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Liquid Shots's photo of Bajo del Medio

North Shore Fuerteventura

Average rating of 4.20 from 99 votes

Bajo del Medio

Spot Location: Canary Islands > Fuerteventura > Bajo del Medio

Date Taken: 3rd January 2011. 34493 page views since 11th January 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
2ft 6s 41.12° 1.1ft 9s 7ft 14s 9 11 mph Clear 66°f
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Tom Norton Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 6

Its amazing, the debate on localism caused by a photo of an unridden wave! stick with it guys. I'll be in the ocean.

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19idga80 Mar 14, 2011 Rating: 4

a pack of shoulder hoppers

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Liquid Shots Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 3

Thanx Tom!

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Tom Norton Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 3

more seriously - nice shot. Im mind surfing that bomb.

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Dropin73 Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 2

Respect in the water should be treated with respect. Simple as that. Although, were these people putting so much effort in intimidating tourists they all forgot to catch it????

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wwsde02 Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 3

I concur (if thats how its spelt?)

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pebblesofsand Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 12

Fuck localism, show respect where ever you are in the water. Don't hog the waves, don't drop in, don't snake people and don't let the fuckwits annoy you. Make someones day and call them into a wave, smile, enjoy it, the best surfer is the one having the most fun. Chill pill dudes. Clearly coming from someone who had a cracking surf yesterday.

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Francois Bouwer Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 1

I see only one problem with this wave. It is a giant drop, and if you are lucky and swing in fast enough, a short barrel. And after that it has no wall. I wonder if the left has more wall. The other option is to backdoor it from the left...

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fatsurferuk Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 1

Wow I would quite happily faceplant that wave!!

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ljcsurfmad Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 2

I'm sorry, 'sexing goats'? Great comment!

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sniperpaddy Jan 11, 2011 Rating: -18

I'm seeing too much photoshopping these days with artificial cobalts in wave translucency and overdone spraybrushing of wave tip spray. Other than that, a boring photo.

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The Rage Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 1

I'm guessing by the negative scores people aren't getting the irony.. I hear you tho pal

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wha wha? Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 1

oh mate oh mate, it's called sarcasm.

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Offaxis Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 10

Who brought the good news bear? Somebody give it some f****ng honey, jeez dude just appreciate it for what it is, a fuggen awesome looking wave.

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britishsurfing Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 2

just booked my plane tickets for march!!

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SMOOCHOW Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 2

looks semi ok ....... heard the boogie locals are a bunch of agro hotheads in this region , hope its not true , everyone should be able to share the waves if yer manners are right and you show respect .

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Francois Bouwer Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 16

I agree. I am actually normally quite excited when I see tourists from overseas. As long as they don't spread the word, I'm happy, and I won't mind showing them the less accessible spots if they come from more exotic places, where it isn't very likely that word of mouth will attract more than a tourist or two on their way to J-Bay. If they are from South Africa, then it is best to keep our mouths shut. We don't see much tourists at some spots, and we would like to keep it that way. But if they find the spots themselves, then who am I to be a dick to them? Being local doesn't give you the right to drop in or to chase people out of the water.

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much-of-a-muchness Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 3

Pretty much all locals there will work in the tourist industry and are living off holiday makers money. Some of those holiday makers will be surfers and they need to accept that. However, there are plenty of quality breaks so if they are aggro go somewhere else. If only all locals were like those in the Cook Islands, they are literally pleased to see you and will even call you onto waves.

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kookyslater Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 2

I guess I dont know because i dont have a local beach, but i surf for fun, if surfing makes you angry then they should try rounders or sexing goats or whatever their is to do on there barren moonscape of an island.

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kookyslater Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 0

I dont really have a local beach and surf for fun, if surfing makes you angry then maybe you should try rounders or sexing goats or whatever there is to do on there barren moonscape of and island.

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Papa Chambo Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 5

I have found the place has its share of local aggro boogers. No matter how respectful you try to be there is sadly always a vibe in the water. However, I can appreciate they must get fed up with visitors, but still, the vibes wear me down.

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harry Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 5

hey dude if your a local guy and u haver a spot where you score perfect waves and you get some random spongers and surfers sitting right on your tail and not sharing waves you would get angry.

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kookyslater Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 0

I think anywhere with good waves youll find the locals are ass holes, but in gerneral they group together at the best waves, become a gutter rat, puss surfer and you never have to deal.

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