Watch: Cloudbreak's biggest day ever?

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

During the recent Cloudbreak XXXL swell, Tim Bonython was filming far down the line when Ramon Navarro whipped in up at the ledge. The distance between them meant that Tim only caught the very end of Ramon's ride, the wave which has come to define the swell. But that's fine 'cos much more went down that day and it's good to spread the limelight around a little.

This clip by Tim shows a couple of rides that have so far been overlooked. Kai Lenny's deft edgework to stay tight is one, as is Evan Valiere's failed drop (check where he takes off in relation to the pack), plus the wave that closes  this clip, G'Mac's backdoor to body bounce.

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simba commented Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 at 6:50pm

Gmac so close.....but soooo far away........great clip.

simba

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udo commented Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 at 7:23pm

Normally hate slo mo...but this ones worth watching on Utube at 1/4 speed just to see what these Legends were dealing with..wind and chop on the face.

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deckstrus commented Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 at 7:25pm

without doubt my fav XL wave to watch

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sunlover199 commented Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 at 8:19pm

Filth !

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Tim Bonython commented Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 at 9:17am

Well Stu, not sure where you got that info re Ramon's wave. I got the whole thing.
But in summary, it was a very special day as we had the better boat sitting right in the front stalls with Scott Winer i.e. the Tavarua boat, we were the first boat out there & almost most the last to leave. Our next ASMF is looking pretty good with the biggest waves ridden ever at Nazare, epic Peahi & Mavericks. Some of the best WA'S RIGHT ever,
Shipsterns and now historic CLOUDBREAK.
I'll updating the tour on my instagram @ Tim_Bonython & Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/timbonython.swellchasers

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stunet commented Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 at 8:56pm

You did? And you didn't send it to us?!

This movie better be good, Bonython!

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bobh commented Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 at 8:54pm

All of those waves are incredible. Tow ins were great but to paddle into some of those waves is mind boggling .

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Elliedog commented Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 at 9:36pm

FERK!!!!! is all i can say

Luba

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Wharfjunkie commented Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 at 9:55pm

Tim and Stu collaboration great hype clip lads

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rj-davey commented Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 at 11:42pm

Amazing surfing. Awesome clip. If I'm being fussy tho I'd prefer it without the overlaid hoots n carry on which may or may or not even relate to that particular ride

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Billyw commented Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 at 6:13am

the soundtrack is horrible

B Dub

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offshoreozzie commented Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 at 11:32pm

a common complaint/feedback for a Bonython flick ;)

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funpeeler commented Friday, 22 Jun 2018 at 12:51pm

It sounds like the same music that they have for tense moments on Masterchef. Some dark dubstep would have been nicer.

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Sprout commented Friday, 22 Jun 2018 at 2:32pm

Cringe worthy and dated music choice. Maybe Seppos love it? Dear Tim, GIVE US A RAW CUT!! No slow-mo, no embarrassing soundtrack, just raw ocean and cheers from the channel.
Mental waves nonetheless...

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Halibut commented Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 at 12:03pm

Bloody hell! Are they for real? That's just friggen creepy, it's not even pleasant to watch. Goes to show that there really are folks in this world who just do not experience fear.

another tourist

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tango commented Friday, 22 Jun 2018 at 1:07pm

Well its been flat here for days, but that got the adrenaline up. I can;t imagine the racket in the channel - I'm screaming in the home office on my Pat Malone....I'm buggered if I can get my head around how they handle the thrashings. I'd need a SCUBA tank.

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fitzroy-21 commented Friday, 22 Jun 2018 at 7:35pm

So good to see the full version of guys paddling through to take off, gives a better perspective. As outlined above, maybe some of these guys filming would do a video release of real time and a separate release of the "artistic slo mo" for those that like it. I prefer the real time version myself. Great footage, only wish I was there to witness it.