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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Gary G commented Saturday, 24 Nov 2018 at 11:36am

Funnily enough, Gary was conceived at a beach just round the corner from the wave in today’s WOTD. With the movement of sand in the area, it’s highly likely there’s a little piece of Gary at most beaches in the vicinity.

You and me, Gary, ain’t nothing but mammals so let’s do it* like they do it on the aerobics channel

*faceys

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AndyM commented Saturday, 24 Nov 2018 at 12:33pm

Stu, with a caption like that you certainly left yourself wide open for Gary, so to speak.

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peterb commented Saturday, 24 Nov 2018 at 3:33pm

The Hook, gotta be, if it isn't it should be.

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stunet commented Saturday, 24 Nov 2018 at 5:26pm

Wrong side of the continent, Pete. Though you've brought back some great memories of sessions there.

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peterb commented Saturday, 24 Nov 2018 at 9:11pm

I paddled out there one day after rousting some low life lurking by the car door when I came back from the dune lookout ... I was forty years older than the crew of locals out there. Good lads they were, let me have five long waves before withdrawing the invite.
... and, just quietly, those rumours about a little calm sea slab on the north side of the island just a way south? All untrue, right?

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Blowin commented Sunday, 25 Nov 2018 at 12:40pm

I had a phone call from a mate who was staring at this line up yesterday morning, bemoaning how shit the coastline he lived on was for waves. Obviously, it didn’t look this good at the time.

Fair enough. I’d sent him some juicy photos of recent waves I’d scored and he was digging himself a nice little emotional hole due to a combination of lack of surfing , work / love commitments and an unridden new board .

He decided that a hate- surf would shake out the jams and paddled out at this spot regardless and wound up getting some smokers. He’s a new man today.

The recuperative effects of a few waves on a surfers spirit is a thing to behold.

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stunet commented Sunday, 25 Nov 2018 at 10:56am

It's a shame every punter driving the road can see it. I just got sent some very good shots, taken this morning, from a sometime reef a little ways north of it that's more obscured from passing traffic.

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Blowin commented Sunday, 25 Nov 2018 at 11:06am

Sunday Bloody Sunday.

To misquote Arnie Schwarzenegger: “ If it breaks ....we can crowd it.”

https://youtu.be/eNr0WXQ3Ho4

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Blowin commented Sunday, 25 Nov 2018 at 12:42pm

You’ve got to love a Sometimes reef.

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shoredump commented Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018 at 10:50am

When asked if it was the best Honalua Bay she’s seen, NVD replied there was this one time between the semi and the final that Strider and she had to themselves. That comment pricked my ears. Does WSL have the wave on lock down at that time, or could the average Joe (me) paddle down from the top and jag one or two sets. Anyone know?

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Craig commented Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018 at 11:05am

SD you can def get out there in between heats if there is time but more so the gap between the final. Mick Free did it a pumping J-Bay I think just him and Slater. Got one through the comp area and then the final kicked off.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018 at 11:57am

So indulgent of the WSL to let a single free surfer catch a single wave during a glorious swell at a public beach !

Thanks Dirk Ziff !

Fuck the WSL.

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Coaster commented Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018 at 3:08pm

Forget the comp. Did he bottom turn or go straight? I reckon he’s left the turn too late.

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018 at 4:51pm

Looks a bit that way eh. Good to see him surfing waves like that again. Poor bloke was nearly dead not so long ago

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Westofthelake commented Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 at 10:03pm

Love today's WOTD.

Reminds me of an old saying,

We must learn who is gold, and who is gold plated.

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Bnkref commented Friday, 30 Nov 2018 at 11:04am

Anyone on here done the paddle out there? It's not overly far but damn it'd be a lonely and spooky paddle.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 30 Nov 2018 at 11:23am

Nope, wouldn’t enjoy that

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H2O commented Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 at 9:18am

Today' WOTD - Periscopes?

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campbell commented Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 at 10:04am

Not periscopes

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 at 11:22am

Not Sumbawa?

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Clam commented Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 at 2:23pm

its pretty obvious the south coast of lombok and sumbawa have setups galore

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simba commented Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 at 2:52pm

gunna cost ya big to stay at this joint....eh Gra

simba

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Gary G commented Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 at 3:09pm

"Packages start at $USD 4000 for 10 days"

If that's the kind of thing you're after, please call Gary.

Gary will offer you lot more package in ten days for a lot less than $USD4000

You and me, Gary, ain’t nothing but mammals so let’s do it* like they do it on the aerobics channel

*faceys

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zambezi commented Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018 at 5:24pm

Today's WOTD is sumptuous. The colour of the water and the deep
green of the dense jungle is what PNG is all about. Made me wonder
if the PNG Explorer goes on surf missions to the West Papua region ?

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018 at 6:24am

Incredible shot of Nic Von Rupp.

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crg commented Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018 at 6:54am

Wow! One of the best surf shots I've seen in awhile.

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

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Craig commented Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018 at 7:33am

Incredible isn't it!

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ojackojacko commented Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018 at 8:34am

did he make it?

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018 at 8:43am

I almost don't wanna know, lest it spoil the wow factor of that photo.

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018 at 11:39am

Holy fark that full on. Ballsy cunt

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Bnkref commented Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018 at 12:57pm

Amazing photo. Is that Supertubos or am I way off the mark? Looks too big for there.

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Ray Shirlaw commented Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018 at 1:07pm

Same coast

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Bnkref commented Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018 at 2:20pm

Thanks Ray. Spent a few days in that area this time last year. Small surf but it was a great trip anyway.

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ringmaster commented Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018 at 10:14pm

Surely there's gotta be a sequence of that wave or some vid??? That is hands down one of the best surfing pics I've ever seen! That bloke must have some big nuts to go with his undoubted talent for sure.....

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Bnkref commented Thursday, 13 Dec 2018 at 1:09pm

Today's is a ripper. Nice work Tim. Haven't seen it from that angle.

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Twichy commented Saturday, 15 Dec 2018 at 7:59pm

Any reason why i cant see pics?
Using the app

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Craig commented Monday, 17 Dec 2018 at 12:03pm

Got word that Nic Von Rupp made that WOTD from last week. Incredible! Seeing if there are any other shots of it.

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factotum commented Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018 at 12:01pm

Cool photo. I've got a board similar to that. Kind of.

Haven't got the Gabby Meds stance, but.

Then again, I'm not world champ. Huzzah!

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derra83 commented Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018 at 1:18pm

Great photo to run on a day like today.

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Craig commented Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 at 7:49am

For those wondering about Nic's last WOTD, I was told yes he did make it. Nuts!

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 at 12:47pm

Nick Von Rupp.....what the fuck are you on ?

And where can I get some ?

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crg commented Monday, 24 Dec 2018 at 9:02pm

F*uck me...how good does that look

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But I'm free.

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Ray Shirlaw commented Monday, 24 Dec 2018 at 9:17pm

It just...........doesn't get any better

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Bnkref commented Tuesday, 25 Dec 2018 at 6:46pm

Sumatra today?

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Solitude commented Friday, 4 Jan 2019 at 3:43pm

That is pure magic. Tough to get a size on it?

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Craig commented Friday, 4 Jan 2019 at 4:34pm

I'd say 6ft?

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Bnkref commented Friday, 4 Jan 2019 at 5:11pm

Otto's been on fire. The one today and the one from a few days back. Top class.

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stunet commented Friday, 4 Jan 2019 at 7:53pm

Sure has. Today's got sent to me on, from memory, Christmas Day. At any rate it was taken the day before Christmas. When I first opened the email I was underwhelmed. No explanation why, but I was.

Yet when I revisited the email the other day I thought there must've been a mistake. Same photo? No way!

Like discovering an overlooked Christmas present.

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velocityjohnno commented Saturday, 5 Jan 2019 at 10:16am

Wonderful to see the WOTD of Ellie Brooks on the single fin at Burleigh. Also nice to see the moment captured is the bottom turn, such a vital part of setting up a wave and often forgotten for all the tubes and airs. Poetry in motion. :)

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Hastoes commented Monday, 7 Jan 2019 at 7:58am

Go Parko! This is the one event i would've loved to see. Swellnet, it'd be great if y'all can get on board with this one next year, could u? would ya? Couldn't get any coverage apart from the live scores from surfing queensland online, which broke down during the finals. Noth'n like watching an event on the natural amphitheatre of Burleigh Hill. Id dare say its probably surpassed the wsl events at snapper just based on the location , pure enjoyment and stoke of the spectator . Parkings a bitch, but throw in some music, sick food trucks , quality local venues, young and old local and international rippers and rideable waves and Bobs ya mothers Brother! Was working both days , Spewing!!!

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