CarpeWave's photo of Pipeline & Backdoor

Flynn draggin' his hand at sandbar

Average rating of 4.58 from 12 votes

Pipeline & Backdoor

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Pipeline & Backdoor

Date Taken: 15th January 2009. 2008 page views since 20th March 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
15ft 16s 314.51°     19
Mostly Clear 76°f
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Tom Mosley Mar 21, 2010 Rating: -1

he is deeeep, did he make it out?

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CarpeWave Mar 21, 2010 Rating: -1

I don't know. I wouldn't put it past him, Flynn is a superb rider. I looked back at the sequence and he just zipped right past me so he might have made it! But when I pull into these waves, I'm not planning on coming out. Not that it doesn't happen, but most wind up as closeouts. If you've seen Clark Little's photos on SNN, Flynn even occasionally rides closeout shore break bombs at Ke Iki's. You'll have to look for the photos, but there are some perfect ones of Flynn on that site. Not many people surf the shore break. I wonder if it's like Flynn's tribute to Clark since Clark used to be known for rushing at Waimea and Ke Iki's on his short board.

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Tom Mosley Mar 21, 2010 Rating: -1

amazing photo by the way :)

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CarpeWave Mar 20, 2010 Rating: 0

One the top barrel riders I've watched surf. Flynn Novak draggin' a hand.