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.
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!
24.6 here today. North of central, south of tweed.
Haha. Wetties and 25 degrees? That is the very definition of absurd!
... it’s a fine line between pleasure and pain
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?
Today’s pic by Benaud is sensational.
Super pic that! Marvellous stuff!!
It's a cracker, great use of light and the composition is fantastic.
Goldie flights are almost grounded...hurry, release the Casavirus...be free my pretty!
[5 Eyes]: "Hey! Only essential Hillsong workers can cloudburst border skies!"
Classic. Almost as good as a photo of Porto closeout.
The old good from far but far from good wave
Rolling green hills, overcast skies, and the lyrics to Danny Boy.
Surely it's somewhere in Ireland?
Anzac Day...Lest we forget.....perfect photo.....we are so lucky in this country.Be proud to be Australian.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Stu, not quite convinced.
Today’s photo is great.
We’re very lucky to be Australian. Forever grateful
What’s going on with his left hand ?
Looks like Wolverine getting shacked silly.
It doesnt look like that today.
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.
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
Yeah I picked it as cold water as well..
It almost looks like early morning Lakey Peak (although the sun is as the wrong angle for there). Great photo.
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.
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!
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.
@Blowin, your numbers don't add up.
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 ?
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.
Did you already know that was a slob grab or did you have to ask someone / google it ?
Are you a skater ?
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.
Shame it wasn't a Mum ripping the top off that wave today!!
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.
Hah! Is that Mingles?!
Great shot Andy and really nice wave Joel, fairly safe bet that it's not "D" St.
wow never seen Seaford Bowl that good!
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
Plein air ~ great pic
Craig, does the mountain goat have a name ,like kelly o.k slater......?
or name change to william ....
He make that?
I'm calling yes, with his eyes closed.
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!
Nah, different wave, different session.
Yeah, didn't think it looked like the wave he used to have an apartment overlooking...
Yeah Pops, it is.
And yep, Craig did unreal swimming out there. Put in a few hours with the housing.
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!
Can we look forward to a gallery once the swell dies down?
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.
Heavy going swimming around out there with a couple of hairy coconuts. I heard Craigs getting some work done too.
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.
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!