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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Rabbits68 Thursday, 24 Feb 2022 at 5:20pm

All eyes on Mick

Except for the dude in the foreground who's trying on his best Joey impersonation

Meanwhile, over his left shoulder, Mick is getting casually shacked.

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gragagan Thursday, 24 Feb 2022 at 5:37pm

That's Occy setting up for the drop-in down the line haha making sure he doesn't look left "sorry mate I didn't see ya"

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tubeshooter Thursday, 24 Feb 2022 at 6:01pm

I hope he burned him . No sympathy for MF from me if he did. Not at that place anyway.

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blackers Thursday, 24 Feb 2022 at 7:36pm

It’s a Big contrast with yesterday’s shot. Today, crammed in bodies eyeing off the prize with a burn to come vs an empty vista with room to park your truck in the shade.

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upnorth Saturday, 26 Feb 2022 at 5:41am

That's beautiful

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zenagain Saturday, 26 Feb 2022 at 10:03am

Yep, sick shot today. Feb.26th. Beautiful colours.

Yesterdays was a cracker too- made me homesick.

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bluediamond Saturday, 26 Feb 2022 at 10:14am

Such a beaut photo today. Epic colours, light, composition. What a wave too.

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goofyfoot Saturday, 26 Feb 2022 at 10:15am

As above, epic shot today

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GuySmiley Monday, 28 Feb 2022 at 9:34am

Today’s - as anyone from “down south” who has spent time in Qld will tell you there is nothing Qlders like doing more than anything else it’s whinging about the weather unless it’s perfect !!

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lostdoggy Monday, 28 Feb 2022 at 10:49am
GuySmiley wrote:

Today’s - as anyone from “down south” who has spent time in Qld will tell you there is nothing Qlders like doing more than anything else it’s whinging about the weather unless it’s perfect !!

Well they’ve been getting more than Melbourne’s average annual rainfall in less than a day.

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mikehunt207 Monday, 28 Feb 2022 at 11:38am
GuySmiley wrote:

Today’s - as anyone from “down south” who has spent time in Qld will tell you there is nothing Qlders like doing more than anything else it’s whinging about the weather unless it’s perfect !!

And I thought it was dropping in on each other (and everyone else) was what Queenslanders liked doing more than anything

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GuySmiley Monday, 28 Feb 2022 at 12:05pm

True LD you have to feel for people flooded out but my comment was about today’s WOTD caption

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flollo Wednesday, 2 Mar 2022 at 12:16pm

What a great shot today. Haven't surfed it in a while, always go to the breaks north from here. This photo is tempting me to go for a visit.

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zenagain Wednesday, 2 Mar 2022 at 2:33pm

Agreed, beautiful lineup shot (Mar. 2nd)

Take your pick- left or right?

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Island Bay Wednesday, 2 Mar 2022 at 5:21pm

The right looks better. And it's a right :-)

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maddogmorley Wednesday, 2 Mar 2022 at 5:49pm

The right is better at that size. The left is better when its smaller...

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old-dog Wednesday, 2 Mar 2022 at 5:50pm

Who said photos never lie, flat right, semi left no good over 3'. No barrels at all, pros would leave it for the beginners. One of my favorite spots ever since the old man first took me there in '69.

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CMC Wednesday, 2 Mar 2022 at 6:07pm

If you were to walk through a farmers property further north you might have a got a few good waves on that day.....

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bluediamond Wednesday, 2 Mar 2022 at 6:10pm

First spot i ever smoked a joint (back in my smoking days) in the water. We took it out wrapped in clingwrap and then used some type of flare like apparatus to light it. This experience may or may not be closely related to me also putting my fins in backwards here and then having the screw thread on me on one of them, forcing me to surf with two normal facing fins and one backwards one. Needless to say, the forgiving walls were a blessing. The grass is definitely greener on that side of the fence.
Magic spot.

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Craig Wednesday, 2 Mar 2022 at 6:50pm

Haha gold BD!

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mattlock Wednesday, 2 Mar 2022 at 8:35pm

Jeez. I not so sure about that old-dog. I had one of my biggest RH barrels there.
No beastly lurcher; and not that deep but a true top to bottom 8ft+ baz.
I remember it clearly. It was one of those what if waves. As in "what if' I had just held off my bottom turn just a moment more.
Was riding my first Weasel custom. 6'8 rounded pin. Full deck grip. October 1990.

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roger-ramjet Wednesday, 2 Mar 2022 at 9:07pm

A lot of “firsts” happened for a lot of grommets in that campground

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bluediamond Thursday, 3 Mar 2022 at 12:24pm

Another absolutely cracking Wave of the Day photo today. Beautiful shot Byron!

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Craig Thursday, 3 Mar 2022 at 12:31pm

He's 17 as well BD. Great image!

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goofyfoot Thursday, 3 Mar 2022 at 12:42pm
mattlock wrote:

Jeez. I not so sure about that old-dog. I had one of my biggest RH barrels there.
No beastly lurcher; and not that deep but a true top to bottom 8ft+ baz.
I remember it clearly. It was one of those what if waves. As in "what if' I had just held off my bottom turn just a moment more.
Was riding my first Weasel custom. 6'8 rounded pin. Full deck grip. October 1990.

hahaha, reckon he might of been trying to talk it down mattlock?!

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bluediamond Thursday, 3 Mar 2022 at 12:57pm
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He's 17 as well BD. Great image!

That's epic! Super talented.

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Distracted Sunday, 6 Mar 2022 at 9:16am

WOTD is an absolute ripper. A lot of the front on footage from the Goldy doesn’t show the power that’s there….. no shortage of power in this shot.

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etarip Sunday, 6 Mar 2022 at 9:27am

Agreed on the WOTD… double take on that one

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zenagain Sunday, 6 Mar 2022 at 10:04am

Yep, great shot. Lot going on there and that is a proper keg.

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burleigh Sunday, 6 Mar 2022 at 11:36am

yep. Best shot ive seen all swell. Kirra or snapper (behind the rock)?

Edit: just checked photog insta. It's snapper

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bluediamond Sunday, 6 Mar 2022 at 11:51am

Siiiiick shot! That's a solid one. Mikey Wonka Wright.

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troppo dichotomy Sunday, 6 Mar 2022 at 1:19pm

Just like a chocolate milkshake,only crunchy!

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blackers Sunday, 6 Mar 2022 at 4:53pm

I was thinking less like chocolate milk and more like the possible after-effects if you swallowed a lot of that water. Cracking shot anyway, beast of a wave, and Mikey is fully committed.

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burleigh Monday, 7 Mar 2022 at 11:19am

surfed every day during the rain last week/this weekend. Hard not to swallow some water in the powerful waves.

The fear of the unknown dirty water kept many people out of the waves which was great for us that surfed.

Not sure what the big deal is, we surf Bali, where do you think their sewage goes?

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Roadkill Monday, 7 Mar 2022 at 12:43pm
burleigh wrote:

surfed every day during the rain last week/this weekend. Hard not to swallow some water in the powerful waves.

The fear of the unknown dirty water kept many people out of the waves which was great for us that surfed.

Not sure what the big deal is, we surf Bali, where do you think their sewage goes?

Are you sure you weren’t dreaming? You don’t sound like a surfer.

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Stok Thursday, 10 Mar 2022 at 4:04pm

Australia's easiest barrel in all its glory.

Still enjoy the night sessions.

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stunet Friday, 11 Mar 2022 at 2:02pm

Lost a couple of comments here, fellas.

Hard to say what caused it. Devs checking the problem now.

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davetherave Friday, 11 Mar 2022 at 3:39pm

love wave of the day. scored it a few times in my uni days whilst visiting my girlfriends family. great bodysurfing too.

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bluediamond Friday, 11 Mar 2022 at 5:27pm

Had plenty of fish and chips overlooking it. Never scored it like this though.

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harrycoopr Friday, 11 Mar 2022 at 7:51pm

Rivermourh or narrow bay? Would luv to surf it anyway. I imagine it's a hit or miss type setup.

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CMC Saturday, 12 Mar 2022 at 6:43am

Surfed it last May 3-5ft for a few days just needs the right swell direction to work.
Fun wave and also a good bodybash on the inside

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freeride76 Saturday, 12 Mar 2022 at 7:07am

It's fickle, like BD, I've never seen it like that.

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lostdoggy Saturday, 12 Mar 2022 at 7:27am

And the barrel there is an all out tease.
Breaks right by the rocks, boils but never get a real good barrel. The trickiness of it is fun though.

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Robwilliams Saturday, 12 Mar 2022 at 9:45am

Todays shot looks something out of space. Hows the chop near the ski's

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Stok Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 10:29am

Oh that's a sight for sore eyes.

Is there anything better than A frames? Personally, I strongly think they are the pinnacle of enjoyment for wave riding.

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Craig Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 10:32am

I agree! Rocking up to an empty beach with pumping A-frames is the dream. Keeps it interesting and you can spread out between your mates.

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Roadkill Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 12:16pm

About 6 or so years ago we got a perfect A frame like wotd at Burleigh, about 5th ave. It was perfect 4/5ft. Those of us who were there got lucky for a good 2hrs…then the crowds arrived. It was all over an hour later. Was the best A frame I have ever surfed.

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Roadkill Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 12:32pm

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crg Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 12:50pm

Yes that looks very nice

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GuySmiley Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 10:28pm

What a cracker of a wave, lots of fun times there