Wellymon posted an awesome lineup shot of a windswept break somewhere east of Kiwiland a while back. That got me thinking..... Now please excuse and forgive me if somewhere deep in the bowels of swellnets forums there is a similar thread, but perhaps bloggers here could post in their old (and new) lineup photos, or shots from memorable sessions.
And please don't "photoshop" them...... Personally, I despise photoshop. It's not real..... I love the rustic charm of real photography, even it's imperfections. I like the older photo's in picture magazine too, if ya get my drift..... nothing like a rough tattooed home girl, but that's another story ;)
I'll kick it off with Coolum bays, as good as it gets, circa late 90s, and a slightly more secret break , 2012, down here in apple land, which I wont name.......
Look closely, first photo of coolum, has guy on outer wave, second photo has 3rd bay kegging off it's nut, and tassie photo also has guy sweeping bottom turm on outside bomb...
Another photo of tassie, same session...
And here's wellymons photo.... Nice work, wellsy
My first ever photo uploaded.
Local spot up the road, about head high. Taken on my mobile post sesh yesterday arvo.
Snowboarded all day Saturday and surfed for four hours yesterday. Love it.
Epic! What an incredible lineup. Doesn't look like Japan at all.
Hang on a tick, I'll try and find a shot of it really pumping at 6ft.
Sweet, zenmeister! In wax off, there's a thread called "uploading photos" - here - http://www.swellnet.com/forums/wax/96181
Niiice..... If you don't mind me asking, zen, "roughly" what part of Japan are you hangn in? Imean, don't give your breaks away, but are we talking near Tokyo, or down south, or right up the top end?
About 200 k's north of Tokyo in Ibaraki, close to the border of Fukushima. Cold water. At the moment still in 5 mm suit, boots and gloves but did manage to pull my hood down for awhile yesterday. Snow on the beach in winter, boardies for about 6 weeks if we're lucky in summer. Only two foreign surfers in my area.
If he reads this he'll probably kill me- ha ha.
Cool, man.... What in gods earth inspired you to live there... Work? The waves/snow combo? A fine japanese lady? ;)
All of the above.
Sheepdog, calling for 'no photoshopping' is a bit of misguided nostalgia. Your eye and brain is 'photoshopping' everything you see...
Nice work, Zen :)... Mitch, you're right about the eyes and brain.... Hence I don't need someone to "touch up reality"..... To make a wave "more aqua" than what it was is a false memory. I've seen some recent photoshopped surf photos that almost look painted, cartoonish..... Ridiculous.
And I don't think nostalgia is misguided. One day, when we're really old, all we will have are our memories. And if people want to trick their brain with false images, whether it's surfing, or their kids school photos, or "modelling shots", that's their choice.... Good luck to them i suppose....
Since we're in the land of the rising sun... Shoulda seen the wave just outta the pic, just missed it. But you can mind surf the wall...
Tourism ads spring to mind and I wouldn't wanna see this become a wall for all the Clark Little wannabes out there. The misguided nostalgia I refer to is people setting 'back in their day' as the benchmark for untouched purity in life. Sooooooo, I agree with you now.
On a slight tangent, sometimes when the homepage is loading slowly, I catch a cropped version of the wave of the day. It looks much better because it's easier for your eye to be drawn along the lines of the wave
This one should make you happy sidwe.
All of the above.
you tha man!!
Show us the next one, as on when you got guillotined by the lip and pile driven into the lobster's lair.
That's the one that makes us happy.
Fucking straight hander. Bewdiful.
I'd tell you what happened next gimp, but sidwe wouldn't understand.
Well credit where credit is due.
That is a serious wave Uppity.
Is that you Uplift? I'm almost certain I've got a photo of Margo in a very similar position (body position) at the same wave.
Ha, run it Ben . Sitting in the channel taking pics, doesn't count Uppo. Now you're desperate as well as deluded.
Could be a coincidence, but my recollection is eerily similar. I'll try to dig it up (I have a feeling it was shot on film!).
That's not uplift enough said about it. Next.
Nice wave UpLiFt.........post some more pics.........must of been hundreds taken that day ???
I really hope its you on that wave ?
Tony Harrington may have been filming that day.
Ooohhh dear. How embarrassing for uplift. You can fool all of the people some of the time lol... I'm surprised we haven't seen a reply along the lines of; " Ahh you swellnuts... Did I actually say it was me? You all assume, but your fatty brains were wrong yet again... tragic..... Perhaps a day in the gym will clear your pathetic little minds..... And once again, it's all about me..... Always is...... How do you all feel being wrapped around my little finger? My bitches..... You've lost control of another thread dawg...... Get a grip..." ;)
There, stairdodger.... Just lookin' out for ya' ;)
@Winkie, are you embarrassed by your Elliston buddy ?
Just found the photo.. it's the same picture! Definitely Margo. And not taken by Uplift either.
So as for "I'd tell you what happened next gimp, but sidwe wouldn't understand" - I'm not sure Uplift could actually tell us either!
Fraser, just the man to get things back on track. ps hope u dug that little ditty in tunes ;)
Indulge us TB, where is it, etc?
Nah, I'm not going to reveal anything Mitch.
By saying that, ben, you've already given it away...... ;)
Good policy TB
yeah uplift...that's Margo......not you and still no response to SIARGO??
And just like, that in one foul swoop, any possible credibility from any story told is now destroyed....................what goes around comes around, ay uplift..
I've got a photo of me winning last years pipe masters if anyone wants to see it.
Fitzroy21 - yep, a digital record on the net forever...... EVER......EVEr..... EVer......Ever.......ever....... ( that's en echo btw) ;)
Anyway, excuse the quality of photo, very VERY old, but Big groyne Kirra, 1985.... Real Kirra..... a dozen guys out and still shoulder hoppers.....
Yes you fucking idiots, its Margo.
I never once said it was me, but you dim wits, in your fervour to be the one that got lifty, half wrecked the trap. I had already hooked and landed the idiot gimp, who heartedly, boldly payed out margo as a useless geek, a wanker, and total kook, and no doubt would have had sid, if fuck'n benny could have controlled himself and his excitement at 'getting' me, and shut the fuck up. Everyone here know its Margo, the trip was in the mags, the photos and ensuing drama did all the rounds here. Any 'local' has seen the shot a million times, and marvelled at margo, as he himself did, making that drop. His description of what happened next is common knowledge, except to... the straygimp. With all his local breeding, savvy, skill, surf smarts, connections, the stray gimp has no fucking idea, and was easily hooked, as would have been sidwe, if benny just coulda shut up.
You fucking idiots! But, its still worth picturing Bruteless's slobbering and quivering excitement at the demise of 'Lifty'.
You wonder how a screeching nut like Hitler could have rounded up so many followers, but then you realise the stray 'gimp' has managed to round up surfees from all parts of the globe.
Again, very lucky sidwe, and again, you fucking idiots! But, well done gimp (and frothing followers).
oh Uppo, what for art thou done .?
A tragedy of Shakespearian proportion .
... with a Stratford-Uppon- Avon explanation coming our way, no doubt.
Sheepdog predicted uplifts response at 9.25am and wrote-
" Did I actually say it was me? You all assume, but your fatty brains were wrong yet again."
At 11.42am uplift wrote;
" I never once said it was me, but you dim wits, in your fervour to be the one that got lifty, half wrecked the trap."
Predicting swell for queensland is easy.... But predicting human nature is even easier, especially when folk are 1 dimensional......
The trap may be 1/2 wrecked, stair dodger.... But your paw is still in it.... Keep gnawing at it like a panicked dingo, my friend......
You see, I now don't believe that those photos you say are you on the lefthander, are you..... Mind you, who gives a fuck, right , uplift?......
You trapped yourself...... "There will be no photo tax under the government I lead".........
I happen to agree with you Sheepy.
Pretty fucked all round if you ask me. I just wanted to see shots from other contributors and not see this go the way of other threads.
The gimps got plenty of side kicks. All sprung, one after the other. The evidence is all there. Not one claim by me, but, frothers, losers united!
Oooh!!!! They're ganging up on me!!!!! BOO HOOO HOOO!!!!!!!
Forever in writing, kooks united, deluxe! Too easy.
Fair enough, thought there might've been more of a story behind it.
Back on track, nothing too amazing or exotic about this photo, but it's probably the one wave I'd love to go back to and score the most. Probably been like this recently, not sure if I'm up to the challenge though.
Zenagain. You see, Uplift is like a little attention seeking brat who gets panick attacks when he's not the centre of all.... Sid started a science thread (not my cuppa tea), but nonetheless it was a serious thread. Well............ Uplift panicked and hijacked the thread to make himself the centre of attention.....
He did the same thing on my thread "underground heroes"...... A nice respectful thread chatting about hot surfers from the past, but again, Uplifts anxiety rose, because it wasn't about him, and he jumped in to derail the conversation, looking like a gherkin in the process ...
In the short time I have been here, This is now the third thread (second I have created) where Uplift has let his spoilt inner little brat on too much sugar get the better of him.... He is currently gnawing at his own paw, trying to save face.... I'm sure he has convinced himself of his victory.
James Hird and Craig Thomson are no match ;)
Anyway..... enough rewarding the child...... Here's burleigh circa 85...... Note the massive crowd...
It's cool Sheepy, he's got some interesting stuff from time to time but unfortunately the good stuff is overshadowed when he posts late at night drunk.
I miss Burleigh, surfed it many many many times through the late 80' and 90's.
And Mitch, classic pic- don't forget your ear-plugs and Tetanus shots.
PS Mitch, I'm guessing that's not the Maldives?
Oh no doubt he has, Zen. I enjoy some of uppys stuff.....I'm just getting under his skin like a rancid tick..... ;)
If you can dish it out, you can take it... Aye stairdodger ;)
Now you know why I moved away from Se qld, Zen....... had her in her glory days...... Now she's just an old tart with too much makeup hehehe....