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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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 6:13pm

We’re you in McCrae last night?
If not the search continues... ha hah
I’m safe for now

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Bnkref commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 7:57pm

No one is safe from Gary G, goofyfoot.

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Gary G commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 2:13pm

Even Gary is keen to find out who the mysterious Otto Davies is.

Some very good WOTDs in the past, particularly his 'now you see it, now you don't' one from a few months' ago

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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I focus commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 3:12pm

Great frame today from Andrew Shield cracking shot with so much going on.

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Bnkref commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 5:41pm

The Phantom-like Otto Davies seems to travel far and wide. Searches for pipes as much as Gary does.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 15 Feb 2020 at 4:32pm

Great shot. Unique perspective.

Loving the story told by the paddle strokes and the acceleration displayed by the wake of a nice , big board with the rider perfectly centred.

Hedgey is an epic surfer. Love his work.

Free as a hog is all time .

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Pupkin commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 12:34pm

Nice. Some good days lately.

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Bnkref commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 3:34pm

Today's - SW of the continent at a well known spot?

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Jamyardy commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 11:05pm

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uncle_leroy commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 9:57pm

Awesome, I’ve gone back and checked swell direction, period, tides and winds, booking a 737 with all my mates plus board riders crew, might need two planes, can’t wait, all thanks to Jamyardy

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wally commented Sunday, 1 Mar 2020 at 9:53pm


Today’s photo by Lance Morgan is an exceptionally good photo.

You don’t see a lot of water photography from that spot. I assume it’s because it is particularly bloody challenging.

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 2 Mar 2020 at 8:03am

Today’s a cracker

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Island Bay commented Monday, 2 Mar 2020 at 9:59am

Seconded!

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Bnkref commented Monday, 2 Mar 2020 at 11:00am

Yep. Judy Scanlon is always nailing great shots of the Surf Coast.

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zenagain commented Monday, 2 Mar 2020 at 12:04pm

Yep, thirded. Usually when WOTD is a pic of a cracking surf coast line-up shot, more often than not Judy Scanlon is behind the lens.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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A Salty Dog commented Monday, 2 Mar 2020 at 12:12pm

Yeah, another great shot.

And it doesn’t look too crowded either: I’d guess Winki had 70 or so out.

I wish I could get there more often, but it’s a long day from where I live.

Here are some shots of your everyday surfers at Bells etc.

https://snowfoto.com.au/water-photography-1

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Pupkin commented Sunday, 8 Mar 2020 at 12:12pm

Sick photo of Gnaraloo. Everyone's got one of these!

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Blowin commented Sunday, 8 Mar 2020 at 2:44pm

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I focus commented Sunday, 8 Mar 2020 at 3:20pm

Surf it a lot (no one out) back in the day strangely I cannot explain why I took no photos of the good days unlike the Bluff.

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Nick Bone commented Wednesday, 18 Mar 2020 at 7:14am

Is a congrats in order for Romy? It seems she has taken a new last name since a week ago?

I am the bone

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stunet commented Wednesday, 18 Mar 2020 at 7:34am

Good pick up. In fact the last WOTD had her name wrong - I got a ‘by the way’ email around midday - but I think the big day was fairly recent.

Congrats indeed.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 8:27am

That grommet is getting a nice pit.

Wish I was still young and flexible like that !

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wildenstein8 commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 5:52pm

Todays shot.....is that Steve Cox who had the surf shop at Engadine??

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flow commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 6:26pm

He's as keen as a grommet. Not so young. Inspirational.

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brucebruce commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 8:04am

Is that Wade Carmichael he just snatched the toilet paper from?

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udo commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 8:11am

Yep its A.J.

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lostdoggy commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 8:24am

Good job SN.
Now let's do a pros dropping in theme week for WOTDs.
Shame them all

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stunet commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 8:38am

Two shots later. Occ won't be denied that last roll of bog paper, and goes in with both hands.

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lostdoggy commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 8:49am

hahaha, occ you greedy fat fuck
go back and promote your pool with shots of yourself out there telling us how good it is even though it's open to no-one else...... again.

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lostdoggy commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 8:59am

Now, in saying that.
He’s still one of my fav surfers hahah

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stunet commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 9:12am

Zen koan: If a pro drops in on a pro is it a drop in at all?

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freeride76 commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 9:13am

thank god they've all been up there making cunts of themselves and not down here.

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stunet commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 9:25am

It's Swellnet's fancy C-bomb removal post!

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 9:38am

Wtf

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stunet commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 9:49am

Video footage subponeaed to the Court of Public Opinion: Would Wade have made it?

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Jono commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 9:56am

Slotted all the way, exiting with that little puff of spit down the line

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lostdoggy commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 9:56am

Easily

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zenagain commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 9:58am

I reckon so.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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simba commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 10:00am

Well Wade certainly wasnt going to make that with occy doing his thing.....wonder when the pros will fuk off or are they marooned here in aus......wow just saw the vid,hows the poor crunt paddling out with wade comin at him on one side and occy falling on him from above......recon wade would have made it ...

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udo commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 10:00am

Yep...And with a nice Beard wash Spit at the end

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Pops commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 10:01am

Absolutely he would have.

He who hesitates is lost

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 10:04am

Easily Stu! Pause the clip when Occy is falling out of the lip and look where Wade is. Piece of piss

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stunet commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 10:06am

"Easily, Stu"?

Oi, that's 'your honour' to you.

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uncle_leroy commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 11:30am

Maybe could run a month long series WOTD of people being shamed for being pricks in the water, like an Oz music month, Oz drop in month.

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Blowin commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 12:07pm

I remember hearing a story years ago that Occy was out in the lineup and being a greedy fuck. Repeatedly paddling to the inside.

Apparently he tried it once more and another fella got jack and started dropping in . Occy yelled out “ Occy’s wave ! “ , but the fella just faded him and they went over the falls together.

Occy came up spluttering and said “ Didn’t you hear me ? I called Occy’s wave !” And the fella replied “ Who the fuck is Occy ? “

Supposedly. Allegedly. Apparently.

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Blowin commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 12:10pm

Got to say that yesterday’s shot of Steve Cox has inspired me to recommit to the stretching / Flexibility and yoga routine which I have unfortunately overlooked the last little while due to being way too busy ( lazy ).

Thank you Mr Cox.

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 12:14pm

Nice, perhaps add it into the 'don't call it a comeback thread' :)

Now, that would have been a very unrewarding wave for Wade. Vid footage, all over in about 2 seconds. Snapper as sacrificial anode to preserve other places...

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dastasha commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 4:33pm

You see it every day in this place. Kook takes off way too deep. Calls the wave. Never gonna make it. Reasonable surfer takes off from a more makeable spot. Third guy drops in thinking guy two is dropping in anyway. All three fall. Wave is wasted. Time and time again.

Occ probably didn't recognise Wade. Just another hipster. Bad eyesight. It was too late to pull back anyway. The he did recognise him, tried to pull back and got planted. A good wave was wasted.

Don't start me on airs. A failed air attempt should be a compulsory swim to the beach then paddle out again.

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pigman commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 6:00pm

another story on Occy , a young mate ( not a kook ) from down our way move up there , got burnt a couple of times had words with occy ,waited for him on the beach,occy finally can in but as he said brought 2 minders with him,mates only a little fella but built like a brick shithouse. had no trouble since.

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mattlock commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 7:47pm

Occ. Rhymes with cock.