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.
Bit of drag off the back fin.
Sci-Fi designer boards foiled by wayward leggies.
Even without waves that’s glorious.
I heart the Indian Ocean.
The original was a panoramic shot that drew your eye to those clouds reaching overhead, giving the illusion of a terrificly big sky above a small observer.
The cropped version stunts that effect, though it still looks good.
Enormous skies in that state. Magnificent shot, beautiful water colour.
is it a Reg Mombassa or a Normie scene captured here, who's goin?
I thought yesterdays lineup shot was epic, todays shot is next level.
Well done Timmy B.
And the day before was a ripper of Mark Mathews taken by Tim Bonython
and not long afterthe shot Red Bull had Tim Evicted from Surf Comp Zone ...
Favourite place on earth
I'll 2nd the T.B compliment. Took a few days of seeing this photo to realize how good it is, art in a photo.
Sublime lineup shot! Never been, always thought about it. That shot makes me keen.
Those turns feel so good. It’s a nice photo , but I don’t think it does this style of turn justice. You really want to be looking from behind the surfer and watching how the surfer centres over their board.
Occy and Luke Egan do sick versions of it. Holding it through 180 degrees.
Still , I got that little buzz from looking at it.
Nice to see another wave from up that way instead of that super short A-frame slab. IMO today's wave is a lot more fun - can get seriously long on its day.
Another absolute ripper from Tim, everything is right about today's pic
From the weekend of the competition ?
Yep. Slater in the foreground, with, I think, M'Rod about to take a big gulp.
Slater loves the hands in the air shoulder hoot.
I think we are talking about different competitions .
And different breaks.
Don’t think it’s been that cloudy at Margie’s during the entire waiting period ?
Nah, not this weekend just past.
Got south coast written all over that but likely to be wrong, the one of bells is tops too
I was thinking Tassie.
I think there is some confusion here. Yeh that looks closer to tassy than any Real surf locale. Just the way the locals like it I guess. Heard island perhaps :)))?
Quick glance looked looked like Waits Point. But it ain't.
That looks a bit more inviting than yesterday’s lineup.
Probably the transit lounge for Heard Island!!!
2 days in a row if I'm not mistaken? I heard it was good on the weekend. I grew up around there but shuffled north. Today's pic looks like a good size!
Nup, different waves 144.9km apart (according to Google)
Mistaken I was! Well today's one brings back some memories I've got no doubts about it. Looks as intimidating as ever.
Not the best left in Indo but a super fun consistent wave, when i first starting surfing this left, i use to stay with my friend in the third house on right, was a few years before the first resort opened so only other surfers id see were from the very odd charter boat, first trip was by myself and id actually be stoked to see a charter boat and paddle out when they were surfing so i had guys to surf with, still a beautiful spot.
Nic pic. Gotta love Indonesia.
ID, I heard waves are generally softer in that area. True or false?
Yeah true most of the consistent waves are more cruisy softer more rippable type waves, and generally speaking it gets a bit less swell than the Mentawais, but that said there is about half a dozen or more waves as good and as hollow as anything in the Mentawai's (most a little fickle though) and even a couple of quite heavy waves only for real good surfers.
I guess you could call it the old mans Mentawais or the Mentawai's ugly little sister.
Is that a companion piece to the Chris Bryan photo on Beach grit ?
well spotted hawkeye.
Today’s, my signature move
Chatting Craniums surely?
Looks like a psycho, killer kind of wave.
he’s burning down the face
Really was a once in a lifetime wave.
Gary bets that surfer is telling himself: this is not my beautiful wave.
Looks like a Road to nowhere to me.
Re: today's example, is that the ROC?
My favourite shot in ages.
That thing is incredible.
A thing of beauty, agreed.
That caption is going straight to the pool room.
Top 5 easy.
And somewhere an Aussie goofyfooter such as Kerby Brown or that fella who used to ride for Hurly, Dom Something or other ( Wilson ? ) , is rubbing his chin and thinking - “If I just got in early enough ....”
Nice shot today. And yes Stu I can see the animal/monster in the lip.
The fast-looking leopard man with the big chin?
There’s some beautiful colours in today’s WOTD.
NOT...…. Happy ..........Jade …….