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Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Of course it wasn't a one shot deal. As soon as the Facebook Live screening was over - and what was that all about anyway? - John John's latest clip appeared on his Vimeo account.

So if you missed it, well, here it is...

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davetherave commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 10:39am

he can surf this bloke but his voice over mate is a bit much- great initially, but mate, shut the feck up- we got the message bro. i guess it's a song, but billy graham and stand up barrels-well, hallelujah brutha. rates up there with noa's clip for surfing though.

davetherave

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stunet commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 10:53am

Hey Dave,

Off topic but here's an interview you might get a kick out of. Read it all the way down.

https://www.thebodysurfingshop.com.au/blog/2018/9/7/swellnet-whomp-off-australia-2018-interview

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davetherave commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 11:33am

ha ha, thanks mate- i was laughing so hard it made me cry- love big belly laughs. your a legend, a bit of a bullshit artist though, and seeing as though you stretch the truth a bit, welcome to the whomper club. since i am busted, have a crack for me, go down and whomp a few. all the best to everyone that competes, have fun and hope you all get shacked repeatedly.

davetherave

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stunet commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 11:41am

Onya Dave.

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Spuddups commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 3:11pm

Yeah, the music was crap. I turned it off.

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OHBILLY commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 10:56am

No wonder he's not afraid to surf in WA... He spends all of his time above the lip

Yea, I get barrel

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Rabbits68 commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 11:01am

Far out! That was epic. I was rejoicing!

Crystal Clear

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Medicmick commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 11:23am

Sick Edit !! Real waves, real consequences. So much better then Slater's man made tub !!

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savanova commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 12:10pm

The flips and twists are gonna be all the rage but those hooks off the top were ..ah..well..tops

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manic- mat -rider commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 1:00pm

That was so good . He is a cut above the rest . He does this shit on and in heavy waves.

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udo commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 1:09pm

Mindblowing...fuck the WSL JJf you dont need them !

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Nick Bone commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 7:31pm

Maybe thats what this is? The timing of release just after the hype of the biggest thing to happen in comp surfing in a while. Hes been MIA but this is just ‘hey im still here and more than relevant!’

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crg commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 3:31pm

When you watch JJF, Dane and Noa clips you see the limitations so clearly that the WSL now faces.
Well produced, insanely high level, landmark surfing vs monotonous, repetitive and dated competition format surfing.
Watch one over and over again, replaying your favourite parts at your leisure or sit through 10 hours of drudge with ads and inane commentary in the hope of a snippet of genius or at least a modicum of competitive tension.

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OHV500 commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 5:40pm

Flippin Awesome - and I loved the sound track - super different and well edited :)

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OHBILLY commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 10:24am

'Flippin Awesome' - I see what you did there, I like it

Yea, I get barrel

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ron commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 6:06pm

Perfectly refreshing after being lost in the desert for 3 days even if there was a pool.

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davetherave commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 7:03pm

my apologies for dumping on the soundtrack- but the surfing sung for itself.
thanks jjf, made me totally remember why i love surfing so much. all i need is a vid of u bodysurfing and i will take down my poster of the current wonderwoman off my wall- nah- i wont do that- call me billy, not silly. great clip, but not that bloody great- humour hour it is it is. get well john john and share your wonder with us again soon please old mate.

davetherave

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 8:27pm

Fuck he really goes mad in Hawaii doesn’t he. Incredible surfing

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Bnkref commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 8:41pm

Take a bow, JJF. That was incredible. When’s he due back on tour?

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Gary G commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 10:29pm

Gary is musing whether JJ has done enough to knock Garry Gary Beers (one of Gary’s personal heroes) off the pedestal for most impressive double-named bloke.

You and me, Gary, ain’t nothing but mammals so let’s do it* like they do it on the aerobics channel

*faceys

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zenagain commented Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 at 11:33pm

I'm in two minds about the song but that was a super slick edit and really matched the track.

The surfing was sublime.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Island Bay commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 4:31am

Incredible surfing and footage. Holy crumbs!

This video, Dane's and Noa's are the best I've seen in a long time - oh, and Laurie Towner's.

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Kham commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 8:15am

I missed the foam ball bit on the initial broadcast due to overloaded internet streaming, but I get all the comments now- Amazing, only way it would have been better is if John came out with one of those fish in his open mouth. The guy rips.

Kham

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nextswell commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 10:27am

That big hack he does off the top. He can do it front and backside. No one on tour comes near.

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mredhill commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 11:22am

Holy crap, he goes OK doesn't he?

Redrum

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Andrew Pegler commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 11:26am

I disagree I think the music/voice over takes it to the next level.

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Spuddups commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 11:58am

I happen to have a Phd in surf clip music. Twenty years of study, my life's work you understand. Anyway, I entered this clip into the supercomputer we have here at Oxford University and after four hours of calculations it was determined that the music was crap. You can't argue with science Andrew.

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ojackojacko commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 12:03pm

the editing in relation to the music was unreal. my supercomputer couldn’t getpast the religious shite to give an objective conclusion on the music itself. but the surfing - he is miles and miles ahead of the pack

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Spuddups commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 1:23pm

Yeah, the goodness of his surfing nearly blew up the computer. It was a close in thing for a while. Fortunately I also have a Phd in computerology.

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ojackojacko commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 2:35pm

i'll sleep well tonight knowing you're on the case mate. respect

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Spuddups commented Sunday, 16 Sep 2018 at 12:54pm

Thanks man. I do my best.

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crg commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 2:48pm

God oh God I hope the voiceover isn't John Johns way of telling us he's really into God.

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ojackojacko commented Friday, 14 Sep 2018 at 3:08pm

oh please no

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Stupot commented Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 at 3:23pm

God only knows how a bloke like JJF can injure himself when he plays it so safe and takes so few risks in such soft waves?

Unemployment isn't working...

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 at 4:20pm

Just watched this again on my computer this time, not the phone, and far out this is truly incredible. And the sound track fits the surfing perfectly imo.
Amazing stuff

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 at 4:20pm

That fins out backhand reo towards the end is fucking smooth as silk

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gnomen commented Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 at 6:32pm

Wow, every wave was a Revelation! Thats why the music was perfect, JJF is the most entertaining surfer on the planet, when he emerges from that wave riding the foam ball.... The question could be, Is he peaking now or is he going to get better?

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terry.bienefelt commented Sunday, 16 Sep 2018 at 8:58am

Wow! Who would have thought the Bishop and JJ together on the same clip. Loved it. Next level.

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lukerips commented Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018 at 7:45am

Let the dead bury the dead Jon. This crowd are too sophisticated and know the universe like the back of their foreskin.

Profile pic is where I witnessed 70 Afghan asylum seekers on their way to Oz out front of my secret left in Java.

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Bungan33 commented Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018 at 1:24pm

ffaaaarrrrkkk.....cool. Way, way cool. Not just the surfing but the team behind the vid. Just breaking the mould of some punk thrash guitar over a thousand 2 foot tail wafts.....love it.

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simonus commented Thursday, 20 Sep 2018 at 9:28am

No slob

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syril500 commented Thursday, 20 Sep 2018 at 8:14pm

Best thing in ages. Exit from chandelier unbelievable.

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