Watch: Back to Solander 2

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

It's the second day of the swell, the crew are keen to make reparations after Moday's floggings, and that includes the bloke behind the lens. Footage includes Jughead's (dry) rockdance.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 7 Jul 2019 at 10:32am

For the rock dance 4:45 I saw that on social media, but fuck it gives a different perspective of how heavy this wave really is.

How is it that these guys don't get more seriously hurt more regularly?

Has anyone died here?

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Remigogo commented Friday, 12 Jul 2019 at 7:51pm

Indo-dreaming, 7:10 on getting out looks easy.....kinda.

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stunet commented Sunday, 7 Jul 2019 at 10:56am

No. Kobi Graham broke his back about a decade ago but there's been surprisingly few bad accidents considering how close it is to the rocks. I occasionally hear the Cape described as breaking twenty or so metres off a cliff, but it's not the cliff you need to worry about but the ledge you face while dropping in - it wouldn't even be ten metres away.

Any fall in the early part of the wave means a guaranteed impact.

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mikehunt207 commented Sunday, 7 Jul 2019 at 1:00pm

Another example of tow surfing through paddlers on the east coast? looks like ski is a lot closer than 200m so against the law as well as poor form and a bad example for the kid to learn too

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lost commented Sunday, 7 Jul 2019 at 10:23pm

Wow that thing seems to grow when you see the guys on the rope take off on nothing then its like the whole ocean drops away....

Lovely to watch just not for me !

knB

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lost commented Sunday, 7 Jul 2019 at 10:24pm

Oh and that iPhone footage - that should keep the punters away

knB

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Remigogo commented Friday, 12 Jul 2019 at 7:55pm

More of the slowmo footage of wonk and wobble, with surfers! That's better.