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mikej's photo of Portrush

sweet wave, saturday morning. the guy is Chris Martin, Taken by John Johnson, www.jjartistry.com

Average rating of 4.42 from 104 votes

Portrush

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > Northern Ireland > Portrush

Date Taken: 17th January 2009. 28345 page views since 18th January 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
13ft 11s 262.23° 1.5ft 19s   18
mph
Mostly Sunny 39°f
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Harv Oct 23, 2009 Rating: 1

A just reward for a diligent squarepant

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ted Apr 7, 2009 Rating: 2

Pipedown felipedru, what on earth do you know.

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felipedru Feb 15, 2009 Rating: -3

Would be a great picture wasnt for the spounge.

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txikydky Mar 5, 2009 Rating: 3

Pringao!

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Portpipe Feb 25, 2009 Rating: 3

could take that comment seriously if you could spell

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John Johnson Feb 21, 2009 Rating: -2

What can one say! It was the perfect wave for a spounger. Well taken Chris :-).j.j.

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mikej Feb 18, 2009 Rating: 2

not a good thing to say here!!!

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shape1000 Jan 24, 2009 Rating: -1

Good work V-Man, such an awesome photo and such an open debate, In conclusion A Surfer is still searching for his place in the Maroubra line up and good old Paddy Long is still searching for a primary education.

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Fat Dog Jan 27, 2009 Rating: 3

A surfer is no doubt waiting in the maroubra line up - at the south end, between the flags

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ADD TO cART Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 0

Think I'll change the spoon to a bus, tickets please !

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shape1000 Jan 23, 2009 Rating: -2

A surfer why are you such a twat?

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ADD TO cART Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 1

Are you a lid rider Archie , because you sure are a soft target ! The lecture gets you every time ! English4beginners.com. was your call Thanks

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Drrrrrrrr dish Jan 26, 2009 Rating: -1

Drrrrrrrrrrrr dish x 2

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archibald gruntfuttock Jan 26, 2009 Rating: 20

what makes you think I wasnt joking too?

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ADD TO cART Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 3

Thats Thanks MAAAAAAaaaaaaaaate to you !

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chris martin - aka vman Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 1

That's me! i can't believe there is a foto of that wave, was such a perfect right hander. so stoked with that. Cheers for all the positive comments guys

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fence fowl Feb 13, 2009 Rating: 1

Shouldn't u have been touring with Coldplay when this was taken?

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Portpipe Jan 29, 2009 Rating: 11

big time, it feels like an age since i've been shacked

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spongefreak Jan 25, 2009 Rating: 1

Mate you's some lucky dude, sweet wave bro'!

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ADD TO cART Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 2

Not so much the education and sophistication , more a case of respecting their purpose and intent. Maybe its an ozi (survival) thing to respect eye contact , but I guess thats the nature of online banter, we can hide behind our keyboards.

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archibald gruntfuttock Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 1

respect eye contact? its a feckin photo! you patronising fool. jeez... now we are being lectured in social interaction by an oz-tray-li-un.

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archibald gruntfuttock Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 0

er just a thought , how do you know its him?

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shape1000 Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 0

Your right A.surfer, Paddy is clearly a very educated and sophisticated guy that demands my respect

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Tacoshel Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 3

I don't know A surfer, he's got a face on him only a mother could love.

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ADD TO cART Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 1

Respect a user that posts a self portrait profile pic ! Whatever crap they may spew online , they type with conviction and WILL say it to your face ! Keep that in mind.

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ADD TO cART Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 22

Spoons are for stirring

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irishrugby Jan 23, 2009 Rating: -1

so what does that say about you then A.Surfer? You spoon! No name and no proper profile picture - according to your incredible logic you get no respect at all... Paddy would be welcome in Portrush, whatever he looks like, as long as he ditches that idiotic attitude. All that being said, how many rippers from derry are there in Portrush or anywhere else - give us a laugh Paddy, show us some photo's of your poo-stance and not a profile pic that would better suit a gay dating site

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shape1000 Jan 23, 2009 Rating: -2

ha ha Paddy that is the simplest mentality I have heard in years, you be carefull you don't inhale when you go under water won't you.

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sqirl Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 2

You are such a nancy boy shorey!

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sqirl Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 3

some one forgot to reup their viagra prescription!

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soutie Jan 23, 2009 Rating: -3

drivel again shorey & squirrel

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sqirl Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 7

......young sqirlhopper you must commit fully to any attack if you ever expect to become a master.

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Shorey Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 1

Ok the heeeeya bit was overkill.

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Shorey Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 1

i hereby cyber punch you and cyberkick you nadular region. heeeeeyaa

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sqirl Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 1

Oh yeah! you wanna fight about it?

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Shorey Jan 22, 2009 Rating: -2

Dont stress it sqirlly boy was just messin` aboot

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mikej Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 13

i didnt see a problem wit wat he said

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Shorey Jan 22, 2009 Rating: -4

Thanks dude, nice of you to notice :)

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Shorey Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 16

AWE, so nice to see spongers and stand ups getting along now, makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. To all the aggro mofo`s why the hell are you surfing, go take up martial arts or something.

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sqirl Jan 22, 2009 Rating: -1

I can never tell with the new format gruntty...I am so confused!

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archibald gruntfuttock Jan 23, 2009 Rating: -4

me too, but im getting the hang of it now. see

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archibald gruntfuttock Jan 22, 2009 Rating: -4

whoa sqirl, that was aimed at paddy not you, sorry.

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sqirl Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 2

They finnaly gave us x's again.....Hey guy relax....I was just kidding paddy is a tw*t!

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archibald gruntfuttock Jan 22, 2009 Rating: -1

i just had to re-read this, due to paddy's comments. are you serious dude? I would be the first to admit that 90% of my comments are to just wind people up or continue an interesting thread. but what the.... your comments really are beyond the pale.

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sqirl Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 1

Agreed....my little sqirl brain is hurtin' from trying to keep up with all the comments for the comments comments etc., The best I can gather from all this jibberish is that Paddy is the king of ireland....dudewhatev...is the british version of burner....soutie is a spy for the evil boogerboarders...and everyone is crying like a bunch of crybabies! Waaaaaaa ungh Waaaaaaa ungh....I will shake the shit out of you cry baby...wa..wa..wa..wa..wa....Sqirly lines up for the punt.....it is doozy..WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.........That cry baby just left the stadium!

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CUANBEACHKID Jan 22, 2009 Rating: -2

yeah my response to his jibber jabber was taken off too for some reason!HEAR HEAR MATT WRIGHT.

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grandfield Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 1

sponger or not, this is an awesome photos. burner, you suck.

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Matt Wright Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 2

good wave wee Chris, and good shootin Mr... There weren't too many quality ones that morning, and the afternoon was horrible with gale force offshores - so I'd say easily wave of the day anyway, my main reason for going to the bother of registering etc and posting a comment here was to object to paddy.long's introduction of... i nearly said 'thinking', i'lll stick to comments, that were very far from witty and locally, they'd be very inflammatory to quite a few surfers. Pad. demonstrated he had basically no understanding of what it is to be a local in Portrush, or anywhere else in the Island. No one's interested in that pathetic tribalism in the water, so please paddy, and paddy-like non-thinkers, don't try to retard real progess made here, rather, get in on the good of it, especially in the water. Kind of hoping he just meant to be funny, but even that option leaves him a pretty sad, witless and pathetic individual. glad to see his sectarian comments have actually been removed since I last checked Matt Wright

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Matt Wright Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 0

heya boy, funny meeting you here - and both fightin the same corner. Email me rightmatt@gmail.com can find out when you're back etc. You getting much water time? I've actually been in everyday this week, and by the look of that chart it's set to continue that way. Anyway, was chatting to a lot of the guys in the water at East last night - nobody could believe Paddy's comments, which shows that what he said tells us more about him and his 'tude than about the boys in the water in Portrush - all purer than the driven snow up here

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Fat Dog Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 3

hello there Matt!! Ricky Martin here, long time no see - i will be returning to the emerald isle this year until early 2010, look forward to catching some waves with you mate.

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burner Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 4

how's the prices of surf stuff being sold through this site you guys are getting seriously jipped! and before you try and make a liar out of me soutie...... i know..... i'm on call till sat you amorous little skunk

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archibald gruntfuttock Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 1

its getting a bit confusing if you ask me , which to be fair you didnt but apparently some guy just answered my comment before I had posted it. did you just call me paranoid?

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mantis Jan 22, 2009 Rating: -3

regarding the new layout, personally I prefer that all comments are kept in chronological order. simpler to follow as debate and jokes heat up

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Deacs Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 10

test comment

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mitchyvas Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 1

be funny if he just granny slid just after the photo was taken and didnt even get a good keg ahhahahahahhahahaha. but i doubt it. and waat does every1 think of the new layout? good or bad? im still tryin to get used to it....

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nisurfer Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 3

paddy- pretty disappointed to hear comments like that from you, people who surf in portrush couldnt care less what 'side of town' you're from, theres no room for that kind of attitude. why dont u stick to throwing bottles and bricks at yourselves in the bogside and leave us to enjoy our surfing! prick

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My fuckin ovens busted!! Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 3

I agree mate so many people have died and been wounded ousted from communities and still that kind of attitude exists....why would you persist with that mindset paddy? its pointless. peace

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CUANBEACHKID Jan 22, 2009 Rating: -1

touchez Soutie,haha.

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soutie Jan 22, 2009 Rating: -2

born an inbred derry kid

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Fat Dog Jan 23, 2009 Rating: 0

Classic comment Soutie

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mitzie Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 2

you could fit in that standing up!

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mantis Jan 22, 2009 Rating: -1

and paddy, stop touching yourself and put a shirt on for god sakes man.

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mantis Jan 22, 2009 Rating: -1

hey soutie, I thought you had some good comments. I believe you spoke for a lot of us. I know it is supposed to be friendly banter, sponge vs stand up, but hasn't that joke run its course yet? getting boring. as far as the pic above, nice. this site has shown me there are a lot of places with good waves.

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paddy.long Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 0

born an bred in derry kid

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Fat Dog Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 0

Feel sorry for you Paddy, such a shame that you are living your life in 1975 when it has just turned 2009. Great shot - think it is Chris Martin from Portrush, looks like Mexico - excellent photo.

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el chris Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 11

Hi Paddy, are you from Bundoran?

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paddy.long Jan 21, 2009 Rating: -2

good to see the force is strong in u little sheep boy, pity yr on the wrong side!

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morhaw Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 0

why surf sick pits like this when you could play a nice relaxing game of golf. i mean if its good enough for kelly...

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paddy.long Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 0

ahh portrush the breadin ground for bakward, bigit'd orange gunnts. a few dumpy beachbreaks is all ya deserve

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CUANBEACHKID Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Congratulations to Paddy Long (round of applause).....: The first person to bring local politics into the surfing arena on MSW, that I have seen.Isnt that just what everyone wants.How about you go and take your ignorance somewhere else, preferably among other narrow minded bigots, those whose existence 99% of the population refuse to acknowledge.if you ever put your insecurities aside for long enough to get into the water in Portrush, I will gladly slice whatever pitiful piece of ballsack you may have with my fins as you chew on sediment.enjoooooyyyyyyyyyy.........

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soutie Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 5

sponger vs standups ? http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=79190 read it. its all been said before

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Wolla Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 5

Sweet!

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soutie Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 1

i see you can no longer delete your comments. rightly so, lets play for keeps.

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1234 Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Sooo jealous!! Wish I stayed where the waves are that good.

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sqirl Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 3

What a coincidence.....I threw up after reading all this sappy dribble!

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el chris Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 3

I threw up in almost this exact spot 3 hours later. It certainly didn't look as pretty as this photo. Good work.

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fence fowl Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 7

nice style, good positioning - looks like ur all set to make it out aswell... probably be able to launch off that double up afterwards. Quality pic

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waxymaxy Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 2

ireland at its bset

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shackattack Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Well if the banks are that good at East, I know were I'm headin this weekend...

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boogernick Jan 21, 2009 Rating: -2

and also didn't surfing start in our side of the world with hippie surfers

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archibald gruntfuttock Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 0

the north coast is so underated, no change that, its crap all the time probably best if nobody ever goes there. if you get my drift.

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boogernick Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 5

THAT is so sweet. Great pic, lucky bastard on the ride. I must say that there are 1 or 2 negitive people who are always making comments about bodyboarder, stand up rubbish who are always on this site, making comments on all pictures....tell me.... you know who you are....ARE YOU EVER IN THE WATER ???

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surf punx Jan 21, 2009 Rating: -1

FUCK YOU LOCKIEAH! IF I CANT SURF THEN WHY DO I HAVE A PIC OF ME AT ULU'S? WHERE'S YOUR PIC YOU PUSSY? AND AS FAR AS PUNK,WELL ITS MY LIFESTYLE SO FUCK OFF!!! HAHA!!!

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Tits local Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 18

What it is, is they have no life, and need to find something to do thats constructive. When there's no surf make something that you can do.

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Surfsax Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 2

Lovely picture and stunning moment you have caught, the art of a photographer, to see, catch and show inspiration!

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John Johnson Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Thanks Surfsax, I took the photo, probably take on average 400 – 800 photos on any given surf meet. I do not care what it be board, bodyboard or kayak. The fact is that no matter who you are or what you ride, all would love to have caught that wave, and hears hoping you all do.j.j.

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Surfsax Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 3

We are privileged to participate in one of the most natural and life enhancing activities on the planet. What does it matter whether you stand up, sit or lie down as long as it enriches you and makes you shine from the inside. Where does the rabid foamy mouth, chauvinistic, sexist, nationalistic or local hate talk come from? are there people out there forgetting to breath?

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lockieah Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 0

damn right soutie, and anyway, I'm sure no REAL punk rocker/surfer with be caught dead with a name like 'surf punx' hmm...

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soutie Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 1

there is the problem, surfpunks, for me it is about getting good waves and raving out in the best possible environment, making friends, etc. to do that fairly i need to push myself to get in the best shape and hone my technique. nothing about image whatsoever.

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Pyeman Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Totally agree, also by the way we used to have an English cartoon called Souite and sweep, just thought you may want to know that!

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phatmanwc Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 14

Hear hear Soutie. I can't get over the agro on this site sometimes. Must be some serious wave-depriviation manifesting itself on here or something. Chill...

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greenasgrass Jan 21, 2009 Rating: -3

Lads. Never commented before but getting really really really bored of the bodyboard/surfer argument. Build a bridge for gods sake. Live and let live. Nice Photo btw.

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spongefreak Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 0

24 years of flapping around on a sponge have given me a good insight into the superior being known as a stand-up. I actually agree with a lot of their arguments...doesn't look as good.... is easier to do ..... blah blah blah. BUT it has to be said that most of the arguments on MSW show a large amount of aggression and a small amount intelligence. Most of my surfing mates over the years have been stand-ups and most of my good experiences involve stand-ups with positive attitudes. It has to be said though that there's just as many kook stand-ups as kook spongers, it just seems that most of the former spend a little too much time bickering on MSW (me included of course). Different strokes for different folks!

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surf punx Jan 21, 2009 Rating: -10

surfing to me is all about punk rock aggression,not fucking jack johnson fucking hippie long hair surfers!!!

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Pyeman Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 0

Dude chill on the swearing!

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soutie Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 1

there is a perception that surfing is like a fully cool, zen, in tune with our mother ocean kind of thing. all the aggression i see from surfers on this site flies in the face of that theory. could it just be the kooks, though, who havent yet twigged on to what it is about?

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Shorey Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 1

hear hear, fully.

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surf punx Jan 21, 2009 Rating: -3

fuck off belly boogie woogie boarding losers! its not called magic carpet.com!!!

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Surf Berbere Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 3

Looks very fun!

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soutie Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 1

had some good 8 fters, yesterday. pity they wernt as hollow as that. still punishing though, done in my back muscles. injury absolutly sucks.

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tomornkn Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 2

Fxxking amazing! What a shot best pic ever!!!!!

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nzed surfer Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 3

as much as i hate to say it (to a sponge) but thats a nearly perfect line with an amazing amount of speed! nice

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simonv90 Jan 21, 2009 Rating: 3

Oh Ireland, one day I'll be yours.

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if theres two theres a few, if theres four theres no... Jan 20, 2009 Rating: -3

So sick. I want some!

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chazUK Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 1

One of the best bodyboard photos i've seen for ages, and i've been sponging 12 years... super sick position, amongst everything else

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surfpi.co.uk Jan 20, 2009 Rating: -1

sick shot, best photo ive seen of portrush

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Surfer---Andy Jan 20, 2009 Rating: -2

F*****g perfection!

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Pyeman Jan 20, 2009 Rating: -2

Who ever he was he probabley took this one to bed with him.

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Sir Surfalot Jan 20, 2009 Rating: -1

oooooo....think i just jizzed in my pants...my, my! so sic!

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MagicWeedSeed Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 0

holy moly, sweet shot one for the mags. Perfect

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Eddie would go Jan 20, 2009 Rating: -2

I love how this shot is quite murky except the green of the wave, really good shot.

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Concept Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 4

that beach was firing all week...banks are working really well at the min. We were out at east and it went from 2 to 6ft pretty quick....Brilliant photo. Im would love to see some of the right hand side peak of east!

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wesht cork Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 3

UNREAL!!!! sweetest pic of ireland iv seen in a while... looks so tropical-ish!

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ziconess Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 0

very nice

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mikej Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 1

well have only one surfboard but 2 bodyboards and 2 surf kayaks, but im useless on the bodyboard :P

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sqirl Jan 20, 2009 Rating: -5

hear that, he was on a surfboard...all you spongers could learn something from this lad. Mike your pops took a helluva picture!

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mikej Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 0

na lol i was out on the surfboard

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Portpipe Jan 20, 2009 Rating: -1

did your dad think it was you in the shot? raging if he did

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Portpipe Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 1

the colour of the water is really strange for east, must be far enough out back

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user-name Jan 20, 2009 Rating: -3

SICK!

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spongefreak Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 19

Your dad's a legend to have been paying attention and snapped this one, it's a sick shot, get's better every time I see it!

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mikej Jan 20, 2009 Rating: -4

im not sure who he is, i was surfin way down the left form that wave when my dad took the pic.

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shackattack Jan 20, 2009 Rating: -1

Woooo! absolute beaut. Who's the sponger?

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spongefreak Jan 20, 2009 Rating: -1

Whoever they are must feel like it'd their birthday and christmas all rolled into one, that's one sweet looking section they've pulled into and the double up looks like it's going to run along the beach for a while yet, sick shot!

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Thom Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 4

woaw! Great wave and nice angle on the shot. Fair play to whoever snagged that beauty!

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Dan-the-man Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 0

NNIICCEE!!!!! :O

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Portpipe Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 0

class wave nice position

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no1sponger Jan 19, 2009 Rating: 1

I wish that was me!!!

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nisurfer Jan 19, 2009 Rating: 2

WHAT??! i was out that day in the morning too.. i didnt catch anything like this - only closeouts. doh!

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