Watch: Italo x Newcastle

Stu Nettle
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Following Gabs' Newy warm up vid, comes Italo doing more of the same in onshore Newcastle mush.

The contest forecast - at least for the first half of the waiting period - looks grim, so this could be as good as it gets.

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Bustard Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 1:22pm

This morning's footage should be a bit more palatable when it drops...

damned if I know how to past a photo in here...but much nicer than this

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Craig Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 2:56pm

Yeah seen a few mental shots and snippets.

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tack616 Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 3:50pm
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ryder Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 2:32pm

Two pumps to the shore - exciting stuff!!!

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groundswell Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 2:48pm

Anyone know when the margies comp will be held?

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seaslug Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 6:14pm

GS, 2-12 May 2021

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groundswell Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 6:45pm

Thanks seaslug. heres hoping the pros dont head up north after margs....

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seaslug Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 7:37pm

After Margs, they have the Rotto comp May 16 – 26 then after that I don't know what the plans are for them. If they are hanging around, expect some "visitors" and even further north

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Blowin Thursday, 25 Mar 2021 at 9:04am

Cue Insta shots of rugged, windswept desert life around the campfire and shots of ponderous staring at the broad horizon as though they’ve reclaimed their soul after losing themselves in the wastelands even though they’re only 18 hours into a 3 day strike mission and their body hasn’t even processed the Rosie’s deep fried chicken they binge ate at the Carnarvon truck stop.

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seaslug Thursday, 25 Mar 2021 at 11:09am

Indeed Blowin indeed

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bipola Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 3:00pm

excellent board control

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Jono Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 3:21pm

Jordy receiving the ol' welcome to Newcastle

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Craig Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 3:25pm

Fark off CT carnntt.

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stunet Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 4:05pm

As Tack posted above, Dixon looking rather better today:

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Bustard Friday, 26 Mar 2021 at 8:16am

Stu
I see the Merewether surf club cam has been taken offline, I assume at the request of the wozzle as it is prime viewing for Merewether breaks.
If they move to Newy main beach, you gonna get a friendly tap on the shoulder ?

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Blowin Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 6:27pm

Jaddy Andre . Hats off to you mate. You’ve skimmed the cream off the pro surf competition path you dreamed of mate amd you’re an inspiration to those who want to live their best life. A couple of questions though:

1/ 0:45 seconds to 0:58 seconds .....why the fck would you include that pogo dancing in a vid of open walls and tubes?

2/ If there was ever a stereotype for pro surfers who typify just how little pro surfing means to the act of surfing as revealed by the Covid situation, if there was ever a surfer who embodied the fcked up scenario where local and rec surfers are locked out of breaks so the pro surfing circus can be ran it’s the complete and non-malicious disinterest in a heat involving Jadson Andre.

Did the surfing world really even notice when Jordy, Julian or Italo couldn’t stage a heat let alone Jaddy Andre ?

No, your honour. They did not. Argument closed. Case dismissed.

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lucky-al Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 5:58pm

Local videographer taking the piss? "Novocastrian Waves" is the YouTube channel for both Italo and Jadson. And the soundtracks must be royalty free music available to the videographer, not what the surfers have in their headsets pre-heat. One hopes. Give a journeyman a break, Blowin.

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Blowin Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 6:25pm

I’ve made it clear that I respect Jaddy’s talent and spirit but unfortunately he falls on the wrong side of the cost/ benefit analysis when contemplating the zero sum game of local punters and rec surfers giving up what may be the best conditions of the year so the pro surf circus can run its course.

Given that surfers around the world are forced to look on in frustration as someone like Jaddy gets to push their career uphill when everyone else just wants to go surfing, I think it’s time to admit that if Jaddy wants to live his dream of surfing perfect waves whilst the rest of the world looks on longingly, then he should write a letter to the fckn Starlight Make A Wish Foundation because the sympathy of everyone else runs out when it means that Jaddy scores whilst others go without.

Regular punters have dreams just like Jaddy does, but we don’t insist he gets out the water whilst we aim for ours. Only one life to live and if the best day in history rolls around and I was stuck on the beach whilst some dead wood pro from the other side of the planet got to live his white wedding I’d be fckn spewing.

How bout you, Lucky Al? You willing to sit out the best day ever at your local or some spot you’ve traveled around the world to surf just so Jaddy can aim for the stars......and get another 33rd?

Truth hurts, cobber.

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lucky-al Thursday, 25 Mar 2021 at 1:43pm

Ha! Guess I have to admit that's not my cup of tea. I was however pretty stoked when the ASP tour came to town in 1987 and I could hang around on North Gong beach with my grom mates for a day collecting autographs and see Matt Archbold surfing in real life. Think of the groms! Also, I think that sportspeople of Jadson's mindset and relative talent are essential members of the cast of any sports league. I reckon Jadson probably still dreams of becoming the champ one day and believes he can do it - so let him go for it for as long as he's still got the spark in him.

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Blowin Thursday, 25 Mar 2021 at 2:04pm

Remember that barrel Kong got at Nth Beach?

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lucky-al Thursday, 25 Mar 2021 at 2:57pm

Not really. Kind of remember a couple of Kong's waves. My memory is bad, and the surf wasn't exactly memorable was it. Funny though I do have a fairly clear memory of one decent right where Mr X in his webs fell off flat on his back at the start of his first bottom turn, and I thought hey I can do that.

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lostdoggy Thursday, 25 Mar 2021 at 8:31am

This spot is actually called Pogo’s by the locals, I believe. Hahaha

“ 1/ 0:45 seconds to 0:58 seconds .....why the fck would you include that pogo dancing in a vid of open walls and tubes?”

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Spuddups Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 6:19pm

Not my cup of tea.

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memlasurf Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 6:21pm

Jaddy would have to be happy with those. If it was like this for the comp' you would have to say success. What are the odds to get 3 days like this in the waiting period? Craig? Anyone?

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goofyfoot Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 at 7:17pm

The waves in the Jadson clip were unreal.
I can only dream of getting beachie waves like that where I live

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kang Thursday, 25 Mar 2021 at 11:28am

This is the best I've ever seen Newy beaches. 99% of the time its not remotely close to this.

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Craig Thursday, 25 Mar 2021 at 8:11am

Some more great footage here..

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Nick Bone Thursday, 25 Mar 2021 at 12:30pm

Why are the clips all of sudden “Surfer Vs Beach”??

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Jono Thursday, 25 Mar 2021 at 12:32pm
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Craig Thursday, 25 Mar 2021 at 12:43pm

Can't wait for Medina vs Florence at the local Bar!

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savanova Thursday, 25 Mar 2021 at 1:53pm

Back in the day when the tour came to town you could smash a couple o schooners with your hero's at the pub,
now you can sit next to em at a cafe smashin avo's.

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funpeeler Wednesday, 31 Mar 2021 at 12:42pm

Easter without Bells is unthinkable..