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Waimea Shorebreak by manaphoto Waimea Shorebreak by manaphoto
Looks like fun, huh. Well don't fool yourself, this is the shorebreak at the famous Waimea Bay. Lifeguards will only allow the most experienced bodyboarders to surf at this spot. Forget about how big the wave is, its the thickness that will consume a rider in seconds.

Thanx for viewing,
Aloha, Mana
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pixel-ARCADE Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
ahhh so cool!
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KaipoSweetheart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
oh my....
this guy must've ate a crap-load of sand after being tossed 3 or 4 times. epic! :)
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manaphoto Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
yep, they usually do...haha.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
Did he land the drop? That wave is crazy man. Seen it in a few of my boogin dvds, those guys shred.
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Scootman1911 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh Waimea. I know those shorebreaks. I've been slammed into the beach there many a time.
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fav.
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Scootman1911 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem man.
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Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Totally gnarly dude!
Perfect capture of the waves and the surfer.
I love it.
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Cool...thanx 4 the fav.
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atom7 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
That is one heavy shorebreak. Used to dream about it when i was young. Now i think those dreams would be more nightmares. Great shot. :)
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Cool...thanks for the fav.
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BogdanEpure Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot!!
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Simounet Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome... :+fav:
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Brahmadomtao Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
I used to live just down the road from here. Freakin' pumping place, bra. My bro and I used to ride some of these -we were just kids, 13 and 8 and didn't know any better. Sometimes we'd go watch the wipeouts and wait for them to come back up for air, only to eat it again. The coral out there maybe worse than the pipeline... But at least it was close to shore, eh? The bravest of us would head to the north shore and take a few on a small day- we were just kids though. Slater was out there sometimes and people like that- but this was before they were famous- just kids. Thrusters were still catching on, and long-boarding was still the rage. I had a giant board that was 3 times as tall as I was- looked like a giant chicitta banana, complete with the banana label! One fin and it steered like a semi. LOL!

My favorite times was night time on a full moon- if you caught the time right, when the jellies weren't coming in, you could sit out there and wait for a perfect set, and take the biggest of them. But more, it wasn't about the waves so much as the view and surviving the fast and thickness of the waves here.

We went out once in 84-85 right before the hurricane hit- it was insane. Looked like the pipeline but up close- no needing jetski's to get out there. Not a soul but a few hard cores on the beach just watching like us kids. Some old local went in and wiped out and we didn't see him come up. I'm sure he survived, but we went home to get out of the weather.

I sure miss the waves in HI, big time.
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
Cool, thanks for sharing that story and the fav.
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MartinIsaac Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
:headbang:
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LukeGoesDeviantArt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
oh i saw a video!
this pice of landscape is fucking hard to surf!
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
you got that right...haha.
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Zhekus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   Photographer
Man this looks scary...
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
yeah, its pretty heavy.
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lakemans Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
theres a high tide break on a heavy swell like that on the south coast of the uk, not saying where cause its not well know, but I know exactly whats about to happen to the boogie rider in a moment.
I was picking shingle and sand out of my face for a week after, well worth it though.
awesome shot.
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hey kool...send me a note to your secret spot, I won't tell anybody...haha.
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b00gedy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
I've spent many hours in that pit. Is that take from the road?
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
yeah, from the road...thanks for the fav.
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lomoboy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
I have featured this in my new Journal [link]

hope that's ok.. if not just let me know and I will take it out :)
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Kool...thank you very much.
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Argent47 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
wooohooo!!!! awesomenesss!
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Professional Photographer
Kool...thanks for the fav.
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Eowyn831 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Mahalo nui loa for this one. I miss Oahu so much. :(
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the fav.
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rousart Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
it express the dramatic quality of the sea!

it excuses my ingles!!!!..... :rofl:
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
thank you for the fav.
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WmBCrawford Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
AWESOME.
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the fav.
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KeremOkay Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007   Photographer
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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benjiR Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
fucken oath. He's going to get swallowed :D
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
yeah he is...haha.
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alexandrephilippe Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
amazing
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geno8r Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
mad
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wartistic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
yep this one is also good for framing.
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aefg Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
beautiful!
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studioone Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
thats insane i love it
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arrhythmia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006   Photographer
now this is f#ckn good!
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eternaltraveller Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Hey man... just wanted to say thanks for the awesome surf pics that you've posted. Having been a bodyboarder for many years and now having to live inland, far from the coast, it is good to be able to view such images, even if I cannot be there. Although it's a bit of a two edged sword because then I miss it even more ... he he. Keep up the great work.
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thanx...supporters like you make it all worth while.
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