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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Jono commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 12:13pm

You're right to be curious Nick. A couple of days over the Easter break here on the Tweed were overcast/raining and a bit cooler in the morning, and this seems to have set off some rubber frenzy as a lot of crew were getting around in short arm steamers, and a few Wim Hofs were in full steamers. The water temp is still around 25 degrees!

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 1:09pm

24.6 here today. North of central, south of tweed.

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Nick Bone commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 1:18pm

Haha. Wetties and 25 degrees? That is the very definition of absurd!

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 6:25am

... it’s a fine line between pleasure and pain

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Patrick commented Saturday, 18 Apr 2020 at 12:40pm

The single fin on edge shot, by Piers Haskard, must of been yesterday's pic.... anyone who knows like to explain what forces are going on there?

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peterb commented Saturday, 18 Apr 2020 at 2:58pm

Today’s pic by Benaud is sensational.

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kirwoods commented Saturday, 18 Apr 2020 at 6:40pm

Super pic that! Marvellous stuff!!

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blackers commented Saturday, 18 Apr 2020 at 11:21pm

It's a cracker, great use of light and the composition is fantastic.

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 19 Apr 2020 at 3:47pm

Goldie flights are almost grounded...hurry, release the Casavirus...be free my pretty!

[5 Eyes]: "Hey! Only essential Hillsong workers can cloudburst border skies!"
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Nick Bone commented Friday, 24 Apr 2020 at 2:45pm

Classic. Almost as good as a photo of Porto closeout.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 24 Apr 2020 at 5:29pm

The old good from far but far from good wave

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stunet commented Friday, 24 Apr 2020 at 8:06pm

Rolling green hills, overcast skies, and the lyrics to Danny Boy.

Surely it's somewhere in Ireland?

Not convinced..?

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simba commented Saturday, 25 Apr 2020 at 5:48am

Anzac Day...Lest we forget.....perfect photo.....we are so lucky in this country.Be proud to be Australian.

simba

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shoredump commented Saturday, 25 Apr 2020 at 6:24am

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 25 Apr 2020 at 9:17am

Stu, not quite convinced.

Today’s photo is great.
We’re very lucky to be Australian. Forever grateful

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Blowin commented Sunday, 26 Apr 2020 at 7:17am

What’s going on with his left hand ?

Looks like Wolverine getting shacked silly.

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blackers commented Friday, 1 May 2020 at 12:11pm

It doesnt look like that today.
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Bnkref commented Friday, 1 May 2020 at 12:42pm

Horror show. Early taster for tomorrow.

I know the spot, but with the reef in the foreground and the colour it looks like it's a nice warm water Indo wave.

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brownie48 commented Friday, 1 May 2020 at 5:11pm

Hahah Blackers, what a contrast

Bnkref, I picked it for a cool water wave, not tropical, either way I am in love with this wave

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Craig commented Friday, 1 May 2020 at 5:13pm

Yeah I picked it as cold water as well..

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Bnkref commented Friday, 1 May 2020 at 11:10pm

It almost looks like early morning Lakey Peak (although the sun is as the wrong angle for there). Great photo.

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zenagain commented Monday, 4 May 2020 at 10:48am

Todays WOTD reminds me of a little spot just up the road. Breaks infrequently but when its on it's all or nothing. I've been flogged within an inch of my life there, but i've also had some crackers. The pros come here to get their barrel shots but there's rarely more than half a dozen in the lineup.

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 4 May 2020 at 12:19pm

think I've been sent to the area for work, didn't look as good as that when I was there... Zen's Japanese barrels - nice!

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Blowin commented Monday, 4 May 2020 at 1:16pm

Looks like a spot around here which can get incredible, but I’m guessing Tassie by the kelp/ weed buried in the Shorey.

Mate of mine reckons they had a great 3-4 ft day recently.

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Lanky Dean commented Monday, 4 May 2020 at 2:19pm

@Blowin, your numbers don't add up.

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Blowin commented Monday, 4 May 2020 at 2:50pm

Numbers ?

A couple of days ago he said it’d been fun the day before. He was also talking about a large swell due / hitting.

Is that what you mean ?

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Walk around G commented Monday, 4 May 2020 at 5:40pm

I know exactly where that is. It's a difficult place to surf well, you need to be super quick to your feet and have the ability to backdoor the teepes. I coped a flogging when I surfed there.

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Blowin commented Friday, 8 May 2020 at 12:35pm

Stu....genuine question.

Did you already know that was a slob grab or did you have to ask someone / google it ?

Are you a skater ?

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stunet commented Friday, 8 May 2020 at 12:44pm

Yeah I knew that was a slob, I think because it's the easiest deviation from a standard grab - i.e swap your trailing hand for your leading hand. Josh Kerr did/does them often, Owen Wright beat Slater to win the NYC 2011 comp with a slob.

But when it comes to the obscure ones I don't pretend to know. If I want to name it I'll check online first.

No, not a skater and haven't been one for many years.

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P'tai commented Sunday, 10 May 2020 at 9:03am

Shame it wasn't a Mum ripping the top off that wave today!!

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AndyM commented Sunday, 10 May 2020 at 10:55am

Here's one for all the mums - the late, great Helen Ewing ripping into it.
Hope the local boardriders don't mind that I borrowed this pic.

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Dale -Cooper commented Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 11:54am

Hah! Is that Mingles?!

Yew!

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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Ash commented Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 12:22pm

Yep, Yewww!
Great shot Andy and really nice wave Joel, fairly safe bet that it's not "D" St.

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amb commented Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 1:35pm

wow never seen Seaford Bowl that good!

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GuySmiley commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 9:36am

That's more like it, dark, moody and lots of atmosphere. Don't think its midnight though with those pink hues in the sky and some light being chased in the left foreground - sorry I've returned to oil painting! There are times around here you can see the moon set and the sunrise all in that grey light before dawn

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 19 May 2020 at 7:40am

Plein air ~ great pic

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simba commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 6:04am

Craig, does the mountain goat have a name ,like kelly o.k slater......?

simba

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simba commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 4:58pm

or name change to william ....

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 8:34am

He make that?

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zenagain commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 8:40am

I'm calling yes, with his eyes closed.

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P'tai commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 9:37am

The vid of the wave is on another surf site. He made it with barrel of course. Broke the board in the course of the session then gave it away to kids in the car park!

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stunet commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 9:44am

Nah, different wave, different session.

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Pops commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 9:48am

Yeah, didn't think it looked like the wave he used to have an apartment overlooking...

He who hesitates is lost

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stunet commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 9:52am

Yeah Pops, it is.

And yep, Craig did unreal swimming out there. Put in a few hours with the housing.

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Pops commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 9:54am

Take it you're referring to the deleted comment (and yeah, I shouldn't have posted that).
Don't think I've ever seen it shot from that angle before. Craig must be lugging a pair of coconuts around. Good stuff!

He who hesitates is lost

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Pops commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 9:55am

Can we look forward to a gallery once the swell dies down?

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stunet commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 10:02am

Not sure. 'Twas a late session, only pulled the KS shot off the card cos he knew he nailed it, but swam for a few hours so he's probbaly got a fair few to go through.

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zenagain commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 10:07am

Heavy going swimming around out there with a couple of hairy coconuts. I heard Craigs getting some work done too.

https://youtu.be/2DCcxVpNzes

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Craig commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 10:20am

Yep he made it, will have the seq, and was epic swimming out there some big lumps of water not like your normal swell hitting a usual reef or beach. Felt more like the pure ocean swell just surging onto the rockshelf. Props to those giving it a crack, I want no bar of those kinda waves haha.

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Pops commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 10:28am

Looking forward to it!
I was at a much more user-friendly (sweep aside) deep water spot a way further north yesterday, and that had to be one of the strongest, fastest (for its size) swells I've experienced in this part of the world. Can't even comprehend how it must have been/felt on that chunk of reef.
Many guys giving it a crack?

Zen - Gold!

He who hesitates is lost