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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Blowin commented Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 at 10:10am

I surfed with today's WOTD star a few days ago.

Proper gentleman in the surf. Nice fella. Rips.

If everyone acted like him in the line up the world would be a happy place.

Unreal photo.

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dandandan commented Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 at 10:33am

I'd love to watch him surf in the flesh. A mate of mine was sitting in a boat during the Muzza Swell watching everyone charge the Ments. He said watching Craig take that wave on a ub 6 foot board was the craziest thing he has ever seen in surfing.

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crg commented Saturday, 19 Aug 2017 at 1:35pm

Maggot in his usual slot...

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 at 12:21pm

Nice photo, Ben. They were towing I assume?

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 at 12:30pm

Yep, bloke in the pic did a step-off. There were two skis with surfers, and two paddlers, the latter of whom went in shortly after I arrived (was only there for a short time anyway). Saw one bloke try to punch out from the corner, and he suffered a worse fate then me on Saturday - ended up down past the Surf Club without ever getting through the whitewater. Haven't see a sweep as brutal as that before.

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fong commented Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 at 4:22pm

Today's.

Third reef Lacey lane.

Nice pic all the same.

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stunet commented Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 at 7:26am

Photographer Ben Kiggins and an interloper at Shark Island:

 

A post shared by Ben Kiggins (@bensinsight) on

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Blowin commented Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 at 7:51am

If that is as uncomplicated as it appears ie a blatant , unprovoked drop in , then you'd have to think there'd be consequences for the bastard doing the burning.

Too much at stake on a wave like that. You could be killed if it went wrong.

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Craig commented Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 at 7:56am

Reading the post and comments, they're mates. Ben said he's not gonna try it again, got nailed haha.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 at 8:12am

They're keen.

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 at 10:45am

Yew! I'm amped and ready to take the body-whomp up a notch!

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fong commented Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 at 11:16pm

i love the body surfer pic too

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fong commented Sunday, 3 Sep 2017 at 2:09pm

Todays is a dud. Photoshop...blah

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Gaz1799 commented Monday, 11 Sep 2017 at 10:00pm

Which state is todays wotd? South oz or south coast of east/west coast?

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Craig commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 7:29am

It's a big ocean out there, those who know, know :) Don't want to give too much away.

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Clam commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 9:16am

Although its certain that water is wet !

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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.

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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?