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.
I was watching and saw him get that beast
Is that north point seaslug?
The left looks good in photos but is unsurfable.
Had some of my best waves in the west at that joint, with about 50 other surfers snaking, on a 10foot day
but i got along with Jay Davies i think his name is and we were sharing the second bowl going wave for wave that people on the peak were too deep for.
Also saw a guy in the early get shacked from the peak all the way through to the end.
Probably the best wave ive seen in Australia and i grew up on cronulla reefs and south coast reefs.
Craig i meant todays wave of the day, looks like north point, no secret so i guess naming it wont do any harm. The left looks good in photos but is unsurfable when you're there.
Ah I see!
Great angle on todays WOTD.
yeah cool shot . There's more anticipation in that one frame than a whole day of video from the wave pool.
Thanks guys, yeah love the anticipation.
Who wouldn't love a Monday like today by Steve Arkley.
The punchy peak, the colours, the clouds all set the winter mood.
More of these please.
Less of these please.
Doesn't seem a week goes by without a Steve Arklay '13 beach peak' or Winki/Bells line up shot as 'wave of the day'. Stop being lazy.....plenty of other surf breaks around the country to plug surely.
*He must be cheap....
Such a beautiful looking wave , kerr making it look easy .
One of my favorite NSW breaks today...one day i had it to myself at two to three foot and got barrelled from start to finish every wave, nobody around except on a nearby pointbreak (usually around 7-10 seconds tube if taking off behind the peak on the right swell) but the next day the swell doubled, i was sleeping in my car in the carpark and got out there at first light. was solid 3-5 foot. it got a bit competitive as it was a saturday so the locals were getting a lot of the best waves but there was plenty left to share for the blowins.
Anyway everyone paddled in after there last wave i had priority and one guy who seemed a bit chubby to be surfing this wave paddles out on a 7'2 minigun he paddles deep into the other side of the reef competing with me for priority even though i was up.
I noticed the edge of the reef on the lefts(not surfable) and he kept paddling. Sweet i thought he's gone too far past the reef. i then had to paddle in and knife it sideways into the tube and avoid shockwaves and foamballs punching through fully developed foamballs all the way to the end then as i came out it barrelled again in a wide section it was only 4ft but that was the best wave i ever surfed there.(surfed it 6-8ft pitting but still this 4ft wave was beter and barrelling longer)also the lip hits the rocks sometimes on bigger days.
My mate who earlier got some bombs was trying to film me on my video camera but i set the trigger button onto "hold down to keep recording" not press and shoot and press and turn off.So he didnt get any footage.
Anyway i still remember that wave clear as day, friendly vibes amongst everyone and maybe even the most fun surf ive ever had. after that i headed there any time it looked like those conditions and it doesnt need the obvious swell direction, that makes it faster and shouldery..i will say no more.still surfable on the wrong swell direction just doesnt roll evenly as much.
Absolutely pristine image. Despite never being there I've got an idea where it is, as many probably do. Maybe shots this good should b flipped to throw us all off the chase, and keep us wondering,dreaming...
Its a nice area, I know the wave your talking about GS, had some great sessions out there myself. as for this pic, pretty sure its not it, but another fickle beast not far away that rarely produces the goods.
Surely we can get an ID on today's surfer, insane shot and wave!
Can't tell you his name, can tell you the outcome:
I think an ID on those two muppets would be more appropriate.
Gold Coast is a sewer sprayed with perfume.
Every swell there results in cherry picked videos and still shots which lend the impression that it’s something to desire.
In my mind it’s similar to promoting done shithouse, backwater nightspot by showing images of the only decent bloke meeting the sole nice girl whilst studiously avoiding showing the vomit in the carpark, the drink spikings , the glassings and the pissy drivers running red lights on their way home.
Have to agree, that's pretty rough. Super slotted and now no chance of making it.
Not even given half a chance.
Yesterdays WOTD was a cracka Craig. How did you manage to get that bit of sunlight on that sweet spot?
As for the above, well that's just fucked. But pretty typical at a guess.
They probably justified it cause the bloke in the pit had already burned someone else.
and so on and so on and so on in that part of the world.
Thanks WotL, a bit of luck and patience. The setting sun kept casting the cliff shadow deeper and deeper into the lineup and I was nearly done, but this wave came in through the perfect spot and he was in the barrel just where the light was. Didn't plan it but nailed the shot ha.
The stickerless board - is that Morgan from the other thread?
Great shot Craig, love the light at the end of the tunnel
Thanks Supafreak! Got some gold on the weekend.
Not a drop of water out of place. Great shot Craig.
Yeah, so perfect eh!!
Epic shot Craig. Would love some of that right now!!
Going switch. Or is he front leg leggie legend?
Amputee. Right leg lost in a bike accident in Bali.
Incredible that someone can get tubed after losing a leg.
Today’s shot by Shields has got to be one of the best ever.
Hats off to Ollie.
He also gets a wave in the QB section of Tim Bonython'slatest clip.
Will take a look.
BTW ….I caught a wave like the one in today’s WOTD about a week ago and haven’t stopped thinking about it since. Whenever everything goes quiet for a second, or I’m drifting off to sleep….bang! I’m right back there coming off the bottom as the lip throws, projecting down the line as the whole world becomes a luminous blue green cement mixer.
Best barrel I’ve had in ages. Priceless memory.
Good for you blowin
I’ve had a few crackers this last month or two but nothing quite that perfect.
Half the legs, twice the heart.
Pretty epic photo irrespective of who or what.
NIce work on the tagline Stu. Not quite up there with yesterday's though. I want to see a lympic themed one for each day of the games. I'm sure you'll manage.
Yes Matlock I second this challenge.
It was the plan, but three days in and I'm already struggling.
Darcy Piper trying to avoid the whitewater gate in the mens surf slalom
Sacamano 1, Nettle 0
Darcy Piper looks like he's ready to receive the baton.
That's such a beautiful photo. Great shot and great tube sense Darcy.
Is there a sequence for todays terrifying shot? I can't imagine going something like that thing, so cred to whoever it is for going.
I think this was the next frame.
Nice work Ben.
Up in smoke on the end section