Watch: Snapper Rocks feeling the first tremors from TC Uesi

Stu Nettle
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It's not forecast to peak till tonight, but that didn't stop the hordes from pillaging the forerunners of TC Uesi.

Quick run through shows up: Parko, Occy, Wade Carmichael, Tyler Wright, Mitch Crews, Isabell Nichols, Nick Vasicek, and Jay Occhilupo, amonst a few others.

As I type the swell has increased yet the wind has swung SE at Coolangatta squeezing crowds into the most protected corners.

Check the cams for latest conditions.

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scrotina commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 1:10pm

dont be like coastalwank. you should edit occy out. he is the biggest fuckwit in the surf, always dropping in

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maka2000 commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 2:15pm

he's a champ, Occy, Parko , Micky they all do it, but I don't blame em and they're fast enough so i don't run over them when they drop on my wave.

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scrotina commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 2:22pm

this is exactly the problem. because they are good surfers, people look up to them, let them get away with being cunts, and overlook their poor behaviour as humans. just because they have more ability than the next person, does not give them any more right to a wave. imagine a bunch of kids playing footy in the park, and a nrl squad rocks up and takes over the park with their own game. imagine the media uproar. just because the nrl players are champs, wouldnt give them any more right to that park.

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hamishbro commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 2:28pm

I totally agree. They’re just dickheads if that’s what they do.

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Lukepascoe123 commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 2:28pm

oh bloody oath mate agreed

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JackStance commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 8:47am

occy is a particular kinda of predatory creep.

Unfortunately I was related to the cunt by marriage.

Although it takes 2 to tango, I witnessed his abuse of people first-hand for many years. The damage still ricochets in their lives.

His fuckwit behaviour in the community is completely congruent with the nature of his abusive personal relationships.

He is only a champion on paper, but not in substance.

Breath. Murdoch's empire will one day fail to control our minds.

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JackStance commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 8:49am

That is his true legacy.

Breath. Murdoch's empire will one day fail to control our minds.

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loofy commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 2:52pm

Wow!

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 2:54pm

Yeah i agree heaps of those pros surfers as good as they surf are just drop in pricks, don't know if i was lucky, but surfed with Rob Machado last year and he was the exact opposite, exactly how he is perceived super mellow and respectful sharing waves but still managed to get the best ones somehow and surfed with complete style.

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Tim Tam commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 2:55pm

Yep he is by far the biggest knob out of all the pros

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hayden.ledwidge commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 3:56pm

Yes! Occy is a total prick, in and out of the water. And he surfs like shit these days. He's a joke.

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lawncigar commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 8:51pm

has-been

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Rojosh commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 5:41pm

Oh cry me a fucking river

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scrotina commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 7:38pm

you must be one of his mates. welcome aboard!

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Rojosh commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 8:00pm

No not at all .. you see how many clowns in that circus , the place is fucked there’s no point crying a bout it ..

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 1:29pm

fucking hell, worst soundtrack ever.
someone kick the cunt who chose that in the nutz.

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 1:32pm

I was trying hard not to say that. Yikes!

(And damn it feels good to for once not be super jealous of another TC swell. We've just had a week-long bender, and I'm officially surfed out. Hope you all score something.)

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hamishbro commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 2:23pm

I thought the soundtrack was a fitting tribute to the manic ridiculousness and hype of the place. Not my style though.

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bipola commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 1:39pm

yeah, well i enjoyed it. fast waves should be a good swell.

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Hoodie commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 2:21pm

Great clip and I loved the soundtrack.

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Gra Murdoch commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 2:29pm

Parko = King

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Bob Sacamano commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 2:54pm

The place is a fucking mass orgy of disrespectful wankers. The wave itself is amazing, but good luck getting one of them. If you do I'd head straight in and get a beer and regal the surf club with your story cause you wont get another. More often than not you'll leave the surf swearing off the place and become a bitter old bastard saying something along the lines of "back in my day....."

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Teamclone commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 4:15pm

HaHa so true, I saw a jumping dolphin in front of me so Im having a beer on that one!

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OHBILLY commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 3:36pm

Gee-wiz, 1:10 gave billy the willies.

Yea, I get barrel

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fishnsurf commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 5:14pm

Why don't you just not buy the products from those that sponsor them . Im sure if the companies that pay them got enough complaints they would soon change their arrogant ways .

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fishnsurf commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 5:20pm

I think the pros forget if if wasn't for the average bloke buying all this overpriced surf shit they wouldn't have the privilege they enjoy. It sure aint going come out of the CEOs pocket lol.

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mr mick commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 6:47pm

Had a 2 hr surf wide of the rock & bagged 8 waves, this 59 yr old happy with that. You have to surf the place with the attitude of “take no prisoners” but don’t be an arsehole, hard for some. Definitely have to have your fitness about you, meaning you when no waves you swim, paddle,exercise etc etc, or you get left behind! Watched Parko get 3 barrels, 1 an epic cavern so deep, even he was surprised he made it out & didn’t the crowd erupt, nearly worth the paddle in itself. That flogging at 1:50 was one of many, great for entertainment while waiting “ your turn”.....lol.

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juanboogie commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 6:48pm

Yeah fuck snapper good to watch shit to surf..go down the rd or to the open beaches if your fit enough

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dimdim commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 8:18pm

Surprised to see all the comments about the pros dropping in. Why don,t you drop right in back on them ? If that doesn,t work have a quite discussion post surf about it. If you let someone walk all over you they will keep doing it.
No-one mentions any Brazillas dropping in and what about the old favourite Dingo.
I see the ladies managed to get a few unscathed.Chivalory perhaps or respect.

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wingnut2443 commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 1:53am

Anyone whinging about the antics of the pros, what logos are on YOUR t-shirts, boardies, wetsuit, board, towel, deck grip, legrope, fins, etc. ???

If YOU have bought any product from any company that sponsors the guys who drop in ... Well YOU are only feeding the fuckwits behaviour. While ever the products sell there will be no accountability!

Stop supporting the fuckwits behaviour. Dropping in is not acceptable by anyone, anywhere, ever.

It's way past time for surfers to unite and stop this fuckwit behaviour. Until WE (recreational surfers) are prepared to speak up and call out this fuckwit behavior, the antics will continue.

PS: Same applies to jetski antics too. Don't support the bastards!

Surfboard Design and Construction Kook. Evidence is here: www.ffwsurfboards.com.au
*FFW - Few Fun Waves ... that's what it's all about for me.

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JackStance commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 8:34am

none.

Breath. Murdoch's empire will one day fail to control our minds.

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gav-81 commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 7:54am

Everytime I've been to the GC on a family holiday I have had heaps of waves, especially once it gets a bit of size about it and the sweep starts running hard. You guys up there are blessed with amazing waves and hardly anything goes unridden because they generally line up all the way down the point. If you can't get a wave up there you need to look at your own surfing rather than whinging about pros dropping in. They all do it all over the world. Yes, some are worse than others. I don't agree with it but it is just them flexing their ego's. Come down south and try getting a wave on reef break with a take off zone the size of a picnic blanket with 50 guys jostling for a position. Getting a wave at greenmount will seem like walk in the park in comparison.

Rattler

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Vic Local commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 9:10am

If a pro (or anyone for that matter) blatantly burns you, just calmly go up to them and say you're going to burn them back. Then just wait until they are really locked in to an absolute hooter and then go.
If they complain, just say "you're nothing special and if you drop in on me again the payback comes with interest. Balls in your court mate".
One more thing, let's not tar all pros with the same brush. Some of them are absolute gentlemen (and ladies) in the water.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Robo commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 1:52pm

Yeah they won't do anything to you to risk ruining their cruzy lifestyle.

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rondoggie commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 5:59pm

new swell, same old story, concur with all the above but no one mentioned they actually all encourage their boy band to drop in on all who didn't grow up in the coolin gutter!
some one will break their back or their leg one day after one the clowns burns them and god willing they will get sued and put through the courts-dangerous disrespectful cunts!

ronron

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Robo commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 6:16pm

Been watching the snapper cam a bit, i don't get the drop ins, fair enough 2 guys paddling and both take off and then the guy on the outside pulls off.
But guys are just dropping in 20m or more along the wave, its just so blatant, do they go oh this guys a kook ill just drop in on him? Or stuff this iv'e been waiting for ages I'm going lol.
I guess there so many surfers and most don't know each other or will never see them again so don't give a crap.

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Stupot commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 8:26pm

Pharko just burned some poor guy at Kirra on the news and the halfwit reporter was calling him a legend...dickheads. That could well have been that guys best wave of his life.

Unemployment isn't working...

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lawncigar commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 8:50pm

some truthful and enjoyable reading on here.
Boycott the morons brands. NO LOGO.

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Vic Local commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 9:00pm

We had a situation down our way where a blow in blatantly burnt a girl in the water and then verbally abused her. It was right down the line in a quiet area, and our "hero" thought he'd be the big tough guy, singling out a girl by herself.
I checked on her welfare and she was pretty upset, but I said don't go in and let that bastard win. We will look after you.
After letting a few other locals know what just happened, the dickhead never got another wave by himself and the girl got called into some great ones.
If there aren't consequences, dickheads will keep being dickheads.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Stupot commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 9:21pm

Great story, nice to hear the true spirit of surfing still exists...I once called an old bloke into a wave that was mine to take on a crowded sunny coast day because I noticed he wasn’t getting any. The smile on his face when he paddled back out is the only thing I remember from that day.

Unemployment isn't working...