WSL Suspends Billabong Pipe Masters Due To Positive Covid-19

Swellnet Dispatch

The WSL has decided to suspend the Billabong Pipe Masters presented by Hydro Flask competition as a result of positive COVID-19 tests within the WSL staff, including WSL CEO Erik Logan.

The WSL is committed to prioritizing the safety of the athletes, staff and surrounding community above all else, and is working closely and transparently with the Hawaii State Department of Health to determine the path forward.

As part of the league's COVID Safety Plan, anyone who has returned a confirmed positive test is self-isolating until they are cleared, and contact tracing protocols have been fully implemented. The WSL does not believe that any athletes have been exposed and will continue to execute the safety protocols.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 1:42pm

Whoa.

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seen commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:55pm

Sacking offence. He failed to capitalise on the break from mainstream sport to do something innovative 6 months ago , and now HE brings the plague to the first event. Time to go elo. No vision, no leadership, just trips to the ranch getting “barrelled” for him and his mates.

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haggis commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 5:53pm

Outraged

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Westofthelake commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 1:45pm

oh dear

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seaslug commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 1:54pm

Not at all surprising

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Ben Harding commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 1:58pm

Well Freeride, your paragraph on the Covid protocols was well placed. It seemed like it was all for the cameras after all. What a shit show and totally amateur from the WSL. Unbelievable really. Feel for crew who have payed top dollar getting there. Can't see this getting back up anytime soon or if at all.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:51pm

Does this mean that Mikey Wright is World Champ for 2020 of the tour can’t finish.

Achieved it with a wildcard too. No asterisk needed !

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suchas commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:01pm

This should be right up Ding's Alley......

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thermalben commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:03pm

Boom tish.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:02pm

I assume this means the WSL won't be able to relocate the Maui event either.

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Ben Harding commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:13pm

Gee, this whole time they've been spruiking how they want to be "keeping the community safe", when they themselves and not the surfers have caught the bug, including the top dog. Rather ironic and hard to see any other regional governments granting anymore approval as their protocols aren't worth the paper they're written on. You're right, where to from here not only for this leg, but for all the remaining.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:07pm

If anyone except the co-waterperson of the year was running the show I’d be a bit concerned about their commitment to surfing round about now.

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zenagain commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:07pm

When will this madness end?

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fitzroy-21 commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:08pm

So does that read as Logan has tested positive?

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thermalben commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:25pm

Positive. Erm, I mean affirmative, on the positive.

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suchas commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:11pm

If they can't control this on a tiny island in a big ocean, how are they gonna manage it on the rest of the tour? Who's gonna let them in??Without disrespecting the Maui incident, their marquee event has turned into a shitshow. Can ELO still spin from a hospital bed?

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seaslug commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:21pm

You bet you he can, thats when he comes into his own

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The poo man commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:23pm

This sucks, id assume that's the end of pro surfing for at least another year...

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thermalben commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:28pm

FWIW, every single WSL press release over the last few weeks has contained the following paragraph:

"The WSL has worked with medical experts and state and county officials to help ensure the Pipe Masters and Maui Pro is safe for athletes, staff, and the community. To help prevent large gatherings, the competition is being staged as a non-spectator film production. In addition, the WSL requires multiple COVID-19 tests for athletes and staff, daily temperature checks, physical distancing measures, minimal personnel on-site, and frequent disinfecting of common surfaces. These standards were developed using guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are in place for the entire film industry in Hawaii."

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suchas commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:30pm

and the waves keep rolling in- pretty sure I seen Italo and Jack Robbo out there- https://explore.org/livecams/hawaii/hawaii-pipeline-cam

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:44pm

Pack er up boys!

How can they run a legitimate tour with this shit happening?
I appreciate at least they’ve tried to get it off the ground and I do feel sorry for those who are heavily invested in it, Emotionally more than financially. Tough times all round

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jimmy.long commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:52pm

Someone got the sniffles shut it down.

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shoredump commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:53pm

Yago Dora was quarantined for testing positive on the way over. He managed to get an early exemption after testing negative 10 days later, and just hit the north shore 12 hours before his heat.
His insty post explaining all this has disappeared..

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geek commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 3:24pm

Saw he got called out by a random on the WSL post and he personally replied ‘that wasn’t what happened’. Can’t find the original comment anymore so must have been deleted by the woz. Spicy!

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palmlife commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 7:43am

His post is still included in this article on
Stab. It sounds like he flew to Hawaii while still testing positive.
https://stabmag.com/news/leo-tames-the-mongrel-slater-rides-a-twinny-and...

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shoredump commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 8:43am

Yeah, it sure as hell says that he flew into the comp while still testing positive!
That’s far worse than how I remembered it

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warddy commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:54pm

I was loving watching the show except the cringe Grinch....
Testing positive can be a false reading theres been countless examples of it world wide
and why do famous , i use that term lightly people always seem to catch it ..
The CEO.....and no ones going to die.....
i mean FFS Wwhat does a false positive HiV reading on the miracle vaccine mean...the worlds gone bananas

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peabo commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 10:25pm

Did you actually read any of the articles about it? Every one I read clearly explained what the false positive HIV thing was....

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Billyw commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 3:38am

"famous" people catch it because for them nothing has changed, they are still flying around the world coming into contact with multiple potential sources but its all good because they are famous and we should be happy for them that they are allowed to be free

B Dub

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scott.laurenson commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 12:31pm

it is highly annoying

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Surfalot67 commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 9:07am

“No ones going to die”?? Give yourself an uppercut you retard. 300000 dead in the US alone...

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warddy commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 12:08pm

Sorry to upset you ...
Taken out of context...
Of
Course people are dying from or with it ...
But as far as shutting everything down every time someone is diagnosed...
We have to learn to live with it ....
And those old US figures are totally flawed and in a country of over 300, million....
Virtually all elderly and at the last check there isn’t any 75-90 year olds in the main draw at Pipe ...
The maskerade has gone on too long

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shoredump commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 8:38pm

No Kelly’s made it through to the next round

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Dan87 commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 6:12pm

Hahahahaha

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scottishsponger commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 11:30pm

WTF is a maskerade? Is that a new energy drink sponsor?

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bluediamond commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 2:58pm

Bugger ay! Did enjoy the trials though and seeing the top dog locals putting on a show. If that's all we get this year I'm still grateful

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dazzler commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 3:05pm

Agree, 4 man heats in pumping waves & no Joey Turpel. Set up ipad next to computer screens, didn't get alot done that day!

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lostdoggy commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 3:01pm

You can’t script this.

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Spuddups commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 3:18pm

Bom-dum-tish!

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Gra Murdoch commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 3:03pm

How very 2020.

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zenagain commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 3:09pm

Ha! That saying is going to come into its own very soon.

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seaslug commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 3:14pm

Can't be worse than "the new normal" Zen

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fitzroy-21 commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 3:32pm

"covid normal"

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gazzee commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 3:55pm

Gazzee

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Roadkill commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 6:31pm

No Surprise, America and Americans are the world’s most selfish bunch of self entitled fuckwits...untill the whole lot are vaccinated they will continue to infect each other and all who are on US soil.

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seaslug commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 4:49pm

Roadkill, Joe Biden "its time to take our seat at the head of the table again" nah mate that's not your spot anymore

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Roadkill commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 4:04pm

A real shame as I was loving the event so far.

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simba commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 4:10pm

so is the whole shebang done and dusted .....whoa ....throw the towel in boys

simba

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Craig commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 4:13pm

Surely a duty of care issue here? For that many to get it, bet Ace is stoked he stayed put.

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simba commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 4:14pm

so is sunset etc cancelled?

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velocityjohnno commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 5:29pm

So that epic final at the end of the trials was essentially the final, then. Josh Moniz (iirc) got some incredible waves.

Craig, duty of care, how many people infected?

US still looks like a shitshow with it. Is this how the year of pro surfing is going to be?

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tubeshooter commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 6:40pm

"suspended" .. Should be an interesting stint for the commentary team if it goes ahead.

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shoredump commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 6:45pm

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vicco11 commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 6:49pm

Update from Stab

We've come to learn that this "suspension" might not be as drastic as it first appeared.

Here's the deal: In order to align with covid precautions, the WSL had to get a filming permit rather than an event permit to run the Pipe Masters, which is why they're able to keep all bystanders off the beach (as it's essentially their "film set").

The thing with filming permits, though, is that if any of the crew contract covid, the entire production needs to shut down immediately to comply with Hawaii state laws. From what we understand, there is a single crew member (who is not a WSL employee) that tested positive for coronavirus, plus, amazingly, Erik Logan, who is obviously the CEO.

Essentially, everyone else that's part of the production now needs to isolate and be re-tested. If everyone tests negative, it's likely they'll be able to get the event up and running again within the original event window. If not, the WSL is considering the possibility of an extension.

The main point is that, while unfortunate, this news does not spell the end of the WSL season, or even the Pipe Masters. This protocol was very well understood before the event started, and the WSL was fully prepared to handle such a situation.

For now, all we can do is wait and hope that no other WSL production members, staffers, or surfers have tested positive.

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Surfalot67 commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 9:13am

Interesting take Vicco. Issue now will be that the WSL insurance underwriters will run a mile. Precisely why the film industry in QLD is flat out right now with US production, they can’t get insurance to shoot at home. This plus old mate dying (RIP) from a shark attack as he had to paddle through deep water to the line up as they had the area locked off even outside competition hours will potentially be the end for the Wozzle.

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Bob Sacamano commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 6:50pm

The irony is not lost on me. The fact that elo Corp and co got the plague and sunk their own ship is just plain fucking hilarious. Well done you twats. I actually enjoyed that one day of pipe.

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SurferSam commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 7:38pm

Are you cosmo cramers mate?

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Bob Sacamano commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 8:41pm

No way. I’m just a guy who went into the hospital for a hernia operation, and due to malpractice, I now sit in a chair watching the wozzle by a window repeating "My name is Bob!" in a high-pitched voice.

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Ben Harding commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 9:07pm

Haha, +1 for both comments

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frog commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 7:17pm

Sadly a covid incident has occurred and our thoughts are prayers are with all concerned.

Frogg

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Justonemore commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 8:40pm

Shark incidents, covid to WSL boss what more could go wrong. Maybe they should have come to oz with less chance of getting virus. RIP to our fellow surfer mate. Very sad.

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Distracted commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 8:58pm

That’s crazy. Looks like the surf doesn’t pick up until Sunday (Hawaii time).... can’t they just call a couple lay days, run a stack of tests and then game on?
There are stacks of Covid cases in Hawaii anyway (18,000 on Worldometer) does it actually matter if a couple staff have it? What was the Wsl going to do when they ran comps in mainland USA, can’t keep the whole comp in a bubble there.

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tsunalu commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 8:59pm

Not a WSL fan... but a bit of perspective wouldn't go astray here gentlemen. Moto GP had Rossi go into ISO on the back of a successful modified sced. Likewise F1 had Lewis test positive.
DILLIGAF....

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fishnsurf commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 9:24pm

Why not just run the whole tour in Australia ?

Surf ingredients

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seaslug commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 10:21pm

Are you firkin serious fishnsurf?

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Surfalot67 commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 9:21am

With no seppos or brazzos yes. Fuck bringing infected entitled idiots like Dora here!

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velocityjohnno commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 11:41am

Like you said about the film industry and insurance above, if a country is free of the virus then it's a massive opportunity to actually get work done the old way, ie uninterrupted and insured. Looking forward to seeing Ryan Reynolds in a gore/comedy flick about a kangaroo-zombie outbreak.

They were using local travel bubbles (comp at Cabarita) before - I don't see why not use this method again. 2021 Champions in regions where comps can be safely put on.

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billie commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 7:11pm

Bit harsh perhaps? Bit racist perhaps? Do you not like Seppos (Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian) or Brazzos (Filipe, Italo)? I think they're amazing

Billie

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Surfalot67 commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 8:11am

Don't play the racist card Billie FFS, its a pay-out like you would your mates if you have any with all your virtue signaling. Yes amazing, but not wanted here right now. Keep our international borders well closed for now, Wozzle can suffer in their jocks.

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billie commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 12:53pm

I'm not virtue signalling, so I will ask you not to accuse me of doing so. As a Greek Australian I am hyper aware of racism and that is my prerogative. You will notice I didn't accuse you of racism but suggested that it was a 'bit racist perhaps". Virtue signalling is not using non-violent communication to suggest that a comment may be racist. Virtue signalling is pointing out good deeds done by self to show others how virtuous one is.

Basically, your comment felt derogatory from here and it didn't feel nice to me.

Billie

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mattlock commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 10:08pm

I'll say it again.
It's a shewozzle.

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Spuddups commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 7:50am

Bom-dum-tish!

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bluediamond commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 12:30am

Well, while the WSL works out what to do next, and our Pipe Masters froth is all dressed up with nowhere to go...whilst half the East coast is getting battered, and the West is getting sand/salt and fly blasted,...may as well dive into the archives.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR3M3NllXlc
The infamous '98 masters, one of the biggest and cleanest first reef comps in it's history (i still rate '91 in my time as the best). So much to digest in this little half hour vid.
Slater-Alpha, Machado-savant, (their quarter final is a cracker!) Bruce-Mercurial, Dorian-Backdorian master, Williams-smooth, Willsy-heartbreaking, Campbo-same, A.I- psychotic!, Munga-charging, the Snake....the underdog..the Aussie mongrel...the rabbit out of the hat. You can feel the tension. Unbelievable and definitely worth reliving.
It's funny to watch something that was pre webcasts, no Turpel!!...no coverage...i remember the first you'd see of Pipe was normally on the ABC news, you'd get a smattering of footage and normally Slater being crowned champ at years end. I think it was Tracks that did the big wrap on it, when it was still newspaper but in colour. They might even have had Willsy's fateful bottom turn on the cover. We're definitely pretty spoilt these days. Anyway, chuck it on and get your froth back on. Yew!

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Vic Local commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 8:09am

Bit harsh on Turpel. If you can get past the voice, he's actually not a bad commentator, and Joey is a pretty decent bloke to surf with.
Now if we can just get rid of Martin Potter and Strider and replace him with an all Victorian commentary team, that would be epic. Imaging Lipped podcaster James Miles doing special comments, and his partner in crime, Cahill Bell-Warren doing the in water commentary. I can't get enough of Cahill's short - long - short short - long turn breakdowns interspersed with local footy and cricket result, while Jim tries to steer CB-W back to surfing. It's just what the WSL needs.
If the WSL had any clue, they'd vaccinate those two blokes and get them on a plane to Covid Central ASAP.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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shoredump commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 8:47am

I’ve been drunk in line for a kebab and told Joe I love him. I still stand by the comment

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bluediamond commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 10:35am

Spread the love shoredump! yew! haha

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bluediamond commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 10:34am

haha.Well, while technically i didn't' have a go at Turps in the above, and only mentioned his absence, you, VL, have given me a great opportunity to have a crack at him. But nah, he seems like a nice enough bloke. I have to be honest though, the moment i heard his first word spilt onto the webcast, i did realise how much i hadn't missed him. But i'll try harder for ya!
Yeah definitely be good to get Warren on the webcast. Woz for the wozzle.
By the way, seems the Hawaiian community aren't too happy with the way things have been handled.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5bm96hoQR4

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Vic Local commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 11:26am

I just hope shoredump helped Joey out with his order. If shoredump didn't push him towards a Lamb Souvlaki or a HSP, Joe was not given proper Aussie hospitality.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Gra Murdoch commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 3:24pm

I would pay good money to hear Joe commentate the making of his kebab.

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Jono commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 8:37am

He would come up with new terms for standard kebab kitchen techniques. Kebab guy would give him a confused WTF look.

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Gra Murdoch commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 8:58am

'Always fun to watch the sauces added... the tabouli shows up... Potts you've had some incredible kebabs in your time, lots of stories about how you and the other tour warriors would walk hundreds of metres down the street to eat at ANOTHER kebab van, take us through that...'

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Jono commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 9:30am

Haa perfectly done in Joe's drawl

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Blowin commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 10:53am

Faaaark....that was note perfect.

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Vic Local commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 11:38am

Nice work Gra, You've nailed how Joey always asks Potter to inject his stories into the commentary.
take us through ordering a kebab. That's gold.

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Island Bay commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 1:26pm

Yup. Gold.

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Jamyardy commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 4:05pm

Ditto, good find BD. I used to have the '85 Pipe masters on VHS, and watched it a lot, big and heavy (many too big for first reef, so not as perfect, but great to watch). Also the Hawaii Nine * series had some great pipe footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRtbYV-WMe0

'84 was a solid year too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBy8HXG4LJY

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bluediamond commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 5:06pm

Legend Jamyardy! That should sort out this rainy windy Sunday arvo. Yew!

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Spuddups commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 8:05am

Farken gold! Good find. Long boards, long shorts, claims, Slater with hair, no Joe Turpel... Fark that's a clip for the ages right there.

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bluediamond commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 10:36am

So good hey. Even had Gerry Lopez on stage for the presso!!

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drodders commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 8:48am

If anyone thinks they can contain COVID in the good old US of A (even in Hawaii), they are kidding themselves...

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Vic Local commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 9:56am

Even with the vaccine, containing Covid in the USA is impossible given how many anti-vaxxer nutters there are in America. I've seen polls saying half the population won't take it.
This is what happens when you have a population that does its resurch on Youtube and elects Donald J Trump because the J stands for Jenius.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Roadkill commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 12:12pm

A growing % of the population thinks a vaccine will alter their DNA. It’s hard to get your head around just how stupid people are. America is fucked and getting fucked’er.
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seaslug commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 3:01pm

Where's Paleo Pete, aka smirking cunt, he's been quite for a while

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savanova commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 5:23pm

Just watched the new Borat movie by Sasha Baren Cohen, shows just how much of a [email protected] up unit the sepps are.

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_Bodhi_ commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 12:46pm

yeah I wonder if their political affiliation will have an influence on them being "anti-vaxxers". Since most democrats support covid precaution measures (eg. wearing masks, mail-in ballots, social distancing) versus the republicans being not so endorsing... However, trump is taking full credit for the vaccinations and could perhaps influence republicans to get vaccinated. IDK what will predict anti-vaxxers, but this entire debacle will be studied for many years to come...

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 10:01am

Hawaii could only reopen with ($500 False negative Test results).
(As with most reopened Airlines)
Hawaii chose Vault Tests, well known in industry for lowest 60% False Negatives.
Hawaii Tourism / Airlines = 'False Negative' Style...(Wow! Everyone can visit Hawaii)

15 Oct Hawaii reopens (12 days) until First Positive case hits Airport?
27 Oct - Health Dept Spokeswoman describes " A First for Honolulu? " [ 1:30 ]
https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/10/27/trans-pacific-passenger-learns-...
11 Nov - 19 / 15,000 visitors test Positive (Consider [WR] Covid Visitors?)

28 Nov - Kauai Doctor exposes Pre Flight rort but is hounded down...
https://www.kitv.com/story/42976572/kauai-doctor-states-pretravel-testin...
2 Dec - Kauai won't play the Covid travel rort game (2 week Quarantine) Good Call.
https://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Civil_Defense/COVID-19/2011135-COK_Mayor...

11 Dec - Hawaiian Avg + 1.9% or 64 / day (Inbound Covid Tourist rate = Zero) WTF.
Meaning a Trip to Hawaii is a 100% Covid Cure...or is everyone going to Jail.
Pretty sure you can't lie to prosper from a Pandemic...not on this top level scale!

Reality hits Home (Hawaii Govt would rather die than blame visitors for outbreak)
10 Dec -https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/12/10/hawaii-news/authorities-overwh...
Visitor Quarantine quadruples to 20,000 (Daily) Inbound Oct 3% - Dec 13% (more?)
Looking at 2nd Test options at Airport...( Biggest understatement of 2020)

Hawaiian Survey Says.
62% Still Do not want tourists >( June / Aug 82%)
54% Do not trust State Travel Industry to re-open with practical level of safety.
https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/12/07/hawaii-residents-covid19-vaccine/

10 year Chix Pipe Ban / Pipe Permit fail / Pipe Olympic Sacrifice / Pipe Pandemic ...
Maybe WSL could show a little more respect to Hawaiians.

tbb boycotted greedy WSL exploitation of Hawaiians. (Not my Pipe Production?)

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velocityjohnno commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 11:52am

"11 Nov - 19 / 15,000 visitors test Positive (Consider [WR] Covid Visitors?)...
Visitor Quarantine quadruples to 20,000 (Daily) Inbound Oct 3% - Dec 13% (more?)
Looking at 2nd Test options at Airport...( Biggest understatement of 2020)...
62% Still Do not want tourists >( June / Aug 82%)
54% Do not trust State Travel Industry to re-open with practical level of safety."

Far out to all that, someone high up must really want tourism for economy.
So Kauai must have it's own internal border going - good use of island.

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criso commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 12:04pm

Put some Aussies in charge of WSL before its to late or is it already

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Blowin commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 12:17pm

The irony being that the only Aussies they would deem appropriate of being in charge have themselves been so indoctrinated into the Seppo mindset that it would have zero effect on the outcome.

That’s known as the PT Effect in the trade.

Ziff needs to push someone like Snake Patterson into the driver’s seat if they ever want to move the WSL away from the uber- Corp Septic shit show it’s becoming. As long as he signs a clause preventing the jewels in the WA crown , G Land , Mysto breaks etc from somehow appearing on the CT calendar it’d be a great move.

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Island Bay commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 1:17pm

Yes, yes, and fuck yes please.

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Roadkill commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 1:28pm

Snake in the drivers seat. That’s hilarious and so dumb.

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Blowin commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 4:49pm

Dumber than surfing being controlled and directed by a SUP riding , woke Oprah disciple Oklahoman operating at the behest of a non- surfing , silver spoon billionaire Thurston Howell lovey Co- Waterperson of the year ?

If it wasn’t true you’d never fckn believe it .

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Roadkill commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 6:21pm

Yep dumber than that. So fucking dumb.

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mikehunt207 commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 6:29pm

I dont think jake "the snakes" year 9 education is going to qualify him for that job. He may be a cunt but he is not a smart cunt.

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Blowin commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 6:47pm

I thought you boys might be glad to see the back of him for 10 months a year ?

I cannot comment on whether he is in fact the cnt you claim he is. I just thought he brought a breath of fresh air to the proceedings as far as the WSL is concerned.

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Roadkill commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 7:16pm

Whingers (blowin) aside, the wsl puts on a pretty good show. Last year was fantastic....lots of drama, great events, some great finals. They may not be perfect but I love watching their events. I would like a bit of a mix up in the commentary team (Egan) but hey, I can live with it as it is. Blowin....just don’t watch it if it’s so bad.

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Blowin commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 7:42pm

Enjoy

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 12:24pm

WSL suspends "Pipe Production" What does that even mean?
Well! Pretty much everything! Really!
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/461158/the-wsl-suspends-production...

tbb thought Olympic training or maritime cargo was the exemption.(More simple it is.)

June Honolulu declared Film Making as essential (re: Qld / North NSW WSL Flicks)
Making Surf Movies exempts WSL Actors for international VIP 100% Exemptions
Nations / States can order Police to close beaches for WSL frontline Surf Actors.
No Live calling & spectators now crowd the flanks. (Good photo lay out)
https://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/post/pipeline-masters-kicks-amid-virus...

Not sure how Charlie gets to call & score for the Judges or Pick the Olympic Teams!

WSL Cop : "Replace that sand granule & move away from the WSL Surf Flick Star."
WSL say it's tiring kicking everyone off all the World's best surf beaches forever!
WSL are now bitching about having to resort more prime beaches everyday.

Here's where the WSL crew come undone...
Surfers & Staff post off a DIY / DFSI negative home kits
https://www.drugfreesport.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CU-COVID-19-One...
Renowned for tiny swab sticks & spittle but no cough etc > (Wow! Negative again!)
Housing requires PCR Tests on 4 days prior + Day 2 + Day 7 (Tougher to fake!)

Most Tune in once a week for gripping Pipe Laydays...( Say Wot! )
"It's 14 days WSL Pipe Quarantine (not) 14 days WSL Pipe Laydays!" ( Say Wot! )

Anyhow, it runs into Xmas whatever it is WSL broke this time!

Found this WSL Covid Safety Plan Maui Pro ($10,890 / day for WSL Headland Site)
https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/D-9.pdf

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McQuartzie commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 12:26pm

And tennis australia want to bring 2500 people from all over the world to melbourne for the AO, just after what happened. Money before brains just like WSL

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Vic Local commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 1:04pm

Spot on Mcquartzie.
That’s a train wreck awaiting govt approval. Quarantine is a fed govt responsibility but Scumo will make Dan Andrews make the decision on that, and then cry no matter what it is.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 3:21pm

Velocityjohnno...Hawaii / NZ (etc) are seen as Airbridges or Covid Door Mats.
Because of small Covid pop with large Air Ports, they're ideal for Big Mobs to Bully.
Oct UA-Hawaii, SFC, Costa Rica, Caribbean were launched as one (re: all outbreaks).

Airlines & Events run in house fake negative tests to spread & hide virus.
They know no other existence...just a game of numbers for them.
Just as Govt's & Bet Mobs run 20% false positives to take out players / teams & votes.
Again...all are crooks & need to own & control everything & everyone.
It's real alright & been happening since mid year + here & now + central to recovery.

Yeah! There's a more grubby side to fake Hawaiian Quarantine increase alright..
They don't show up on stats as they're not Positives, ironically they're Negatives.
Outcast freaks waving honest Covid Tests...must not undermine the Hawaiian scam.

All must strictly use Airline partner's $500 negative rorts or you get bumped.
Approved means "Trusted Lab Partners" (not) Pass' approved health professionals.
https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/
GP results have gotta cough up for Airline rort Quarantine for non rort compliance.
Yep! Locked up at premium rates for being the only proven Covid Free travellers.
https://www.khon2.com/coronavirus/travelers-with-negative-covid-results-...
"Trusted partners" have since changed...gotta keep in the loop or they'll sting ya!
You can see how Quarantine is not a blow out in cases but a non compliance penalty.
Honest folk being fleeced by Airline / Govt is what it is! (2020 Tourism Style).

C'mon! Just a step up from Hot Hotels...we all heard the guy!

This being a prototype for Qantas inhouse test / Vax Scheme.
Yer GP vax stamp is voided ...must be a $500 Qantas / Partnered Fake Test or no Fly.
[Choose Now] : $500 Fake Qantvax - $500 Fake Qantest- $3,000 Hot Qantel
Wait! Ya gotta download Qantapp & keep buying what it says or NO fly. (Got it Mate!)
Pretty sure more than half already voted that whatever it is, it's likely to be Essential.

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velocityjohnno commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 3:51pm

That will just hurt the Hawaiian community, as the false negatives will go and infect their hotel workers, SUP instructors, cafe staff - who then go an infect their rellies, all while Hawaiian health are trying to swat it (with more accurate tests). 15,000 positive incoming travelers in that short time frame?!

If they are a gateway, the incoming infection will end up showing up in NZ quarantine or Oz quarantine in our neck of the woods.

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MartinNow commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 3:36pm

You know what they say "if its not on its not on"

Should have worn protection!

MartinNow

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suckin-sand commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 4:09pm

Lewis Hamilton testing positive didn’t stop F1 and that takes 10x more crew than WSL. Get on with it ya bunch of pussies.

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wingnut2443 commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 5:35pm

From the post above by vicco11:

"In order to align with covid precautions, the WSL had to get a filming permit rather than an event permit to run the Pipe Masters, which is why they're able to keep all bystanders off the beach (as it's essentially their "film set")."

So, what might his mean for Australia?

If it's a 'film set' and then more control of an area (think filming locations here in Oz, like when they filmed and closed off Hastings Point Headland for the Johnny Depp Pirates thingy) will this lead to the whole beach area's around say Snapper, Bells, etc being 'off limits' for the general public over the entire 'usage period' (aka waiting period)?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What's the 'application' and 'public consultation' process for filming applications in Oz? I guess each state is different? Do we as recreational surfers have any say? Will the general public be able to use 'their' beach during the 'event windows'?

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*FFW - Few Fun Waves ... that's what it's all about for me.

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Surfalot67 commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 8:27am

Wingnut, the City of Gold Coast already give them an "exclusive use permit" for Snapper. That extends from Marine Parade to 1 km east of the contest site in what's known as the "bathing reserve". If they wanted to close off the whole area, they already have the power to do just that. They do not have to apply for a filming permit here, that was just a work-around for Hawaii. The major events team at COGC permit activities such as this, not the film unit. BTW, the locals (real locals, not a couple of whinging dog walkers from Murbah) loved the way Pirates conducted themselves as Hasting's Point, and all feel the area was left in better condition than it was before the crew arrived. Public are advised weeks in advance by letter drop, and can voice there concerns direct to council.

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wingnut2443 commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 3:26pm

@Surfalot67 ... the FACT is that there was NO 'letter box drop' to inform the locals, before the filming event or even once approved. I own property in the area received NOTHING, and none of my neighbours did either. It was only social media skuttle butt after it was a go and being set up that anyone was informed. Truth. Fact.

Also, the locals, as in regular surf users, fishermen and families were ALL not happy about the filming and how it was all 'lock up'. It was for the enter period with big fences down to water line etc. Local businesses, including the shop at Hastings Point suffered because locals were not there, visitors were unable to park near the shop and the entire film site had onsite catering. So again, no local financial benefit.

Scaffolding, road closure and other support were all from out of the area. No financial benefit to the local economy. But a HUGE impact to locals, ratepayers, and regular holiday makers / day tripping tourists / families etc ... Families couldn't even use the park near the creak because of parking restrictions and chaos from the headland carpark closure.

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Surfalot67 commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 4:39pm

Wingnut, I don't know you personally but mate that is just utter bullshit, Aquaman spent $40k on restoration after that shoot, new tracks and bollards and left the area WAY better than prior to their arrival. This was not a fucking student film, it was run by long term industry professionals. They door knocked and letter dropped hundreds of homes, just because you didn't get one doesn't mean it didn't happen FFS. They funded and arranged community meetings beforehand, it was on the news, and was debated at council publicly. The truth is a certain community member was away during this process and kicked off big time that he wasn't involved as a previous gig there had paid him off. He was so pissed he missed out on payola this time he made it hell for the production, spreading bullshit rumors...the real locals know the truth.

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wingnut2443 commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 3:28pm

This has me intrigued:

" ... the City of Gold Coast already give them an "exclusive use permit" for Snapper. That extends from Marine Parade to 1 km east of the contest site in what's known as the "bathing reserve". If they wanted to close off the whole area, they already have the power to do just that. "

Can anyone shed more light, or you @Surfalot ...

How can a local government control past maritime high tide line?

Me thinks there is some bullshit in the 'permit' and what really can be done.

Stu, Ben, TBB, Swellnet crew ... whats the TRUTH?

Does anyone really know?

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Ash commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 8:14pm

What a good point Wingnut, owning the beach for a private event is totally f'd up.

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Robo commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 8:22pm

There is a lot of whinging closet watchers on here.

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Blowin commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 8:26pm

Whinging about whinging.

So meta.

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Robo commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 9:11pm

So full of it

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san Guine commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 9:21pm

I whinge therefore I am

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Blowin commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 5:29pm

Triggered by nothing whatsoever, your comment came to mind as I was driving slowly through torrential rain a couple of hours ago. Cue laughter. Classic comment.

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tubeshooter commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 10:49pm

Don't forget 'Aquaman' wingnut . I did some work for Warner Bros years ago , transport department unfortunately ;}. It was a faarking good gig tho.
Having said that ,those corporate fucks can pretty much do what they want when they roll up .Especially after greasing the local councils palm.

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 2:59am

Crew are right on the film crews... have rights to extend their lease..
As with Hastings...Can stay half a year or more + acquire more real estate.
They can also break every Safety Law & some more...all at once if they like.
Really is a Pollie's make believe world that are entitled to shit all over our world.

tbb watched Spit cam N/W come on then 30mins later rocked up in boardies.
Beach Flags were crackin' with a crystal clear offshore. Yum! Yum! All for tbb.

Walking closer thinking WTF is this Surf Comp shit doing in the Flags & only in Flags.
Real Beach Flags Film set had Boats 4 Jet Skis / 8 surfers / 2 mega drones / Dogs.
Clearly not safe & no entry was permitted near the event / set. (No signs?)

Phone up Council & said Film Set broke every bylaw in & around Beach Flags + ban.
Council chick said sure...tbb reeled off Distances for each & said yep!
Fed' Drone / State' Boats + JetSkis / Council' Surfers + Dogs (All laws broken at once!)
Council Chick says tough...go swim elsewhere.
Cheeky chick asked if tbb was making a complaint...Yes! "Well bad luck as you can't!"

She even said that they were filming a TV show don't you know + didn't need signs!

Saw the "Surf Film Production" Laughed as TV Lifeguard tells Jet Ski to move on!
That was tbb's line....they stole that off the local basher.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYCloy_Gwgs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IypwFlWbm4w

The reason for Comp in Flags is that actors couldn't surf so needed OHS VIP Flags.

Council also locks out beach bar throughfare if you got not Shirt & thongs + groms.
Tried telling Bouncer tbb & grom just wanna go for a Surf! "No Mate...not here!"
Here being the only beach steps & closest entry to Beach Flags...durr!
Ambos had to climb rocks to relay spinal patient because of Beach Bar blocked steps.
Sound Checks drowned out Shark Alarm...tbb was out the back alone...as bait.
Next day...Phone up Council...Yeah! I know...NO complaints..."Gee! You learn fast!"
The Mayor on TV : " We've had no complaints about the Pop Up Beach Bar Trial."
Double thumbs up for more beach bars...everyone cool with that?

Beaches are now closed to basherz about 2 months / year by BOM [Hazard Card].
2025 Town's Dawn > Dusk Drone Squadron is likely to spot a 2.5m Shark each day.
Then whole shire's "Beach & Surf" is closed 365 days /yr...Careful what ya wish for!
Seachange Real estate will gladly step in & sponsor Private Beach Drone security.
Just saying...surf as much as you can while you still can...we are losing it!

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Surfalot67 commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 8:42am

I guess you never watch films or TV? Or is it okay that the hundreds of local crew are employed making productions, so long as its not in your back yard? So inconvenient for TBB that you couldn't access one section of one beach for one day right? Diddums. As for your completely ignorant rantings on the production's safety guidelines and permits, you are so far off your meds its hilarious. Why don't you check in with Ryan Hippo, the marine coordinator on that gig before you mouth off!

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mikehunt207 commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 11:00am

Wow! Ryan Hipwood involved, obviously that makes it all ok then Surfalot67, nothing like a fanboy thinking pro surfers (ex?) can do no wrong, at least it takes Hippo away from filming himself surfing other peoples surf spots for a while.
TBB is usually pretty onto it with his facts and seeing the rules bend for events and development in our neck of the woods I have no doubt the "white shoe brigade" running the gold coast council would do anything for a buck regardless of how it effects the local community (just look at the place).

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Surfalot67 commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 11:55am

Two different conversations here MH, development and filming are in no way related, once a film wraps all that's left are memories and money. I agree he's usually accurate (although I'm not sure anyone bothers to fact check all his rants) but TBB is way off reservation and lying here. Claims he checked The Spit cam and turned up to see the production's "surf comp" set. Lie. It was at Nobbies. Claim dogs on set - lie, no scripted animals in scene. Claim no signs. Lie, "caution filming" signs at public access points. Claims laws broken. Lol, another lie. CASA approvals for Drone in place , no state authority approvals for boat/ski's required as per GCWA and Maritime Safety Qld as they were in the COGC bathing reserve, all COGC approvals were met. Claims set was in flagged area. No, another lie. It was 100m south of flagged area. BTW, the actual surfing sequence's were shot at Straddie, on a completely different day. Facts mate - they're important. As for the fan boy comment - I was going to be nice, but go fuck yourself. The only fan boy here is you licking TBB's saggy ball sack.

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ringmaster commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 12:50pm

Sorry Surfalot but you needed to include a minimum of 5 links or it never happened.

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Surfalot67 commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 12:52pm

Bahaha! You win RM

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shoredump commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 8:17am

The swells here and the comp is back on. They’ve decided to run every heat at once

We should have a winner in minutes

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belly commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 9:29am

Post of the week

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eel commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 9:35am

Best day of the waiting period. WSL blowing it again.

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batfink commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 11:49am

Hawaii was in reasonable shape, Covid-wise, in that it was the only US state that wasn’t up shit creek.

This has the potential to be not good at all. Hoping it’s just the one guy and he hasn’t been on a pub/cafe/restaurant crawl with all his mates.

Always hard to tell though I terms of knowing how they are dealing with it locally. Is there a strong culture of getting tested, as there was here. Are the numbers good? Don’t know, but do know someone who has been there for months and she thinks it was pretty much under wraps, being well handled. A plague of surfers could change all that quite quickly.

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bluediamond commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 12:10pm

WSL have made one measly one paragraph statement 3 days ago re. both comps suspended. How come no updates since? When the AFL had a player test positive they had updates on the hour, every day, keeping everyone in the loop and mapping out potential outcomes/plans and executing them. The womens comp has kinda just vanished, the mens comp pretending not to be there while the waves are pumping right in front of the comp site right this moment. And complete radio silence for the fans/spectators/competitors? What a shit show.

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eel commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 12:48pm

It is embarrassing how badly the WSL has responded to Covid. The last professional sport in the world to get going (but probably one of the easiest to socially distance) and then the boss of the organisation fucks it up at the very first contest with pretty much fuck all communication to fans.

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Robo commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 1:34pm

Guess none of the Aussies are comming home for Xmas as will be stuck in a Hotel for 14 days, or are they exempt?

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 4:54pm

[FACTCHECK]
tbb only visited the Miami Set & The Spit set as said & as shown + again here.
Don't know why tbb bothers... tbb's Tall story backed up by Vid & ...action [ Take 2 ].
(Now watch as shoreline changes from Miami Headland / Spit - Jetty / high rises)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IypwFlWbm4w
[0 :21] The Spit ( see 1 of tbb's boats + Surfers Paradidse High Rises )
[0:36] Drone shot 4 surfers or actors with the Jetski as tbb said
(Naturally the 2nd set of 4 actors are hidden + 2nd Film Ski / Boat are filming
[0:48] Ironwoman CAT sprints from Miami to The Spit in 7 secs [0:55]
[1:00] Surrounded by High Rises to the West (Southport) & South (Surfers Paradise)
[1:23] see : Cat gets rudely dropped in at [ Sand Pumping Jetty ] Right Hander.

Reef Break filmed & shut down heaps of local Beaches....
Plane dive bombing at Fingal...not gonna allow beach goers there.
Byron (Gun on Beach Scene)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IthLxT7jHwI&list=PLDe0CguuqcMBtcGx44XGlM...

Reef Break was filmed thru (2 States / 4 - 5 shires )
H'land / Byron / Fingal / D Bah / Currumbin / Miami / SP / Spit / Straddie + more.

tbb does not expect an apology but reckons the crew are entitled to one.
Crew are smart enough to know when tbb is having a crack...
None here are gonna troll their local beaches to be hounded outta yer own lineup.

Series shut down 100kms / beaches / Rivers/ NP for many 1000's.
Would've thought that was obvious!
A few 1,000 more Goldie Drug Pimp TV Shows won't hurt our Drug Pimp rep!

Here's those Laws we all know so well...
1)Federal Casa : Drones are Banned at The Spit Seadrome
(re: 1930's -2020 Seadrome > Scenic / charter Flights & Rescue / Choppers)
https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSGoldCoast/videos/drone-interrupts-rescue-a...
https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-coast/a-gold-coast-man-wa...

2) Qld Govt - Jet Skis / Boats are not permitted within 400m of Beach Flags
3) GCCC - Dogs must be kept 200m from Beach Flags
4) GCCC- Surfboards cannot be used within 60m of Beach Flags...

Again the crew debate these laws all the time, so never had reason to doubt tbb.
Salute the crew's backup...they're too clever to fall for made up bullshit...honestly!
tbb is not outing or naming just cut the bullshit & lose the troll & we can all move on!

10 April 2019 swellnet & tbb were the first to promote it.
Oops! Maybe tbb was the only local who bothered to support it.
https://www.swellnet.com/comment/653892

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Surfalot67 commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 5:56pm

What an odd critter you must be. First you post you like it, now its another Goldie Drug Pimp show in your words. And you call me a troll? Fuck that's weird, you seem to be here all the time writing a novel on every thread with half a dozen meaningless links. As for your comments on laws, what are you, a retired parking copper? None of the quoted laws apply or were transgressed. You think a production of that scale in public places isn't right under the microscope? Did you check with COGC Lifeguard Services or CASA or any other body re compliance? Thought not. They are watched every single day by COGC officers for compliance, not to mention no professional production (which this was) would potentially put the public or themselves at risk. They would have no insurance and would be royally screwed if anything went wrong. ABCI/Disney have a huge focus on safety and are extremely risk-averse, with risk assessments and safety plans a mile long. I appreciate your need for attention with your constant posts which can be mildly entertaining, but you're way outta your lane this time. The difficulty with calling out everyone else all the time TBB is that you need to make sure you're right...cheers.

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 15 Dec 2020 at 9:20am

News: Most recent Beach Film production results in covid outbreak...many lives at risk.

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bluediamond commented Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 5:20pm

Jeez that's pretty damning from a non surfing newsite. Don't think i've ever read an article on mainstream press as scathing as that about pro surfing. Ouch! The pressure builds...

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 5:25pm

its on!

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bluediamond commented Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 5:30pm

So they say. We'll see.

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simba commented Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 5:32pm

Fr what have you heard?

simba

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shoredump commented Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 5:34pm

Woohoo!
Anyone got an updated forecast?

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keanu commented Friday, 18 Dec 2020 at 3:52am

It seemed like it was all for the cameras after all. What a shit show and totally amateur from the WSL.

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D-Rex commented Friday, 18 Dec 2020 at 9:52am

The WSL is no doubt taking all of our constructive criticisms on board, so a big thank-you to swellnetonians from Elo, on behalf of all at the WSL, is surely imminent.

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sheep shagger commented Saturday, 19 Dec 2020 at 6:09pm

Sadly D-Rex, it's not constructive criticism on this site... just reactive negativism and automatic hate of anything outside Queensland.

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keanu commented Saturday, 19 Dec 2020 at 4:06am

They are watched every single day by COGC officers for compliance, not to mention no professional production (which this was) would potentially put the public or themselves at risk. https://howtogimp.webflow.io