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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blindboy Thursday, 13 Jan 2022 at 1:02pm

A city in Southern California isn't it?

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Craig Thursday, 13 Jan 2022 at 1:41pm

Si.

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GuySmiley Saturday, 15 Jan 2022 at 6:20pm

Between Craig with his endless crap Vicco forecasts & Stu with his WOTDs, words fail me except for today's is pretty darn tasty.

If its one thing surfing teaches it's patience.

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simba Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 7:14am

Great shot also great slogan to go with it !

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CMC Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 8:34am

Surfed todays wave and surrounding area regularly for 15 years from late 70's to 1992.
Fun wave when its on. I remember one big swell when a boat got spat on to the beach after breaking its mooring overnight...waves pumping next morning!!

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goofyfoot Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 8:44am

It’s a great shot today

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Roadkill Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 11:43am

anyone know where Sol Bailey is surfing in wotd today?

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Supafreak Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 11:49am

Yes

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belly Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 12:36pm

Yes

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Craig Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 12:41pm

Rotto.

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Roadkill Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 1:15pm

THX, Craig

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indo-dreaming Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 1:42pm

Why does it say South Oz then?

Looks fun

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Craig Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 1:43pm

SA's Rotto ;p

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Bnkref Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 4:26pm

It is fun. Great spot. Handy being so close to Perth.

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mattlock Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 5:28pm

Fun spot for sure. Almost becomes serious on the rare occasion it gets bigger than 6ft.

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Stok Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 9:18pm

Yep, the mid coast does deliver on the odd occasion!

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Stok Friday, 21 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm

Tday's shot is long forgotten sight for some of us.....but a sight that conjures significant memories of froth.

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tubeshooter Friday, 21 Jan 2022 at 8:16pm

Full astern , hoist the bilges and man the scuppers .

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Alana_a Friday, 21 Jan 2022 at 11:37pm

If that’s where I think it is and I’m pretty sure it is, there’d be surfers in the photo. So where are they?? Not a fan of editing out like that. Lame.
Pumping none the less.

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Walk around G Saturday, 22 Jan 2022 at 7:40am

Not cryptic enough, there'll be some unhappy crew.

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lostdoggy Saturday, 22 Jan 2022 at 7:54am
Walk around G wrote:

Not cryptic enough, there'll be some unhappy crew.

Can’t really get anymore crowded than what I heard reports of last time can it?

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Walk around G Saturday, 22 Jan 2022 at 8:18am

That's the exact result of exposure lostdoggy, midweek was fine until a few years ago. Now its pretty cooked unfortunately.

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lostdoggy Saturday, 22 Jan 2022 at 8:23am

The hordes love their 2-3ft point breaks.
As fun as they are, I’ve resigned myself to leaving it to them and hitting the more critical, more shifty, more fickle or just plain b and c-grade spots.

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Ape Anonymous Saturday, 22 Jan 2022 at 9:21am

Noosa, pre-white man, must be the natives betting barrelled out the back!?

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indo-dreaming Saturday, 22 Jan 2022 at 9:51am

Funny how people complain about the WOTD pic and then comment in here, giving away clues on the location and bringing it more attention.

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goofyfoot Saturday, 22 Jan 2022 at 10:23am

Where is it?

Jokes jokes just jokes ok!!

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Nick Bone Saturday, 22 Jan 2022 at 11:08am

Hasnt Otto had photo’s taken down before.

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Stok Saturday, 22 Jan 2022 at 2:12pm
goofyfoot wrote:

Where is it?

Jokes jokes just jokes ok!!

Hardly obscure, right by a major town.

The ship gives it away, and some people think there's better waves near by.

Don't think there's any secret about it.....its Tyabb beach for those who don't know. Worth a check when its too small everywhere else.

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goofyfoot Saturday, 22 Jan 2022 at 3:53pm

Port Melbourne?

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Stok Saturday, 22 Jan 2022 at 8:04pm
goofyfoot wrote:

Port Melbourne?

You do get the odd A Frame there when it all comes together!

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Cockee Saturday, 22 Jan 2022 at 8:28pm

Looks more like Ocean Grove to me.

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harrycoopr Sunday, 23 Jan 2022 at 9:45am

Young bucks who give the finger to waves are what's wrong with the world today... aggressive man vs nature mentality
There i said it
Now back to Soul Surfing if the waves ever return!

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lostdoggy Sunday, 23 Jan 2022 at 9:48am

Well the guy in today’s WOTD isn’t doing that.

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Craig Sunday, 23 Jan 2022 at 10:20am

Yeah having the time of his life!!

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GuySmiley Tuesday, 25 Jan 2022 at 8:32am

Got told about this wave once by a former local but today’s definitely not in the wake of the spirit ...

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indo-dreaming Tuesday, 25 Jan 2022 at 10:27am

Use to surf this regularly when I lived on that coast, like the whole coast its fickle as all fuck but a super fun spot and great set up.

The whole coast has an amazing array of quality reefs, but its just very very rare to get proper swells generally very short period, the advantage of this wave is it wraps in so cleans up the swell.

BTW. it's no secret they even hold major strike mission type board rider comps there, and as a non local chances of catching it is very rare, deftly not a wave you would travel for, more just a spot you would surf if luck onto there being waves when your passing through.

Good recent article with video on the wave and history.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-10/river-rats-still-surfing-the-mers...

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Hiccups Tuesday, 25 Jan 2022 at 11:25am

It's not as good as it was back in my youth, and no doubt before that, as each addition to the breakwall screws it a bit more. Haven't surfed it for years, but loved it when I was a grom.

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flow Thursday, 27 Jan 2022 at 9:38am

Was thinking hollow promises for today's WOTD.

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mitchvg Thursday, 27 Jan 2022 at 2:10pm

I thought claiming waves you weren't on would be a fad. I can't imagine myself ever throwing my arms wide open when I see a good wave. If I'm excited I paddle harder if I'm in awe I just stare then paddle harder

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AndyM Thursday, 27 Jan 2022 at 2:13pm
mitchvg wrote:

I thought claiming waves you weren't on would be a fad. I can't imagine myself ever throwing my arms wide open when I see a good wave. If I'm excited I paddle harder if I'm in awe I just stare then paddle harder

All about Insta.

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GuySmiley Friday, 28 Jan 2022 at 7:56am

So chunky you can carve it?

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Roadkill Friday, 28 Jan 2022 at 8:42am

Where was that NZ pic taken?

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zenagain Friday, 28 Jan 2022 at 8:52am

I reckon North Island, east coast. If I think it's the same. Bit of a paddle. Maybe IB knows? Initials WB?

Not a secret spot but wouldn't give the name out.

Or, I am completely wrong.

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san Guine Friday, 28 Jan 2022 at 9:05am

Nah Zen, check out the land mass in the background...possibly the big O???

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Craig Friday, 28 Jan 2022 at 9:34am

We sure that's not swell lines in the background. I have a fairly good idea on where it is. Recently pumped in the ex-TC Cody cyclone swell as well.

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Roadkill Friday, 28 Jan 2022 at 9:38am

I was thinking North Island, East Coast...

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Craig Friday, 28 Jan 2022 at 9:40am

Yep same.

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san Guine Friday, 28 Jan 2022 at 1:16pm

I was thinking could also be a river mouth in the Gissy region

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Roadkill Friday, 28 Jan 2022 at 5:18pm
san Guine wrote:

I was thinking could also be a river mouth in the Gissy region

Yep, pretty sure it is Gissy.