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photogerson's photo of Windmills

Fanned by the offshore winds, a lonely peak flares and unloads.

Average rating of 4.60 from 127 votes

Windmills

Spot Location: South West Australia > South West Australia > Windmills

Date Taken: 29th November 2010. 35380 page views since 4th January 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
5ft 14s 225.74° 1.6ft 4s   7 8 mph Sunny 72°f
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WestAussie Sep 19, 2011 Rating: 0

The thing with Windmills is when you wipe out you get dumped and then sucked back up and over the falls again... Hence the name Windmills. Another thing to note is that a guy got eaten alive a couple of bays from here about 2 weeks ago. There were 20 people in the water!

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Coelacanth Feb 22, 2011 Rating: 0

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/abalone-diver-taken-by-sharks-in-south-australia/story-e6frf7l6-1226007845731

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andsowedrifttogether Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 0

it wouldn't be right to surf this place... i couldn't possibly enjoy it as much as it deserves with what my overactive mind thinks is swimming beneath my feet. it is a very lovely picture though.

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tjo Jan 10, 2011 Rating: -2

that shadow's hopefully the perfectly placed and shape rock that creates that perfectly shaped and placed peak

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Reillser Jan 9, 2011 Rating: 3

I was out in Cork on Friday, freezing temperatures, driving rain and all that comes with that like boots, hood, gloves etc. but I'd still rather have that then look out at paradise like this and know that the men in grey suits are lurking... The discovery channel has a lot to answer for.

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coylie Jan 6, 2011 Rating: 2

No beans spilled on my part, WA is a pretty big place?

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coylie Jan 5, 2011 Rating: 4

The reason it is empty, is because there are so many epic spots around this part of West Oz. Last time I was at Windmills, there was 10+ guys out. Yes, there are sharks around, though no more than anywhere else in Oz (except maybe SA)?

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mantis Jan 10, 2011 Rating: -2

you forgot to mention the sharks have freakin lasers as well rogue. dont worry about your secret spot. it will be quiet for many many years to come. Its a big place over there. about the size of all of europe with the population or an irish pub on wednesday. they will have to build roads and things over there first. Maybe a restaurant would be nice. bottle shop wouldnt hurt either. oh, and mobile phone towers so we can call life flight if the freakin sharks with the lasers get us

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Rogue Set Jan 5, 2011 Rating: 1

There'll be 20+ guys out next time if you spill the beans! As this photo clearly shows, the waves are crap, crowded and full of massive great whites with a taste for human blood...;)

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zackwassmacked Jan 5, 2011 Rating: 1

it kinda looks like there's a rock RIGHT where its about to break...

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Rogue Set Jan 5, 2011 Rating: 3

Looks like a white pointer to me, stalking the shallows...maybe that's why noone's out;)

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Scott Jan 4, 2011 Rating: -1

ok. now im jealous.

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tjo Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 6

plume with a view

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Cornish-Surfer Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 4

do you get many sharks off here?

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timmy Jan 8, 2011 Rating: 0

whats wrong with being cornish emmet?

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timmy Jan 8, 2011 Rating: 0

whats wrong with be cornish emmet?

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Coelacanth Jan 6, 2011 Rating: 2

Well if you're not actually Cornish, then you don't have any digits to spare. If you were, then you could probably afford to lose a finger or toe or two.

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Cornish-Surfer Jan 6, 2011 Rating: -3

thing is im not cornish (thank god) i only live there/here

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DIGITAL WAVE Jan 5, 2011 Rating: 3

you get these http://www.freakingnews.com/Double-head-Shark-Pics-27766.asp

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pitmonkey Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 0

lol @ coelcanth... the water's freezing round here so not sure it's that sharky, though whites'll prob come this far south if there are seals on the menu

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brian Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 2

...and box jellyfish, sea snakes, stingrays, and croc's youd need an uzi strapped to each forearm to that

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Kiwi John Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 7

What sort?....ones with teeth the size of fucking milk bottles and a blood lust for cornish pasties.

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Coelacanth Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 7

Depends on the time of day really...They work in shifts...so there's no crowding or fighting over who gets what.

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Cornish-Surfer Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 2

what sort?

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Coelacanth Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 30

No...They get you.

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potato-head assasination Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 1

Beautiful place! Great pic

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Errant Surf Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 3

Love this surf spot!

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Mel in Florida Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 3

ghost wave

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burnt_toast! Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 1

Actually, if you look at the shadow just shore-side of that peak...?! Probably seaweed, and you know it's PROBABLY seaweed... but that jaws theme tune is still in the back of your head!

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Shane04 Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 1

My thoughts exactly....no wonder the line up is empty. Great whites...FACT!

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swwl Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 4

A 'lobster pot' for surfers - set up by the sea-smart 20 footer sat on the inside... time to put the fins up and wait.....

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Portpipe Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 1

mmmmmmmm sharrrrks.

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somewhere_south Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 3

ditto bru - looks like jonny central

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swwl Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 1

same thought same time! see warm water perfection.... first reaction... there's got to be a catch..

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swwl Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 0

same thought same time! see tropical perfection.... first reaction... there's got to be a catch...

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ronald911 Jan 4, 2011 Rating: 1

Exactly my thoughts....

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