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 Wednesday, 19 May 2021 at 8:40am

Alternative caption to today's WOTD:

'Shane Shane Holmes'

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Patrick Friday, 21 May 2021 at 7:29am

Rare sighting of an empty line up. That's something you don't see everyday

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simba Friday, 21 May 2021 at 7:32am

cryptic message...

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stunet Friday, 21 May 2021 at 8:02am

I don't often do a whole song title, usually weave a lone lyric in if there's a musical allusion in the caption, but today I figured, fuck it, if someone doesn't get it and asks the question then it just gives me an opportunity to talk about things I love.

And here we are!

1998. Thirty years after his death a trove of Woody Guthrie's unused lyrics are found. A call to Billy Bragg, who calls Wilco, and all together they record an album.

This is one of the highlights:


Something about Craig's photo, the difference in landscape from my home coast perhaps, or the solitude of a lonely lineup, made me think of that song and even though it's cryptic and doesn't make sense I went with gut feel.

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simba Friday, 21 May 2021 at 8:16am

perfect match

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Blowin Friday, 21 May 2021 at 9:06am

Thanks for the explanation. I didn’t get the cryptic clue and was afraid to pull on the thread lest it led to revelation of the spot.

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stunet Friday, 21 May 2021 at 9:14am

I like the idea of people thinking I'm dropping clues so deducing what they are.

Minor key.

Rhymes with monarchy.

Monarchy = king.

Those Swellnet fuckwits are blowing up Kings Head!

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Blowin Friday, 21 May 2021 at 9:22am

Exposing Kings Head!

Swellnet offices might find themselves on the wrong end of an ‘ol number 6.

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zenagain Friday, 21 May 2021 at 10:54am

One of my all time favourite movies.

Genius.

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Bnkref Friday, 21 May 2021 at 11:49am

Nice one Craig. Magic spot.

Has a bit of an Ulus feel. Minus the warungs and warm water etc.

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Craig Friday, 21 May 2021 at 1:05pm

Thanks, yeah bigger than it looks as well, that's a 5-6ft'er pushing through. Really fun that morning! A few bigger ones to get the heart rating but no 8ft wash-throughs.

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Craig Sunday, 23 May 2021 at 1:29pm

Yesterday's by Hayden is amazing. Great angle and capture!

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Solitude Friday, 28 May 2021 at 8:02am

Gee that’s a sublime shot you’ve shared today Jack. Thank you.

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goofyfoot Sunday, 30 May 2021 at 9:01am

Vic almost looking inviting

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GuySmiley Sunday, 30 May 2021 at 9:25am

True that GF

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 30 May 2021 at 4:46pm

goofyfoot wrote: Vic almost looking inviting

If it's Vic it's highly likely just smoke and mirrors, i could take countless shots like this at my local that look amazing when it's clean and solid and breaking on outside banks, but the reality is they almost always run off to fast or closeout and if do peel rarely break in the same spot twice.

Last week was perfect conditions on the outside banks, i watched a paddle guy try to get some watched for half an hour and he got nothing, a Jetski was whipping a guy in to a few but even then they had trouble as just so hard to pic where to be if one does peel slow enough..

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Distracted Monday, 31 May 2021 at 2:28pm

Today’s shot, pretty as a peach..... sure is, apart from that deep gutter to paddle across with the White season back in full swing!

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velocityjohnno Monday, 31 May 2021 at 4:45pm

It's foreboding in a quiet sort of way.
I was spun out at the parallel gutters so deep and the bank so far out on some of the beachies I surfed up there (one of which later had an attack occur).

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goofyfoot Monday, 31 May 2021 at 4:50pm

Distracted wrote: Today’s shot, pretty as a peach..... sure is, apart from that deep gutter to paddle across with the White season back in full swing!

My first thoughts too! Looks so good but if that’s east coast Oz then good chance it’s sharky as fuck in that gutter

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Craig Monday, 31 May 2021 at 5:00pm

Thought the same as well..

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Tick Monday, 31 May 2021 at 7:01pm

Yep. I'm not the only one then. It's farked isn't it? Wouldn't have crossed my mind at all only a few years ago.

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velocityjohnno Monday, 31 May 2021 at 7:43pm

It's funny as those few years ago I'd come over from WA after going through what had happened there and there was this huge difference in perception of risk on the East coast, like there was none whatsoever.

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lostdoggy Tuesday, 1 Jun 2021 at 6:39pm

Still waiting for Stu's entry and he's put Craig up ahead of him.
Come on Stu.

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indo-dreaming Tuesday, 1 Jun 2021 at 7:22pm

It just clicked looking at WOTD met this kid a few years back in Indo, nice guy and decent surfer.

Said he lurks here, so hi Max if you're out there, hope to see you in Indo again sometime when this Covid is all over.

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Craig Wednesday, 2 Jun 2021 at 7:55am

Yep that's Max Indo, been stepping it up ever since, great to see and the nicest guy!

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neville-beats-buddha Wednesday, 2 Jun 2021 at 12:32pm

I only just got the John Lee Hooker reference in todays Caption. Said it a few times in my head and thought it sounded familiar then bingo!

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Max Wax Thursday, 3 Jun 2021 at 7:50pm

Hi ID, hope all is good with you and your fam, would love to get back to indo and hang with Andreas and you guys asap. Fingers crossed not too far away :)

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GuySmiley Sunday, 6 Jun 2021 at 6:08pm

Crackerx2

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bluediamond Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 5:54pm

Today's WOTD shot is epiiicccccc!!! Far out!

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Nick Bone Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 at 7:52am

Bit of Missy Elliott - Work It on this one?

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stunet Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 at 8:49am

Yep.

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Sprout Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 at 8:55am

EPIC!! jackisalunatic

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bluediamond Sunday, 13 Jun 2021 at 7:18pm

Love that angle and colours of todays shot. Gives a classic feel to the carpark and the amphitheatre vibe of the place. Sick one Romy.

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bluediamond Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 5:46pm

Leroy Bellet producing the magic again. Such a sick photog. What a cavern! Oh mannnn!! Epic shot.

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Blowin Thursday, 17 Jun 2021 at 10:51am

He’s absolutely destroyed that section. Great stuff.

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zenagain Thursday, 17 Jun 2021 at 11:25am

Does anyone remember that Vince Collier pic (God rest his violent soul)?

Now that was a frame in time of a good ol' fashioned wave lynching.

Sorry, not good at posting pics from the net but it's easy enough to find.

Todays WOTD kinda reminded me of that.

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Jono Thursday, 17 Jun 2021 at 11:28am
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zenagain Thursday, 17 Jun 2021 at 12:08pm

That's the one Jono.

Kinda feel sorry for the wave.

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lostdoggy Thursday, 17 Jun 2021 at 7:33pm

Swipe to the 3rd pic.

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goofyfoot Friday, 18 Jun 2021 at 7:10am

Today’s is huge! Who’s the surfer?

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stunet Friday, 18 Jun 2021 at 7:54am

No ID yet. 

Unique board so shouldn't be long.

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Craig Friday, 18 Jun 2021 at 8:01am

Incredible shot and effort being out there at that size, as we all saw through the Margs comp.

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goofyfoot Friday, 18 Jun 2021 at 8:19am

One of camels old sticks maybe?

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groundswell Friday, 18 Jun 2021 at 11:12am

A lot of surfers in margs area have those stripes on their boards a lot of surfers have huge guns too.
I remember Matt Percy saying in chili he was undergunned on a 8'6 on a monster swell.

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stunet Friday, 18 Jun 2021 at 11:19am

The surfer is Stefan Marsella.

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Patrick Friday, 18 Jun 2021 at 11:25am

Now that is surfing, wow!
How tall the face you reckon?
I'm calling his board 9' and the face height 36' plus

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bluediamond Friday, 18 Jun 2021 at 11:41am

Absolutely insane wave and pic. Hat's off to the charger. Yew!

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Island Bay Friday, 18 Jun 2021 at 12:29pm

8'9 Webster DS - "slightly refined".

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Bnkref Friday, 18 Jun 2021 at 1:19pm

Incredible photo and wave. So much commitment. Epic.

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udo Saturday, 19 Jun 2021 at 6:35pm

1Second after w.ot.d. pic