for sharing



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