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Central Coast Pro / Arrive alive/ WQS Soldiers Beach. Australia. Mar. 24th, 2008 @ 11:56 pm


The WQS Central Coast Pro surf competition was on last week at Soldier's Beach, my pics are up on my journal if you are interested. It was epic with Sally Fitzgibbons taking out the women's and Leigh Sedley taking out the mens.

chow :)
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Mar. 27th, 2007 @ 02:49 am
Hi I'm new here, although I can't ride anymore due to hip injury (not surf related) I still body surf and swim & cycle...(I learn't on my dad's old longboard)... Seem to have taken up photography to fill the hole...anyhow, I was at my local (Soldier's Beach, NSW) this past week photographing the Hot Tuna Central Coast Pro WQS contest. (not specifically longboards, but thought I'd post it anyhow...)

Hot Tuna Central Coast Pro -held throughout this last week...Sponsored by Hot Tuna the event is a 4 Star rated World Qualifying Series (WQS) event for men and a 2 Star rated WQS event for women held at Soldiers Beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

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Sam Cornish (Aus) took out 1st in the Womens

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Tais Almeida Brazil - 2nd

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Paige Hareb NZ - 4th

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Neco Padaratz - Brazil won the 7th round to eliminate the highly touted Dane Reynolds (USA)

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Big Spray

anyhoo thought you might be interested, I'm still posting larger pics on my lj velvetink over the next couple of days...drop by and say hi.

We get a lot of competitions around here, surf and conditions usually perfect. (also a local longboard assoc..
You can also find out more about the hot tuna event, (incl. videos & pics) at


ps hope this post isn't too long, let me know if pics should be behind a cut....also is anyone on here around this area? NSW Australia?

btw;longboarding australia; http://www.australianlongboarding.com/homepage.htm

Apr. 9th, 2006 @ 06:19 pm
Вот и вернулся с острова Kuredu, что на Maldives... Паруса для кросафчегов и банан для толстопузых видел, а вот злого сёрфинга там нет.

Hello Mar. 26th, 2006 @ 02:00 pm
I'm a filthy newbie here. I've been surfing a few times, always on a longboard - a bic 10 footer! I'm not very good yet - I almost almost stood up today, and it felt amazing!
I surf at Ynyslas and Borth, two beaches on the mid-Wales coast. Went out today, it was a good 6 foot, and it was non-stop, but lets face it, with a longboard you can get on a 6-inch beach breaker! =)
Question - longbards tend to be a bit heavy to steer - is it better to overcompensate and risk falling off, or go light and hope you don't bump into anything?

Random observation: I saw someone with a short-board today, it looked tiny-wee next to mine! =D
Current Mood: accomplished

Mar. 25th, 2006 @ 10:57 am
I really hope this is appropriate for this community.

I dont surf but I want to learn..

I am 19 and have wanted to l surf since I was about 16. I was either a) scared of humiliation or b)landlocked (I tend to move a lot). Anyway, I am back in the San Francisco Bay Area right now, and though not near the coast I am willing to make the drive to the beach everyday to go surfing (whatever it takes basically). I am alternately frightened of humiliation and really excited. Not in the best of shape right especially in terms of upper body strength, but I am hoping that will come with time. My boyfriend surfs but I am not really willing to look stupid in front of him. I think surfing will come hard to me I am by no means a natural athlete.

So I was wondering if you guys could give me an idea of where to start out. Should I rent a board or buy one? If you're from the Nor Cal area, I'd appreciate a guide to beaches maybe? Should I attempt to teach myself or get lessons?
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hi, my name is nita. I live in san diego, ca and i've got 2 boards, an 8'2 patagonia (it's actually my brothers) and a 7'6 eynon (made by a guy my mom used to go to school with). i'm really not that badass of a surfer or anything, but i enjoy it and it relaxes me. if anyone's got any tips on how to generally improve, i'd appreciate it
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~ keep in mind i was bored and stuck at home lol

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