Watch: Yeppoontang

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

After last year's unveiling fiasco, the Surf Lakes mob haven't bothered with a second chance at making a first impression, instead just going for a big ol' content dump on Vimeo.

There are four new vids, all called 'Untitled', that show the wave from every angle, and it does indeed look peachy if you can put the plunger out of mind.

I'll lob them all up here and you can sort through them yourselves.

Dakoda Walters

Ben Player

Jay Occhilupo

7 News spruiking the 2.4 metre waves

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elfelf commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 4:43pm

I had a call from a guy from surf lakes a few weeks back as I had registered for their webinar last month. He asked me why I didn't want to invest - I said you need to show unedited footage so that people can see what it really looks like. All the footage that I had seen was heavily edited. Thanks, will check these out after work...

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Nup commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 11:43pm

The basic concept seems floored to me. The waves would lose so much power as they move out and get longer. Take off looks fun but that will get old fast.

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 25 Oct 2019 at 9:52pm

>>//[ ATTENTION ]\\ <<

ABOVE VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE HERE

swellnet stu's - back-up tech support crew!
Qldurr jumps the queue...
...coming thru, outta my way you & you & you!
All fixed Qldurr style...ain't nuthin' pretty just the bare bones.

Surf Lakes Phase 2 ( video Gallery)

Aug - Occy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=tUaRWL_HLhU
Aug - Occy & Jay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=TA_Qnn5vVBc
Sept- (7 news Review)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ocAQX0HkjyU
Sept - Ben on The Island
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6pvYrD46tI
Sept - Tru Starling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm9TGMiC4hQ
Oct - Dakota Walters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=6-KyCsW5ntM
Oct - D-Day Win TV
https://www.surf-lakes.com.au/uncategorized/watch-former-world-surfing-a...
Oct - Booger Ben on Occy's Peak
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9BUPDakA1c

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blindboy commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 5:18pm

No doubt those who believe that sex is all about the orgasm will be mightily impressed.

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 5:57pm

Is this a comeback?

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Fliplid commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 6:25pm

pretty good one if it is

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Gary G commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 6:43pm

Right on, BB.

Gary knows a kindred spirit when he sees one. Good sex with Gary is measured by the number of tears he sheds afterwards. You too?

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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velocityjohnno commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 8:43pm

omg

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shoredump commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 6:11am

A quickie in the laundry while the kids play has its place. There’s more to sex than the missionary position, vanilla scented candles, and Michael Buble

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Gary G commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 7:33am

Funny you should mention it, SD.

Gary once had a sexual encounter involving Michael Bublé and a vanilla-scented candle.

It didn’t end well, that guy was SUCH a prude.

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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T.Edds commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 6:50pm

Sensational response Blindboy.

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greyhound commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 6:36pm

Boring!!!

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Elliedog commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 6:47pm

MONSTER 2.4m waves that is Stu. Wow..... very unimpressive. For it to be remotely exciting it’ll either need to double in six and/or length. Or add some variability to it.

Luba

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Elliedog commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 6:48pm

Double in size I mean... der

Luba

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mr mick commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 6:49pm

2.4m monster waves??? did i miss something? HAHA typical over the top news reporting.... haha fuckn'' monster waves.... actually missus has relos in Rocky ,not a bad bunch of piss heads, maybe i'll spend Spring in Rocky, have to be better than the shit the East coast Nth NSW dishes up!!

Mr mick

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Nick Bone commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 8:51pm

that was the worst piece of advertising ive ever seen

I am the bone

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Sprout commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 9:03pm

1:15 - 1:25 finally shows a good angle of a complete wave with no slow-mo. Now do that for the slab.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 1:08am

Here's Tru's full vid...(without Occy's interference)....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm9TGMiC4hQ

After any above vid...click the left side for current [Win News D Day vid ] or here
https://www.surf-lakes.com.au/uncategorized/watch-former-world-surfing-a...
*Mono + Chix Mal / Groms
*World investor news...more international guests to come.
*Guess who's Mum got a whirlpool?...No Spoiler see the Win Vid...
This Town ain't big enough for 2 wave pools...
'Hurry 'long Ma, looks like we got ourselves a wave pool shoot out down at the ranch!'

Just sayin' Welsh wave Pool invited every surfer under the sun...all but the locals that is!
Local surfers never forgot either...
Just a reminder that Yeppoon locals aren't too fond of them foreigners stealing their waves.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/126161283

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wbat commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 4:32am

That looked fun. Very "wavepool"ish but really fun.

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Garryh commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 8:58am

This 'pool is supposed to be a demo unit yes? the "real thing" is supposed to produce bigger waves yes? If that's true...who wouldn't want to give it a try...one , two maybe 3 sessions. But then what...one session a year or when it's been flat or windy for a few weeks?

WinterSwells

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The MIDdleman. commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 9:01am

Can see the scene now.
Families one side, teen screams the other, signal surfers posing, and your one time learners.
I can see it getting a crowd as it seems like it can cater to all.....almost.

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The MIDdleman. commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 9:03am

How tall is occy ? I'm trying to get some scale beside the kids and lid.

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udo commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 9:17am

5'9"

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The MIDdleman. commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 3:08pm

That explains quite a bit actually.
Size of the waves aforementioned and his surfing in general.

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davetherave commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 10:46am

TBB, looks fun to bodysurf. If you had spent anytime north of Coolum you would love to know there is at least something to surf everyday. Even here on the Goldie it can be a long wait for decent waves. These pools especially in stinger and croc areas where it is hot and not safe to swim at beach would be a godsend. Invite me up to yeppoon to bodysurf it, I can get yards some great footage.
All the best with your rehab TBB, may you be back in the water getting barrelled soon.

davetherave

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 25 Oct 2019 at 9:22pm

Most neighbourly of you Dave, local crew sent out a search party. Aiming to hose off the upturned unfathomobile before the end of time...pretty lousy plan.

tbb's mash-up of chem dip claims.

1936-79 Portobello Edinburgh.(1st Surfboard Pool)
Rescue Boat-Raft-Divers-Mals-Paipos-Tubes-Mats-Basherz
(Last man standing)
https://live.staticflickr.com/4370/36914476575_129e472195_b.jpg
2006 -Sunway Lagoon Resort Quicksilver Tow-ins (wild)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnXGC_42DFs
2008 - Siam Park, Tenerife.
(re: promos)boardriderz +cams+basherz all mashed up..
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51srnGXf%2B-L._AC_.jpg
http://content.quiksilver.com/www/soap.quiksilver-europe.com/html/upload...
2010-SUPs + 2014-Jet Skis tow windsurfers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUMfd6IX-Zg

1986 Blue Thunder Alberta separate (Kayaks.Boardz,SUPs)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ3z39LXtrA

2018 Calgary 1st bare bash'n Wave Pool (Censored)
https://calgarynuderecreation.ca/EventsListing

1969 Big Surf (Happy 50th) 2013 Cable Wake Surfing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4lcHgAYXH0

The Ranch Dregz > US LG Bodysurfers (Fins / Blade ADS)
https://www.theinertia.com/surf/a-quick-technical-breakdown-on-bodysurfi...
https://www.facebook.com/slydehandboards/videos/turns-out-kelly-slater-s...

Waco (n/a) AWM French version proposes Bodysurfing.
https://www.labergerie-surfcamp.fr/la-bergerie-surf-camp-une-vague-parfa...

Wave Garden/s
Spain (n/a) Allows Pro Skegz to splash 'n' bash+Snow Ski.
US / NLand (*1st Wave Pool to ever ban bodysurfing)
https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/things-you-didnt-know-about-nland-su...
UK / Snowdonia (n/a)*Leashed Blade+Fins? (2019 Snow-Skis)
https://surfears.com/2017/04/03/bodysurfing-in-a-wave-garden/
The Wave, Bristol
*Leashed+Bladed+Fins. (Swans bodysurf free as they like)
https://www.thewave.com/about-wavegarden-technology/equipment-and-clothing/
OZ / URBNSURF, Melbourne.
2nd level *Intermediate >Softboard,bodyboard,finless
https://urbnsurf.com/video/lagoon-logistics/

Surf Lakes
Bodybasherz are to stay with swimmers
No.1 Beginner Zones (White Jersey) Enjoy!
https://www.surf-lakes.com.au/why-surf-lakes/

Okahina Atoll
"Can be used for Bodysurfing"
https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/okahina-wave-the-floating-atoll-read...

Snob Surf Parks openly discriminate against bodysurfers.
Basherz & Boogerz surf Kidz Waves=( Kidz prices thanx!)

Say NO to 1950's Wave Pool segregation Rules
tbb is calling for {Surf Parks Boycott}

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Lanky Dean commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 1:47pm

I would like to see footage of all 5 waves.
Is that not possible ?
Seems really confusing to me that they have only shown 2 of 5 waves ?

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fitzroy-21 commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 2:38pm

On the pulled back drone footage of vid 3 (Jay) 1;40 shows all 5 waves. 2 exact same peaks (left & right) and a right off the concrete air release chimney to the right of frame.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 9:19pm

Yeah i agree id just like to see each wave and clearly listed so we know.

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Lanky Dean commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 1:50pm

Youtube. They have to put it on YouTube also.
Vimeo? Is it 2010?
YouTube will drum up way more random interest.

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derra83 commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 2:02pm

Isn't Vimeo an upmarket YouTube? Sort of like Lexus are upmarket Toyotas.

Though I guess they dont really care when they call every video 'untitled'.

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Remigogo commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 6:56pm

Thank you Tbb

Going to Calgary . Just booked tickets ;)

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 9:29pm

I don't get the negativity, those waves look super fun, it would be sick to surf it for the novelty factor, lived on the sunny coast for years and i can count the days on one hand that i saw waves as good as these.

I get that surfing is more than the wave, it's the whole deal, the unknown, the ocean, searching, just being in nature etc

And obviously wave pools will never replace that, just look at slaters pool comp, super boring, but still these wave pools would be super sick to surf for a day or two and its cool that each one is so different to the other.

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peabo commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 9:39pm

A new vid went out yesterday of Ben Player testing the right on 'Occy's Peak' last week.

This barrel looks pretty damn nice, even if it is slowed down a little for effect. Def longer than any of the previous ones they've shown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9BUPDakA1c

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fishnsurf commented Saturday, 26 Oct 2019 at 7:31pm

can't see it

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