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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goofyfoot Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 6:27am

Today’s photo is so good. What a moment

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zenagain Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 7:22am

Definitely a lot going on there. Great shot.

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Craig Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 7:30am

Incredible isn't it, here's the sequence..

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mugofsunshine Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 7:31pm

Re: today's caption..... Brave Captain?

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indo-dreaming Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 8:46am

This Steve Arklay guy takes the best photos, that pic looks almost airbrushed.

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bluediamond Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 5:30pm

Geez cracking shot today Steve Arklay. Well done! Mindsurf madness! What a beauty.

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zenagain Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 6:29pm

Isn't it BD, the type you used to draw on your exercise books at school. Perfection.

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tubeshooter Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 8:56pm

haha , indeed zenagain , followed by a 'cracking shot' of a 1M ruler on the desk when the teacher asks you a question about anything they've said in the last 20 minutes.

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Bnkref Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 9:20pm

Today’s must be an old one? Steve’s had some cracking WOTDs over the years.

Is he still touring the country?

Good to see the old faithful from back home yesterday. Looks like there’s been some good early season days there lately.

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Blowin Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 6:40am

Italo might’ve gotten another couple of feet in height if he ditched the 2 kilograms of sponsorship stickers weighing down his board.

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bluediamond Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 5:52pm

Haha. True that @ZENAGAIN. But crime does pay. If you ever find yourself at waidroka Bay resort in Fiji, check out the surfboard shack and you'll see my finest work of school book waves come to life painted on the wall as a map for all the local breaks. And I got paid for the privilege!! In the off-season, no guests to take surfing, so rise early, paddle out to outer reefs in dark, score epic little solo sessions at sunrise, come back and get a free big breakfast from the angelic Fijian women, then go lay down, chill, and only then, eventually saunter down to the surf shack, catch up with all the Fijian fellas(absolute legends) working the gardens, before finally committing myself to painting one singular wave for the day on the wall. I stretched this job out for a month, much to the disgust of the euro managers. Finished day off eating burgers, sinking beers and drinking kava. Ahhh nice! Haha. Stay in school kids. Doodle waves during class. Dreams do come true. Haha. Yew!

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zenagain Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 8:56pm

Sounds miserable BD;)

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bluediamond Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 9:10pm

Ha! Was good while it lasted Zen :-D

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H2O Thursday, 22 Apr 2021 at 7:56am

Ha- good caption. There is another mythological Australian creature called the Queen Snake - suggest there may be a few of them lurking at this spot along with the bears.

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goofyfoot Thursday, 22 Apr 2021 at 8:15am

That’s a shocker

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D-Rex Thursday, 22 Apr 2021 at 9:07am

Are my eyes deceiving me or is that leggie 20 foot long?

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kaiser Thursday, 22 Apr 2021 at 9:17am

Looks suspiciously like an abandoned paddle up behind the wave. And by the looks of the fins... don’t tell me it’s a SUP!?!?

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Jono Thursday, 22 Apr 2021 at 9:22am

kaiser wrote: Looks suspiciously like an abandoned paddle up behind the wave. And by the looks of the fins... don’t tell me it’s a SUP!?!?

Looks like a construction crane in the background to me?

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Supafreak Thursday, 22 Apr 2021 at 11:03am

Yeah jono its a crane , another highrise for the hill

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kaiser Thursday, 22 Apr 2021 at 2:53pm

Ahhh.... should’ve gone to... some reputable optometrist

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goofyfoot Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 at 9:00am

Great shot, how’s the wall on it

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MidWestMonger Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 at 9:04am

Is there a board going over the falls behind him?

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indo-dreaming Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 at 9:08am

Betting this pic was yesterday.

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zenagain Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 at 9:15am

Cracker of a wave. You only need one of those to lock the sesh in.

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Island Bay Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 at 11:36am

So good.

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A Salty Dog Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 at 12:18pm

A surfer suffered a broken jaw at Bells yesterday.

There is a video of the incident plus a few other pics on Instagram.

I don't know how to post it here but go to bluegums (Dean Snow) on Instagram

Cheers

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udo Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 at 3:24pm

First look i thought he hit tail of other board but no - good take off effort though

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Dean Snow (@bluegums)

Was on a 9'4 x 22 3/4 Glider fark thats a lot of board 

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A Salty Dog Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 at 3:21pm

Gutsy take off, that's for sure.

At that speed and from that height hitting the water face first would be like running into a brick wall at 50kmh

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Blowin Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 at 3:29pm

Midwestmonger - Well spotted there fella.

Old mate embedded in the roof of the wave back there is about to experience an A grade rinsing in his waterlogged 4/3. Looks quite unpleasant from here.

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sheep shagger Sunday, 25 Apr 2021 at 4:38pm

DARRYL MENZIES 4 PLATOON B COY 9RAR... thank you for your service, and the most beautiful ANZAC sunrise photo, special, very special. All the best.

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bluediamond Sunday, 25 Apr 2021 at 6:36pm

Agreed sheepshagger. Beautiful photo and thanks. Was down on a headland at dawn watching the sunrise with those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us firmly in my thoughts. Lest we forget.

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tubeshooter Sunday, 25 Apr 2021 at 7:16pm

yeah great photo for today .
I missed the dawny , but had to turn west while I was having a late arvo fish to check on the awesome sunset over the dunes and stop for a minute . Couldn't help but picture some light horsemen charging the beach .
"At the going down of the sun and in the morning , we will remember them"

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Blowin Monday, 26 Apr 2021 at 6:59am

That’s a Jack Robinson level beachie at that point. Looks very pretty but you’d need to pack a parachute into your 4/3 just to survive the lip launchings.

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Jono Monday, 26 Apr 2021 at 9:54am

Blowin wrote: That’s a Jack Robinson level beachie at that point. Looks very pretty but you’d need to pack a parachute into your 4/3 just to survive the lip launchings.

Would love to see some more photos from this session.

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Bnkref Monday, 26 Apr 2021 at 10:19am
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Jono Monday, 26 Apr 2021 at 10:27am

Bnkref wrote: More here Jono https://www.cammyersphoto.com.au/blog/kingisland

Cheers! Wasn't expecting that. Ask and ye shall receive 30 more photos.

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garyg1412 Monday, 26 Apr 2021 at 10:48am

Even the end of the world is crowded nowadays. Rough count 15 cars. Who would have thought?? They must be putting on extra flights based on swell forecasts.

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indo-dreaming Monday, 26 Apr 2021 at 12:03pm

How depresing i really feel for locals at these spots that only break in solid to huge swells and then when they do they are over run with guys from elsewhere.

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Blowin Monday, 26 Apr 2021 at 1:54pm

At least the photographer had the discretion and commonsense to not name the spot.

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garyg1412 Monday, 26 Apr 2021 at 2:40pm

Blowin do I detect some sarcasm in that comment???

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Bnkref Monday, 26 Apr 2021 at 2:41pm

I did think twice about posting that link. Less detail would have been better.

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Sprout Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 10:10am

Steve, shot mate.

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amb Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 12:14pm

love it!

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Blowin Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 12:30pm

Spiderbait!

“Buy me a pony” is fckn awesome. So is “ Another brick to the head” . So is ....etc etc