Watch: Creed and Shaun Manners on new sticks

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Well, not exactly new sticks for Shaun, as the vid is made by his old man whose boards he's ridden forever, but for Creed it's a change. Off the black-railed Haydens in exchange for the gold crown of Matt Manners.

It's reason enough for a clip, a ten minute clip no less, of the two ripping into desert waves on their new sticks.

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surfstarved commented Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 at 4:51pm

Geez, that young Manners bloke, I could watch him surfing all day. Hardly a wasted movement, no unnecessary pumps or check-turns. Just smooth, connected surfing that flows from one manoeuvre to the next. I'd love to see him surfing Lennox or Rincon or some other long walling point break.

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 at 4:59pm

yeah, he's good.

it;'s weird, despite the money being pumped into Aus competitive surfing it really seems like the vitality and the juice is with the free surfing pros.
Creed, Manners, Noa Deane, Harry Bryant, Chippa Wilson etc etc.

seems like more going on than the wozzle.

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Lanky Dean commented Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 at 1:27am

Bingo,
I am quite ok with all this though.

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memlasurf commented Friday, 15 Feb 2019 at 5:18pm

Yep agree totally.

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 at 5:01pm

All of the above.

Some tasty waves in amongst that lot.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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syril500 commented Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 at 6:11pm

coupla sharks around the 3.08 mark

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Lanky Dean commented Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 at 1:28am

Bingo . spotted that also .

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mr mick commented Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 at 8:24pm

Is that one at 3:13?

Mr mick

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Lanky Dean commented Saturday, 16 Feb 2019 at 12:23am

Definitely looks like it .

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old-dog commented Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 at 7:17pm

85 times more likely to be dolphins.

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Eugene Green commented Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 at 9:20pm

If you’re a (male) freesurfer and you lose your hair, do you also lose your sponsors?

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gannet commented Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 at 9:24pm

Creed on a slightly longer board?

Nice!

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seen commented Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 at 11:58pm

Yeah my first thought too

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mikehunt207 commented Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 at 12:31am

Couple of semi pros from a crowded over exposed coast exposing other peoples waves to Swellnet, Beachgrit, Stabmag, magicseaweed and more no doubt, shame on you , burning bridges boys

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 at 6:39am

Are those days over? I mean sa-rips has 63,000 Instagram followers and only posts photos of that area.
Not saying it’s right, just saying

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Lanky Dean commented Saturday, 16 Feb 2019 at 12:30am

I totally see your point.
Some people can be very "territorial " .
63000 followers can't help either.
It's tough, I like watching great surfers in great waves .
Though I don't tell anyone where I surf though ...go figure.

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OHV500 commented Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 at 8:06am

so they are other peoples waves ?

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cj_wilson_indo commented Friday, 15 Feb 2019 at 11:16am

Like most people would know where these places are LET ALONE how to access them. Chill out brother.

CJ

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regydogy commented Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 at 9:23am

some little gray sults surfing to . nothing like a rd trip . , just dont expose places , and you may return without hussels .

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ryder commented Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 at 9:52am

???? @Regydog
The place and coast has been shown in upteen films and short vids over the past 10 years. Even a bunch of 'regulators' headed by a few blowins tried to form a group to stop this sort of thing and ended up being all bluff and no biffo. The same surfers and filmers return with no hassles. More like red carpet rollout and open arms these days.
Is showing a place in a film or short vid classed as exposure?

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chin commented Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 at 6:36pm

This attitude reflects everything wrong with these little clips. They got new boards, wow.
The core guys were not blowins and agro was never the intention.
The flood gates are being prised open incrementally with each clip and insta post. Red carpet my arse.

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mikehunt207 commented Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 at 10:39am

Yes. not so much the need for "bluff and biffo", more just about showing a bit of respect when you travel to under radar surf coasts, pro or not. Not everywhere needs to be turned into North Point or Gnaraloo .

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ryder commented Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 at 10:58am

By respect you mean no filming?

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OHBILLY commented Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 at 11:41am

I dunno, if someone decides to make the arduous trek to some of these places and show respect to the locals in the lineup then I think they should be allowed to get some waves.

In regards to North Point, yeh it does get crowded but if you don't know what you're doing or who's who, you're not getting waves. You'll sit on the end section and pick up scraps.

Yea, I get barrel

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Spuddups commented Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 at 3:30pm

What grinds my gears is when you show up somewhere that's uncrowded and show respect to the locals and they still shit on you. I can understand it if it's packed, then I guess the locals should hold sway, but when there's only three or four dudes out and they're snaking you every time I get a bit irritated to say the least.
If someone's gonna crap on about "respect", and a visitor shows them some, and they don't reciprocate then they can go get fucked as far as I'm concerned. I hope their spot gets overrun by 400 frothing coked out jujitsu Brazilians.
We have some world class uncrowded waves where I'm from and we'll always give a visitor a fair go so long as they play by the rules and take turns like the rest of us.

On the other hand if you're one of those locals that does give respect when it's shown I commend you. You are welcome at my local any time of the week. Pat yourself on your back.

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rooftop commented Friday, 15 Feb 2019 at 1:39am

Well said.

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mikehunt207 commented Friday, 15 Feb 2019 at 11:11am

My point was more about every time the latest semi pro or instgram guy who posts another clip of this coastline seems to push a little bit more, be it the spot in question being surfed often showing obvious landmarks (as this clip does), naming the area etc for what point? Pro surfing is about the surfing not about making a tourism brochure.
Travel, enjoy the surf, don't rock up with a group and a camera (cameras) , don't shit all over the carpark, clean up your mess, don't tell everyone (social media) how great it was or how great you are for that matter, thats respect. Maybe a bit hard to fathom for the gen y /millinial "how great am I" , selfie/ go pro generation, and those gangs of boogie boarders I often seem to come across sneaking around filming one another?
Sounds like some comments are for exposure (guilty of the crime themselves perhaps?) or "oh well its already been in (fill in the blank surfers name latest clip)" or on instagram or fb or wherever. "Oh yeah I hope 400 frothing brazes rock up". Well go to the gold coast and you got that, last season more big groups of international "frothing" surfers up north all season at Gnaraloo/ Exmouth with a couple of notable incidents (chilean machoism to blame there apparently). The world is a small place, surf and surfspots are not infinite. Why such a race to the bottom for 5 minutes of fame?

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Blowin commented Friday, 15 Feb 2019 at 11:27am

You know what sucks ?

A lot of times you’ll see the crew there to make their little exploitation flick and they’ll be nice guys (or girls) who surf really well. Not hassling , being mellow and friendly and it’s hard to resent their presence.

But then they bail ,the movie comes out and everyone wants a slice of the pie that they were unaware of / forgotten about / didn’t realise how good it got and the crowds increase .

Don’t destroy what you came to enjoy.

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carpetman commented Saturday, 16 Feb 2019 at 2:09am

Exactly. Finite waves but infinite dicks. Everyone’s a custodian regardless of where they’re from or where they’re going. Don’t burn a wave because you’ve been burned by a dick. You’re not ruining that dick’s wave, you’re ruining that wave.

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frog commented Friday, 15 Feb 2019 at 12:11pm

Cool. Shared with my 400000 instapoop followers with a map and directions cause they missed the gps ccoordinates in the clip.

Gotta increase participation rates guys so turps and potts still got a job.

Frogg

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memlasurf commented Friday, 15 Feb 2019 at 5:39pm

Geez I must be right out of the loop. I guessed somewhere it SA sans hoodies and somewhere Tassie with, other than that no idea. Good smooth surfing and linked turns to perfection. That band has clearly been influenced by Dino Jr.

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psychadeliceahorse commented Monday, 18 Feb 2019 at 2:31pm

That band more than likely would have been laying influence on Dino Jr. Galaxie 500 if you are interested.

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memlasurf commented Monday, 18 Feb 2019 at 2:52pm

Yeah love J Mascis (I have a signagture jazz master) and the rest of Dino JR who was the band?

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psychadeliceahorse commented Monday, 18 Feb 2019 at 2:58pm

Galaxie 500. They were only around for a couple years (88-90) but left a pretty influential mark (from what I can hear anyway).

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marcus commented Friday, 15 Feb 2019 at 6:15pm

Count me as a lifetime subscriber ben and stu. Love what you do, why you do it. In saying that id probably subscribe out of good will anyway because i love what you stand for.

i remember the internet when it was just for inteligent people but.

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Snuffy Smith commented Saturday, 16 Feb 2019 at 9:52am

If anybody wants to fuck around with Shauny Manners they will have Brannos and the old man Matty right on their arse.

Balls of fire

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singkenken commented Monday, 18 Feb 2019 at 12:10pm

Agree 100% Spud. Recently returned from a world famous spot across the Tasman. Chat with locals, show respect, get given your turn at taking few waves and it's smiles all round. I won't mention the break Mike but its definitely not secret, and these guys & girls can still smile & show the visitors a good time & a good vibe!. I try to do the same at my local, or I risk being the worlds biggest hypocrite.