Watch: Boiling Pot from the sky

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

It was a big day at the points, one of the best in recent memory, with 4-6ft of ENE cyclone swell courtesy of Oma.

If you were out there try to spot yourself, if you weren't then drool in jealousy.

Two vids. Hook in.
(Footage iflynoosa)


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tiger commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 8:48pm

I haven't regretted leaving the sunny coast 6 months ago for a moment......until now.

Fuck me! The pot/nasho's hasn't been like that in donkeys.

Hope I get something tomorrow to numb the pain.

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Eugene Green commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 8:56pm

Why the jetskis????

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NickT commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 10:34pm

Two clubbies stopping the other jetskis from getting too close to the surfers. Apparently the other couple of skis were Red Bull crew filming Julian Wilson

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simba commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 8:59pm

Looks awesome ,except for the pack

simba

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Solitude commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 9:07pm

Can you imagine rolling up there in the 60’s!? Must’ve been special

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gander50 commented Sunday, 24 Feb 2019 at 1:21pm

we use to sleep at main beach; always a park at National and timeless walk to tee tree and beyond; I can't get motivated to surf there any more

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LeBarry commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 9:27pm

out and around people - don't waste other peoples waves

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fitzroy-21 commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 9:29pm

Love to know what Granites was like..

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NickT commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 10:33pm

Raw, very lumpy and not surfable

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mrkook commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 11:40pm

Yep waste of time especially with the insane sweep - wish I had saved my arms for the weekend.

MK

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samzub commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 10:54pm

Sick clip.. who shot this? Would love to email ya about using a couple waves for a project

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Island Bay commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 5:10am

So so good. One of the best feeling waves I've ever surfed.

Congratulations to those of you that scored it.

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spencie commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 7:07am

It was good in the sixties. Quite often no one out during the week (no dole then).

easterly

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hamishbro commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 7:33am

Noosa is definitely the most reliable place to go in these cyclone swells.

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 7:54am

Looks super fun, but that pack is ridiculous, i honestly don't know if id bother paddling out, its just a lucky dip that you would even get one decent one.

Then notice how when the sets come through they break that little wider so the crowd is right in the way, guys aren't surfing their just dodging people.

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dandandan commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 8:25am

Does anyone get really anxious on epic point swells? The pressure to make sure you get at least one, knowing that when you take off there's 150m of people all hoping you fall, mixed with intense froth that the point has finally lit up? Until I get one and get into the right headspace, it's a bloody emotional rollercoaster.

Funny though... sure it's crowded, but I've seen just as many surfing freezing cold Hobart points on a swell half the size haha.

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teezyheezy34 commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 8:33am

Tassie gets crowded? Heck, I didn’t know there were point breaks anywhere near Hobart.

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Andrew Langton commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 8:36am

Can not surf anymore because of a crippling spine injury guys an girls enjoy mother nature at its best soak up that feeling on a wave please.

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blow-in-9999 commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 8:49am

Looks rubbish. Crumbly / sectiony 4' barrel. Into a wide fat section dodging the hordes. Meh.

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gunther commented Saturday, 23 Feb 2019 at 12:41pm

You surfed somewhere better on this swell?

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blow-in-9999 commented Saturday, 23 Feb 2019 at 6:02pm

Certainly got better waves last weekend than anything here, only 3-4 out too. Better footage from a number of spots already this swell. Been swamped with work all week.

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oldman commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 10:56am

Had a week of it like that in the early70's.
Remember us being pissed off about there being 15-20 guys on it after coming up from SA where you could surf on your own (and still can a lot of times)
Just couldn't bring myself to surf with that crowd, but a great wave.

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spenda commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 11:29am

Old mate gets completely run over by a single fin at 0:58 in the first vid. Must have duckdived just deep enough

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karliosis commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 11:55am

Enjoyed Sunny Coast FM playing in the background there.

Sic

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mugofsunshine commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 12:14pm

I tried to backdoor the Pot at the end of a wide/fat one from T Tree. It grew, turned brown and went very dark. I remember hitting rocks in the foetal position and the feeling of moving very fast underwater. I re-surfcaed near the flat jump rock around the corner. Worst flogging I've had there for sure.

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rondoggie commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 4:21pm

came up from the gold coast for swell only to see some of the best surfers in the world show their greedy disrespectful attitude to all others
I too have a ski but wouldn't dream of doing tow outs to avoid the rip then sliding off the sled for the sets.(you ignorant fucks!)
someone said to me today why didn't you burn them, there was 6-8 skis with 2-3 guys on each, you couldn't keep up there was so many!
well I earned my 4 or 5 waves over a few hours and i now have sore feet from the walk and sore shoulders from the constant paddle but at least i know I can sleep well knowing that i respect my fellow surfers.
get a clue-we say it every swell-
why are these guys getting away with this?again

ronron

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Bnkref commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 6:40pm

Name and shame them rondoggie if you know who they were. They need to be held accountable.

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rondoggie commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 7:21pm

i hate to say it but a guy by the name of Julian Wilson seemed to be pretty rested from not much paddling!
it i heard grommets talking about what they were doing on the walk around and how cool it was.
imagine a lineup with 30-40 skis in 3-5 ft waves, were heading there !

ronron

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Bnkref commented Sunday, 24 Feb 2019 at 9:45pm

That’s disappointing. Our best hope for a world title too.

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rondoggie commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 7:23pm

maybe we can zoom in on the drone footage and get there rego's!
can someone do that?

ronron

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fisheads commented Saturday, 23 Feb 2019 at 2:28pm

Respect

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WAVES69 commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 8:38pm

Long time locals that have this place totally wired were lucky to get a few waves in a 5 hour session. Crew from Agnes all the way down to Byron swarmed the place, many couldn't snag a carpark so drove around in circles doing the 'Noosa Lap" for hours, then bailed back to their hometowns defeated. Meanwhile carloads of blow-in cocky Goldie surfers that thought Noosa was just a soft longboarding wave got absolutely dusted on the heaving boiling pot ledge and then drove back down the Bruce Highway with their tails between their legs. Toxic population growth is filling up our pointbreaks with gusto !

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nic-martyn commented Friday, 22 Feb 2019 at 7:59pm

Drooling in jealousy??

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CutbackBretto commented Saturday, 23 Feb 2019 at 12:22pm

I got lucky with a park. Then I jumped off flat rock and realised how stupid that was... caught my 1st wave, did the run around to tea tree and rested in the sweep until I hit the pot. Paddled there to stay stationary and waited on any wave I could get.

Got lucky and scored just about every pass. Got dropped in on a couple of times but was able to grab their board and shove them back... I feel pretty lucky to be honest, I think I got a lot more than most out there.

Only thing that would've made my day better was the fact that I caught the wave a 3:50 - 3:55 in the top video but he didn't follow me with the drone. I would've loved to have seen myself riding pumping Noosa!

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uncle_leroy commented Saturday, 23 Feb 2019 at 7:57pm

Looks like that bright yellow/orange wetsuit top was out on the bar this morning, and a foil surfer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9rEeLzZHO8

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spuddyjack commented Sunday, 24 Feb 2019 at 1:15pm

Hardly jealous,
Looks more like an American set on a "quiet" day.
A wanker battle for a wave - dodge and weave - edgy testosterone to "get my share" - fuck that!

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