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Stupid is as stupid does....confessions

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Created by Bluehawk A week ago, 20 May 2020
Bluehawk
NSW, 15 posts
20 May 2020 2:42PM
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Gurus - bought a lotto ticket today I felt so lucky. Drove the two minutes to my local beach without strapping my board to my roof racks. Board didn't move an inch! Dodged a potential catastrophe there.. anyone else willing to admit a brain fade associated with SUPing?

Macaha
QLD, 20641 posts
20 May 2020 3:03PM
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My brain fade was purchasing one.

mbuzz
NSW, 258 posts
20 May 2020 3:22PM
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Driving into an underground carpark with three boards strapped to the roof!

Nozza
VIC, 2362 posts
20 May 2020 3:28PM
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Leaving for Merimbula from Melbourne with three boards on the roof and arriving with two.

Nozza
VIC, 2362 posts
20 May 2020 3:31PM
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and some years later hearing the now familiar "whoosh" of a board departing the roof, only to find I still had the back 3 foot of board tied on with the one and only tie down I had put on when leaving the beach 60km earlier.

I better stop there......

Souwester
WA, 1045 posts
20 May 2020 1:52PM
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Camping in the bush on a surf trip - after a long morning surf unstrapped the quiver but didn't take them off the roof.

A couple of hours goes past and a trip to town in mentioned, I have had a few beers by this stage so give the keys to a mate and he takes off.. the entire quiver comes off the roof as they boys round a bend at about 80km, they all floated and spun in the air and landed in dense shrubbery.

Only one small ding in the tail of one of the boards, so bloody lucky! Thanks Huey!

colas
3830 posts
20 May 2020 3:35PM
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1st world problem:

One morning, I open my paddle bag... empty!
I think "Grrr... I must have left my paddle beside the car after yesterday sessions"
I take one of my other paddles (I had my size +0, +2" and -2"), SUP, and then order a new paddle.

... Only to discover on receiving it that I had just misplaced my "lost" paddle... into the bag of another paddle!

benjl
381 posts
20 May 2020 4:01PM
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I got in to my car and was about to drive off when my mate said 'hey aren't you forgetting something?' And my paddle was outside on the ground.
a week later, I did the same again only this time I left it behind.
its happened twice now, fml!
quick loss of a good few hundred $!

Nugdam
QLD, 438 posts
20 May 2020 6:43PM
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Bought a new board and laid it in on the bag and decided to stand on it to see how small it felt. Put the zipper straight through the bottom of the board

Souwester
WA, 1045 posts
20 May 2020 5:10PM
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All of these stories are giving me anxiety as I can see me doing all of them at some stage!!

DaveSandan
VIC, 943 posts
20 May 2020 7:17PM
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Over the Christmas break I was at our beach house which has now been sold but that's another story. After a surf I drove off, got to 80kph and realised I had not strapped it down, another day I drove off without my paddle, got home went back and it was still there, lucky both times.
Back in the late 70's I slept in my car with surf board under the car for protection, decided I needed to move the car and dragged the board along the gravel??????

lam
VIC, 99 posts
20 May 2020 7:53PM
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Left my paddle on the roof of car, flew of onto bitumen doing 80 kmh, bounced a couple of times, dodged three cars.
ended up on the other side of the road. Apart from a few scratches, unharmed. Still using it today 3 yrs later. best $430 bucks I have ever spent.

bigmc
NSW, 133 posts
20 May 2020 8:58PM
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Left a couple of wetsuits at the beach. Hung them on a tree branch and one over a fence. just drove away.
Drove into a metal over height warning with Pajero and two boards on roof. Fin wasn't happy.
Bought new Naish Glide. Drove for about half kilometer and remembered I hadn't tied the brand new board on.

Kami
1479 posts
20 May 2020 7:54PM
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Flying to Bali with my so spanky girlfriend, I will never do it again even more with a SUP. Too many haters of it there.

Bighugg
NT, 402 posts
20 May 2020 10:40PM
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Kami said..
Flying to Bali with my so spanky girlfriend, I will never do it again even more with a SUP. Too many haters of it there.


You just need to come to the LSR event to be with a happy bunch of Sup'ers

Kami
1479 posts
20 May 2020 9:14PM
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Bighugg said..




Kami said..
Flying to Bali with my so spanky girlfriend, I will never do it again even more with a SUP. Too many haters of it there.






You just need to come to the LSR event to be with a happy bunch of Sup'ers





Hehe, Then just by myself that next time meeting the happy bunch of Sup'ers

rockmagnet
QLD, 1377 posts
21 May 2020 8:18AM
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Recently drove to the beach after a long surf drought , surf was pumping and no paddle in the car.

benjl
381 posts
21 May 2020 7:47AM
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@kami where did you sup in Bali?

i rented a sup in jimbaran bay and put it on my scooter then went out to balangan beach. Had a ripper on overhead waves! No one seemed to care I was on a sup? A few surprised looks from shortboarders but no hate.
quite an experience fanging a scooter through traffic at 80km with a big sup strapped to it!




Macaha
QLD, 20641 posts
21 May 2020 11:02AM
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Not a sup but a 10 foot longboard


paul.j
QLD, 2964 posts
21 May 2020 11:05AM
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Brand new shipments of unlimited boards plus a few more all up about $50,000 worth or more and thought since this was one of the first real shipments for our new brand ONE that we would drive them to Sydney to deliver them in person to make sure nothing went wrong. Anyway I had young Jake driving first shift while i slept when i woke up for a minute as we were coming out of Grafton, thought i would do a quick check out the back window to see if the boards were ok on the trailer and bugger me but i just could not see anything so quickly asked Jake what happened to the boards? His reply was nothing they are all still there all good I made him pull over and once i jumped out my gut just sank!!! the trailer was still there but the rack and ALL the boards were GONE!!
Any way long story short we drove back down the highway for about 40mins where we came across the rack and boards in the ditch all in a mangled mess as a b-double had hit the rack after the welds on the trailer had snapped. Every board was snapped i 3 places and two boards were missing all together. No insurance on the lost gear so a complete loss, it also caused $100,000 damage to the truck which lucky the insurance did cover but all up could have been much worse if a car had hit it so really it was super lucky no one was killed!

Lesson learned the hard way i guess and definitely not what a new business needs when starting out but all these things make you stronger right!!

Macaha
QLD, 20641 posts
21 May 2020 11:12AM
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justaddwater
NSW, 170 posts
21 May 2020 12:10PM
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Macaha said..


Mac,an honest,review of the c.j please.

benjl
381 posts
21 May 2020 10:53AM
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Omg, that story wins hands down. Wow. You poor bugger

Tardy
3491 posts
21 May 2020 11:27AM
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geez paul .j ...bugger me ...that truely is idiotic .

well i went on a SUP trip to the Maldives and forgot to take the wife .

Gboots
NSW, 914 posts
Thursday , 21 May 2020 4:29PM
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paul.j said..
Brand new shipments of unlimited boards plus a few more all up about $50,000 worth or more and thought since this was one of the first real shipments for our new brand ONE that we would drive them to Sydney to deliver them in person to make sure nothing went wrong. Anyway I had young Jake driving first shift while i slept when i woke up for a minute as we were coming out of Grafton, thought i would do a quick check out the back window to see if the boards were ok on the trailer and bugger me but i just could not see anything so quickly asked Jake what happened to the boards? His reply was nothing they are all still there all good I made him pull over and once i jumped out my gut just sank!!! the trailer was still there but the rack and ALL the boards were GONE!!
Any way long story short we drove back down the highway for about 40mins where we came across the rack and boards in the ditch all in a mangled mess as a b-double had hit the rack after the welds on the trailer had snapped. Every board was snapped i 3 places and two boards were missing all together. No insurance on the lost gear so a complete loss, it also caused $100,000 damage to the truck which lucky the insurance did cover but all up could have been much worse if a car had hit it so really it was super lucky no one was killed!

Lesson learned the hard way i guess and definitely not what a new business needs when starting out but all these things make you stronger right!!


For some reason i picture these guys when I read this





Paddlelight
8 posts
Friday , 22 May 2020 2:38AM
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Bluehawk said..
Gurus - bought a lotto ticket today I felt so lucky. Drove the two minutes to my local beach without strapping my board to my roof racks. Board didn't move an inch! Dodged a potential catastrophe there.. anyone else willing to admit a brain fade associated with SUPing?


That's incredibly lucky. The board didn't even move when you hit the brakes? If the lotto ticket works out, you might as well try the stock market too.

Daneli Returns
NSW, 80 posts
Friday , 22 May 2020 11:39AM
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After 30 years of surfing I still regularly put my wet suit on backwards. Usually get at least one arm in before i realise.



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