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Dominic Rodwell's photo of Playa Hermosa

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Average rating of 4.34 from 53 votes

Playa Hermosa

Spot Location: Central America South > Costa Rica > Playa Hermosa

Date Taken: 11th June 2005. 16219 page views since 2nd August 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
7.5ft 14s 195.62°     7
mph
32°f
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JERZnotJAWS Aug 8, 2009 Rating: 1

that guys about to take a vacation under water

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Portpipe Aug 8, 2009 Rating: 0

i would 100% love be in his shoes right now. literally

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Raggy Aug 8, 2009 Rating: 1

oops!

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nutgraphics Aug 6, 2009 Rating: 1

It must be one of those Radio Controlled Surfers guys are using

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foxyfox1988 Aug 6, 2009 Rating: 3

Nudity is imminent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MickeyP Aug 6, 2009 Rating: 2

Shit time to be this kid. But good effort for having a go with this paddle out.

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jrat Aug 6, 2009 Rating: 1

is this what people mean when they say ankle deep water, or am i confused?

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Baboon Barrels Aug 6, 2009 Rating: 2

yup, just an ankle snapper

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Joltanyun Aug 5, 2009 Rating: 1

Jeepers. this guy is toast

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matt101 Aug 5, 2009 Rating: 1

Holey Crap

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nelch Aug 5, 2009 Rating: 3

i actually thought it was a guy standing up when i first saw it and was wondering how white water could get so big

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Shorey Aug 5, 2009 Rating: 1

www.specsavers.com

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aWANGatang Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 0

This beat down probably wasn't as bad as it looks. I have spent my share of time stuck on the inside. When waves explode like this, its quite simple to sneak under them. IT EXPLODES THEN IT IS OVER. Besides, waves in France get way heavier.

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Coelacanth Aug 10, 2009 Rating: 0

I can breathe a little easier now that I know you live in Beaufort and not so close to Charleston as Folly Beach is...although it sucks that you have to drive so far in both directions for decent waves. Don't have to worry about you Secessionists firing on Fort Sumter again, hehehe. :). Sorry...I couldn't resist the YANKEE BASTARDS/secession setup...having been raised in the Yankee Enclave(and eventual suburban sprawl nightmare) of Ft. Lauderdale. The NY Yankees used to have spring training there at Holiday Park...in my yoot!

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.....SPARTACUS!! Aug 9, 2009 Rating: 0

.....sovereign state of South Carolina....we're only a part of the US....cause they said they'd stop sending us sweet tea and chitlins if we tried to secede again......YANKEE BASTARDS!

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aWANGatang Aug 6, 2009 Rating: 0

And sqirl, you're not even from the US.

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Shorey Aug 5, 2009 Rating: 0

Kind of like you in bed man. You sneak under, it explodes, then its over.

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.....SPARTACUS!! Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 0

you are so full of sh*t!....yer not in france.....

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slickien Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 1

they were prob on a lilo relaxing when some serious stuff happend

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NIB Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 2

i used to do hand stands in the pool when i was a kid, until a so called mate whacked me in the nuts !

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Martin O L Aug 5, 2009 Rating: 2

Haha!

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Dropin73 Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 1

he's gonna chewing sand for weeks. Did they have to wait till the tide dropped to dig him out?

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Mick Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 0

No Way this is FAKE and no way @ Playa Hermosa! Playa Hermosa is á great beachbrake but not like this! Big love but not so big....

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bazza Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 2

Yeah, pacific swells never get this big ;)

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Scott Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 3

HOLY MOLEY

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Sids Surf Shack Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 2

RIP...

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swwl Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 3

these are the sole survivors after this toe-tal wipeout

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Indocean Surf Charters Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 3

rather him than me. ballsy

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Jack Glick Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 1

good idea

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MantaWave Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 1

having surfed Hermosa I know this guy will have black, silty sand permanently embedded in his pantaloons.

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gobbing on the rims of the vanquished Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 2

Clam diving wannabe 'mickey digits' got it slightly wrong during the Playa Hermosa clam diving pro

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stylin mike Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 3

F that.

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wiscsurfer007 Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 2

yesss

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adam-surf Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 2

i wish him gd luck lol

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jethro Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 1

Witness the wrath of God...this man clearly sold his sole.

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chenson Aug 5, 2009 Rating: 3

sold both of them

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swwl Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 6

The smell of de-feet!

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Coelacanth Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 2

Definately a point break!!

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.....SPARTACUS!! Aug 8, 2009 Rating: 0

Whhhhiiiiiilber.....hhhow 'bout a carrot?......

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the vanity project Aug 8, 2009 Rating: 4

The intern delivers once more: The phrase “hands down” has its origins in the equestrian world, horse racing to be specific. When a jockey was well ahead of the pack and assured victory he would relax his posture and also his grip, the reins would then assume a hands down position. Apparently back in those days making a ‘wanker’ hand signal to the losers behind you was considered bad form. (hope that helps Joggly)

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Aug 7, 2009 Rating: 2

its been fairly good by winter standards, practically unheard of in august! Im so so happy and tired!!!! WOOPEEe!!

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Coelacanth Aug 6, 2009 Rating: 2

I'm trying very hard to be happy for you...:[...aaahh, it's no use...I'm just jealous!!!

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Aug 6, 2009 Rating: 1

Damn right, im struggling to lift my arms to type, 15 hours in 3 days + 5 am this morning on a 3 ft glassy point break.....uuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Coelacanth Aug 5, 2009 Rating: 2

SW England is getting 8-9 ft. swells @12 sec. period today. VP and Muenchklerr have probably been surfing some really good waves the past couple of days. They have been conspicuous by their absence on MSW lately!!! We wanna see pictures, DAMMIT!

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Get Joggly Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 3

Think this one is out of our hands, We clearly need VP to untangle this thread !

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.....SPARTACUS!! Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 1

you can clearly tell its a point break by the trajectory of the white wash.......point break....."hands down"......what the efff does that mean any way......"hands down"......where did that come from.....a dyslexic bank robber perhaps?????

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Shorey Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 0

whats ur point? hahahaha. i think this guy got the point alright. hahahaha

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Scooterman Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 3

I didn't know you could snorkle there...

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tamather Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 1

FAKE!!

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Dominic Rodwell Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 3

Yeah,sick photoshop...huh I guess you had to be there!

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Sylvan Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 2

That's going to ruin the entire experience!

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Ct Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 2

I hope he's got an oxygen tank strapped to his back

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Dickymint Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 2

Surf board gone, fins unleashed...........can I float ??

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Get Joggly Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 3

Stop now .... Carcharias takes it , hands down !

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Shorey Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 0

hands down or feet up? All he had to do was read the caption really Joggly.

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jethro Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 1

What the f@%K is someone doing out there with no board or swimfins?!?! A casual swim perhaps?

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Dominic Rodwell Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 1

Nino Medrano Myire unexpected set,didn't see it coming and took it on the head...I'll post the photo of his girlfriend laughing as it happened...he's a Costa Rican pro thats why he goes out on biggger days!That is a duck dive ..leashless

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charger Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 2

how can you know him if all you can see are feet and they don't say his name?

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Petethemeat Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 1

i know this guy. he lost his watch on this spot a few days before this photo was taken.

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Mel in Florida Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 2

their board is probably stuck in that mess!

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SuperDupont Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 4

Mother Nature 1 - Surfer 0

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bazza Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 2

Looks like it would have been quite a hold down. Coulda been lucky I guess and got away with it. Some days you win, some days you lose.

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Carcharias Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 3

A two foot wave

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Carcharias Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 3

Equally…not a good time to bury your head in the sand.

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kellow87 Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 2

awwww bad times....absolutely ruined

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