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the oxcam problem

Trouble is bubbling to the surface at Lennox Head. What began as a strong undercurrent is beginning to surface in forums as boils of virulent discontent and seething disrespect.

Threats have been tossed, hurled back, re-made more vociferous and thrown again because someone has succumbed to an un-named temptation and placed a surf-camera in/on their apartment in a position where it overlooks the point.

The camera oscillates and zooms, it lingers on the waves.

All day.


What is greatly feared is when Lennox has another once every five-year day such this ^, multitudes of the great uninvited may trespass on what the locals consider their (inside) sacred grounds.

In other words, there might be a few more in the water.

I’m counting about eighteen short-attention span surfers out in this pic (by Shearer) and no-one on the (outside) sacred grounds picking off the sets. I don’t know about anyone else but that’s where I’d be waiting, plenty of room out there and I don’t mind the solitude.

Huey always sends them up.


Comments lifted from Swellnet:

A bloke named Trevor, resident of Bangalow’s Feros nursing home, reckons tuning into Lennox is bloody marvellous – the cranky old bugger has turned into the home’s Lennox Living Legend – he’s got everybody believing he was Brocky’s best mate and was always first out. Thanks, Ben, he says .. fucken A!

Then there’s Doreen from Tenterfield, she’s 89 and never gets out of bed these days but Doreen has a BIG television set on the wall and has asked the staff to tune into Swellnet’s Lennox cam. Doreen always wanted to live on a hill overlooking the sea, a long beach in the background, the chance of spotting a whale, some surfers in the water. Calms her down a treat the quack said, just lovely, then he asked if I could make a sound tape of the surf. That might make her even happier.

Lennox pic by Shearer

16 Comments Post a comment
  1. Obviously, there are 3 solutions.

    A: Ban Swellnet.
    B: Ban the swillnuts.
    C: Just let the whole, ludicrous pile of stu-pendous steaming bullshit implode into a mind ben-ding, giant cosmic fart.
    February 13, 2017
  2. How do we sign up to this dump Lazza?

    February 15, 2017
  3. Someone telling me I’m dreaming. Stuey?

    February 15, 2017
    • Mairi #

      Eternally banned from most surf-sites run by the humourless drones of Generation Why!

      Tiz I, oh learned one.




      February 15, 2017
    • Mairi #

      How art thou ol mate?



      February 15, 2017
  4. Still putting it down, living west of Byron, looking at the setting sun instead of the rising, dodging brown snakes, growing mangos and orchids. All the boards hung in the shed. And you? Still doing numbers?

    February 15, 2017
    • Mairi #

      Funnily enough I just read that on an exploratory of your site.

      I live near the alley and flutter between Oz and Nippon.

      Snakes? Loads of them here on the Goldie. Most have legs though.

      Orchids? Fck me that will drive you mad or madder! I know a couple out at Stokers Siding into that lark. They need psychological help you little petal you!

      Yes, I’m still running businesses for the lame and insane. Flogging off my commodities trading software in between surfing Kirra and still doing the triathlon thing. Kirra is the least populated spot with the best shape up here would you believe!

      Its been a crap summer here-spring as well. Escaped down to Vicco for 5 weeks of heaven thank goodness.

      Thinking Merbar will be all time on that low going through vic this weekend.16 hour trip! I hope we get something here to halt those thoughts. The missus will not be pleased!teehhehehehe

      What made you leave the city madness?

      Welcome up here by the way.



      February 15, 2017
  5. The yacht building mob moved to China, some place that’s Brookvale X one thousand. I tried it for a while but all the buildings moved when it rained and the bastards like letting off firecrackers all night. Plus they have frogs the size of a box of matches and that bark like Alsatians, chili hot enough to burn your lips off and there isn’t a Chinaman alive who agrees to pay on time.

    February 15, 2017
    • Mairi #

      And they all possess the honour of adolf.

      A positively dire bunch of two-faced bastards. Its a country full of Gold Coast acolytes.

      Well mate, lemme know if you will be up here for the quiky pro. Who knows, the way the WSL are rushing to lose money, it could be the last one in the present format.

      And don’t worry, I wont post anything overtly controversial on your site. I save all that stuff for the pretenders. Seen Bendover Matson from Smellnet twice at kirra. Both times saw him at the end of long, long rides took from the groyne- that will tell you where he was sitting. The clown then wrote the swell up as being 5foot. Wasn’t close to that either time.

      He rarely gets his forecasts any better than you or I using the BOM and Bendover at Coastal is just as bad. They are both superb at telling you what you already know!hahahahhahaha

      So, that crew of us who used to be on realsurf, the only ones I know still surf regularly are Nicko who runs security at Denpasar airport and Balders who surfs when he isn’t over 100kg.

      Hope you are getting a few at broken. sand is supposedly good there says the young chick across the road.



      February 15, 2017
      • Bruns north wall, but don’t ever tell anybody. Plus they have a fish co-op in town and bream in the river.
        There’s a sushi cafe in Federal and two places making coffee, don’t go past without letting me know.

        February 15, 2017
        • Mairi #

          That is a deal mate!

          Bream are such tasty buggers.

          I prefer Brun in Winter southerly swells and westerly winds.

          Will let you know when I head down.



          February 15, 2017
  6. cam done gone … some locals you have to take seriously.

    February 26, 2017
  7. Thank goodness for that. But where is their public repentance?

    They made a public decision, wouldnt respond to the local crew, tried to ride it out in silence, and then eradicated all evidence of the public call outs that they got.

    What kind of people are they then?

    Fit only for derision.

    Did you get a few during the week?

    Laceys was a small but a beltable 2 feet every morning.

    February 26, 2017
  8. help #

    Does anyone have news of how the locals went about getting this camera removed? It would be great to know for any future stupidly placed cameras.

    December 12, 2017
  9. There you go, help, I hope it helped.

    December 13, 2017
  10. G w STOMPER #

    And now for the one a Coolum ,scopeing from north to south , every wannbe turning up to surf average waves at Bays , Hipster Valley

    January 17, 2018

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