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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mattlock Friday, 8 Jul 2022 at 6:14pm

Great shot today.
Surfing on the edge.
How's his back foot placement.

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Supafreak Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022 at 6:36am

Nice shot Craig , that thing would surely take ya head off .

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blackers Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022 at 6:48am
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Nice shot Craig , that thing would surely take ya head off .

Agreed, it’s a beast. Great photo Craig, putting yourself out there.

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Island Bay Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022 at 7:14am

Yikes!
And fully agree on the photo. Well done, Craig.

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Craig Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022 at 8:24am

Thanks guys, slow morning but got some gold! That one went so square, you'll see in the shots before this one.

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groundswell Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022 at 8:27am

Yeah awesome shot Craig, i love your work especially sitting in the channel there. i dont know if there's a current but it seems like hard work to get the shot and jumping off too. Getting in from what ive seen on flat days seems even harder.

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tubeshooter Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022 at 12:58pm

Yeah and S.J looks very casual amongst it .
He even has time to brag about the fish he caught earlier.

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Bnkref Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022 at 2:06pm

Sick shot Craig. Just saw the pulled back shot of the same wave by Mark Onorati. That's a ripper too.

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Roadkill Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022 at 5:09pm

great shot...what everyone else said, craig. epic

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Paul McD Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022 at 6:24pm

Awesome pic Craig. Reward for putting in the effort.

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Craig Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022 at 7:13pm

Cheers, how he can be so casual in such a situation is just mind blowing. Another breed.

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dazzler Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022 at 9:17am

Bring on Origin, maybe not the boog v stand up battle after the footage came to air yesterday!

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andy-mac Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022 at 9:41am

Go Queensland!!!!!

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groundswell Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022 at 4:26pm

Thats in nsw mate!!!!!!

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andy-mac Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022 at 10:36pm
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Thats in nsw mate!!!!!!

Haha... Qld got up!!! Reckon dbah can be claimed as Queensland.. ;)

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seeds Thursday, 14 Jul 2022 at 2:34am

Thank goodness it’s over. Tedesco and even more so Cleary shouldn’t have their noggins seen in public ever again..

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udo Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 7:52am

Thats a rare pic not many surf Mcoys let alone longer Mcoys.
Edit : after a longer look the boards not long at all.

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stunet Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 8:45am

I dig the McCoy (and its colour scheme), but I reckon any surfer can connect with the feeling of weighting the toeside rail on a big wave to drop down and accelerate around a breaking section.

Outside of tube riding, it's one of the great feelings.

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velocityjohnno Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 1:18pm

I liked the WOTD today, nice to see a nugget or zap at mach

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tubeshooter Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 1:39pm

Yeah the McCoy caught my eye too. My mate , who doesn't surf anymore, had one with nearly identical colours . Brings back some good memories.

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Island Bay Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 2:44pm

Something about today's pic. Really like it.

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san Guine Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 5:23pm

Great pic, nice and committed

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GuySmiley Tuesday, 19 Jul 2022 at 5:59pm

Today’s and yesterday’s excellent ~waves for us all…

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groundswell Wednesday, 20 Jul 2022 at 3:51am

Yesterdays looks a lot easier to surf than anything around here. Even the beginner waves here throw fairly wide from takeoff and are rippy.

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GuySmiley Wednesday, 20 Jul 2022 at 3:25pm

Todays makes it a trifecta .... keep them coming boys

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Roadkill Wednesday, 20 Jul 2022 at 7:59pm

A few days of relatable waves….fantastic stuff.

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Robwilliams Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022 at 2:13pm

Nug

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Sprout Thursday, 28 Jul 2022 at 11:45am

Incredible colours when you zoom in, great capture Robert.

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groundswell Thursday, 28 Jul 2022 at 1:01pm

Is that uplift?

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blackers Thursday, 28 Jul 2022 at 4:29pm
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Incredible colours when you zoom in, great capture Robert.

Oh that is gold! Great work Sprout.

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H2O Thursday, 4 Aug 2022 at 6:23pm

Todays WOTD is magnificent. Captures everything , light , athleticism, doing the most with what you've got on a wave and oh to be young and doin your thang.

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tubeshooter Tuesday, 9 Aug 2022 at 12:48pm

I like todays shot . The blurred grass has an interesting effect on the wave face. Nice work .

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Craig Tuesday, 9 Aug 2022 at 12:50pm

Thanks TS.

Love the feeling of getting that first sight of the surf, a pumping, barrelling right running off without a soul in sight.

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Bnkref Tuesday, 9 Aug 2022 at 6:27pm

Yeah me too tubeshooter.

I don't think it is from there, but it looks like one of the popular exposed beachies from your home state, Craig.

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Craig Tuesday, 9 Aug 2022 at 8:06pm

Yeah, nah from a recent trip up the NSW coast :)

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Paul McD Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 2:41pm

Epic shot today by Trent. Insane!!

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seeds Saturday, 13 Aug 2022 at 9:40am

Love todays. Looks cold and isolated. Probably a metropolis just out of shot?

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Sprout Thursday, 18 Aug 2022 at 10:25am

Fit for a King.

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AlfredWallace Thursday, 18 Aug 2022 at 12:35pm
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Love todays. Looks cold and isolated. Probably a metropolis just out of shot?

Seeds. No way close to a metropolis. Steve Arklay continues this against the will of locals, him and that other clown think they own the joint.

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boxright Thursday, 18 Aug 2022 at 1:31pm
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seeds wrote:

Love todays. Looks cold and isolated. Probably a metropolis just out of shot?

Seeds. No way close to a metropolis. Steve Arklay continues this against the will of locals, him and that other clown think they own the joint.

I might regret typing this but I'm fairly sure it's not where you think it is.

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seeds Thursday, 18 Aug 2022 at 2:30pm

I was referring to Ian Everett’s shot from 5 days back.

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AlfredWallace Thursday, 18 Aug 2022 at 2:30pm

Boxright. (Royal A-Frames WOTD.) Oh, thats a spanner in the works of my power of observation. Steve often uses cryptic ways of not telling, when actually he wants to, but knows he shouldn’t. If I’m correct, its where my brother lives and him and his mates get the shits with those two, SA and SD.

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nickca Thursday, 18 Aug 2022 at 9:28pm

Do the photographers get paid for wave of the day?

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andy-mac Friday, 19 Aug 2022 at 7:40am

Heavy water!!!!

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groundswell Friday, 19 Aug 2022 at 1:41pm

Pretty sure that would have been yesterday, first decent winds NW and mid north has had in ages. Excellent wave, i would have been on the lid at that size or photoging.

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andy-mac Friday, 19 Aug 2022 at 3:50pm
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Pretty sure that would have been yesterday, first decent winds NW and mid north has had in ages. Excellent wave, i would have been on the lid at that size or photoging.

Mate was there last Sunday, said pumping and was the day???
Dunno

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groundswell Friday, 19 Aug 2022 at 4:16pm

Maybe, a Sydney mate of mine also said he scored it but didnt know if he was fibbing as message was short, its been shit here and hes going around Aus with family..Apparently no spots in Exmouth for campers or caravans till september.

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andy-mac Friday, 19 Aug 2022 at 4:23pm
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Maybe, a Sydney mate of mine also said he scored it but didnt know if he was fibbing as message was short, its been shit here and hes going around Aus with family..Apparently no spots in Exmouth for campers or caravans till september.

Yeah was up there until beginning of July, busy. Some no shows in National Park spots when was there ...

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andy-mac Friday, 19 Aug 2022 at 4:23pm
groundswell wrote:

Maybe, a Sydney mate of mine also said he scored it but didnt know if he was fibbing as message was short, its been shit here and hes going around Aus with family..Apparently no spots in Exmouth for campers or caravans till september.

Yeah was up there until beginning of July, busy. Some no shows in National Park spots when was there ...

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Friday, 19 Aug 2022 at 5:03pm

Worst time in modern history to visit the NW?

That would be a firm yes.