Torren Martyn and friends // Lost Track - video

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

It's a familiar scenario. First light across a smoke-filled campsite and everything smells like campfire, clear the empty bottles, clear your head, scarf some brekky, then paddle out in the half light where corduroy of higher period is unstitching itself across a shallow rock ledge. There's only you and your friends in the water.

And if this scenario isn't familiar then you really have to get out more often.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 8:50am

The D grade pro exploiting the lesser known surfspot as a drawcard star to gain a bit of reflected glory and further his "career ".

The faces are interchangeable but the intent remains the same.

Where's Mikey Brennan , Paul Morgan etc etc ?

Cmon guys, sure you surf well but must we endure this continuing parade of people attempting to get a free wetty by selling the idea of uncrowded waves that aren't theirs to give away ?

Get a job if you need coin and leave these places under the radar so you can keep getting some sneaky pits. It's not like you'll be losing millions of dollars , it's way more about your ego and bragging rights.

I wouldn't have thought that concept would be so hard to grasp.

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crg commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 2:30pm

Bit harsh Blowin...with all his recent exposure he's at least a C grade pro surely...

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Seymour Scagnetti commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 8:56am

Amen!

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heals commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 9:29am

I feel inferior for not knowing where it is! Anyone want to share it with me? I like camping and I can keep my mouth shut.

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Bungan33 commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 9:41am

Yep...that was a bit silly. A few headland shots, cliffs, sunset, coastal scrub that only exists in SA or WA...I'm from Vicco so I couldn't pick it but I reckon a few minutes on GoogleEarth and that place is blown. Celebrate the wave but let others explore themselves I reckon (but God I would give a left nut for someone to just TELL ME!!!) I could smell the campfire and feel the stoke.

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nicko74 commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 10:08am

Great clip to enjoy with my morning coffee as I get ready for the day.
There's only one thing better than watching from the channel as one of your mates gets shacked;)

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Eugene Green commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 10:40am

Word Blowin.
Western South Oz should always be a surf media free zone. Just like the Hawaiians leave Kauai the fuck alone and make sure visitors do the same.

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Clam commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 11:43am

Mixture of two different surf breaks , ratio 90/10.
Best day of the year ,they scored all time .

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barley commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 1:43pm

Just go on instawank and you'll see shots all over it..from mostly locals who seem to be at peace with the exposure....monies and koneys the most bookfaced and insta waves in oz..becareful though..some lid snapped his neck/back at koneys not long ago..

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udo commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 2:16pm

One of the locals that would sell his arse for a pair of sunnies was heard whinging recently about there being 35 surfers out at his local left......Ha ..the same guy that keeps exposing it.

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ironclad commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 1:59pm

I notice your keeping right out of this one ben (why). " swellnet "You don't actually have to put these clip up it's your choice therefore ultimately your responsibility. I'm all for sharing and I don't consider myself territorial but this one bring's out the beast. happy surf'n

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stunet commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 2:08pm

Is this a question directed towards us?

Kinda hard to tell with the brackets and the quotation marks and all.

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barley commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 3:57pm

Chuck blax on that list as well..
@udo i noticed one of the locals at easter was annoyed at the crowd..but he was quite happy to share his annoyance plus a shot of himself at said location..go figure!
If those lads are keen to promote it then good luck to them..its their patch..i dont want it around the area i surf..our waves suck anyway!

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udo commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 4:13pm

Barley Yep. we should probably comment on the thread you started in the forum .- W.C. Slayed
Some nice barrels ridden in the vid above.

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Dingdoctor commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 9:01pm

A few glory seeking wankers who will one day regret their actions does not represent the surf community views over here. 90 % of us would prefer cameras left at home and visitors just st come to surf. With this attitude a no hassles waves a plenty trip is a sure thing.
Most crew don't read or comment here on this sort of stuff.
It's more than a couple of guys "patch"

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bigredcouch commented Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 10:01pm

Not really sure why Swellnet is touching Torren Martyn or this video? Cancerous shit. Thought they were had a touch class and respect? Torren, who drove around Australia taking videos of quiet surf spots and sending them into any online surf site that had an inbox. Torren, who filmed a spot in west vicco and then sent it out to the online sites as 'south aus'. Torren, who obviously wanted to keep this footage under his hat at the time. A quick glance on his instagram page tells you he hasn't been anywhere near the wave in this particular clip for some time. I imagine he won't be going anywhere near it again either after this. ALA Teale Vanner. And swellnet... swellnet who carry a 'surfers etiquette' disclaimer on all of their webcam pages!? It reads: 'Surfers etiquette: if you're travelling here to surf, please respect the locals.' SO, SWELLNET, IF SOME C-GRADE SURFER TRAVELS TO A SENSITIVE AREA AND SENDS YOU SOME OKAY FOOTAGE OF THEM DOING SOME PRETTY LAME STANCE BARRELS YOU RESPECT THE LOCALS (AND ANYONE ELSE WHO CARES TO FREQUENT SUCH PLACES) BY UPLOADING IT ONTO THE INTERWEB. FOOLS.

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wildenstein8 commented Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 7:01am

I think you need to take a big lie down, bigredcouch. This clip is about a year old and was part of a major movie that toured Austalia, a quick search shows 50K online views and who knows how many attended live. Also as someone said above the same waves can be seen all over Instagram, sometimes named too, while the clip above doesnt even name the state.

Its a surprise to find such anger so long after the fact.

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 3:02pm

Yeah last winter as they have booties and one sensible guy has wet suit cap. Has to be south oz or deep west coast Vic looking at the geology of the cliffs. I reckon it would be day of the year and you would need major luck and time to get it this good. Heaps easier just to jump on a plane and go somewhere in indo.

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barley commented Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 8:13am

Andrew mooney the next inline for a release....pretty sure that wiĺl be up soon

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ironclad commented Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 10:53am

its not anger wildenstein8, its its sadness sugar coated with anger. look what's happening everywhere around the world like bali ect, cant we keep somethings tucked away so that we have a sanctuary to go too, somewhere away from our hectic lives we all lead and somewhere to take our kids to show them that its not all about money and fame. some people just don't get it its sad.

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mick-free commented Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 11:46am

How can we get upset when local guys are posting all the content too....?

Mick Free FIFOFOMO

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 2:48pm

I need to get out more