CarpeWave's photo of Pipeline & Backdoor

Wouldn't you love to be this guy?

Average rating of 4.53 from 17 votes

Pipeline & Backdoor

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Pipeline & Backdoor

Date Taken: 14th March 2009. 2879 page views since 22nd March 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
13ft 12s 352.51°     21
Thundery Showers 70°f
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moodyedge Apr 1, 2010 Rating: -1

""Wouldn't you love to be this guy?"" haha, I would.....Right up until the moment when I fell off and got my head paNNed in.......Gota be an awsum feeling looking ahead and seeing that blue wall move....Nice shot.

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CarpeWave Apr 1, 2010 Rating: 1

Jeez, I want so bad to be him. This is a secret spot (hence no land in the shot) and it was the best day to hit this spot in about 10 years according to the locals. There were double overhead, perfect, makable, barrels coming in. So rare the conditions...I was so lucky to have been there that day. I shot the entire time, paddled out as the sun was getting bad for photos, caught one wave, got mega drilled....then a life guard came out on a jet ski and said they were closing the beach. WHAT?! Got one wave and had to come in. That's the curse of the photographer huh? Behind the camera, watching perfect wave after perfect wave and meanwhile, you're just jonesin' to catch one! Stoked to get the photos though!