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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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 7:14am

Wow!

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vascectomy-blot... commented Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 8:19am

Look at meeeeee!! I'm totally reacting normally and not trying to strike the pose to get in a photo.

Get out of the way ya clown. There's no triumph for you to raise your arms. There's an amazing wave we need to look at not some goose on a jet ski.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 8:26am

Aww c'mon VB, he's just letting everyone know that that wave is two Gary's.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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vascectomy-blot... commented Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 8:33am

Well his scale is true. It does appear to be at least two Gary's.

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thermalben commented Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 8:37am

Look, I hate to be a pain, but should it be Garys or Gary's? Apostrophe crimes always bug me.

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Gary G commented Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 9:05am

Good question, Ben.
Gary likes his adhesion to grammatical rules like he likes his deadlifts. Silent and perfect

The wave height scale is referenced in 'Garys': 1 Gary, 2 Garys etc - with no apostrophe.
Waves that have known the pleasure of Gary giving them a facey are known as 'Gary's' - with an apostrophe

Hope that clears things up.

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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zenagain commented Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 1:17pm

You're right Ben, I always have trouble with apostrophes when it comes to plural and possesive, especially proper nouns ending in 'y'.

So to correct-

Gary's WOTD appears to be at least two Garys, maybe three.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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wellymon commented Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 3:09pm

Knee pad's , plu's a bit of lub'e Ze'n?

I remembe'r a few year's ago, you stuc'k up for me, saying's that this is not an english lesson's????

;)

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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zenagain commented Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 4:10pm

I shud no better though welly'.

My parents would be dismayed after all that fancy high-priced edumacation I've received;)

I'm happy to let the righteousness bus slide on by this time. I'll catch the next one.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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wellymon commented Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 5:32pm

Benowa High?

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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wellymon commented Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 5:34pm

With Sheepdog!

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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zenagain commented Friday, 27 May 2016 at 8:50am

Faaaark, today's WOTD at first glance I thought was Pipeline.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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floyd commented Monday, 30 May 2016 at 12:52pm

Boom ..........

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caml commented Tuesday, 31 May 2016 at 8:06am

Jed mattinson charging it on a closeout swell

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stunet commented Tuesday, 31 May 2016 at 10:48am

caml wrote: Jed mattinson charging it on a closeout swell

Just seen an amazing 30 shot sequence of the young fella pulling into one of the 'closeouts'. Amazing 'cause he also pulls out of it.

Solid effort.

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Jamyardy commented Tuesday, 31 May 2016 at 8:39pm

stunet wrote:

caml wrote: Jed mattinson charging it on a closeout swell

Just seen an amazing 30 shot sequence of the young fella pulling into one of the 'closeouts'. Amazing 'cause he also pulls out of it.

Solid effort.


That was the Sunday session, he was also charging it this arvo, it was still closing out.
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fitzroy-21 commented Thursday, 9 Jun 2016 at 11:57am

Love todays WOTD, such a fun wave, good memories.

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evosurfer commented Friday, 10 Jun 2016 at 2:53pm

Are you guys serious swell of the decade what a load of rubbish. How short are
your memories? Bit like everybody ran last year with the Bali july swell with swell
of the decade. Seriously sometimes you make my head hurt.

IF im not surfing im racing

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wally commented Friday, 10 Jun 2016 at 7:16pm

You'd know more than me, evosurfer. But the number of high quality waves delivered on the East Coast. The absence of long lulls. Barton Lynch calling it the biggest ridable waves he's ever seen at Avalon. The same swell delivering some of the best waves in 20 years at some spots on the Sunshine Coast. The swell of the decade does not seem wildly overstated.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 10 Jun 2016 at 9:14pm

evosurfer wrote: Are you guys serious swell of the decade what a load of rubbish. How short are
your memories? Bit like everybody ran last year with the Bali july swell with swell
of the decade. Seriously sometimes you make my head hurt.

When was a better swell in the last 10 years?

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southey commented Saturday, 11 Jun 2016 at 1:30am

Trying to remember if a standard ECL that lingered far offshore near NZ was better than TC Sose ?!? Both were more than 10 years ago .
And the NSW men prefer it when it's wave after wave ,even if it creates Shitty surface conditions on 80% of the waves . Something about " chocolate " waves that puts me off .
Some pretty outlandish size calls too . But of note , which stood out to me . Was Atleast there were alot ore people not undergunned . The prevalence of solid equipment being ridden ( apart from the tow sessions ) was much more noticible than previous years .
Well done Lachie , but 12ft of board on10-15 ft waves . Surely you wouldn't need that to catch a 13 sec swell .? I thinker'll need to come have a look see next time .

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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freeride76 commented Saturday, 11 Jun 2016 at 7:41am

TC Sose was April 2001. we got an insane day of clean 10-12ft surf from it with some bigger bombs.

The great E swell of July 2001 was from a tropical depression meandering down and anchoring on a strong NZ high. That remains the Gold Standard with a week of solid E groundswell culminating in a ruler edged 8-10ft day.

TC Wati in 2006 gave a couple days of 6-8ft surf. A strong straight S swell following it got to 8-10ft.

Winter 2007 had multiple ECL's with plenty of whistle clean 6-10ft surf.

2009 had plenty of big surf through the first half of the year with a massive storm swell (unrideable) in the 15-20ft range.

Based on this area, swell of the Decade is warranted.

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Craig commented Saturday, 11 Jun 2016 at 7:54am

Best swell event I've seen since moving here start of 2009, and also talking to everyone around the Northern Beaches, biggest cleanest swell from that direction in memory.

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evosurfer commented Saturday, 11 Jun 2016 at 8:54am

Well maybe every where on the east coast except in my area it was rubbish and totalled
the not so bad banks. Now the beaches are unrideable and you need real swell for the
points and reefs to work. The big south swell from a few weeks earlier was 100 times
better and also on certain reefs bigger that was well and truly documented.

IF im not surfing im racing

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tonybarber commented Saturday, 11 Jun 2016 at 11:07am

I think evo, it depends on the beach layout and size. Where we are, that swell reset the banks and improved them big time.

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southey commented Sunday, 12 Jun 2016 at 12:47am

freeride76 wrote: TC Sose was April 2001. we got an insane day of clean 10-12ft surf from it with some bigger bombs.

The great E swell of July 2001 was from a tropical depression meandering down and anchoring on a strong NZ high. That remains the Gold Standard with a week of solid E groundswell culminating in a ruler edged 8-10ft day.

TC Wati in 2006 gave a couple days of 6-8ft surf. A strong straight S swell following it got to 8-10ft.

Winter 2007 had multiple ECL's with plenty of whistle clean 6-10ft surf.

2009 had plenty of big surf through the first half of the year with a massive storm swell (unrideable) in the 15-20ft range.

Based on this area, swell of the Decade is warranted.

That July 2001 swell was the best I saw . Was a lot bigger on the NSW Sth coast though . I even got waves on the East coast of Vic on the way home ;-)

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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Blowin commented Monday, 13 Jun 2016 at 1:37pm

Such a nice wave.

Lucky bugger.

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Dandanoz commented Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016 at 8:59am

Sose the Fijian beast was biggest cleanest I've ever seen in Oz, Witness to outside snapper bank, schooies on the rainbow tables were rattling, we hit Noosa points epicness, remember Ol mate n late Steve Irwin was surfing in his khaki, then not sure what year maybe 2009 but an Anzac Day down in Sydney town was next standout "big" east coast.

Her love shines over my horizon - she's a slice of heaven

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016 at 9:16am

2009 Anzac swell was epic.

ECL that sat off Norfolk for a week.

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floyd commented Saturday, 18 Jun 2016 at 8:38am

Yep, mid week this week was special, exactly like that .... happy days

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tonybarber commented Saturday, 18 Jun 2016 at 8:40am

Heh, that's my red board ! Heh, could that be me ! Heh, tell him he is dreamin.

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Hako o hakonde ... commented Monday, 18 Jul 2016 at 9:37am

Sealed with a kiss? More likely puffing on a ciggie.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016 at 2:31pm

Today's WOTD turns out to be a 13-year-old kid. Ryuki Waida is a local Balinese fella and has posted some footy here. Check the last wave...

 

A video posted by ryuki waida (@ryuki_waida) on

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016 at 4:03pm

I'm enjoying the hidden or not so hidden meanings in the WOTD captions - Koby Abberton "gunning" for the exit of a barrel and now "the cave comes alive".
Loved that Lime Spiders album.

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zenagain commented Saturday, 23 Jul 2016 at 9:45am

Todays WOTD, Tim Bonython- beautiful pic.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Gary G commented Monday, 25 Jul 2016 at 11:45am

Gary is loving today's WOTD, nothing like standing at the lookout there whilst the offshore gently carries the sweet aromas of sweaty lycra emanating from the cyclists rolling past.

Really brings together everything that is dear to Gary's heart.

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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crg commented Friday, 29 Jul 2016 at 2:55pm

How thick is that wedge!!?! World's quickest scramble off the tinny into that!!!

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

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Craig commented Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 at 8:11am

Today's for me is just sublime, epic, dreamy and so so nice!

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tonybarber commented Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016 at 8:35am

Best WOTD for a long time. Great shot TimB. The oceans frothing at the mouth.

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Hako o hakonde ... commented Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016 at 5:53pm

The day before wave of the day, I was surprised as I did not know that Robert De'Castella surfed.
Bit of a wanka though , crowded surf no leggy. :-(

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zenagain commented Monday, 29 Aug 2016 at 8:42am

Vale Tyson Williams.

Such a simple solution to such a difficult problem.

Condolences to family and friends.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 29 Aug 2016 at 11:45am

What an epic photo to remember someone by.

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Craig commented Monday, 29 Aug 2016 at 12:18pm

Yeah what a moment GF.

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benski commented Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016 at 9:27pm

You know how you can remember in fine detail, one or two specific waves from many a year ago? Today's WOTD, textured face, reminds me so much of a winter bodysurf session I had at Bondi 25 plus years ago. Can still remember the cold water hitting my head that day. Felt colder than usual. But pulling into these nice open steel grey close outs (is there anything else at Bondi?) that looked just like that.

The pic took me back to one wave in particular. I had a little hand board, I could feel it slicing through the face supporting a little bit of pressure from me, and I remember studying the ridges in the face as the lip threw out. They looked so perfect, like no human hand could create them. I had thoughts to that effect as I was taking it in. It was one of those waves that had a beautiful cracking sound as the lip hit the flats. Then the ice hit me in that instant the trench opened up and swallowed me.

Came up laughing like a maniac.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 1 Sep 2016 at 9:47am

You guys are on fire with the WOTD's lately.

What a beautiful shot today. Dreamy.

Like Benski said, reminds me very clearly of a stellar sesh not so long back.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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ojackojacko commented Friday, 14 Oct 2016 at 6:27pm

david hick (today's wotd) looks like he's about to bowl a bouncer. nice action no doubt, but there are easier places to work on your short ball

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caml commented Friday, 14 Oct 2016 at 10:29pm

David hicks is someone else . That is james hick coming unstuck there on a grand slab

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ojackojacko commented Saturday, 15 Oct 2016 at 1:00am

thanks caml. i was just going off the caption - i take ur word for it

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Hako o hakonde ... commented Saturday, 15 Oct 2016 at 6:17am

HaHa, does look like he is bowling jacko but he's the one getting bounced.

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tonybarber commented Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 at 7:36am

Jai's wave - a hungry wave with plenty of sauce.