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Where did you SUP today

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Created by Souwester > 9 months ago, 11 Jan 2017
drivethebus
NSW, 32 posts
28 Jun 2022 10:48AM
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supthecreek said..
Yeah....I am back online after weeks of moving!!!
I was rewarded for my work with 3 days of amazing waves!!!
Love being back home with proper sandbars
74 feels pretty sweeet! So grateful for every day




Nice mate, New England? and great to see that you have progressed to 5-Dan SUP surfing where you don't need a board

Stephen.

surfinJ
628 posts
29 Jun 2022 3:28AM
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supthecreek said..
Yeah....I am back online after weeks of moving!!!
I was rewarded for my work with 3 days of amazing waves!!!
Love being back home with proper sandbars
74 feels pretty sweeet! So grateful for every day




That is a beauty. Keep'em coming mate. For us young oldies you are an inspiration giving hope of many sessions to come.

Lizardman
VIC, 61 posts
5 Jul 2022 2:20PM
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I would have liked to SUP anywhere today. It's been absolute **** in Victoria, I was last out about a month ago. Too windy or tides wrong time for best conditions not to mention how frigging cold it's been. Good luck to all of you who can get out for a surf.

lam
VIC, 214 posts
5 Jul 2022 6:31PM
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Lizardman said..
I would have liked to SUP anywhere today. It's been absolute **** in Victoria, I was last out about a month ago. Too windy or tides wrong time for best conditions not to mention how frigging cold it's been. Good luck to all of you who can get out for a surf.


I think you must be looking in the wrong places, a great winter of surf thus far in Vicco, would be my summation.

Lizardman
VIC, 61 posts
6 Jul 2022 8:36AM
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Thats quite possible, due to work commitments I've only been looking at the closest surf break to me which is Pt Leo area. Im not confident enough to go out at Gunnamatta and no time to head to the West coast.

lam
VIC, 214 posts
6 Jul 2022 9:28AM
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Lizardman said..
Thats quite possible, due to work commitments I've only been looking at the closest surf break to me which is Pt Leo area. Im not confident enough to go out at Gunnamatta and no time to head to the West coast.


Fair enough, you would have found it tough

DaveSandan
VIC, 1170 posts
30 Jul 2022 3:16PM
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I remembered why I don't surf much in July, frozen feet!!! Noosa next week to warm up.






kato
VIC, 3160 posts
30 Jul 2022 6:47PM
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Another learning crash/bash foil session on Invy bar followed by a fin surf at main beach with the wife. Loving winter

DaveSandan
VIC, 1170 posts
7 Aug 2022 12:11PM
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I just love Noosa off season, hired a 10'2 x 32 NSP had my 3 piece carbon paddle and had a ball.








riverider
TAS, 1066 posts
8 Aug 2022 9:46AM
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DaveSandan said..
I just love Noosa off season, hired a 10'2 x 32 NSP had my 3 piece carbon paddle and had a ball.









Those 3 piece paddles are great when traveling, brought mine to Fiji. Don't mind paddling a big hire board, but those hire paddles are generally rubbish.


justaddwater
NSW, 425 posts
8 Aug 2022 12:05PM
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.Dave ,you milked those tiny tea tree runners,on the nsp beast this morning, how did you go paddling back into the wind?

DaveSandan
VIC, 1170 posts
8 Aug 2022 12:12PM
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justaddwater said..
.Dave ,you milked those tiny tea tree runners,on the nsp beast this morning, how did you go paddling back into the wind?



Lol, it was not too bad actually just took longer than expected, we're you out there too? Fun waves.




Bighugg
NT, 465 posts
Monday , 8 Aug 2022 4:35PM
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DaveSandan said..
I just love Noosa off season, hired a 10'2 x 32 NSP had my 3 piece carbon paddle and had a ball.








Hi Dave,
That was my first board , grew alot on it and took on more than I should have and made it out most times . Miss it on the quiet days..
How are you liking the Sharkskin wear ?
There's been a run of cold days n water temp here @Bali when we are needing something on our Jimbaran bay paddle and early surf..

DaveSandan
VIC, 1170 posts
Monday , 8 Aug 2022 5:29PM
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Bighugg said..

DaveSandan said..
I just love Noosa off season, hired a 10'2 x 32 NSP had my 3 piece carbon paddle and had a ball.








Hi Dave,
That was my first board , grew alot on it and took on more than I should have and made it out most times . Miss it on the quiet days..
How are you liking the Sharkskin wear ?
There's been a run of cold days n water temp here @Bali when we are needing something on our Jimbaran bay paddle and early surf..


The Shark Skin gear is good, not as water repellent as they claim but wears well, I have one of their steamers too which ai am using up here to fight off the sea breeze.

justaddwater
NSW, 425 posts
Monday , 8 Aug 2022 6:27PM
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No watching from the rocks,family holiday,no boards involved

justaddwater
NSW, 425 posts
Monday , 8 Aug 2022 6:32PM
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The Grom on the blue board was getting plenty !

DaveSandan
VIC, 1170 posts
Monday , 8 Aug 2022 6:54PM
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justaddwater said..
The Grom on the blue board was getting plenty !


Oh he was amazing, very chatty too, lovely kid. Mum and dad were out there too, obviously no school? Shame you are not getting on a board, I have one more day of SUP left then off to Nambucca Heads then Canberra then back to Melb on Saturday.

justaddwater
NSW, 425 posts
Tuesday , 9 Aug 2022 6:44PM
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It's all good,I get plenty of uncrowded waves where I live,Noosa is way to hectic for me,I have had good waves there in the past,mostly at the river end ,hope you sort your paddle drama and get some more waves before you leave,Granite was shoulder high this morning,about 10+ out and tea tree was hip high with about 30 out,absolute near perfection,it really is a beautiful wave

DaveSandan
VIC, 1170 posts
Tuesday , 9 Aug 2022 8:17PM
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justaddwater said..
It's all good,I get plenty of uncrowded waves where I live,Noosa is way to hectic for me,I have had good waves there in the past,mostly at the river end ,hope you sort your paddle drama and get some more waves before you leave,Granite was shoulder high this morning,about 10+ out and tea tree was hip high with about 30 out,absolute near perfection,it really is a beautiful wave


Yes I was so tempted today the surf was great but too crowded and I was so sore after yesterdays session I needed a gentle paddle to the river mouth. My age was making a point after so many waves yesterday, I had to listen to my body, bugger it.

justaddwater
NSW, 425 posts
Wednesday , 10 Aug 2022 3:41PM
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theSeb
41 posts
Wednesday , 10 Aug 2022 5:44PM
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Great 1-2 foot session with offshore winds early this morning. The tide was a bit too high, but the swell is going to hold up and so it should be even better tomorrow.

Many waves were caught.




justaddwater
NSW, 425 posts
Thursday , 11 Aug 2022 9:52AM
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Seb great to hear,change of topic if I may.Car report please !

theSeb
41 posts
Thursday , 11 Aug 2022 4:37PM
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justaddwater said..
Seb great to hear,change of topic if I may.Car report please !






I've only got her last week Tuesday, after ordering in November last year. I have driven 230 miles (368 km) and I am really enjoying it. Smooth, quiet and comfortable is how I would describe the car. Easily the most comfortable car I have owned for a long time, bearing in mind that my reference point is my now 10 year old Nissan Navara and two Merc AMGs fitted with medieval torture devices that Mercedes refers to as AMG Performance seats. The Ioniq 5 has a very comfy and soft suspension, and perhaps it is a sign of getting old, but I am loving it. I have the 225 killer whales (305 ponies) AWD version and it is quick enough. 0-100 km/h in around 5.1 secs (claimed) and around 4.8 to 4.9 secs real world tested. Photos make it look like a typical hatchback, but it is much larger in size. It is pretty much the same size as a Merc GLC. However, it is the only car in this segment that I've been in where I can fit comfortably in the rear seat behind myself. I am 1.9m tall. The boot is huge and easily fits all of the SUP and foil goodies.

I've not been on any long trips yet and have only driven to the beach and back and shopping etc. I am currently averaging 4.4 miles per kWh (7.04 km per kWh). This means that around town I should get around 510 kms, which is brilliant, considering how much it costs me to recharge. But the 2022 European version has the 73 kWh battery. I believe the Aussie version gets the larger 77 kWh battery, just like North America. That would mean a range of around 540 km, but that will obviously decrease if you are driving at 100 km/h+. The car is pretty fast, but I am enjoying just cruising in eco mode with the regen at level 3 in a zen like state, because it is so relaxing and I don't feel the need to go fast everywhere. It is my first EV and the smoothness of the acceleration s what sold me after test driving.

I test drove other cars, such as BMW IX3 and the Audi Q4 e-tron. They were perfectly fine, but bland on the outside. The iX3 looks pretty much exactly the same as a BMW X3 from 2005. The Ioniq 5 looks like a large and retro-modern version of the Lancia Delta Integrale, which was one of my favourite cars when I was a kid. Most importantly, of course, is the fact that the colour should match a Starboard blue carbon board.

The only caveat I would add is that the while the seats are soft and comfortable, the shape at the top may not be suitable for the larger / wider gentleman, because the side bolsters could dig into your shoulders and cause fatigue, so I would recommend a test drive first. I had that problem on my first test drive, but the long wait meant that I had plenty of time to get in shape. I have lost around 17 kgs, which were related to lock downs and working from home, since I ordered the car and I don't have the sore shoulder problem now.



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