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danlilley's photo of Porthleven

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Porthleven

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Porthleven

Date Taken: 10th January 2010. 6907 page views since 13th January 2011.

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DROP KNEE STAR Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 2

sorry dont want to diss standups but just want to say is that bodyboarding is very visionary ,very underground in its community and its creative , most stand ups in there surfing life will be able to drop in a wave then ride it along face doing cut backs , a barrel and floater if there lucky and thats it! very good not dissing it ! bodyboarders can make the most of any wave by doing air roll spins , spins , barrel rolls , barrels , drop knee floater spins , reverse spins, even stand up etc just making the most of each wave ,thats just the average bodyboarder ! never mind the pros !

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Younes Jan 22, 2011 Rating: 1

Yeah Coolio, you just can't understand, you're a goofy footer ... :)))

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Coelacanth Jan 22, 2011 Rating: 0

Whew...I almost commited a faux pas here. Making fun of Tom Curren. It was a very close call. It's a good thing I checked Wikipedia before I did...Confession: I was 'out of touch' with surfing & surf happenings for a long time...8,9,10 years maybe...during a marriage & job responsibilty combo period that took all my time...and will to live. I was a zombie. So I wasn't paying any attention when Tom Curren blazed across the skies of the surf world. Didn't realize even now why he's still considered like, a Surf Culture God...So I'm glad I didn't make some joke about his age and how the only pits he sees these days are in prunes. That would be wrong.

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tjo Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

sooooooooooo piiiiitttttteeeeeeeeeeedddddd brrraaaaahhhhh

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Younes Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

yeah, plus and Curren gets pitteeed, soooo pitted dude

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tjo Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

picture tom curren drop in, ride the face, barrel, cutback, floater. now what did you say again? with a straight face this time.

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Coelacanth Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 4

I get a little dizzy and queasy reading about it...all that spinning. Urrrp.

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Coelacanth Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

I get a little dizzy and nauseous reading about it...all that spinning. Urrrp. Eewwwwwww.

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david puddy Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -2

most bodyboarders can do that stuff? could have fooled me

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david puddy Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

looks like he's in giza or something

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DROP KNEE STAR Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 3

i think the reason people stop bodyboarding and take up shortboarding or longboarding is they get scared of powerful waves and wedges then use it as an excuse to not surf them ! i rest my case your honour !

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Spongerdudette Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

Hahaha and that's another +1 for you Coelocanth.

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Coelacanth Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

Gurt lush, dudette!

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tjo Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

i'm just sayin..... ; )

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Spongerdudette Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

And a +1 for you Coelocanth.

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Spongerdudette Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

But they do sometimes tjo.....after a real heavy night out that is lol ;)

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Spongerdudette Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

But you do sometimes tjo.....after a real heavy night out that is lol ;)

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Spongerdudette Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

...But you do sometimes after a real heavy night out lol ;)

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Coelacanth Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

Ooooh...tricky analogy. Evolution is not 'directional'...but adaptational. To match changing conditions and new niches. There ARE such things as leg-less lizards. AKA 'glass snakes'...because they're shiny like glass with kinda long snake-like bodies and they've gradually lost their legs over time...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV56W1uCQQw...I was gonna use the analogy of blind cave fishes...but that would be wrong! Vive la varietay!...No sponger ever put a ding in my board. It's always been those damned standups. More spongers...fewer standups please...at least where I like to surf.

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Coelacanth Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

Ooooh...tricky analogy. Evolution is not 'directional'...but adaptational. To match changing conditions and new niches. There ARE such things as leg-less lizards. AKA 'glass snakes'...because they're shiny like glass with kinda long snake-like bodies and they've gradually lost their legs over time. I was gonna use the analogy of blind cave fishes...but that would be wrong! Vive la varietay!...No sponger ever put a ding in my board. It's always been those damned standups. More spongers...fewer standups please...at least where I like to surf.

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tjo Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

i think its evolution, same reason you dont see adults crawling

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Papa Chambo Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

I love the colours in this shot. The sunlit harbour wall backdrop is superb against the colour of the wave. Beautifully captured.

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Portpipe Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

and that yellow 7 looking pretty in the sunlight

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tjo Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 3

i know it takes skills to dropknee, but its so close to surfing, it's like whacking off with your left hand

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The Wiz Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -7

Get off your knees before you choke!

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The Wiz Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

Stand up or coke!

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Barry bog squat Jan 19, 2011 Rating: -8

Drop knee is severley gay, either lie down or stand up, you may as well be riding a flaming goat boat.

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Mel in Florida Jan 22, 2011 Rating: 1

no worries.. I do too. haha

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Coelacanth Jan 22, 2011 Rating: -1

I worry about the cats in YOUR redneck, hillbilly neighborhood then, Mel...JK darlin'

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Mel in Florida Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

hmm, I found him entertaining, because I never saw him leave any bad comments :P LOL the lawn darts comment was pretty good though! :D

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Coelacanth Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

Your judgement is sometimes suspect Mel. You thought that jive-talkin', 'badass' Nasty P could actually be black. When he's actually just a pasty-white little basement-dwellin', tab-drinkin', Manga/Anime'-watchin', humor-challenged, socially-alienated but attention-starved mall-rat. The only outdoor activity he exerts himself for is lawn darts using tethered neighborhood pet cats as targets. And maybe badminton. OK, so maybe that makes NASTY P bad(=not good)...and an ass. But HE'S never even been near the ocean...let alone in it. He managed to claw his way back onto MSW briefly last night after his recent banning, with the same lame schtick...but today has been turned into cyber-dust(again!) where he belongs.

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Coelacanth Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

Hahaha...'...sometimes they say they don't...'...It's a good thing I wasn't drinking coffee again Mixmaster P. That was very funny. +1 for you. Love that sense of humor and wit.

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Portpipe Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 2

see, chicks DIG it! sometimes they say they dont but in reality they would love to see those flippers out the bottom of the bed ;)

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Mel in Florida Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

whatever bog.. I think he looks badass

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superbust Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -4

atleast drop knee is fairly difficult, laying down would just make him another dick dragger

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danlilley Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 5

check danny wall out might change your mind

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irish_seaweed Jan 19, 2011 Rating: -1

I'd love to surf but alas time does not allow it. I live too far from the beach and don't get the opportunity often and therefore stick with the sponge.

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Coelacanth Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

"Stick with the sponge" does sound vaguely like something Elaine would say.

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Coelacanth Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

meanie(not that I didn't think the same thing).

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tjo Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

he talking about a contraceptive sponge

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Mel in Florida Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

meanie! ;)

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Coelacanth Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

There is a more time-consuming learning curve, Mel. We've noticed you just got the knack of standing up very recently, hahaha.;-)

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Mel in Florida Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

I don't see how surfing is more time-consuming than bodyboarding, but whatever floats your boat (board) AHAHA.. sorry

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BoroGTI Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 2

i bodyboard cos i tried surfing and couldent do it! nothing to do with anyone else

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rockinnonstoppin Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 7

I spent years doing dropknee then I got a shortboard and spent months looking like a tw*t dropkneeing on my shortboard coz it was so engrained in me! eventually i made it to my feet and boom... a whole new world of surfing opened up to me. If you bodyboard regularly then I totally reccommend diversifying a bit and shortboarding when the waves are average. Its not about images or coolness or anything... it's about getting the most out of the conditions and learning new things. Alot of bodyboarders don't try a standup board coz they're mates would give em stick for it, and vice versa... rant over

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gemini Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 2

so true. nice way to put it without being disrespectful over the whole surf vs sponge never-ending argument. I was a devout sponger for 10 years, hated standups, and only in my early 20's bought an old surfboard to muck around on when the waves were under 3ft. 2 days later i sold my bodyboard & fins and never looked back. Not trying to put anyone down, but from someone who can do both, i'd much rather surf standing up. (plus, its psychologically easier to surf bigger waves standup as judging the wave, POV, always starts above your head height, so you score 3 foot! And no i'm not 3 ft tall, thats just how we measure waves down here)haha love this site ;)

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appleZac Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 2

jack stance... love it.

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