Watch: Rainbow Bay yesterday

Stu Nettle
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Rainbow Bay yesterday, two days after the attack on Nick Slater, and three feet high pipes are running down the bank. The crowd is shoved up the top end, kicking off before length of ride puts them in a place no-one wants to be. Not yet anyway. It's a move that makes no sense, fish can swim, but I understand the rationale.

No judgement on those who choose to surf. Not so those who 'share' the waves.

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thermalben commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 9:25am

Frontrunner for most brutal drop in of 2020.

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saltman commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 10:21am

A close second to Jay "bottle" Thompson's efforts to fade a guy twice on one wave at Burleigh in his search for glory in his "Rivals" episode on Mysurf TV.

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dez commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 10:31am

Didn't see the wave yesterday but I paddled past the two of them having a good yell at each other.

"You dropped in on me before"
"No I didn't"
"You're a dickehad"
"no u r".

Rinse and repeat.

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Ape Anonymous commented Monday, 14 Sep 2020 at 9:34am

I won't name names, but the dropper-innerer is a local who usually only does it when it's warranted e.g. guys snaking waves and not waiting their turn - result is a no-return-fee burn.

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zenagain commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 9:37am

↓↓↓

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zenagain commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 9:36am

Same bloke repeat @ around 1:50

If so, doesn't mind a burn.

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mr mick commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 4:20pm

To be fair, guy on the inside had no chance of making it

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zenagain commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 6:27pm

True Mick. A second watch confirmed that.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 9:39am

Sick song

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Sprout commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 10:45am

Sick 5

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tango commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 11:32am

Again, steamers?

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singkenken commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 1:19pm

They breed em tough in SEQ!!!.

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Ben Harding commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 1:42pm

morning air is definitely cool enough to warrant them if you wanna surf longer than 45mins, IMO.

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scrotina commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 1:07pm

that asian guy who dropped in on the first wave. often see him at straddie, and he does the same thing there.

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amb commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 2:24pm

he must be a "black belt" or something to get away with that 1st one.

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Doublems111 commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 11:58pm

That bend at the hip- poo stance- back leg pointing out -tube technique is just so ugly and wrong that the the dropped in on rider cannot look directly at it for his own safety hence losing the battle.

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amb commented Monday, 14 Sep 2020 at 12:53pm

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Timmy5656 commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 6:08pm

Think you misread old mate

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 6:49pm

That's actually a pretty good technique point. The better tuberides here have the back knee more forward facing, hips pointed more forward.

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_Bodhi_ commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 2:56pm

Just keeping up with the Joneses...

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anthony.olsen commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 2:35pm

Imagine the indignation at sitting deep in a tube and have someone crash through the roof down the line. What an epic wave of contrasts.

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Solitude commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 3:26pm

Most people who have surfed out there have had this happen. A reason that I don't very often:

That epic rainbow through greeny bank 3-4 foot, not a drop out of place. Really busy and video game like barrels spiraling down the bank. As usual you're either getting them or you're not.....I was not. Instead I was paddling around playing an aquatic game of chess trying to outfox my several dozen opponents whilst anticipating a clear space of water to which the next unridden set may arrive.

Finally after about an hour of this mayhem, the clouds parted and a doubled up 4 footer hits the bank and no one was inside me. Off I go, negotiated the drop and all that was left to do was pull in and hold my line. There was nothing that difficult about it, it was glorious, the view something to behold. The wall was stretched out all the way past greenmount and if my cards were played right I'd be getting the most mindlessly long / multiple barrel of my life. At what felt around 5 secs in I could just sense a bit of movement down the line to my top right and before I knew it chandeliers of white water were cascading all around me and I was flogged on the hard packed bank. I surfaced, gingerly paddled out past the impact zone to the 'ooohhhs', 'aahhhhs' and commiserations of the peanut gallery, most of whom seemed happy to watch me get the shack of my life, not ruin it.

' You should've yelled', they said. 'If he didn't go I might've', joked another. None of that mattered anymore. That was my chance, I wasn't going to get a better one and didn't have the fortitude to try again.

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anthony.olsen commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 3:52pm

Perfect! Man I feel for you.

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udo commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 3:33pm

Jesus...its time Mr Okimura got belted..!

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Nickerless commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 4:18pm

I brought a mate from the Goldy to a regional s.a classic and the locals were about to cave his head in.. he kept snaking everyone! there were only 5 out and it was pumping, plenty of waves! there's something in the water up there that's for sure

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Sambo136 commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 9:29am

Get up em

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scott.kempton commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 4:22pm

Holey shit he faded crew twice hope he reading some comments lol

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harrycoopr commented Friday, 11 Sep 2020 at 5:54pm

Maybe Mr Blue Boy was hoggin? Big enuf board

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Spuddups commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 4:32am

How good is the bank in a historical context at the moment? It looks pretty good to me.

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evosurfer commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 8:51am

Who was the girl surfing 34 sec to 45 sec without doubt the best surfing
in the video.

IF im not surfing im racing

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johnie commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 8:56am

totally agree 100%

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Solitude commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 8:56am

Sally Fitz?

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stunet commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 9:39am

It's Nikki Van Dijk.

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icandig commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 12:33pm

Good to see a Vicco showing the banana benders how it's done.

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johnie commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 8:55am

Previously it was the brazo who would jiu jitsu our arse if we had a cry about a drop in, now it’s the Japanese ninja who will karate our arse.

Old mate ninja-san is assimilating good to the self entitlement mentality we hold on the Goldie, we can only blame ourselves.

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zenagain commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 9:04am

Just don't mention the war.

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Spacecadet commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 11:57am

Nothing better than surfing with 200 of your best mates.

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GuySmiley commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 3:29pm

Whats worse the goldy or Noosa for drop ins or equally bad?

Old Vicco mate was up there two years ago patiently waiting waiting waiting anyway a wide one comes through, no-one on the inside, its his so he turns to go only to be snaked as a local MP shaper with an apartment up there paddles underneath him and he's off. This guy has a name for himself in more than one state it seems ...

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 3:26pm

Ha name and shame Gs

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GuySmiley commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 3:32pm

lets just say he isn't down the beaches way GF ...

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Walk around G commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 5:21pm

Must've been Western Port royalty then.....lol, sounds sooo funny when I say that. You can rule that bay all you want, it's shithouse ;)

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GuySmiley commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 5:53pm

Bingo!

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 7:03pm

Does his last name rhyme with Trigger?

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Tristan Goose commented Sunday, 13 Sep 2020 at 7:54pm

Never surf goldy but noosa is hit and miss, surfed there my past 3 surfs and didn't see much burning going on

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joeyjojo commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 5:12pm

Oh, Sammy Yoon; when people call you a carnt it’s not a good thing.
You can’t just do what you want.
It’s going to catch up to you; trust me! Pick your waves carefully.
A friendly reminder not to be a prick in the water, no mater what You think of yourself or what your sycophant friends tell you.

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T.Edds commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 6:35pm

Go Sammy!

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joeyjojo commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 6:49pm

Example right there

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T.Edds commented Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 at 10:24pm

Congratulations on using sycophant in a sentence. Unfortunately, you missed the mark a little.

Sam is a courageous and committed surfer as anyone could hope to be. All the power to him.

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Justasurfbum commented Sunday, 13 Sep 2020 at 11:19am

TEdds "Sam is a courageous and committed surfer as anyone could hope to be"
Sam, is that you?

So Tricky!!!

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Patrick commented Sunday, 13 Sep 2020 at 3:37pm

"Sam is a courageous and committed surfer as anyone could hope to be."
That burn was so courageous.

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joeyjojo commented Sunday, 13 Sep 2020 at 6:52am

No thank you. And again, point proven!
As from the many comments above, it doesn’t show Sammy a courageous and committed surfer. It shows a disrespectful surfer blatantly fading another surfer for his own personal gain. TWICE.
A bit of advise if I may. If I was his friend, Which obviously you are, I’d pull him aside and say “hey Sammy Yoon, maybe don’t drop in on people, that’s not cool. Other people don’t like it. It shows your a dick!“ Not “go Sam“
Just saying!

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Ray Shirlaw commented Sunday, 13 Sep 2020 at 12:22pm

Blue board had a chance. How many times have u thought "Fark!! I can't believe I made that!" or had someone say "Mate,that was sick,I thought you were gone!!" Happens to me pretty much every surf. :D

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T.Edds commented Sunday, 13 Sep 2020 at 3:42pm

Coolangatta is a dog eat dog line up with a complete lack of order or courtesy. Watch any video on here and you will find evidence of people (in particular pros, semi-pros, retired pros and aspiring pros) exhibiting the greed and ruthlessness that defines the Superbank.

I am not sure why you feel that coming online and anonymously slandering somebody on the internet is the appropriate way to vindicate your concerns. Why not just take it up directly? That would be the decent way to deal with the situation.

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Polly2 commented Sunday, 13 Sep 2020 at 5:30pm

Actually T.Edds, you gave an exact description of the flashback I just had from the few times I’ve been to the goldy. I still loved every minute of it but am too respectful of locals and everyone else so .... I did get a couple gems and will never forget em... if I lived there most of my life I rekon I’d have horse blinkers sewn onto my face like everyone else may appear to have.. so I say ‘ people are shit!, and were all people huh
Have fun and I hope you all get a loooong barrell in front of the ‘said’ arrogant dicks that deliberately end the chance of someone else that might just make that crowd pleasing pit from behind or above the foam ball.
Cheers

Ajp

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roondog commented Sunday, 13 Sep 2020 at 8:06pm

thank god 4 West Oz - stay away please.