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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Cacadajy commented Friday, 10 Nov 2017 at 10:29am

I saw it too and mysteriously the caption changed! Yesterday this mysto, unknown, secret break was named but today this breaks name and location is preserved by a very cryptic caption.
Ha. Nice work Stu.

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Halibut commented Friday, 10 Nov 2017 at 10:39am

Everything about that shot and the caption say's "Coniston"

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Cacadajy commented Friday, 10 Nov 2017 at 10:47am

Stu, some caption suggestions to keep this place a secret.
Winds over New swell Castles.
Offshore Merry Weather.
Picks on Dark.

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stunet commented Friday, 10 Nov 2017 at 11:04am

Riddles wrappped in an enigma. Even I'm confused.

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Cacadajy commented Friday, 10 Nov 2017 at 11:16am

Stu, I will clarify.
It is obviously mid coast SA. Consinstantly breaks like that.
1st suggestion is The Hump
2nd is the river mouth.
3rd is Glenelg jetty.
Hope that clears it up. :)

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Halibut commented Friday, 10 Nov 2017 at 11:41am

Fantastic shot, wherever it is and wonderfully free of wallies

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Cacadajy commented Friday, 10 Nov 2017 at 11:52am

Hali, agreed. Always good to see an awesome place firing and unridden.
Lets the mind do the surfing (cause my mind surfs a shit load better than I do).

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Rabbits68 commented Saturday, 11 Nov 2017 at 11:46am

Hopefully there’s no birds nesting in those dunes.......

Crystal Clear

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Nick Bone commented Friday, 17 Nov 2017 at 12:14pm

Yes

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tworules commented Friday, 24 Nov 2017 at 4:59pm

Bosko's shots of sunset are unreal,they really do dwell up some ancient urge.

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Blowin commented Friday, 24 Nov 2017 at 7:57pm

'Tis an awesome shot.

Can feel the coil in that bottom turn.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 at 6:32pm

Easily the least appealing surf I've ever seen.

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udo commented Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 at 7:15pm

3ft sidewinders going across the face....Horrid.

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tworules commented Sunday, 3 Dec 2017 at 7:13pm

Bosco and Zeke, all over it, hope he lands it!

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Blowin commented Saturday, 23 Dec 2017 at 1:47pm

Nice photo

good album

Great state

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GuySmiley commented Saturday, 23 Dec 2017 at 2:35pm

Today's .... see plenty of that down our way

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shoredump commented Monday, 25 Dec 2017 at 8:08am

Merry Christmas Swellnutters!

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Blowin commented Monday, 25 Dec 2017 at 11:45am

Merry Christmas Shoredump

Same to everyone out there.

Had the most impressive lightning / thunder any one had ever seen for the first 4 hours of Xmas day.

Santa would have been toast if he'd flown threw it. Thousands and thousands of lightning flashes / bolts. I spoke to an 84 year old fella and he's never seen anything remotely like it. He thought the world was ending !

If it's been in Sydney itd be on every front page.

Still no power.

Seafoods all on ice ....not for long !

Best of luck to all .

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zenagain commented Monday, 25 Dec 2017 at 12:29pm

All the best to you too Blowin', keep the posts coming, you're always worth reading- you and Gary G. I've been a bit dormant the last few months so hopefully I'll ramp it up again next year.

Merry Christmas Swellnetters, hopefully 2018 will be a banner year for waves for all of us.

And remember (and I've quoted this before)- 'as surfers, we are defined not by the lands that divide us, but by the oceans that connect us.'

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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blindboy commented Monday, 25 Dec 2017 at 2:40pm

Nice thought there zen, hope you and all the other regulars celebrate the solstice appropriately!

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Craig commented Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017 at 7:51am

Nice words fellas. And great quote Zen!

Another view of today's burn..

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 28 Dec 2017 at 12:49pm

Today's a cracker

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crg commented Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018 at 1:08pm

Awesome shot today...what a great feeling that is...solid deep water wave, trusty big wave steed under the feet, paddled and committed to the drop, surging adrenaline in that frozen moment of in between, wondering will I land this, will the fins grab, will the rail set?? Endless questions, possibilities and outcomes...magic!

PS. Shan Glasson...was that the young girl you did a profile on a few months ago?

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maddogmorley commented Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018 at 1:30pm

Was that shot taken at YB?

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stunet commented Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018 at 1:45pm

Yep. I have a feeling she took it down too, snapping her board...though someone may be able to correct me if I'm wrong.

And yeah crg, Shan is the Cronulla photog we profiled a few months back. Shoots Shark Island, Cape etc.

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maddogmorley commented Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018 at 2:30pm

Reckon you're right Stu - think this is the same session...https://www.redbull.com/au-en/tayla-hanak-takes-on-south-australia

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udo commented Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018 at 3:00pm

Same session that a bomb caught Rossy inside and snapped his 8'6 Fletcher C like a twig and left him swimming in the impact Zone

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018 at 5:36pm

Sick shot today. Tayla charging!

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trippergreenfeet commented Thursday, 4 Jan 2018 at 8:56pm

Taylas $1400 wave ... had a chat to her about it last week ... she now knows not to take anything at the bombie from deep with an east peak ... live and learn.

No fear, it's in the DNA ... her dad told me of the time he came off his moto doing 180kph during the Fink Desert Race ... woke up in hospital, finds out he's in Alice ... all good he figures cause if he was badly injured he'd be in Adelaide. Just one of his death defying moto crashes while racing ... he charged in the surf too.

I've been in the water with Tayla as she's taken a two wave hold down at 8' Bullies, from take off to shorie in one breath.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 4 Jan 2018 at 9:30pm

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Halibut commented Friday, 12 Jan 2018 at 10:28am

Today's photo has a mesmerising wave, tropical colours, all the promise of an exotic barrelling dream and......... another jet ski pest

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staitey commented Friday, 12 Jan 2018 at 11:21am

Amazing photo no doubt. Given this wave's remote local its a shame that it seems to be on of SN's most posted WOTD.

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thermalben commented Friday, 12 Jan 2018 at 11:43am

Supply and demand, staitey. We don't commission WOTD content, we simply have a great network of photographers who send through images as they deem fit, and we then select which ones to publish based on a number of factors. 

As for the jetski in this photo, it's worth pointing out that (as far as I am aware) it's used as a tender and a photographic platform, not a whip-in machine... hence the caption.

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staitey commented Friday, 12 Jan 2018 at 12:37pm

Yeah fair enough Ben. I'd imagine not many East Coast WOTD's filtering through these past few weeks!

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Blowin commented Friday, 12 Jan 2018 at 1:53pm

Got to be grateful that Chris Peel has decided to focus his exploitive lens on this single peak .

Think of all the worlds empty line ups he could be forced to sell to put the extension on his house if this one wasn't his alone to promote , promote , promote , promote , promote etc etc

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 12 Jan 2018 at 2:31pm

ha ha...It's crazy how many times his pics of this wave have been run, no exaggeration its got to be ten times or more by now?

Ada gula, ada semut!

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maddogmorley commented Friday, 12 Jan 2018 at 2:38pm

haha yep and it's gotta be one of the shortest rides ever....gets stale pretty quick.

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eat-your-vegies commented Friday, 12 Jan 2018 at 3:32pm

Nah , never get stale.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 12 Jan 2018 at 4:07pm

Anyone go left ?

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shoredump commented Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 at 10:56am

Yeah GF I’ve seen a pic before of two mates splitting the peak. FWIW I think it’s a beautifully composed surf photograph, and I’m yet to tire of them. I’m old enough to remember when the Mike Mondragon Sunset barrel was the best surf shot going

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Blowin commented Monday, 22 Jan 2018 at 4:47pm

I truly believe that my heart would explode in my chest through fear if that was me paddling around out there.

BTW - That's not Boris the hangman from Blazing Saddles on the SUP in the foreground is it ? I always wondered what happened to him .

https://youtu.be/UdL9wQdWZ9g

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helmet-not-hose commented Tuesday, 23 Jan 2018 at 8:05am

Nice contrast to yesterday - 50 foot heart starter (heart stopper?) to 2 foot fluffball.

Taj is looking trim, too.

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Dannon commented Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 at 11:06am

W.T.F !!! Hahaha!!

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Halibut commented Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 at 1:15pm

Today's foto is cool. I like seeing chunky waves being ridden on ungainly equipment. Watch you don't catch that nose rail!

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stunet commented Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 at 1:53pm

Got a feeling that's a Thruster config, Hal.

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Halibut commented Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 at 2:00pm

That'd be right! I finally find a foto to dig and it's wrecked by the ubiquitous 3 amigos.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 at 2:18pm

That would be very easy on the right minimal and I’m not exactly Kelly Slater. Doesn’t look any less fun for it though.

Nice photo .

Lucky fella.

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stunet commented Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 at 2:18pm

Ah, turns out it was a singley, Hal.

Maintain the rage.

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stunet commented Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 at 2:19pm

@Blowin,

But vastly preferable on a standard HP shorty.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 at 2:26pm

For sure ,Stu.

Never done it myself. But that obviously doesn’t prevent me from having an expert opinion on the matter.

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