The view from the hill: Mitch Parko cooking at Kirra

Stu Nettle
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Today's internet controversy is the Woodee? Woodenee? brouhaha at Kirra.

Beginning with an incredible wave of Mitch Parkinson's, which ended in a brutal drop in, the mystery deepened when it was revealed Mitch had dropped in on someone himself.

Did Mitch genuinely think old mate wouldn't make it? Was he right to assume that?

Or is there a more sinister angle and Mitch thought he would make it but shafted him anyway..?

The evidence is piling up and we've got two more angles to add to the mix..

This mystery won't solve itself...so, would the goofyfooter have made the wave or not?


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Barrel Daithwaite Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 4:14pm

If the good wasn’t gonna make it he was certainly gonna be close. Mitch should STFU such double standards

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Gowsa Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 4:16pm

Yep- Hypocrite and full of himself

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Surfalot67 Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 4:18pm

Absolutely Barrel. He's the third biggest dog in Cooly after Occ and Dingo. He can suck it.

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crg Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 4:35pm

What about...Mitch didn’t give a fuck whether he was going to make it or not he just went anyway because he’s a typical Cooly local wannabe pro entitled prick?

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wildenstein8 Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 4:20pm

He wasn't going to make it.

I would've gone too.

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Surfalot67 Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 4:21pm

So said old mate who took the wave from Mitch :)

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simba Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 4:24pm

Haha ol mitch complaining of being dropped in on .................haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa as for the goofy footer that he dropped in on, probably wouldnt have made it but we will never know eh mitch.....i do like mitchs surfing though...but fuk him its dog eat dog now dayz

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Ape Anonymous Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 4:26pm

Yep, that's a drop-in alright. He would have made it through the section where Mitch started. Highly doubt he would have got as far as Mitch did. Very difficult on backhand.

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udo Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 4:48pm

Would China O'Conner have made it ?
Would have never have got burnt trying..

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Clive Rodell Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 12:57pm

China might have! NP jnr definitely would have!

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zenagain Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 4:57pm

Why don't SN get Mitch on the blower for an interview?

The Goofy never stood a chance anyway, that chandelier was well sold.

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stunet Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 5:50pm

"Why don't SN get Mitch on the blower for an interview?"

What for?

Journalism..?

Fuck that. Wild speculation and incitement to anger is way more satisfying.

Besides, tomorrow is another day.

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zenagain Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 5:57pm

Awwww... C'mon, it'd be fun.

Doesn't he deserve the right of reply? Not a lot of love floating around for old Mitch (except among his cohorts).

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Ben Harding Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 6:39pm

Right of reply? Not sure what else he could add other than "yeah, I faded him due to xyz and then got faded due to xyz".

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Jono Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 6:59pm

He got interviewed by beach grit and justified his drop-in, whilst remaining annoyed that he got dropped in on.

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Ben Harding Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 7:45pm

Well there you go. Entitled much? Shame these clowns have detracted from what was a world class day out yesterday. So many well ridden waves that should be the conversation. Real telling. I reckon the apetite for pros surfers in general is at an all time low. Fair amount of aggressive vitriol directed at them past couple days.

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Bob Sacamano Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 8:18am

Agree Stu, and this is what the punters are paying for haha

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saltman Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 5:05pm

4 guys took off
3 got burned
Mitch was the first to drop in and he got by far the best of the wave - so has nothing to complain about
I hope he bought the goofy a few beers !

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Supafreak Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 5:06pm

I reckon that goofyfooter would definitely have made it , seen plenty of guys grow up here and learn to surf backhand barrels as good as forhand because they have no other choice, I’m extremely lucky to have surfed kirra through the late seventies and eighties when people had respect and lined up . There wasn’t the numbers you have today and its a dog eat dog pace out there now . Kids grow up thinking this is normal and you see parents pushing kids on to waves saying “ just go “ It’s easy to pick what part of Australia people come from in Indonesia. That comment may offend some but gold coasters stand out with their attitude particularly when it’s crowded. Pros have always been up themselves dicks as far as I’m concerned.

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Robwilliams Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 5:13pm

Faded other surfer from the start. Deserved to be faded too. This and repeatedly snaking deserves to be called out or put an end to. Stuffing someone on a sick one makes surfing look so so lame. Wait your turn or get called out. No sympathy for this crap. What a shit show. Telling someone to fade another is bullshit.

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Fluiddreams Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 9:05am

Wheres Johnny Boy Gomes and some surf rule authority? Put that little Mitch, Occy and Dingo to the end of the lineup where they belong

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scrotina Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 7:04pm

unfortunately, the johnny boy equivalent in cooly - bruce lee - is a complete fuckwit. he burns heaps of people but everyone backs down cos its a lose / lose situation - he either beats you up, or you win and then never get another wave in cooly.

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goofyfoot Sunday, 11 Apr 2021 at 5:13pm

if you won wouldn’t you then get any wave you want? No one wants to be beaten up twice..

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crg Monday, 12 Apr 2021 at 11:12am

One of my best mates growing up called out Bruce Lee in the carpark one morning and he backed right up and apologised. He must have been aware of his background and history because he was back pedalling in record time.
Sadly, time caught up with my mate and he’s about 10 years deep into 15-18 stretch. I keep in contact and all he thinks about is his first surf. I guess I won’t take him out to snapper.

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stunet Monday, 12 Apr 2021 at 1:37pm

Bit of an "out of the frying pan..." scenario there.

From jail to crowded Snapper.

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frog Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 5:28pm

Blatant drop in at the point of take off.

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batfink Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 5:35pm

Yep, he was going to make it, and depending on how good the first guy was, he was a good chance too.

I don’t know how people surf there. Such a beautiful wave, ruined by people.

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Robo Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 5:54pm

Has Mitch commented anywhere on any of the insta posts? Not that i have seen yet.
Few years ago he was at Keramas when we were there, his old man was there and a nice bloke, wonder what he thinks, saw a guy drop in on him and he gave it to him, lucky old mate was leaving that night back to VIC.
I got one nice 4 footer off Mitch he couldn't paddle into and when i paddled back out he went man i wanted that one, didn't say it but thought mate you've had a 1000 of those lol.

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Robo Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 5:54pm

After pausing and slowing down that second one i'm convinced old mate didn't even look, half way down the wave he was still looking the other way, wouldn't of thought there was someone in it, until Mitch started to come out then he fell jumped off, scared the crap out of him i reckon.
Honest mistake, not like Mitch's deliberate drop in.

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dean maddison Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 5:54pm

China woulda come out switchfoot. No rules at Kirra now. No use whingin, it is what it is. A guy who surfed Kirra good back in the days pre super bank was Reg Riley. Never gets mentioned.

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crg Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 7:03pm

That era post MP/Rabbit had some of the best underground rippers. Reg was absolutely one of the best. Snail, Ray Manc into the younger guys Scat, Jamie K and China who was the most freakishly talented of them all.

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lostdoggy Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 8:00pm

So, the Bob Hawke surf team era then?

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Bob Hawke Surf Team Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 8:12am

The golden years... full sponsorship at $60 a week.

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Mad Dog Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 2:56pm

Those were the days Dean. these days it's a burn free for all and that's mainly because the wave is totally different.
China could do stuff you could only dream of - we were out on a sweet 4-6 foot day when I watched him do a switch takeoff on the outside corner of big groyne, swing around to pig dog for the second section, then switch back again to pull out...
Add NP Jnr and Chappy to that backhand list too.

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Billyw Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 6:11pm

Mitch had to go, he's one of the boys so the wave rightfully belongs to him and he needs to have fresh content for instagram otherwise he might feel irrelevant

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Nick Bone Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 6:24pm

Mitch, EADC. Not a acronym for East Australian Deep Current either.

Why is this even up a debate. How Mitch can think that he is hard done is fucked. What a idol.

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freeride76 Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 6:26pm

China would have tracked the dropper-innerer down and glassed the cunt.

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kaiser Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 6:35pm

Who cares if goofy was gonna make it or not? Point is, he had the right to see if he could. Some fuckwit denied him of that right. Nothing else is up for discussion

After that, it was deemed a party wave

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Ben Harding Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 12:34am

+1 Kaiser

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kooklife Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 5:23am

Exactly!!!!

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Mad Dog Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 2:59pm

+2 Kaiser.

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gggiiibbbo Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 6:00pm

Agree. Why can’t these entitled dick heads enjoy someone else’s stoke?
The only upside to all this is that everyone gets old and slow and then the burnings from the younger crew begin in earnest..

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dazzler Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 7:07pm

I suppose calling it out & letting the sponsors of these "pro surfers" they are not a good representative of their brands is all you can do.

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scrotina Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 7:55pm

great idea in theory, but they will do nothing. all they care about is profits, most of them are totally one-eyed and fuckwits also. take occy for example - how can billabong keep paying him yet every surfer hates him

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dazzler Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 8:01pm

Fair point about Occy. But who actually buys Billabong gear?

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scrotina Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 8:05pm

enough must do. anyone on here know why no one ever belts occy? is he hard? i heard he beat up someone years ago at snapper while high on coke and billabong paid the victim hush money

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Mad Dog Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 3:00pm

He's a soft cock Scrote, smack away!

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scrotina Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 3:08pm

fair enough. i've seen him burn so many guys who look like they could handle themselves but no-one says a word let alone does anything. i cant work out why

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Mad Dog Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 3:13pm

It's been a good while, but I gave him some choice thoughts one day out at Snapper - he was sitting right on the end of the surge burning people taking off behind the rock. it was fkn hilarious watching him squirm, and the look on the faces of the crew were priceless! I offered him the opportunity to work it out on the beach, but he declined like a whiney little bitch.....

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scott.laurenson Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 6:56pm

Hilarious

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scrotina Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 7:02pm

good work, wish i'd been there to see it. many years ago a boog mate of mine challenged occy in the lineup, and was suddenly surrounded by a hoard of occy supporters and had to let it go

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Supafreak Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 7:27pm

Goofys who surfed kirra well , China , Guy Omerald , Doris , Wick Wak , Al Byrne , Alby Ross , Chappy , Macca , Zappa , NP junior and a heap I’ve forgotten.

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Clive Rodell Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 1:04pm

Jim Banks

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drodders Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 9:28pm

These guys (pro/semi pro) set the culture, they ruthlessly drop in, what do they expect...

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TK Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 10:00pm

Joe Engel surfed Kirra switchfoot as a goofy for a full session mid-80s. There's a photo of it in Line Up. "Tonton" Fallander also was a standout, Munga and Hodgey as well. Definitely Reg Riley was untouchable at his peak for a couple of years. The classic has to be Wayne Deane, on water patrol, getting better barrels than contestants during one of the pro events when everyone was caught inside.

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Oceanbeach Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 7:08am

what about old mate on his boogie getting dropped in on at 15 sec mark!!

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everclear66 Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 10:15am

Yeh , I noticed that 2 .... no ones commenting on that incursion!!??

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saltman Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 8:50am

There was a thread on Instagram showing the “Mitch friendly” edit of the wave
where 100s of sycophants were calling for the execution of the guy who spoiled Mitchs wave of the year

Somehow the post disappeared soon after the uncut footage appeared and the true story was told !

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scott.laurenson Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 6:54pm

LOL

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Stephen Allen Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 9:15am

And the surf is firing at Newcastle... ah well.

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Oceanliving9356 Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 7:37am

If it wasn’t for Anna fat guts the comp would’ve been on the goldy

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tango Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 4:56pm

Seems like Mitch is determined to take the older brother's Parko Principle to new levels.

Has he ever caught a wave to himself?

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stunet Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 5:01pm

Cousin, not brother.

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tango Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 5:18pm

Whoops. Thank you.

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udo Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 5:04pm

Did we get a I.D. of the burnt goofy footer ?

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Blowin Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 9:21pm

Think he was a Korean fella?

Sum Cooked Knt I think they said his name was.

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Oceanliving9356 Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 7:35am

Drop in big headed knob, and yep I’m talking about Mitch

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everclear66 Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 10:13am

China, Reg Riley , NPJr, Butto , Sam Watts.
Kirra Cream !
Kirra has always been the land of the missed Or taken opportunity. Some takeoffs are pushing the friendship ... & that Mitch was definitely one to remember ! I see in the karma forecast many burns & pushed in sections coming your way ....

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Sando1 Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 8:45pm

Sam watts is a name you don’t hear often in surfing circles these days. Correct, and Nice one mate. (Scat did ok too)

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loungelizard Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 3:12pm

life wouldn't be easy when your dad is better at everything you do

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calk Sunday, 11 Apr 2021 at 12:36pm

Joel is his uncle. Mitch is the son of 'Deep' Daryl.

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calk Sunday, 11 Apr 2021 at 2:02pm

Sorry, Joel is his cousin!

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lozv Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 7:31pm

First World problem...just get over it!

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ringmaster Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 7:57pm

Local surfing identity drops in at Kirra and then gets dropped in on.

Internet lights up with vitriol and advice as to what should happen from now on.

Next good swell: same local surfing identity drops in on someone else and internet lights up again.

and so on and so on and so on

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ringmaster Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 8:02pm

Local surfing identity drops in at Kirra and then gets dropped in on.

Internet lights up with vitriol and advice as to what should happen from now on.

Next good swell: same local surfing identity drops in on someone else and internet lights up again.

and so on and so on and so on

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Mad Dog Sunday, 11 Apr 2021 at 9:04am

Unfortunate but true ringmaster.

Thank fuck the circus wasn’t in town for that swell, it would have been far worse.

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memlasurf Sunday, 11 Apr 2021 at 11:51am

Tiny mind, tiny world. Mitch and his cohorts sound like they need to get out more if they are as bad as they are being painted here. Never understood why you need to be such a dick in the water (and out) and as far as Mitch being a great surfer he wasn't anywhere to be seen at Newcastle where the best were (and no Aussie made the final). Boys need to see the bigger picture and how minute they are in the total scheme of things. Occy should definitely know better and yes many whispers years ago that were never substantiated. Tom Carrol was the worst but then he had a raging drug addiction not sure what the GC crew's problem is.

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Redmond Clement Sunday, 11 Apr 2021 at 1:59pm

Stolen waves taste bitter.

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frog Sunday, 11 Apr 2021 at 2:25pm

I heard that it is official that the boys want forgiveness and said over social media that they will allow you all to drop in on Mitch and Occy routinely for the first day of each new swell for 2021.

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D-Rex Sunday, 11 Apr 2021 at 8:36pm

Don't understand the bitchiness towards MP. All and sundry drop-in at QLD points so if not MP it wouldda been...(insert pro-ish name here).

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sean killen Monday, 12 Apr 2021 at 7:33am

Mitch P .. great surfer but a full blown flog.. won’t be the last time

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walkar Monday, 12 Apr 2021 at 12:32pm

Should have held his line, even with the drop in. Why did he even straighten out...
Goofy was almost definitely not going to make it, but what a shit show of a circus anyway.

Meanwhile on the S.Coast; 4 hours of heaving, spitting, reefy barrels with 1 other bloke out this morning. Yew.

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dean maddison Monday, 12 Apr 2021 at 3:50pm

Bang on Walkar, the guy on the end was an apparition sent by a higher power to make things right.
Shoulda kept goin.

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Goofy4 Monday, 12 Apr 2021 at 4:47pm

Me and me mates all must head to the S.Coast then...cheers

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walkar Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 9:55am

Good luck with that ;)

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Robo Monday, 12 Apr 2021 at 5:39pm

photos or it didn't happen

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Goofy4 Monday, 12 Apr 2021 at 5:49pm

Photos, footage and GPS coordinates

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dangerouskook2000 Monday, 12 Apr 2021 at 7:06pm

I Was up there that day too,I caught a wave from rainbow all the way thru to greenie. When I got to greenie and was about to get the reform some cunt dropped in on me. I guess the mentality there is "you've ridden that wave long enough, my turn now". What goes around comes around tho and I burnt a few cunts too. Not on purpose of course ;)

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Robo Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 12:27pm

Sounds like you fit in fine there, stay there.

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dangerouskook2000 Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 6:59pm

Nah only when its big I'll go there

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Robo Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 7:05pm

Yeah in your dreams

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joesydney Monday, 12 Apr 2021 at 10:54pm

https://beachgrit.com/2021/04/blood-feud-gold-coast-photographer-squares...

Apparently if you ride a board too long for Mitch’s liking you are fair game....what a cock head

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udo Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 1:50pm

I reckon Daddy Darryls boards are closer to 7'0 than 6'0

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udo Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 1:52pm

And Wayne Deanes were always 7'6 plus.

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dandandan Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 10:21am

Honestly just drop in on every pro surfer. They've had more than enough, paid for by selling their soul to the environmental catastrophe that is the the "surfing" industry, which in reality is just a fashion industry. I remember once Dingo saying he justified dropping in on everyone at home because he travels to perfect waves around the world so often and doesn't get to take any wave he wants. Burn them all.

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ringmaster Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 10:29am

OK....you first!

Hard to do it where I live cause they're aren't any.

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dandandan Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 11:34am

Yeah look there's not heaps of them hanging around Hobart either to be honest.

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zenagain Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 10:42am

Yesterday I surfed with my mate (54 year old grom still rips) and ex-pro late 30's. We had a great sesh, just the three of us in really fun head high zippy lefts. Dunno why I write this, no drop ins but this pro surfer is just next level, I can't describe how hard this guy rips, he just decimates every wave he paddles for. It's a joy to watch.

Anyway, maybe because we don't have the crowds up here in the 'country' but most of the top tier surfers here, and there's quite a few, rarely if ever drop in, they give waves, call others in and for the most part are respectful and get tons of respect and waves in return. I'm getting a bit slow in my advanced years and it was nice yesterday to have one of the best surfers in Japan call me into a few sets. I don't understand this burn anyone with no compunction mentality. As far as I'm concerned, all things being equal, if someone is in the spot then let them have it, why fuck it up for them.

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Ardi100 Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 7:11pm

There's a bit of a cultural difference there, Zen!

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zenagain Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 7:31pm

True Ardi, but I lived and surfed most of my teenage and early adult life on the Goldy and surfed the points countless times. Of course there were dropins but the outright burning of someone on a great wave was rare. From what I can see, there's been a pretty big culture shift back home too.

As an aside, can anyone tell me if it's true- a mate of mine said he saw the subject of this article chased out of the water and did a runner and was hiding somewhere too scared to square up. This was about 3 years ago.

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tiger Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 11:07am

It's the old critical mass scenario Zen. Every spot has a point where it reaches critical mass, and descends into a shitshow. The Goldy and more or less all crowded surf zones are in a perpetual state of critical mass and only worsening. Unfortunately the Goldy legends take their attitude with them everywhere they go.

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Roystein Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 1:51pm

Based on the way Mitch has carried on since I’d love to buy the flog who dropped in a beer or two

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Craig Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 2:07pm

New word today, compunction, thanks Zen.

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Dunph Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 8:47pm

Hmmm, when to hang back while someone takes off so far inside it’s totally sketchy if they will make it and maybe let an insane wave like that go for the best part unridden. Surfing is unique for it uncivilised lack of adherence to a code of conduct. ‘Let he who has not signed cast the first stone.’

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ringmaster Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 8:55pm

Summed it up beautifully mate!