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MellowWave's photo of East Wittering

Day of the year at Bracklesham for us. I have never seen a stand up barrel here before!

Average rating of 4.21 from 81 votes

East Wittering

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > East Wittering

Date Taken: 14th December 2008. 12287 page views since 16th December 2008.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
3ft 14s 261.76° 0.6ft 3s   5
mph
Sunny 38°f
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dylizzal Jan 26, 2009 Rating: 1

photo shop much

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Ben Aug 13, 2010 Rating: 0

If brackleshams so bad how can a slightly heavy git weighing 13.5 odd stone get enuff power to manage to stand and ride a 7 foot short as a novice whos been off a board for 15 years and in august. I love devon but when you have any type of wave you can use 500 yards from your house why not make the most of it? Actually the more of you who think its crap the more room we get in the water yup yup.

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Toby Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 2

J.P. haha, thank you for humoring me! Watch your head when you walk through door, might give it a nasty bang! Hope you enjoy the crowded, sloppy surf of the British summer. Peace out fag!

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J P Jan 20, 2009 Rating: 2

There's one subtle difference between myself and you toby, when i surf the witterings i rip. When i live in the west country in the summer time, i rip. Like wise when i go away, because ive always lived at the beach and can surf all kinds of wave, for that reason i never have the necessity to bitch and moan like you appear to. Bad Worksman Quote seems to be relevent to yourself, Im only glad i dont need to surf near your negaive energy and your gooby knee take off's. Im only a little ashamed i have actually humoured you with a response, just felt the necessity as you are such a miserable, moaning, little irritating penis of a boy.

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Toby Jan 10, 2009 Rating: 18

witterings grom and J.P you are welcome to the slack shit wave that is the witterings. i dont live in brighton anymore have moved to greener pastures in the south west where there are waves . enjoy your miserable lives trying to defend that aweful place! p.s. everyone knows the pic only looks big becuase of the shitty back wash the witterings gets towards high tide. You to are lame!

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curlyonline360 Jan 2, 2009 Rating: 2

never a great white but i did see a whale here when i was out in my boat in the summer, 12m long too, might put a picture up :D that day was sweet surf

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jak_thrice Dec 25, 2008 Rating: 2

Anyway, Great photo mark!

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No Rulz Dec 24, 2008 Rating: 2

was down there today and saw a great white....then i caught another barrel.

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J P Dec 24, 2008 Rating: 0

Too right the best surfer is the one having the most fun, im setting of on a quest to spread the word. Just me and my bic pop out, first stop Haying, i hear those guys welcome all with open arms and when im getting in their way all the time, just before one of them is about to punch me in the face, ill remind them of all the fun were having and we will laugh. Then new Year i'll be of to Little Fistral they love a none local there ill annoy the hell out of them, droping in all the time, hooping and a yelling, then when we meet later in the Sailers what fun well have thinking about my anticts. If anyone could help me with Spanish i need to know the phrase "but think of all the fun im having" as i drop in on them on a busy weekend, fuerteventuera at the gourge, think ill take out full cover on my car hire for that one (just in case).

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AROHANUI Jul 2, 2009 Rating: 0

"if anyone could help me with Spanish i need to know the phrase "but think of all the fun im having" as i drop in on them"...piensando de lo tengo divertido..learn another language you ignorant fuck..and keep dropping in like the kook that you are..chinga te tu madre puto..

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Marita Dec 23, 2008 Rating: 24

The oned who are pissed about good local photos are the ones who missed out!! i remember chatting to a guy one day last winter saying to me oh its piss i looked out to sea and saw 20 people having a ball on a few foot plus he said i just come back from surfing abroad its crap. he drove an hour down there and stood and watched, gave me all the spill about how its not working out there and watched. umm i think he was to scared!! i seem to get that alot. ither im stupid or there is alot of sad people who just want to slag the surf off all the time. why is that.?i just love surfing and dont give a dam as long as there is a wave, its about havin gfun and being in the water and switching off to reality for a couple of hours. boo hoo to u misserable ones !!:)

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Chudley 91 Dec 23, 2008 Rating: 2

yer the people that say its bout haveing fun are real surfers:) every1 has to start somewhere

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FourStarKD Dec 23, 2008 Rating: 2

what happened to the day's were surfing was fun, were you can do what you want and not give a shit about what you do or the size you surf. All who judge are the low lives of this sport.

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AROHANUI Jul 2, 2009 Rating: 0

I applaud your attitude sir..

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CAZZ Dec 23, 2008 Rating: 0

i though surfing was about having fun , sharing it with others , basically having a laugh , all you guys wanna do is slag each other off and argue , its a sad day for surfing here.

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sqirl Dec 22, 2008 Rating: 1

That was not a dildo on his deck....it is the control stick for a small trolling motor and those chaps you mentoned nothing more than foul weather gear...Toby was obviously fishing. Someone has to supply the Blue Oysters lunch menu.

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Chudley 91 Dec 22, 2008 Rating: 2

Savage...i like it haha, u is better than me haha.

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J P Dec 21, 2008 Rating: -1

Dont surf the witterings then Toby, stay in Brighton. Your only p~*#ed because you got laughed out of the water here for surfing in your Aresless Chaps with a dildo on your deck so you can sit on your board.

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wittering-grom Dec 20, 2008 Rating: 0

Obviously this toby chap thinks hes being the big man by slatting this pretty awesome picture. I suppose its hard for a guy who probably spends the majority of the time dragging his nuts along never quite getting the standing up part. Best photo of the year. Well done mellow wave

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wittering-grom Dec 20, 2008 Rating: 1

obviously toby has got a bit jealous. hes probably used to dragging his nuts along never really quite getting the standing up part.

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Toby Dec 20, 2008 Rating: 0

nothing like a bit of back wash to make the wave look big! the witterings sucks ass!!

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Toby Dec 20, 2008 Rating: 1

nothing like a bit of back wash to make it wave look big! the witterings sucks ass!!

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J P Dec 20, 2008 Rating: 0

Nice to see one of our Surrey or Hampshire "locals" getting to their feet. I actually thought you mellowwave posse were trying to reverse the evolution process by doing away with legs to intergrate yourselves back in the water. Dont know what the most frightning thing about Bracklesham is anymore, used to be the Pond Barn Club, now think its surfing inside on a shortboard with a hundred Jamie Oliver alikes, from Guilford, carriering towards you uncontrolably on there knees giving localism thinking their Slater.

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steve w Dec 20, 2008 Rating: 14

FIZZY GRIZZLER!!!

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sqirl Dec 19, 2008 Rating: 0

Heh Heh Heh....Dicer said Blue Oyster. I dont know what all the fuss is about. This guy is simply waving for the camera! "Hey chaps...this is the bloody wave of the day....and I am on it...fish and chips and such!"

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Marita Dec 19, 2008 Rating: 1

i wish i had a photo that made such a discusion:)

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shaunwatson Dec 19, 2008 Rating: 0

this is the real deal chaps.anyone who thinks other wise is much mistaken.yes he looks over weight and slightly gay but this is a real photo.fact,shaun wins.

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bingbamboom Dec 18, 2008 Rating: 0

hahaha surfed this place when i was like 12 then got bored....suprised he wasnt on a log!!

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traboys Dec 18, 2008 Rating: 17

The fear of god in his face

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Dicer Dec 18, 2008 Rating: 1

the only happiness that burner gets is starting his night shift at the Blue Oyster.

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BognorDave Dec 17, 2008 Rating: 2

Nice one Marita. to Kate78, while I'd like to take the credit for this now legendary photo I'm afraid it's one of Mellowwave Mark's not mine. I'd gone back home to my sick bed by then.

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sqirl Dec 17, 2008 Rating: 1

Here! Here! As an East Coast surfer in possibly the worst place to be on the east coast I sympathize. Burner...I am not going to say anything bad because it is to close to christmas...but after the new year..... back to the east coast thing I paddled out yesterday in 2-3 foot slop and you still couldnt wipe the grin from my face. That is true surf stoke!

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Berryhill Dec 17, 2008 Rating: 16

repeat after me . do you swear to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you god

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Marita Dec 17, 2008 Rating: 7

Why is everone so meen on here.if u live south and its mostly all you have to surf without 3 hrs to devon i think the witterings can be very good. im sure everywhere else is perfect u non english lot. but i always make the best of what we have, and no way was it 2-3ft who said that. awsome picture, if u wave watch enought the witts CAN be a good surf. and 5 stars was exactly what it was. we take what we have and enjot it, and enjoy i did

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Mrpuzzle Dec 17, 2008 Rating: 1

3 feet?? You should have gone to specsavers!

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hounds1 Dec 17, 2008 Rating: 3

yes sad maybe..but gotta live and work somewhere, i'd also like to say thank you to magicseaweed for giving wittering 5 dark stars of 3 foot waves!!! = 300 people in the water..

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your-local-surfer Dec 17, 2008 Rating: 1

haha look at this copy of the shot [IMG]http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd285/jon-wilson-quiksilver/gb.jpg[/IMG]

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burner Dec 17, 2008 Rating: -3

Stand up barrell! that's funny, the hound has surfed here for twenty years....... that's sad

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tippytoemelvin Dec 17, 2008 Rating: 2

OK lets get realistic... stand up barrel this isn't, more of a close out shore break.

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barner Dec 17, 2008 Rating: 2

This is definitely Haskins surfing! You can tell by the massive hands and feet! Shame on you, you non-believers.

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tofinoplease Dec 17, 2008 Rating: 0

I thought this photo would have been placed in comedy.

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hounds1 Dec 17, 2008 Rating: 3

Ive been surfing the witterings for 21 years!! and yes this was a reasonable day of no bigger than 3 foot. and yes some people did get some nice cover-ups! but this is a tipical brack close out ! ps. nice gloves!! think people stopped wearing them in 1982!!!...

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Ramon Dec 17, 2008 Rating: 2

nice pic but it isnt a barrel as he isnt inside it

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Portpipe Dec 17, 2008 Rating: 0

"stop trying to digitise me!!!! (digitize for yal yanks)

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Kate78 Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 3

This is my husband and I can assure you this picture is not a result of photoshop...he made me get up after 1.5 hours of sleep to go surfing and was beaming all day after catching this wave! Well done Dave from MellowWave, after 16 years of surfing, you getting this photo has made his day!

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cosmicgoat Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 18

That is NOT photoshopped! Look closer before you blab your mouth! Nice pic!

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Kate78 Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 3

This is my husband and I can assure you this picture is not a result of photoshop...he made me get up after 1.5 hours of sleep to go surfing and was beaming all day after catching this wave! Well done Dave from MellowWave, after 16 years of surfing, you getting this photo has have made his day!

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Kate78 Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 1

This guy is my husband and I can assure you this picture is not a result of photoshop...he made me get up after 1.5 hours of sleep to go surfing and was beaming all day after catching this wave! Well done Dave from MellowWave, after 16 years of surfing, you getting this photo has have made his day!

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Kate78 Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 1

This guy is my husband and I can assure you this picture is not a result of photoshop...he made me get up after 1.5 hours of sleep to go surfing and was beaming all day after catching this wave! Well done Dave from mellowwave, after 16 years of surfing you have made his day!

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Kate78 Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 10

This guy is my husband and I can assure you this picture is not a result of photoshop...he made me get up after 1.5 hours of sleep to go surfing and was beaming all day after catching this wave! Well done Dave from mellowwave, you have made his day!

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39 Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 1

Sorry , but something not quite right about that.

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The Dizz Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 0

bet this guy got slammed after

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Magnum PI Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 3

I was at the Witterings on Sunday... IT WAS PUMPING!!!! Plenty of backside barrels to be had!

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andy o Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 1

update to my spelling mistake believe not belive

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andy o Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 4

been kayaking at bracklesham regular, for 4 years one of my best days there moved on to witterings high tide right in the channel after the longest and biggest surf ride ever had belive its not photoshop my best day ever

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Shakey Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 0

photoshop photoshop photoshop

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steve w Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 13

can't see you on any good photo's witters!

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witters Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 12

Brac' never breaks like that, good use of photo shop again!!!! (theres probably only a few guys that surf the witters that could ride a stand up barrell, and he ain't one of them!!! sorry)

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sqirl Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 0

He has got the webbys on...he isnt gonna miss an inch of that ass when he slaps it! Congrats on the wave of the day Webby!

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dylant79 Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 0

they probably were pumping kernowaj, but for the brighton and chichester area (south coast, not south west) this is mega. was out in brighton that morning and chichester in the afternoon and scored some quality waves. its such a rare treat to get swell, tides and daylight align in our neck of the woods. everyone was beaming..

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Portpipe Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 1

all because the women love milktray.......

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widewater_pig Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 1

slow fat close out that is what it is got it on a good angle ha ha

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curlyonline360 Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 1

I was a particulally good day that was, I live down there and I have seen it that big several times before tho,

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surfbum Dec 16, 2008 Rating: -2

Closeout!

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Spoons Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 1

bets wave of the year for the south east coast then.

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kernowaj Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 5

Looks like a straight hander to me. Doubt it was wave of the south coast cause Praa & Leven were pumping.

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dylant79 Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 1

I reckon this guy scored THE wave of the south coast on sunday. Lucky, lucky man....

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Mrpuzzle Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 6

Freak wave maybe... but it did, it will again and he was on it!!! What a day, still buzzing now and can't wait for the next time 8~0

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Spoons Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 1

It does'nt. freak wave. I was out that day was about 2-3ft

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Luke Gartside Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 13

Great wave and great photo.. had no idea it ever got this good down there!

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lee Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 0

looks fun :O

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mury Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 7

I wanna dance, dance, dance...!!!

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