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Shayne NIenaber's photo of Duranbah (D-Bah)

Mick Fanning pushing physics @ Duranbah

Average rating of 4.51 from 63 votes

Duranbah (D-Bah)

Spot Location: New South Wales > New South Wales > Duranbah (D-Bah)

Date Taken: 13th August 2011. 18848 page views since 25th September 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
4ft 9s 136.98° 0.2ft 10s   14 17 mph Mostly Clear 64°f
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bensurfblog Sep 28, 2011 Rating: 0

Shouldn't he be in France?

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soutie Sep 28, 2011 Rating: -1

pushing physics ? could it be he is calculating the wave height?

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sqirl Sep 29, 2011 Rating: 1

neither could issac newton .....and he invented that sh@t!

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sqirl Sep 29, 2011 Rating: 0

neither did issac newton and he invented that sh@t!

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Tony Chaney Sep 28, 2011 Rating: -1

I don't think mick would know how to use a calculator.

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the vanity project Sep 28, 2011 Rating: 0

split the peak not the atom

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BigWavePullOut69 Sep 27, 2011 Rating: -11

a full length wetsuit... really? good surfer, complete pussy.

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ZsJ Sep 28, 2011 Rating: 1

Naked flesh scares me.

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h3rb1e Sep 27, 2011 Rating: 0

Sometimes you see a shot and think "this is what surf photography is meant to be like". This is one of those shots. 5+ Great shot!

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Tony Chaney Sep 27, 2011 Rating: 0

10 facts about you: 1.You are reading this comment 2.You are realizing that this is a stupid fact 4.You didn't notice that i skipped three.5 your checking now 6.Your smilling 7.You are still reading my comment 9.You didn't realize i skipped eight 10.You're checking again and smilling about ho you fell for it again 11.You're enjoying this 12. You didn't realize there are only supposed to be ten facts.

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the vanity project Sep 27, 2011 Rating: 1

anyone else think he looks like he is making racing car noises?

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Coelacanth Sep 27, 2011 Rating: 0

That -1 wasn't me, btw...But you are gonna have to try much harder from now on to extract any +1s from me pal!!!...Especially after that Sesame Street/Glee Club parody video gift putdown...I am still crying on the inside... =,^(

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Coelacanth Sep 27, 2011 Rating: 0

It's just you...again.

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harto Sep 27, 2011 Rating: 1

Nice fins.

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Harv Sep 27, 2011 Rating: 1

The man's signature move (one of them at least..). Unbelievably slick.

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burf100 Sep 27, 2011 Rating: 12

I wish my 'no incoming swell' looked like this :(

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burf100 Sep 30, 2011 Rating: 0

im sorry for causing such a curfuffle

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burf100 Sep 30, 2011 Rating: 1

im sorry for causing such a curfuffle

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Coelacanth Sep 29, 2011 Rating: 0

I assume the local barber/dentist/surgeon/judge/dog catcher/clerk & records-keeper signed your birth certificate legibly...That moonshine can make a difference...depending on dosage.

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sqirl Sep 29, 2011 Rating: 1

family tree? .....its called the family wagon wheel in the neck of the woods were my kin folks is from!

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Coelacanth Sep 29, 2011 Rating: -1

Some of those immigration questions regarding first cousins got a little uncomfortable during interrogation did they?...Confiscated the hidden banjos I would assume as well. Surely they didn't make you submit a family tree too!???

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Coelacanth Sep 29, 2011 Rating: 0

Some of those immigration questions got a little uncomfortable did they?...Surely they didn't make you submit a family tree too!???

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sqirl Sep 28, 2011 Rating: -1

"people like me?!....what is that supposed to mean??....i think you might just be prejudice against american australians!! ....you wouldnt believe the atrocities my people have had to suffer through and now this! ....and the msw logo in your profile picture is crooked too!

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soutie Sep 28, 2011 Rating: 2

exactly, local knowlege is key.

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Ed Magicseaweed Sep 28, 2011 Rating: 1

The original comment refers back to when the photo was uploaded to Greenmount, I changed it to D-Bah and magically the forecast changed too, hence my correction. As for hyper local refraction, sandbars etc, no the models can't do that which is why people like yourself develop their own knowledge based upon the models.

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sqirl Sep 27, 2011 Rating: 0

c'mon ed!....you guys stuff up the dbah forecast all the time just own up to it and say the forecast cant account for variables like wave refraction around offshore reefs, islands and the tweed river outfall. blaming the photog is sort of lame!

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Andy1968 Sep 27, 2011 Rating: -1

Fair comment, I agree it is difficult under the circumstances that you say (slightly different spot etc) and no matter what no one can 100% predict mother nature. That said there have been times where at my local spot I have had decent waves but there has been no prediction for this from MSW, perhaps my original comment came across a bit too sarcastic or negative, this was not the intention I assure you. In general MSW does do a great job and has saved me countless hours in terms of waiting for the local weather forecast on TV etc and trips further up the coast from me. However, no one is perfect!

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soutie Sep 27, 2011 Rating: 0

classic chucky

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jun Sep 27, 2011 Rating: 7

'a' or 'the' would be ok, but not together. Can I have a job please? I will need a visa. My English is very well. Thank you

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jun Sep 27, 2011 Rating: 2

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Ed Magicseaweed Sep 27, 2011 Rating: -4

Not really Andy seeing as that replies upon a the photographer giving us the correct date and hour and (in this case) it was initially uploaded to a different close by spot whereas in the caption it clearly says D-Bah. I assume the photographer couldn't find the spot as he was looking in QLD, whereas D-Bah is just across the state border in NSW. You can see the forecast looks right now. If you have any examples of the forecast being out let us know.

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Andy1968 Sep 27, 2011 Rating: 1

I agree Burf! Gives us some idea of the accuracy of the MSW forecasts

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