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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blackers commented Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019 at 10:48pm

"You'll never experience the ultimate if you go the west side."
Not true VJ. You could come across GaryG....

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Mishad commented Thursday, 31 Oct 2019 at 9:40am

Thanks Craig for photo add tips link. A few days late, but better late than never. I think every wave in the pacific looks the same no matter where it is.

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Mishad commented Thursday, 31 Oct 2019 at 9:40am

i give up. tried 9 times to upload a simple photo

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Mishad commented Thursday, 31 Oct 2019 at 9:45am

11 times lucky?

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thermalben commented Thursday, 31 Oct 2019 at 9:48am

You were missing .jpg at the end of the image URL.

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stunet commented Thursday, 31 Oct 2019 at 9:51am

Simple, eh?

Great shot of you at P'Pass. Though the WOTD wave looks similar it's 2,000kms away from Pohnpei.

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Sprout commented Thursday, 31 Oct 2019 at 10:42am

Sick wave today. Any chance of getting WOTD posted at 2560x1440 ;-)

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stunet commented Thursday, 31 Oct 2019 at 10:56am

Notice how I didn't even call him (or her) a lid?

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Sprout commented Thursday, 31 Oct 2019 at 12:23pm

Non-binary?

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Blowin commented Monday, 11 Nov 2019 at 6:40am

Are you sure that’s Indo ?

He’s in a steamer.

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stunet commented Monday, 11 Nov 2019 at 7:40am

Not sure.

Actually, I just assumed it is without giving it much thought.

Think it's set the theme for the rest of my Monday.

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AndyM commented Monday, 11 Nov 2019 at 11:23am

"Think it's set the theme for the rest of my Monday."

What, to talk like Joe Turpel?

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stunet commented Monday, 11 Nov 2019 at 12:19pm

It's not good. Need to find a sled so I can hop on and reset.

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AndyM commented Monday, 11 Nov 2019 at 12:35pm

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stunet commented Monday, 11 Nov 2019 at 1:26pm

But...reasons! Yesterday, the inaugural Thirroul Music Festival was held and unbeknownst to me until very recently, my office was one of the venues. Cornrow the organiser neglected to tell me that till Friday. 

Seven bands were due to play in here all arvo, so kids amused, dog fed, I came down here to join in. First person I see is Cornrow who tells me I just missed an incredible band, Ester Poly, and all the references he cited were bands I dig. Old Rick Snowden was here, Swellnet's newest contributor, two of the bands on the bill are also on his record label. Beers are in order.

First band I see are a trio of middle-aged blokes giving voice to the angry teenager inside. Guitarist and vocalist singing through a veil of long hair, bass player channelling Ian Rilen, tatted and impassive, skull rings on his fingers stringing a menacing low end growl. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Through one window I can see the southerly turning the ocean surface into whitecaps, and through the other window the sun is streaming in and I get a clear view up to Kennedy's Hill AKA Millionaire's Row and hope that even though the town is changing the new residents appreciate impromptu and semi-illegal gatherings such as this.

Many more bands and beers to boot. I smokebombed around nine and shuffled home. Walked back down to work this morning dreading the state of the room, there were 50-60 people in here getting loose when I left, but Cornrow and Rick and whoever else returned it to normal, a plain, white-walled office and it's like last night didn't even happen.

Except for the hangover that is.

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Blowin commented Monday, 11 Nov 2019 at 2:46pm

That’s fricken unreal.

Lucky bastards.

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Rick Snowden commented Monday, 11 Nov 2019 at 2:53pm

Top day, Stu. Cheers for trusting our fruity fam with your space. More should be happening down there.

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lostdoggy commented Monday, 11 Nov 2019 at 7:42pm

After all the negative feedback about a certain barreling lefthander in Victoria, Stu took it on board, reversed the image and captioned it as Indo.
And people still question the poor bastard.

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stunet commented Monday, 11 Nov 2019 at 8:41pm

Not only that, I also had to convince Soli Bailey to surf switchfoot so that when I reversed the image he was in his natural stance. He wasn't easily swayed but I got there.

And you pricks still question me!

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stunet commented Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019 at 6:46am

Without:

a) Getting a call about copyright infringement from Gra and Bainy
b) Exhausting my cliche limit for the week

Because:

b) That's what Peter Jovic used as a filename.

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lostdoggy commented Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019 at 8:19am

Well the term has been around a lot longer than the mag.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019 at 9:01am

So you're saying it's a bog standard cliche then?

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019 at 11:57am

Beautiful shot.

Again.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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ojackojacko commented Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019 at 12:18pm

yeah - Peter Jovic is nailing it again and again

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Island Bay commented Friday, 15 Nov 2019 at 3:31pm

Oooh, gimme that and a Webster DS, and you'll hear no complaints.

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dastasha commented Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019 at 4:48pm

WOTD looks like Butto at Kirra back in the day

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udo commented Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019 at 6:23pm

Thats Tuff for a 13 yr old...Charger.

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Nick Bone commented Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 at 6:02pm

Dunno Stu, I wouldn’t mind my lip line peeling a bit further out.

I am the bone

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Blowin commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 7:09pm

Squeezing into a still wet 7/4 steamer with commensurately freezing cold booties , gloves and hood .

Getting face fulls of icy foam paddling through that choppy rip section.

Watching the ends of your hair snap freeze then just snap.

Reaching the slab pre-rooted because you’ve had to paddle 15 kilos of wet rubber through that chop whilst your body shuts down your muscles in an attempt to stay warm.

Held up in the lip by wind and fatigue .Go immediately over the falls in your neoprene sumo suit. Snapping board . Float like a blue bottle back to shore .

Wash up face down on the icey shore utterly ruined.

Get raped by a lonely and tragically myopic elephant seal .

That’s how I imagine that session going down.

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simba commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 6:25pm

fukin crackin me up Blowin...your a bit twisted ..haha

simba

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zenagain commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 7:27pm

Wow! That sounds like my usual winter surf Blowy. You nailed it.

(except for the seal)

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indo-dreaming commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 7:38pm

ha ha 100% nailed it.

Thats exactly how it was surfing down Tassie West Coast as a grommet, only bit you left out is after every wave the offshore rains down like hail for what seems like 30 seconds, feeling like needles piecing any exposed skin.

And yeah, luckily never had the seal experience either.

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 8:05pm

.... you had it easy blowin, when I was a grommet we lived under rock at the bottom of a frozen lake, we had to get up at 1030 at night before going to bed to spend all day in mill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKHFZBUTA4k

..... and you try to tell the young people of today, will they believe you?

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AndyM commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 10:07pm

Luxury, Guy.

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 at 11:29am

more luxury .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkRtTaBdxMI&feature=emb_title

Those Russians have it easy

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 at 9:54am

To Boxing day WOTD caption competiton]
[vote] tbb : "More than just a Pretty Face"
https://www.swellnet.com/sites/default/files/styles/swellnet_large_wm_63...
Crew salute swellnet WOTD brains trust & wish for a full on Boxing Day Bash
Wave of the Day ~~~~^~~~~/(`~~~~/(C......./(C`..[wotd )

Huey's WOTD Xmas Claim: (Did I do that?)
"So jealous of epic swellnet surf safari postcards ..never miss WOTD"... SurfsUp!

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Craig commented Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 at 10:04am

Ah, that's the caption there TBB!

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Blowin commented Thursday, 2 Jan 2020 at 8:32pm

Epic photo of a great moment.

That’s the thing about surfing....options.

If you’re a footy player standing in front of the posts you’ll kick it as straight and sure as possible , but with surfing there’s no goal posts , so it’s up to you what you want to achieve.

A prolonged carve whilst you feel that rail seer , a drive back into the pocket with an eye on the foam and the intent to belt it or even just the sharp karate kick finish as old mate here is going to town on. - set the rail then finish short with the spray throwing punctuation and the potential to release the fins if you like.

Who knows ? Maybe with the way that pocket looks set to double up he’s going to stick his arm in the wall and get a little bit of wedge tube lovin ‘ as it stands and throws on the reef now that he’s spent his speed in a most satisfying manner .Either way it looks sick .

No rules , speed , flow and fluid dynamism .

Surfing fucking rules.

That day looks dreamy.

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nicko74 commented Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 at 10:31pm

Has that Mick Gullen shot been used for WOTD before? 4/01/2020

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zenagain commented Sunday, 5 Jan 2020 at 1:15am

Glad you said it Nick, i thought the same thing.

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udo commented Sunday, 5 Jan 2020 at 7:13am

Comin atcha pic - Jan 2018

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stunet commented Sunday, 5 Jan 2020 at 7:18am

Hmmmm...maybe so. Usually delete them from the file once used.

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Westofthelake commented Sunday, 5 Jan 2020 at 8:23am

Yea it was from the 29th of Nov last year. I remember it because I sometimes screen shot the WOTD on my phone and use them as wallpapers/backgrounds. (Hope you don't mind)

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 5 Jan 2020 at 11:39am

WOTD ~~~~^~~~~/(`~~~~/C`........./(C`..[ WOTL )

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Nick Bone commented Wednesday, 8 Jan 2020 at 7:34am

Hahah. Thats a fucking rippa wave

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Craig commented Wednesday, 8 Jan 2020 at 7:42am

Smallest barrel ever! Stuffed in there nicely, what a compact wave ha.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 8 Jan 2020 at 8:10am

Just The Tip reef.

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 8 Jan 2020 at 2:23pm

Love those types of waves, mmmm, there are a couple of local ones like that

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 8 Jan 2020 at 3:34pm

Yeah love those waves too, have a few pics of a secret little right in indo like that but better with a unique geographical feature, everyone I've shown pics too (many well traveled in indo) have no idea and ive searched Google earth for days but no luck :(

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udo commented Saturday, 11 Jan 2020 at 8:24am

Ollie the inspiration
Amputee towed in at Nazare on a borrowed board...Yew !

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