Bloggers Waves

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Sheepdog started the topic in Monday, 24 Mar 2014 at 10:22am

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...

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southey commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 9:55pm

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fraser-gordon commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 9:00am

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fraser-gordon commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 9:08am

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 9:28am

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 9:29am

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 9:32am

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Sheepdog commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 10:18am

Love that last shot...... probably isn't, but looks a bit like lennox....

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 10:30am

Could be anywhere around here doggie.
Those crisp mornings with backlit six footers........

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 10:42am

G'day Ben or Stu
If I post a photo up here can it be reused by anyone ?

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Sheepdog commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 10:47am

"Could be anywhere around here doggie."...... hehehehe...... yeah... could be..... Dunno where you live, fr, but "around here" sorta sounds like NNSW..... And it sure aint broken head..... Looks like a prick of a paddle out though.... ;)

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 11:00am

Oops wrong one

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Sheepdog commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 11:17am

Blowin, just incase the boys are flat chat, You should be able to post anything, as long as it aint something from the klu klux klan, or some devo shit.......

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 11:19am

Blowin wrote: G'day Ben or Stu If I post a photo up here can it be reused by anyone ?
Not sure what you mean by 'reused'. People can save any photo from any website to their computer, and we have no control over what they do with it after that. So, you're essentially posting the images at your own risk.
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Blowin commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 11:23am

Cheers Ben.
I'm not exactly Steve Jobs when it comes to the computer.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 11:25am

Blowin wrote: Cheers Ben.
I'm not exactly Steve Jobs when it comes to the computer.

Thanks Sheepdog
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trippergreenfeet commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 12:26pm

The next day was really the memorable session, but this keeps those memories flowing.

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trippergreenfeet commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 12:47pm

Xmas morning special, 2012...only surf soul for many, many miles.

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trippergreenfeet commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 12:29pm

Single fin dreaming.

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trippergreenfeet commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 12:32pm

Missed this session by this " much...but was told all about it with much glee!

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 1:01pm

'Bout the only surf photo I have of me, taken by Ben Ey at Yorkes sometime around 2000.

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Sheepdog commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 2:27pm

Nice.... At least you have a decent photo...Maybe put a copy on your "about swellnet" page..
Trippergreen - hot left that one.....

Sheepdog

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 3:09pm

fraser-gordon wrote:

Geez now thats a back hand bottom turn, half the board is buried, love it.

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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brutus commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 3:39pm

thermalben wrote: 'Bout the only surf photo I have of me, taken by Ben Ey at Yorkes sometime around 2000.

Hey ben whats all the action outside of your shot.....is that a close out or...??

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 6:31pm

Trippergreenfeet, same sesh?

ol' mate N.H. getting slotted! Backhand attack!

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 4:38pm

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great photo of old stomping grounds above...same day, who's 8 footer is copping it? & who was on it?? Answers Fraser? Enquiring minds gots to know!

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shaun commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 3:54pm

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So was that you southy in photobucket with the black helmet on the super shallow left?

I'm the scab you keep picking off and is there again the next day.

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trippergreenfeet commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 3:55pm

Shatner'sBassoon wrote: Trippergreenfeet, same sesh?

Oh yeah, but it looks like you have the originals.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 4:40pm

island in the atlantic...in its glory daze (pre man-assisted warble). Kunt of a place to get in when sizey...

note speck about to cop it! Oh mercy!

some perspective

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 at 4:07pm

secret-y thing somewhere in some place (and kinda shit to boot by some accounts)

secret-y WA

some not so secret-y WA...well kinda secret-y

obligatory photo of some goofball at kinda secret-y SA spot

THE END

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 6:26pm

fraser-gordon wrote:

Now that's a seriously heavy wave! Poor bugger! Enough to rip your bloody arm or arms orf! Hee hee, ouch!

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 4:48pm

shaun wrote:
southey wrote: no comment ...


So was that you southy in photobucket with the black helmet on the super shallow left?

Yeah I noticed and seen that shot before here, Might as well be surfing on Mars, Geez Southey you've got some length too ya, no wonder you were good with the basketball.....!

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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yorkessurfer commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 6:08pm

Hey that last shot(the right hander) is one of mine Shatner! Not that I mind. It's actually of fraser-gordon!
That guy gets around.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 6:25pm

close but no cigar, YS...he's a goofyfooter. I'm a goofball! It was a OG slide film shot, yeah? Good to get a copy if possible. Great photo, great timing! I got this off a Swellnet WOTD from years ago, heard about it when I was living OS, though here the name of the rider's cropped out, as well as the name of the photog too. Anonymity & all that. Ah, that spot, those were the daze.

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yorkessurfer commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 6:39pm

Yeah the Gordon brothers Shatner, I was under the impression that fraser-gordon on here was the natural foot brother of the goofy you speak of? Either way I'm sure he will set us straight when he reads this. The shot was taken on Kodachrome 64. I used to love using that film although it was tricky to get the exposure right!

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Sheepdog commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 6:46pm

Lookn through these photo's, it just blows me away how many great and different surf spots we have....

Sheepdog

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southey commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 6:53pm

wellymon wrote:
shaun wrote:
southey wrote: no comment ...


So was that you southy in photobucket with the black helmet on the super shallow left?

Yeah I noticed and seen that shot before here, Might as well be surfing on Mars, Geez Southey you've got some length too ya, no wonder you were good with the basketball.....!

Negative Guys , never worn a Helmet ....
Also the dead give away would be that i ride with the RIGHT foot forward ,
hence Southey = ( Southpaw ) , just a more respectable term for Goofy.
Seriously "Natural" footers , who do they think they are .
Southpaws are respected in boxing , why not Surfing . Goofy is descriminitive ;-))))

Seriously though , i uploaded that shot to show people why surfing " a " spot at smaller sizes was detrimental to ones health .

Shatner -> Vic photo .... Not cool .... and actually pretty lame , far from epic .

that 'Epitaph' photo on the other hand .... gee , i reckon he's standing on the reef looking for a magic hole in it . Tamayo Perry found out the hard way one low tide ten years ago .

PS , I'm no runt . But I'm not a beanstalk either . 182 /85 .

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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trippergreenfeet commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 7:04pm

Sheepdog wrote: Trippergreen - hot left that one.....

Yes, where gringos are not welcome and the cars drive on the wrong side of the road - made for a interesting adventure.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 7:12pm

Fuck, what a great thread. Tonne of warm, sepia-toned images from sessions long ago. Good memories, no doubt.

Shatner, a Welsh mate of mine often goes to the 'jewel of the Atlantic', before the concrete disaster and after. Here's a few photos from a trip that we ran on Swellnet:https://www.swellnet.com/photos/swellnet-sessions/garden-sea

Southey, the 'secret-y Victoria' spot had a full spread run with historical breakdown in a Vic-based magazine recently.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 7:18pm

Sorry, Southey, these days (well, 2 years back) I thought a coupla blokes out getting nice little backdoor pits is EPIC! No vibe either. Maybe cos it was shit?! If so, shit is good! Should I delete it, Southey? I thought it's joined the secret-y ranks...first came across it back in the 80s...or has it been reclaimed as secret secret? What is the netiquette here? No names, no pack-drill? Nuttin'?

As for the left, yeah, it's heavy...blew my fucken arm off that very sesh. Painful trip to hospital that one, arm hanging off and out all the way! Yeeeha! The start of many recurring shoulder problems. Maybe Uplift can give us a hand, literally?

Anyways, here's some waves from the other SA (defo no secrets here of any description....well, I think):

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 7:16pm

Whats the easiest way to chuck a pic up?

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Sheepdog commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 7:35pm

Goofyfoot , here's a link -http://www.swellnet.com/forums/wax/96181

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 at 12:08pm

Stunet, must be something about that island that attracts the Welsh. First time I went (5 years into Howard's reign back here or thereabouts), there were a couple floating about, and not many others at all. One classic boyo (well, he was an englishmen that lived in Wales) lived there in his little cottage during the winter, surfing and painting. The other one ( a real one!) owned a surf school too but I don't think it's your man. He got so caned trying to get in one big day, I nearly stopped laughing. Brutal. I don't think he ever went back. The swell leapt that quickly that other poor buggers had to try and paddle in waaaaay down the coast. Mental! Fishing boat eventually rescued em. There but for the grace of God and all that. I found the beached walrus technique up the boat-ramp used to work. Timing was the key. Only fucked a fin once. Of course this was before the concrete fiasco. Haven't been back since they did it, though the wave is still good at size I hear. Man, there are some real pearlers on that island. No pics of them ones! Good local drop too!

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stunet commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 7:53pm

Never been but very keen. I kept a close eye on the internet for vids and photos after each swell last winter. Lots of Nazare but nothing from the island. Good sign, I guess. Thought it might've been overrun by rubbernecks by now.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 8:02pm

yorkessurfer wrote: Yeah the Gordon brothers Shatner, I was under the impression that fraser-gordon on here was the natural foot brother of the goofy you speak of?

Nup... & not to be confused with Uplift's 'Fighting Gordon Brothers' on the West Coast. Whoever they are?? Uplift's spa partners over there?

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 8:02pm

boxing I mean...spar, SPAR!!

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 8:03pm

Sheepdog wrote: Goofyfoot , here's a link -http://www.swellnet.com/forums/wax/96181

Cheers Sheepy. Still wouldn't work for me. Ah well I'll just keep looking at everyone else's!
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mundies commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 8:53pm

Mmmm I love good surf porn.

South America...

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mundies commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 8:56pm

Fark. No image.

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mundies commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 8:59pm

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Sheepdog commented Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 at 9:17pm

Goofyfoot. I had troubles at the start too... I'll try to make it simple. well......

At that Imgur site, up the top right of screen is where you register an account... So go register an account.....

Now you're in.....

2 - Now that you are in, click on "images" up in the top right....

3 - Now, to upload your images onto imgur from your computers "my pictures", well, that's easy. See where it says "upload images" .... on the right hand side? Click the "computer" icon....

That should bring up a box with your pictures..... Now just select the photo out of your "my pictures", and double click on it.... Done man....... It's now in your imgur images..... :)
You can now click on that image to make it bigger (highlight it as such), and you will also notice when you do, to the right is a list of stuff, which inlcudes a thing called "Direct Link (email & IM)". Remember that "direct link (email & IM)" thing - important for later......

Now, getting that image on here........
Those "image tags" that ben was talking about are these things - [img] ........ and [/img].
They're like bookends, goofy..... The [img] is the left bookend.... and the [/img] is the right bookend...

So, now go to your imgur page...... and click on your image that you want..... Now highlight and copy the direct link..
Let's pretend the direct link is - http://i.imgaaa[[.com/IV7B0qV.jpg

Right..... Now you gotta put those "bookends" on each side of it..... So it would now look like this;

[img]http://i.imgaaa[[.com/IV7B0qV.jpg[/img]

Make sure the bookends are up flush to the "direct link". Also, don't put it just under where you write.
Make sure you drop.....

a couple of spaces down..... Good luck

ps - 3 stages should look like this ( I'm using a crap photo as an example);

1 - [img]

2 - [img]http://i.imgaaa[[.com/IV7B0qV.jpg

3 - [img]http://i.imgaaa[[.com/IV7B0qV.jpg[/img]

Then click comment and cross your fingers..... like this;

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