The best Gold Coast footy of 2019 - so far

Ben Matson
Swellnet Dispatch

'Bout this time of the year, most years, South-east Queensland surfers start getting a nervous twitch.

By now it's been a couple of weeks, if not many months since the last decent round of surf, and although the summer trade swells are drawing closer, those pesky northerlies just won't bugger off.

So, in anticipation of a favourable summer of waves, let's look back at the best Gold Coast footy of 2019 - so far. With some luck the next nine weeks - yep, that's all that's left of the year - will add a few more contenders. 

For the record, there's the usual all-star cast in this clip including Mick Fanning, Occy, Gabriel Medina, Mikey Wright, Wade Carmichael, Soli Bailey, Ben Webb, Nick Vasicek, Josh Boyle, Marlon Harrison, Xavier Huxtable, Coby Perkovich and Ryan Grey.

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freeride76 commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 3:11pm

turts for the win

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Brian from Brissy commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 6:36pm

I second that... turtle making em look like chumps... do you think this could be the year he finally wins the burleigh single fin????

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Vic Local commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 3:25pm

How good is that Xavier Huxtable kiddie? Oh and next time it gets slightly over head height, can you Queensland surfers leave the jet skis at home.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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jetson.rover commented Thursday, 7 Nov 2019 at 6:28pm

As soon as it gets slightly over head height there the currents get horrendous.
That's always why Goldy crew use jet skis got nothing to do with size.
It's a place where a 6'6 would be considered a serious gun and most surfers wouldn't even have in their quivers of mostly 5'8's to 6'2's.

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Walk around G commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 3:36pm

Pumping waves but how do the crew handle those lengthy flat spells? I haven't surfed anything decent for at least 3 weeks now and I'm going stircrazy!

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surfstarved commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 4:36pm

Fuck man, I count myself lucky if I get to surf once a fortnight (hence the handle). Life goes on, even if the colours are just a little bit duller and the dust settles a little more thickly on your bones.

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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bipola commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 3:59pm

know the feeling or is it just crazy

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freeride76 commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 5:02pm

being a QLD surfer is now, and always has been, about downing tools when the surf is on and surfing your brains out during swells.

you got to stockpile the stoke, like a squirrel.

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Nick Bone commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 5:54pm

“ you got to stockpile the stoke, like a squirrel.”

Perfect

I am the bone

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Island Bay commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 5:30pm

Seeing that July Kirra footage made me all nostalgic - and I only surfed Kirra at the tail end of that swell.

Re the consistency: couldn't you pretty much surf the Goldy every day, if you lowered your standards 50-75 days a year?

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freeride76 commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 6:02pm

short drive and you can surf 300 days.

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Ape Anonymous commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 5:38pm

Last wave was (current state) Kirra perfection!

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Spuddups commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 6:03pm

Is that left out the back of the Tweed River mouth?

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 6:46pm

I thought the same Spuddy, looked really good for a left in the land of the rights.

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 6:49pm

:)

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Jono commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 6:54pm

I heard about this from a few people (days after it happened) and they were frothing. Apparently the sand barge busted it up not long afterwards.

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lostdoggy commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 7:23pm

I always thought this was filmed there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcOqus1kX9k

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simba commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 7:30pm

na sure its brunswick.

simba

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Spuddups commented Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019 at 10:08am

Brunswick isn't on the Gold Coast. You're right though, could be Brunswick.

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Chris Tacke commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 6:19pm

l live in vicco would not dream of moving to the goldie 4/3 and a hood and bugger all people who cares..

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ringmaster commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 7:35pm

You obviously don't surf around the Surfcoast region . Packed to the gills around here now apart from the guts of Winter and even then it has it's days of stupidity.

2 foot Winkipop today with 40 plus bobbing around........great fun....

(No, I wasn't one of them)

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Vic Local commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 7:54pm

I think Chris was talking about Victoria Island off Vancouver. Crowds are pretty small there, unlike Victoria in Australia where the point breaks are full of kooks who can barely get to their feet.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Chris Tacke commented Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019 at 8:32am

I do but if you travel a bit, lower your standards surf boggaly or sawmills, addis or 13 beach, outers, many other spots like that, you can surf with a couple out in winter or on your own , its not flat like the goldy,Main point is there is always swell somwhere in vicco .snapper would do my head in.

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 10:07pm

If you live on East Coast Tas you can have both the flat spells and the 4/3 and hoodie all in one package.

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garyg1412 commented Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019 at 8:43am

Ha Ha VJ - you hit the nail on the head there. The Ghost Coast shuffle is commonplace. I think our 4/3's last 10 times longer than anyone else's due to lack of use.

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Gary G commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 8:38pm

Gary, being a Victorian, doesn’t think he’s seen any good footy from the Gold Coast for their entire existence.

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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AndyM commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 8:59pm

What about that footy from that camera hidden in the roof above the shower during schoolies?

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Gary G commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 9:23pm

The one in the men’s shower at Burleigh? Yep, Gary was in fine form last season and wanted to share it with the world.

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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AndyM commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 9:28pm

They say it's like a baby's arm holding an apple.

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 10:00pm

If you want the footy, you gotta get the forey.

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Solitude commented Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 10:10pm

As far a Goldy point surf I feel like it’s been a fairly sub par year. Oma was
obviously amazing but there really haven’t been consistent stuff from the east quadrant to light up all the spots........I tend to know as they all start coming south more regularly when there’s been a lack of action up there

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warddy commented Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019 at 8:58am

Yes it’s been a bad year and you have to drive a long way to get good waves ...
Oma ripped the sand apart on the beaches and they still haven’t recovered...
Apart from Circus time this place is over over rated ..

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019 at 9:05am

It's been a loooong time since the sand was any good at Currumbin. Looks like Middleton Point at the moment.

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linez commented Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019 at 9:57am

Yeah, this is the longest run of really bad banks there that I can remember. It doesn't look like it's going to change any time soon either. Holes all through it, and that outside bank looks like it's collecting any sand that is coming past, effectively stopping it from filtering down the point proper.

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Denyer commented Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019 at 11:22am

The last wave in that vid tho...

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Shaun Hanson commented Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019 at 5:17pm

You would think if your onto a good thing youd shut the fuck up ...at least not name breaks

Pastmypeak

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bipola commented Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019 at 8:14pm

no secrets on the goldy

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tango commented Wednesday, 6 Nov 2019 at 12:21pm

I was thinking it was a Barry Crocker of a year until the 2 min mark if that was the highlights....nice waves at the end, though. Shame the "highlights" had to include two waves with what appeared to be blatant drop-ins....

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vince115 commented Saturday, 9 Nov 2019 at 9:58am

Where is that last reeling right filmed??!

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kbomb commented Monday, 11 Nov 2019 at 6:58pm

The best of 2019 and not one chick (surfer) made it. Come on guys.