Watch: Shaun Manners // Blastoid

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Shaun Manners has been frugal with his clips, we haven't seen or heard much of him, and then he goes and drops something like this. An eight minute ode to distortion pedals and twisted waves with Manners negotiating all, uh, manner of steps and and mutations.

The attempt at the 8:00 min mark, and the make the next wave, will have you rushing for the replay button.

Well-paced, well-edited, and well-fucken-surfed

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Rabbits68 commented Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 at 1:17pm

That was incredible. Epic waves. Amazing surfer. Paid the price eventually. Great stuff.

Crystal Clear

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lazydave commented Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 at 3:45pm

Those drops around the 8 minute mark are insane...unbelievable surfing to make the drops let alone the barrels!

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simba commented Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 at 4:20pm

Give that man a pay rise! well enough to get his teeth fixed but 'that ' wave at 8mins was epic....i wrote him off .....good surfing.

simba

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Bshop_feez commented Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 at 5:54pm

Such a sick vid, I remember seeing his old man grab and push him through the back of a solid 6fter easy out at tombies one day, must’ve been 5-6 years ago so he could’ve only been 15 max and not much more than that in kilos either. Have stumbled upon him surfing solo in the south oz desert before to, i think that says a bit also.

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Peter trick commented Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 at 7:32pm

Wow!

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rooftop commented Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 at 7:37pm

Shredder. How's the cheeky barrel at 11:33 with the board backwards!

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Diggers69 commented Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 at 7:59pm

Wicked to see Matt. Made me feel young again. Miss those good times

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Ray Shirlaw commented Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 at 8:45pm

Ride of the year.!!

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crg commented Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 at 9:28pm

Yep...that was good

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syril500 commented Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 at 9:48pm

So farking sick

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upnorth commented Friday, 30 Nov 2018 at 1:18am

Very good, watched a couple of times.

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Island Bay commented Friday, 30 Nov 2018 at 6:39am

So good.

WA, and the young chargers it breeds, give me a massive inferiority complex.

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yahabo commented Friday, 30 Nov 2018 at 8:19am

Mazing. And extra points for ending the video with Pavement.

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peterb commented Friday, 30 Nov 2018 at 1:37pm

Somebody tell me where I can firewood that easy to chop ...

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Clam commented Friday, 30 Nov 2018 at 4:06pm

That takeoff into backhand slab is insane

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Lanky Dean commented Friday, 30 Nov 2018 at 4:29pm

Next Level.
Shaun " Hammers" Manners!

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batfink commented Friday, 30 Nov 2018 at 5:47pm

Ever get the feeling you've been wasting your life?

I got it now. :-)

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SurferSam commented Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 at 6:41pm

Surfed this joint for every year in 90s and early 2000s. Was paradise. Haven’t been back since 2002. So many chargers back then and no cameras. I find it funny to think the latest round of chargers weren’t even born yet. And the dudes who ruled it back then are probably all to old now for such a heavy wave. Life moves in cycles eh. Sometimes I want a time machine tho

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Blowin commented Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 at 8:41pm

The present is way better than the future as far as that joints concerned.

Don’t dream about it , just get back there.

Hope you get some.

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memlasurf commented Monday, 3 Dec 2018 at 1:55pm

Wow that was phenomenal. Compare that to the final round in Portugal.........It should be this sort of stuff that defines champs not hopping around in 2 foot. Great surfing and super vid. 5 stars chaps.

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PeteH commented Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018 at 1:24pm

That brightened up my lunch break! Great style and courage to match.