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.
Ian Healy's a charger.
Yeah my bad.....thanks Stu...chuckling.... i meant this Healy......Mark
What an absolute cracker today
Yow! Favourite wave on a beaut day.
WOTD. Beautiful photo today. like a blown glass sculpture.
A subtle reference to new york?
Glad someone picked up on it.
I picked up that maybe Stu has a new channel bottom ?
A possible rise in swell over night ..pic posted around 3.45 am ...Awake and frothing to ride something new ?
Partially true. Rode my new channel bottom at an open ocean bommie early this morning. Not huge but big enough. Board went f'en unreal. Still digesting the feeling of it.
Another Freeflight 10 channel ?
Indeed. Less 'retro' in that the beaked nose has been toned down, rails slightly softer, touch more rocker, and the channels are a few inches longer - they track 3/4 the length of the board now.
Sounds like a fucking rocket ship.
Tight in the pocket on a big wave and it feels like one.
It's not without a few hangups, all specialised boards are, but I'm working my way around them which is giving me greater appreciation for what this board does well.
Surfboards, eh? They're fucken great!
We need photographic evidence of said channel bottom thingy!
I'll whip off a few snaps tomorrow.
God it's a good looking board. It's been sitting in the back of my wagon all this week and I find myself stealing glances of it in the rear vision mirror while I'm chugging along, or even long and serious stares while sitting at the traffic lights, transfixed by those parallel lines, lost in hydrodynamic dreams till the driver behind toots 'cos the lights turned green twenty seconds ago.
Sounds like you could be guilty of what's become known as 'micro-cheating', Stu.
I've even gone so far to give the condition an official name - "Newboarditis".
Sounds like you've got a bad case Stu...
12 months on and I still stare at my 10 channels with love...
I was under the impression that next time the photo and caption warranted, we would be using the word 'girt'.
As you were ;-}
I've gotta start writing the captions after I have a coffee.
What a wave! Girted!
Here it is, now with even longer channels!
Just measured them, the inside channels are 4ft 1 inch!
What a beauty! I can only imagine what it would go like.
Was fortunate enough to be out on my Byrning Spears just now. There's something about channels.
Nice..paddles well ?
Good amount of Thickness for you Stu..you be 75-78 kgs eh ?
Not sure what I weigh, probably under 80kgs. I got another late go out on it yesterday in good size waves, tide was high, serious paddling required, but it held up well. Though Phil's taken a bit of foam out of the nose it's still very forward weighted, only now the foil is more gentle.
nice, looks great Stu.
My weight, my dimensions, i could see myself with that one!
That is one beautiful board Stu! I think my first surfboard was shaped by Phil in the mid 90s. A 6'7 Brothers Nielsen thruster with a single wide (belly?) channel between the fins. "Phil for Sned" it read on the bottom. I could never work out who Phil was!
You guys are on flre with the WOTD's- that Hippo photo Tim B, awesome!
and Hippo, charging!
Just watched Tim's footage of Makua's wave.What's the general consensus of what went wrong? and would he have made that next section that breathed in and out complete nuts Tim's footage looks like the gold.
Hard to say...
Seemed he was trying to take a tight line to avoid hitting any spray or foam and risk having it get under his fins, and in the process dug his rail ever so slightly but it was enough to buck him off.
The next section? Hoo boy...no way would he have made it but he would've been inside one grandiose cavern.
Just caught sight of that 10 channel meteor.
Christ, it looks like you’d get shot out of a barrel at Speedies and wouldn’t slow down till you plowed halfway up the beach at Tiger Tracks.
Very nice ( in Borat voice ).
Aye. View from the starboard window a few hours ago.
How nice is that!? May not be the biggest or longest but that looks like fun. Reminds me of the days I search for around my local
Cool perspective of Sorake and you can clearly see some land owners adding a few hundred square metres to their property size, lets hope this area gets replanted with coconut palms and some of the areas natural beauty is brought back.
Might be well worn but that shit never gets old.
Apparently not, he's been doing it on the same wave for thirty-something years. His relationship to the place akin to Lopez at Pipe, a singular devotion to 100 metres of bedrock.
If Adriano got an 8 for his then we might need to reset the scale...
Best caption ever.
Power, beauty, fear & respect. That’s what I see. Brilliant photo!
I love Judy Scanlon's lineup shots. Usually when the WOTD is a cracking shot of Bells or Winki, it usually has her watermark/credit in the top corner.
Todays is no exception. Nice shot Judy (again).
What a cracker today
Looks like a slice of heaven. Although it would be great if the wave was just a couple of feet bigger....you know, so you dont have to crouch when you could be standing in the barrel :)
Where is this indo wave? Have seen it a few times before in photos and vids.
Telo islands kbomb. Called Pinnacles.