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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stunet commented Thursday, 2 May 2019 at 1:53pm

Bit of drag off the back fin.

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 3 May 2019 at 10:20am

Sci-Fi designer boards foiled by wayward leggies.

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Blowin commented Monday, 6 May 2019 at 7:52am

Even without waves that’s glorious.

I heart the Indian Ocean.

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stunet commented Monday, 6 May 2019 at 8:57am

The original was a panoramic shot that drew your eye to those clouds reaching overhead, giving the illusion of a terrificly big sky above a small observer.

The cropped version stunts that effect, though it still looks good.

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 6 May 2019 at 11:24am

Enormous skies in that state. Magnificent shot, beautiful water colour.

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tworules commented Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 7:54pm

is it a Reg Mombassa or a Normie scene captured here, who's goin?

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zenagain commented Friday, 17 May 2019 at 9:43am

I thought yesterdays lineup shot was epic, todays shot is next level.

Well done Timmy B.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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udo commented Friday, 17 May 2019 at 10:22am

And the day before was a ripper of Mark Mathews taken by Tim Bonython
and not long afterthe shot Red Bull had Tim Evicted from Surf Comp Zone ...

Fuckers !

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 18 May 2019 at 7:01am

Favourite place on earth

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Ash commented Saturday, 18 May 2019 at 10:46am

I'll 2nd the T.B compliment. Took a few days of seeing this photo to realize how good it is, art in a photo.

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Solitude commented Saturday, 18 May 2019 at 12:18pm

Sublime lineup shot! Never been, always thought about it. That shot makes me keen.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 22 May 2019 at 1:47pm

Those turns feel so good. It’s a nice photo , but I don’t think it does this style of turn justice. You really want to be looking from behind the surfer and watching how the surfer centres over their board.

Occy and Luke Egan do sick versions of it. Holding it through 180 degrees.

Still , I got that little buzz from looking at it.

Cheers.

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maddogmorley commented Friday, 24 May 2019 at 9:44am

Nice to see another wave from up that way instead of that super short A-frame slab. IMO today's wave is a lot more fun - can get seriously long on its day.

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Ash commented Friday, 31 May 2019 at 3:55pm

Another absolute ripper from Tim, everything is right about today's pic

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Blowin commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 8:51am

From the weekend of the competition ?

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stunet commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 9:26am

Yep. Slater in the foreground, with, I think, M'Rod about to take a big gulp.

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lostdoggy commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 9:29am

Slater loves the hands in the air shoulder hoot.

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Blowin commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 9:49am

I think we are talking about different competitions .

And different breaks.

Don’t think it’s been that cloudy at Margie’s during the entire waiting period ?

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stunet commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 10:11am

Aye....gotcha.

Nah, not this weekend just past.

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 4:17pm

Got south coast written all over that but likely to be wrong, the one of bells is tops too

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indo-dreaming commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 5:47pm

I was thinking Tassie.

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Ray Shirlaw commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 6:42am

I think there is some confusion here. Yeh that looks closer to tassy than any Real surf locale. Just the way the locals like it I guess. Heard island perhaps :)))?

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 7:02am

Quick glance looked looked like Waits Point. But it ain't.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 7:37am

That looks a bit more inviting than yesterday’s lineup.

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Ray Shirlaw commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 4:52pm

I think there is some confusion here. Yeh that looks closer to tassy than any Real surf locale. Just the way the locals like it I guess. Heard island perhaps :)))?

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garyg1412 commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 7:32am

Probably the transit lounge for Heard Island!!!

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Bob Sacamano commented Thursday, 6 Jun 2019 at 10:26am

2 days in a row if I'm not mistaken? I heard it was good on the weekend. I grew up around there but shuffled north. Today's pic looks like a good size!

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stunet commented Thursday, 6 Jun 2019 at 10:30am

Nup, different waves 144.9km apart (according to Google)

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Bob Sacamano commented Thursday, 6 Jun 2019 at 10:42am

Mistaken I was! Well today's one brings back some memories I've got no doubts about it. Looks as intimidating as ever.

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 8 Jun 2019 at 8:40am

Not the best left in Indo but a super fun consistent wave, when i first starting surfing this left, i use to stay with my friend in the third house on right, was a few years before the first resort opened so only other surfers id see were from the very odd charter boat, first trip was by myself and id actually be stoked to see a charter boat and paddle out when they were surfing so i had guys to surf with, still a beautiful spot.

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Island Bay commented Saturday, 8 Jun 2019 at 3:36pm

Nic pic. Gotta love Indonesia.

ID, I heard waves are generally softer in that area. True or false?

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 8 Jun 2019 at 5:58pm

Yeah true most of the consistent waves are more cruisy softer more rippable type waves, and generally speaking it gets a bit less swell than the Mentawais, but that said there is about half a dozen or more waves as good and as hollow as anything in the Mentawai's (most a little fickle though) and even a couple of quite heavy waves only for real good surfers.

I guess you could call it the old mans Mentawais or the Mentawai's ugly little sister.

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Blowin commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 6:26am

Is that a companion piece to the Chris Bryan photo on Beach grit ?

https://beachgrit.com/2019/06/motherfucker-man-takes-tanker-over-the-led...

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simba commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 7:35am

well spotted hawkeye.

simba

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 9:34am

Today’s, my signature move

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Nick Bone commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 11:40am

Chatting Craniums surely?

I am the bone

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thermalben commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 11:58am

Looks like a psycho, killer kind of wave.

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ojackojacko commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 1:56pm

he’s burning down the face

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thermalben commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 3:19pm

Really was a once in a lifetime wave.

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Gary G commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 4:57pm

Gary bets that surfer is telling himself: this is not my beautiful wave.

You and me, Gary, ain’t nothing but mammals so let’s do it* like they do it on the aerobics channel

*faceys

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Blowin commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm

Looks like a Road to nowhere to me.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019 at 5:51pm

Re: today's example, is that the ROC?

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Blowin commented Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 at 7:49am

My favourite shot in ages.

That thing is incredible.

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blackers commented Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 at 8:31pm

A thing of beauty, agreed.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019 at 6:44am

That caption is going straight to the pool room.

Top 5 easy.

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Blowin commented Monday, 24 Jun 2019 at 1:42pm

And somewhere an Aussie goofyfooter such as Kerby Brown or that fella who used to ride for Hurly, Dom Something or other ( Wilson ? ) , is rubbing his chin and thinking - “If I just got in early enough ....”

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mattlock commented Monday, 24 Jun 2019 at 9:22pm

Nice shot today. And yes Stu I can see the animal/monster in the lip.

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AndyM commented Monday, 24 Jun 2019 at 11:46pm

The fast-looking leopard man with the big chin?

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wally commented Monday, 1 Jul 2019 at 8:15am

There’s some beautiful colours in today’s WOTD.

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southey commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 7:26pm

NOT...…. Happy ..........Jade …….

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