Dean Morrison and the wave of his life - video

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

After years on the World Championship Tour Dean Morrison has now set his sights on a new pastime: chasing monsters. Mark Mathews, Ryan Hipwood, and Dean Morrison chased this swell across to Western Australia hoping to score a rare reef six hours south-east of Perth.

The swell was one of the biggest in the last three years. And on a day like this the surfers know that there will be consequences, but the flip side is they could also score the wave of a lifetime

Dean Morrision did just that.. 

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jasper99 commented Monday, 28 Apr 2014 at 11:31am

oh my....

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yocal commented Monday, 28 Apr 2014 at 11:41am

Rode it perfectly. Sitting at the bottom of the wave as it squares up and turning outward, almost square to the wall to match the speed of the water drawing up the face rather than driving off the bottom for speed and trying for a high line. Must take some commitment on those things cause all you would want to do is find the exit! Laurie Towner is a master at it, has displayed this same technique at Chopes on his backhand for years... so good to watch!

Go deeper Taylor, go deeper!

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garyg1412 commented Monday, 28 Apr 2014 at 8:01pm

Absolutely mind blowing, but you may risk becoming tagged with the dreaded "idoit jetski driver" label ignoring that 5 knot speed limit in the river boys!!!

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 28 Apr 2014 at 8:17pm

Shoulda back doored it

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udo commented Monday, 28 Apr 2014 at 9:04pm

Russell ord took a still pic of Dingo that day awesome photo in Perth now news paper.

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southey commented Monday, 28 Apr 2014 at 11:52pm

hey goofy , it isn't " sunset " in Vic .
even if Dean was the size of Uplifts wet dreams he wouldn't have rode over that shocky / foamball ...... .
But yes the start of the vid , may have looked better if he was deeper .
( from the comfort of chair infront of desk . )

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 at 6:36am

Southey, your reading into it too much mate, i wasn't being serious!

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southey commented Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 at 9:35am

and neither was i .

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 at 11:01am

I know that river. That wave is there eh?

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frother commented Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 at 1:09pm

Some pretty mindblowing footage of the same wave from last year.

http://vimeo.com/47567901

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upnorth commented Thursday, 8 May 2014 at 8:11pm

That wipeout at 3:10, he had so much time to think about what was coming! Mental

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udo commented Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 at 1:28pm

Couple of backdoors there goofyfoot, photogs figs as big as the surfers floating around W.A. great white territory.

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deckstrus commented Thursday, 8 May 2014 at 3:33pm

All class.

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frother commented Monday, 2 Jun 2014 at 2:17am

http://youtu.be/_N_-vxfz4uw

Some pretty insane footage of the right

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udo commented Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 at 6:51pm

New Pastime...
Dingo has taken up Boxing..First scrap this Sat night !

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mattlock commented Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 at 10:37pm

Wasn't that a 5kt sign they went flying by on their ski. more illegal jet-ski use caught on camera. book em Danno.