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.
yeah whats going on swellnet as you only run WOTD photos of girls......so sexist...blabla bla ...lol.......top photo.......maybe a couple interviews would be good.
Sure would be. Stay tuned.
Tahlija! What a wonderful beast she is, and great to see her on WOTD. I have a feeling she would smoke a few CT surfers - women and men - in heaving barrels.
She and Cambo are such stoked people.
Yes a legend of a woman.....catches bigger Jewies than Freeride to.
Haha saw that, some monster fish!
If you havent seen it ...have a look at her Kandui footage from last year...Faark
double ferk ferk
Nicely slotted Rowls.
Supersuck in a steamer?
I have to say that spot looks like the funnest wave on the planet when it finally breaks every 4 or so years. Clark Little must be envious.
great waves pity but what's with the PWCs?
now we're talking, great shot
todays start with a Q? wow if so
"Date brake" - Haha, good to see Aussie vernacular hanging in there!
Looks light that 'secret' break that's apparently regularly packed out!
Date Brake - I think this has to be caption of the year from swellnet.
the steel blue sledgehammer......very moody but awesome.
I saw footage the other day of that sucky short right in PNG that has been WOTD about ten times.
Nice wave but OMG it's about 5 meters long it's like the peak at Krui
Very fitting photo for today...........respect.
Aargh...know that feeling...
Undergunned, too late, fins took forever to grab, couldn't set the rail...
Straighten out, gun and run, enter the washing machine...
Hope it's not the first wave of the set.
If it closes out...well, that's one thing. But if you witness it reeling off like an impossibly perfect version of big Cloudbreak, then that's gotta sting. Let the 'what ifs?' begin.
BTW the photos was taken at Telescopes during last Monday's mega swell.
Big Telescopes :o
So its a big wave but how big in feet.........10, 12 or more ?
Bloody hell, solid Telescopes. Imagine how big Icelands and the likes would have been................
8 maybe 10
Our Hawaiian friends would say 3ft :-)
Edit - now that I’ve seen it on the computer rather than a cracked phone screen that’s 10 no dramas
10ft+ for me. It's easy 4x overhead and after pitching.
What would Vic Local call it?
10ft in Welly. And a beautiful wave.
Wow would never have thought it was Telescopes, seen some pics from that swell of it, but not that big...that is solid Telescopes never seen it even close to that size.
Like Fitzroy said imagine Icelands it would have been double that.
Would have been interesting to see little novelty spots in the areas start popping up.
Ummm. Thats fucked. Its like a bigger reverse version of chopes. I still cant fanthom how people survive wipe outs in that shit.
How are the conditions. Super perfect, amazing light and so big, what a day!
Interesting to watch raw footage of tow-ins out there. A lot not really barrelled like some pics suggest. They're so fast it's almost a head dip (of death). The paddle guys though, far out.
Me too, spins me out how people don't get seriously hurt more often.
Also spins me out how when these guys do get hurt, they can go back and surf these same type of waves.
That photo above, seriously ,makes my chest tighten up just looking at the pic, imagine in real life, it looks like a few story house thick.
I like the crowd of ghosts spectating from the waves heart.
Beautifully described mate. Very apt too.
Gulp......worst nightmare but did he get thru or are they still picking up the pieces?
Nup, didn't make it through.
From Tim Bonython:
"Certainly the day of days. Bodyboarder Shane Ackerman swam for his life literally when this monster came thru. Yes, Shane survived but only just. He got sucked over and held down without an inflatable vest. Shane was a lucky man to survive this moment."
We've got an extensive gallery going up shortly.
Charging it Shane. No matter what you ride that's pushing into the unknown.. Where do we go from here?
What the fuck is that thing?
Where do you try to dive on that thing. Point of pic being taken, or paddle up it and then try.???
Good question but I'm not sure that it matters where you dive. The whole wave becomes the lip.
Hitchiker’s guide to the galaxy has the answer to that one...
“I thought,” he said, “that if the world was going to end we were meant to lie down or put a paper bag over our head or something.”
“If you like, yes,” said Ford.
“Will that help?” asked the barman.
“No,” said Ford and gave him a friendly smile.
Remember when that huge swell that hit cloudbreak a few years ago and Ian Healy had to swim thru that 25ft blue nightmare...well this is sorta like that except Shane is at the bottom of this thing....how do you control your fear in this situation.......full legend.