Watch: Kirra continued

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Following the relatively unattended morning session at Kirra, here's the PM shift which was equally as impressive.

The range of styles around the barrel is fascinating. From the timeless hands-behind-the-back showmanship on the first wave, to the goofy on the black-railed board pumping like Occy and slotted like NPJ, there's also the classic arm drag stall, its offspring the double-hander, and the functional delayed bottom turn to tail-stall.

Each wave is a carbon copy of the wave before it but the styles are anything but.

PS: Only two drop ins!

PPS: Yesterday's opening three-banger was Ryan 'Turtle' Grey.

Comments

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savanova commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 1:43pm

Its got 2 thumbs up from me!!

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 1:47pm

yeah Turts!

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Graeme Murdoch commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 1:53pm

Turtle deserves that one.

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garyg1412 commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 1:53pm

Must be a visitor from down south at 1:27

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Simon Perrow commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 4:31pm

The water was actually pretty warm. A little fresh from the wind, but I did 3.5 hours in boardies and a T (I'm from Byron). Most I spoke to were cooking in full length rubber. Plenty of paddling required to keep you warm...

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barclay commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 12:23pm

That’s me in that one, water’s still above 21. Under 20 and I’ll pull the steamer out.

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heals commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 1:53pm

You're selling Turtle short. I counted four.

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The Fire commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 2:20pm

How good was that rainbow!

Peace maaaan..

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Island Bay commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 2:58pm

Sweet Jesus, those were good waves!

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Simon Perrow commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 4:32pm

Only two recorded drop ins... hahahaha... they were going down left right and centre outside this footage. Typical associated carnage.

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Ape Anonymous commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 5:59pm

Pretty sure I saw sassy smoking some cones out back: yyyeeeeaaa, you f$kin druggo

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dastasha commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 7:06pm

in the long grass under the eagle too

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Eugene Green commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 8:38am

Whadyatalkinbout?

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timp commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 6:11pm

Far Kurnell...

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Paddledamnit commented Wednesday, 3 Jul 2019 at 4:32pm

Are you from Far Kurnell (2231) timp?

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timp commented Wednesday, 3 Jul 2019 at 5:54pm

Nah, I was from down the road, but it became the oft-heard remark when some of those wonderful reefs out there were working.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 7:21pm

Tubes are the best thing ever.

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mr mick commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 7:55pm

Loved the little hurrah at 1:20 from old mate to the drop in. And always thought the hands behind the back as a bit of a wank, but maybe that's just me. Great waves!

Mr mick

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The MIDdleman. commented Wednesday, 3 Jul 2019 at 2:35pm

If you can do it with your hands behind your back....it is just you.

Signature.

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mr mick commented Wednesday, 3 Jul 2019 at 4:24pm

HAHA, what the barrel or ...... the wank,... just wondern"

Mr mick

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bluediamond commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 10:28pm

Kirra's looking more like Kirra than it has since it was Kirra.

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JackStance commented Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 10:42pm

I liked not seeing that distracting massive rip curl logo on the leg of the wetties. Mick should go 'clean skin' and ditch the advertising. Although he appears to do good in society, we all know he's intermingled with rip curl, and therefore, rip curl don't need to shove it in everyones face. Its just distracting.
On the upswing, dig seeing the differing cleans' styles in perfect waves.

Breath. Murdoch's empire will one day fail to control our minds.

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 3 Jul 2019 at 2:39pm

They are really good waves and a sand bottom to boot. Wonder what the sweep was like.

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lost commented Wednesday, 3 Jul 2019 at 8:34pm

Does everyone really need all that rubber ?

Some those waves look hypnotic but the odd broken board probably tells the real story.

knB

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JackStance commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 11:15am

Hi Stu,
I'm wondering if you know if Rip Curl have moved their manufacturing out of the slave labour factories in North Korea?
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/high-price-of-cheap-surfwear-w...

Breath. Murdoch's empire will one day fail to control our minds.

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stunet commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 11:21am

Rip Curl were quick to put the kybosh on that, putting the blame on a contractor who outsourced the garments - modern manufacturing, eh? - and promising to overhaul their supply chain.

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Remigogo commented Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 at 10:22am

Lucky bastards!

I have for year's called the hands behind the back the 'old man layback'. Don't know it by any other name.