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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simba commented Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 at 1:31pm

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.

simba

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simba commented Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 at 1:32pm

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.

simba

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stunet commented Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 at 1:40pm

Sure would be. Stay tuned.

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 at 1:48pm

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.

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udo commented Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 at 1:58pm

Yes a legend of a woman.....catches bigger Jewies than Freeride to.

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Craig commented Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 at 2:28pm

Haha saw that, some monster fish!

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 at 3:31pm

great today

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shoredump commented Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 at 3:59pm

Soooo good

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udo commented Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 at 4:52pm

If you havent seen it ...have a look at her Kandui footage from last year...Faark

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simba commented Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 at 5:33pm

double ferk ferk

simba

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udo commented Friday, 23 Mar 2018 at 3:35pm

Nicely slotted Rowls.

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zenagain commented Friday, 23 Mar 2018 at 5:44pm

Supersuck in a steamer?

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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yocal commented Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 at 10:48am

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.

Go deeper Taylor, go deeper!

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 at 10:07pm

great waves pity but what's with the PWCs?

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 29 Mar 2018 at 7:46am

now we're talking, great shot

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pittsy commented Monday, 2 Apr 2018 at 9:49am

todays start with a Q? wow if so

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AndyM commented Monday, 2 Apr 2018 at 10:56am

"Date brake" - Haha, good to see Aussie vernacular hanging in there!

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kirwoods commented Monday, 2 Apr 2018 at 8:38pm

Looks light that 'secret' break that's apparently regularly packed out!

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mrkook commented Tuesday, 3 Apr 2018 at 1:47am

Date Brake - I think this has to be caption of the year from swellnet.

Well Done.

MK

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simba commented Wednesday, 4 Apr 2018 at 6:31am

the steel blue sledgehammer......very moody but awesome.

simba

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 11 Apr 2018 at 7:26pm

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

For further reference and common sense.

General Social issues: Rita Panahi & Lauren Southern
Indigenous issues: Jacinta Price and Anthony Dillion
Gender: Debra Soh.
Islam: Armin Navabi & Brigitte Gabriel
Population: Dick Smith

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simba commented Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 at 6:40pm

Very fitting photo for today...........respect.

simba

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crg commented Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 1:40pm

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.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 1:49pm

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.

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Craig commented Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 2:00pm

Big Telescopes :o

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simba commented Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 5:06pm

So its a big wave but how big in feet.........10, 12 or more ?

simba

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fitzroy-21 commented Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 5:13pm

Bloody hell, solid Telescopes. Imagine how big Icelands and the likes would have been................

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 6:24pm

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

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Craig commented Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 5:16pm

10ft+ for me. It's easy 4x overhead and after pitching.

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 5:42pm

What would Vic Local call it?

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Island Bay commented Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 5:52pm

10ft in Welly. And a beautiful wave.

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 7:15pm

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.

For further reference and common sense.

General Social issues: Rita Panahi & Lauren Southern
Indigenous issues: Jacinta Price and Anthony Dillion
Gender: Debra Soh.
Islam: Armin Navabi & Brigitte Gabriel
Population: Dick Smith

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Nick Bone commented Wednesday, 2 May 2018 at 2:56pm

Ummm. Thats fucked. Its like a bigger reverse version of chopes. I still cant fanthom how people survive wipe outs in that shit.

I am the bone

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Craig commented Wednesday, 2 May 2018 at 2:58pm

How are the conditions. Super perfect, amazing light and so big, what a day!

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Sprout commented Wednesday, 2 May 2018 at 4:52pm

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.

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 2 May 2018 at 5:19pm

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.

For further reference and common sense.

General Social issues: Rita Panahi & Lauren Southern
Indigenous issues: Jacinta Price and Anthony Dillion
Gender: Debra Soh.
Islam: Armin Navabi & Brigitte Gabriel
Population: Dick Smith

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zambezi commented Wednesday, 2 May 2018 at 5:49pm

I like the crowd of ghosts spectating from the waves heart.

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AaronS commented Wednesday, 2 May 2018 at 8:38pm

Beautifully described mate. Very apt too.

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simba commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 7:08am

Gulp......worst nightmare but did he get thru or are they still picking up the pieces?

simba

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stunet commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 7:15am

Nup, didn't make it through.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 7:53am

WTF

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stunet commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 7:59am

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.

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timcosh commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 11:06am

Charging it Shane. No matter what you ride that's pushing into the unknown.. Where do we go from here?

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timcosh commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 11:08am

New level?

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batfink commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 11:52am

What the fuck is that thing?

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davetherave commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 12:52pm

wow!!!

davetherave

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greyhound commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 5:10pm

Where do you try to dive on that thing. Point of pic being taken, or paddle up it and then try.???

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stunet commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 5:56pm

Good question but I'm not sure that it matters where you dive. The whole wave becomes the lip.

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chook commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 6:01pm

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.

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simba commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 6:41pm

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.

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