CarpeWave's photo of Pipeline & Backdoor

Not Pipeline. North Shore charger Justin Remais on epic Oahu sandbar

Average rating of 4.37 from 43 votes

Pipeline & Backdoor

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Pipeline & Backdoor

Date Taken: 14th March 2009. 8158 page views since 6th April 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
16ft 13s 351.74°     15
Mostly Sunny 70°f
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CarpeWave Apr 19, 2010 Rating: 1

I have set up my Facebook fan page! Become a fan today. I'm trying to reach out to as many people as I can reach on these sites. If you post up a link for all your friends to possibly become fans too....I'd be such a fan of you! Aloha, Tyler http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carpe-Wave-Photography/112581748760545?ref=mf

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potato-head assasination Apr 8, 2010 Rating: 1

carpe your a beast. these shots youv been poppin out are just spectacular

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CarpeWave Apr 13, 2010 Rating: -2

Thanks port. I'll keep on chuggin' away. Just got a new dome put on my housing. No scratches now! Yes!

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Portpipe Apr 11, 2010 Rating: -2

wouldnt worry about the figures going down and the photo's not staying up on the front page for long. this site gest massive hits and when photos stand out and get looked at people tend to look at the other photos on offer from the the snapper. have faith dude

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CarpeWave Apr 9, 2010 Rating: 3

so that everyone of my photos ranks less than four point five. I guess you can't comment numbers and less-than signs. Haha!

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CarpeWave Apr 8, 2010 Rating: -1

I wish one particular person felt the same way you do! Whoever they are just rated my photos over and over again until every single photo I have up here ranks

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chenson Apr 8, 2010 Rating: 0

There is something unsettling about that zygote looking fella up in the lip.

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Al Ward Nov 1, 2010 Rating: 0

I like man it works

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CarpeWave Apr 8, 2010 Rating: 0

Haha! Zygote huh? Never heard that one. I played with it a bunch and every time I cropped him out, the photo just lost so much. I kept the zygote instead of aborting him.

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Harv Apr 8, 2010 Rating: 0

Maybe it is just me... but the huge volume of pipe pics is getting a little stale now?

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CarpeWave Apr 13, 2010 Rating: 2

I can't wait to photograph a brown water sandbar barrel extravaganza in a hurricane swell back where I'm from on the Gulf of Mexico coast in Alabama. I feel like I owe it to my roots. I like the brown water shots. Always best when lit up real good though. They do then do block out a lot of the light huh?

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Sneakybadger Apr 10, 2010 Rating: 0

It's a good job I like it dirty then.. :) Seriously though, it's super rare for us to get blue/green water where I am from. Nearly always a shade of brown, probably due to the fact that we only really ever get surf when it's stormy.

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CarpeWave Apr 10, 2010 Rating: 0

I have heard from a lot of my body boarding friends that Bowls is the Pipeline of the South shore. They say it can get worse than Pipe as far as the crowd goes. But those same people that hate the crowd, loooove the wave. I'll have to get out there on a good enough swell. Our south swells have to travel all the way from the Southern hemisphere before it gets here. So that swell that just hit Teahupoo recently hit us at around the 6 foot (from the back). It loses quite a lot of power by the time it gets here. We'll get a few swells approaching 6 foot, but they are rare for sure. Prepare from brown water shots! Haha. It boarders a boat channel so the water isn't too pretty.

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Sneakybadger Apr 10, 2010 Rating: 2

To be honest I don't think it is Pipeline (the spot) that people have the problem with per say... Personally, I get bored of looking at Pipeline because of the "standard" way it is normally shot. I actually prefer seeing pipe on the not so perfect days... the massive closeouts, double-ups and slightly moody wind blown stuff I find much more exciting to look at. I see what you mean about the "everything is Pipe" problem, how about adding the non-pipe photos to the Velzy or Rockies section, that may help keep the Pipeline haters happy!? Awesome, from what i've seen Bowls looks like my perfect wave, easy-ish take off for DK then a super sucky inside! Wooohoo! But don't take photos just for me, although i am sure everyone will love them.. :)

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CarpeWave Apr 10, 2010 Rating: 1

Badger, I would like to shoot those places. I often get the request from this one body boarder I know to shoot the inside right bowl at Velzy. I should hit it up. Unfortunately, the North Shore season is pretty much done. I'd love to get out at Rock Piles and Bowls. I might hit Bowls just for you as the South swells have already started! I'll keep all of these spots in mind. I want to get Off the Wall a bunch more too.

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CarpeWave Apr 9, 2010 Rating: -2

Part of the problem is that I post everything under Pipeline because none of the other spots exist on here. Only 9 out of my 45 photos are actually at Pipeline. Hmmm. I am not going to create a new spot too. But, one thing I am taking from this....despite Pipe being the epicenter of surfing, people will avoid checking out my photos simply because when they mouse over the picture, they see Pipeline and immediately a negative connotation comes to mind. I want positive connotations with my pics! Haha. So, I guess I can post under other spots to avoid this? It is also discouraging to post on here when people are allowed to vote and vote again all the while adding ones to my score, and taking my photos off the home page. Thanks for all the positive feedback! Shootz!

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Sneakybadger Apr 9, 2010 Rating: 0

Carpe, you know I love all your photos but since you asked, do you ever shoot Ala Moana Bowls (love the look of that place), Velzy or Rockpiles? Hardly ever see photos of those places (especially compared to Pipe and Waimea), would be good to see! Keep up the good work though mate and as Puzzle said don't stop shooting the places you have this awesome eye for just because a few people are bored of the spots, it's obvious that you have these places wired.

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Puzzle Pusher Apr 8, 2010 Rating: -1

Actually it's not just you, thinking the same thing myself. Carpe, paint what you love, it's all good, but don't try please the masses cos you'll just end up pumping out mediocre fodder appealing to everyone but pleasing no-one, wasting the good eye you seem to have. Pipe's amazing, but it's been a bit overkill of late. Nice work tho.

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CarpeWave Apr 8, 2010 Rating: -2

Bushpig, I am interested in your comment because other people might feel the same way. What would you rather see? I am trying to appeal to the masses here, so any feed back is greatly appreciated. Mahalo!

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neil_165 Apr 8, 2010 Rating: 3

yes it is just you....is it just me or is riding a tube pretty much the ultimate in surfing. Silly comment really!

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Zac Gibson Apr 8, 2010 Rating: 1

its just u and that isnt pipeline as stated above its an 'epic sandbar' i thought it was croyde?

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Ben-BSH Apr 8, 2010 Rating: 0

Awesome shot ! Awesome Wave ! Pwharrr!

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Tom Mosley Apr 7, 2010 Rating: 0

jesus carp wave, i thought iv seen the best and then you put this on! stunning!

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CarpeWave Apr 7, 2010 Rating: 0

Thanks Tom! Don't worry, there's only high quality on the way!

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Zippy Apr 6, 2010 Rating: -2


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CarpeWave Apr 7, 2010 Rating: 2

Thanks Zippy!