Submitted by Blowin on Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:07
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.
Photog's name checks out...
Nominative determinism or an alias?
He who hesitates is lost
That was a 10 out of 10 wave. Skillz.
That is beyond deep. Look how vertical the part of the wave is as those blokes are paddling over, what looks to be ~ 25m down the line!
Nostalgia: DBah in the morning - a great way to start the day.
That’s darn good, love that wave.
Judy’s instagram a/c is loaded with pics like that atm.
You on it VL?
Oh nice dig GS.
I believe it’s the worst best or worst good point break not the best worst.
Yeah, worst best. Gotta fix.
Views, unintended I’m afraid, poorly worded/constructed on my part. I was asking where he was surfing ..... perhaps at today’s location which was my go to for awhile.
Love Judy’s photography. She’s a quality human as well. Not sure she will be getting too many shots today. 50km/h onshore no groundswell and driving rain.
About 15 years ago Judy sent in four photos to the paper from an epic day. 3 were Torquay surfing royalty but I was the cover shot. Every dog has his day!!!!
"angry online, smiley in the brine"
Australia’s worst good wave or Australia’s best bad wave ?
Tis a conundrum to be certain.
Show us the pic Vic.
ps- todays pic- mid north coast?
Down from the watertower, across from the golf course, round the corner from the back beach, near the creek...
Sh*tload of sand there at the moment hey!
If so Pops, i'm with ya now.
William Buckley had a camp nearby.
So I'm guessing you've got Buckley's chance of getting it uncrowded these days?
I'd say so.
GS, there must be a similar wave down south, this one would either be Birpai or Dhungutti land.
Can be done.. Very rare though in this climate.
Possible Distracted, I'm taking my clues from the photographer and the shape of that inside wave. I could be totally wrong. If its the place I'm thinking of its still special to me but only because what it once was. Me and my mates learnt to surf, smoked our first joints and camped and surfed there most weekends for a couple of years before moving further down the coast to the bigger reefs and beyond.
Australia's first mainland native title claim was about two kms from where the photographer was standing.
A good mate has 10 acres sea-side of the highway on the road out to there.
It seems I’m totally wrong then
I can see how GS, Vicco photog and I know where ya were thinking. Looks a bit too warm though ;p
Doesn’t feel warm today.
Yeh I think the wave GS is thinking about is fair and squarely in the average, average wave category.
Has its moments though.
Wouldn't average average roughly equate to best worst?
Well if you had best waves, average waves and worst waves, no it would be right in the middle.
Stop the semantics guys right now in lockdown MP there are no average or bad waves :)
Maybe not the best wave in Oz but it can still be fun and a beautiful area, perfect climate and away from the hustle and bustle.
True that ID, my sister has a large property in the hinterland, such a beautiful area.
I think it’s blowin’s neck of the woods.
To Mick Burnside:
I gotta say mate, thank you for that photo yesterday. I love the daylight between the steepening face and most of Cola's rail. Great perspective.
Love today's wave of the Day. I got a 5/10 barrel on a 3ft wave at that place. The boys from the camp were on the platform cheering it like it was a 10 second 8ft drainer.
The camp rule was, if you claimed a wave, you had to shout a round of beers for the entire group.
I didn't give the peanut gallery the satisfaction of a smile. Just turned around, paddled back out trying not to laugh.
Looks so idyllic. Great shot.
Good on you mate.
I remember my first barrel too.
Who would have thought that on a surfing website in the year 2020 we would see a tip of the hat to Neil Diamond?
Wonders never cease Andy, a cracker of a wave none the less.
It's a screamer, and epic positioning on his backhand.
He’s an amazing surfer, he surfs those heavy hollow WA waves so well
Looks like the day they ran that comp out there just recently.
How's todays keg?! (Aug. 28th)
Great pic. Like they say, you could drive a bus through it.
Maybe not a city bus, but one of those Toyota Coasters for sure.
Incredible photo and huge barrel!
He looks somewhat undergunned too.
That’s an amazing shot.
Should get an interview with him for some back story. What board he was on, how the wave turned out, how was his session etc etc
Nice one Craig. Looks fun as!!
Gnarly Jack Free barrel this morning- Sept. 4th.
Anyone care to guess where? I pretty much know every square inch of the Goldy and if i'm gonna call it, I reckon (wait for it)-
Currumbin on a very very nasty day.
I reckon too.
Wow, that photo has everything to like in it