Watch: Nothing ventured...

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

In 'Venture', Alasdair Evans has compiled a short selection of waves from winter 2019, featuring Kerby Brown, Ry Craike and others skirting the shallows at waves that others fear to tread.

A dubious voiceover demands attention to keyboard detail (the mute button is top right on mine).

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SurferSam commented Friday, 6 Sep 2019 at 11:35am

Well that was ironic. The boys supposedly driving for hours along the coast to score waves and then the only footage was of jakes and just around the corner , less than 5 mins from their house. Towed in by JetSki which seriously mitigates the so called risk which is what the film is about.
Even that mad Slab at red bluff looked way less sketchy from above as the reef looks much further away that the close up tube shots we have seen previously would suggest

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Trentslatterphoto commented Friday, 6 Sep 2019 at 1:44pm

lay off the bongs bra that slab the boys surf is not ride-able and defy's logic.Its not at red bluff and kerby lives down in denmark these days. ventures definition is a risky or daring journey or undertaking which if you have ever surfed in the area would know as reasonable description of the area.

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SurferSam commented Friday, 6 Sep 2019 at 6:18pm

Well it’s near red bluff. Yes I’ve surfed the area . View it as a poor mans version of further north, plus it’s full of locals who don’t like to share, and do videos with dodgy voice overs

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Ape Anonymous commented Friday, 6 Sep 2019 at 11:50am

It says "venture" not "adventure". Perhaps the venture relates to the process of making money, classic Idiocracy reference: https://memes.yarn.co/yarn-clip/636b565f-601c-4c83-aa40-d4a753cae5a8

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Ape Anonymous commented Friday, 6 Sep 2019 at 11:59am

Re-right, I got the Latin preposition wrong -in light which, looks exactly like a venture.

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Switchfoot bob commented Friday, 6 Sep 2019 at 2:39pm

Those fellas up there brush there teeth with steel wool, blokes don't come any harder than these fellas the northwest breeds chargers. Most of the fellas up there charge for love not money.

I loved it.

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simba commented Friday, 6 Sep 2019 at 2:45pm

Yeah Ryes 'charging for love'.......but has made good coin doing it.

simba

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AndyM commented Friday, 6 Sep 2019 at 2:56pm

Hahaha, how's that voiceover?
They couldn't have included that with a straight face.

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Westofthelake commented Friday, 6 Sep 2019 at 8:04pm

Haha yea I kept waiting for the voice over to stop and the music to start, and then it was all over.
Some gnarly waves though.

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adambol1 commented Friday, 6 Sep 2019 at 4:00pm

Slow words an octave lower, over disjointed thoughts and reef, gravitas flows.

If it was easy eveyone would do it.

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mikehunt207 commented Friday, 6 Sep 2019 at 8:16pm

And I thought Game of Thrones was over? "Winter is coming Kalbarri boys " (well to your pro surfing careers anyhow...

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thedrip commented Friday, 6 Sep 2019 at 10:38pm

That was crap. Dodgy, messy waves and poorly made.

And hate to say it, but tow is really quite boring unless it is a truly huge slab.

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Tim Bonython commented Saturday, 7 Sep 2019 at 10:29am

Why do you guys pick & point. Just enjoy it for what it is. Short, sweet & too the point.

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AndyM commented Saturday, 7 Sep 2019 at 2:58pm

Why not say what you do and don't like?

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thedrip commented Saturday, 7 Sep 2019 at 8:59pm

Okay. What I don’t like? The voiceover as satire did not work - there was no real irony or humour. It came across as serious. As serious, it was tragically lame and cliched new age meaningless claptrap.

There wasn’t enough surfing, even in a “short, sweet” clip.

The waves themselves, as I said before, were pretty lame, especially considering the epic winter waves available all over WA surf regions.

Towing itself is pretty lame unless it’s a slab that can’t be surfed - and, yes, I have done a LOT of towing and pretty much gave up three years ago as it is boring (I am not up for surfing The Right, thank you very much) - and I am not that convinced those waves needed to be towed.

Plus, the stories I hear of those guys in waves around there from mates - I grew up there in the 80s and 90s - make me automatically have pretty significant antipathy towards them unless they are actually doing something impressive.

As a lifestyle film it is second rate. As a high performance film it is second rate. As a omigod check out those charges film it is second rate.

Just because it is made, doesn’t mean we need to see it. And I can’t know it isn’t worth watching until I have wasted a piece of my life on it.

I think I am done.

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AndyM commented Saturday, 7 Sep 2019 at 9:16pm

That wasn't aimed at you thedrip, I was trying to say that I think, despite modern trends, there's nothing wrong with saying you don't like something - if a vid is second rate, fair enough to call it out.

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Switchfoot bob commented Monday, 9 Sep 2019 at 2:28pm

Didn't read this comment as it is longer than the clip.

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Eugene Green commented Sunday, 8 Sep 2019 at 12:15pm

Yes! Endless positivity! Just like the wsl commentary. Critisism hurts peoples feelings. :(
Feelings are more important than anything.
I love you all my fellow human beings!
Except Trump, fuck that guy! Am I right guys!?

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Spuddups commented Saturday, 7 Sep 2019 at 2:32pm

Surely that voiceover was a piss-take. That's just about the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard in a surf clip. Great surfing though.

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I focus commented Saturday, 7 Sep 2019 at 10:09pm

Just too much [email protected] factor those guys are better than that.

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SurferSam commented Sunday, 8 Sep 2019 at 11:32am

Yeh I don’t even think it’s a piss take, reckon they are serious which makes it even worse

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Spuddups commented Sunday, 8 Sep 2019 at 1:58pm

Fark, if that's the case then please excuse me while I go and dry retch over the dunny for an hour.

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Shaggydagz commented Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019 at 10:32pm

A Power Poem by some Pom fella... wtf... a few of his phrases would make great chest tattoos....