Random surfcam images

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thermalben started the topic in Saturday, 26 May 2018 at 2:36pm

Every week our surfcams output some interesting/arty/bizarre still images.. it's about time I started documenting 'em.

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megzee Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 4:52pm

Not sure Stu,......never saw him standing next to anyone...... but it was a pretty intense barrel shot....for the time...

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wally Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 5:05pm

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wally Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 5:04pm

Gerry Manion is a Cronulla legend.

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megzee Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 5:40pm

That's the one Wally.......Thanks mate......
Pretty sure it was center spread of a seppo mag to boot...

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megzee Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 5:47pm

and the nearest jet ski is 40 years away

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udo Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 5:55pm

Easter 1977

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megzee Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 6:12pm

Don't suppose you could pull up the shot of MP when he was forced to go backdoor pipe........Hawaiian chaps wouldn't let him go left ......Used to be poster size glossy....
77 ish as well....

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groundswell Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 6:29pm

Yeah megzee i know that guy hes a champ i think he posts on here sometimes. Still charging and racing mitsubishi evo's. always has manners and grace in the surf and still charging.

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zenagain Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 6:34pm

That is my all time, number 1 favourite surf photo EVER! And that's saying something. I have loved that shot for years.

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zenagain Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 6:40pm

PS- Not Shark Island, Cronulla Point I believe. Stu can confirm.

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megzee Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 6:47pm

@Groundswell, really great to hear that mate, manners and grace are always reciprocated with respect...
@Zenagain....Geez, you might be right, come to think of it. I stared at the piccy on my wall for years.....Single fin, no wetty, and probably no leggy...

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stunet Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 6:49pm

Yep, it's the Point.

The wave is actually only 8ft, he just makes it look bigger.

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udo Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 6:59pm

megzee wrote: Don't suppose you could pull up the shot of MP when he was forced to go backdoor pipe........Hawaiian chaps wouldn't let him go left ......Used to be poster size glossy....
77 ish as well....

74 i reckon

https://www.facebook.com/Thelostandfoundcollection/photos/basw.AbqCFSyri...

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megzee Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 7:04pm

Cheers Udo....74 sounds about right.....

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udo Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 7:07pm

When he kicked out and started paddling back out his hands touched Coral..

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megzee Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 7:10pm

Yeah, but MP's arms were about 5 foot long......

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wally Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 7:25pm

There was a photo of MP surfing backdoor pipe. I think it was in Surfing World. It is definitely the same board. It is very possibly the same wave. The tagline was something like, MP flew into Honolulu, drove to the North Shore and paddled out at Pipe. Within 2 hours of arriving in Hawaii, this was his first wave.

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udo Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 7:33pm

Yep thats the one.

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wally Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 7:57pm

Back in those days, you didn’t get the blanket coverage of the North Shore season like you get now. You would get some photos and a few articles. I remember after that MP visit, in a season review, an Hawaiian legend saying MP was taking off deeper and drawing sharper lines than anyone else on the North Shore.

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udo Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 8:13pm

Same trip he dropped in on Ben Aipa out Sunset ...Later on the beach Ben punched MPs fin out...his hand hurt so MP copped one in the Mouth ..

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megzee Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 8:17pm

Not to mention torchin up a big fat one on the plane on the way over.....with a few pints of resin in his carry on bag......
Might have to dig out my MP book again...

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ringmaster Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 8:21pm

Gerry 'Popout' Manion!

Good blast from the past!

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udo Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 at 8:27pm

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soz_punter Monday, 5 Jul 2021 at 2:02pm

Whale watching on the Christies cam -
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