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360 Photography's photo of Polzeath

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Polzeath

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Polzeath

Date Taken: . 18549 page views since 16th June 2009.

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Spongerdudette Jun 23, 2009 Rating: 0

Brilliant just brilliant respect to this guy.

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Rio Surf N Stay Jun 22, 2009 Rating: -1

Perfect waves for bodyboarders!! Haavy and bareling... we got a similar spot here in Rio... the bigger days it gets just like that....

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chenson Jun 22, 2009 Rating: -2

45 inches of dung is that grocery snake I dropped in Nova Scotia. The Jim Henson parallel should just read Chenson rhymes with Henson (leaving out the Jim part allows it to flow). The rest of it is just not very clever I am sorry to say. I do have a hoodie though. My rebuttal might go “I do have a hoodie, and my booties smell like pee. If you know about the muppet show, there was time to get a degree.” See how that has a certain rhythm AND it attacks your inability to complete sentences or form a cohesive attack?

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Just 45 Jun 24, 2009 Rating: 3

Don't forget feeble and completely derivative

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Shorey Jun 23, 2009 Rating: 1

actually its pretty lame but whatever rocks your boat.

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Scott Jun 22, 2009 Rating: -2

looks like greve de lecq jersey

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Sqirls Wife Jun 22, 2009 Rating: -1

pathetic spongebloods!!

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Shorey Jun 22, 2009 Rating: 0

For squizzle my nizzle.

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360 Photography Jun 22, 2009 Rating: 1

Check the latest Polzeath photos for a shot of this guy at the oposite end of a similar wave on the same day!

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Shorey Jun 22, 2009 Rating: 0

Yeah I noticed him. Still an good shot regardless. Thats a pretty heavy wave right there. Keep em coming dude.

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360 Photography Jun 22, 2009 Rating: 0

That's the one, did you notice the guy in the spray on the left - what a shot that would have been if he had made the wave!!

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Shorey Jun 22, 2009 Rating: 0

The one of the guy going off the lip?

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Sids Surf Shack Jun 22, 2009 Rating: 0

Hats of here....brave mother f*****!!!

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flippyflop Jun 22, 2009 Rating: -1

Lush wedge near boscastle!

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moonyface Jun 21, 2009 Rating: 3

peekaboo

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jack trays Jun 21, 2009 Rating: 0

humdinger

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360 Photography Jun 20, 2009 Rating: 4

Whoops!! I did not mean to cause any agro - I just love the power in the photo, with the previous wave still dripping down the rocks in the background. I know from stuffing the a waterhousing into the bottom when duck diving one of these that there is only a couple of feet left at the bottom - and you can see that the lip is full of sand to beat you with when you get it wrong. Whilst being a stand up myself I have full respect for these guys that take this wave on on in a big swell, and neap tides, when the stand ups give it a miss. Check the new Polzeath photos tomorrow, I have just put up another of this guy from the same session - not being so shy this time! Spongefreak - no watermark as I completely forgot!!

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360 Photography Jun 22, 2009 Rating: 2

Sorry, I missed your question! I mainly use a 1D MkIII with an EF600, often with a 1.4 converter, as was probably the case with this shot.

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forever stoked Jun 22, 2009 Rating: 2

what are u shooting with my man?

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spongefreak Jun 20, 2009 Rating: 2

I'm guessing you were overcome with emotion and of course the business side of things went out the window, feel the love, can't wait for the next shot, thanks.

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Will Jun 20, 2009 Rating: 1

I do think its a great picture!

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the vanity project Jun 19, 2009 Rating: -1

Oi !! Bazza and Kiwi John, you left a few off the list……Groundhog TRAY, TRAYn-spotting, 28 TRAYS later, a LID too far, the house of flying DICK-DRAGGERS, butch Cassidy and the sundance LID, TRAYning day, lock, stock and two SPONGERS barrelling, mad MATS, easy LID-rider. All classics in there own right. (we were due a good pun-down)

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Shorey Jun 22, 2009 Rating: 1

Karate lid 1 2 and 3. Wax on wax off

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Credit Name: Jun 20, 2009 Rating: 0

Gone with the Sponge...?

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Kiwi John Jun 20, 2009 Rating: 0

Point Bake!!!!

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Didier Jun 20, 2009 Rating: 0

How about The Great TRAYn Robbery, End of TRAYS, SPONGERgeddon, LOTR; The Fellowship of the TRAY, The Two BOOGERS, The Return of the SPONGE, Star Wars: The Sponger Strikes Back.... (could do this all day!)

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ride_it_like_a_pony Jun 20, 2009 Rating: 2

spongebob square tray??

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Papa Chambo Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 2

early ben affleck film....'trayed and confused'....

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the vanity project Jun 19, 2009 Rating: -1

Oooh top punnage Bazza, hats off to that. While we are on a Jay and Silent Bob theme how about ‘Tray-sing Amy’…..love that film. Best thing that Affleck has been in (except J-Lo of course!)

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bazza Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 2

Touche, Mr Fair: TRAY and silent Bob strike back, Monty Pithon and the holy TRAYl, SPONGEns and dragons, Butch cassidy and the SPUNGEdance LID (variation on yours). Top SPUNGE, Dr. TRAYngelove.. what about South Park the movie....Directed by TREY Parker...

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.....SPARTACUS!! Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

"shorey does durban"........"the sponger in miss jones".......

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the vanity project Jun 19, 2009 Rating: -1

You guys! What’s the issue here? The photo is class, its chock full of drama, matey boy is charging a dark one and fair play to him for taking it on. Half the people who comment on these photos wouldn’t charge this wave, in fact the last thing they probably charged was their credit card to renew their annual subscription to Gay-Surfer Magazine. Get your waves however you can people, it aint what you ride its how you ride it. (well..that and how many cool stickers you have on your rear window)

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Didier Jun 20, 2009 Rating: 1

TESTIFY!

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Shorey Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

AMEN BROTHER

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ben59 Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 1

At the top end of any sport their are some exceptional talents. Yeah slater, mike are clearly talented and a joy to watch but if you stand-ups who spend your days mouthing off how spongers cant charge then your very narrow minded. Body boarding is becoming more and more into the public eye with certain Cornish boys making better and better dvds (brushed aside and la familiar of the top of my head) Some of the waves would make you sticks shit your pants. Im not saying Im in that circle but you make a statement 'like spongers cant charge' is clearly bull shit. If you still dont believe me watch 'the road' Brendon Newton and you might just change positions on the wave. awesome pic.

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Will Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

hahah thank you very much

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.....SPARTACUS!! Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

oh yeah almost forgot.....hahahahahaha........bazza yer a riot.......brokeback boogers.......hahahahaha

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.....SPARTACUS!! Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

my god shorey you dont know what the truffle shuffle is???????>>>>>>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5whaRkuipU>>>>>>>hahahahahaha...I get a hell of a kick out that everytime I see it....classic Will!

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Shorey Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

ey??

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Will Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

TRUFFLE SHUFFLE!!!!!!!!

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Shorey Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

eveloving?? hehe need to start typing slower. what I was trying to get at is that each method has its merits and is unique in its own way. Neither is better or worse or easier just different. I like boosting and short intense waves with steep drops whereas my mates who surf like long point breaks etc. To each his own and have fun doing it that is all that matters.

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Shorey Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

yeah man bodyboarding is constantly eveloving with new inovative aerial moves and guys charge bigger heavier waves. stand up surfing is also pushing boundaries with guys starting to get innovative in the air and charge heavier waves. I just wish people would start to understand that the two sports are different. I dont sponge because I cant surf I sponge because of the type of waves it allows me to ride and I love the feeling of pulling into big closeouts.

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Kiwi John Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 1

plus.. Sponge Bob Square Pants

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bazza Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 2

Yes those well known videos....along with "Dude wheres my tray", "Brokeback booger" and " Endless sponger II with the fat kid from the Goonies"

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soutie Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 1

brilliant. freaky as hell, but brilliant.

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traboys Jun 19, 2009 Rating: -1

Tought he was standing fora sec lol. Was thinking jesus that must be a deep wave lol

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Kojak Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

Same. Although, it is still pretty big! good shot.

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spongefreak Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

Ace shot and some rib tickling comments to boot, keep it up everyone you've made my day. How come you didn't watermark this one 360?

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Shorey Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

Sick wave, that takes some balls to take that on, much respect.

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Hosh Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 2

Aah.. the old surfer vs. bodyboarder debate been going for YEARS, and probably will for many, many more. I just don't see the point of the arguing/debating, nothing ever gets resolved and that's why these debates are STILL going after all these years... Sick wave brud

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Oriel surfer Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 1

Yanks. So full of crap.

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.....SPARTACUS!! Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

......argghhh ohhhhh......my tummy is grumbling.....shouldnt have done all you can eat fish tacos last night......oooooooh......it kind of hurts......feels like I am full of a peanut corn shit.......and its ripping me apart.......

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Kiwi John Jun 19, 2009 Rating: -2

I love all this bodyboard surfboard shite, I have both! when I cant be arsed to stand up I bring out the sponge and when I want to make the effort I bring out the Longboard. I've even got a shortboard but thats because I sometimes get delusions of grandeur.

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

what a super pic! Love it!! More please!

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Just 45 Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 4

Board? What board? I don't see no board. Dude is one of those tourists who head to the closest rock to the break to get a photo of some spray and got swept in. Now he's coming up for the last gasp before a serious pommeling. Take that one home to show the neighbors what you did on your holiday.

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Sir Surfalot Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 1

core!!! the forsaken land...

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Easily:HyPn0tiZ3d Jun 18, 2009 Rating: -1

we in the gulf can appreciate this nasty surf

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djdski Jun 18, 2009 Rating: -2

you guys have got to chill out, who gives a fuck what he's riding? its a sick wave, end of chat

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Will Jun 18, 2009 Rating: 0

thats what i was trying to say

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BWS=MIA/NORCAL Jun 18, 2009 Rating: -2

heres the difference in both surfing and body boarding. surfing takes balance, good wave selection, stretegic thinking, and you have to be an athlete.... body boarding only takes the balls to get out into the line up; mind you so does surfing plus surfers have a bigger board to duck dive! No balance is really needed in boogie boarding. wave selection is still a factor in both sports b/c if you pick the wrong wave your fucked, but as for thinking about what to do next on the wave and to say you charged the wave does match surfing do to the lake of talent it takes to perform a trick and lake of tricks you can acually perform... sorry to say surfing over comes on gnarlyness but its cool if you want to go boogie board a wave just remember who has the right of way the guy with the sharp ass fin thats running over you at a very high speed!!

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Will Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

oh so now its brits vs yanks....didn't we beat you in some war a few hundred years ago?

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fmx74 Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

If you drop knee you need alot more balance than surfing as its all about weight distribution and rail placement so that sticks your argument up your fat yank arse and if someone ran me over they would not no wot hit them!!!

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Will Jun 18, 2009 Rating: 2

well put

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Pastyboy84 Jun 18, 2009 Rating: 0

Looking at it I'd say he could be shortboarding and he's commited to a bottom turn there. The trough is just so deep below the level of the water around it due to the reef it makes it hard to tell??? Stop exchanging the banter & appreciate the picture eh? I can't believe that's somewhere near to Polzeath!

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bazza Jun 18, 2009 Rating: 3

No, it is Polzeath! He is on a swelly with the rest of the surf school. Came down from tup north for the week...

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Jimmy Slade's Hair-do Jun 18, 2009 Rating: -4

It's a shame he didn't manage to get to his feet...

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chenson Jun 22, 2009 Rating: 1

45 inches of dung is that grocery snake I dropped in Nova Scotia. The Jim Henson parallel should just read Chenson rhymes with Henson (leaving out the Jim part allows it to flow). The rest of it is just not very clever I am sorry to say. I do have a hoodie though. My rebuttal might go “I do have a hoodie, and my booties smell like pee. If you know about the muppet show, there was time to get a degree.” See how that has a certain rhythm AND it attacks your inability to complete sentences or form a cohesive attack?

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Didier Jun 20, 2009 Rating: 0

hehe dunno why that posted twice lol

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Jako Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 2

mate that is the biggest load of bullshit i have ever heard

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Shorey Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 1

I heard you the first time man :)

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Didier Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 1

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWN! thats an awful lot of talk about nothing really. Like the poem tho 45 that made me chuckle!! All im gonna say is, there are good surfers on both sides and bad also, but at the end of the day you're in an online forum with no way of proving anything so why bother? Feel free to have a bit of banter and rip on each other for fun but leave the attitudes at the door yeah, cos no one really cares!

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Didier Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWN! thats an awful lot of talk about nothing really. Like the poem tho 45 that made me chuckle!! All im gonna say is, there are good surfers on both sides and bad also, but at the end of the day you're in an online forum with no way of proving anything so why bother? Feel free to have a bit of banter and rip on each other for fun but leave the attitudes at the door yeah, cos no one really cares!

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.....SPARTACUS!! Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

hahahaha 45 yer a poet and didnt know it.........that was good enough to absolve you of the smart bomb comment.....

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Shorey Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

Bazza, I am pretty sure you will find that only 10 % of surfers actually charge also, most just stand bottom turn and bail and normally do so far from the critical section of the wave. I am not dissing it is a fact. Or they just pump and maybe attempt a cutback and fall off doing so. Maybe the spongers in your area dont charge but if you go to OZ or come down this side I am sure you will fall be eating your words when you see what the boys are doing.

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Jun 19, 2009 Rating: -2

that was nice and creative, 4 points.

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Just 45 Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 3

Chenson rhymes with Jim Henson, and that poor soul is dead, Yet here's another muppet, with nothing in his head. Talks some smack and calls you down, got a board and thinks he's cool, Talks a lot like Doobie though, and boy was a tool. Bodyboard? 'That's gay' he says - 'your not hot like me', Still goes home at sundown, with boots that smell like pee. He has the shoes, the hoodie too - he thinks that he has class, But when mommy catches him on MSW, she'll surely spank his ass. He's a punk, a little shit, who doesn't know the stoke, And everything he types online is just a friggin' joke. Go home chenson, or Doobie, or whomever you are today - Boys who call 'dig dragger' are the only ones that 'er gay.

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RICHSURF Jun 19, 2009 Rating: -1

What?! Ah mate such dribble, and this is a proven statistic is it? shutup!

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RICHSURF Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

Bellend

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kook sponger Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

i just saw your photos. youre a kook

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Pocket Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 2

Sweet wave though

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Pocket Jun 19, 2009 Rating: 0

Nope, your sentiments block your judgement. You are hypocritical - "surfers have become the most insecure people on the planet" Not all, therefore you are forming a group stereotype yourself. "i feel bad for you guys." Then sympathize. You are also trying an approach like you have higher education, but, "...anyone with the most basic understanding of the human mind can see whats going on under the surface so to speak." If it was most basic it would not be 'under' the surface, as in out of sight, it would be 'on' the surface and in plain sight. Therefore someone with a basic understanding would be able to comprehend. "Maybe quit surfing and read a book." I think you need to re-read all the books you have ever picked up.

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kennny94 Jun 19, 2009 Rating: -1

brooks999 do you have down's syndrome?

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chenson Jun 18, 2009 Rating: 0

since belly riders started charging??? that is the funniest shit i have read in a week! you look rediculous no matter what kind of gay roll or spin you "pull off". charging.....that is priceless.

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Easily:HyPn0tiZ3d Jun 18, 2009 Rating: 1

durrr I wana b jussss like u

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Will Jun 18, 2009 Rating: -1

ooooooooooooooooooooo goooood one! :O

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kook sponger Jun 18, 2009 Rating: 2

nah. im just right.

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Will Jun 18, 2009 Rating: 1

I wasn't bashing and clearly if you read my first comment on the post i thought it was cool i didnt care what was being ridden so yeah i'd say you're being overly defensive

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bazza Jun 18, 2009 Rating: -2

Hes right. But less than 10% of bodyboarders actually charge. Most spend their time frothing in 2 foot sloppy beachbreak...

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wavemechanics Jun 18, 2009 Rating: 2

oooo big speach

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kook sponger Jun 18, 2009 Rating: -2

im the insecure one? these guys are going around bashing the little guy just cuz they like a different style of wave riding, but im the insecure one? ya maybe your right... but anyone with the most basic understanding of the human mind can see whats going on under the surface so to speak. you are INSECURE because bodyboards are fucking gnarley. maybe quit surfing and read a book

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Will Jun 18, 2009 Rating: 2

did you ever think people are just joking? Seems like you're the insecure one......

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kook sponger Jun 18, 2009 Rating: 2

ok. seriously. get over youselves. its really getting sad guys. get yourselves into therapy and tell them that you just cant get on with your lives ever since bodyboarders started charging. they will laugh your asses rite out of the office. surfers have become the most insecure people on the planet. not even joking, i feel bad for you guys

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Will Jun 18, 2009 Rating: -1

agreeeeeeeeeeed

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terribleone Jun 18, 2009 Rating: 5

This is insane. Huuuuuuge respect... good to see such low-key spots still exist and there's people charging them like this.

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Will Jun 18, 2009 Rating: 0

That is fucking gnarly

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