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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D-Rex commented Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 8:19am
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bluediamond commented Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 5:13pm

God i love you Bells!!!! When those lines are pouring in. Great shot.

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heals commented Friday, 18 Dec 2020 at 1:54pm

Today's wave is fearsome as a tyger.

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bluediamond commented Saturday, 19 Dec 2020 at 5:36pm

Today's WOTD,.....i used to have that right hander all to myself for many sessions or just one or two others....lived in some units behind the sand dunes and across the road on the creek. Magical place and can handle some good size. Great pic.

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crg commented Sunday, 20 Dec 2020 at 1:11pm

How good is that middle peak looking!
Is old mate on the hill a non-surfer oblivious to the wave quality or wretchedly stuck spending some quality time with the missus?

I'm not cheap,
But I'm free.

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blackers commented Sunday, 20 Dec 2020 at 1:17pm

It’s a great shot, shows the different effects of the bathymetry on the same wave front. In answer to your question CRG, I hope he is a non surfer, the alternative you gave is all too familiar...

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Jono commented Sunday, 20 Dec 2020 at 8:09pm

Great shot - so glassy, and fun. Would not be having a picnic with the Mrs if that was going down.

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Craig commented Sunday, 20 Dec 2020 at 10:01pm

Oath!

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tubeshooter commented Sunday, 20 Dec 2020 at 11:41pm

yeah the rug on the grass is a not a good look for old mate.
"yeah um ,, er , I might meet ya back at the car in about an hour 'babe'. Here's the keys.. Won't be long , promise .. Then we'll go have lunch with your parents after that OK,, It's all good ,,, back soon"

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Nick Bone commented Thursday, 24 Dec 2020 at 9:22am

Another Otto classic. Looks can be deceiving. Thats no man land right there..

I am the bone

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keano commented Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 9:52am

That's just downright f'ing cruel

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Bob Sacamano commented Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 10:00am

agreed.

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 10:36am

Isn't it just.

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Bnkref commented Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 11:09am

Yep. Geez I'm miss the warm water surfs.

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 12:56pm

I was thinking the same. Currently 2 deg outside. That pic is just dreamy.

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 2:05pm

You are not worthy Zen

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 7:49pm

Dreamy stuff indeed.

wotd060121

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crg commented Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 8:36pm

I've been trying to imagine the mayhem in the water when they reopen the borders to Indo. Just how many frothing, desperate, wave starved surf animals will be feasting on what's available?

I'm not cheap,
But I'm free.

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 8:42pm

ha ha would you believe I was thinking the exact same thing today crg, wonder if it would be a wise move to give it 6 months or so

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dandandan commented Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 8:43pm

God I don't want to think about it haha. I had to unfollow dozens of accounts on Instagram I follow as all I would see is 54 000 followers talking about how they're there on the first flight (I will also be there on the first flight).

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udo commented Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 8:48pm

Give it 6 mths before you hop on a low cost carrier to get there
Few short cuts in recommisioning planes that have been parked up for 12 mths plus ?

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dandandan commented Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 9:44pm

Undoubtedly. I usually fly fancy these days with Garuda or Qantas as others occasionally refuse to take an 8 footer, but even those guys haven't been flying much! I'll swim if I bloody have to...

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D-Rex commented Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 9:59pm

Jay Moriarity's was wave of the milennium, never mind the day.

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zenagain commented Friday, 8 Jan 2021 at 9:48am

Le Grand Fromage the man behind the lens behind the shot today,

Nice.

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Bnkref commented Friday, 8 Jan 2021 at 3:44pm

Very good.

Ben will need a few more to catch up to Craig.

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thermalben commented Friday, 8 Jan 2021 at 3:47pm

Thanks guys.

Bnkref, Craig doesn't have kids, so I'll be forever playing catchup. Though at least I can live vicariously through his lens.

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crg commented Friday, 8 Jan 2021 at 7:38pm

Great shot Ben, knowing that spot there wouldn’t have been too many non-JetSki takers...

I'm not cheap,
But I'm free.

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AndyM commented Friday, 8 Jan 2021 at 7:41pm

Water movement through there is nasty.

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thermalben commented Friday, 8 Jan 2021 at 7:58pm

Was only one paddler in the water when I was there, no skis (they're usually further down the beach anyway). Is much bigger than it looks too.

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bluediamond commented Saturday, 9 Jan 2021 at 12:16am

Awesome shot Benno. Getting caught inside in front of those rocks on a solid day is one of the scarier surfing experiences to be had.

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I focus commented Monday, 11 Jan 2021 at 10:23am

Judy Scanlon's photo today scores a "whaoo" from me.

Nice capture Judy.

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 11 Jan 2021 at 10:37am

Yes agreed I focus. Bit of mind surfing going on in this part of the world this morning...

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Bnkref commented Monday, 11 Jan 2021 at 1:05pm

x3. Will be a while before it looks like that again.

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joesydney commented Monday, 11 Jan 2021 at 1:45pm

The guy on the first photo reminds me of a story I read on here (I think?) about surfing in Hawaii and a session at Makaha where the author describes being yelled at on a wave by a big Hawaiian in a booming voice "DO SOMETHING"........ :-)

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Solitude commented Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 at 8:22am

Nice shot. Not sure how big that is.

Has anyone hiked in a surfed it at 6 foot? What's it like?

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stunet commented Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 at 10:01am

Reckon it'd be about six foot, Solitude.

Few days back we ran a similar shot from Chris, only it had Marti P pulling in, legs slightly bent, so say 5-6 foot maybe.

Don't know for sure, but I'm guessing that'd be the lower end for size out there. Seems like it doesn't reach full shape til 8-10 feet.

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Solitude commented Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 at 10:49am

Yeah was thinking it'd be borderline breaking at that size. Would be fun to get out there. Have hiked in just for a look. Was beautiful, had this real energy to the place. Was flat though.

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Pops commented Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 at 10:59am

Actually looks pretty fun at that size... Guessing it's gotta be pretty damn shallow though?

He who hesitates is lost

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 at 11:43am

I reckon that’s a lot bigger than you’re thinking pops.

Edit, just saw convo further up. May actually be smaller than I’m thinking..

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Pops commented Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 at 11:46am

Hard to tell without a surfer for reference; I'm just guessing by the thickness of the lip & the (relative) lack of stepiness going on.

He who hesitates is lost

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mattlock commented Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 at 11:48am

Double dip from the double lip.

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Blowin commented Friday, 22 Jan 2021 at 7:15am

Epic shot today.

High thrill quotient. Points deducted if it’s a tow entry . I’m hoping it’s not .

Any chance of a clarification ?

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Craig commented Friday, 22 Jan 2021 at 7:22am

Knowing where it is I'd say no, great paddle entry!

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stunet commented Friday, 22 Jan 2021 at 8:44am

100% paddle.

A glass-bottom boat couldn't give him better vision of the reef than what he'd be seeing now.

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Blowin commented Friday, 22 Jan 2021 at 9:35am

I’ll have what he’s having.

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Solitude commented Saturday, 23 Jan 2021 at 12:12pm

Amazing shot for today, congratulations Daniel Woodward. Thank you for sharing.

The illuminated surfer in barrel, the birds, apparent isolation. Proper land before time stuff.

It’s really easy to glance at some of these shots on our phones and move on without truely appreciating the captured moment. I miss print.

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Sprout commented Saturday, 23 Jan 2021 at 12:13pm

Agreed, incredible photo! Love the slice of jade amongst the orange. Not often they make you stop and stare these days.

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Westofthelake commented Saturday, 23 Jan 2021 at 4:48pm

As above. Magic stuff. Thought it was Sunday for a sec.

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Craig commented Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 at 7:43am

Anyone getting similar vibes? Insane shot and moment! Old mate isn't in the nicest place!

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simba commented Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 at 7:47am

wotd great shot!

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