g'day swellnet people
im new to this so please bare with me and excuse me if it has been asked previously or im in the wrong section but how does one go about getting their images on wave of the day on swellnets homepage? is it exclusively for swellnets photographers or can anyone sumbit a photo? is there certain restrictions that need to be followed eg file type and size.
thanks in advance!
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I love your work Pete.
Todays shot has a sort of ethereal beauty to it.
Yeah PJ what Zen said.
nice shot, I also took one recently in Indo in one of my fav spots, hope to be back soon once the drama subsides!
Just wanted to acknowledge today's Clash reference.
Epic song, epic album.
Ben Raymond looks similar in stature to one of Swellnet’s most prolific posters
Bit of black texta on the face and he'd be a dead ringer
Yeh, it’s that pro bro arm throw thing and the off rail slip out of the lip. They probably grew up watching the same vids.
Poor Ben Raymond gets Swellnet wave of the day and he’s brought crashing down to Earth with claims that it’s me .
Here’s a pro tip : There is literally thousands of Aussie surfers built like that and who are capable of throwing it into the lip.
Fear not , Ben Raymond, I like the shot and reckon you’re giving it to that lip. Nice work . I’m actually a bit flattered that people would think I was capable of such handy slashing.
As for the “pro bro arm throw thing “ .....I’m speechless. Looks like Ben is raising his centre of gravity by extending his arms which gives him leverage to project into the lip. Pretty standard stuff if you want to belt it.
It’s called basic technique.
Unfortunately , any “ pro bro arm throw “on my behalf is less correct technique and more rank style .
Well done , Ben.
If Tom Curren does it, it’s all good.
Hey I’d be claiming it.
Looks like he’s flying down the line.
not sure why you’d criticise that turn, chuck a photo up Cromwell/blindboy
Nice composition in today's WOTD. Great to see a different perspective.
Nice pick Stu. How's that little piece of lip half way up flaring towards becoming white water.
Todays shot, what a cracker.
Split a peak anyone?
Deal! You go left, Zen.
Love it. On the bucket list.
That's a ten foot board going under the outermost left...
If the point of WOTD is to make you wanna go surfing... well, today's definitely does it for me. Does it get more perfect than that!
I was thinking the same about Tuesday's WOTD Pops. Perfecto!
Great photo today
The photo is also a nice display of the courteous Japanese custom of forming an orderly queue. :)
I was thinking back in the day the Japanese didn't like bigger conditions a bit like the Euros in Bali, no doubt WOTD puts that to bed I guess the Euros in Bali will evolve as well.
Great frame BTW.
How’s that Russian tow guy at ulus. Biggest Ulus ever?
I remember going to Ulus and being told by the old hand we were with that you’d know when the reef was backing off and allowing a turn because there’d be a jap kook paddling his hole out and trying to drop in from that very spot.
That photo of the Jap lineup is off tap. Such a hard core spot if I remember from my old Sarge’s movie’s memories.*. Look at what’s involved- Heavy offshore wind , freezing cold water ,lumpy uneven swell = hectic situation.
Plus it’s fucken massive.
That’s some fully fledged hard core shit. Glad the locals own it . Just wish they’d fuck off out of Indo for the most part.....older Japs can be like Gold Coast clowns with the entitlement factor.
Japan is number 1 on my bucket list. Looks like the most exotic culture ever . Lost in translation is one of my favourite movies of all time for this reason . Jap chicks are fucking amazing.
Wish I’d gone there when I was twenty and bedded as many sweet Jap chicks as possible......life is too short !
* Whatever happened to that movie ? Sarge’s 4 ?
I remember surfing Nusa Dua in 1982, had to paddle out in those days. Was surprised to find quite a few Japanese surfers in the line up.
It was sizey one day and a little bit intimidating as Nusa Dua can be. The Japs had good etiquette, but what was funny was the way they would share waves, or drop in on each other, depending on how you looked at it. One Jap got a wave and that was Japan’s wave seemed to be how it worked. Hey we got one, everybody get on. It kind of endeared them to me at the time.
For the record, there are tons of Japanese flappers and most come out on the weekends during the summer. On the flipside, there are some incredible surfers here and some of the bravest, hardest charging you will ever see in a lineup. Generally the latter are very respectful to all in the water, the former is more likely down to because they've got no idea. Localism is alive and well here and rock up, don't say g'day and try and be a smartarse and you'll find out real quick that the Japanese are not the passive, compliant, pussycats they're made out to be. Again, on the flipside, as a foreigner if you show respect and courtesy, oftentimes you will be met with phenomenal kindness and generosity rarely seen in other parts of the world.
As for chicks- Japanese ladies imo are some of the most beautiful and sexy to grace this god given green earth and it's true, they don't have the christian puritanical hang-ups that characterise our culture. But, if you think they're easy then you're way off. Seriously, out of the hundreds of thousands of blokes that come here for a holiday, how many do you think actually scored? Japanese women love Western men but it's a dance and it takes time to learn the right steps. A little language ability goes a long way too.
Should you visit Japan? Definitely. It's a wonderful land but as i've said before, it aint all Fuji-san postcards and cherry blossoms.
One of the best waves I have ever seen ridden:
Thanks Zen just confirmed all my fantasies i'll keep dreaming.
Can someone point me in the right direction to submitting a photo for 'Wave of the day'. Cheers!
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Great shot in every way. The water, the body position... Go son!
And how's the face!
Little bugger has achieved technical parity with me before he’s hit double figures.
Lucky- and talented - fella .
Epic wave, and great photo Craig. Were you on a ski?
That's a cracking shot Craig
Wowee! Superb, Craig.
Thanks guys, stoked and got more to come!
Paddled out on my 7'4" as the rock off on high tide was a total no go. For perspective that looks like I'm sitting inside down the line but I'm out to sea and about 50-70m away.
Thickest, biggest and heaviest waves I've been close to in the water.
Here’s a perspective of yesterday from land. This is ridiculous
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It just keeps going! Incredible ride
That is a freaking amazing shot Craig. Great perspective, really shows what power was going down.
Spent hours watching waves yesterday just at the bottom of the street. No surfers, not really accessible, but you can get close on the cliff tops. I think I achieved oneness with the universe for a while.
A spectacular swell event.
Thanks for that insta sequence Bnkref.
Amazing shot Craig. Well done! It was the talk of the lineup this morning round these parts.
Ha, no way. Thanks!
Holy Moly, did the rubber rafties tow in that surfer?
Now that's an interesting wave of the day!!!!!
Thats heavier than most people might realize a lot could go wrong in that scenario even if it's an inflatable, much different than a jet ski.
Pretty sure it’s illegal to tow surf with a boat in nsw. Saying that, i love everything about that photo.
Wow, epic shot today.
It's insane right, Maxy charging every swell.
I'd say 'Mad'. How's the water level change that's clearly visible.