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    13/14/15 April, 2012

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    GRAYMAN

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    13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  GRAYMAN on Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:25 pm

    Looks like a bit of a wave on the north coast this weekend. Onshore but super light on Friday then offshores Sat/Sun. Who's up for what?

    I'll be surfing Friday and Saturday. Early for both but could squeeze a second session in Friday.

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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  jdo2 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:19 pm

    I'm up, keeping an eye on it!

    Juan
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  piskian on Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:37 am

    Will be riding Sat before work and poss Sunday if wind permits.
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  jdo2 on Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:48 am

    it would be great to meet!
    Early Saturday is looking calm at present... and If Sunday allows I'm in. Friday doesn't look so good any more but I would too.
    Low on Sat at 6.20 am and High at 12.40... 3-4' suits me as I am still in rehab!
    Where are the banks? I haven't surfed for 6 months! I'm bouncing already. bounce
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  piskian on Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:37 am

    I'll most likely be surfing Holywell (where I work).The middle and north end seem to be ok at the mo.Would be great to ride with you,too.
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  GRAYMAN on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:12 am

    Yup. Friday looks poo now! Not gonna bother.

    I'll join he at Holywell on Sat. Be good if you can make it to Juan.

    Might try to get to Spot T on Sunday. Be good to see Bod get down for that if I can swing it.

    Smile

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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  jdo2 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:31 am

    Saturday's forecast seems to be holding, if so I'll be there. Sunday may be too windy? Spot T? You can blindfold me...
    Hope we do get some, it will be good to see you both.
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  GRAYMAN on Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:32 am

    jdo2 wrote:Spot T? You can blindfold me...

    Laughing Not so secret but quiet enough to keep queit. Somewhere between Polzeath and Bude. I can direct you if you fancy the trek.

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    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  jdo2 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:59 pm

    looks better than expected this morning,less wind, i'll try Godrevy.
    Text me if you can make it. G's got my number.
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  GRAYMAN on Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:01 pm

    Period looks poo on Sun now. Meeting Juan at Watergate at 9 tis morning.

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    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  GRAYMAN on Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:59 pm

    Crap waves but a great session. We had one really sweet party wave. Smile

    Holywell at 6am then? we can scoot around to Droskyn if its not right.

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    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  jdo2 on Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:08 am

    G, a very good lighthearted session and now really looking forward to tomorrow's...!
    Thanks.

    Ps, please remind me of the forecast site you mentioned, it got washed away.
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:28 am

    jdo2 wrote:
    Ps, please remind me of the forecast site you mentioned, it got washed away.

    It's www.xcweather.co.uk

    Cheers

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    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  Bod on Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:16 am

    I'm up to my arse in DIY at the moment. Not even spot T can tempt me. The most I can manage is a quick dip at Widdy. Looking forward to next weekend though.
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:27 am

    Yeah. Need to start thinking about that. I'm leaving Sunday now. Fair bit of wind by the look of it.

    Looks like Surfmatt's joining us tomorrow.
    Smile

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    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  piskian on Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:00 am

    6am.Right on.Wind quite North so far end methinks.Might be something,not classic but fun with who's coming!
    NT 25% off membership deal still stands for those interested!Free binos too.Makes sense when parking goes up to £5.50 everywhere(Holywell,Godrevy,Sandymouth,Woolacombe way,Chapel Porth,Crantock,Gunwalloe,Wembury etc) in high season...
    Cheers!
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:16 am

    Might be best at Droskyn opening up them barrels. Us'll see.
    Really light NNE going NE. I think it'll be super!

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    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  jdo2 on Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:03 am

    wind forecast is now light EAST!
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  piskian on Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:28 am

    Never fear,there'll be barrels at H/well
    sorry,downloading David Lee Roth's dicsography,so connection slow.

    What a pre-sesh pump-up song!
    Come on!If you're not there after this,you might as well lay down and perish...
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  Surfmatt on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:54 am

    Initially I wasn't going to bother with a dawny this morning having had to get up at 05:30 for the last three mornings No . I was thinking that the swell forecast wasn't looking that great and it would probably equate to 1-2ft dribble Sad . Then I watched David's vid which swayed me slightly, and then I spoke with Gman who who assured me that the waves were going to be waist-chest-high and glassy! So I thought OK i'll do it! Very Happy

    So I get up at 04:30, drive for the best part of an hour and arrive in the car park at Holywell where I meet up with Gman and Ian (and later Juan). Once we're suited and walking down the beach, dawn breaking, we soon realise that the surf is in fact 1-2ft dribble Sad ! But we persevere, bolstering each other's enthusiasm with phrases such as "this will get better on the push"!?

    We paddle out (into the dribble) and have one or two weak dribbly waves hoping that the surf will improve as the tide pushes......

    Thankfully it did improve quite a bit with some cheeky waist-chest high sets coming through that were holding up nicely with bowling sections and re-forms on the inside to be had cheers .

    Maybe it was because of my low expectations but I ended up really enjoying the session and having some good lefts and rights. Then I was treated to apres coffee courtesy of Ian, and the most amazingly delicious home-made chocolate made by Juan. Add to that the usual comradary and banter that us matters seem to enjoy, and all-in-all it turned out to be a great session (worth getting up early for (for the chocolate alone))!

    Thanks guys for making this morning yet another fun, memorable mat session sunny .



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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  jdo2 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:47 am

    I thought it might have turned out better too at first, especially after that pre-sesh pump video!
    But when we moved down the beach and into the sunlight and offshores and away from the rip it was memorable. I look forward to returning there with more swell. And great to see each of you guys flying in turn.
    Clean small sets, beautiful empty spot, warm company, no stress, no cameras either, is what I most value.
    After session herbal tea, and 'hippy' chocolate at Ian's perfect surfshack did it for me...
    My arm is feeling stoked: looser, and stronger, after these two sessions. Thanks again, more soon, Juan
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:04 am

    That 3 necked guitar is ridiculous!

    Great fun that. I think everyone had some good waves today. It really glassed up at the end. The chocolate was something else. Definite cottage industry for Juan to run out of Lerryn that one.

    On a personal note, I was stoked with how Kenneth went in the tiddlers. cheers

    Still proper stoked on that session. I think it's finally sunk in for me that wave quality seldom correlates to how much fun I have. It's a factor but certainly not everything.

    albino

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    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
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    Re: 13/14/15 April, 2012

    Post  piskian on Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:46 am

    well,looking at the previous day's conditions,wasn't expecting much.That was fun,though!Juan's chocolate was brill,too.
    Best of luck to Peru in his exams.Tell him to put David on before he enters the hall!

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