Watch: Wajung // Dave Rastovich

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Recently, filmmaker Nathan Oldfield was commissioned by the good folk at The Surfers Journal to make a short film. 'Wajung' was the result, a six-minute offering featuring the surfing of Dave Rastovich and the music of Nick Wales.

According to Nathan, "Wajung is the name given to the bottlenose dolphin by the Arakwal People, the traditional custodians of this region of Bundjalung Country on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Wajung can live for over fifty years and they typically live as a community as residents along a particular stretch of coast. As a result, they know the local seascape intimately."

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Ash commented Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 at 11:21am

As far as surf media goes, this is as opposite as it can get from the WSL circus hype. And there's no Jeep shredding the environment.

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regydogy commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 8:29am

whats with the music ? full on sucks dog dick big time . feels l like ya in a really dark place . not one with the ocean .

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Craig commented Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 at 12:56pm

One of my favourite clips, to capture a session with dolphins like that!

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surfstarved commented Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 at 1:13pm

I think the real genius of this clip, apart from the awesome spectacle of Rasta playing around amongst the dolphins, is managing to capture 5 1/2 minutes worth of footage of XXXX at this size (spot name deleted, although just about everyone on the east coast will know where this was shot) with only one surfer (dolphins excluded) in the frame. Bravo Nathan, keep 'em coming!

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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Terminal commented Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 at 2:25pm

About 1-2 mins of footage stretched out in slo-mo. No hate, just sayin'

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crg commented Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 at 2:32pm

Really? I must be mistaken but it used to be my go to spot to get away from the crowds. Or has it gotten that bad up there?

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 at 2:35pm

you can still get lucky but van loads of euros love the joint and then bragging about it on the internets.

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wax-on-danielson commented Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 at 2:36pm

Has Rastovich read the last article and is he aware of how dangerous it is to surf with dolphins that are sharks?

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Stef_Olly commented Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 at 3:32pm

Awesome clip, awesome surfer, and I want one of those boards for this summer which if winter is anything to go by up here will be equally, if not even more, farked!

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spuddyjack commented Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 at 11:33pm

Really beautiful stuff - Love Rasta's style. Thanks to Nathan Oldfield for the fine footage and the special guest cameo Wajung dolphins. Was Rasta interviewed about this experience?

Stay salty

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Mathew Colivas commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 5:15am

Just watched this straight after the nic clip... what change of pace. But spectacular in so many ways.

Scoota

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johnruciak commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 3:02pm

full drop in at 3:58...

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bbbird commented Sunday, 16 Sep 2018 at 12:02pm

stylin

bbbird

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hatchman76 commented Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018 at 9:10am

Loved the music, graceful, really suits the footage. Can't stand the punk/rock/rap shit that we usually get

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