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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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Hako o hakonde ... commented Sunday, 3 Apr 2016 at 11:47am

WhatdiyathinkI'mgoingtogoiggyslops:)

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wellymon commented Sunday, 3 Apr 2016 at 11:59am

oh no.

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 Sunday, 3 Apr 2016 at 12:04pm

Thatssimilartowhatyour Mumsaidtome after you.

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 Wednesday, 6 Apr 2016 at 5:36pm

I heart wave of the day, one unique beach break that breaks with refraction and of course bathymetry.
As well as the ever persistent SW-WSW winds;)

Many a days spent here by myself not a soul around, just hoping that another surfer would rock up and share the joy.

Most favourite beach break in En Zed.
Liberties are plentiful if you know where to look, after the faces in the cliff come alive;)
Grassie camping with no bities.
Many waves a stones throw.

Yeeewww

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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Craig commented Wednesday, 6 Apr 2016 at 6:35pm

Yeah looks like a really magic area Welly! One to tick off!

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 6 Apr 2016 at 6:42pm

Been awhile since visiting the spot Craig, brings back awesome memories;)
I can't remember that "Swellnet" sign on top of the cliff tho?

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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Craig commented Wednesday, 6 Apr 2016 at 6:44pm

Haha, perfectly poised and positioned.

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fong commented Wednesday, 13 Apr 2016 at 1:46pm

Todays.

Great to see a real "natural" surfer in action.

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mk1 commented Wednesday, 13 Apr 2016 at 7:06pm

Yep agreed fong. Either that image was perfect timing or he has incredible style holding that line without rolling back over his inside shoulder.

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grufnut commented Thursday, 14 Apr 2016 at 7:29pm

Had to google Derek Rabelo to understand why everyone in the lineup was so fixated on him........ Mind blown!

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AndyM commented Thursday, 14 Apr 2016 at 7:52pm

grufnut wrote: Had to google Derek Rabelo to understand why everyone in the lineup was so fixated on him........ Mind blown!

Unbelievable! Now the photo makes sense.

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tonybarber commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 8:36am

Very impressive. Well done.

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udo commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 3:26pm

Thumper of a wave....tricky shot to get with a half dozen skis buzzing the lineup.

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southey commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 3:31pm

It's disapointing . Any caption ruins it . There's only one spot like that fitting that description . And i'm tipping there will be ALOT more ski's when people figure it out .

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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thermalben commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 3:34pm

It ain't where you think it is, Southey.

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roger-ramjet commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 4:13pm

Why would you even run that shot

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thermalben commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 4:19pm

Why? Because it's a fantastic surf shot, taken by a great photographer. And without any landmarks in the photo (headlands, reefs, points), it's essentially just another right hand reefbreak.  

Just because the wave resembles another location that is sensitive, does that mean that we can't run it?

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stunet commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 4:20pm

southey wrote: It's disapointing . Any caption ruins it . There's only one spot like that fitting that description . And i'm tipping there will be ALOT more ski's when people figure it out .

So now we cant run shots because they look like other waves??

This gets more ridiculous by the week.

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Blowin commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 4:22pm

Fear not fellas.

I'm a covetous Blowin that churns through online posts attempting to find new waves and I have no idea which wave this is.

If you don't know you won't learn from this picture.

If you do know, then you're a lucky bugger and I'll be your best friend if you'd like.

I've got beer !

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stunet commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 4:27pm

Just between you and me Blowin that there image is a bit of photographic fools gold.

Stick with beer. I am.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 4:31pm

wellymon wrote:

I heart wave of the day, one unique beach break that breaks with refraction and of course bathymetry.
As well as the ever persistent SW-WSW winds;)

Many a days spent here by myself not a soul around, just hoping that another surfer would rock up and share the joy.

Most favourite beach break in En Zed.
Liberties are plentiful if you know where to look, after the faces in the cliff come alive;)
Grassie camping with no bities.
Many waves a stones throw.

Yeeewww


You lucky bugger welly, this looks like a lot of fun...
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lostdoggy commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 4:31pm

Yep, I can't work it out either. But Southey's put up the challenge so I guess I'll start hunting (or trawling; same shit).

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udo commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 4:38pm

roger-ramjet wrote: Why would you even run that shot

GT - you must be joking......insty is the exposure problem on your coast.
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goofyfoot commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 4:41pm

udo wrote:
roger-ramjet wrote: Why would you even run that shot

GT - you must be joking......insty is the exposure problem on your coast.

quiet often you can get a good idea where a wave is by checking a photogs insta page, and doing a bit of snooping
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southey commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 4:45pm

udo wrote:
roger-ramjet wrote: Why would you even run that shot

GT - you must be joking......insty is the exposure problem on your coast.

Hey Udo , does that still make it okay ?

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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thermalben commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 5:02pm

C'mon Southey, don't avoid my question. 

If a photo of a wave resembles another location that is sensitive, does that mean that we can't run that photo?

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udo commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 5:13pm

Could be one of five or more waves on that coast
could also be a pic of one or two on Sheepys coast

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adam12 commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 6:54pm

I can save you all the snooping. It's Dunny Block at Ocean Grove

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southey commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 9:16pm

Stu & Ben
I'm not convinced , it's not a sensitive spot . The fact you didn't give any hints to its region says to me that you recognise this . And also knew what a great image it is . ( commercially ) We'll leave any more talk of said wave at that .
But in saying that , what I think doesn't count and only you and Stu can do what you want .
I and others don't have to like it , and we sure as hell don't have to be belittled for questioning it . ( Stu )
For some reason I get the feeling that you and Craig understand my stance being from SA . But Stu refuses to grasp the concept . And .
That either means that you guys are wary of blowback in your home state , or Stu couldn't care less as he doesn't have to face as many family and fiends that could be opposed in his view ?
Or I'm just a troll that deserves to be put in his place ?!?
Maybe I'm jealous , but I'm not alone as even some perpetually barrelled missed out .

I can tell everyone quite clearly that Instagram and the people going nuts on it be it shameless self promotion or literal income /revenue raising are walking on thin ice . I'm not anti Instagram , and clearly not anti you guys . I do participate in both , and I do enjoy the arty side of IG .

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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thermalben commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 9:42pm

Jeez mate, you're turning this into something it's not. And for the record, Stu was away today and didn't source nor publish the image.

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wally commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 9:57pm

Southey narrows it down from Southern Australia to South Australia. Thanks!!
Victor Harbor?

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Rabbits68 commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 10:22pm

thermalben wrote:

Why? Because it's a fantastic surf shot, taken by a great photographer. And without any landmarks in the photo (headlands, reefs, points), it's essentially just another right hand reefbreak.  

Just because the wave resembles another location that is sensitive, does that mean that we can't run it?

If that's the case, why not just make the captions more vague. Like "somewhere in Australia". ?

Or is it just a case of if ya can't beat em, join em. You know, everyone else is doing it, why can't we?.......

Crystal Clear

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southey commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 10:23pm

I didn't say that wally . I said that ben and craig grew up in locations like SA that used to keep a good secret . That was my inference , on their understanding of that culture which is also prevalent in some parts of all the other southern states ( including SNSW) . . I won't be drawn on the wave . Ben might want to check that his source isn't lieing .
Stu may not have been involved , but he chimed I like he had !?! Atleast that way you could have used him as 'scape goat . Udo's said heaps more than me on its location and he's wrong on both accounts

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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thermalben commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 10:35pm

I didn't think this conversation could get any weirder, but it has. 

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southey commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 10:49pm

thermalben wrote:

C'mon Southey, don't avoid my question. 

If a photo of a wave resembles another location that is sensitive, does that mean that we can't run that photo?

It's Friday night , what would you expect .....
U asked for another response . I did . Then wally tried to twist my answer as being the Devils advocate .
Ben if I didn't trust your ethics , I wouldn't associate with this site . But it doesn't mean I can't question it from time to time . Stu only wants to hear from guys that want to suck his dick . Heaven forbid if I refuse . I'm sure there are others that don't want to give a discussion like this air . Any waves in particular I agree , but discussing any words associated to images is fair game in my mind .

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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southey commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 10:52pm

Hey rabbits ,
Is that Mary cove , green island or fish hook bay ?

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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barley commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 12:19am

I agree with ya southee, schtoo is a tool

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southey commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 1:18am

I wasn't implying that he's a tool . Just that sometimes his shit don't stink . Haha

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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thermalben commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 7:12am

Can we keep the personal attacks out of this? You're way off the mark.

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Hako o hakonde ... commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 7:33am

adam12 wrote: I can save you all the snooping. It's Dunny Block at Ocean Grove

Ahh the memories
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Hako o hakonde ... commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 8:00am

southey wrote: Stu & Ben
I'm not convinced , it's not a sensitive spot . The fact you didn't give any hints to its region says to me that you recognise this . And also knew what a great image it is . ( commercially ) We'll leave any more talk of said wave at that .
But in saying that , what I think doesn't count and only you and Stu can do what you want .
I and others don't have to like it , and we sure as hell don't have to be belittled for questioning it . ( Stu )
For some reason I get the feeling that you and Craig understand my stance being from SA . But Stu refuses to grasp the concept . And .
That either means that you guys are wary of blowback in your home state , or Stu couldn't care less as he doesn't have to face as many family and fiends that could be opposed in his view ?
Or I'm just a troll that deserves to be put in his place ?!?
Maybe I'm jealous , but I'm not alone as even some perpetually barrelled missed out .

I can tell everyone quite clearly that Instagram and the people going nuts on it be it shameless self promotion or literal income /revenue raising are walking on thin ice . I'm not anti Instagram , and clearly not anti you guys . I do participate in both , and I do enjoy the arty side of IG .

Your a hater southy a hater.

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 8:17am

People getting upset because Lennox is named in a video, Double Island Point is apparently a secret spot, now people are upset because a wave that no one has any idea of it's location other than the state are upset about because it looks like another wave.

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simba commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 8:41am

geez Southey mate the more you rant and rave about this spot the more people want to know,in fact you gave away a clue yourself so mate chill out.......anyway we all know now thanks to adam12 where it is ...dunny block ocean grove.....haha

simba

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Hako o hakonde ... commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 9:03am

stop hating the haters you blokes, love the haters, meet you behind the dunny block at 11am ;)

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Rabbits68 commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 9:04am

southey wrote: Hey rabbits ,
Is that Mary cove , green island or fish hook bay ?

Green Island & my brothers's UFO 34. Good times :)

Crystal Clear

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stunet commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 9:07am

Rabbits68 wrote:
thermalben wrote:

Why? Because it's a fantastic surf shot, taken by a great photographer. And without any landmarks in the photo (headlands, reefs, points), it's essentially just another right hand reefbreak.  

Just because the wave resembles another location that is sensitive, does that mean that we can't run it?

If that's the case, why not just make the captions more vague. Like "somewhere in Australia". ? Or is it just a case of if ya can't beat em, join em. You know, everyone else is doing it, why can't we?.......

Are you fucken tripping Rabs?

The caption said 'southern Australia', meaning anywhere from Cape Leeuwin to Wilsons Prom. What's that, 5,000 kms of coast? Is that not vague enough..?

It was Southey that came along and started throwing down the clues.

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Rabbits68 commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 10:46am

stunet wrote:

Rabbits68 wrote:
thermalben wrote:

Why? Because it's a fantastic surf shot, taken by a great photographer. And without any landmarks in the photo (headlands, reefs, points), it's essentially just another right hand reefbreak.  

Just because the wave resembles another location that is sensitive, does that mean that we can't run it?

If that's the case, why not just make the captions more vague. Like "somewhere in Australia". ? Or is it just a case of if ya can't beat em, join em. You know, everyone else is doing it, why can't we?.......

Are you fucken tripping Rabs?

The caption said 'southern Australia', meaning anywhere from Cape Leeuwin to Wilsons Prom. What's that, 5,000 kms of coast? Is that not vague enough..?

It was Southey that came along and started throwing down the clues.

Haha! Nah my trippin days are done :)

I suppose my point was, in relation to that pic/caption, why not "Indo style Downunder" or similar. I agree "Southern Australia" is also general. Maybe WOTD photos should just do the talking themselves, without captions. I admit that some of the captions are quite clever but also cryptic clues of said spot at times.

The irony of these discussions is that it also highlights said spots which is not lost on me either. Carry on :)

Crystal Clear

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 11:07am

Initially I actually accidentally read it as South Australia...god "Southern Australia" is even more vague, could be anywhere in SA, VIC, Tassie, even South Coast NSW, no land marks, no other clues.

But looks like we have narrowed it down to SA, a quick look on the photographers FB page shows they are from that area.

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fraser-gordon commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 11:22am

Haha I know guy's that are the same love too think they know where every wave is, when it's best ,cryptic jargon, defender's of sensitive surf area's good on them it's their thing like some sort of OCD.Most are average surfer's.

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caml commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 at 12:48pm

Apparently the wotd pic in question is not what some initially were thinking
I think that naming a picture as southern Australia puts the chances of it being SA at 90% or more .
I dont agree with the majorities way of having to name every break or give hints that are so easily traced by way of instagram or previous work etc
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