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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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Pops commented Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020 at 5:00pm

Photog's name checks out...
Nominative determinism or an alias?

He who hesitates is lost

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Westofthelake commented Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020 at 7:11pm

That was a 10 out of 10 wave. Skillz.

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Solitude commented Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020 at 9:28pm

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!

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Ape Anonymous commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 10:10am

Nostalgia: DBah in the morning - a great way to start the day.

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 9:48pm

That’s darn good, love that wave.

Judy’s instagram a/c is loaded with pics like that atm.

You on it VL?

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views from the ... commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 1:55am

Oh nice dig GS.

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lostdoggy commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 6:24am

I believe it’s the worst best or worst good point break not the best worst.

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stunet commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 6:43am

Yeah, worst best. Gotta fix.

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 6:52am

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.

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Vic Local commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 8:02am

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"

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 8:10am

Australia’s worst good wave or Australia’s best bad wave ?

Tis a conundrum to be certain.

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zenagain commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 9:41am

Show us the pic Vic.

ps- todays pic- mid north coast?

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stunet commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 9:44am

Could be.

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Pops commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 9:51am

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!

He who hesitates is lost

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zenagain commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 9:56am

If so Pops, i'm with ya now.

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 10:01am

Wathaurong country.
William Buckley had a camp nearby.

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zenagain commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 10:07am

So I'm guessing you've got Buckley's chance of getting it uncrowded these days?

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Pops commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 10:13am

I'd say so.

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Distracted commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 10:27am

GS, there must be a similar wave down south, this one would either be Birpai or Dhungutti land.

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Craig commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 10:28am

Can be done.. Very rare though in this climate.

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 10:43am

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.

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stunet commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 10:48am

Australia's first mainland native title claim was about two kms from where the photographer was standing.

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zenagain commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 10:53am

A good mate has 10 acres sea-side of the highway on the road out to there.

Good spot.

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 11:26am

It seems I’m totally wrong then

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Craig commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 11:34am

I can see how GS, Vicco photog and I know where ya were thinking. Looks a bit too warm though ;p

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 11:35am

Doesn’t feel warm today.

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lostdoggy commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 11:40am

Yeh I think the wave GS is thinking about is fair and squarely in the average, average wave category.

Has its moments though.

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stunet commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 11:42am

Wouldn't average average roughly equate to best worst?

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lostdoggy commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 11:52am

Well if you had best waves, average waves and worst waves, no it would be right in the middle.

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 12:35pm

Stop the semantics guys right now in lockdown MP there are no average or bad waves :)

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 1:50pm

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.

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fitzroy-21 commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 4:08pm

True that ID, my sister has a large property in the hinterland, such a beautiful area.

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overthefalls commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 4:12pm

I think it’s blowin’s neck of the woods.

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Solitude commented Monday, 24 Aug 2020 at 9:07am

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.

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Vic Local commented Monday, 24 Aug 2020 at 9:25am

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.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Bnkref commented Monday, 24 Aug 2020 at 10:45am

Looks so idyllic. Great shot.

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zenagain commented Monday, 24 Aug 2020 at 10:45am

Good on you mate.

I remember my first barrel too.

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020 at 2:01pm

Who would have thought that on a surfing website in the year 2020 we would see a tip of the hat to Neil Diamond?

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020 at 3:37pm

Wonders never cease Andy, a cracker of a wave none the less.

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020 at 4:05pm

It's a screamer, and epic positioning on his backhand.

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020 at 6:10pm

He’s an amazing surfer, he surfs those heavy hollow WA waves so well

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Jamyardy commented Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020 at 9:50pm

Looks like the day they ran that comp out there just recently.

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zenagain commented Friday, 28 Aug 2020 at 10:19am

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.

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Craig commented Friday, 28 Aug 2020 at 11:44am

Incredible photo and huge barrel!

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blackers commented Friday, 28 Aug 2020 at 1:21pm

He looks somewhat undergunned too.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 28 Aug 2020 at 2:03pm

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

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Bnkref commented Saturday, 29 Aug 2020 at 8:57am

Nice one Craig. Looks fun as!!

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zenagain commented Friday, 4 Sep 2020 at 10:43am

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.

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freeride76 commented Friday, 4 Sep 2020 at 11:47am

I reckon too.

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GuySmiley commented Sunday, 6 Sep 2020 at 9:23am

Wow, that photo has everything to like in it