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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wellymon commented Monday, 30 Mar 2015 at 8:55am

Wouldn't it be great to get a couple of those in the morning, come back shoot a few goats, have another surf, go shoot some more and finish of with a few tallies;)

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 30 Mar 2015 at 9:26am

Nice shot today

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Blowin commented Monday, 30 Mar 2015 at 5:46pm

Today's WOTD and the photo of that fella bottom turning into that green wall in rural SA both make me feel happy in the pants.

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Rabbits68 commented Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 at 8:46am

Today's WOTD - Especially for you Southey, brought to you by SN :-)

Crystal Clear

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yocal commented Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 at 9:14am

Bucket list wave for sure. It must get so busy though!

Go deeper Taylor, go deeper!

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wellymon commented Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 at 3:54pm

28.4.15 WOTD Amazing swell magnet for 2-3ft, it was a good period tho 12s...?
Crammed pack with the best of the best on the coast.
Hard to get any good ones but pretty special to witness the good ones;)

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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zenagain commented Friday, 8 May 2015 at 10:12am

I notice the Billabong logo has now been cropped out of the Owen Wright Chopes WOTD from a couple of days ago and the shots in the Tim Bonython gallery from today.

Coincidence?

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stunet commented Friday, 8 May 2015 at 10:21am

Pure coincidence, it's the size of our photo viewer. Lots of boats over there have Billabong logos simply 'cos the Billabong Pro has been so long running at Chopes. Doesn't mean they're 'Billabong' boats just that they've been used to ferry surfers out to the reef during the comp.

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zenagain commented Friday, 8 May 2015 at 10:33am

I seeeeee........

Perfectly logical to me:)

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mozzie commented Friday, 8 May 2015 at 5:50pm

Go Donny! It'd be sick to see Dion back on the WCT next year representing South Oz!!

The ocean is my therapist...

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barley commented Friday, 8 May 2015 at 9:02pm

Any place he doesn't take his video?

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Blowin commented Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 10:51am

Great shot today guys.

That turn would feel that nice. Sort of getting a little high from looking at it.

Can imagine sitting out the back and seeing the spray and fin blast also.

Nice glassy wave with a gorgeous shape begging to be belted.

Boardies .

That amazing sky with it's beautiful blue colour bathed in that undiluted light that could only be the Australia.

Two thumbs up.

Makes me want to go surfing and that's the litmus test.

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Blowin commented Friday, 29 May 2015 at 9:19am

Steve Arklays photo today is an exact copy of a shot I took years ago. Such an unreal spot.

I broke a fin out in the shorey there not long after.

Amazing story, I know , but I swear it's true.

Great photo BTW. We can both give ourselves a pat on the back.

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floyd commented Friday, 29 May 2015 at 5:09pm

Surfed that reef many times ... cracking wave

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southey commented Friday, 29 May 2015 at 8:09pm

Reefs not even showing . Which lends me to say that is probably why no ones on the wave in photo .
Looks pretty but not what I would call EPiC . Gets heavy BI .

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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simba commented Saturday, 30 May 2015 at 9:28am

yeah southey looks a bit fat.....everyones waiting for it to get some shape........really? Kill for a wave like that.

simba

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Blowin commented Saturday, 30 May 2015 at 6:40pm

I've actually been in pumping surf and discussed this very topic with Jay Davies....how can you reconcile surfing in 7 second period beachie slop while waves like this exist ?

But we all do it.

Look at the freaking wall in front of him...

Amazing surfer.

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wally commented Sunday, 31 May 2015 at 7:11am

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wally commented Saturday, 30 May 2015 at 7:12pm

Jake Paterson on instagram reckoned North Point on Thursday was as good as it gets.

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wellymon commented Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 at 2:23pm

Vetea David, How old is the Tahitian...? Still giving it some, great to see;)

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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shaun commented Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 at 5:19pm

Heyhey, got me picteure on swell nuts.

I'm the scab you keep picking off and is there again the next day.

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southey commented Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 at 11:43pm

Please tell me your the cripple Shaun !
Hahahaha
Most likely the Orange gilled black snake , sunning himself at the Rock .

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 at 8:04am

Shaun...!

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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shaun commented Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 at 8:12am

southey wrote: Please tell me your the cripple Shaun !
Hahahaha
Most likely the Orange gilled black snake , sunning himself at the Rock .

Southy, maybe you should have a read of the code of conuct, the photo you refer to is of a kneeboarder.
Sorry welly, can't tell you which one as stu would take it down in a flash.

I'm the scab you keep picking off and is there again the next day.

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Rabbits68 commented Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 at 2:25pm

It's a beautiful thing......

Crystal Clear

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stunet commented Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 at 5:53pm

Rabbits68 wrote: It's a beautiful thing......

Sure is Rabs. Amazing shot. Amazing place too, eh?

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 at 6:38pm

Recent visitor Stu ?

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Rabbits68 commented Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 at 7:27pm

stunet wrote:

Rabbits68 wrote: It's a beautiful thing......

Sure is Rabs. Amazing shot. Amazing place too, eh?

You said it. Pristine.....

Crystal Clear

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stunet commented Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 at 7:32pm

Blowin wrote: Recent visitor Stu ?

Nah, haven't been there for about three years. Gotta return soon.

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 at 8:33pm

Haha

Its Shaun not Stu!!!

Wake up fellas..................?

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 at 8:41pm

Welly, I'd love to see Shaun loving the textured walls of his home turf but I don't know which photo is Shaun !!

C'mon Shaun...

I was asking Stu about WA. Not that I'm in the loop, but I wasn't aware that he'd ever been.

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southey commented Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 at 12:36am

Shauns' last name is Eel ...... hahahahaha

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shaun commented Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 at 5:42pm

Yes blowy I have been, as apposed to being a has been.

I was talking about the chopes photos.

I'm the scab you keep picking off and is there again the next day.

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wellymon commented Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 at 5:59pm

Vetea Shauno David....!
Nice ring to it.

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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shaun commented Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 at 6:20pm

Not to my ears welly, in real life young David ain't so nice.

I'm the scab you keep picking off and is there again the next day.

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stunet commented Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 at 6:39pm

Blowin wrote: Welly, I'd love to see Shaun loving the textured walls of his home turf but I don't know which photo is Shaun !! C'mon Shaun... I was asking Stu about WA. Not that I'm in the loop, but I wasn't aware that he'd ever been.

Been to WA 4 or 5 times, Blowin. Just never gone to the NW.

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wellymon commented Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 at 7:46pm

shaun wrote: Not to my ears welly, in real life young David ain't so nice.

Not going to ask about David then....!
My apologies.

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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southey commented Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 at 9:39pm

Calm down Shaun . I know which one you are , I reckon we've probably surfed together a dozen times in the last two decades . None of which were in any crowded lineups !! ;-) might see you in the next few weeks once all the " drift wood " starts to find the conditions too cold .

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uplift commented Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 at 4:49pm
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zenagain commented Friday, 12 Jun 2015 at 9:45am

WOTD pic today.

Gorgeous.

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stunet commented Friday, 12 Jun 2015 at 10:01am

Aside from providing all the photogs withe a great shot, I can't understand what the fella is trying to achieve. There's a good chance he's gonna go over, yet he's got fins on and could easily dive deeper. Anyway, great shot.

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Craig commented Friday, 12 Jun 2015 at 10:24am

You can see in the video that's he's trying to get some sort of photo/angle shot.

Wonder if he nailed it?

 

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simba commented Friday, 12 Jun 2015 at 4:52pm

awesome clarity,national geographic comparison,wonder if he went over.

simba

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stunet commented Friday, 12 Jun 2015 at 5:22pm

simba wrote: awesome clarity,national geographic comparison,wonder if he went over.

I just got a message from him and he did go over. Didn't seem too bothered:

"haha! i'm just go over the falls, this day was so perfect for all the surfers and for me."

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stunet commented Friday, 12 Jun 2015 at 5:24pm

He's also gonna look for the footage he took from that wave.

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simba commented Friday, 12 Jun 2015 at 6:51pm

Probably wouldnt be going haha if he hit the bottom,personally i would be freaking out as the wave sucked me over but thats just me.What a view though!

simba

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udo commented Friday, 12 Jun 2015 at 6:58pm

Large figs on you Timothy........99% that you were going over.....for a pic and some footage.....good on ya.

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wellymon commented Friday, 12 Jun 2015 at 8:05pm

Who Tmmhey....!

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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wellymon commented Friday, 19 Jun 2015 at 7:48pm

19.6.2015 Going against the grain ......of crowds for sure.
Awesome photo

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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shaun commented Saturday, 20 Jun 2015 at 6:48pm

wellymon wrote: 19.6.2015 Going against the grain ......of crowds for sure.
Awesome photo

Funny how no one's riding them

I'm the scab you keep picking off and is there again the next day.