"He's got some little stumps where his wings used to be and he's flapping them like crazy at the moment." -- Ronnie Blakey as Joel Parkinson takes to the air.

"He's just literally lighting that left-hander up." -- Martin Potter as Matt Wilkinson literally scores a 5.2 on his first left of the season, having literally surfed it terribly.

"Whether it was coaching or digging holes I needed a full-time job"

"Matt Banting is a very good surfer whose style resembles an overly courteous waiter constantly bending over your table inquiring, in annoying tones, if everything is alright." -- Derek Rielly, Beach Grit.

Ronnie Blakey: "Josh Kerr -- how's that filthy little soup strainer he's working on?"

Ross Williams: "He's just dying for a German accent."

"Whether it was coaching or digging holes I needed a full-time job." -- Glenn Hall on the Surf Europe podcast.

"Vintaj? I dunno, I think the VHS days are gone"

"@wsl don't u call off the day before John johns heat when it's perfect fricken air wind and ramps. It's not devil wind it's fricken air wind, assimilate. The boys will rip this! Haha Parko just did a sick little shifty." -- Albee Layer @johnjohn_slater on Instagram, before John John's air.

"Haha hate to say told you so.... Wait I love saying that haha duh but see devil winds not what it used to be the boys wanna fly let um." -- Albee Layer @johnjohn_slater on Instagram, after John John's air.

"How much did you pay those white people to say 'I am Adriano de Souza?'"

"Ross Williams or a tinder bio: 'Awkward and throaty'." -- really super jr @whoissuperjr.

"He's just like my favourite cartoon character . . . He's like a Mario Bros character" -- Strider on Italo Ferreira.

"Offering a bonus point or so for 'finishing a ride' onto the bricks at Margarets is sadism on the part of WCT judges, pure and simple." -- Matt Warshaw @mattwarshaw.

"When you need to do a little welding after you just beat the eleven time champ..." -- Rottmouth @Rottmouth, in reference to the following choice of eyewear...

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"When you need to do a little welding after you just beat the eleven time champ..."
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"Jeez, this Dicaprio kid is really good!" -- Matt Warshaw @mattwarshaw.

"How about let's NOT call Fioravanti 'Italian Stallion.'" -- Matt Warshaw @mattwarshaw.

" Let's just agree his surfing his sharp, tangy and tear-inducing. What I'm proposing is THE ITALIAN SCALLION." -- Full-On Steez IV @DoubleEpskiSesh.

"...whose style resembles an overly courteous waiter constantly bending over your table inquiring, in annoying tones, if everything is alright"

"Kelly is a modern day Cheyne Horan" -- Martin Potter.

Rosie Hodge: "There's been such an outpouring about Sabotaj and Montaj, will we see another edit from you?"

Taj Burrow: "Vintaj? I dunno, I think the VHS days are gone."

"I just can't get it happening, I don't know what's going on." -- Kelly Slater.

"But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye. And that’s OK. I’m ready to let you go." -- Kobe Bryant.

"Ross Williams or a tinder bio: 'Awkward and throaty'."

"When I come to Western Australia, I surf everywhere but here." -- John John Florence.

"Taj has surfed mainbreak twice. Says a lot " -- Chas Smith @chasdoesntsurf.

"Taj even admitted it, he's from the area and said the only time he ever surfed Margaret's was when he was forced to in heats" -- Nihilist999 @nihilist999.

"Like I always say, winning is contagious"

"Has anyone looked into the possibility that this billionaire guy is just using WSL as a massive tax write off?" -- really super jr @whoissuperjr.

" how much did you pay those white people to say 'I am Adriano deSouza?'" -- Full-On Steez IV @DoubleEpskiSesh.

"She left a really good taste in the judge's mouth" -- Ross Williams on Tyler Wright.

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"He's just like my favourite cartoon character . . . He's like a Mario Bros character"

"If Rip Curl DID pay me to stop Photoshopping their logo onto Kim Jong Il's clothes, I certainly wouldn't tell you fuckers. [sponsored tweet]" -- really super jr @whoissuperjr.

"I think it's gonna be a feeling that he's gonna enjoy. Like I always say, winning is contagious." -- You mean addictive, Martin? One person wins, and before you know it everyone starts winning! A winning pandemic!

"He'll just keep on S-ing back into the source. Now it's chundering and changing shape on the inside corner, and Ferreira can't hang on..." -- Joe Turpel.

"Kelly is a modern day Cheyne Horan"

"We're always focussing on the fun side, but the business side is there. He's definitely there, behind the scenes, getting ready: he's got a psyche." -- Strider "Sherlock" Wasilewski on Sebastian Zietz.

"More so than any Drug Aware winner before him, Sebastian Zietz is aware of drugs." -- Full-On Steez IV @DoubleEpskiSesh.

Pete Mel: "How does no. 2 in the world at this moment sound?"

Sebastian Zietz: "Woooaahh! Radical! No. 2!"

"Wilko's stance so wide, he can pick up a load of Rip Curl gear in Pyongyang without leaving the nightclub in Seoul." -- really super jr @whoissuperjr.

"Wilko's stance is so wide that Rip Curl reinforces the leg panels of his suits with titanium to keep the ass from blowing out" -- Nihilist999 @nihilist999.

"Wilko's stance is so wide his asshole would stick to his stringer if he did a bottom turn in the nude. Your welcome for the visual." -- Rottmouth @Rottmouth.

"Wilko's stance is so wide Brazil waives entry visa requirement." -- Sean Young @s2theean.

"sadism on the part of WCT judges, pure and simple"

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"Margaret has a milking-pail,

And she rises early;

Thomas has a threshing-flail,

And he's up betimes.

"Sometimes crossing through the grass

Where the dew lies pearly,

They say 'Good-morrow' as they pass

By the leafy limes."

-- Christina Rossetti