Watch: Rainbow Bay last Friday

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

I'm not the first to say it, but with the mix of stacked sand and swell, 2020 is shaping as the best year in recent memory for surfers in northern NSW and SE QLD.

Yet more proof is this vid shot last Friday, 31st July, deep within winter, with a clean, mid-range east swell mimicking the sand contours at Rainbow Bay.

Lots of ordinary punters in the mix, plus a few known surfers such as Asher Pacey, Chris Bennetts, Mick Fanning, and Grace Styman-Lane, however it's Grace's twin sister Audrey who gets the wave of the video and one of the better waves of the winter. There's no need for me to point out which wave I'm talking about.

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Ape Anonymous commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 11:23am

Nice. Sam Yoon -on the thick n wide twinnie- in there also

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SI commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 11:32am

Go Audrey!! Loved that wave and felt your stoke; so nicely expressed!! Awesome three in one, looked like so much fun!

Barrelrider

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donweather commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 12:47pm

I'm assuming that's reference to the last wave? If so, great to see her super pumped on a super sick wave.

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burzum commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 3:46pm

Pity she carrries on like an entitled idiot in the surf. Both sisters do.

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scrotina commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 4:15pm

totally agree. cant stand the pair of them. and 2 claims on that wave when she hadnt yet even been barreled?! stalling the in the pocked doesnt count.

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farkenkook commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 10:10pm

Agreed. Fair bit of carry-on for a few head dips.

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loafboy commented Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020 at 8:11am

Maybe both sisters are sick of entitled misogynistic males ruling the lineup and want/need to assert themselves. These girls rip harder than 99% of the fuckwits at cooly and have earned their spot in the lineup.

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burzum commented Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020 at 9:29am

Nah. They are barely above the median in terms of ability out there. Plenty of other women out there who rip and don’t carry on like those two.

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wax-on-danielson commented Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020 at 8:55am

I’m surprised she claimed so hard cause she surfed it like she gets pitted all day long.

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Solitude commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 11:41am

Pure joy. Well done. What a wave.

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simba commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 3:46pm

the orange mid wins

simba

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the-u-turn commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 4:37pm

Personally, I just enjoy seeing a young woman feeling the stoke and knowing it. Yes, she was probably punching high knowing she had the wave to herself in an un-forgiving theatre of masculinity. Goodonher.

The U Turn
...a little Aloha goes a long way.

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karliosis commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 4:53pm

3 claims on one wave .. brilliant!

Sic

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groovie commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 5:23pm

Such a perfect sand bottom wave. Surfed it last swell & hadn't done so for a few years due to the crowds. Scored it with only 50 in the whole lineup & got a couple of very long hollow waves, stoked as I had forgotten how perfect it can be!

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theblacksheep commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 6:25pm

Burzum and Scrotina what a couple of fuckwits you are. Not that I need to point this out really. You’ve done a fine job all on your own.

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bluediamond commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 10:20pm

I'll completely second that. Fuckwits.

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memlasurf commented Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020 at 1:44pm

Oooo... things are getting testy between the chaps up north. At least you mob can walk out the front door. Be happy and all they said was the ladies can be overbearing. Now kiss and make up....yeah right.

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 7:35pm

That grab rail at 1:30 was nuts. Think it was fanning?

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Chipper commented Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020 at 5:37pm

I for one don't care who or what in the claims department, if they claim it's mostly in the moment and pure joy causing it!!! I am just so stoked to see those people so stoked especially the girls... go girls, what a wave!!!

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Hoodie commented Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020 at 8:30pm

I'd claim just paddling out at the moment.
Rather that than sitting in lockdown in my lounge room. Go Girl, I loved it..

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Mack Flanno commented Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020 at 8:47pm

As soon as I can leave my house, I am joining every other man and his dog up there. I would kill just to pull into a warm, sand bottom, draining closeout.

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tonks commented Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020 at 9:44pm

Queensland,perfect one day,perfect the next!

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tango commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 9:51am

Steamers?

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John_Clark commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 7:05pm

My thoughts exactly and spent the first 30 years of my life surfing there, springsuit is all you need.

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 10:20am

water hasn't dropped below 21 all winter.

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ken.vincent commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 11:01am

They're a tough bunch in SE QLD!

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river commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 7:07pm

So good to see both twins get barrelled And the triple claim was all time. If I was able to get a wave like that I would claim from start to finish. So rare to see so much stoke and it’s so infectious and completely changes the atmosphere out there. Two legends that teach women and girls not to put up with any shit (and gee do they get their fair share of it!)

Dmason

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tango commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 9:28pm

Yep its hard to ignore that stoke in the water.

I know some girls play their cards hard, but I have to agree that the girls often get heaps of shit in the water. My wife surfs most breaks around here and is constantly both amazed at how nice some blokes are and despairing at how some fucktards seem to focus all their kook tendencies at her and hassle like mad when they won't do it to the blokes. I do enjoy catching them in the act, though.

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gggiiibbbo commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 9:48pm

I hoot anyone on a banger set wave at my local all the time. It feels good to celebrate someone else getting shacked silly or doing a massive hack, doesn’t it?! Shit yeah!

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masseydoug commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 4:49pm

Magic Audrey!

surferdoug

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Walk around G commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 9:56pm

Ok, from this angle, it really does look like a lotta fun. If only everyone, could actually line up in some sort of civilised manner.

Imagine.........if everyone actually got a chance to take off on a wave, or even pick their chosen set wave, then regardless of the outcome, off to the back of the line you go.

Yeh, similarly too the new wave pool type hierarchy......dare I even bloody suggest it?

I guess it could actually work in theory but most humans (myself included) are probably too selfish, we're aggressive and/or self-righteous by nature, we will, in most circumstances continue too just rape 'n pillage whatever we can in the surf zone,

Oh well, let's just continue as per normal.

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tiger commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 7:23am

I refer to it as "critical mass". Once this is achieved any given surf spot is turned into a dog eat dog shitfight. You see it all the time in crowded surf zones. An orderly crowd respecting rotation, all getting waves and sharing the stoke. Instantly devolves into an ugly scene as soon as the critical mass is achieved. Unfortunately a lot of places, particularly the se Qld region, are permanently at critical mass.

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juanboogie commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 2:54pm

Sammy yoon at 1:50 I think ??? One of the nicest people you will ever meet