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Taipan challenges everyone to breathe through your nose with your tongue out! A rising sun just stole my girl away. A setting moon. Yellow tail off the shed Reports of a gigantic swell, but really just a surge. Up the beach I found some parts of the promise. No-one out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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Never thought we'd ever end Is it that time. The light has almost gone. The carnival moves on Caroline's Pitch Report: Hot Cross Buns. It's 22.1C. DX continue their romance with the dark, lights flashing across the bay. A 20 foot Grey Nurse was sighted! (trust me, it was big).... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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Fingerbone rolls past. Queenscliff standstill, still jammed with surf lifesavers. A southerly breeze greets me. Cleaning up. Normally bursting at the seams, Friday seems a little slow Franji stares seaward at the temp wall, measuring waves for his morning report. Everyday is 3-5 foot. The baker and his buns. Water... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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Here I go out to sea again. The sunshine fills my hair Rusty's Pitch Report: The mighty Machine Men, take a sip of their orange juice?, before celebrating the Summer Solstice with a liberating, nude swim to Shelly. The 'dismount', a coordinated maneuver where budgies are removed and hoisted around... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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7.30pm Ain Salah, Algeria, July 1992. The hottest place on the planet at the hottest time of the year. A motely crew of mad Englishmen arrive on their mountain bikes after crossing the Sahara Desert. A crescent moon rises over the desert. And the temperature starts to cool from the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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One word. Joy. So good to have Andre back amongst us. Sophia also back after a very civilized European visit..including a half marathon. Well done. Also back is the action event of the week... the FFF... remember 625am on the ramp. Every Friday. Blocky lays down the rules, we do... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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We take a chance with new beginnings Still we try... win or lose Take the highs With the blues Rusty's and Faahany's Pitch Report Reports of big surf, coupled with the Sargasso sea at the shoreline yesterday, and we call half way. I see Franji heading for the Drinks Express,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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James and Michelle emerge James Bond and Halle Berry like, warriors from the dangerous surf. a Guy recruits assistance for our daily thermometer wall. I ponder what the 2 turtles are actually doing.... James shows off his bite size wetsuit damage. We watch the shark boat idle for 40 minutes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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it's just like the ocean under the moon. Oh, it's the same as the emotion that I get from you A scorching sun, flaming the clouds, cracks open at 6am. The 609 dawn patrol swells in size and they wade into the sunrise. You feel the turning of the world,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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The gurus pitch report Leaving the fast filling car park with a “spring” in my step on a good looking Friday morning, the gentle little sou-easter was a reminder that Mother Nature wasn’t done with winter just yet. 1st September - “a pinch and a punch for the first day... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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The gurus pitch report Leaving the fast filling car park with a “spring” in my step on a good looking Friday morning, the gentle little sou-easter was a reminder that Mother Nature wasn’t done with winter just yet. 1st September - “a pinch and a punch for the first day... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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There's a new dance that's going around When the hits start flying you gotta get down Parked at the point today for the return of the Drinks Express. Got run over. A crisp 8 degrees out, double it for the water temp. Surprisingly very warm for the middle of winter.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Guy delights us with a lovely 16.7C thank you for every chalky morning Such a stunning sunrise! Conditions are washy around the point, few sets of small waves, bumpy across the bay. Couple of Port Jacksons and half a dozen gropers A current meant coming back had speed Dave, Marcus... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Pristine conditions. Caroline stumbles still drunk. Magaritas, slipperly nipples, shots... Ironman Ian suits up ready for the double with Caroline... I drink to your health Dancing Dan revels in the early morning Matt suits up... inserting... Forget the cafe latte, screw the raspberry iced tea A malibu and coke for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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A moment, a love. A dream, aloud 6.15am Shelly. A stark contrast to our Solstice fun. Brooding. Guy's magical chalk refuses to be washed away A kiss, a cry. Our rights, our wrongs. A gentle swell taps at the beach. Rob Obrien cracks 2000 today. NIce job. One of our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. I tried for an early mark 6am, 7 degrees from half way. Dark and very shallow. Caroiline reports a long trek out with the lowest tide in history. Hope it doesn't get too much colder with the nude solistice swim... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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“HARK! I hear the cannons roar!” Trooper shouts, gathering the FFF. Today is the final act. The last rush into the surf. The ultimate dash to the wall. The final curtain call. Closing remarks? Adios arrivederci au revoir auf wiedersehen farewell ...Don’t worry! FFF will be back in October. Do... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Don't mess with the Zohan! Trooper rants 'no dilly dallying around here' and pushes us all to our limits on another day on the sand and in the surf. A standard dragon boat typically consists of 22 team members: 20 paddlers, 1 drummer and 1 steerer. Like a well oiled... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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5.55am the hour of the Baker. First light 5.45am, sunrise 6.15am. So in the hollow twilight of dawn we push out into an empty bay. Despite overnight rain it's crystal clear. And the jellies aren't seen till well past sunrise. Not for lack of light, just lack of jellies. Snoopy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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A chill is in the air The water temp decreasing Has summer already said goodbye? Drinks Express never fail to rise, no matter the conditions. Creatures of habit (and a good one at that) Flashing lights of red and blue, Sarah from Sales and Jon already in the water, heading... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Did you know that wearing green on St Patricks Day makes you invisible to the iritating pinching leprechauns. I swam out in the dark in green sluggos hoping it worked on Jellyfish as well. Not a jelly did I see! Didn't stop me running smack bang into Passage Rock, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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What a man, what a mightly fine man! Canadian Matt blames his Garmin for a 1.22/100m split yesterday. Snoopy has pulled out the fins and word on the street he pushed Jon all the way today on the Express train. My favourite day of the week. Friday. Blocky and Trooper... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Some fear mongering on FB the past week i've been away. I was expecting to see a wall of jellys, impenetrable in the middle of the bay, whipping stingers, blue bottles and packs of stalking bull sharks. The news stories in the Perth papers also talked of a mighty Iron... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2023 at Pacific Jules