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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kbomb commented Friday, 21 Sep 2018 at 8:42am

Thanks maddog

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Blowin commented Monday, 8 Oct 2018 at 6:48pm

Spewing.

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Nick Bone commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 7:10am

Ohhhh myyy gawwwwwdddd.

How do you even survive that shit. Doesn’t being in a lip like that blow out your joints on detonation??

I am the bone

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Craig commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 8:55am

Not good, worst case scenario, well that or doing that sitting on your board still :o

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davetherave commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 10:29am

sent a shiver up my spine- he's a sawtell boy????

davetherave

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 27 Oct 2018 at 11:10am

Brings back memories that shot, i use to park my old Kombie camper van in the bush just to right out of the pic, down the old track and sleep down there, although id spend most days hanging out and surfing the much better point just north.

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 27 Oct 2018 at 10:05am

Beautiful photo today

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GuySmiley commented Saturday, 27 Oct 2018 at 12:31pm

cracker

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yocal commented Sunday, 28 Oct 2018 at 1:28pm

and today. magic bowl & full commitment seeing how hollow that looks

Go deeper Taylor, go deeper!

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goofyfoot commented Sunday, 28 Oct 2018 at 1:36pm

How fun does that wave look!

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 29 Oct 2018 at 3:49pm

hey GF, does that wave look familiar to you on the MP? Its looking like something local maybe.

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Bnkref commented Monday, 29 Oct 2018 at 3:56pm

Really? I was thinking it was the well-known wedge in SA.

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factotum commented Monday, 29 Oct 2018 at 4:22pm

Where's Curly?

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blindboy commented Monday, 29 Oct 2018 at 7:52pm

Just south of the centre of the universe.

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Blowin commented Monday, 29 Oct 2018 at 7:56pm

Dee Why would anyone do it to themselves ?

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blindboy commented Monday, 29 Oct 2018 at 8:21pm

I would try to explain Blowin but nah, you wouldn't get it. I'll just say Dee Why Surfing Fraternity ....... and that last word actually means something!

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 at 6:12am

I understand , BB. I’m just taking the piss. Even though I imagine the waves actually are 89 percent dogshit , I’m sure it’s a cool place to live.

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blindboy commented Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 at 7:13am

The Point is still a great wave on its day Blowin.

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simba commented Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 at 7:12am

Great angle,so much sand ....is that a recent shot?

simba

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stunet commented Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 at 8:03am

Yep. Amazing amount of sand there at the moment, and the reports on the ground say the Rainbow/Greenmount section is A1.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 at 1:53pm

Life is so cruel sometimes, Straddie, Burleigh, The Alley, Super Bank even D-Bah all right in a concrete jungle, imagine if they were down near crescent head or somewhere similar.

Yes i know some are better because of man, but still.

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thermalben commented Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 at 2:22pm

ID, the equivalents of those waves do exist away from the concrete jungle.

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 2 Nov 2018 at 12:50pm

I know that but in Australia the closest we come is the Byron to Ballina stretch, BTW i forgot Kirra....

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freeride76 commented Friday, 2 Nov 2018 at 1:22pm

"ID, the equivalents of those waves do exist away from the concrete jungle."

Not really, unfortunately.

There's nothing remotely like the Superbank anywhere else in Aus.

Few novelty waves around that have their day once in a blue moon but nothing that matches it for perfection, hollowness and consistency.

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yocal commented Friday, 2 Nov 2018 at 1:56pm

Agree Freeride,
On any given swell the superbank is the most likely spot on the whole SEQLD/NNSW coast to have the biggest size, have a decent sandbank, and be the cleanest.

My guess is that the bay is just big enough to cause the swells to refract and align themselves, but not so big as to be in the swell shadow. (probably its NE orientation helps that). And somehow the banks are less susceptible to be totally destroyed by storms (aside from off the top at snapper).

And the Tweed Topography always bends the winds southerly in the mornings when the rest of the GC is already blowing from the ESE.

Its a magic set-up. not coincidence.

Go deeper Taylor, go deeper!

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50young commented Friday, 2 Nov 2018 at 2:10pm

You forgot the guaranteed crowd on any given swell

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Blowin commented Friday, 2 Nov 2018 at 3:58pm

The known knowns , the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns !!!

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yocal commented Friday, 2 Nov 2018 at 4:55pm

How could I forget! That would fall into the Known Knowns category.

Go deeper Taylor, go deeper!

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gannet commented Tuesday, 6 Nov 2018 at 7:14pm

Nazare?

I thought that was Beacon the other day

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stunet commented Tuesday, 6 Nov 2018 at 7:31pm

If someone doesn't at least acknowledge the grass/rush pun them I'm gonna swear off botanic wordplay for good.

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crg commented Tuesday, 6 Nov 2018 at 7:35pm

Hahaha...no don't stop...I always look forward to the daily comment as much as the photo...

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

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 6 Nov 2018 at 8:09pm

Pretty weak Stu - my "listicle" joke the other day was way better.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 6 Nov 2018 at 8:36pm

True. Wish I could put dick and ball jokes in the caption.

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 6 Nov 2018 at 8:55pm

Why the hell not? Anyway, there was no mention of dicks...

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 at 5:46am

The Catcher in the Rye?

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stunet commented Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 at 6:44am

Damn. Wish I thought of that.

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 at 8:07am

The Box Seat?

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stunet commented Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 at 9:09am

Nice, but IMO those three parellel leaning trees are the more prominent feature.

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 at 10:47am

true there is a symmetry to the image framed by the palms

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davetherave commented Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 at 11:26am

awesome wotd- let's get out there!

davetherave

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GuySmiley commented Sunday, 11 Nov 2018 at 10:35am

When the music's over, turn off the lights ........

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crg commented Monday, 12 Nov 2018 at 3:27pm

Geezus! How good does that shot look! You'd swear it was a point break.

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

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018 at 8:28am

Clean , clear water with the sun shining makes any surf that much better. Add a pretty reef and you’re already half way to heaven before you’ve caught a wave.

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velocityjohnno commented Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018 at 4:27pm

That was a really good pic for WOTD, really beautiful water

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udo commented Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018 at 9:31am

Nice..very lucky chap to still be with us and able to surf
Boots podcast on Hurly Burly.

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blindboy commented Sunday, 18 Nov 2018 at 12:51pm

Pulled into that section a few times Stu?

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yocal commented Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018 at 12:20pm

The same carpark angle as every other photo taken of the place but the majesty of it never gets old!

Go deeper Taylor, go deeper!

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018 at 12:25pm

Amen to that.

The fun zone.

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Gary G commented Saturday, 24 Nov 2018 at 10:08am

You could have at least posted a photo of Gary with that caption, Stu.

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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Gary G commented Saturday, 24 Nov 2018 at 10:10am

Or perhaps he’s already there, you just can’t see him xoxo

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker