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Solo surf missions YAY or NAY?

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Created by Shred Kelly > 9 months ago, 20 Oct 2022
Shred Kelly
3 posts
20 Oct 2022 2:14PM
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We've all been there... Checked the forecast, looks great, no work or commitments, perfect.
Start calling the usual crew, but each and every buddy has reason they can't make it.
You know they'll be others in the water, but it's a good few hours drive home if something were to go wrong.
Do you send it solo, or sit this one out and hope someone can make it with you on the next trip?

mocha1
WA, 929 posts
20 Oct 2022 5:31PM
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Shred Kelly said..
We've all been there... Checked the forecast, looks great, no work or commitments, perfect.
Start calling the usual crew, but each and every buddy has reason they can't make it.
You know they'll be others in the water, but it's a good few hours drive home if something were to go wrong.
Do you send it solo, or sit this one out and hope someone can make it with you on the next trip?


Go, take the punt, back yourself in.
If there will be others surfing you have "back up" Surfers will usually help surfers out if required to.

thedrip
WA, 2350 posts
20 Oct 2022 11:07PM
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I surf by myself regularly. It may not be the smartest move.

Fred Rubble
WA, 95 posts
22 Oct 2022 3:51PM
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Surfing by yourself is a rare treat. Enjoy it.

Shred Kelly
3 posts
22 Oct 2022 4:26PM
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Cheers for the response guys! Definitely think there's something to be said for solo surfing, up and out on your own terms!

Tassiedevel
TAS, 2249 posts
24 Oct 2022 8:48PM
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Solo is way to go - surf when you want and where you want for as long as you want .

Souwester
WA, 1252 posts
25 Oct 2022 7:19AM
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Can be a tough call, if somewhere heavy or somewhere I am not confident in I would take the safe option, if there were a few crew out I might chance my arm and make sure to acquaint myself with the crew out there??

In most cases Surfers help surfers but have seen it go the other way a couple of times because it was not obvious it was a serious situation.

Tassiedevel
TAS, 2249 posts
25 Oct 2022 11:36AM
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Souwester said..
Can be a tough call, if somewhere heavy or somewhere I am not confident in I would take the safe option, if there were a few crew out I might chance my arm and make sure to acquaint myself with the crew out there??

In most cases Surfers help surfers but have seen it go the other way a couple of times because it was not obvious it was a serious situation.



Agree , if you are surfing solo would need to be confident enough in your own ability to know when not to go out , recognise rips , etc . I have been surfing alone for last 5 years at least - surfed with 1 other Christmas time and 2 others last weekend otherwise all alone on the beach - unless the kids come with me which is a rare event these days .Too old paddle against the young ones for waves

Lucky enough to live in a relatively remote spot so not hard to avoid the crowds .



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