Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's on again!

Well done Mick, two in a row and now only a miniscule 146 points behind the big carver who got knocked out early in shitty small surf and must be hanging for an event with a bit of swell size.
Bede Durbridge is skulking a little further back in 4th, but CJ and Slats are also still in the top 5, so all set for a cracker of a contest. Roll on Mundaka and an Aussie 1-2-3 finish at the end of the 2009 tour!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Finally got in the water again after 5 weeks!

Well it wasn't fantastic but at least we were able to get in today. It looks like there is a much better set up since the inlet reopened with more of the sand going in the right direction and big swells in recent weeks helping to create some banks.
I took the longboard out initially and got a couple of little waves ( God I could barely get up it has been so long ) until the wind became too strong. As I was feeling like I needed a bit more of a workout, I decided it was time I tried out my POD hand board that I bought months ago but had not used at all. So it was on with the fins and I can report it is a damned fine piece of equipment allowing one to get terrific lift out of the wave because:
The concave shaped bottom and keel fin will ensure rapid elevation onto the wave and excellent wave-holding attributes. The result is less drag as the bodysurfers body is raised out of the water, leaving only the handboard and the tips of the fins in the water, giving maximum speed, lift and control.
Heartily recommended for a lots of fun and a good workout when the waves are not too flash!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Still no surf :-(

We didn't even bother looking this week as the swell has been far too big from the views I have had of the bay on the way home from Denmark.
There was a glimmer of hope though, as our neighbour Carl in Denmark claims to have had a surf at "The Point" last Friday evening. This was a surprise to hear, as the last few times we have looked, the banks still seemed to be non existent! Maybe this week sometime you say? Well no as I just checked the forecast and the wind is cranking up and the swell is rising to 7 metres tomorrow - Bummer!