Hobbsy's photo of New Brighton Beach

A twister clearing the line up at Sumner, and its not photoshop

Average rating of 4.55 from 119 votes

New Brighton Beach

Spot Location: New Zealand > New Zealand > New Brighton Beach

Date Taken: 18th January 2009. 21072 page views since 18th January 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
2.5ft 9s 91.37° 0.2ft 8s   3
Mostly Clear 60°f
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knightyy Jun 26, 2009 Rating: 1

thats god taking a leak

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Benny boy Apr 28, 2009 Rating: 1

Did that really happen? coz shouldn't the waves be like really messy in stead of little clean waves??????

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Rollinbarrin Apr 12, 2009 Rating: -2

I was just wondering, what is a good, cheap camera to start out with? I want to make movies of me and my friends bodyboarding. It needs to be able to be watertight at least a little deep. Most of the shots will be shorebreak. Any suggestions?

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gigio Feb 28, 2009 Rating: 5

in mexico we called watersnake, hermosa foto

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Portpipe Feb 25, 2009 Rating: 2

could be god having a piss

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johnnyav13 Feb 23, 2009 Rating: 5

that little town looks awesome, i would love to live there

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j1 May 30, 2009 Rating: 2

thats not the town, its the hill overlooking the town

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Juanathang Jan 27, 2009 Rating: 2

Just got back from NZ, most beautiful place on earth, and the Kiwi's....the coolest people around. Nice to see a culture that gets it!!!!!

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Get Joggly Jan 27, 2009 Rating: 1

This is why i am a MSW user (junkie)

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Surf Berbere Jan 26, 2009 Rating: 79

Amazing shot! and extremely rare!

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Kevin Doyle Jan 25, 2009 Rating: 28

gust of wind traboy, gust of wind!! And wtf is doylers????

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simonv90 Jan 25, 2009 Rating: 20

Wait, WHAT!? Amazing photo, how big are those waves in the bay?

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Hobbsy Jan 26, 2009 Rating: 23

It was quite small that day, maybe 2 foot

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Dan Ottley Jan 25, 2009 Rating: 4

this has to be the best photo ive ever seen on here

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diggler Jan 25, 2009 Rating: 5

i do a bit of off shore sailing and when i was in oz. jan time we where sailing south from coffs about 25miles off shore around port stevens.wind went from 5m to 100 m in about five. did not even have time to get the sails down. wind on blue water dont play like wind on the land. good picture dude

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traboys Jan 24, 2009 Rating: 83

yea doylers explain the wind picking up from 35mph to 83mph in the space of 5minutes! And lasting about another 5minutes?

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Kevin Doyle Jan 24, 2009 Rating: -6

Traboy your full of shit, it was a windy day, simple!!!

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doublevizion Jan 24, 2009 Rating: 5

I have seen these twisters form over the ocean but I have never seen one this organized and touching the water or this close to land. Its real.

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daragh s Jan 24, 2009 Rating: 13


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Hobbsy Jan 26, 2009 Rating: 15

It was not photoshop, you can check out the press.co.nz newspaper to confirm it.

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white goodman Jan 24, 2009 Rating: -1

this does happen there was a small one around the eddystone lighthouse offshore from where i live a few years ago. i think there just tornadoes that have got water swirling about in them instead of dust and stuff?

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traboys Jan 24, 2009 Rating: 29

Fuck sake,k cant find it on the munster express website! But there was a swarl in Waterford a couple of months ago. And the owner of one of the local surf shops was out kitesurfing,when it happened,he got dragged across the road,and hit the skate park fence! And ended up in hospital for about 2months with broken ribs and pelvis. Also in the city,3 cars got toppled and some roofs off the houses! Was on the news??? Any tramore boy will back me up with this.

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Portpipe Feb 25, 2009 Rating: 4

i drove past that guy when it happened!!!! i thought he was just an idiot kite surfer out of control. we nearly knocked him down like!!!!!! mad!

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snappy dog Jan 24, 2009 Rating: 27

something similar happened in your town! and afterwards your town got hit by a stunami and then the local volcanoe erupted! or maybe your being a drama queen cos that does not happen here

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fence fowl Feb 4, 2009 Rating: 85

whats a stunami?

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surfpi.co.uk Jan 24, 2009 Rating: -2

believe it or not, waterspouts and tornadoes do occur in ireland from time to time

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traboys Jan 24, 2009 Rating: -31

Simply buetiful. Thank god no surfers out! Some thing similar happened in my town a couple of months ago! scary stuff

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chicoflamazo Jan 24, 2009 Rating: 0

really? how did it go??