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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icandig Saturday, 8 Jun 2024 at 7:57pm

Personal question AW? (Just joshing)
I'm an XL - 6.1 and weighing in at around 90 kilos plus or minus.

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icandig Saturday, 8 Jun 2024 at 7:59pm
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Took me 3 mins. to find this spot on Google Earth with all the clues. I might get a mob together and head down there to pillage. Thanks.

Come on down.
We're a friendly bunch down here.
Everyone except the ones playing banjo.

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old-dog Saturday, 8 Jun 2024 at 8:15pm

Had a surf down that way in the 70's with Shirley from Skyhooks, he was a good bloke and only too willing to show us around. Bit chilly in the 3/2 this time of year, might give it a miss.

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Supafreak Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 4:55am

@olddog , it’s early hours and I’m sitting on the bog , back in the day I used to surf gulls rock . One time at band camp , I got a purple tube at 3.00 am full moon on clearlight acid . Other times me and a mate would surf gulls, splitting the break , me on one side him on the other , with 30 minutes period between 1 ft waves . We were young and keen and eventually woke up that waves sucked in this area and it was time to put the thumb out and move on .

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icandig Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 6:53am

lol @supa - flashback?

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old-dog Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 9:31am

@ supa, I did exactly the same thing in about '75, only it was at Pondalowie Bay, seeing the moon through the lip as it threw over your head was quite a psychedelic experience, and the trips were called half moons. When you wiped out in the dark you expected to get grabbed by a shark any second and were back on your board without even getting wet. The less said about the rock the better, except that I had it pumping, pure glass last week with only two out, it's all about timing. It keeps you going in between trips away, and at my age it's a good place to retire. Cheers.

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harrycoopr Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 9:33am
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God's Shoulder - Devil's Elbow

Lol... I found that out when I kicked off on a smaller one only to see set of the day on the way

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Supafreak Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 11:06am

@old-dog , good on ya mate , the rock is a memory I will always cherish , beautiful scenery and a great shaped wave .

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simba Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 11:51am

Stu certainly struck a note with that caption....

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basesix Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 11:59am

pitch perfect..

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AlfredWallace Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 2:21pm
icandig wrote:

Personal question AW? (Just joshing)
I'm an XL - 6.1 and weighing in at around 90 kilos plus or minus.

Icandig. All good. Didn’t me to sound too intrusive.
I’m the world’s most avid recycler, I’ve shit loads of wetsuits I’d like to give away.
I can’t stand the fact I’ve got them in tubs just sitting here.

Unfortunately for you, cos I think you’re on the SCoast, the sizes are medium and small in steamers, some vests, spring suits, booties, tropical and cold etc.
If you know any young ones or adults who are small- to medium and want a wettie that is still in reasonable condition we can meet somewhere. All the best.AW

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GuySmiley Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 2:53pm

^^ rip curl will recycle all the wetsuits but not the booties

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AlfredWallace Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 2:56pm
GuySmiley wrote:

^^ rip curl will recycle all the wetsuits but not the booties

GuySmiley. Hi mate. Yes they do, I but I’d rather find a home for them so as to be reused and not become immediate waste

I saw the Rip Curl waste bin years ago, disgusting amount of neoprene waste going off to landfill. I hope that has changed. AW

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Bnkref Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 7:17pm
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icandig wrote:

Personal question AW? (Just joshing)
I'm an XL - 6.1 and weighing in at around 90 kilos plus or minus.

Icandig. All good. Didn’t me to sound too intrusive.
I’m the world’s most avid recycler, I’ve shit loads of wetsuits I’d like to give away.
I can’t stand the fact I’ve got them in tubs just sitting here.

Unfortunately for you, cos I think you’re on the SCoast, the sizes are medium and small in steamers, some vests, spring suits, booties, tropical and cold etc.
If you know any young ones or adults who are small- to medium and want a wettie that is still in reasonable condition we can meet somewhere. All the best.AW

Very good of you AW. Hopefully you can find a home for some or most of them.

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AlfredWallace Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 7:55pm
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AlfredWallace wrote:
icandig wrote:

Personal question AW? (Just joshing)
I'm an XL - 6.1 and weighing in at around 90 kilos plus or minus.

Icandig. All good. Didn’t me to sound too intrusive.
I’m the world’s most avid recycler, I’ve shit loads of wetsuits I’d like to give away.
I can’t stand the fact I’ve got them in tubs just sitting here.

Unfortunately for you, cos I think you’re on the SCoast, the sizes are medium and small in steamers, some vests, spring suits, booties, tropical and cold etc.
If you know any young ones or adults who are small- to medium and want a wettie that is still in reasonable condition we can meet somewhere. All the best.AW

Very good of you AW. Hopefully you can find a home for some or most of them.

Bnkref. Hi mate , hope ya well.

Me too, I’ll find a home for all that rubber.

I was thinking today at first light with despair as that SW wind arrived half a day early, most likely I will end up putting them in a box in either the Winki or Boobs car park, I’m sure they’ll get picked by others. AW

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blackers Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 8:36pm

Hey Alfred, why don’t you contact one of your local schools/ youth clubs? Down your way I am sure some would run a surf program and could use them.

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AlfredWallace Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 9:46pm
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Hey Alfred, why don’t you contact one of your local schools/ youth clubs? Down your way I am sure some would run a surf program and could use them.

Blackers. Hi mate. How’s things ?
Great idea. No clue today, was up at 5am, no surf, brain dead, my body needs its endorphin fix and it didn’t get it. Oh well, Thursday looking alright, at the moment, that girly influencer , La Niña, she’s working on something I reckon. AW

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icandig Sunday, 9 Jun 2024 at 10:10pm

Thanks for the offer AW. Like you, I have too many old wetties sitting around ready to give away. I found one from a couple of years ago that I had the chest zip fixed up on. I'll give it a try before I shell out for a new one. I'd also like to offload mine to a worthy cause. Rip curl probably shred them - not sure.

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Nick Bone Monday, 10 Jun 2024 at 7:03am

Like a video game today

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Island Bay Monday, 10 Jun 2024 at 8:18am

Very hard to relate to. So so heavy

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Craig Monday, 10 Jun 2024 at 9:35am

Such a crazy wave and capture, so thick! Sequence is nuts.

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Solitude Tuesday, 11 Jun 2024 at 6:44pm

Did he make it?

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basesix Tuesday, 11 Jun 2024 at 9:14pm

if he was on a bigger board and dropping in on a wave, not in the air, he has a bit of the lachie rombouts rubbery spider thing going on.

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GuySmiley Wednesday, 12 Jun 2024 at 8:47am

…. my signature backhand stance :)

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saurusv1 Wednesday, 12 Jun 2024 at 11:07am

Mine too, but sometimes find it difficult to get back into a standing position! (I'm an old fella!)

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GuySmiley Thursday, 13 Jun 2024 at 9:59am

Is that the wave Dave Parmenter surfed in one of the Kidman movies by any chance? The way it’s breaking near those cliff faces looks familiar

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GuySmiley Friday, 14 Jun 2024 at 5:21pm

What a cracker today

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basesix Friday, 14 Jun 2024 at 5:28pm

what's going on over at don n's site?
does he need a gofundme or some pro bono IT help?

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stunet Friday, 14 Jun 2024 at 5:39pm
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what's going on over at don n's site?
does he need a gofundme or some pro bono IT help?

Some muscle against the Crypto Bros I think.

Steve and Wyre should be plenty.

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basesix Friday, 14 Jun 2024 at 5:53pm

beautiful WOTD, love the occasional mind surf blank. like 'em better when they're lefts.
(ah, yup.)

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batfink Monday, 17 Jun 2024 at 8:14am

Today’s WOTD is just mesmerising.

What a shot, what an absolute beast of a wave.

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zenagain Monday, 17 Jun 2024 at 9:19am

And some.

Imagine the vision from within.

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basesix Monday, 17 Jun 2024 at 9:48am

might makes right.. fwoar.
(distance, elevation, angle = A+)

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harrycoopr Tuesday, 18 Jun 2024 at 10:13am

That face lol.... reminds me of my first g-land wave!

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 18 Jun 2024 at 10:49am

He get under that?

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harrycoopr Tuesday, 18 Jun 2024 at 4:53pm
batfink wrote:

Today’s WOTD is just mesmerising.

What a shot, what an absolute beast of a wave.

Surely that guy will have nightmares??

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saltman Wednesday, 19 Jun 2024 at 1:04pm

Todays shot by Mick Reid - not often you see the sand lined up that far out at Av!
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