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GuySmiley started the topic in Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020 at 6:11pm

In semi lockdown I'm finally sorting through a lifetime of photos and inspired by what Craig and Andy recently posted I thought why not.
We travel a fair bit and there has to be some crackers in the vaults.
Good if we follow the Swellnet tradition of not naming or being too obvious.

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stunet Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022 at 8:14am
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Nice photos Seeds. My iphone five died on me just after i bought credit for it....what phone should i get that takes good shots of the point and other breaks around here but is under three hundred clams?
Any advise?
I hardly use my phone, only for taking photos and ringing family really. Dont want anything flash.
PS i turn my phone off if the surfs pumping and im going out.I dont tell anyone the surfs good.

I've got an Android Google Pixel 4 and the photo quality is remarkable; a very obvious improvement from my last iPhone. Google stopped making the Pixel 4, something to do with bad battery life though I've never had an issue, and I think they're now up to the Pixel 6.

You could take a punt on an older second-hand Pixel 4, or check the camera specs are the same from version 4 to the later versions, and then buy one of those new.

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seeds Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022 at 8:48am

Looking at that article the Huawei would suit Groundswell. Looks to have a good camera

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blackers Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022 at 10:01am

btw, nice shots Seeds. Like the b&w.

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groundswell Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022 at 11:56am

Thanks fellas, i think ill go with the Huawei.

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Supafreak Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 9:46am

58-A30-AE0-69-C9-4-AD1-8033-7766774-A67-A9 My bedroom view has changed, they are slowly cutting it up but it’s going to take awhile.

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Island Bay Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 1:55pm

Lembongan?

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udo Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 2:20pm

Very surprised its still intact - And Its a Big job cutting up a Barge.

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andy-mac Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 2:33pm
Supafreak wrote:

58-A30-AE0-69-C9-4-AD1-8033-7766774-A67-A9 My bedroom view has changed, they are slowly cutting it up but it’s going to take awhile.

Enjoy!!!

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udo Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 3:04pm

The $10K view...fckn Ripper

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Supafreak Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 5:45pm
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Very surprised its still intact - And Its a Big job cutting up a Barge.

I didn’t realise that there was originally 3 cranes, 1 is in the drink ocean side the other I’m not entirely sure but the remaining crane has been used in the cutting up process, all the pylons are now gone and a container , they have cut out a fair bit of the barge itself but still along way to go . Today it actually looks like the crane is starting to lean to one side and won’t be surprised if the crane falls off what’s left of the barge. The new marina in sanur is coming along , they are still going to build the marina at cennigan which now also has a full on pertamina servo now . Sanur also sporting a huge new shopping centre that stocks just about everything.

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groundswell Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 5:48pm

How was your trip to the Mentawais SF? or are you just staying in nusa lombongan?

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Supafreak Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 5:59pm
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How was your trip to the Mentawais SF? or are you just staying in nusa lombongan?

Did a trip up the mentawi early in the trip and had a ball , bit of a mission to get there and just staying in tents on the beach, swell report said 1 meter swell but this place is the full magnet and it was well overhead. It was good for the first 4 days then picked up to 10-12 ft and semi strong NW which was onshore . Just kicking back at lembongan now, locals are pretty stoked that things are slowly picking up .

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groundswell Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 6:07pm

Nice, pity about the wind when a swell came. Are the locals still farming seaweed or gone back to hospitality and tourism?

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groundswell Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 6:19pm

ps expect a big SW swell on monday..maybe lacerations could be good.

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Supafreak Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 6:27pm

Still farming with mixed results, seaweed grows best in cooler water and it can get to 19c in July August but water temperature is way above that at the moment. They are getting top dollar for the green weed , 32,000rp a kg and 7000rp for the more common brown variety. Its more successful in the channel around at cennigan because you haven’t got the wave action and boats with all the pollution that comes with them . The reefs have been given a bit of a break from mans footprint during covid although I’ve noticed fish seem scarce. More than half the businesses are still closed here , lots of places falling over and run down. Surfed lassos a few days ago , overhead with just 4 out until suddenly 5 different surf schools turned up with 40+ euro beginners, they sit in closer and just catch the whitewater. It’s a real circus and they are all wearing booties and riding soft top mals . A lot of euros stayed on lembongan during covid and got long term rental at rock bottom prices , not a bad place to be locked down with surfing, fishing and diving.

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Supafreak Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 6:36pm

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I focus Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 7:10pm

Good One SF

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Supafreak Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 12:32pm

Bit flat this morning so took the opportunity to take a few shots of what’s left of the barge at shipwrecks. Only have my camera phone so not the best shots. I can’t see the crane lasting to much longer before the deck gives way and it topples over . 82180427-422-C-40-F3-91-DE-BDA9-D5-F15-B67
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udo Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 12:41pm

Thanks Supa ..great pics ..what a fkn Joke that is.

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Supafreak Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 12:59pm

Somewhere in mentawi , twas a good start to the holiday and so good to be surfing reefs again. C84-B6752-349-B-4-E22-893-A-051-F33-FB3-F69
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Craig Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 1:04pm

Lush!!

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Island Bay Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 4:12pm

The view from our house. The light is insane, and changes all the time.

These were all shot the same morning within about 2 hours.

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Craig Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 4:34pm

Woah! Epic IB. Incredible scenes, and from the house, so lucky!

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Island Bay Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 4:37pm

Very lucky. Very grateful.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 4:38pm

Amazing scenes and from your house…epic.

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seaslug Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 4:52pm

Wow IB

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seaslug Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 4:56pm

Last photo SF, reeling down the line

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Island Bay Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 4:59pm

(Edit: South Ments, supa?)

Cheers, guys. But it's the light that does the heavy lifting.

We've only lived in this house for two months, and every bloody day I'm amazed at what goes on.

Here's a few more:

And the cliche one

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seaslug Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 5:00pm

First one does it for me IB

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Craig Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 5:27pm

Wow, yeah agree re that 1st one!

And that last captures the aerosols from the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha'apai eruption!

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Island Bay Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 5:31pm

Hah, is that still a factor? Hadn't thought about that for ages.

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Craig Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 5:38pm

Yep, it's stopped coming in monthly waves and more spread out now. Here..

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blackers Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 at 6:25pm

Epic shots boys. IB those cloud formations are pretty special, like walls of white water rolling in. We don’t get that effect down this way too often. Thanks for sharing.

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zenagain Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 7:39am

Lovely vista IB. Must be lovely to wake up to.

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Island Bay Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 8:42am

It is, zen. Very nice spot for your morning cuppa.

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zenagain Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 8:53am

Gorgeous.

Could imagine a brazier in the colder months, cheeky little red and some warm conversation.

I like my view but it doesn't even come close to yours.

Very civilised.

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freeride76 Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 9:11am

wow, what's that body of water IB?

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Craig Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 9:31am

I love sleuthing and from those images I've basically found your address IB ;p. Looks so beautiful!! Still need to do a surf trip there.

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Island Bay Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 9:35am

FR, it’s Raglan Harbour. 33km2 of nooks and crannies.

Well done, Craig :-) Favourite pastime of mine, too.

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groundswell Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 1:48pm

I.B, im guessing you need to get changed three times a day for morning shill, lunchtime warmth then night time chill factor?

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Island Bay Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 2:31pm

Not far off, gs.

Chilly winter dawn, with frost in sheltered spots, but by 7.30 the sun is pouring into the house and I can have breakfast with all doors open in a singlet.

This summer was just plain hot around the clock.

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groundswell Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 4:02pm

Is there much Trout fishing in NZ? none where i live, just tailer snapper sharks and gt's which are fun to catch but no trout fishing. I think ive lost my touch to trout fishing. Definitely with aim.

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freeride76 Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 4:08pm

I didn't even know Raglan had a harbour!
spent an enjoyable hr sussing it out.

What's the tidal range there IB?

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tubeshooter Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 4:14pm

Great shots SF (I'm drooling) and IB, what a special place to call home , awesome.

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Nick Bone Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 4:16pm

Fucking fuck oath I.B.

Even if it doesn’t allude to it, your name makes alot more sense to me now!

You’ve got a killer location good sir!

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Island Bay Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 5:06pm
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I didn't even know Raglan had a harbour!
spent an enjoyable hr sussing it out.

What's the tidal range there IB?

3m on big tides. 100mio m3 of water in and out across the bar every tide cycle :-)

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Island Bay Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 5:09pm
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Fucking fuck oath I.B.

Even if it doesn’t allude to it, your name makes alot more sense to me now!

You’ve got a killer location good sir!

Lived in Island Bay, Wellington, for 20 years, and they were important years, so I've kept the name - for now at least.

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blackers Sunday, 3 Jul 2022 at 5:42pm

Some snaps from a coastal walk we did the other day. Tortured sandstone.
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Craig Sunday, 3 Jul 2022 at 9:28pm

Wow. Awesome Blackers. Thanks for sharing. Very raw!