Watch: Whip in 'Chase'

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Lotta diversity in this clip from Whip Dennis. Firstly, there's a good use of angles - water, land, air, and PWC - and also a fair spread of locations - southern NSW, South Australia, Norfolk Island, and Tahiti. The only thing that's uniform all the way through are big waves, heaving barrels, and an indifference to danger.

And that's no criticism at all.

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batfink commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 6:09pm

No doubting his skill and commitment.

To video producers, for god's sake, if they are paddling in I want to see that. I want to watch what they do, how they do, see it for myself. I'm never going to go out in those conditions but if it's 3-4 feet and breaking fast I want to see how they do it so I can try it.

He seemed to be paddling into a few of those at least, so just show the first 3-4 seconds, better still with a bit of slow-mo, I'm sure I'm not the only one interested in edumacating myself. These guys are cutting edge.

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jimbrown commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 6:36pm

Ditto

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mr mick commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 8:32pm

Ditto 2!

Mr mick

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rooftop commented Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 at 12:58am

x 3

I know it's the era of short attention spans and all that but when they edit the hell out of those clips it loses all suspense and just starts to wash over you.

I want to see him paddle in. For that matter, I want to see him get properly hammered too.

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barley commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 6:49pm

Pretty bad form using a drone at at least one of these spots..surely by now everyone knows about the ospreys. Even though i reckon this footage is quite old..begs the question why bring it out now?
Feeling the sponsorship pinch?

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sunlover199 commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 8:59am

Love the South Australian desert barrels, all welcome bring all your mates with you and camera's and drones and have a Momumentous time. The white pointers are getting hungry
at this time of the year, dont get stuck on The Island !

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eddiewouldgo commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 12:21pm

No drones allowed !

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mikehunt207 commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 2:58pm

I dont get it? edit out the beginning and the end of nearly every wave(including the jet ski pulling in by the looks) . Bring a massive entourage to off the radar spots, drones in sensitive environmental areas as mentioned above. Grade A wanker

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LeroytheMasochist commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 7:00pm

Ditto paddle footage

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eddiewouldgo commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 9:57pm

Supposing the drone footage of the surf break with the endangered osprey nest off the cliff is filmed by kane overall, If i remember correctly that is also seen on his instagram account too,about a year ago or more possibly. Kane did agree to not fly the drones there again apparently but its a pity this footage has just been released as it may encourage more droners at that spot trying to emulate these heroics. Footage taken before the officially reported 'drone ban' can't be stopped. Since its now well known that the osprey have the law on their side and the usual suspects camera filmers have been warned it would be better that this footage isnt shown. At least if it is shown then they should point out to the viewers that they were breaking laws and there is now a widely known ban for everyone on this drone type film technique and nobody else should do the same thing. Unfortunately these people couldn't give a fk. Wheres the priorities? Dont cause an abandoned nest in the near future.Give the osprey a break peoples, stop harassing them,flying a drone or walking out to overlook them.Just don't do it, let the osprey live in peace without your pesky human disturbance.
Surf and get barreled the osprey are happy.Forget the specialty film angles and climbing above the nest and the waves. Eddie the Eagle

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mattlock commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 11:22pm

Keep the Fn drones away from my majestic Ospreys. If the east coast wannabes haven't already scared them off as in other places. Getting a bit sick of the self promotion of semi- pros exploiting some of these remote locales.
That clip would still be good even if you didn't now the guys name was Dipstick Penis....did I spell that correctly ?

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mattlock commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 11:23pm

Keep the Fn drones away from my majestic Ospreys. If the east coast wannabes haven't already scared them off as in other places. Getting a bit sick of the self promotion of semi- pros exploiting some of these remote locales.
That clip would still be good even if you didn't now the guys name was Dipstick Penis....did I spell that correctly ?

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mr mick commented Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 at 4:22pm

No you didn't.....it's spelt with a k......know!

Mr mick

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Spuddups commented Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 at 5:36am

Here's an informative video about how to photograph secret surf spots from The Raglan surf report. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5Lh0nbwEj0

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campbell commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 12:26am

Finally a great idea from the kiwis

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Island Bay commented Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 at 6:23am

Hehe...

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eddiewouldgo commented Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 at 10:57am

Yeah bro thats a funny little youtube clip Spuddups. Got any more of them?

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Spuddups commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 5:40am

Just search for "The Raglan Surf Report" on You-Tube. He's got a heap of vids up there. The guy rips as well.

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eddiewouldgo commented Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 at 6:39pm

https://www.swellnet.com/forums/code-conduct/380047

Drone photography disturbing endangered osprey at iconic surf break

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AndoMc commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 3:40pm

Epic clip! Loved it.

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