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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Blowin commented Friday, 20 Mar 2020 at 8:20pm

Blowin rhymes with “ I didn’t think you were goin “

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 21 Mar 2020 at 4:45pm

After thrown' the mowin', Blowin's toin & froin is now flowin' & has sewn up WOTD

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wally commented Saturday, 21 Mar 2020 at 9:41pm

I think Wade would probably have made the tube without Occy’s sabotaging pratfall. Mind you, when Wade exited the tube, it might have been a moment of excitement avoiding the shoulder traffic.

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mikehunt207 commented Saturday, 21 Mar 2020 at 10:03pm

Do you get angry with Occy for dropping in? I understand with the rest of the QLD "coolangatta kids" who have made a career out of dropping in on their fans but Occy ? not sure . I still reckon his introduction at 16 in Billabongs Surf into Summer is some of the best surfing ever, if some kid surfed like that today they would be ruling the tour, timeless , no airs but spray and unbelievable re entrys. I have been sprayed in the face by Tom Carroll doing a cutback and dropped in by Jake "the cock shake" Paterson on more than one occasion and will never not think he is a total fuckwit, but Occy the jury is out (no matter what his lifestyle choices are and even if he was (or wasnt ??)sucked off by sarge)

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Blowin commented Saturday, 21 Mar 2020 at 10:05pm

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mikehunt207 commented Saturday, 21 Mar 2020 at 10:11pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtjCi6MO8Fc

Epic Stuff, first surf Vid we ever got our hands on, school holidays yr 9

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Pupkin commented Sunday, 22 Mar 2020 at 12:50am

Butto. Used to see him every morning, 1st thing. Me going surfing, him to work, grubby subbie, with a can of Woodstock.

Goldie! Fucken shithole.

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Pupkin commented Sunday, 22 Mar 2020 at 12:52am

Occy used to buy weed off us though. Wog cunt.

Oi!

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Pupkin commented Sunday, 22 Mar 2020 at 11:52am

South Oz is going to close its borders!

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simba commented Sunday, 22 Mar 2020 at 1:42pm

coloureds......wonder how uplifts going?

simba

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I focus commented Sunday, 22 Mar 2020 at 1:51pm

Probably in a nutshell

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Pupkin commented Sunday, 22 Mar 2020 at 2:02pm

SA border lockdown from this Tuesday. Fark. 2nd bloody trip cancelled. 1st international, 2nd interstate. Next will be inner state!

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velocityjohnno commented Sunday, 22 Mar 2020 at 5:03pm

Make sure you are near a spot you like Pupkin, it's going to get real local real quick. Take care.

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The Fire commented Sunday, 22 Mar 2020 at 5:58pm

You got til tuesday then its all ours!

Lol

Ride anything.

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I focus commented Thursday, 26 Mar 2020 at 12:45pm

WOTD today man that's the business

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Blowin commented Thursday, 26 Mar 2020 at 12:46pm

It’s frigging disgusting , hey.

Makes the mouth water.

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Tick commented Thursday, 2 Apr 2020 at 6:13pm

Stu, how long can you keep up the virus related WOTD captions? The captions are the best feature of SN. What about your top 10 captions of all time?

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 2 Apr 2020 at 6:20pm

@Swellnet crew

Ive often wondered about the captions, how hard is it to come up with them everyday?

And how much time and effort do you put in?

Do you see the photo the day before and then spend the next day in the bak of your kind thinking, dark what can we use to caption this, and then it hits you at the weirdest moments, and you quickly write it down?

I had actually considered starting a thread just to get some suggestions captions for future pics.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 2 Apr 2020 at 6:23pm

The Indian is the best of all oceans .

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Tick commented Thursday, 2 Apr 2020 at 6:29pm

I picture the crew sitting around a table 30 Rock style throwing out ideas. Indo, feel free to start a new thread.

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stunet commented Thursday, 2 Apr 2020 at 6:39pm

@Indo,

I write them all, hence the semi-sameness in theme and tone. Mostly the process starts about thirty seconds after my alarm goes off and I quickly have to choose a photo from our library then a caption to go with it.

Very occasionally I'll have my shit together, so I'll sort it out the day before and schedule it in for early the next morning.

Even less frequently, I'll get sent a photo and the caption will come to me straight away. The Occy panic buying shot was one recent example, but it doesn't happen very often.

I update and change the library regularly as we get sent a lot of shots, however most of them, the vast majority in fact, are just renditions of perfect waves and they're the hardest shots to caption.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 2 Apr 2020 at 6:50pm

Yeah okay, i have to say, you do a good job, the captions are generally pretty good, would be harder than some think to come up with new captions everyday, especially ones that don't sound bland or corny.

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Fliplid commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 8:15am

Now you’re just twisting the knife

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stunet commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 9:14am

Singing like Cat Stevens, dreaming like the Everly Brothers.

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Älskarhavet commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 9:31am

Love todays photo! Twisiting the knife yes but I'm stuck in Sweden so I'm used to it. :)
@indo-dreaming great point re. captions. I ran a website a while back and had 80 thousand email subscribers waiting for their 'quote of the day'. I had to find a good quote and put it to an image, that was my niche. I didn't get sent images, instead had to find them to suit the quote I had chosen. From the beginning it was fun, but after a couple of years it was a nightmare, knowing that so many people wanted something special and new every day. Probably the main reason I sold the business.

Stu.....your captions are so spot on! Timely and thought provocing in just a few words. And you do it, from what I understand 365 days a year, or close to that. Thank you!

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Island Bay commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 9:43am

Oooh, that's an old fave. Thank you.

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Bnkref commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 2:44pm

Without giving too much away, is today’s a reasonably well known spot to the east?

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freddieffer commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 3:08pm

Nope. Look directly north of Perth.

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Bnkref commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 3:19pm

We may be talking about the same spot. 2 words. 4 letters each?

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Island Bay commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 3:40pm

Nope.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 5:18pm

I like the right down the road better.

A local pro from the island told me that left was his favourite wave in Indo though ....big call.

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 6:43pm

Much prefer the right at the other end of the bay.

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Bnkref commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 8:02pm

Ahh okay. Now I think I know.

Some breaks and the small town off to the left of there?

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stunet commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 8:07pm

Agree with call about the right down the road. First trip I did there in the early 90s I met a guy who told me there was a paddock where the wave now lies but a tsunami changed the whole shape of the coastline. 

That may have explained why the right has a softer bottom - i.e less coral growth.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 9:36pm

Sure is perty.

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Island Bay commented Sunday, 5 Apr 2020 at 4:32am

The right is probably in my top 5 of places to surf.

That left, though, will do so many different things and keep you happy from 2ft to ??ft. Surfed it in the giant swell that closed Ngurah Rai airport in the early 2000s, and it was insane. Longest period swell I've ever seen.

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goofyfoot commented Sunday, 5 Apr 2020 at 6:19am

IB, check your dm’s on insta

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Island Bay commented Sunday, 5 Apr 2020 at 6:34am

?
Don't see anything new. What am I looking for GF?

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goofyfoot commented Sunday, 5 Apr 2020 at 7:24am

Sent you a message few weeks ago

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Island Bay commented Sunday, 5 Apr 2020 at 7:35am

Sorry, can't find any :-(

No idea where the hell it went. Try again, yes?

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goofyfoot commented Sunday, 5 Apr 2020 at 7:40am

Standby!

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Plasticspastic commented Monday, 6 Apr 2020 at 10:21am

Assume that pic from Andrew Shield is not a recent pic of "the other side"?...... Also is the car park next to it shut now? I know the boat is not running (thank god)...

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stunet commented Monday, 6 Apr 2020 at 10:31am

Nah, it's a very old one.

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Plasticspastic commented Monday, 6 Apr 2020 at 1:44pm

thought so - the footage of Munga and crew in Gripping Stuff bought back fantastic memories of that place in the 90's......... be an interesting season over there this year...

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uncle_nico commented Monday, 6 Apr 2020 at 2:43pm

So hard to leave when its like that. The paddle home in near darkness really does suck though. Especially when your the only one in the seaway...

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mattlock commented Monday, 6 Apr 2020 at 9:13pm

"What awaits us on the other side?" A left.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 11 Apr 2020 at 7:52am

Didn't even need to glance to the top right to confirm who took today's WOTD.. knew it was PJ at first glance. Old mate's been on fire for a while now.

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Solitude commented Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 8:13pm

Have looked at that pic of Filipe over and over today. It shows how well a modern board fits the curve of a wave. Cracking shot.

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velocityjohnno commented Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 9:20pm

I think I saw him out there in that wettie, twice the speed of any other surfer in the water, it was incredible.

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Nick Bone commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 12:03pm

Curious. I check the snapper cam and every one is wettied up. This central coast dude is in boardies. Whats the go there?

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