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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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 21 Dec 2016 at 12:15pm

A very 'bitey' wave!

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mk1 commented Wednesday, 21 Dec 2016 at 12:39pm

Have surfed it. The main road runs right along the edge of the point and the outer section is a reliable swell magnet when it's smaller so it's not a secret. It's not often good through the main length of it as far as I know but that was a long time ago and sands change, so...

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Blowin commented Friday, 23 Dec 2016 at 9:52pm

Chris Peel - let it go mate, we get the idea....you've got a wave for sale.

See what I mean about not enough mystery , Sypkan ?

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sypkan commented Saturday, 24 Dec 2016 at 10:06am

yeh fair point mr. mensa

I did feel a little dirty asking, but it's only the NW ffs

and I recall you asking inappropriate questions from time to time, along with a couple of other secret squirrels

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Blowin commented Saturday, 24 Dec 2016 at 7:41pm

Whoa Sypkan !

Mate, there ain't much to tell about the North West cyclone surfing scene that would be of any use to anybody.

The waves based around the towns are very well known yet they are very fickle beasts and only surfed due to their proximity to shelter as the cyclone is often very close when they're on.

There are world class waves that will be protected from crowds by their total unpredictability and distance from shelter. Mostly novelty waves that just happen to pump occasionally.

When they're on there is a really high chance that you will get stuck exposed to some crazy weather.

But some are definitely worth the risk and you'll be surfing perfect waves by yourself.

Good times if you can get it.

PS That line about the joys of some mystery as relative to the flood of shots of that wave in PNG wasn't a snipe at you, it was more a nudge and a wink about the fact that there must be a photo broadcast to the world every time the joint breaks.

Merry Christmas ya mad bastard.

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sypkan commented Sunday, 25 Dec 2016 at 1:37pm

'mr. men-sa' wasn't a snipe at you....just me conceding the wise one is probably right....again...

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batfink commented Saturday, 31 Dec 2016 at 7:40pm

Nice pic Stu, today's WOTD. Just up the road from you, and receives a regular visit from me. Sadly, never like that though!

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synchrodogcal commented Thursday, 5 Jan 2017 at 8:33am

have to agree, man

drone shots & video sucks

fuck off drones, fuck off

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lucky-al commented Thursday, 5 Jan 2017 at 1:44pm

Is there a Swellnet page where all the WOTDs are gathered together?

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barley commented Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 at 3:04pm

Great shot by a great lad in fuzz..now which editor refused to believe him?? care to own up?hahahah

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stunet commented Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 at 3:09pm

I'll put my hand up for that. Doubting Thomas that I am.

Gotta have your guard up against online pranksters, eh Barley?

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barley commented Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 at 3:51pm

Well done stu..points for honesty..it is hard to believe!..he knows how to sniff out a bazza

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 at 7:57am

"Chris Peel - let it go mate, we get the idea....you've got a wave for sale.

See what I mean about not enough mystery , Sypkan ?"

There you go again Blowin :P

I think i have a crush on Debra Soh.

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mick63 commented Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 at 9:38am

it's getting a pretty good run on the WOTD, must be a contra deal going on

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thermalben commented Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 at 10:01am

Nah, that's not the case.

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udo commented Monday, 16 Jan 2017 at 7:30am

nice pic nice wave nicely shopped.

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southey commented Monday, 16 Jan 2017 at 10:24am

Well spotted Udes .
Someone's got a little savvy on Adobe !

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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Craig commented Monday, 16 Jan 2017 at 10:38am

Just a mirage guys.

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udo commented Monday, 16 Jan 2017 at 8:54pm

Mirage
Pigs arse.

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the_b commented Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 at 9:00am
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yorkessurfer commented Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 at 9:00am

Wasn't today's WOTD photographer the same guy from the 60 Minutes controversy last year?

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stunet commented Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 at 9:14am

Yeah, turns out it is. Didn't really pay attention to the name - not that I could recall it from the story anyway - and only looked at the wave.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 at 9:25am

Ha, well spotted guys.

Good shot all the same. Looks fun.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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mk1 commented Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 at 11:37am

Backcountry Bliss? This is like a magic eye puzzle - I can't spot it!

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simba commented Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 at 5:03pm

Drop ins will be shot....judging by the bullet holes

simba

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ethereal commented Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 at 2:41pm

Wow.......wow.............wow.......

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 at 10:39pm

What happened to my photo and Batfinks comment? Seem to have disappeared?

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Blowin commented Friday, 20 Jan 2017 at 10:40am

Is that Stunet cruising through today's blue dream ?

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stunet commented Friday, 20 Jan 2017 at 10:45am

Fucken wish...

Long story why there's no shots of me from last trip. Probably best not to talk about on here anyway.

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Blowin commented Friday, 20 Jan 2017 at 11:31am

If your intent was to make me curious, then you've succeeded.

You get any of that gold ?

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 20 Jan 2017 at 11:51am

Stu you know you can't say it's probably best not to talk about on here and then leave us hanging. Spill the bloody beans

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stunet commented Friday, 20 Jan 2017 at 12:28pm

Maybe when Blowin next comes trekking down the East Coast...

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Blowin commented Friday, 20 Jan 2017 at 2:44pm

You never know where I might turn up.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 at 9:20am

Incredible shot today. Amazing texture and dynamics of the wave combined with water clarity and colours.

Cool as fuck.

Wave looks like its spun from molten mercury......or that shit they made the villain out of in Terminator 2.

Sick little pit too. Strange to think you could slide on and through that liquid nothingness. Think if I keep typing I'm going to drift into an excerpt from the stoners phrase book .

Ala Nat Young -" They're not even waves, they're bands of pure energy "

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benski commented Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017 at 3:26pm

I mean, it is a bloody photogenic wave.

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maddogmorley commented Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017 at 5:47pm

Same wave as always - just a different angle. Sigh......such a short wave and so many better waves up that way too.

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 27 Jan 2017 at 10:45am

Great pic today, love the angle and you can get a real sense of wave

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 27 Jan 2017 at 11:11am

X2, almost looks friendly from up here

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fitzroy-21 commented Friday, 27 Jan 2017 at 11:58am

Photoshop?? To me it looks like a different angle from up the valley.

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stunet commented Friday, 27 Jan 2017 at 12:16pm

No Photoshop. I assume it was taken from near the heiau. Haven't been up there for a long time but those trees were always in view.

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stunet commented Friday, 27 Jan 2017 at 1:06pm

Ha ha ha...they were there this morning.

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 3 Feb 2017 at 2:03pm

rather like today's pic, that would do me nicely after a walk over the dunes.

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tworules commented Sunday, 5 Feb 2017 at 6:22pm

classic shot, outside pipe, all set and no-one in the way. aka Ronnie Burns

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017 at 7:37am

todays pic looks out of scale sort of, like its been photoshopped

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017 at 9:20am

Having a solid crack at it! Epic

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Craig commented Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017 at 9:22am

I'm saying he didn't make it.

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017 at 9:40am

50/50 I reckon.

If it was me in the pic- didn't make it:)

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017 at 10:36am

Yeah I'm guessing he copped a flogging. Still looks committed though, I reckon I would of been trying to pin drop to the bottom by now

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stunet commented Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017 at 10:51am

He's committed and composed - as if he thinks he can make it.

A rock solid effort.

Is he succesful? I reckon Zen is half right.

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tonybarber commented Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017 at 11:28am

Not a chance ...its too late.