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steeno's photo of Wollongong

Average rating of 4.63 from 83 votes

Wollongong

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

Date Taken: 16th October 2010. 25966 page views since 29th December 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
6ft 10s 177.98° 0.5ft 11s 4ft 5s 21 34 mph Clear 54°f
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nicetime Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 1

OK. Shooting the pier is one thing...this is getting out-of-hand though.

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Kapoww Jan 3, 2011 Rating: 2

In case your wondering, that's the prototype oceanlinx wave energy converter. Its a huge floating chamber, waves oscillates up and down in side acting a huge diaphragm pushing and sucking air through a turbine at the top to generate electricity from the surf. But it sunk!... a very sad day for wave renewable energy :(

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Coelacanth Jan 3, 2011 Rating: 0

Thanks Kapoww...Been wondering if we'd ever find out what that really is. Sad indeed about it coming unmoored...but Our Mother Ocean is always overwhelming the best laid plans. Back to the drawing board...http://www.oceanpowermagazine.net/2010/05/17/oceanlinx-wave-generator-breaks-free-of-pylons-and-crashes-into-breakwall-at-port-kembla-australia/.......http://www.wavec.org/client/files/08_Nathan_Faulks.pdf

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Cabbage Pokerrr Jan 3, 2011 Rating: -2

I thought this was from england at first, until I saw the good wave

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coylie Jan 2, 2011 Rating: -1

Its a trial unit for wave generated electricity, not sure how it is working thought?

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snarfff Jan 2, 2011 Rating: 0

ok i am not talking about the surf here !! ... but what is that in the sea ??? !!!

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^*^WALES^*^ Dec 31, 2010 Rating: 0

Ghostly

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archibald gruntfuttock Dec 31, 2010 Rating: 1

what the... happened there then?

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bali_trader Dec 31, 2010 Rating: 1

Wollongong looks like it having a happy christmas. Some great looking waves being posted. Very jealous indeed!

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Faan Dec 31, 2010 Rating: 0

Sick

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NIB Dec 30, 2010 Rating: 0

Thats like looking through the mouth of MOONYFACE!

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NIB Dec 30, 2010 Rating: 0

Thats like looking through the mouyh of MOONYFACE!

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ole doc Dec 30, 2010 Rating: 3

France, digging the cross channel tunnel from their side. realized they had made a slight miscalculation and ended up a little south of their target

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NIB Dec 31, 2010 Rating: 0

Nice one Wilson!

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TomArtRestored Dec 30, 2010 Rating: 1

Great photo! That wreck helps the sand build up and makes sand bars and the waves break better. We have breaks in NC that do the same only the shipwrecks are under water. It looks like a camera lens for a giant from some lost world.

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boardwalk Dec 30, 2010 Rating: -1

shit, i knew i left my shopping on the beach!!

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lyswennod Dec 30, 2010 Rating: 5

It's somewhat scary how much New South Wales resembles Old North Wales...

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downndirty1969 Dec 30, 2010 Rating: -1

Nice how the Ausies look after the ocean.

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tjo Dec 30, 2010 Rating: 5

nice, one of the earliest waterhousings, a bit bulky, but good on diesel

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tjo Dec 31, 2010 Rating: 0

yeah, that kind of camera makes everything look small

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Younes Dec 30, 2010 Rating: -1

that makes the waves smaller than i thought at first sight

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mrharry Dec 30, 2010 Rating: 0

sick one

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potato-head assasination Dec 29, 2010 Rating: -1

New turn of the century wave machine

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Scott Dec 29, 2010 Rating: 1

wow great composition :)

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billyboy Jan 1, 2011 Rating: 0

shouldn't that comment read - great DEcomposition?!

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The Rage Dec 29, 2010 Rating: 20

That's what happens when you let Tim Burton design the seafront..

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Coelacanth Jan 1, 2011 Rating: 0

HAHA...Good Stuff!...As usual...+1...Don't ever leave again. Things get scary around here when you're gone. Especially around Christmas.=0

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the vanity project Jan 1, 2011 Rating: 1

‘Sleepy Hollow’ would make a good name for a break, or ‘Ed Wood go’

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Mel in Florida Dec 30, 2010 Rating: 2

haha nice.. fine by me, he's brilliant ♥

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ahinalu Dec 29, 2010 Rating: -1

bass point?

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Sneakybadger Dec 29, 2010 Rating: -1

Is that the cannon you use Soutie?

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Coelacanth Jan 1, 2011 Rating: 0

HE could probably use a girdle tho'.;-)

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the vanity project Jan 1, 2011 Rating: 1

Don’t think Soutie’s ‘cannon’ needs a girder to take the weight

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swwl Dec 29, 2010 Rating: 2

With specially designed net in the foreground

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