Watch: Weird Waves Season 2: Gaso-Line (Portugal)

Swellnet Dispatch

In this episode of Weird Waves Dylan Graves and the WW Crew prove ferry waves are real. We’re talking specifically about ferries that take people from the blue-collar town of Barreiro, Portugal to the capital city of Lisbon as a way to dodge morning traffic. The new wave generating boats have sparked a new surf community in an unlikely place. One person’s commuter traffic is another’s wonderland.

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mr mick commented Friday, 24 Jan 2020 at 4:17pm

Weird Waves, One thing it is , is that it's entertaining, a bit of fun, good stuff.

Mr mick

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n!ck commented Friday, 24 Jan 2020 at 4:48pm

Sahweeeeeeeetttt! I love the adventure and the unknowns and the stoke in this awesome series. Thanks

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P'tai commented Friday, 24 Jan 2020 at 5:28pm

Thanks for the pure stoke and laughs Dylan!!!

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amb commented Friday, 24 Jan 2020 at 5:55pm

classic really enjoyed it, but who was first Ben Gravy or Dylan?

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t-diddy commented Friday, 24 Jan 2020 at 5:59pm

really hope he shot over to the coast for some real waves

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epictard commented Friday, 24 Jan 2020 at 7:07pm

Excellent! Loving the song at the end. That'll be stuck in my head for days.

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Lottolonglong commented Friday, 24 Jan 2020 at 7:40pm

Paging Greg Webber!! Kelvin wake v soliton wake??? Care to elaborate?

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 24 Jan 2020 at 9:26pm

Well done all round, that was so fun! Thanks for sharing Ricardo.

There's something profoundly satisfying about transmogrifying the 9 to 5 commute into a wave of pure energy which becomes pure stoke :)

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Richard Milledge. commented Saturday, 25 Jan 2020 at 5:01am

watching the clip made me want to laugh
out loud
interesting

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bipola commented Saturday, 25 Jan 2020 at 12:56pm

thats amazing

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 25 Jan 2020 at 2:44pm

Thanx again swellnet...plenty of Stoke again!
Heavy Metal Surfers...some weird waves are natural or blended, this one is up front.

2004 -2009 google shows new Ferries' swell causing massive sandbank erosion.
(Gap) 2012 google shows sandbanks returned, now with waves breaking on them.
Ricardo's 2012 Surf Mag line ups can be easily seen on Google Earth of same year.
Oddly resembles overhead of 5 waves Surf lakes (well worth a look!)

2009-2012 Something happened to halt erosion + faster timetable + breaking waves.
Pretty sure there is a Tagus River study amongst 'Global Ferry wake - papers'
Said to be one of Europe's busiest Ports...Wake/Prop tech would be world beating.

Rains wash heavy metals down river into basin & Ferries stir them up into wave face.
Then contaminating #1 pristine beach ...Ponta dos Corvas, looks real manky now!
The Ocean/East side shows targeted erosion has damaged Jetty/s + Dry Docks.
Loss of defence access shows Ferry contract is the reserve of a well to do Family.

Erosion, now seems to have settled but not the stirring of Tagus River bed silt.

Any promotion of Ferry Waves ridicules loss of Tagus River #1 bathing beach.
Could be viewed as Yuppie boy toyz shitting on Tagus River recreational landmark.
Unashamedly saluting speed & wake slowly destroying once communal beach.

In any case, you'd wanna test water along the wave banks before inviting others.
Lisbon Newspaper Editorial Cartoonist gives you all an unprecedented sample...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrecarrilho/39045573925
Just how weird do the crew want their Waves?

2007 Watch: Weird Waves S2b - North Straddie Ferry wake -Moreton Bay Qld.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96tr15JF1C0

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Jamyardy commented Saturday, 25 Jan 2020 at 5:09pm

Not too dissimilar to the guys riding the waves off the supertankers in Texas

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Mac Snaps commented Saturday, 25 Jan 2020 at 7:28pm

I love this series, used to work at Rhodes in Sydney, the warehouse backed onto the Parramatta River and i used to watch the rivercats go past on my lunch break, there was a bank under Ryde Bridge that would throw a little peak, and while unsurfable for us, i would imagine ants on paddle pop sticks treating it like Sunset.

Yes i was still doing drugs then.

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AndyM commented Saturday, 25 Jan 2020 at 7:36pm

Jeez you’re good TBB, was just thinking of people riding that wave off the ferry at Cleveland.
Think Bede Durbo rode it a few times too.

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Vic Local commented Saturday, 25 Jan 2020 at 10:24pm

The big quicksilver boat that heads out to the Great Barrier Reef out of Port Douglas creates a better wave at 10am everyday. 1 wave per day.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Lottolonglong commented Sunday, 26 Jan 2020 at 9:51pm

Very true Vic local,I lived there in 93-95 and would c it whenever it was convenient to ride my pushy, during a cyclone one year it was solid 5 foot and looked like guillotines on Sth coast, I still kick myself for not going out at least once,but crocs reign supreme there as do box jellyfish

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DaWaveslave commented Monday, 27 Jan 2020 at 11:05am

Loved it.

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tubeshooter commented Monday, 27 Jan 2020 at 4:02pm

yeah cheers tbb , I catch those ferries often and have never noticed it,, I wonder if the big red cat throws a bigger wake.

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sypkan commented Wednesday, 29 Jan 2020 at 1:59am

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memlasurf commented Thursday, 30 Jan 2020 at 10:16pm

Great fun I loved Portugal when I was there the closes thing to OZ in Europe. People are fun and laid back just like Ricardo. The guy is the real thing.