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.
God i love you Bells!!!! When those lines are pouring in. Great shot.
Today's wave is fearsome as a tyger.
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.
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?
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...
Great shot - so glassy, and fun. Would not be having a picnic with the Mrs if that was going down.
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"
Another Otto classic. Looks can be deceiving. Thats no man land right there..
That's just downright f'ing cruel
Isn't it just.
Yep. Geez I'm miss the warm water surfs.
I was thinking the same. Currently 2 deg outside. That pic is just dreamy.
You are not worthy Zen
Dreamy stuff indeed.
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?
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
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).
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 ?
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...
Jay Moriarity's was wave of the milennium, never mind the day.
Le Grand Fromage the man behind the lens behind the shot today,
Ben will need a few more to catch up to Craig.
Bnkref, Craig doesn't have kids, so I'll be forever playing catchup. Though at least I can live vicariously through his lens.
Great shot Ben, knowing that spot there wouldn’t have been too many non-JetSki takers...
Water movement through there is nasty.
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.
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.
Judy Scanlon's photo today scores a "whaoo" from me.
Nice capture Judy.
Yes agreed I focus. Bit of mind surfing going on in this part of the world this morning...
x3. Will be a while before it looks like that again.
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"........ :-)
Nice shot. Not sure how big that is.
Has anyone hiked in a surfed it at 6 foot? What's it like?
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.
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.
Actually looks pretty fun at that size... Guessing it's gotta be pretty damn shallow though?
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..
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.
Double dip from the double lip.
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 ?
Knowing where it is I'd say no, great paddle entry!
A glass-bottom boat couldn't give him better vision of the reef than what he'd be seeing now.
I’ll have what he’s having.
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.
Agreed, incredible photo! Love the slice of jade amongst the orange. Not often they make you stop and stare these days.
As above. Magic stuff. Thought it was Sunday for a sec.
Anyone getting similar vibes? Insane shot and moment! Old mate isn't in the nicest place!
wotd great shot!