Watch: How not to rock off

Stu Nettle
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Now that surfing is mainstream, whenever there's a swell every media outlet takes it upon themselves to warn of the dangers. See it on the tele, hear it on the radio, read it in the paper, not to mention the Bureau's hourly updates.

It all becomes background noise after a while.

But here's a timely reminder that it's worth heeding those warnings, especially if you're new to surfing, and paddling and duckdiving are two skills you're yet to master.

The video was shot on Saturday on Sydney's Northern Beaches during a solid 8-10 foot south swell. After being rejected by the ocean five times, old mate took the hint and chucked it in, fins somewhow still intact.

Footage courtesy of Alexa at Still Stoked.

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JackStance commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 12:38pm

check the paddling 'finesse' at 2:50.

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

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andrew.farquharson commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 7:13pm

This clip is obviously the trailer for Afterlife season 3

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JackStance commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 10:32am

I think SW should do a live Zoom/skype playing this clip with live commentary from the heads on here.

It's historical footage.

I punt is he's a fuckwit Trust Fund Kid who was coking his head off all night and morning.

SW, can we get an interview with 2020's embodiment of Bodhi.

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

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JackStance commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 10:58am

Comments from YT:

"Back to the cafe for a half strength decaf latte"

"This HAD to be staged by a professional stunt surfer? No one could be that un-co unless he's fizzin' orf his chops."

"Never heard of a rock hop called a Rock Off, not in Australia anyway. Always has been a Rock Hop"

"If your wife was in the water you'll do the same thing"

"This dude could've easily been entered into the 2020 Darwin Awards, jus stupid man" (If anyone is keen to nominate him: https://darwinawards.com/slush/submit_story.html )

"you are supposed to jump when the wave comes mate!"

"Train wreck, but cant look away..............................."

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

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donweather commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 12:40pm

WTF was that guy thinking!! And clearly his Dad owns a surfboard shop cause he doesn't give a fck!!!

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flow commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 12:40pm

I think we've all had an embarrassing rock off, but that's next level.

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dewhurst commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 12:42pm

Next lesson: how to fix dings.

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Tabby10 commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 12:44pm

wow he should not of been anywhere near the ocean that day, and his poor board copped a battering

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Clivus Multrum commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 12:46pm

That maddog caught 5 waves backwards over the most critical section of dry slab. Your move, Kelly.

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Sickaz commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 1:23pm

HA!... bravo What a champion

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thermalben commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 12:47pm

Classic Aussie commentary. "What are you doing, you fuckhead?"

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Spuddups commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 8:26am

That guy sounds like Damo and Darren. Top drawer stuff.

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scoopmaster commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 12:48pm

I don't think I ever did a real sketchy rock jump. 9 times out of 10 there's a sheltered spot to jump in a hundred metres away and just paddle a bit further. Same deal coming back in.

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Sam Mozaffari commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 9:02pm

yeah not this day. the spot he was rocking off is the safest spot to at warriewood

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memlasurf commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 12:49pm

Yes not a pro at the rock hop or paddling (this guy could get into serious danger). A for effort though.

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Blingas commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 12:49pm

I wish I could see his board after that...

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garyg1412 commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 12:54pm

I am still bemused how with that paddling style he thought he was going to catch even one wave in those conditions. Lucky fuckhead I'd say!!!

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Nigeisblessed commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:17pm

?????. Bloody Hell! Did he survive? I saw a few guys go out over the weekend when they clearly shouldn't have (thank God I know my limits and watched from the cliffs), awesome swell and blows my mind that more people haven't died.

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Pops commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:17pm

Far out!
If that's the spot I think it is, he's probably lucky he got washed back onto the shelf in one piece. Loooong paddle back to the beach from there, and there's nowhere to rock back on. Doubt he would have made it.

He who hesitates is lost

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Vic Local commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:22pm

This is the surfing equivalent of a bloke who has just learnt to snowplow and then decides to take on a narrow 45 degree chute with a few cliff bands in it.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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wiseautogas commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:28pm

cant get over his relaxed attitude whilst on the rocks the trick is to get in the water asap when theres a break in the swell

john wise

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spookypt commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:28pm

You just cant compensate for stupidity!

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Surf Ads commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:38pm

Sorta looks like Jordy Smith.

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Surfalot67 commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:39pm

Got to hand it to old mate for pressing on! Seriously though, that was always going to end in tears.

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t-diddy commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:40pm

so good!!

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bluediamond commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:41pm

Is this the new Dettol commercial?

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Halfscousehalfc... commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:44pm

My guess... euro backpacker. Everyone gets done on the rock off now and again but that bloke clearly had bugger all experience. Wasn’t even holding his leggie up...... dragging for a snagging

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Shaun Hanson commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:46pm

I rekon he might have found that surf board and wetsuit in the car park and it was the first time he had used either of em ...wonder if he has had a look at swelnett today !!! 15 minutes of fame

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Craig commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:51pm

Seen a lot of rock-off fark up videos but this takes the cake for the sheer inexperience.

Not holding his leggy, can't even hold his ground with the smallest bit of whitewash and then that attempt at paddling.

This guy wouldn't even catch a wave on a 2-3ft day on a soft rolling beach :o

Wonder how he ended up!

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saltman commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:51pm

Great memories of Surfing that spot
As well It gave me as a few broken boards, my worst injury and some close shaves including being washed back into that rockpool
Still a favourite break

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:53pm

How is it possible that his board was not FUBAR?

Disturbingly entertaining stuff.

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Patrick0710 commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:54pm

Looks like me trying to get in at 2 ft Possos. Coming in to high tide, I'll have you know!

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 7:40pm

Dodge the rivermouth rocks and catch a wave into the river. Much easier to get out :)

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Sprout commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 1:57pm

He had several chances to get out there too, even the commentator knew it!

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steeno commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 2:01pm

seriously, this guy cant be a full can of coke

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Thegrowingtrend.com commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 2:06pm

Doesn’t matter how you surf the ocean

Nicko

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Gazbomb commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 2:15pm

Quick run. Now! Over that patch of slippery slime and barnacles will do fine!

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Vic Local commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 2:21pm

That bloke will be at Bells or Winki, sending his board down with the lip on some poor surfers in 5,4,3,2,1...

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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coxypk commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 2:27pm

That made my day

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mike.logan commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 3:04pm

Typical fuc*wit newbie who doesn't know a thing about surfing. Shouldn't be allowed near the water. Stand on your board on the sand and wiggle your arse mate, about the limit of your surfing ability by the look of it.

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Steev commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 3:05pm

This guy didn't have a clue about the danger he was putting himself in. Reason with him, say anything to get him to back to the carpark. You might just save a life.

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Daltz007 commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 3:29pm

Yeah, thats a whole lot of silly going on there. NFI.
Should have been surfing the right off the pool, next beach sth :-)

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Pops commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 3:40pm

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He who hesitates is lost

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 7:42pm

Well played.

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benjis babe commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 3:38pm

wish I saw this live.. how did his fins stay in... and that first wave looked like he slammed into the rock shelf...kook of the day

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Rabbits68 commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 3:52pm

Far out. That was almost hard to watch. So incredibly foolish!

Crystal Clear

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Daltz007 commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 4:07pm

and think about the end result that happened there, at any other ledge across Sydney. He was probably lucky he chose that one to flop around on.

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bipola commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 4:19pm

so funny and dangerous at the same time, i counted 11 attempts. he must have been buggered when he finally got out.
grab leg rope and when time is right run like fuck and jump on top of wave and paddle like fuck. do it the first time. good board never broke.

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billie commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 4:44pm

How hardcore is the North Avalon rock jump at high tide and ten foot swell?!?! It makes this look so easy.

Billie

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Elliedog commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 4:45pm

Its retards like this guy who put others in danger when they need rescuing. Amazing really more don't die. Heard something about a fella getting rescued up Lennox way today?????. Not sure of the full story. Have to watch CH 10 news tonight. It could be headline news just like the weather is whenever there is a decent low around the coast!!!!.

Luba

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drodders commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 4:57pm

I am surprised how many “new” or just incompetent surfers get out in big waves these days, they come from all over the world to get flogged. Poor equipment, can’t paddle, try to catch 5 footers on an 8 ft day, general flotsam and jetsam in the water...”

The good part is often they make the lineup look more crowded and it’s actually not.

The bad part is when you have to rescue them, twice now, one guy could not even swim, it was 6-8ft reef break. Not today or over the weekend though...

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Pops commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 4:58pm

billie, yeah that ones pretty insane. Remember when TC got his wedding ring ripped off when he missed timed it a few years back?

He who hesitates is lost

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billie commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 1:49pm

Nah, I'm a bit of a blow in. Been here ten years.

Billie

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sean killen commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 5:13pm

Was that bodhi ( point break) first ever surf.. kookathon .. had me in tears

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hamishbro commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 5:23pm

Good ad for whoever glassed the board!

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sean killen commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 5:24pm

Was that bodhi ( point break) first ever surf.. kookathon .. had me in tears

Pumkinhead

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eel commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 9:41am

Do you mean Johnny Utah?

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bdp commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 11:05am

Definatly Johnny Utah because Bohdi R.I.P.s

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tubeshooter commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 5:29pm

Hmm, Someone got their ambitions and capabilities mixed up.
Guys like that are the reason we have warning labels on so many things that shouldn't need them these days.
And yeah , heaps of people have died trying to save incompetent fools from their own stupidity when it comes to ocean.
Rule number 1 .. Never ever turn your back on the ocean
Rule number 2 ..see rule number 1
And if you paddle with your legs over the side like that , take the day off when it's big please.

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troppo dichotomy commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 7:14pm

Talent like this cannot go to waste!Please find out who this guy is,sign him up and continue to follow his expeditions.
After watching it multiple times,i need more!!Would love to see him on the Goldie,Tahiti and especially da North Shore.

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warddy commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 7:47pm

Agreed this guy deserves recognition for the ultimate fail rock hop, if he does a go fund me to patch his board and bruises i,m there. funniest 3 minutes of surfing in history as he didnt get maimed we can say that .we need a name LoL

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Ben Harding commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 9:51pm

Haha, that is gold!

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 7:34pm

wow, he's going to be bruised and battered tonight

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 7:47pm

Legs off the side paddling, quick small strokes - in his defence adrenaline was probably sky high. You gotta have a decent paddle trim and strength/speed to contemplate jumps like that.
Would not like to have to attempt a rescue off that shelf, either.

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 8:08pm

Hard to watch. Saw a similar thing at Cathedral a few years back it was brutal

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memlasurf commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 9:40pm

Yes that reminds me of my brother in law years ago at Cathedrals. On the shelf I told him when I say go, go - do not hesitate. Um you guessed he hesitated. Ran jumped on his board hit the ground running (literally) and the tiny mussels cheese grated his fingers. Was laying on bare rock and the next set washed him back the other way. Moral of storey - never hesitate!

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Sickaz commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 1:44pm

I am one of the lucky people who have had the pleasure of being dragged up and down the cathedrals grater. Although I was coming in... getting washed up the shelf with the surge then attempting some reef ‘periwinkling’ only to be involuntarily and hopelessly sucked off the reef waterfall to the barnacle infused whitewater below, repeatedly. There was a big white between the boats and the line up, it’s fin was big and provided me the incentive to dig deep and climb to safety. Ha ha. Then when I got to my bike someone had stolen my Powerade and cinnamon bun from my bag.

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 2:39pm

Bastards, not the cinny bun! Call the lynching party.

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Sickaz commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 4:09pm

Yeah the cuts on my hands and feet stung a bit but losing my cold Gatorade and ‘Cinny bun’, well that hurt my feelings.

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Sickaz commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 4:18pm

The thief did not take my money, camera and surprisingly left behind my tin of herbal cigarettes which would have complimented the food nicely.

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 6:10pm

Ha, I love a cinny I reckon it might have tempted me....but I am too honest to woof it down.

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zenagain commented Monday, 1 Jun 2020 at 12:55pm

Ah, the discerning thief.

(or the thick one- take your pick)

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memlasurf commented Monday, 1 Jun 2020 at 12:59pm

Both?

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Sickaz commented Tuesday, 2 Jun 2020 at 10:52am

Definitely a bit of column A and column B. At least I wasn’t one of the lucky ones who scrambled ashore only to look out and wonder how to safely get back to the boat. Mind you they made it back and I’m speculating but once onboard they likely cracked a tin straight away. I on the other hand had a lot more pain and hardship to get through before I tasted cold beers on my lips.

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Petrem02 commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 8:19pm

Reminded me of a time coming in at Lennox on a big day. Those slimy barnacle infested black rocks resurfaced my skin big time. The laughter from the hill cut me deeper though.

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Bungan33 commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 11:17am

I reckon getting in and out at Lennox is one of the worst EVER. Those barnacles are like razors and no obvious ledges or deep spots. I look for a local and follow in their footsteps.
Worse sound in the world - when you try to avoid the shredding by jumping too early and you hear that "Cruuuunnnncccchhhh".

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PCS PeterPan commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 8:27pm

so good , so so good . So many millenial 'surfies' are just not gonna wait to get experience. They just gotta have it all right now!
Buggered if I'm going out of my way to rescue them .

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Bunnies commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 9:07pm

Seen some German backpackers given it a red hot crack but this guy is on a new undiscovered level!!!

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Terminal commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 9:11pm

Tubeshooters rules are paramount. I was taught this when I was in single figures by my grandfather rock fishing... As for the clip, I hope the 'mates' got a serve in the carpark for not providing better guidance for this guy, he's clearly a beginner. Doesn't even have enough experience to know his limits, obviously. I've taught plenty of people how to surf, including my wife, and would never even consider encouraging someone of this level of ability to attempt conditions like that. The 'mates' actually put him and anyone else attempting to rescue him in unnecessary danger.

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memlasurf commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 9:48pm

Some people are their own worst enemy. I was in Ulu's last year and this Austrian wanted to loan a board to go out - 5-6 foot slightly on shore mid to low tide. I overhead the conversation and instantly though mangled backpacker. I tried explaining the danger but he was adamant he could do it. Great swimmer he said, easy no problem (he did sound like Arnie not sure he was gonna come back though). Hmm, all I could do in the end was recommend something which would act as a life raft and said I might see him at Padang if he lives.

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old man of the sea commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 9:32pm

One for the ages.
Is a concern though, the number of people with zero idea out there on bigger days - obviously worse at spots with a nice wide / risk free paddle out. Anytime it is over 4ft these days I am scratching my head as to why some people are out. Boards flying everywhere and bailing 3 feet in front of someone with a longboard etc. I'm teaching my lads Defensive Surfing as a priority (A.K.A. stay the hell away from that kook, he's lethal).

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69longboarder commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 10:01pm

WOW. Hard to watch without squirming.
I wonder if he knows what the set poundings would have felt like.
After feeling what the wash can do.

Lucky boy.

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Solitude commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 4:10pm

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tango commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 10:30pm

Got to admire his perseverance.

One thing is for sure....nobody is ever gonna lend him a board again, and this video will be the GOAT for how not to jump off rocks.

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joesydney commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 10:26pm

John Connor was out surfing and that was a T-1000......

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tubeshooter commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 10:49pm

Just watched it again , first time I cringed , second time was hilarious.
I know, as many of you would , ledges you have to creep up on slowly between sets. Covering behind the slightest knob of a rock , stepping like a cat hunting prey, then often making like a periwinkle and wrapping your fingers around a crevice with the strength of a rock climber in the hope of holding position against the surge.. It's an art in itself ,,
Good things come to those who wait.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9znA_dwjHw

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 4:50pm

Cheers tubeshooter...thanx for sharing.
Solo men surfing a next level brew...Top shelf!

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Shaggydagz commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 11:26pm

It reminds me of a shit that won't flush.......
You know the ones ay

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tango commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 9:33pm

And the Gold Logie goes to....Shaggydagz.

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Bungan33 commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 9:12am

Whats worse is that after the ledge its either paddle back through the beach break (400m away) or nothing. Ive lost a board out there and had to swim back outside and get back onto that ledge because there's no other way out. Does anyone know if he actually survived?

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Pops commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 9:21am

User name checks out...
I reckon 400m is undercalling it, and no way that fella woulda got through the beachie break zone in one piece.

He who hesitates is lost

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Bungan33 commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 10:48am

HA! Thought the username was a give away! Well spotted.....
400m on s small day hey? Don't want to think of a big day. Yep - that southern end close out is a bastard. At least you get washed into a safe place after the thrashing. Ive paddled it in the dark after stretching the session too long - and wouldn't want to repeat it.

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Pops commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 11:15am

Yeah - I'm actually surprised it was holding the swell enough for old mate to consider the paddle - I didn't even bother looking there.

And yeah, I've copped a couple of floggings on that paddle in - too knackered after the session + paddle to do anything but just cop the beating trying to get through the close out. Doing it in the dark would be sketchy as.

He who hesitates is lost

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saltman commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 9:20am

I have paddled back south around the headland into the bay on a big day. Spooky paddle
Also swam up onto the rocks on the inside when my board was tethered to the submerged rocks on the reef. It was weird watching the board tombstone by itself Luckily the leash broke and the board washed in to me.
Still more fun that old mate had last Saturday

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Bungan33 commented Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 12:10pm

Wow - never had to do that one! Did you sneak to the north of the bommie? Thats a mission of a paddle - the south end beach must have been a mess!

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sean killen commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 9:44am

Johnny Utah yes ..

Pumkinhead

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Craig commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 10:53am

Watching on repeat, the commentary makes it, so so funny!

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Hellmanrider commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 11:36am

Watched a guy get pumped rocking off from terrigal point Sunday arvo. You could see his mates had filmed it waiting for it to appear.

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jaunkemps commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 12:20pm

I gotta say like everyone else thats commented on this, I got scared watching this, saw Brad Gerlach get his feet washed out at DeeWhy full face plant infront of everyone watching, embarrassing to see, we've all been there, but really... that is close to drowning material ( 95%) right there, scary, call the 911 ; }

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dastasha commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 1:42pm

99k views on youtube. JOB and Nathan Florence latest lid spinning vid has 101k.
The guy should definitely go pro.

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fitzroy-21 commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 2:39pm

Jesus, that was so bloody hard to watch, commentary was gold though.

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spookypt commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 3:03pm

Said in my best Lebanese..... Stop dawardling...the guys jusd dawardling

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Santosha commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 3:58pm

Could be wrong .. but I’m pretty sure it’sWSL’s CEO wearing a wig

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 4:08pm

[L] Skeg makes WSL Olympic Reef sacrifices look sissy...Basherz Salute!

If Skegz can't tame him, we're claiming his lost soul or left leg or bits...ONE OF US!

PM: "Yer gave it a bash & ya copped a flogging...should've dowloaded the app mate!"

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Remigogo commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 5:55pm

By the end there I thought he was well fucked.

Is there a part 2 ? The crawl out.

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tsunalu commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 8:48pm

Cleary this guy had sunk at least a carton, then someone had said bet you can't paddle out and jag a bomb.
Just can't see how else this could transpire.???

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tubeshooter commented Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 10:59pm

I think he's been on youtube before... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJlyY72DpJ0

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billythekid commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 7:34am

Thats exactly why we don't need to worry about more surfers in the water taking waves

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Yabby 1972 commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 10:06am

This must be the dumbest fuck on earth...albeit a persistent dumb fuck!

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Sickaz commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 1:24pm

With a never give up attitude like that he is bound to succeed.... or is he?

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Sickaz commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 2:17pm

https://youtu.be/p4HXRJvWHXM
Some good rock carnage

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tubeshooter commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 6:18pm

No. 7 demonstrates the importance of keeping low at 1.33 and also the periwinkle technique well at 2.00 . Keeping a foot on the board to keep the nose in and low was an impressive reaction. I have a feeling he's been through worse.

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Bungan33 commented Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 12:19pm

I sat there and didn't realise I was holding my breath until each one had finished. Thats as scary as f$#@. NO idea how they escaped without a head injury.

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farquarson commented Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 3:49pm

Hope the rocks are ok.

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D-Rex commented Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 10:27am

Watched a car crash at Burleigh a few years ago which made for cringe-worthy viewing. Old mate decided to beat the sweep by walking further round the headland and launched into boulders just covered by water - until the wave receded. He was pin-balled by a set and lost at least one fin. A lot of blood was visible on his lower legs. At least 5 attempts were made to cover the 15 or so metres to clear water but he eventually got there, only to be swept back to Burleigh main without catching a wave. The main reason I prefer Snapper despite the bigger crowd!

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Eggman commented Monday, 1 Jun 2020 at 12:39pm

I think we need Roy and HG commentary on this magical few minutes of surfing history.

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AndyM commented Monday, 1 Jun 2020 at 1:59pm

That paddling style definitely incorporates the Dutch Wink.
Or was it the Hello Boys?