Watch: Winter launch at the Cape

Stu Nettle
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Strictly speaking, this clip from Tom Bonython was filmed during two seasons - autumn and winter. The last day of the former, the first day of the latter.

The second day was far better. A fine sign for the season to come.

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Balbero Thursday, 10 Jun 2021 at 6:38pm

Fuckin Freakshow...

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vbabin Thursday, 10 Jun 2021 at 7:18pm

Tim bonythons clip are pretty sick as far as footage go but man the music is almost always so so bad, seriously WTF

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fcalmon Friday, 11 Jun 2021 at 8:37am

second that

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Bungan33 Friday, 11 Jun 2021 at 11:45am

OMG....that second song....found myself smashing my keyboard repeatedly against my head to make it stop. I cant unhear it now.
Love your visual craft though Tim!

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Hiccups Friday, 11 Jun 2021 at 9:56am

Absolute, 100 percent, hot garbage.

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ringmaster Thursday, 10 Jun 2021 at 11:32pm

'Gripping Stuff' is still his best work.

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goofyfoot Thursday, 10 Jun 2021 at 11:34pm

Who used to make those snufd surf films ?

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t-diddy Friday, 11 Jun 2021 at 12:37am

couldn't say 'no thanks' fast enough (to surfing there)

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mikehunt207 Friday, 11 Jun 2021 at 9:43am

Plenty of paddlers getting towed through in hope of the glory shot (as per normal at this spot it seems) dangerous and illegal . I didnt see the 'Oh we just take turns sharing the rope" at all more just the usual suspects running very close (and falling off on occasion) on the pack of paddlers .
Glad the tow crew in WA have more sense/ manners than that.
@Dylan maybe worth buying Summer a Gath hat mate.
East coast Chaos!

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Trentslatterphoto Friday, 11 Jun 2021 at 10:15am

great work tim ,your vids are still the best !

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vbaaccess Friday, 11 Jun 2021 at 12:45pm

Great footage again, the tow-ins have a unfair advantage other those who choose to paddle in. The tow rope will clean someone one of these days resulting in serious injury.

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OHV500 Friday, 11 Jun 2021 at 1:23pm

"Ride and Collide" or "Lost Track" - really a very easy choice.

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RogersSam Friday, 11 Jun 2021 at 3:30pm

feck me! as long as tim stays in sydney im happy

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Westofthelake Friday, 11 Jun 2021 at 7:06pm

I enjoyed it a lot having fast-forwarded and mainly muted.
What a beautiful beast of a wave.
Go hard or go home.

I'd be a happy spectator if I ever got there.

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Finntim Friday, 11 Jun 2021 at 7:48pm

+1 OHV500, no contest and that music was truly awful.

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pittsy Friday, 11 Jun 2021 at 8:29pm

Why’s this one get a run but the Vicco one get removed?

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jimbrown Friday, 11 Jun 2021 at 8:44pm

Tim has an incredible and apparently unique ability to make insane footage a pain to watch. The slow-motion love is incomprehensible - only when you watch this stuff at the usual rate do you get to appreciate the reflexes and skill of the riders, and how hectic the waves are. And that music.

Not challenging the commitment to being on every swell and blowing up every spot over many years. Has certainly helped a lot of surfers' careers and his own.

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tango Sunday, 13 Jun 2021 at 6:32pm

I appreciate Tim's eye for the shot but at 13 minutes, that was 11 minutes too long. It looks like a very challenging wave, but the kind of surfing they need to do just doesn't do it for me for more than a minute or two...much prefer good rail surfing with turns.
Mind you, the Red Bull Cape Fear here a few years ago was the best surf comp I've ever seen, and that wave Mr Caddy gets around 3min or so was rather large and well done.
But Solander is getting a bit ho-hum now, especially after all the carry-on.