As good as it gets - video

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

This one is for the Sunny Coast proletariat. All the workers who headed off to the salt mines while the best swell in ages hit their local beaches.

Chin up and all that.

(Clip by Keahi Aboitiz)

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toneranger commented Thursday, 16 Jun 2016 at 7:05pm

as a lover of the longer type board ,wonder how long the purple board was.guys's getting some pretty serious tube on it

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batfink commented Friday, 17 Jun 2016 at 8:56am

toneranger wrote: as a lover of the longer type board ,wonder how long the purple board was.guys's getting some pretty serious tube on it

Same, tone. I have a longer board on order, only 6'9" so probably a fair bit shorter than that one, but will look like a Waimea board compared to everyone else's 5'10's. Looks so good, they just have a lovely, different feel to them.

Just beautiful conditions out there, you'd stay out until your arms fell off, wouldn't you!

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donweather commented Thursday, 16 Jun 2016 at 8:31pm

Fck me, it's days and crowds like that, that I kill for!!!

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kaiser commented Thursday, 16 Jun 2016 at 9:32pm

I note there hasn't been much (or any, really) footage of the GC from this swell. Not surprised as it just didn't deliver in the same way as it did selected sunny coast spots and everywhere south o' the border. I checked daily and it just didn't jazz me.

And what has been left in its wake is some pretty uninspiring sand formations, to be honest. I'm seeing swell that would have been massaged into some shapely rides pre the Black Nor-Easter, but instead are not much more than a drop..then a shoulder...then a fat section...then a closeout.

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paully commented Thursday, 16 Jun 2016 at 10:05pm

yea the whole stretch from noosa down to caloundra was like this for the whole week ... epic.

And a spot a couple hours north of this was even bigger and better.

A swell to tell the grandkids about.

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toneranger commented Saturday, 18 Jun 2016 at 5:32pm

hey Batfink i was getting amped because my quiver starts at 7'3 and ends at 9.0i still think that thing looks over 7'6.good choice anyway,coz if i was out there that day,last thing i would be doing was smacking a lip

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toneranger commented Saturday, 18 Jun 2016 at 5:33pm

hey Batfink i was getting amped because my quiver starts at 7'3 and ends at 9.0i still think that thing looks over 7'6.good choice anyway,coz if i was out there that day,last thing i would be doing was smacking a lip

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batfink commented Friday, 24 Jun 2016 at 10:21am

As long as they aren't mals you're ok with me Toneranger. :-)

Starting at 7'3''! If you live down vicco way you may have much more use for them. Sydney, not so much. My quiver range is 5'11' to a 6'10'', but the 6'10' is for special occasions and trips where I'm in the mood for it, but I never fail to be impressed with how it goes and feels underfoot. It doesn't feel like a lumbering giant at all, just more like riding a Cadillac rather than a Ferrari.

It even goes well in 1' surf, which I have done a few times just for the hell of it.

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batfink commented Friday, 24 Jun 2016 at 10:26am

Can't stop watching this, bloody mesmerising.

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Sprout commented Tuesday, 6 Jun 2017 at 3:20pm
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pigman commented Wednesday, 7 Jun 2017 at 12:59pm

nothing beats the feel of a longer board some days. just have a new 6/8 for bigger days in vic