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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zenagain Wednesday, 22 Sep 2021 at 9:32am

Todays WOTD Remy Arklay- chip off the ol' block.

Get it... get it... ;)

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Bnkref Wednesday, 22 Sep 2021 at 1:21pm

Beat me to it Zen. Was about to say the same thing.

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thermalben Saturday, 25 Sep 2021 at 7:23am

¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! ¡Epa! ¡Epa! ¡Epa! Yeehaw!

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zenagain Saturday, 25 Sep 2021 at 9:18am

We have a wave like that here- my mate and I call it the Shinkansen. Once overhead it becomes a bit tricky but when everything aligns, it's a no turn wave. You just take off and if you stick the drop you go almost as fast as you can physically go on a surfboard. 150m + before it explodes onto dry sand. It's a blast.

PS todays WOTD is way more picturesque.

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davetherave Saturday, 25 Sep 2021 at 10:53am

How good does that thing look. Lucky buggers who get to surf that. Get one for me will ya, cheers.

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Bnkref Saturday, 25 Sep 2021 at 11:37am

Is today’s one a once in a blue moon thing or more often? Looks sharky as.

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Craig Saturday, 25 Sep 2021 at 11:49am

Bit sharky, fun wave.

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GuySmiley Saturday, 25 Sep 2021 at 12:51pm

what a cracker, could only be Australia with those colours

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groundswell Saturday, 25 Sep 2021 at 3:53pm

^$&#? looks a bit too close to what would be %^%$& though.

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Blowin Saturday, 25 Sep 2021 at 4:00pm
groundswell wrote:

^$&#? looks a bit too close to what would be %^%$& though.

Groundswell, you don’t have to name it. That’s why the WOTD isn’t named. You don’t have to even try. Maybe just enjoy it for what it is without having to draw as many flies to whichever break is featured? If you’re lucky enough or resourceful enough to know a spot and recognise it when you see a photo of it, it’s not a bad idea to keep your thoughts to yourself so that the locals and travelling surfers don’t find the joint even more crowded next time it breaks. People covet what they see with their eyes. Photos can be the death of surfability for breaks. Least we can do is not inform every muppet in the world where the jewels lie.

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Craig Saturday, 25 Sep 2021 at 5:07pm

Well said.

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goofyfoot Sunday, 26 Sep 2021 at 9:49am

Second time this week for Az?

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CMC Sunday, 26 Sep 2021 at 11:12am

Agree with Blowin, no need to name WOTD's
And it's nowhere near Merimbula.....

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Island Bay Sunday, 26 Sep 2021 at 5:13pm

Today's one is bloody nice!

Perfect size? Pretty much.

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seaslug Sunday, 26 Sep 2021 at 5:23pm

Looks sweet as hey IB, better than the surf I had today :(

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groundswell Sunday, 26 Sep 2021 at 6:24pm

Sorry about that crew. Even though the spot i mentioned is crowded as anything on the south coast being quiet about it leaves a few days of uncrowded waves for the locals. Im usually quiet about naming waves and hassle people who do but the spot i mentioned is pretty well known yet fickle so dont want to make it worse. Craig or Ben can edit my post if needed.

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Craig Sunday, 26 Sep 2021 at 6:58pm

No problems GS, sorted.

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blackers Sunday, 26 Sep 2021 at 7:20pm

But ironically it still appears in a quote in blowin's "don't name the spot" post....

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Craig Sunday, 26 Sep 2021 at 7:52pm

Ah thanks.

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blackers Sunday, 26 Sep 2021 at 8:40pm

Nice work Craig.

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GuySmiley Sunday, 26 Sep 2021 at 9:40pm

Today's very tasty

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groundswell Thursday, 30 Sep 2021 at 9:34am

Todays very trippy

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blindboy Saturday, 2 Oct 2021 at 5:52pm

Today's reminds me of those late sixties shots of Nat at Honolua Bay by John Witzig...except the board looks maybe a bit longer.

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 3 Oct 2021 at 9:50am

First glimpse today i though wow what a set up where's that, then it clicked where it is and it's probably only knee high.

Probably would be a good wave if it got proper swell and had push, the reef itself and set up seems pretty good (although havent surfed it since i was a grommet)

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goofyfoot Sunday, 3 Oct 2021 at 10:04am

Western port really sucks.
I don’t think I’ve surfed it for 10 plus years.
Even when the swells huge and conditions align it still sucks because there’s 100 people out there on long boards and sups.

Edit, it is very good for kids when learning though

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lostdoggy Sunday, 3 Oct 2021 at 10:15am

Did they edit the 100 people out?
You can drive past westernport waves with literally nothing breaking and there's still some ol' mates sitting out there waiting.

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goofyfoot Sunday, 3 Oct 2021 at 10:23am
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Did they edit the 100 people out?

Haha yes good point ld, trick photography!

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Blowin Tuesday, 5 Oct 2021 at 6:04am

Holy shit. That’s quite the little scene isn’t it.

Radio head!

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Bob Sacamano Tuesday, 5 Oct 2021 at 10:16am

Thats about as good as it gets today. Lovely shot.

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GuySmiley Tuesday, 5 Oct 2021 at 11:38am

Agreed todays 10/10, and the WOTD from two days ago of WP was clearly photoshopped as someone else had said to crop the 100 or so bodies on every surfcraft known to man out of the image

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Craig Tuesday, 5 Oct 2021 at 11:37am

Interestingly GS, not at all.

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Craig Tuesday, 5 Oct 2021 at 11:37am

Love today's!

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Bnkref Tuesday, 5 Oct 2021 at 1:21pm

Superb. And a cracking Radiohead tune, too.

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Blowin Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 7:09am

I imagine the slight texture on the face of that wave would feel pretty fricken sensational as you accelerated out of that little pocket into a meaty hook.

What do you reckon- plant the back foot into a hectic Larry layback snap or hold the rail through a searing carve?

Surf small and shitty here today so mindsurfing wave porn it is.

The rain is glorious but.

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AndyM Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 8:53am

I’m just appreciating the Uncanny X-Men
reference.
Brian Mannix would be so proud.

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Pokitren Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 11:24pm
Blowin wrote:
groundswell wrote:

^$&#? looks a bit too close to what would be %^%$& though.

Groundswell, you don’t have to name it. That’s why the WOTD isn’t named. You don’t have to even try. Maybe just enjoy it for what it is without having to draw as many flies to whichever break is featured? If you’re lucky enough or resourceful enough to know a spot and recognise it when you see a photo of it, it’s not a bad idea to keep your thoughts to yourself so that the locals and travelling surfers don’t find the joint even more crowded next time it breaks. People covet what they see with their eyes. Photos can be the death of surfability for breaks. Least we can do is not inform every muppet in the world where the jewels lie.

That's right, and how they're going to run.... And there won't be any more good seats :)

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Nick Bone Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 8:12am

Still don’t see how Sydney or surrounds can claim the title of lockdown city hahah. The lockdown continues down South

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stunet Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 8:14am

When Melbourne comes out of its enforced hibernation I'll run a WOTD of St Kilda or Brighton on the pump.

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san Guine Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 8:19am

Stu,
Kerford Road (Lefts? off the pier) is the best...howling onshore (>40knots)

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Nick Bone Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 8:37am

The Peninsula beaches are apparently considered Metropolitan Melbourne. Ill shoot ya a lovely dreamy wave of Porto which is actually just a OTB closeout.

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stunet Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 9:16am

Thanks. Can you make sure the landmarks are in frame so the city hordes all recognise it?

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Nick Bone Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 5:46pm
stunet wrote:

Thanks. Can you make sure the landmarks are in frame so the city hordes all recognise it?

Hopefully you can hear my friendly tone via the text of internet!

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GuySmiley Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 6:16pm
Nick Bone wrote:
stunet wrote:

Thanks. Can you make sure the landmarks are in frame so the city hordes all recognise it?

Hopefully you can hear my friendly tone via the text of internet!

Please no photos of the inside left at the entrance to Somers Creek; it’s been all time for weeks!

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Sprout Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 at 10:16am

That's a cracker Mike!

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GuySmiley Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 at 10:22am
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That's a cracker Mike!

Agreed

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zenagain Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 at 11:02am

Ain't it what.

Idea: Like that bird vote thingy the other day, maybe SN could do an end of year WOTD vote and we could vote for our favourite pics? The photog who gets the most votes could somehow be recognised by SN with an interview and article showcasing their work.

Just a thought.

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blackers Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 at 11:12am

Ripper of an idea Zen.

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GuySmiley Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 at 11:31am

X2

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 at 1:19pm
zenagain wrote:

Ain't it what.

Idea: Like that bird vote thingy the other day, maybe SN could do an end of year WOTD vote and we could vote for our favourite pics? The photog who gets the most votes could somehow be recognised by SN with an interview and article showcasing their work.

Just a thought.

Swellnet leggie to the winner

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stunet Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 at 1:20pm

Unreal idea. Might claim it as my own.