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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Blowin commented Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 at 7:53am

This photo made me happy.

Keeping it loose.

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stunet commented Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 at 3:32pm

If your back isn't touching the wave is it still a layback?

Or is it the reclining equivalent of the cheater five?

Serious questions to ponder...

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Laurie McGinness commented Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 at 5:22pm

Stu a cheater layback would be a clay back, but I'm calling it a lean back ..... as in lean back and enjoy the view!

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Westofthelake commented Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 at 5:30pm

Agreed blowin.

The old Layback bazza.

Very cool indeed.

When was the last time a WSL surfer did one of those in a heat?

To even begin Stu's ponder I had to reach for the googtionary for a reminder of what a 'cheater five' actually is:

A form of hang five move, but where the surfer keeps themself and their weight well back from the front of the board and just reaches out with one leg to get five toes over the nose (as opposed to standing properly at the front).

Technically speaking I think "the reclining equivalent of the cheater five" is spot on.
Using the description above you could say: the surfer keeps themself and their weight near the back of the board and just reaches back with one hand to get five fingers as far back as possible (but making sure his back doesn't touch the wave)

In the spirit of simplicity I FWIW would like to suggest this move be called the
Reverse Cheater Five (Layback).

It's the Layback you have without laying back.

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stunet commented Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 at 7:17pm

Clay back

Lean back

Mock back

Reverse cheater five

In full effect

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yorkessurfer commented Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 at 8:08pm

I dig laybacks. Best feeling ;-)

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Laurie McGinness commented Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 at 8:46pm

Great stuff Stu. This week?

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shoredump commented Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 at 8:59pm

Surfings coolest move

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stunet commented Sunday, 7 Jul 2019 at 10:57am

Nah, while ago now, Laurie.

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Blowin commented Sunday, 7 Jul 2019 at 5:53pm

Is that the 7’6” you’re styling on ?

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derra83 commented Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 at 10:24am

Thats some Frankenstein shit in todays pic.

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Ape Anonymous commented Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 at 10:39am

What's the move called when one lays on the surfboard on one's back with head towards the nose?

Trying to post a picture of said move but text box won't allow it, anyway, it's the opening move in this film clip -now this is a "layback": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaZowZ9_Pg0

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 at 10:42am

Boogs VandePolder. Whenever I watch Litmus I think what the hell happened to him. Still alive and well, by the look of things.

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stunet commented Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 at 11:15am

Yeah, Boogs got a bit of play around that time, Jon Frank followed him and Rusty Moran to Hawaii, he scored a Surfer mag cover, featured in Waves mag often, few movie appearances, but the only thing that changed after the spotlight moved on was that less people saw what he was doing. He still chased waves and stormed every big swell in Cronulla, though he's now doing it with his son Kalani in tow.

And here's Kalani at G'Land.

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udo commented Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 at 11:46am

Does Boogs have any sponsors ?

kaki bibaita

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Ape Anonymous commented Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 at 11:50am

Boogs is sponsored by Mary, in the shadow of Captain Goodvibes

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Blowin commented Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 at 1:12pm

To be a mellow goofy with half a ball in your bag, wintering in the desert is to be a boar up to his hocks in fecal matter as adoring sows vie for your attention.

Go Boogs.

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 at 2:00pm

You make that sound very attractive, Blowin :-)

How about for an old, slow regularfoot?

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Blowin commented Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 at 6:00pm

Old surfers never die , they just get caught behind life’s section.

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Island Bay commented Friday, 12 Jul 2019 at 7:50am

There's still a pulse, thankfully.

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Blowin commented Friday, 12 Jul 2019 at 7:57am

That’s all you need. The rest will look after itself.

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zenagain commented Monday, 15 Jul 2019 at 10:43am

Todays shot (July 15) great pic and beautiful pipe.

Imagine that view from the inside.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Ash commented Monday, 15 Jul 2019 at 1:03pm

Timeless shot, perfect wave and rider positioning and it's a left.

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 15 Jul 2019 at 1:18pm

Looks like it was from a couple of Tuesdays ago...perfect.

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peterb commented Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 at 2:44pm

Pinched your clip, ApeAnon, nice.

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udo commented Saturday, 20 Jul 2019 at 8:47pm

Pretty tough pic magnify and stare for a moment...lots going on ...
Could say that twinnie was photoshopped in there..in place of a high performance board
On rail one keel in water one out..hand position..

7'2 - 4 channel Twin fin

kaki bibaita

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peterb commented Saturday, 20 Jul 2019 at 8:58pm

Don't buy it, Udo, everything about that shot is right - the double squirt, his right hand feeling out the pitch and his bent-back horizontal back ..
Masterful shot .. and Torren knows where he's going next.

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udo commented Saturday, 20 Jul 2019 at 9:01pm

Unreal pic !

kaki bibaita

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rooftop commented Sunday, 21 Jul 2019 at 12:12am

Love it.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019 at 9:28pm

Got to love sliding into a bomb on a big board.

Not something that’s overly represented amongst surf photos either . Cheers.

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Bnkref commented Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019 at 9:59pm

Is the one today of the bommie or is that the beach break?

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helmet-not-hose commented Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019 at 9:00am

Deee-liteful photo today

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019 at 12:35pm

Well picked up on there helmet.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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peterb commented Friday, 2 Aug 2019 at 3:12pm

Jessie Little's pic today does it for me.

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Solitude commented Friday, 2 Aug 2019 at 9:32pm

Pic certainly not very recent.

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thermalben commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 8:00am

Is it just me, or does Phil Goodrich look like Jack McCoy? Maybe it's the beard.

Dig the front foot too.

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 9:02am

haha I'm thinking a cross between Jack McCoy and Catweazle.

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maddogmorley commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 9:22am

Yoda! He's so good at hill bus station...well everywhere really

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Solitude commented Saturday, 10 Aug 2019 at 10:23am

What a playground. Amazing perspective.

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simba commented Sunday, 11 Aug 2019 at 10:08am

Nice shot Chris Peel.......

simba

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 11 Aug 2019 at 5:47pm

Agree with simba ..Chris's sunroom comes with travelator to front & back porches.
https://www.swellnet.com/sites/default/files/styles/swellnet_large_wm_63...

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Westofthelake commented Sunday, 11 Aug 2019 at 9:27pm

I heart today's WOTD. Gold

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019 at 7:13am

Nice shot.

Sums up the vast majority of my surfing experience for the last year : uncrowded, small , playful and mesmerisingly beautiful.

Somedays it’s a blessing, somedays it’s a curse. Ingratitude is surprisingly malleable if you set your mind to it.

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Craig commented Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019 at 9:09am

So beautiful! Had one such surf last Saturday in waters like this, them the days!

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Blowin commented Saturday, 17 Aug 2019 at 8:01am

That’s the best moment in surfing.

Deeply pitted on a throaty left hander.

Ace you lucky , lucky bastard.

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shoredump commented Saturday, 17 Aug 2019 at 8:11am

It was pumping

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Blowin commented Saturday, 17 Aug 2019 at 9:18am

Did you get any good ones , SD ?

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shoredump commented Saturday, 17 Aug 2019 at 9:44am

Yeah, I got lucky on a couple Blowin. I was out for the relatively empty but higher tide dawn patrol. 4 of us splitting peaks. For a fickle wave, she’s had a great year

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Blowin commented Saturday, 17 Aug 2019 at 10:47am

Stoked

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 19 Aug 2019 at 7:29pm

Incredible WOTD today. 5 foot at the back, 20 foot at the front and perfect.