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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chook commented Tuesday, 23 May 2017 at 12:36pm

speaking of rails -- how short is that board? i'd imagine he could do with a bit more rail in a wave like that, right? and how the hell did he get into that wave on such a little board?

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 23 May 2017 at 1:08pm

Tow in I'd imagine.

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Gaz1799 commented Tuesday, 23 May 2017 at 1:10pm

My first thought too it's an esky lid for a wave like that

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Blowin commented Sunday, 28 May 2017 at 8:42pm

Unreal shot today.

How's the look on the grom ' s face - The revelation !

It's like Stoke squared.

Not to mention the skills , little bastard .....keep off my lawn grommet.

Jokes, happy days for the young bloke. Fancy getting eyes wide open pits at 11 years old.

I'm calling shot of the year for expressed joy quotient.

And isn't that what the whole deal is about ?

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Blowin commented Sunday, 4 Jun 2017 at 6:32am

Traditional lay backs I can understand.

This I do not understand .

Not the why , but the how.

How's the core strength going Asher ? Not too bad ?

Incredible.

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cd commented Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 at 8:11am

Nice, was naming the location really necessary.

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tonybarber commented Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 at 8:27am

Nothing wrong with naming this one - given its location. And which one there do you reckon it is ...

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cd commented Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 at 8:49am

Sometimes its nice to have the photos hold a bit of mystery.
No idea I haven't been there and don't need to know either. Would like to get there one day for sure. Have been up in the region there a couple of times but haven't mad it here yet.
Do you mean by "given its location" as been difficult to access and fickle that crowding won't become an issue. Cause there are many examples nowdays where a surf location in Indonesia could be described as just that -and are now very crowded when the swell hits.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 at 9:07am

To be fair cd a number of surf charters market and sell this wave to make $$$ as do surf travel companies who make 15% from ever bum they put on a boat or camp.

But Swellnet could have said "Another empty treasure peels of down the line in a machine gun like fashion as the sound of birds whistle from the jungle" :D

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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thermalben commented Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 at 10:30am

For reference the Banyaks consist of 71 islands over 319 square km (thanks, Wikipedia). There's no identifying features in the photo. For anyone who hasn't heard of the Banyaks as a surf destination before, I don't think it'd be any great surprise that the islands host one righthander that throws out a barrel. 

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thermalben commented Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 at 10:30am

And ID, that caption is a little long for our system.... :)

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 at 9:35am

today;s wave goofy!

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peterb commented Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 at 4:31pm

WOD, today, no toes, there, I've said it.

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stunet commented Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 at 4:49pm

Nup...there I've said it.

And no, I ain't gonna say it.

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udo commented Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 at 4:50pm

Hedgey riding an old Bushman dragged out from under the house...yew

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tworules commented Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 at 7:08pm

congrats to all, what a shot!!!

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indo-dreaming commented Monday, 31 Jul 2017 at 4:43pm

That shot of Burleigh tugs at my heart strings makes me miss that places so bad, such a fun set up, so many good memories.

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 3 Aug 2017 at 9:53am

A couple of months ago I came in from a dawnie at this spot to find a young kid fishing with his dad in a shallow gutter at the very bottom left of today's WOTD photo .

He had no idea what he was doing and he got quite excited , though not nearly excited enough , when he reeled in the largest flathead I've seen ever .

Larger than even the largest flathead I've ever seen a photo of.

The thing was like a fucking shovelnose shark.

I would have lost my mind catching that fish , but this gormless little fuck didn't realise what he'd accomplished.

He's peaked way too early if he intends to keep fishing for flatties .

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derra83 commented Friday, 4 Aug 2017 at 9:43am

Hats off to today's WOTD gents. Did Ben make it? That next section of reef look mighty shallow.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 4 Aug 2017 at 9:57am

Bloody rude head but it's a great shot!

Agreed derra, looking shallow down there. Looks like down at racetracks maybe

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udo commented Friday, 4 Aug 2017 at 10:04am

bensinsight insta

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stunet commented Friday, 4 Aug 2017 at 10:05am

Yep, he makes it. And yep, it's down Racetrack.

And yep, Udo beat me...

 

A drainer from last week on the track. #gopro4 #uluwatu

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stunet commented Friday, 4 Aug 2017 at 10:27am

You can whack Ben Kiggins in the 'surf-photographers-that-go-alright' basket:







 

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Andrew P commented Friday, 4 Aug 2017 at 11:22am

He does go alright Stu! Although I do prefer my surfing surf photographers a bit blonder ;-)

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Clam commented Friday, 4 Aug 2017 at 11:38am

A selfie while riding a barrell . Hope it satified his needs !

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 4 Aug 2017 at 1:16pm

Ouch! Clam comes in with a zinger!

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Friday, 4 Aug 2017 at 3:20pm

Hah! Toss-up in the forehead stakes in that fish pic!

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boxright commented Friday, 4 Aug 2017 at 3:34pm

I've seen a few similar looking guys on the dancefloors in Kuta.

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evosurfer commented Saturday, 5 Aug 2017 at 11:43pm

You guys having a fare go at good old Benny there I just wonder if you people
have the gonads or ability to surf the way he does. I seriously doubt it.

IF im not surfing im racing

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Sunday, 6 Aug 2017 at 1:29am

I've got a ripper picture of me and a 15kg snapper. And my nose is bigger.

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Purplepills commented Sunday, 6 Aug 2017 at 6:21pm

make a drop and strike a pose pffffft nothing on you benny personally dont know ya but photos lie

but fishing no picture it is a lie period

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crg commented Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017 at 1:12pm

Is there a better feeling than leaning off the bottom casually of a perfect wave...
Great capture.

I'm not cheap,
But I'm free.

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017 at 1:31pm

No lumps, no chop, no paddlers - just a moment of anticipation and focus.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017 at 1:43pm

Great shot, caused me to pause too.

Channeling that inner Kong or Maurice Cole.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017 at 2:24pm

But if you're gonna channel MC you can't do it wearing black:

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017 at 2:34pm

That is one cool photo , Sharkman.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017 at 11:34pm

The cooler thing is that he more than likely made that board.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 at 10:10am

I surfed with today's WOTD star a few days ago.

Proper gentleman in the surf. Nice fella. Rips.

If everyone acted like him in the line up the world would be a happy place.

Unreal photo.

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dandandan commented Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 at 10:33am

I'd love to watch him surf in the flesh. A mate of mine was sitting in a boat during the Muzza Swell watching everyone charge the Ments. He said watching Craig take that wave on a ub 6 foot board was the craziest thing he has ever seen in surfing.

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crg commented Saturday, 19 Aug 2017 at 1:35pm

Maggot in his usual slot...

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But I'm free.

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 at 12:21pm

Nice photo, Ben. They were towing I assume?

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 at 12:30pm

Yep, bloke in the pic did a step-off. There were two skis with surfers, and two paddlers, the latter of whom went in shortly after I arrived (was only there for a short time anyway). Saw one bloke try to punch out from the corner, and he suffered a worse fate then me on Saturday - ended up down past the Surf Club without ever getting through the whitewater. Haven't see a sweep as brutal as that before.

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stunet commented Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 at 7:26am

Photographer Ben Kiggins and an interloper at Shark Island:

 

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Blowin commented Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 at 7:51am

If that is as uncomplicated as it appears ie a blatant , unprovoked drop in , then you'd have to think there'd be consequences for the bastard doing the burning.

Too much at stake on a wave like that. You could be killed if it went wrong.

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Craig commented Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 at 7:56am

Reading the post and comments, they're mates. Ben said he's not gonna try it again, got nailed haha.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 at 8:12am

They're keen.

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 at 10:45am

Yew! I'm amped and ready to take the body-whomp up a notch!

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Gaz1799 commented Monday, 11 Sep 2017 at 10:00pm

Which state is todays wotd? South oz or south coast of east/west coast?

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Craig commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 7:29am

It's a big ocean out there, those who know, know :) Don't want to give too much away.

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Clam commented Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 at 9:16am

Although its certain that water is wet !