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.
Phenomenal shot today. There’s a lot happening in that.
Far out, did he make it?
Even if he didn't he got the glory.
Really cool pic.
An esky lid?
Or on 2nd thoughts...
Didn't make it, Sprout, and there's a backstory that I'll put together later today (if I get the time).
“.....if I get the time ( Tskes long sip of cold beverage).”
Agreed . Excellent shot.
Can't believe how far back Nathan Bartlett is on this monster, it's like watching a fire I can stare at it for ages wondering about all the possibilities and the ultimate ending.
Was thinking the same Ash. Totally smokin' and about to be smoked, or DAF*
*Deep as fck
Reminds me of Chappy/Pipe.
Surely Lance is going over with that as well. To get that shot from that angle, crazy!
It has to be said, the curve you have captured of that outside wave is mesmerising. I can’t stop looking at it.
Thanks for sharing
Ohhh nice one today. One of my favourite waves in that part of the world.
Something different in mine, that’s for sure!
worst or laziest wax job ever on WOTD? great to see!
Today’s very nice
Any surf photo taken with any flora in the foreground inconstantly makes the spot look way better.
Love the tribute to Wayne Deane pic. Also a tribute to Marty Tullemans perhaps, (if memory serves?)
Not MTVz but Rob Hutchinson:
Ah yes... duh gra
Today's pic by Pete Jovic....absolutely beautiful composition of speed blur and light. That pic just makes me want to go surfing. Lovely!
What a beauty, apt description too
Tim has been throwing up some real gems love the light in todays shot.
Now that is a photo..
Well done chris king!!
Is the wave of the day 14/02/21 Josh Bystrom photoshopped ? Not the actual wave but the fact there aren’t 10 guys waiting to drop in and another 50 paddling out , it is a very beautiful looking photo and the colour looks great
Ha ha that was my first though, how on earth did he manage to get a shot with not one other surfer in it?
It looks like Indo.
Yep, I thought Rifles, but with trees.
greenmount or kirra.......
Spot x taken from the groyne I reckon
It's Kirra. Josh swims it and does laps.
C'mon lads, thats 3 pics of this wave in the last few weeks..NO MORE!! locals are so off cunts crowding the place out and everyone has a fucking camera..its gunna stop now, last few good sessions 15out 3 cameras..about the same out 2cameras and just real recently crowded as fuck again..Stop the INSTAWANK and social media bs..unless mummy never loved you and you need it to feel wanted...its now over the top..shits gunna change real quick, we are all over it.
Only 15 guys..hmmm now I'm interested, always thought it would be more crowded than that, maybe a road trip if international flights don't open up this year.
Could you tell us exactly where this wave is? I can't for the life of me poinpoint it with no discernible landmarks. However, next trip home I'm gonna round up the lads and we're all gonna head down there.
Parsons on da again.
Secret spot between Middleton and Goolawatu.
Wasn't aware Barbara Streisand was lurking in the Swellnet forums.
desertbeetle, I’d be interested to know what qualifies as being a local out there. Need to be born in the closest town? Not that many surfers in the immediate vicinity.
Hey Dung Beetle, isn’t that the wave in your Facebook profile?
@bnkref local to the actual spot or to the area?..noone in the world lives at the actual spot..nothing wrong with surfing here..leave ya fuckn cameras at home and insta posts the same day can get fucked...3 photos in a few weeks is fucking shit...2 of the pics are from the same day..if not all as I recall..who would want to put up with that crap.
@clivius nice stalking..maybe, maybe not but its my private page, never posted on the same day..or even year or even season fuckhead..not a public sponno'd page or multi-insta page or pro photog page..fuck off
surely sw has more content from the east coast and goldy to flog the hits for..funny havent seen blacknose or island on wotd..dont care if you wanna do the mission and surf around there but leave ya fuckn cameras and 'look at me' instas for private or even better at home. Its a kooks area anyway..if you like surfing with kooks
See you soon.
Id expect Swelllnet post whatever pics they either get sent or that they stumble across on the gram by regular photographers they follow, I've seen the odd pic of a spot i dont really want attention brought too, but you know what i do, i don't say anything and a day latter its forgotten.
Worst thing you can do is complain here and bring more attention to the spot, especially letting us know 15 guys is considered a crowd for such a quality wave.
Dung Beetle, get someone to help you read Indo’s reply and have a good think about what he’s saying next time you make the long drive from your place to said coast.
Hey Indo with the take off area the size of your I.Q 5 guys is crowded at that joint chuck in some some lids and its game over.15 crew would be a nightmare the car park ain't big enough .In and out a couple of beers then home leaving the poor buggers that reside close by despondent .So heres a tune for the broke hearted.
Insults my IQ while keeps on bringing attention to this wave, how's the irony.
Most of us know what 15 guys on a small take off is like, if your patient you get your waves.(lids also often take the one stand ups dont want)
Like i said if you are smart and a lesser known wave appears on WOTD that you dont want attention brought too, you know what i do, i say nothing and cross my fingers no one else does and if they do, i still say nothing because i dont want to add to the attention.
Ive even done this with novelty waves that the pic is probably the best it ever gets.
One other thing beetle, one of the “locals” that surfs it regularly is always flogging the place on Instagram. Doesn’t really bother me as I’m in Vicco, but maybe your angst is better directed at your fellow local than getting fired up about a heavily cropped image on Swellnet.
Geez Snuffy, I keep coming at your music suggestions with enthusiasm and they never fail to disappoint. You got anything that’s half decent ? I’m not giving up yet.
The worst music video in the history of music videos? Possibly. It felt like the kids didn’t just star in the video but they actually wrote and directed it as well.
I have no idea where today's and yesterday's WOTDs are but they sure remind me of a local bombie that fires up in winter - lots of pleasure and pain