Watch: Saturday at Rainbow Bay

Stu Nettle
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With the swell building and rain clouds gathering, Craig Halstead shot Rainbow Bay just as it started to purr. At present it's more a sand spit than a bay, as like all north coast points Rainbow has immense sand build up, and this created driving barrels from Snapper to the beginning of Greenmount where the waves slowed and bent around the end of the spit.

By all reports it got better in the afternoon - much, much better - but nevertheless this is a good sampler from a special day.

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Nick Bone commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 12:17pm

Water temp?

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mikem197 commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 12:44pm

20ish
The arvo was nuts, can't wait to see some footage

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Stok commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 4:54pm

20ish...sigh.

Insert standard grumbling about why do I live in Victoria.

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Nick Bone commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 7:33pm

Insert standard remark about all the full length steamer wearers being pansies hehe. But seriously. 20 is boardies and vest

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Stok commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 8:33pm

Bathwater NB, Bathwater.

Essentially the best we can hope for down here, is the coldest they get!!!

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 8:38pm

Boardies and vest by day, 2/2 steamer early and late.
The water is not the problem.

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Ape Anonymous commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 12:31pm

69 degrees.
Where's the footage from later on in the day?

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anthony.olsen commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 1:00pm

Was that Parko on the last one?

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stunet commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 1:10pm

Yep. Great wave.

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kang commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 2:18pm

I watch these vids and dream of a long clean drainer. But in reality the session would be a frustrating lack of waves filled with drop-ins and feathered lips from people paddling for waves

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radiationrules commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 5:15pm

go the dickhead drop-in at 2:16

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J.seas commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 9:30pm

lot off Dick draggers out there in general

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Walk around G commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 7:31pm

Yeh, nah. I'm serious not really that interested. If 20 or so were out, sure......but an astronomical amount of crew, small barrels and with soo much snaking and shoulder hopping/snowballing going on, Meh.

Even bloody Parko at the end, with his amazing tube threading capabilities almost didn't make it past that man-made section.

I actually really prefer big open walls to carve, that on rail and feeling, that knife-edge gouging sensation....... but maybe that's because I'm from down here.

Anyhow, carry-on.

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Nick Bone commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 7:35pm

20 is surely low balling it. 50 would still be sweet no? 60 plus at the heads waiting for set waves. Now thats a no

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 at 2:31pm

Also factor in a sweep if there was one at say 4 knots. Puts a slightly different aspect on it.

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ringmaster commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 9:19pm

Gimme a 4/3 and hood any day if it means considerably less peeps in the water when it's good.

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t-diddy commented Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 at 12:28am

dredgy! liked the tune for once

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JackStance commented Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 at 10:06am

boogers on the kill out superbank, what is there not to love about that.

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

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Thegrowingtrend.com commented Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 at 12:56pm

how was that last barrel!

Nicko

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Cetus commented Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 at 8:27pm

Aye!

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Sprout commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 1:36pm