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s0ulsurfing's photo of Isle of Wight - Compton

SUP wipeout!

Average rating of 4.15 from 26 votes

Isle of Wight - Compton

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Isle of Wight - Compton

Date Taken: 6th February 2010. 7988 page views since 1st March 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
2.5ft 15s 232.78° 2.5ft 4s   16
mph
Overcast 45°f
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boona Mar 5, 2010 Rating: -2

Is that the SAS inflatable turd!?

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Tallyho Mar 5, 2010 Rating: 2

I know I have seen a similar shaped object with a string attached somewhere else before. But where? It will come to me one day this month, memory can be a cyclic thing you know? Periodically random memories will just pop into my head. My brain is just super absorbant I suppose.

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Barry bog squat Mar 5, 2010 Rating: 1

Does anyone know why the majority of SUP riders are absolute tools? I can't understand it.

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stylin mike Mar 8, 2010 Rating: 1

I think most of them just don't understand surfing.

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Sneakybadger Mar 5, 2010 Rating: 0

I guess the same thing happens when you put a fatty in a pie shop

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s0ulsurfing Mar 4, 2010 Rating: 0

thanks for the comments guys, you can see the SUP and a surfer on the same wave a few moments before this, a page back in my MSW photos, and lots more from that day in the 'You Should Have Been Here Yesterday' blogs on soul-surfing.co.uk

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the vanity project Mar 7, 2010 Rating: -1

Yeah, nice work, that other shot with him paddling towards the wall reminds me of the bit in the “The Perfect Storm” movie where Clooney goes looney and puts the boat into full tilt, shouting at the monster rogue wave that capsizes him. “COME ON YOU BITCH!!”

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s0ulsurfing Mar 7, 2010 Rating: 0

yeh guilty as charged :) but it is cool to see what was happening moments before, he seemed to have no fear and just kept on paddling straight at walls of water that were clearly gonna flatten him

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the vanity project Mar 6, 2010 Rating: 1

+5 for the shameless plug

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Dr Fargon Mar 4, 2010 Rating: 1

leash or no leash...longboards still hurt when they come down. the little bungee just gives the board something to aim at.

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nelch Mar 4, 2010 Rating: -1

the SUP puts the wave size in perspective nicely.

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DoAPooAndGambole Mar 4, 2010 Rating: -1

not impressed with the spelling so far

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Sneakybadger Mar 5, 2010 Rating: -1

defiatly

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Monkeyun Mar 4, 2010 Rating: 0

Nor is I.

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goofysurf Mar 3, 2010 Rating: 0

Could be a ballon on piece of string...

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the vanity project Mar 3, 2010 Rating: 3

I have been waiting a long time for a S.U.P. photo that I can honestly say I really like. This is it. Nice work mate. I’d like to believe there is even a bit of camera shake from when you were laughing your ass off while taking the shot. Fair play to the wave rider for having a crack at it in those conditions as well. +5 to both of you!

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s0ulsurfing Mar 4, 2010 Rating: 0

funny you should say that, he did lose his paddle too, i got some pics of him standing up on the SUP after looking for it :)

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s0ulsurfing Mar 4, 2010 Rating: 0

yep, there were a few of us watching that one and it made everyone smile :) And i agree fair play to the SUP rider too, he definitely had some balls, i did write a little thing on my soul-surfing blog about it maybe not really being the sort of conditions an inexperienced SUP should be out in, at a pretty heavy reef/point, and the guy in question came on and spoke up for himself.

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KILGORE Mar 4, 2010 Rating: -1

VP giving a " +5 " .... priceless !

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Indocean Surf Charters Mar 4, 2010 Rating: -1

certainly the 1st SUP pic thats put a smile on my face

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headfirstturdburgler Mar 4, 2010 Rating: 1

niceeeeeee very whitty

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Sneakybadger Mar 4, 2010 Rating: 5

He's up shit creek without a paddle!

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Tom Martin Mar 3, 2010 Rating: 0

thump....ouch!

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