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Where did you SUP today

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Created by Souwester 9 months ago, 11 Jan 2017
Souwester
WA, 802 posts
11 Jan 2017 6:49PM
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Other forums have it so why not this one, with so many new comers to the sport its a good way to share your wins/losses and SUP adventures.

Me, I SUP'd a metro beachy, noticed the swell was a bit stronger than I thought with a little bit of west in it and better timing than forecast, water was beautiful and warm and there was no one out a Dawn.

I scouted a bank up the beach and jagged a couple of clean ones before the swell died off and the crowd arrived. One good sized one was so much fun, probably the first good sized wave I have had on the SUP - stoked.


Nozza
VIC, 1199 posts
11 Jan 2017 9:01PM
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I'll join in.
Half Moon Bay in choppy crap.
Happy to report every day.

Gboots
NSW, 317 posts
11 Jan 2017 9:23PM
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Port Hacking in the Sutherland Shire - 3 hours plus....back
to work tomorrow .....damn it

Souwester
WA, 802 posts
11 Jan 2017 7:26PM
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My dawny this morning was the once/week that I can jag atm, later in the week looks good but I just had to get out this morning ha ha

3 hours wow, I am going for about an hour atm and am pretty stuffed!

E T
QLD, 2181 posts
12 Jan 2017 6:57AM
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Great topic, thanks for posting.

Yesterday evening,

Munna point to the Frying Pan against a 30k north east, across to the Noosa River mouth, into the river, around the Woods Bays then around the Noosa Sound and back to Munna Pont.

About 1.5 hours of absolute bliss. Love it.

ET.

Supnorte
116 posts
12 Jan 2017 6:22AM
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Today: flatwater training at Douro River in Porto (Portugal), with SIC 12'6 X-Pro.
Yesterday: 8 km downwind in hardcore conditions North of Porto (board SIC Bullet 17'4 FAST)
Buoy reading:
Significant wave height: 2,81 meters
Maximum wave height: 5,26 meters
Period (medium): 7 seconds
Period (maximum): 18,8 seconds
Wind: 20-25 knots






Antho
VIC, 461 posts
12 Jan 2017 11:04AM
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An hour and a half of fairly decent beachies in the warm sunshine and water at Marcoola.

xurfxup
NSW, 100 posts
12 Jan 2017 2:09PM
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Well. Not today but usually at Terrigal or Wamberal most days before work.
This is from last week.

#t=17s

surfinJ
351 posts
12 Jan 2017 4:06PM
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Couldn't find the motivation even though it was a mild winter day. Decided it was a good day to build up some free time credits with the Boss doing chores. 6' 9sec air 51 water 55 had been strong on shore all night.





colas
2180 posts
12 Jan 2017 4:25PM
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surfinJ said..
Couldn't find the motivation even though it was a mild winter day.


Yup. Actually I ended loving this aspect of surfing. Forced abstinence periods to keep the stoke burning!
Seems we won't be on the water here before Tuesday...

DaveSandan
VIC, 454 posts
12 Jan 2017 7:44PM
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In my dreams!!!

Nozza
VIC, 1199 posts
12 Jan 2017 8:41PM
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Ventnor, Phillip Island.
An hour or so in the morning, windy, choppy, but nice.


Not that it looks windy or choppy there.
Afternoon, another hour or so with the wife on the inflatable.
Wind had swung offshore, chop died down.

xurfxup
NSW, 100 posts
13 Jan 2017 6:52AM
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Terrigal this morning. Choppy and sloppy. Waters warm though and had it all to myself.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1349 posts
13 Jan 2017 7:16AM
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Norman Bay, Wilsons Prom. 2.5 hours - on-shore and messy but there were some good waves and I was happy.

Supnorte
116 posts
13 Jan 2017 5:37AM
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Again in Douro River in Porto (Portugal). Board SIC X-Pro 12'6. About an hour training. The tide was getting lower and the current was also pushing to the ocean, but there were a few bumps caused by onshore wind and the tide, so I got to chase a few bumps going up and to do small interval sprints on the way down (next to the riverbank, sheltered by the chop)

Gboots
NSW, 317 posts
13 Jan 2017 8:52AM
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Colas.

interesting point about maintainping the stoke.
During the working year I am lucky to go once a week. If tide and wind coincide in a negative way it can sometimes be once a month. Torture.
Between 21/12 and 11/1 I was on holidays and I pretty much went out 16 times of three weeks. Time was no barrier. I even forced myself on days because I know that during the year it is tough. I actually only had my Starboard Covverse iSup at my disposal for most of that time but I managed to surf on it for 14 of the 16 days in half foot to 3 foot max waves. The body was exhausted but I pushed myself at times because once I am out there all the pain and worries of the world just glide away.

Now back a I at work so I am he mercy of the weekend tide and winds

btw I have actually kept a count on my effort. Since mid November 2015 I have gone out 74 times and spent around $4.5 to $5k not including petrol (say $67 per SUP use). The pay off is improving

xurfxup
NSW, 100 posts
13 Jan 2017 2:39PM
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Gboots.

Bummer about work getting in the way man..
My best times are before work.
I don't take it for granted though. Every day I think how lucky I am to be doing this.
It makes such a difference to my physical and mental health.
Long may it last!
Was out of action last year for a few months and it nearly killed me.

I like your financial analysis... I'm quids in for sure.




Souwester
WA, 802 posts
13 Jan 2017 1:13PM
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Re - Keeping the Stoke.

One of the benefits of the SUP I found was that it is pretty versatile - I am getting into surfing it more but still enjoy the River and Marinas that are all within a 15-20m drive. With these options I can almost always get a paddle of some sort in when time permits.

Before work in Summer is awesome, made even better with a coffee and brekky before heading off to work. Having recently having a baby boy my sessions are not as long but my wife gets that getting out pays dividends in the long run so I get ample leave passes


Nozza
VIC, 1199 posts
13 Jan 2017 9:08PM
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No where.
Howling wind and pissing rain all day.

hilly
WA, 3965 posts
13 Jan 2017 8:43PM
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Good swell in the SW today.
This is the arvo session.









cantSUPenough
VIC, 1349 posts
14 Jan 2017 6:22AM
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It was a dark and stormy session yesterday my friends. Stinging rain, strong wind, but fortunately 45 degrees off-shore. Took the Flow so it was easier to paddle into the wind. It was like downwinding back out. Started with waist-high waves but later found a few head-high waves. But the skies got darker, the wind strengthen and swung more along-shore, the seas grew rough, and the 20-25 knt squalls would knock me off my board. It was 2 hours of fun and adventure. (But no photos...)

808-Obsession
QLD, 254 posts
14 Jan 2017 6:37AM
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Work is kicking my ar5e at the moment, but Tallebudgera & Currumbin last week

Pokalde
NSW, 17 posts
14 Jan 2017 12:39PM
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Only options paddling from Sydney's inner west is up the river or down.

Gboots
NSW, 317 posts
14 Jan 2017 1:45PM
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Back on the Port Hacking again today for a few hours. 45 mins of "fitness paddling" into the wind and chop and then some mini downwinders sets for the first time on this board . Super




xurfxup
NSW, 100 posts
14 Jan 2017 3:28PM
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Terrigal again this arvo. Tide going low swell south same as wind after the minor southerly change. The bank was a bit treacherous.









Smash1
NSW, 656 posts
14 Jan 2017 3:33PM
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Gboots said...
Back on the Port Hacking again today for a few hours. 45 mins of "fitness paddling" into the wind and chop and then some mini downwinders sets for the first time on this board . Super




How good is that Venom????


Sober1236
NSW, 3 posts
14 Jan 2017 7:05PM
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Merimbula Bar,

Nozza
VIC, 1199 posts
14 Jan 2017 7:43PM
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Sober1236 said..
Merimbula Bar,


I think I hate you.
30 knots along the beach, nothing.

Johnnyclash
NSW, 47 posts
14 Jan 2017 7:57PM
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xurfxup said...
Terrigal again this arvo. Tide going low swell south same as wind after the minor southerly change. The bank was a bit treacherous.












Got to surf Terrigal this morning just North of the surf club was real good but tide filled in real quick and I was out of the water by 7am

mybrosweeper
NSW, 993 posts
14 Jan 2017 8:24PM
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I paddled around with 20 x shortboards & 3 x mal dudes for 1' dribble @ South Sawtell..........I won!!! ha

xurfxup
NSW, 100 posts
14 Jan 2017 8:47PM
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Johnnyclash said...
xurfxup said...
Terrigal again this arvo. Tide going low swell south same as wind after the minor southerly change. The bank was a bit treacherous.












Got to surf Terrigal this morning just North of the surf club was real good but tide filled in real quick and I was out of the water by 7am

Bugger! I thought I saw some good waves on the surf cam but couldn't get down there early.
Was hoping for similar conditions this arvo but was pretty crappy really.



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