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devocean's photo of Wollongong

Tom Nagle snags a backlit beauty on an amazing day of east swell in the Wollongong area - this was only the begining and of all days for it to happen - my shutter jammed on the camera!

Average rating of 4.50 from 30 votes

Wollongong

Spot Location: New South Wales > New South Wales > Wollongong

Date Taken: 25th June 2009. 6488 page views since 28th June 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
4ft 10s 73.13° 1ft 6s 1.6ft 3s 15
mph
Mostly Clear 54°f
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Marco Hasbun Jul 6, 2009 Rating: 1

great pic !

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soutie Jul 5, 2009 Rating: 2

hahahahaha celeocanth's "foamaphobe". class.

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ADD TO cART Jul 6, 2009 Rating: 0

I'm liking the Tiktaalik . but my therapist (VP) has told me to resist the urge!

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ADD TO cART Jul 6, 2009 Rating: 0

I'm liking the Tiktaalik . but my therapist (VP) has told me to resist the urge!

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Coelacanth Jul 6, 2009 Rating: 0

Nevermind...obviously I have managed to stumble onto a pic with the right format and bumble through uploading it. Tried to edit/change to a better one with jpg format but no luck so far.

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Coelacanth Jul 6, 2009 Rating: -2

Hey MPD...I tried to lift a pic of a coelocanth off wikipedia but it didn't have the right format(jpg). Should I scan a pic out of a library book or what? I'm technologically challenged, obviously. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.

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ADD TO cART Jul 6, 2009 Rating: 0

Love that user name , you have to get a profile pic up. Damn thats one ugly fish ! Ps hope i got my spelling right ?

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Coelacanth Jul 6, 2009 Rating: 0

wow...tough crowd here tonight...tough crowd...thanks Soutie, I needed that

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SurferMatt Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 0

lol at kiwi johns comment spaz arm lol

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Just 45 Jul 4, 2009 Rating: 2

Do you think it's Verbal ???

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Kiwi John Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 3

Absolutely love this photo, really great shot, shame the surfer has a spaz arm going on.

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Kiwi John Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Personal computer what????

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nouettes Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Thats hardly a PC comment kiwi john. And I thought yours was such a socially progressive country...

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.....SPARTACUS!! Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 0

awesome shot.....the clouds are phenomenal.....and the shack he is getting ready to be in.

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kaotikone Jul 2, 2009 Rating: 1

Absolutly amazing

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Sids Surf Shack Jul 2, 2009 Rating: 2

He got gloves on...here?

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Coelacanth Jul 4, 2009 Rating: 0

Yes Ngiya...ha ha yes,...thanks.. I love it. The less I say the better right now...oh man, am I settin' myself up.

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Shorey Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Or him dangling a baby off the end of his board. :)

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Coelacanth Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 0

A tribute to Michael Jackson would be having his moonwalking image photoshopped over this guy. Soutie's idea, not mine.

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the vanity project Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 1

Hmmm, tricky one this, phatmanwc is probably right about the contrast. Right hand looks gloved, left hand looks ungloved. Possibly a Michael Jackson tribute??

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phatmanwc Jul 3, 2009 Rating: -2

Hmmm, doubtful...prob just looks like that due to the contrast.

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Papa Chambo Jul 2, 2009 Rating: 2

Special day.

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stephenjones102 Jul 2, 2009 Rating: 0

That sky makes this one of the best pictures I've ever seen.

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Sneakybadger Jul 24, 2009 Rating: 0

I'm with shorey on this one, give me a double up mutant anyday....then back home for six lashes with the cat o'nine tails!

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Coelacanth Jul 7, 2009 Rating: 2

Shorey...I thought the only person in this group that was into S & M was Sqirl's wife.

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Shorey Jul 7, 2009 Rating: 0

Closeouts dude, big, hollow, heavy, shallow, bone crunching closeouts, thats why.

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Coelacanth Jul 6, 2009 Rating: -2

Shorey...I completely agree with you and fully understand why you reacted like you did. I would have, too! What I don't understand is why you have this...penchant for boogery...(thanks Austin Powers)...just kidding

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Shorey Jul 6, 2009 Rating: 0

I love my mom. Some "your mother" jokes are funny, others just plain disgusting. "Your moms so fat she ahs her own area code" thats quite funny. "I am going to come and rape your mom with a baseball bat" or jokes about her with a face full of cum, not so funny. I can take a joke but there is a big difference between a joke and an insult.

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Coelacanth Jul 5, 2009 Rating: -2

Nevermind. I found the answer to my question above. I'm not that retarded. Just came to class late and am a slow learner

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Coelacanth Jul 4, 2009 Rating: 0

Hey nouettes...Yeah, I just started paying more attention to all this banter very recently. Never saw the comment that set him off or who said it but his reply made it clear enough what the comment was. What is his profile name now, anyway? I'm sorry I called you a boogie-ist. I should have called you a foamophobe.

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nouettes Jul 4, 2009 Rating: -2

F#ck em! You gotta love a bit of banter. Best thing about this site, as I've said before.(Just dont mention love trysts with Shoreys mum!)

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Coelacanth Jul 4, 2009 Rating: 0

Hey nouettes...You did kinda open this can of worms (a colloquial American expression) by stating how much better the picture was with standup surfer in it, rather than a boogieboarder. You're a boogie-ist! How do you think that made all those spongers all over the world feel?

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Shorey Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Full blown snog more like it.

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formal unlooker Jul 3, 2009 Rating: -2

a wee kiss and make up lads. awwwww

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Coelacanth Jul 3, 2009 Rating: -2

Hey nouettes... I checked out the Bantham pic comments. Now I understand why certain subjects should probably be left alone, especially in an international forum. Crowds and sponger vs standup conflicts are not nearly as bad at my local breaks as they apparently are elsewhere in the world. I am trying, like you were in the Bantham pic comments, to get people to take themselves less seriously. I am sorry if I pissed you off.

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Shorey Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 0

UK? culture? now theres an oxymoron if ever i heard one.

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nouettes Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 2

Beckhams nickname is golden balls. There are certain linguistic and cultural differences between us UK, USA and SA people. However I doubt that your post could be considered to be humorous in any of these countries.... Anyway f#ck this sh#t. Check the Bantham pic comments for some real cross-cultural w#nkers

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Coelacanth Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 0

No no Nouettes...I don't understand. You seem to be able to grasp some deep meaning linking gold(en) nuggets, David Beckham and soccer(what you call football!)that is beyond my ability to comprehend. I was actually just replying to Dan V D's comment above yours where he used the phrase 'boogie vs standup crap'. Like it's a bad thing! I'm just trying to stir up a little humor here, man.

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Coelacanth Jul 3, 2009 Rating: -2

huh?

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nouettes Jul 3, 2009 Rating: -2

Hmm golden nuggets, I like it. Beckhamesque even. He's a football player Col. You call it soccer, the rest of the world says football. Do we understand each other now ?

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Coelacanth Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Don't you mean booger vs standup gold nuggets?

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Ray Stacy Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 0

thats honest!

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nouettes Jul 2, 2009 Rating: -1

I dont know about that. For me,the fact that he is surfing and not boogieboarding really is the cherry on the cake of this beautiful picture...

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Dan V D Jul 2, 2009 Rating: 0

Fully agree. Perfect picture. Nature just reminding us what this site and our sport is all about....no boogie vs standup crap here, just the vibe.

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YourLocalSurf Jul 1, 2009 Rating: 2

I miss the gong and the national park... nice wave nice pic!

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westmonster Jul 1, 2009 Rating: -2

Really nice, at least you got this shot before your equipment crapped out.

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