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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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 at 7:03pm

Josh Bystrom related to Chris?

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 at 7:04pm

Son of the last surf movie maker.

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 at 7:05pm

Thought it might be.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 at 7:36pm

Indeed. When I was going through the 2001 magazines for the TC Sose photos I recently posted in the forecast thread, the news in each mag included the untimely death of Chris. Spared a thought for Josh when reading them.

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lostdoggy commented Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 at 9:32am

Sorry to ask you to explain, Stu, but is today's caption insinuating that the car drove across the seaway?

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stunet commented Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 at 9:37am

Yes.

It was very early when I wrote it.

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Nick Bone commented Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 at 10:17am

If there was a bridge over, how much do you think the crowds would increase?

I am the bone

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Nick Bone commented Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 at 10:18am

I guess my actual question is - how much does the seaway deter people even though, dare i say, pretty easy crossing (from memory)?

I am the bone

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 at 12:57pm

Been a long time since i surfed TOS but was my local for years and the seaway definitely put off a lot of surfers, days when the water taxi wasn't going were much more uncrowded than days when it was going.

I expect surfers up that way would have got softer rather than tougher in regard to the paddle.

Not the hardest or longest paddle but a decent paddle and still sharky and tidal current would freak some out and then you often ended up with a few scratches from the rocks, worst conditions when a decent size swell and paddling across on a outgoing tide and you would end up needing to time a scramble up the rocks where the left broke.

Loved and miss that spot though even with the crowds its such a unique spot and such perfect little peaks, for that kind of two way peaks beachie they don't come any better..

Sucks the goldie is a city, the place would be epic if it was somewhere remotish,

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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tubeshooter commented Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 at 9:23pm

The biggest hassle/danger doing the paddle is the boating threat .Glare and traffic early in the morning can be horrendous.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 7:50am

Good to see Swellnets favourite most featured WOD back again :D

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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stunet commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 8:39am

Been a while!

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simba commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 4:44pm

nice though

simba

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 6:32pm

Yeah looks a sick little mechanical user friendly barrel, although pretty short.

Wish they would show us some of the other waves in the region though

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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goofyfoot commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 5:10pm

I'd give anything to be in this guys position right bout now

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udo commented Sunday, 24 Feb 2019 at 8:04am

Same for todays pic Goofy
Is this chap riding a wide tail fish ?

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GuySmiley commented Sunday, 24 Feb 2019 at 8:55am

What a wave and yes I was wondering whether he was on a fish of some sort.

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goofyfoot commented Sunday, 24 Feb 2019 at 9:18am

Looks like it eh. I was actually dreaming of Kirra last night. Image overload :-0

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stunet commented Sunday, 24 Feb 2019 at 9:44am

Yep, 'twas on a fish.

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fuhrious commented Sunday, 24 Feb 2019 at 1:38pm

“Ppht . Fish. Twins. They’ll never be any good in solid hollow waves “ someone said.

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factotum commented Sunday, 24 Feb 2019 at 2:04pm

Haha!

"Guess who's back, back again
Yes, he's back, tell a friend.
Guess who's back, guess who's back?
Guess who's back, guess who's back?
Guess who's back, guess who's back?
Guess who's back?"

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Blowin commented Thursday, 28 Feb 2019 at 9:17pm

I wonder how MP would have gone out todays WOTD back in 1977 ?

https://youtu.be/uFwnkRqR9ZM

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 4 Mar 2019 at 1:32pm

King of the surf safari road kill.
Easy on the eye...Salute to swellnetonian stalwart Andrew!

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mattlock commented Monday, 4 Mar 2019 at 1:44pm

Todays WOTD will be bringing back some memories for the Swellnet hierachy I'm sure.

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Craig commented Monday, 4 Mar 2019 at 3:45pm

Totally.

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Bnkref commented Monday, 4 Mar 2019 at 5:03pm

Nice pic. I've never come over the hill to see it looking like that though!

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maddogmorley commented Monday, 4 Mar 2019 at 8:29pm

Pumping!!!

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mattlock commented Monday, 4 Mar 2019 at 9:14pm

There is a similar photo[better day I think] in Surfing Life's "Visions of the Australian Coast" taken by Mark Sutton. Except the road is dirt which Stunet would like. In it you can just make out my mate Phil standing on the cliff top. Taken around 91/92.

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Westofthelake commented Thursday, 7 Mar 2019 at 3:48pm

Loving the colours and crispness of today's WOTD. You can just taste that autumnal goodness.

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Solitude commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 8:32am

That lineup shot is epic. Big too, has to be a good 8-10 ?

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 8:49am

Way bigger I reckon.

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lostdoggy commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 8:57am

Board probably at least an 8'0, If you try an estimate the rail line and where it would end it looks like about a 25foot wave face. So 12+ swellnet scale.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 10:12am

Agree. 12 foot +, or you could call it 15 foot depending who's within earshot.

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campbell commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 10:23am

Great shot, bummer the photographer climbed up on the fragile revegatation dune system that has been struggling since the 2011 fires to get it and exactly the reason the contest plans by the wsl were shut down there.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 10:27am

How do you know he was in the dunes? From that angle, and with that spatial coverage in the frame, I reckon he was up on the ridge way back from the coast (with a long lens).

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I focus commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 10:32am

"Nah 6 to 8 ft" remember surfing size in the 70's only 3 or 4 out talking to a bloke in the car park next day me saying it was bigger than 8 ft not wanting to put a number on it and he said nah 6 to 8 haha.

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campbell commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 10:41am

Hope your right Ben but angle and foreground might say different. Apparently it takes 6years to regrow after being walked on one time, same stuff has been going on all around Gracetown with guys seeking a new angle, ignorance is bliss

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Pete Jovic commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 11:16am

FYI - I was on the track that people use to walk their dogs that leads up to the great big tower that's east of Wallcliffe road that runs past the great big fire break. Cheers.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 11:29am

Thanks Pete.

Campbell, if you're reading this, appreciate your local concern but you've gotta get facts right before throwing out an accusation. Especially to someone who's using their real name.

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Island Bay commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 12:09pm

Woah!

That looks very nice. 8'6 - 9'0 DS territory.

Good photo, Pete.

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caml commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 1:26pm

the wave is big and a big gun board necessary to catch one of them launching pad waves

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Eugene Green commented Thursday, 14 Mar 2019 at 4:53pm

Campbell, his real name, has been a brave voice for the silent majority of surfers who live in the capes region that are understandably frustrated with a few big factors that have affected the area for the worse.

Over exposure through surf media which is now mostly social media.

The growing amount of competitions being run and heavily promoted with surf breaks/carparks/beaches/towns etc access being cut off to ratepayers and others for extended periods of time at the best time of year.

The large amount of long-term-visitor #vanlife tourists clogging up carparks and line-ups with a staggering lack of awareness and respect to their surroundings.

The helicopters, alarms, dumlines, boats, buoys and $$$ spent on the sacred shark insanity.

And the crowds increase with every swell, each more hyped than the last.

I know we’re not alone here in the southwest to have these problems and there’s not much you can do about it. Fucken frustrating sometimes though.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 6:37pm

I thought he was Mike Hunt 207?

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factotum commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 7:28pm

Hey fellas keep an eye out too! Touring the secret spots...

https://www.amrtimes.com.au/?news%2Fwa%2Fhemsworth-damon-resurface-in-ca...

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 8:07pm

That looks incredible

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 8:50pm

Hope the boys took fly nets.

The black menace burka.

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curly2alex commented Thursday, 14 Mar 2019 at 10:18am

Excellent photo today..even better comment with it..............
“in between sea levels”

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mattlock commented Thursday, 14 Mar 2019 at 10:27am

Or "the gold at the end of the rainbow".

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Westofthelake commented Thursday, 14 Mar 2019 at 12:13pm

Magic photo. Would love to see the sequence.

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 16 Mar 2019 at 7:26am

Currumbin Creek flow chop is like a gravel road on a Bodybasherz unit.
Creek fuels the biggest faced wave on Gold Coast but one hell of a bumpy ride.
Deep inside is smoother with tremendous up draught ruling out Barrel rolls here.

tbb salutes brave manhandling that tames this Sea Serpent.
Raise your shields & stick to the rails folks or cowardly stir the beast as tbb does.