Watch: Whomp Off 2018 highlights

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Whomp Off 2018 went off a few weeks back at North Cronulla. With 120 competitors from all around Australia, plus the UK and Hawaii too, it was a damn shame the swell didn't match the level of interest, though it sure didn't dampen the enthusiasm.

Whomp Off is an annual bodysurfing comp that travels around Australia - whoever wins the comp hosts the next competition.

This year it was won by DaFin Hawaii which has left the organisers with a decision to make: Does Whomp Off go international?

Stay tuned for the answer to that.

Whomp Off Australia was proudly presented by Vissla, Da Fin Hawaii, The Bodysurfing Shop, WAW Handplanes, and Swellnet.

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davetherave commented Monday, 15 Oct 2018 at 2:01pm

that was awesome. some outstanding bodysurfing and heaps of fun. very impressive fitness levels and balance abilities. running in flippers- just classic. brilliant-thanks for sharing.

davetherave

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WAWhandplanes commented Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018 at 2:10pm

Thanks legend! Warm up those calf muscles for next year!

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 15 Oct 2018 at 3:59pm

Yeah! I gotta agree with davetherave on the fitness levels.
Fingal Easter Wommin Womp was a higher standard of small wave surfing.
You're not gonna squeeze much more out these here lemons.
I'll also 2nd dave's thanx...Plenty good enough for me!

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P'tai commented Monday, 15 Oct 2018 at 4:30pm

Pure unadulterated fun, thanks.

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spencie commented Monday, 15 Oct 2018 at 4:42pm

Agree with all of the above.

easterly

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OHV500 commented Monday, 15 Oct 2018 at 5:12pm

Awesomeness

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redmondo commented Monday, 15 Oct 2018 at 5:35pm

Real skill in whomping. I'm not sure if their flippers were all the same size in the run. Refer to the judiciary.

Victory!

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the-u-turn commented Monday, 15 Oct 2018 at 9:07pm

Jeez, that looked like fun. No tickets, no ego - just a ton of fun. 10pts Swellnet for backing something left of the thruster.

The U Turn
...a little Aloha goes a long way.

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WAWhandplanes commented Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018 at 2:11pm

So much fun and I second that, Thanks SwellNet!

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crg commented Monday, 15 Oct 2018 at 9:07pm

Pure.

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Bsm17 commented Monday, 15 Oct 2018 at 9:30pm

Good stuff, love to see more on this type of thing on swellnet more. Looked like a great time

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lost commented Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018 at 10:35am

Love that they are happily taking the piss and laughing at themselves with the fin sprint.

Those underwater dolphin style take offs look way cool too.

knB

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tonks commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 8:15am

It doesn't matter how you ride waves,as long as you ride em and have fun.The guy in the pink t did the best impersonation of a seal I've ever seen and how funny was that fin relay,what a spectacular finish,GOLD!

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