Watch: Mayday at D'bah

Stu Nettle
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Aside from a few strokes from Gretel and Uesi it's been a quiet cyclone season up in Queensland.

Even a comparatively quiet trade swell season if we're to really put it under the microscope.

Yet there has been the occasional unheralded day on the points and beaches, and yesterday was one example. A mix of long period south swell and straight east swell, plus light southwest winds and sunny skies, saw D'bah in fine form.

In the water is Coby Perkovich, Matt Aldridge, Dexter Muskens, Dave Vlug, Hinata Aizawa, Benny Howard, Reef Doig, and others, and they're joined midway by Steph looking resplendent in full length lilac.

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donweather commented Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 1:37pm

Yaaawwwnnnn!!! Other than Steph's footage and a couple of other snippets that was rather uninspiring footage!!!

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Bungan33 commented Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 1:38pm

Something really fun about just seeing a local crew get into it. The wave at 3:12....I could feel the anticipation sitting at my bloody computer. The kind of wedge you used to draw on your school exercise books....nice.

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space_cadet commented Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 1:47pm

Something irked me seeing this advertised on facebook and in the short blurb on the front page with no reference to Steph's surfing only what she is wearing?! Geez... surely a bit more respect for the 7 time world champ than reporting on what colour wetty she is wearing!? Or maybe you should have reported that most of the blokes were wearing steamers aswell...

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 1:56pm

Don't worry, if Slats was out there in something funky I'm sure he'd get a similar comment.

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R00ney commented Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 2:50pm

Pretty sure i've seen him in lilac...back in the day.

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Craig commented Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 2:14pm

I disagree Don and enjoyed it because you did get to see the normal punters getting some crackers in between the pros.

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Spuddups commented Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 6:24am

The general standard of surfing on the Gold Coast is high. Where I’m from it’s the land of the adult learner which is fuckin’ depressing sometimes. Anyway, good to see the average Joe have a punt aye.

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bipola commented Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 8:13am

wow full on dbar. clean fun package

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hangingtomatoes commented Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 1:34pm

would watch steph's turns over angry deck grip man any day