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M Rogers's photo of Waimea Bay

Nice NW Swell hit Oahu's North Shore

Average rating of 4.44 from 61 votes

Waimea Bay

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Waimea Bay

Date Taken: 11th January 2010. 23263 page views since 13th January 2010.

Big Wave Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
17.5ft 16s 319.1° 8ft 20s   16
mph
Clear 74°f
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Toad May 1, 2010 Rating: 2

If there was someone duckdiving too, then this would cover the 4 most memorable positions on the wave...

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mr. long leash Apr 1, 2010 Rating: 0

"Pleeease re-leash me.... let meeee go...." Engelbert Humperdinck

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ShReDtheGnAr. Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 0

Haha in a much bigger world hes just the bait on the end of a really big fishing pole.

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ShReDtheGnAr. Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 1

Haha in a much bigger world hes just the bait on the end of a really big fishing pole.

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Sisurfer Jan 19, 2010 Rating: 1

Ok I've got it he's being dropped in by helicopter - serves him right for dropping in - off the lip... ouch!

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Sisurfer Jan 19, 2010 Rating: 0

Ok I feel sorry for the guy but how long is that leash? He must have taken half the ocean with him on his journey to the reef

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stokedonseaview Jan 19, 2010 Rating: -2

crazy

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hulksurf Jan 18, 2010 Rating: -3

photoshop

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Portpipe Jan 18, 2010 Rating: 3

bet his facial expression is like the one when you discover your shoe lace is untied at the urinal in the dirtiest bar in scotland

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Portpipe Jan 18, 2010 Rating: 0

bet his facial expression is like the one when you discover your shoe lace is untied in the dirtiest bar in scotland

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Portpipe Jan 18, 2010 Rating: 0

why does this remind me of a shoelace trailing in the piss beneath urinal.

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Kapuaarangi Jan 17, 2010 Rating: 1

Dude is gonna get so worked!!Landing mid-face,then over the falls with the lip...BOOM!! Free ride on a 8 foot washing machine with a 15 second hold down...yay...NOT!!!

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JERZnotJAWS Jan 16, 2010 Rating: 3

haha SO effed!! it probably takes him 5 minutes to wrap that up after the sesh.

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millerdr Jan 16, 2010 Rating: 2

Some guys go out there with 20ft leashes, and it helps you avoid the spin cycle. Too short a leash is disaster, here, and at sunset.

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chma Jan 15, 2010 Rating: 0

id have a long ass leash for my gun too. too bad i dont own one :|

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Tom Martin Jan 14, 2010 Rating: 3

hasn't anyone else seen the creatures of leisure DNA leashes - they advertise them as being able to stretch up to 5x their original length. It doesn't take much to work out that a 6' leash could potentially stretch to 30' - hope that stops all the rubbish about photoshop. This is an awseome bit of timing and fair play to all of them for riding there. Sorry rant over lol

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7 Jan 15, 2010 Rating: 1

Never. Looked it up. They've got one over 12 foot long for just that kind of surf. Add some stretch to that and there you are. Amazing shot in so many ways, even how the leash is bending through the lip.

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Ken from L.C. Jan 14, 2010 Rating: 1

Is this guy surfing with one of those coiled up boogie board leashes? jk.

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goofysurf Jan 14, 2010 Rating: 0

'like a puppet on a string...'

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Chris Bailey Jan 14, 2010 Rating: 0

Ouch!! Lining up for a salt water Enema!!

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Jack Glick Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 0

why the hub-bub about the leash length? it must be a long leash as it is, and it's my understanding that leashes are supposed to stretch when they're stressed, no? I don't see why it's such a "stretch" to believe this shot then

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readysteadybasslineheavy Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 0

i love the sequence on your website man. such a good set of shots. gotta feel sorry for the guy though, it was a brave effort, trying (accidental or otherwise) to pull a floater that beast hahahah

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Dr Fargon Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 2

awsome shot....if that leash stays on, his board will make a great marker bouy to find his remains

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Barry bog squat Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 0

Yeah peace out dude! Don't think anyone's really that bothered.

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M Rogers Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 1

Like I said, "Karma"; I say this after looking at your contributions to MSW......

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M Rogers Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 4

OK my MSW lurkers!!....I just posted an earlier shot in this sequence of getting pitched at Waimea....seems like there's alot of MSW's that scream photo shop'd for any unbeliveable shot they see. One I don't need to fake it or two do I have time to fake it. I don't live in Oklahoma or some other landlocked local ...guess what every digital photo is PS'd in some way, it's the Darkroom or Lab of the digital age. So all you unbelivers, be patient, you will have to wait on MSW to approve and post the shot...then leave me out of the "It's photo shopped league" and move to the beach, improve your karma by being positive in your thoughts, because what goes around comes around...

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M Rogers Jan 14, 2010 Rating: 1

Mahalo Ed

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M Rogers Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 1

I think the word everyone is looking for is: Stretched....when I buy I get a six footer for my short board and after a few sessions it became a 9 footer!!

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7 Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 1

Verifies what I was thinking, but I've a scientist's curiosity about that leash. The wave is over twice the size of my biggest ever, and that leash is over twice the length of any I've ever owned. Is there a reason for it, or is this just this guy's preference? I can imagine it might help keep surfer and board separated when things go seriously south.

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Ed Magicseaweed Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 2

Approved and posted Mr Rogers

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the vanity project Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 1

What’s the rule about leash to board length ratio? KiwiJohn is this the infamous Bismarck you keep banging on about?….either that or he has got his neoprene sock snagged in the choppers door.

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Kiwi John Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 0

If that were "The Bismarck" there would be no room for others on that small wave.

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BWS=MIA/NORCAL Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 0

spider man!! spider man!! if he cant do it nobody can!!!

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BWS=MIA/NORCAL Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 0

ok we got spiderman an olypic diver and a guy that looks like he was to take something very heavy on his head.. great photo just anwser this.. there are no traces of that guys line so how the fuck did he get there???

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7 Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 2

He sees himself going over the falls, bails, strong off-shores grab the board off the lip and take it up. All that seems clear to me. What's not clear is that leash. That thing must produce a tremendous drag.

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Poontang surfer Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 1

nah its real, just checked the sequence on his website

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Sids Surf Shack Jan 13, 2010 Rating: -1

Cant be real?

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Barry bog squat Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 0

Gotta feel sorry for the deepest guy, he's gonna get flogged cos of these nob jockeys!!

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spengler arlington-brough Jan 14, 2010 Rating: 0

how you can call any of these guys a nob jockey is beyond me. there's only one nob jockey on these pages...

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Will Ellis Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 3

"No need to duck it - I can get over it... wait a moment, ahhhhh balls... Where's my board gone?"

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magicinthewater Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 0

I'm not one for crying photoshop but I just don't understand how he got there. I can't come up with anything more plausible than Monaghan's suggestion, any ideas?

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GreatMav Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 1

thought the leash was a crack in my monitor lol, crazy

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harveywallbanger Jan 15, 2010 Rating: 1

ha ha vanity on form takes it

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the vanity project Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 6

And what did you think the whitewater was? Naughty boy

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Oriel surfer Jan 13, 2010 Rating: -1

How the hell did his board end up up there...did he even attempt to surf this wave or just jump out of a helicopter????

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KIMBALINOS Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 2

mary poppins!!!!!(quick shake of fist) you b**tard!!!

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CUANBEACHKID Jan 13, 2010 Rating: -1

i think this is probably the best timed photo on MSW,it really represents all that is good and bad about the sport.theres so much going on,would love to have been there to see what happened in the next 10 seconds..........

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nelch Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 4

strange new kite surfing technique?

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Coppa Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 1

Just saw the guy on the insides back foot - fok this is gonna end ugly for everyone!

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anto Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 1

Bungeeee

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Coppa Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 5

Holy crap! Did his leash get hooked on a helicopter or something! GEEEEZ - thats some stretch!

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the vanity project Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 2

www.reallylongleashes.com …. blows my mind every time

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inswano Jan 13, 2010 Rating: 4

Thats the longest leash i've ever seen in my life...EVER!

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