Noosa Festival Of Surfing - Live Webcast

Swellnet Dispatch

The Cricks Noosa Festival of Surfing is back at First Point from March 7th to 14th. We'll be streaming every heat live, every day of the competition.

Saturday 14th March program: Competition is on at First Point for finals day. First in the water, the Pacific Longboarder Magazine Under 18 Boys reperchage - kicking off at 6:30am.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 at 7:12am

The waves are only small but it's ideal for the loggers today - and we've got the live webcast up and running. Check it out!

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Bashed Crab commented Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 at 12:17pm

Good Luck to John Stephens and Reshma Kalotiti - DO Vanuatu proud guys!

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thebeard commented Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 at 1:09pm

Good to see swellnet sponsors the elderly loggers division. Make sure they wear a leash though ;)

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 at 3:27pm

Noosa is doing pretty well considering the regionally small weak swells on offer (better than Snapper anyway!) Here's a frame grab from a few minutes ago.

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ronnysilcock commented Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 at 4:03pm

I so enjoyed my heat this morning great to be surfing The Point love the commentary JC Phil Reid

RS

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 at 4:16pm

go the Phantom

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 at 6:13pm

Just a quick heads up: Derek Rabelo and Harley Ingleby are about to paddle out for an expression at First Point Noosa after this last heat (about 5:30pm).

For those who aren't aware, Derek is the blind Brazilian surfer from the film Beyond Sight - The Derek Rabelo Story.

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thermalben commented Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 at 7:05am

We're up bright and early this morning, starting with the Beachbeat Surf Shop Logger Pro at 6am.

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huggie11 commented Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 at 9:45am

Great camerawork and cool contest but the internet transmission looks like something from the Moon in 1969.
I'm watching this at home on a Mac and the image is such low quality, it's barely watchable.

greghuglin

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thermalben commented Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 at 10:07am

Huh? Looks fine here (unless you're watching full screen, which it's not intended for). Unfortunately we don't have a WSL-sized budget so we can't uplink via Satellite - we're streaming across the 3G network. Looks fine on web browsers and mobile devices (we've had it streaming in the office all day, every day).

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huggie11 commented Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 at 11:02am

Ben,
I'm a subscriber to Swellnet and I live about 3ks from the Noosa contest site.
On one Mac 13" screen I have the Quik contest live and on an identical 13' Mac I have the Noosa contest live. Maybe there's a difference in bandwidth or other technical reason but Noosa feed looks soft and Quik looks sharp and crisp.

greghuglin

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thermalben commented Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 at 11:18am

Yeah, the Quiksilver Pro are spending about $5 million on their event (for six days of competition), whilst the Noosa event is probably about $50,000 (for eight days of competition)

Our webcast team consists of 2 guys in a canvas tent (one of whom scored a plastic chair to sit on, the other is standing), whilst the Quik Pro webcast team is around 45 people all up, most of 'em in airconditioned comfort.

So yeah, there'll be a slight difference in quality between the two webcasts.

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Rabbits68 commented Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 at 12:46pm

Nice one Ben, that paints quite the picture :-)

Crystal Clear

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stan1972 commented Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 at 11:32am

The vision is fine at my end same as it was yesterday. I havent watched the Quicksilver Pro but cant find reason to complain with Noosa webcast. Except for the small waves, can you do something about that? ;-)

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kenny norwood commented Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 at 12:28pm

Yew!!!! Jared Mell,
The Norwoods wish you the best of luck and hope you have a blast. Especially Hadyn and Lenox send there love to you brother.
You are a styl master for sure and most people don't even get what your putting down, even me.

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thermalben commented Friday, 13 Mar 2015 at 7:01am

Plenty of fun peelers this morning.. some really good heats coming up so should be a great day's viewing. First Heat already in the water! Gotta be a world record for the earliest running of a heat ever.

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the-roller commented Friday, 13 Mar 2015 at 9:19am

What a freaking day!....Snapper and Noosa, two full events streaming at once?.... So sic. Cheers, Stu. Thanks Swellnet!!!!.... Yew!

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carebearsandunicorns commented Friday, 13 Mar 2015 at 12:14pm

someone take the nachos away from him!

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bobpurvey commented Friday, 13 Mar 2015 at 12:16pm

Nice tonal quality to the commentators voices but that's all. Obviously the organizers have chosen either volunteer commentators that are shortboarders or, if they are getting paid, they need to be educated on how to comment on a longboard ride let alone what to comment on and when to comment. The commentator is responsible for sparking up the interest of the audience in the competitors challenge and performance but these guys sound and act like the most uninterested commentators and so the event has no excitement. Wow, what a tear down of the sport.

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thermalben commented Friday, 13 Mar 2015 at 12:24pm

Joel Tudor and Devon Howard were guest commentators for the Vans Duct Tape Invitational.. I reckon they know what they're doing. 

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tonybarber commented Friday, 13 Mar 2015 at 2:39pm

@therm…regardless of the sport its interesting that even the best are not that proficient at commentating. Its not an easy job (if you have ever done it). Its an art really. As an example have a look at Medina's chat re his interference - hummm, ahhh, yehhhh

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thermalben commented Friday, 13 Mar 2015 at 2:41pm

Oh yeah, commentating is bloody hard work. Certainly not the kind of thing I could do at all.

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thermalben commented Friday, 13 Mar 2015 at 3:26pm

The Semi Finals of the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational is about to hit in the water... should be good viewing.

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DARRYL DAVIS commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2015 at 9:57am

Trying to watch a friend surf at 4:40PST (California).
I am getting intermittent audio. Seem to be able to hear a beach announcer fairly well.
Also hearing intermittent audio at a whisper that is so low that one cannot tell what they are saying. Is that the technical difficulty you ran the banner to announce?

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thermalben commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2015 at 3:45pm

Not sure mate - audio seems to be working fine at our end. We only have beach commentators for the webcast (ie no dedicated webcast team).

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DARRYL DAVIS commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2015 at 10:03am

Lots of chatter above about the commentators. I can't heat them/him. Any suggestions regarding how I might pick up the chatter?

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monty monty commented Saturday, 14 Mar 2015 at 3:34pm

A little home sick!! haha

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the-roller commented Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 at 9:29am

Providing commentary all day long for a surf connie is yeoman's work. Never pleasing everyone. The boys in the box did a fine job.

And those fins free heats? Sic magic!

Thanks to everyone involved.

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Craig commented Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 at 5:29pm

How's this vid of Harley Ingleby, so sick!

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Craig commented Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 at 10:13am

And now this very near miss during the same session. Old mate looks like he was trying to get a photo but didn't care what his board was doing :o