Watch: Gold Coast 2019 wipeout reel

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Save for last week's small east swell, and the even smaller south swell that followed it, Gold Coasters have been largely unencumbered by the affects of surf.

They've been free to stretch the working day early and late, free to drive straight home, no need to pass the beach, and free to consider the value of SUPs as their surfboards lay dormant in the corner week after week.

But that'll change, the waves will come, and so will the crowds, so let's see what you've got to look forward to.

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bipola commented Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 1:56pm

carnage, it looks like shit storm

same over w.a f..... all surf lots of sups out.

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grubs commented Sunday, 15 Dec 2019 at 9:19am

That’s because these WA SUP kooks don’t know how to surf.

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saltman commented Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 2:41pm

Forget those dreamy professionally edited clips for Semi legends
That’s the reality reel of GC surfing

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bipola commented Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 2:44pm

i was there for 10 years and was never that bad, stoked i went to w.a.

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Nigeisblessed commented Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 3:11pm

A hate Vimeo, it never, ever, ever loads for me. Can imagine the Goldie mess though, glad it's not my home.

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warddy commented Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 3:22pm

That would be so funny if it wasn’t funny
Mayor Tom Tate promising a bigger brighter Goldie for everyone to choke on LoL

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ringmaster commented Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 3:35pm

Maybe once a surfers paradise and now a stupidly developed, overcrowded human toilet.

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Ape Anonymous commented Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 4:24pm

"human toilet"
N.B. DO NOT surf Burleigh after heavy rain!

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bipola commented Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 3:45pm

so true

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Ape Anonymous commented Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 4:23pm

This time the year before last, the one time I was not surfing good greenmount, only watching, I saw five guys on one wave and all in the pocket. At that point, this dude arrives, high on some kind of hallucinogen, barely able to walk. He looked at the chicken wire that had been fixed to the hill - Council vs. the bush turkeys. He says, "wooaahhhh man... there's a fence ON THE GROUND!!!!!" I thought to myself, now this guy get's it.

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Ape Anonymous commented Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 4:30pm

Gotta love the Burleigh Single Fin comp porpoise dive in this film.

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tango commented Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 8:05pm

I did enjoy watching the lazy tow getting scotched....suffer in thy jocks.

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tubeshooter commented Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 8:25pm

Let ye who has never been hung up in the lip , sent over the falls and cast into a shallow pit of low self worth cast the first stone.

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tim.joynt commented Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019 at 1:04am

How many kooks surf these days. Oh times be have changin'sderry.

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Spuddups commented Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019 at 7:26am

You would lose your mind if you came to my local. We have the highest concentration of beginner and intermediate surfers in the known universe. Your average Gold Coast kook would be a ripper over here. On the plus side this means that any slightly gnarly reef-break is generally empty.

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dandandan commented Thursday, 12 Dec 2019 at 2:12pm

Where are you Spuddups? It's definitely feeling like there's a new cohort of surfers coming into the lineup at the moment - 25-35 year old, male and female, never spent much time in the ocean but have consumed the "good vibes only" surf culture for years and are having their first crack at it but aren't prepared to admit they're a beginner. Not saying it's a bad thing, but it's a noticeable trend I've picked up on.

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Spuddups commented Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 at 6:28am

Hi Dan, I'm in Wellington NZ. Kook capital of the world.

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maka2000 commented Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019 at 9:05am

nothing new to me, it's me all the time :D

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seen commented Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019 at 2:20pm

Ooooooh - did i make it??? Better watch

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rondoggie commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 5:17pm

surfed the pass for 20 mins today-saw 3 surfers get boards to the head during that time

ronron

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simba commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 5:20pm

one every 6.66 minutes....must have been a good day.

simba

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Solitude commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 6:24pm

I have a theory based on a reduction Of body boarders I tend to see these days..........
I knew people in days gone by who would body board because they were reasonably competent, could ride ‘good’ waves and didn’t want to be seen as a kook on a surfboard.
Where as now I wonder with what I’m seeing as a reduction in body boarders, are these new comers to the ocean non pluses about their poor ability? Are the adult stand up kooks the body boarders of a previous gen?

Don’t get me wrong I don’t care what you do as long as you are safe, respectful and having fun
NB/ exception those dickheads on those wave jumping jet skis, don’t get me started!

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Spuddups commented Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 at 6:31am

Lidding had it's hey-day in the 90's I reckon; about the time that we were all riding stupidly narrow, thin and rockered surfboards. Boards are now shorter, flatter, wider and thicker, ie much more fun to surf. I reckon this has had something to do with the demise of the lid.