I heart WOTD

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Blowin started the topic in Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 at 8:07am

The wave of the day does it for me big time. Nice work Steen Barnes , Shaun Anderson and Swellnet.
In one photo you've encompassed everything nice about surfing. If I was a wanker I'd say that it was perfect except for the fact he is in a wetsuit. Which it is , it's perfect .....except for the fact he's in a wetsuit.

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Gaz1799 commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 10:27am

Probably best that way. Agreed the water certainly does look particularly wet around those parts!

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Distracted commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 12:00pm

Did he make it?

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stunet commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 12:06pm

Nup...

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Craig commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 12:29pm

Nathan's wave..

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udo commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 12:50pm

Flogged..got the location now tho

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Craig commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 12:57pm

Gaz was asking about yesty's.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 1:47pm

What about the poor bastard attempting to duck dive the right in yesterday's WOTD !

Cue 'Ol Blue Eyes - " Regrets ....I've had a few "

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Gaz1799 commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 1:58pm

Looks way too crowded to be South Oz Craig so that more or less answers it for me.

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groundswell commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 8:05pm

Today Clay Marzo returned to the land of flies and red dirt road, surfed this spot by himself which is a lot more hefty than it looks. This photo he did an under the lip takeoff but the shot was taken a little late.
https://imgur.com/wFqjlyz
More photos and sequences here https://www.instagram.com/pvrt83/

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nicko74 commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 8:24pm

Crazy WOTD , the title is a clue?

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stunet commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 8:34pm

Nup, not there.

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nicko74 commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 11:22pm

I'm going to stop guessing, I'll just settle for the fact it's quite likely the best WOTD I've seen, heavy water! And if the fella didn't make it he's lucky he didn't just clip his nails a wave like that would just about cut your toes right off

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groundswell commented Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 at 8:12am

Then theres the frequently spotted whiteys in the channel.
One of my favourite south coast nsw waves is near there, 1 hour walk in though i called it heinekenpoint as the blue water turns to green as the waves hits the green moss on the reef down the point.Similar to guillos but less people around.

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nicko74 commented Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 at 2:14pm

I miss the NSW south coast :(

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Jamyardy commented Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 at 2:35pm

N74, the wave your thinking off is heavier at half the size than the wave pictured, good guess though.

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Jamyardy commented Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 at 2:37pm

And a nice walk it is GS.

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stunet commented Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 at 2:47pm

"N74, the wave your thinking off is heavier at half the size than the wave pictured, good guess though."

Yeah I dunno about that.

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Jamyardy commented Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 at 9:29pm

I do.

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 at 8:21am

Is that a different one to wotd a few days ago?
Crikey he has a crack eh

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stunet commented Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 at 8:50am

Different photographer, same wave, half a second later.

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GuySmiley commented Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 at 6:38pm

That can't be good ...

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 at 6:41pm

It looks a lot bigger side on

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GuySmiley commented Sunday, 22 Oct 2017 at 11:37am

Love today's photo, a great reminder to us all that it should always be about fun ....

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017 at 1:13pm

Today’s shot...
That’s a big craft he’s on!

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Blowin commented Friday, 27 Oct 2017 at 8:17am

OK , I've been a bit dismissive of Derek Robelo's antics as a blind surfer till now. Ive never been that interested and assumed that by claiming blind he was really only hampered by poor eyesight , not total blackness.

My fault , too cynical.

But today's wave has consequences whether you can see or not . Maybe not the skill required to surf it that non surfers would assume necessary , but if you fall off you've got a problem to answer to.

So how blind is he ?

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stunet commented Friday, 27 Oct 2017 at 8:22am

He's blind as a potato.

Got clubbed too.

Sequence to come.

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blindboy commented Friday, 27 Oct 2017 at 8:49am

Potatoes have eyes.

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Craig commented Friday, 27 Oct 2017 at 8:51am

Haha, doesn't mean they can see though :p

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Blowin commented Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 at 7:42am

Nice shot today.

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Horas commented Thursday, 2 Nov 2017 at 12:37am

1/11/17 What a beautiful shot,sums it all up.Fuck ,had some great times in the West back in the day ,cheers.

Horas

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 3 Nov 2017 at 8:38am

Ugh my gawwwd
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a wave resembling anything like that

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Rabbits68 commented Monday, 6 Nov 2017 at 10:50am

Beautiful photo.

Just one of nature's many wonders.

Crystal Clear

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CMC commented Monday, 6 Nov 2017 at 11:12am

I think I've walked down the cliff to that beach, great shot.

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 6 Nov 2017 at 1:19pm

walked or scrabbled on all 4?

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CMC commented Monday, 6 Nov 2017 at 2:32pm

If it is where I think it is, then walk is a loose term which in reality was a clamber down and worse back up, sometimes with the loss of some bark on the toes on the jagged limestone!!

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 6 Nov 2017 at 2:35pm

reckon we are talking about the same place then .... a cracker of a wave

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Halibut commented Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 at 8:05am

Today's photo almost said something magical, until my eyes focussed on this, the most ugly of shapes, looming out of the picture like a smear that cannot be wiped, some middle-aged bloke in a wetsuit. Just awful, a terrible photo and a dumb choice for WOTD.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 at 8:26am

That photo's really thrown you into a spin, hey Halibut? You must have a tough time down the beach.

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Halibut commented Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 at 10:45am

I'd certainly have a tough time down at that particular beach if that's what passes for a standout image. Are you saying you disagree Stunet?

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stunet commented Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 at 11:07am

It's a photo that makes me want to surf, to check the weather and keep a good eye on banks. Bloke in the foreground adds some composition and I don't really understand your level of reaction to it.

So in a way, yeah, I disagree.

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Halibut commented Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 at 11:39am

Fair enough. It's probably Woonona or someplace similar in which case it's probably as close as you gonna get to an idyllic shot. The photog hesitates for a sec to get old mate out of the frame and 50 more pop-up to take his place.

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abc-od commented Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 at 12:08pm

It's a strange complaint Halibut.

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Halibut commented Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 at 12:31pm

I can't help it if I'm just another outmoded ogler from another era. If we must have bodies in the way, give me fantasia, postcardia, empirically ethnographic beauties in grass skirts in my wave of the day, anyday. And if that's wrong, I don't wanna be right. Keep ya waddling wallies in wetsuits to yaselves. That is not composition. That is poor timing or careless shooting. The world's gone upside down.

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Gary G commented Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 at 1:21pm

Gary G, reporting for duty.

Will send the full contract via email, but general conditions are that Gary provides the beefcake and the photographer provides the coconut oil. Mankini is the standard attire but other options are available for the right price.

We
are
fa-mi-ly:
I got all my Gary's and me

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Halibut commented Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 at 1:42pm

You might be onto something there Gary G, they seem to go in for that knuckle-dragging machismo look here. Who needs hula girls or pristine waves when one can ogle ungainly gibbons in neoprene?

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blindboy commented Thursday, 9 Nov 2017 at 9:49pm

X10 overhead?

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 10 Nov 2017 at 8:56am

didn't i see todays word very early yesterday? very nice wave and image it is

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stunet commented Friday, 10 Nov 2017 at 8:58am

Yep, had to do a quick switch when Tim Bonython's shot of RCJ came in.

Thought no-one would catch me.

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Halibut commented Friday, 10 Nov 2017 at 9:29am

I notice Tim omitted to include the requisite foreground image of some cumbersome oaf waddling about in his wetsuit.

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stunet commented Friday, 10 Nov 2017 at 9:53am

An oversight that'll be corrected next time around.

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