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takhaarpe's photo of Bournemouth

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Bournemouth

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Bournemouth

Date Taken: . 9308 page views since 1st December 2009.

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allsnowyinthepond Dec 7, 2009 Rating: 0

.i suppose you would have preferred the council to fund yet another arbitrary project such as a golden statue of your anus in the square...how about another eternal flame (that keeps going out) to consistently waist money even after it was built. Theese are wise words, its the first thing bmth council have done thats positive in years..so what if its not world class.. it encouriges people to get of their lazy fat chav arses and do some exercise for once ... i know if i had this on my doorstep when i was a kid i would have been stoked....so (surfrider)... who obviously dosent...would you rather have another amusement arcade or mariner ....or fuck it ... another imax... go ride the surf on your xbox!!!!!!!!1

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Shakrider Dec 8, 2009 Rating: -1

Yo allsnowyinthepond! The words of wisdom are of perfection just like the sick mutant wedges that we have recently been gifted with!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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shalom Dec 7, 2009 Rating: -1

Such a shame - so much angst out there chaps! The reef is built in the English Channel - little ground swell reaches the beaches in this area there, this reef is an attempt to create increased consistency at a beach that receives a poor wave climate, and to offer a little diversity to the locals. The novelty value of the reef will also bring in a little extra cash for the council by attracting tourists, remember surfing is a spectator sport too. Yes expensive but maybe justified over a long period/reef's life span. The lifeguards are fully trained to international reef lifesaving standards. On a low tide the ASR does suck dry, this is dangerous for a novice or intermediate surfer/body boarder - bodys snap only too easily. Since the reef is quite rippy there have been incidents when relatively confident surfers have been injured, there is a need to keep an eye on people no matter how confident/skill level.

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lovinlife Dec 5, 2009 Rating: 0

surfmiester - Look at the pics!!!!! Your only slagging it off because you can't surf it. By the sounds of it your level of surfing is good for a 6inch point break ;(

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Surfmiester Dec 5, 2009 Rating: -2

how can people defend the reef when its like it is, rating down comments against it, its not money well spent!!!

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Dan Ottley Dec 6, 2009 Rating: 0

Firstly,nice words sneakybadger(love the username by the way).Secondly "surfmeister" clearly ISN'T much of a meister of surfing,but mearly a meister of Tw*tsville,Analbamma.I think it's not so much everyone defending the reef,but more us ALL understanding the REAL meaning of surfing and it's culture.You're clearly some sort of crack addict that's lost one his night-time dwellings,so go piss in your knickers elsewhere Surrrrfmeister.

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Sneakybadger Dec 5, 2009 Rating: 5

Read a book, watch the news once in a while, might give you a better understanding on how the economy works...if it's the money you are worried about, compare Boscombe seafront to what it was like even 5 years ago...i suppose you would have preferred the council to fund yet another arbitrary project such as a golden statue of your anus in the square...how about another eternal flame (that keeps going out) to consistently waist money even after it was built.

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Shakrider Dec 4, 2009 Rating: 2

Basically anyone thats ripping it out of this wave has never ridden it! so therefor have actually no right to take the piss!

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takhaarpe Dec 4, 2009 Rating: 0

No problem, send me your email address and I will send you the hires, I have quite a few from that day

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BeLL Dec 4, 2009 Rating: 1

sweet its on your profile page! cheers

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Get Joggly Dec 4, 2009 Rating: -1

Lets shift the focus and change the subject. Hows it feel to line yourself up with a those surrounding flouro buoys . I'm old school , I look shoreward for land bound marks to locate the take off . Have a couple of spots named after particular leaves & twigs to be exact , but thats another story. My gripe would be with these " location devices" helping gumbies with 3D sweet spot indicators. With respect to Nautical charting , Talk to me ?

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lovinlife Dec 4, 2009 Rating: 0

Joggly.. Jog-on more like. The bouys were markers for laying the reef !!! They'll be moved after the bedding in period,

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Peppy Dec 4, 2009 Rating: 2

Some people on here need their eyes tested! This wave is sick! And this picture is just one of many on the site that demonstrate just how great an investment the surf reef has been already... not forgetting that over the next few years it is predicted to get even better as nature does it's business. As for the lifeguard argument I can understand where some of the people are coming from, once in a blue moon you do come across the odd power mad stress head who tries to pull you out of the water "because the waves are getting too big"! But these guys are few and far between, and for every cock there are 100 fine men and women who's soul perpouse is to look out for our safety and save lives! A bit like these boards really, only it seems more like for every sound member there are about 5 retards, complaining about body boarders, the reef and now lifeguards. Just chill out guys!

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BeLL Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 1

yo takhaarpe, this pic is me. any chance of gettin hold of a copy of the original?? would be sweet!! mayb send by email? get bk to me if u can pal.....cheeerss, j.b

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Sneakybadger Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 3

Also, for those who are worried about their tax coin and/or do not understand how the economy works....you have to look at the bigger picture, from the council and non surfing publics point of view it isn't or shouldn't be about the wave at all. It's about creating a focal point which will generate publicity, tourism and revenue. It gives boscombe an edge above all the seaside towns in the area by giving it something unique. The immediate surrounding area of the reef/pier has dramatically changed over the last few years, it's cleaner, more friendly and less dangerous. This is all due to the knock on effect the reef has caused. In my opinion it is money well spent and i still would have though the same if the wave was cack

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Sneakybadger Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Also the RLNI are needed here and seem to do a pretty good job...It's a heavy wave that any old Bic can paddle out to due to the the lagoon..There are a LOT of learners and inexperienced round here and they need the guidance and protection that the lifeguards provide as it should not be left down to the locals. Good job fellas!!!

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GKUK Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

The Lifeguards are an essential part of the reef project and ive got to say do a great job! highly trained experienced and all good surfers too,They all have worked really hard to get these jobs, i really dont understand why you insist on being so angry and rude when they do such an important job, i guess its down to ignorance and maybe a case of the green eye monster coming out??, if you have something to say dont hide behind silly "BLOG"names, get your names on here!

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lovinlife Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Gotta laugh at the negative comments. Bored amateurs can't resist slagging something off. The RNLI do a great job year round, they're out there for everyone's safety and that includes the pri#ks that slag them off!! As for slagging off the reef- It's part of a project to get Boscombe seafront back to where it was years ago, the wave itself is heavy, hollow and powerfull and people are slagging it off!

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Surfmiester Dec 5, 2009 Rating: -1

m8 r u out of ur mind comparing this to Teuphoo, hahaha have u even been there wot r u on about!!!!!!!!!!

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Sneakybadger Dec 4, 2009 Rating: 0

LOL Marko.."loose women" hahaha!

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Dan Ottley Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Ha ha ha.Lovin' the returned abuse back at the to*spiece tw*ts that keep slagging these photo's off.Nice one lads.One day they'll wake up,look down,gasp with a super-camp scream,run around trying to find their nail varnish,call their boyfriends up and they'll yelp that their Dick's no longer there.But then soon realise they were always a BIG FECKIN GIRL.

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nookeydookey Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Well said

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Dan Ottley Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Ha ha ha ha.Lovin' the abuse back at the wa*kstains that like to slag us off.

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benjy150 Dec 3, 2009 Rating: -1

I agree with this fella, this reef is the best thing to happen to the south coast. Instead of driving for 4 hours down to cornwall us south coast surfers can pop down our local for a bit of fun. The photo's dont do this place justice, I paddled out there the other day and i thought for a second i was back at teauhpoo, you just have to catch it at the right tide. P.S When i was in there a guy asked me to keep this place quiet, not to tell any people "Of course" I said "its not like its been on the news and all over the tv" TWAT!!!!

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El Marko Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

After reading this intense debate, I feel Ive been watching loose women for 12 hours!!!Lord help us!!!

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El Marko Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

hello

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Matteee Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

i'd love to see some of these twats come and try to dominate

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Dan Ottley Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 1

nicely said fella.I think we need to start ingnoring the ingnorant bellends that keep slagging off the reef,bodyboarders and anything else that their tiny baby-c*ck sized brains can conjour up. Greta pic,nice one.

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lovinlife Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Gotta laugh at the negative comments. Unfortunately a lot of incompetent surfers view the pictures on this site and can't help themselves from slagging something off. The RNLI do a great job year round, they're out there incase someone gets into trouble. As for slagging the wave off the reef was part of a project to get Boscombe back to where it was 15 years ago. Until a couple of years ago it was a run down shit hole.

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takhaarpe Dec 3, 2009 Rating: -1

The life guards were being filmed that day, not sure what for, jetski was a prop?

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Spongerian Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 2

My guess - Big donors like to see what their money is being spent on. Difficult to do a demo during peak season.

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Spongerdudette Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 3

I actually think that the RNLI and beach lifeguards do a fantasic job and like what D-Day Denzel just said I too feel much safer when they're around. So tell me those of you who put them down, what would you do or who would you call if you seen someone in trouble out there and you were unable to help them? Oh please get real, I don't think that you lot should knock them so much coz you never know when you just might need their help.

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scarybadger Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 2

wat the fuck u on about lifeguards are fukin important around our coast. and yeah that is such a waste of money shit wave

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DoAPooAndGambole Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

what a bollocks wave

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archibald gruntfuttock Dec 3, 2009 Rating: -2

dont get me going about fuckin lifeguards. bunch of badly trained tossers. in some parts of the country apparently they are calling the police to have people arrested who ignore the red flag, fuck wits1!!

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Sids Surf Shack Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 1

Few million quid dont get you much these days...nice jetski though!

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gambingpantai Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 1

Is that stinking noisy ski thing out everytime there is half a wave? Is that honestly needed?

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avocado_surfer Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 1

I'm an RNLI guard. Yes it is needed for us to be out there whenever there's half a wave. It's on poor days when you get the most idiots out there, who do damage not along to themselves to but others. Boscome's patch is over 3 miles long: the quickest response time is on the RWC. If the guards up at the Soutbourne station need an extra hand no one will be there quicker than the ski. It may be noisy, but it really does save lives.

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D-Day Denzel Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 2

That Stinking noisy thing as you put it is an RNLI water patrol and I for one always feel a bit better whenever these Professional watermen are about

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Shakrider Dec 3, 2009 Rating: -1

Sweet pic!

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hindleg Dec 3, 2009 Rating: -5

Hmm. A dick dragger, jet ski, and a talked up artificial reef. This photo rates a 1 for sure.

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lovinlife Dec 5, 2009 Rating: 0

hindleg - another sad little man that thinks he's a real surfer, grow up

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Sneakybadger Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Chicken scratch?

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hindleg Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Hmm. A dick dragger and a jet ski. This photo gets rated a 1 for sure.

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traboys Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 1

Biggest waste of a couple of a milion squid! Could of been used on much much much better ideas! and infrastructure!!!!

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lovinlife Dec 4, 2009 Rating: 0

nope!

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eggsandwhich Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 3

Joggly - isnt that from the fabulous furry freak brothers , except it wasn't about waves?

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Dicer Dec 3, 2009 Rating: -1

good piece of philosophy Joggly!

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Get Joggly Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 5

Waves will get u through times of no money better then money will get u through times of no Waves !

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Bring back Sqirl, Shorey and Hindleg petition Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

It looks pretty sick to me??

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Credit Name: Dec 2, 2009 Rating: 0

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaahaha as a budding anthropologist said to the cerebral cortex,I feel much better after seeing this shot and thread, cheers, now to sleep and dream sweetly till tomorrow comes till tomorrow comes hahahahaaha

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9897 Dec 2, 2009 Rating: 0

Think it's awesome having water patrol 365 days a year for bathers and waveriders. You need it on the reef, it's super shallow here either side of high tide and the bottom is pretty much rock hard. The RNLI guys do an awesome job year round.

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Tonybye Dec 2, 2009 Rating: 0

Afraid so, not a bad use of a few million quid is it?.

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surfchimp Dec 2, 2009 Rating: 1

Is that the wave produced by the artificial reef?

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Briar Bird Dec 2, 2009 Rating: -4

or save people who are scared to stand up

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Spongerian Dec 2, 2009 Rating: 1

They don't care. If you are in trouble they will get you out of it. Even if you are American ;) They are the UK's Baywatch, except they wear their rubber rather than implant it.

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berodnus Dec 2, 2009 Rating: 1

a jet ski, and a bodyboarder with chest high sets.....wow that's as gay as it gets

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manac Dec 7, 2009 Rating: 0

Actually Andy 1992 is correct, the coucil are funding the RNLI to oversea the reef throughout the year...

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padcrawf Dec 3, 2009 Rating: -2

Although the lifeguard fancies himself abit, don't think he's towing them in,just inquisitive and doing his job.The reef isn't much cop though.what is the point of building an artificial reef if it doesn't get much swell.waste of ££ really.still the young spongers can have a wank.

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andy1992 Dec 2, 2009 Rating: 0

actually the coucil pay for wages and the RNLI pay for equipment costs, i think is the general way it works.

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The Rage Dec 2, 2009 Rating: 1

They're not paid by the council bro.. 100% charity - RNLI

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manac Dec 2, 2009 Rating: -1

That is a lifeguard jetski, they are paid by the council to save lives of bathers on the beack rather than tow bodyboarders into 2ft waves.

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