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helmetboy's photo of Fortress

USCG Charging Hurricane Bill . . . Photo by tcolla

Average rating of 4.63 from 319 votes

Fortress

Spot Location: New Jersey + New York > New York > Fortress

Date Taken: 23rd August 2009. 40821 page views since 11th September 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
15ft 15s 141.18°     17
mph
Rain 74°f
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charchar20 Nov 17, 2010 Rating: 1

This is real it was in newsday the capt in th ecoat guard got introuble for putting his crew in harms way.. i dont understand this beacuas its the coast guard they should be good at doing this stuff.. and i went in that day it was a few feet less near me but it was still hugee mw and about 7 other guys paddle out . like 14 others with boards didnt and just watched.

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charchar20 Nov 17, 2010 Rating: 0

This is real it was in newsday the capt in th ecoat guard got introuble for putting his crew in harms way.. i dont understand this beacuas its the coast guard they should be good at doing this stuff.. and i went in that day it was a few feet less near me but it was still hugee mw and about 7 other guys paddle out . like 14 others with boards didnt and just watched.

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bodysnow Oct 3, 2010 Rating: 3

houston houston we have a problem. it's ... uhm ... how can i sa it??... can this boat surf a wave?

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bodysnow Oct 3, 2010 Rating: 2

houston houston we have a problem. it's ... uhm ... how can i sa it??... can this boat surf a wave?

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bodysnow Oct 3, 2010 Rating: 0

houston houston we have a problem. it's ... uhm ... how can i sa it??... can this boat surf a wave?

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Justsurf Jan 12, 2010 Rating: 0

SICKKNESS

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NYsurfer13 Nov 28, 2009 Rating: -1

Fortress dont get that big.. trust me

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helmetboy Dec 23, 2009 Rating: 0

lol- there's plenty of ny photos out there that big . . . first the boat is fake and now you are saying the wave itself isn't a real ny wave . . . ? foolish little grommie- if your daddy never takes you to the beach when the surf has push, how would you know the size ny spots can handle . . . ?

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NYsurfer13 Oct 31, 2009 Rating: 0

this wave is way too big for new york trust me i live here and i surf here all the time

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millerdr Oct 25, 2009 Rating: 1

This could be a real photograph, due to the dredged out 100ft channels right next to 4ft reef/sandbottom.... But if it were real, New York has thousands of surfers. Someone from New York please comment. Does this freak wave really exist?????????? We need verification!!!!!

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mtksurfer Mar 23, 2010 Rating: 1

yes it does just have to be here when it all comes together!!!

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helmetboy Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 2

Or here to see other versions: http://www.facebook.com/fotohack?v=photos#/photo.php?pid=2394459&id=70845487770

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helmetboy Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 2

if you need verification check page A5 of Saturday, Oct 24, 2009's Newsday . . . or you can check here: http://www.facebook.com/fotohack?v=photos#/photo.php?pid=2751797&id=70845487770

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NYsurfer13 Oct 10, 2009 Rating: -2

that pic is so fake look at the water line near the boat

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helmetboy Oct 13, 2009 Rating: 0

Not quite big boy: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/9406563_Cn5qB#630223810_bB6sc

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helmetboy Oct 13, 2009 Rating: 0

Smartin' off again online are we faktion-boy . . . ?- Not only do I know where you surf . . . Don't make me drop by your house and personally show you the rest of the shots from that day. Here, save me the time and the trip and check the shots yourself: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/9406563_Cn5qB#630223810_bB6sc

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kayakr Oct 8, 2009 Rating: 2

Heavy surf training. I hope they train on holding their breath first. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF_6gPlbf54&NR=1

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island_creature Oct 7, 2009 Rating: 2

were gunna need a bigger boat...

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backwoodsjamie Sep 21, 2009 Rating: 2

yea go coastguard!!

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mitchyvas Sep 21, 2009 Rating: 1

right. heres what were gunna do. johnny go grab a rope bill go find me one of those rescue boards and driver. were gunna whip into this baby just pull hard out at the latest possible second. trust me iv done this plenty of times.

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Bart Schwarz Sep 20, 2009 Rating: 2

someone has a big set of balls

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surfrant.blogspot.com Sep 18, 2009 Rating: 2

check out surfrant.blogspot.com

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gnardag Sep 18, 2009 Rating: 2

Shit me!

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IceCreamHead Sep 18, 2009 Rating: 0

Lunch time on the high seas ladies... Hands up if you fancy a submarine roll!

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The chosen 1 Sep 18, 2009 Rating: 1

Y does everybody care so much about photoshop if u really take the time to comment on photoshop pics then u need to get a life

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jpmontalbano613 Sep 18, 2009 Rating: 1

I saw Tom shoot this at fortress. I have similar photos but less zoom so not as vivid. SICK shot period.

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BrianWu Sep 17, 2009 Rating: -2

photoshopping does get tired?

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BrianWu Sep 18, 2009 Rating: 0

ok i will ignore the photoshop to be happy for benefit of looks sick

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The chosen 1 Sep 18, 2009 Rating: 0

why does everybody give a shit about photoshop if it looks sick who cares

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helmetboy Sep 18, 2009 Rating: 0

Wu- [yawn] You keeping on asking about photoshop is what's getting tired . . . We have a saying we're I'm from: "R.I.F. Reading is Fundamental." Read below and follow the links to the other photos from that morning already . . . Fotohack I am, Fotochopper I'm not . . . But I consider your disbelief a compliment so I thank you for your lack of faith-- fotohack.com

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Credit Name: Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 0

hmm reckon they should take on peahi for the next trick

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Mr. Clark Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 2

And losing.

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conor S Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 3

Its behind you.....!

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MJRPHOTO Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 2

Nice photo Tom

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thijsmaat Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 2

nice wave

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Kapuaarangi Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 2

Look Brad we dont mind Clooney taggin` along but did u have to let him in the wheel house?! He`s never been the same after that movie and he`s never gotten over it!! -Brad- Lets just hope he gets over this one!!

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JERZnotJAWS Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 4

just duck dive

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Jack Glick Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 3

did he make it?

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the vanity project Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 2

Ahhh the fabled deleted scenes from ‘One flew over the cuckoos nest’. they defo should all be sectioned after a fishing trip in those kind of waves!

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Portpipe Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 1

that McMurphy lad, you couldne watch him with a bag of eyeballs

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mitchyvas Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 1

"MAN. the one day i decide to not chuck my board on the boat."

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allYOUcanSURF Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 2

Fred : "thats funny, Bill said Surfline reported 1-2 ft and poor.." John : "are you kidding.. that's not even 2ft Hawaiian" Bill : " man.. i'm setting my homepage to MSW in my next life" Ted : " me too..."

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helmetboy Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 2

Check this boat crackin' a lip here: http://www.facebook.com/fotohack#/photo.php?pid=2391423&id=70845487770

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BrianWu Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 0

Could be adding to that perspective might? Did shotoshop use here?

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Paul Ogilvie Sep 16, 2009 Rating: 2

"we're gonna need a bigger boat" lol

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dlw Sep 16, 2009 Rating: 2

beautiful photo. i was out that day and have some less artistic shots of the two 47' mlb's charging the waves. it was double overhead plus with the odd set flirting with triple. a guy was towing in right beside the CG boats, which gave the whole scene a circus-like quality.

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helmetboy Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 1

Right-- 47' lifeboat-- not sure why I said 43'- That's a much different looking boat- Thanks for the correction . . .

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Bill Graham Sep 16, 2009 Rating: 1

It's called "foreshortening". However, I was also shooting photos and the boat was plowing right through that peak. That's no trick of the camera or photoshop.

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Portpipe Sep 18, 2009 Rating: 1

they probably have to do this type of training at some stage in the bigger boats but for rescues in breaking water they'd send out a small RIB which in easier to keep in a head on position

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Matt Wright Sep 18, 2009 Rating: 2

that's the term, thank you. Is that the case here? Pretty impressive training regime, can't see our own RNLI doing anything equal to that [although they're still very much appreciated], am I wrong?

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Get Joggly Sep 16, 2009 Rating: 2

Who said " Only a surfer knows the feeling " ?

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ahinalu Sep 16, 2009 Rating: 2

Pretty sure it's a 57' not a 43'. The USCG had a 44" which was a very nice boat. I was stationed out at Manasquan in the mid 80's. It looks like it says "Montauk" on the stern so I'd assume it's out of USCG station Montauk NY. The idea is they "can" roll, but unless you're at the training center going in and out of the Columbia river, you try real hard not to roll. That said id does take a lot to roll one.

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aframe Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 2

Tcolla killing it...again. All real, heavy Atlantic water and crazy ass Coasties

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helmetboy Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 2

Thanks for the look guys . . . On this morning there was actually two of these 43 foot USCG boats out heavy water training . . . Each boat had about 6 crew members strapped into the bridge. No they weren't in a hurry to go anywhere. The coxswains were actually backing the boats up to the rocks and hanging out waiting for the sets to come and then they would either charge off the side of the peak or straight through it . . . You can check more photos of this day (and the small and perfect day after) at the following address: http://facebook.com/fotohack

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Lips Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 3

631

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surfny Sep 16, 2009 Rating: 2

hell yea

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harveywallbanger Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 4

Charlie, you better hope this low pressure theory of yours works...

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The Rage Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 2

Da da da-da da... Start spreading the news...

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appleZac Sep 16, 2009 Rating: 2

laughed my ass off... amazing comment!

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Portpipe Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 4

*genlemen, its been an honour playing with you tonight* cue nearer my god to thee

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NCSU Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 2

youtube "rollover boats uscg" to see some video of them in action. Pretty unbelievable stuff.

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Get Joggly Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 2

Montauk Monster !

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irish_seaweed Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 3

"I told you you should have let me drive"

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boozer Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 3

wow! hope its real

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Mark from Durban Sep 17, 2009 Rating: 2

How many boats do you see boozer?

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Portpipe Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 2

perfect position for an el rollo take off. USCG are hardcore muhfakkas

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matt101 Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 2

They will make it the US Coast Guard does this kind of training.

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Matt Wright Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 2

class photo. But it doesn't look like they're charging anywhere in a hurry, I think the wave is a lot further away than it looks... there's a photographers term for it, escapes me right now. Anyway, still a great shot

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Sneakybadger Sep 20, 2009 Rating: 2

Berk lol!

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IceCreamHead Sep 18, 2009 Rating: 1

Irish surf berk, surely!

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. Sep 16, 2009 Rating: -3

Irish Surf Chick......please

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helmetboy Sep 16, 2009 Rating: 2

In this context I think the suggestion that the shot was "photoshopped" is probably one of the most flattering things a person could say . . . Irish surf girl I thank you for that. Cheers-

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jethro Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 2

I think its extended depth of field (or narrow depth of field) can never remember which one.

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. Sep 15, 2009 Rating: -1

Photoshop?

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devildog1633310 Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 2

USCG or not. It's time to check your trousers.

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appleZac Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 2

caption competition for what thos guys are thinking... 1. F@$k 2. turn and go? 3. mummy

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harveylegend Sep 16, 2009 Rating: 3

Let's play this the old navy way, first guy to die, loses!

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Didier Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 1

Right lads, first to shit their pants looses!

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MantaWave Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 2

Really!? New York!?

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Xtremebuddha Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 3

Mummy!

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dcysurfer Sep 15, 2009 Rating: 3

Awesome photograph. I bet the crew on the fly-bridge are feeling just a wee bit nervous.

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