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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stunet commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 7:37pm

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lostdoggy commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 7:40pm

:)
Ian Healy's a charger.

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simba commented Friday, 4 May 2018 at 8:25pm

Yeah my bad.....thanks Stu...chuckling.... i meant this Healy......Mark

http://markhealeywaterman.com/portfolio/coudbreak/

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GuySmiley commented Saturday, 12 May 2018 at 4:01pm

What an absolute cracker today

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 12 May 2018 at 6:01pm

Beautiful eh

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Island Bay commented Sunday, 20 May 2018 at 11:32am

Yow! Favourite wave on a beaut day.

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mattlock commented Monday, 21 May 2018 at 1:30pm

WOTD. Beautiful photo today. like a blown glass sculpture.

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Nick Bone commented Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 11:48am

A subtle reference to new york?

I am the bone

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stunet commented Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 12:03pm

Glad someone picked up on it.

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udo commented Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 12:09pm

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 ?

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stunet commented Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 12:39pm

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.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 1:08pm

Another Freeflight 10 channel ?

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stunet commented Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 2:39pm

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.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 2:44pm

3/4 channels.

Sounds like a fucking rocket ship.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 2:50pm

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!

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Island Bay commented Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 3:15pm

We need photographic evidence of said channel bottom thingy!

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stunet commented Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 6:42pm

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.

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lostdoggy commented Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 7:14pm

Sounds like you could be guilty of what's become known as 'micro-cheating', Stu.

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crg commented Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 7:48pm

I've even gone so far to give the condition an official name - "Newboarditis".
Sounds like you've got a bad case Stu...

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50young commented Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 7:29am

12 months on and I still stare at my 10 channels with love...

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Mick_Fatboy commented Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 1:07pm

I was under the impression that next time the photo and caption warranted, we would be using the word 'girt'.

As you were ;-}

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stunet commented Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 1:13pm

I've gotta start writing the captions after I have a coffee.

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mk1 commented Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 1:41pm

What a wave! Girted!

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stunet commented Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 1:46pm

@Island Bay,

Here it is, now with even longer channels!

Just measured them, the inside channels are 4ft 1 inch!

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Mick_Fatboy commented Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 1:48pm

Stunning.

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 2:56pm

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.

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udo commented Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 4:41pm

Nice..paddles well ?
Good amount of Thickness for you Stu..you be 75-78 kgs eh ?

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stunet commented Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 4:46pm

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.

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 7:58pm

nice, looks great Stu.
My weight, my dimensions, i could see myself with that one!

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Andrew P commented Friday, 25 May 2018 at 10:21am

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!

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zenagain commented Sunday, 27 May 2018 at 12:12pm

You guys are on flre with the WOTD's- that Hippo photo Tim B, awesome!

and Hippo, charging!

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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fraser-gordon commented Wednesday, 30 May 2018 at 10:26am

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.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 30 May 2018 at 10:37am

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.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 30 May 2018 at 3:35pm

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 ).

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simba commented Thursday, 31 May 2018 at 5:52am

E.T ?

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 at 7:43am

Relevant.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 at 7:59am

Aye. View from the starboard window a few hours ago.

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staitey commented Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 at 12:08pm

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

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 at 3:35pm

Bloody oath

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 4:19pm

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.

I think i have a crush on Debra Soh.

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Blowin commented Friday, 7 Sep 2018 at 8:26pm

Might be well worn but that shit never gets old.

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stunet commented Saturday, 8 Sep 2018 at 9:49am

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.

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crg commented Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 at 10:00am

If Adriano got an 8 for his then we might need to reset the scale...

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rooftop commented Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 at 3:37pm

Best caption ever.

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Rabbits68 commented Monday, 17 Sep 2018 at 11:04am

Power, beauty, fear & respect. That’s what I see. Brilliant photo!

Crystal Clear

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018 at 8:42pm

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).

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018 at 12:05pm

What a cracker today

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018 at 7:41pm

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 :)

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kbomb commented Thursday, 20 Sep 2018 at 11:46am

Where is this indo wave? Have seen it a few times before in photos and vids.

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maddogmorley commented Thursday, 20 Sep 2018 at 6:06pm

Telo islands kbomb. Called Pinnacles.