Watch: Reality at the Surf Ranch

Craig Brokensha
Swellnet Dispatch

The World Surf League may paint a glowing picture of high performance surfing and scorching athleticism, but the humdrum reality of daily life at the Surf Ranch is a different story.

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Tim Bonython commented Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 at 3:01pm

$55,000 for a day US for your company bond. Yawn!

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ringmaster commented Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 at 3:07pm

Crew like this..............

coming to a surf break near you SOON!!!

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savanova commented Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 at 3:36pm

Smell that? 2 stroke ahh the serenity. Ya think jet skis are annoying on the Goldy it'd piss me off that thing stalking ya every wave.

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toneranger commented Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 at 3:38pm

still,...more interesting than the contest

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Westofthelake commented Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 at 3:42pm

Looks like a boys club for kooks.

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lazydave commented Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 at 3:59pm

You can't unsee that surfing...

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simba commented Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 at 4:02pm

I was proud to call myself a surfer once......not so sure now.....fuck what happened?

simba

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oldman commented Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 at 5:02pm

Agree with toneranger, more entertaining than the contest.

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Fed commented Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 at 5:12pm

Smart comments up here.

The video is good fun.

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Justint commented Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 at 7:03pm

So its openfor kooks as well as the pros

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.cylinders commented Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 at 7:51pm

That brain eating amoeba is looking less "rare" by the day.

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thatguy commented Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 at 8:08pm

Looks like a typical w/e at Westernport but with better waves.

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blackers commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 8:28am

Pines on a good day?

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blackers commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 8:30am

... the surfing I mean, we could only hope for the waves to look like this.

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lazydave commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 8:41am

hahaha...cowards cove...

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 at 8:15pm

I don't mind it, it's honest and interesting to see average surfers ride it, but Video's with photos in them i always find hard to watch.

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Fed commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 11:42am

Agree.

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belly commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 1:02pm

Yeah I agree and I am one to never talk up my surfing ability, and for good reason, but that was pretty bad...

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wallpaper commented Sunday, 14 Oct 2018 at 7:24am

if that's average then it's time for me to have a crack at the QS

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Billyw commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 1:28am

Oh my goodness, what did I just see? Its the worst thing I have ever watched! even the song was shocking. who would release something like this???

B Dub

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hootz commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 10:17am

Why all the hate? good see see a couple of crew getting to enjoy crowdless surf.

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PeteH commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 1:13pm

Just another amusement park but they all have a smile on their face!

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rj-davey commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 1:30pm

Shoot, you fellas are a tad harsh. I've only watched without sound but looks to me like a bunch of uninhibited fellas having a cracker of a day. Good on em. Skill does not necessarily correlate with joy (thankfully for my sake also)

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DazD commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 3:23pm

Yeah Id be running around smiling like an idiot too if my boss put up $55k so I could surf this place, bring that shit on anyday!

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lawncigar commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 5:34pm

paints a picture of corporate seminars.... have fun while you make a deal..

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canetoad commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 5:53pm

Yeah, lets not forget you dont need a lot of ability or a massive ego, to enjoy what surfing offers.
Example, remember when you first started, and they were probably the best times of your life.
Those guys were having the time of their lives.

canetoad

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Billyw commented Sunday, 14 Oct 2018 at 5:59am

Yeh cool but I can watch home videos to see that or see countless examples on YouTube.

B Dub

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thelostclimber commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 5:58pm

I think WSL has killed surfing.

Or maybe its just the lack of decent waves this year? maybe I should quit my day job

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Dave Drinkwater commented Saturday, 13 Oct 2018 at 9:07am

The Kuta crew or Pass crew have moved in muppets. I,m just jealous..

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DBEARINDARE commented Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018 at 10:05pm

DON'T WORRY! These people won't be turning up to your favourite break when it is 6 ft and pumping, anytime soon. You can see that.

The question is............ Will you?
Who is the kook now?
Its a video of people having a chance to ride a wave most of us would crawl a mile of broken beer bottles if we got it for free.
Why carry on like they are going to be in your line up and fucking your waves. Which indecently , are not really yours to begin with. TOOLS!

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redmondo commented Thursday, 25 Oct 2018 at 5:15am

Whats happening with the yeppoon pool? Need to release some plunger jokes.

Victory!