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Video of the Week – Don’t Drop In On A Kiwi

By Dan Hutton on July 24, 2014 in Video

Surf Rage : Kiwi vs Brazillian from GoSurf.co.nz on Vimeo.

This video has been doing the rounds a bit since it popped up on Stab magazine’s website a couple of days ago, and it’s too good not to share.

For those of you who don’t surf, ‘dropping in’ is basically when you take off on a wave that another surfer is already riding. The video above is the perfect example of a drop-in (and a very bad one at that).

Dropping in is obviously frowned upon (as is ‘snaking’, but that’s a story for another day) as it can be dangerous and it essentially ruins the wave for the person who is in the best position to ride.

Drop-ins are not uncommon in Bondi, and they often result in some harsh words and on the odd occasion, a physical exchange.

The example above is one way to deal with someone who blatantly drops in on you. In this case, it’s a Kiwi fella taking out his anger on a Brazilian with no respect for the surfers’ code. I must practice this maneuver.


  1. Dropping in should be frowned upon and the code should be respected at all times however surely it only requires a few harsh words to get the point across rather than caveman-like physical displays of intolerance. Seriously, getting ‘knocked out’ whilst in the water rarely ends well and for what – ‘you stole my wave’ Come on, the water is a place of peace.

    Posted by: Dan | July 30, 2014, 2:27 PM |

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