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Hold the cheese, as NvR and Nate Behl score relatively unattended Maccas.

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Dave Drinkwater Sunday, 29 Aug 2021 at 11:32am

I've been booked since 2019 and just maybe, maybe 2022 I return to Macca's.

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goofyfoot Sunday, 29 Aug 2021 at 1:24pm

He's like that rich cousin isn't he?
The one who goes to Europe on school holidays when you go camping down the coast, or gets a new board just coz he asked for one, or gets the most expensive bike for xmas that you can buy...
Then rings you to tell you all about it. :-)
That really annoying carnt.

But jeez he scores some fucking good waves!

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Yendor Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 6:04am

Perfect! Ha ha

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GuySmiley Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 5:15pm

yep

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simba Sunday, 29 Aug 2021 at 1:39pm

hes lucky he can surf well otherwise he'd be stacking shelves at aldi....na im jealous, lucky prick he is.

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crg Sunday, 29 Aug 2021 at 1:50pm

He’s a polarising prick isn’t he. You kind of think he’s such a wanker and he’s a bees dick away from getting a punch in the head, then you also have to admit to yourself an element of jealousy as he’s getting soooo many waves.
But I’m still on the he’s a fuckwit side of the fence.

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Dannon Saturday, 4 Sep 2021 at 6:34am

Haha.
Well said crg

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harrycoopr Sunday, 29 Aug 2021 at 2:17pm

We need someone to hate in these difficult times. He's on my list.

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Island Bay Sunday, 29 Aug 2021 at 4:58pm

I know I'll get shit for this: Most overrated wave in the Ments.

And heck yes, I'd wring his neck in a second.

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 29 Aug 2021 at 5:32pm

I agree with you, it's a quality wave and a fun wave that pretty much anyone can surf, but kind of overrated and many other waves in Indo and Mentawai's in comparison are kind of underrated.

I think it's real drawcard is its consistency, it's super consistent, it gets a decent amount of swell, surfable from knee high to biggest swells of the year, doesn't change all that much with the tide, direction doesn't change it too much and it still breaks pretty good in a light onshore or cross shore SE that is the most predominant wind.

Also its downfall is it's wave pool type quality of breaking in the same spot every time means its pretty much wait in line and most waves are made, unlike say Telescopes where you can sit in different positions, catch wider ones, or ones guys dont make or inside ones etc

IMHO Nias is also overated, yeah its perfect but its short.

Id personally rather go surf lesser known waves some of which can get just as good on there day, but sadly those type of waves that were once empty are now getting busy too.

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rj-davey Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 4:55pm

haha yeah sounds terrible!

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GuySmiley Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 5:18pm

ya busting my balls info anything remotely as good as that right now would be a sheer delight

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Island Bay Sunday, 29 Aug 2021 at 5:31pm

All good points, Indo.

We had three days at Macaronis, incl one where we were the only boat/people there.

It was fun, absolutely. Not being precious about it. Just had more excitement and just fun elsewhere

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cycd Sunday, 29 Aug 2021 at 6:00pm

That was a nug at 6:32

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Solitude Sunday, 29 Aug 2021 at 6:31pm

Bet he doesn’t travel with many Aussies or kiwis. They’d knock that arrogant MTV presenter style commentary on its head quick smart.

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Benjch Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 9:54am

Any ideas on the make of that catamaran?

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Hoodie Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 5:41pm

[email protected]
I found this email on Greig's insta page. I meet him when he was managing Wavepark in the Playgrounds area. He was a really good guy.

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san Guine Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 9:59am

If NvR wasn't such a rabid self-promoter he'd be far more enjoyable/bearable to watch

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Bob Sacamano Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 12:29pm

Even more unbearable is the fact our clicks and views are probably funding his next trip which will rub more salt in our wounds and increase the vitriol we direct his way due to our jealousy. Bastard.

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daboots Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 12:16pm

Don't hate the player, hate the game. He's probably a very different persona off camera. The kid is just playing the Youtube game...
And I think he actually nails it: the "real surfers" will still watch it because he actually charges, the wave quality is top, video production is great with multiple angles, etc. And then the "not so real surfers" probably also tag along also for his enthusiasm and energy... It's not too different to the Koa Smith and JOB video vibes... OR if you want to feel more at home the Steve Irwin vibes!!

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memlasurf Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 3:01pm

Wonder what he earns in Euros per year to fund all this fun? Man can surf but.

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Hoodie Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 5:34pm

Captain Greig is a ripper bloke. Softly spoken South African and an awesome photographer. I meet him when he worked at Wavepark for Christie Carter.
I'm a bit old for the Ments these days but if you get on his boat I reckon you'll be looked after.

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Liplaunched Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 5:52pm

I just mute and scroll to waves
a lot quicker and more pleasant
Listened once before and just gibberish shit coming out of his mouth
Same thing with JOB clips
Yep they are playing the youtube game
So am i

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dean maddison Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 6:00pm

Yep , he's an annoying caarnt but fuck he's livin it. Need to find a way to get Mitch Parko on his trip to fuck up all his waves.

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indo-dreaming Tuesday, 31 Aug 2021 at 8:01am

A guy has gone missing in Mentawais not far from HT's assume related to Martin Daly

Seems free diving, dont like his chances.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/lets-find-legend-of-a-bloke?utm_source=facebo...

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indo-dreaming Thursday, 2 Sep 2021 at 6:50am

Not good news on this guy still not found.