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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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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 16 Mar 2019 at 12:11pm

Monster

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ojackojacko commented Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019 at 8:36am

WOTD is on a serious roll lately- cracker after cracker

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derra83 commented Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019 at 9:09am

Is Tim B shooting on film or is that a trick of the eye?

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stunet commented Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019 at 1:01pm

No film from Tim. It's actually a still from his RED. I assume the colour is more washed out than usual due to the sun being overhead.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019 at 8:32pm

Was that a tow in ?

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Solitude commented Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 at 11:55am

Would be such a gorgeous shot if it wasn’t for the Jetski

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davetherave commented Monday, 25 Mar 2019 at 7:45am

wow, wow, wow, if this doesn't make you want to go for a surf- what will- shift keys not working again- insert question mark.

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Bnkref commented Monday, 25 Mar 2019 at 9:35am

Very nice. Saturday was pumping east of Melbourne.

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Blowin commented Friday, 29 Mar 2019 at 2:03pm

Oh my god.....they’ve tubed Kenny

And how cool is the surname Everard !

Gives Max Power a run for his money.

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 29 Mar 2019 at 2:14pm

You....

(hang on, this will make it to the front page of the site!)

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stunet commented Friday, 29 Mar 2019 at 2:35pm

Thanks VJ...

Close up:

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 9:23am

Looks idyllic, but really would have been pretty average, the left is fat piece of shit, the right can get good in the right conditions but only holds head high at the biggest, even then it needs the exact right conditions.

First time i surfed it me and two other guys were staying at nearby village and decided one arvo when the wind was no good at other waves to go for a walk, found this little pass but it looked pretty shitty, but thought what the hell we will go back get our boards and give it a go anyway.

So we did, surfed the right, was pretty shitty at first but could see potential, then as things often do things changed with every set, it cleaned up and then turned to glass the tide hit a perfect stage, and it started doing this nice little hollow wedge on the right one running off through a nice little inside section, not that big but still a lot of fun, only problem was it was also getting dark, but it was too fun to not keep surfing, so by the time we paddled in it was dark and we ended up having to find our way back to the village along a tiny jungle track getting bitten my mozzys, i dont think twice about malaria now, but was much more of a worry then.

BTW. Some graves of German missionaries (yeah not Dutch) near there too, must be a lot of stories from those missionaries that have gone untold..

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belly commented Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 9:33am

Have surfed :-)

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Blowin commented Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 12:05pm

The whole shot is stunning.

Indo - Why don’t you worry about malaria anymore ?

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 12:32pm

Im not saying this is 100% correct this is strictly my opinion only.

But to me it seems like the risk isn't what it once was, when you talk to locals they often laugh and say no malaria here and think all bule are just paranoid.

I think just education and distribution of mosquito nets etc has just helped reduce risk.

Just googled the topic and found this http://www.apmen.org/blog/11/indonesia-halfway-to-malaria-elimination/

Which seems to give some credibility to my view, personally id be more concerned about dengue fever these days as can be anywhere even in Bali and Jakarta and other built up areas.

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seaslug commented Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 5:01pm

Fully concur with Indo, I'm more concerned about dengue fever these days, can be anywhere in Bali, Jakarta, KL, Singapore etc

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 7:28pm

Yeah the cases of dengue are up too, if you look at yearly graphs over the last decade it's on the increase while malaria is on the decrease.

This article was written before the end of January but even then 100 people in Indonesia had died from dengue fever in less than 1 month while deaths from Malaria is Indonesia are generally less than 50 people in a whole year.

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/01/27/dengue-kills-more-than-10...

Although only about 50 people die of malaria every year cases are still quite high though about 1.5 million, so still a real threat https://www.statista.com/statistics/705127/number-of-malaria-cases-in-in...
(to be honest i had no idea it was that high)

Not sure the yearly rate for dengue fever, but read Jan this year was about 15,000 cases in Indo.

It's more about where you are though, for example dengue is a real risk anywhere in Indo but more so in built up areas like Java, Jakarta and Bali.

The risk of Malaria is now pretty low in may places in Indo, but still very high in areas like Sumba and Papua

This is the best risk map of seen of Indonesia for malaria quite detailed https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/asia-east/indonesia/indones...

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goofyfoot commented Sunday, 31 Mar 2019 at 1:38pm

MP getting a run!

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Blowin commented Sunday, 31 Mar 2019 at 2:07pm

Great photo

Go the grommet !

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Bnkref commented Sunday, 31 Mar 2019 at 3:13pm

Don’t see many water shots from that stretch. Nice pic.

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Bnkref commented Sunday, 31 Mar 2019 at 3:13pm

Don’t see many water shots from that stretch. Nice pic.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019 at 8:26am

Saw the Instagram video of this turn. Bullshit !!!! Italo hasn’t stopped blowing my mind since I’ve heard of him.

Gabby is still going to eat him for breakfast.

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Craig commented Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019 at 8:28am

To complement the WOTD :o

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bit powerful @italoferreira

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stunet commented Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019 at 8:34am

And note that one of the first people to comment on that post, and heap praise, is perhaps the greatest power surfer of all time: TVC.

Blew me away too. Last few years there's been talk of 'Conner Coffin's new turn' and Slater's rarely seen carving 3-0, but I've never seen anyone do that turn.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019 at 9:03am

I knew TVC would be all over it. We’ve got this innate connection ( which he’s probably not aware of ).

1 / We both love power surfing

2/ He’s a goofy , I’m a ( part time ) goofy.

3/ TVC once had a board lodged in his arse whilst surfing , people often tell me I surf as though I’ve got a large inflexible object lodged in my arse.

27 was too young to retire Tommy !!!!!!

PS I reckon the best surfers are the shortest . Imagine if Owen , AI and Parko had been sub 5’6” - they’d have been twice as good.

Not too short though. Not dwarf short. But what would I know about dwarves ? I’ll tell you how much I know about dwarves......very little.

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019 at 9:06am

Holy smokes that’s fucked

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019 at 9:11am

The force on his fins doing that nonsense must be incredible

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Gary G commented Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019 at 10:13am

Gary gets all moist for Italo

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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truebluebasher commented Friday, 5 Apr 2019 at 9:57am

Prime Location Slab " WSR Bodybasherz Keep" (Trapdoor needs a flush).
First in will score unpolished pearl.
{Terms & Conditions}
GCCC approved upzone down the line.
Superbank Loans (Drop ins) strictly reserved for up standing crew.
Penalties apply for late Withdrawals. (Double Ouch)

Sorry! [Bodybasherz Hovel has No hidey hole for Pet Skegz]
https://www.swellnet.com/sites/default/files/styles/swellnet_large_wm_63...

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Westofthelake commented Friday, 5 Apr 2019 at 8:21pm
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Blowin commented Sunday, 7 Apr 2019 at 3:31pm

I don’t know where that is. Which isn’t a bad thing.

Bit of fun. No people turns it from a D- to a B.

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boxright commented Monday, 8 Apr 2019 at 8:37am

Todays photo almost looks like a Dave Sparkes painting!

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factotum commented Monday, 8 Apr 2019 at 1:12pm

Nicely cropped. Bit of a hidey-hole wave that one. Methinks.

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Solitude commented Monday, 15 Apr 2019 at 9:12am

the boys on big boards!

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Bnkref commented Monday, 15 Apr 2019 at 9:44am

Nice pic. Must be from last year?

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stunet commented Monday, 15 Apr 2019 at 10:25am

Yep.

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Bnkref commented Monday, 15 Apr 2019 at 10:43am

Thanks. Andy's pic from that spot shot from land that you had as a WOTD last year was sublime.

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Gary G commented Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019 at 9:46am

Gary particularly likes how today's photo is cropped so you can't even see the Jetskis helping da boyz do step-offs and get ferried up the point against the sweep.

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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velocityjohnno commented Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019 at 1:27pm

I guess that's why it's a dreaming, Gary - the jetskis are things of myth & legend

If that's Winki today then it must be picking up a lot more swell than the rest of the coast :)

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mattlock commented Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019 at 10:13pm

How good does the arc of spray look. Accidentally captured magic.

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indo-dreaming commented Monday, 22 Apr 2019 at 10:43am

Great pic super fun rippable wave on its day, sadly don't see it like that with no one out very much anymore, but surfed it plenty of times with just a friend or two or even alone in days gone by.

First time i surfed it was pre resorts, rocked up in my local friends tiny local style little boat, couldn't anchor it, so waited between sets to fang through a little key hole just on the back of the right of the third wave out where a little village is hidden behind the palms, didn't know where to surf at first but quickly worked out where the wave was.

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Craig commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 2:21pm

My first water shot WOTD! Stoked :p

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Solitude commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 3:27pm

How long did you last before you chucked the camera and got one yourself?
Stunning shot.

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Craig commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 3:41pm

So the current was strong and I swam against it for 1.5hrs before I got what I wanted, then went in and grabbed my board and paddled out. Sitting there everything started cramping and I had to go back in aghhh. Made up for it in the arvo and the next morning! Same just a foot smaller.

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 4:12pm

Meterologist and TV celebrity, saver of dolphins, mountain explorer and geology teacher, and waterman surf photographer - is there nothing Craig cannot do?!

Well done mate, great shot! :)

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Craig commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 4:26pm

Ha, thanks VJ, all for the love of it :)

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Bnkref commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 4:27pm

Yep great shot Craig. Lookout Leroy Bellet!

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019 at 5:01pm

another goodie in the "bloody hell" category

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ojackojacko commented Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019 at 5:40pm

agree GS - how good is that?

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Bnkref commented Thursday, 2 May 2019 at 1:49pm

Today's is class. Can't get enough of underwater photography.