CarpeWave's photo of Sunset

Backwash Explosion

Average rating of 4.40 from 94 votes


Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Sunset

Date Taken: 13th April 2010. 16920 page views since 15th April 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
6.5ft 13s 319.59° 3ft 14s 6ft 8s 20
Mostly Sunny 72°f
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jettymink Sep 5, 2010 Rating: 1

really beautiful.....and it somehow looks like a big wet foamy mouth to me

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housewives choice Apr 21, 2010 Rating: -1

Man, the energy that you have captured in this photo is intense! Another great picture to add to the growing mound of awesomeness!!

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CarpeWave Apr 21, 2010 Rating: 2

Backwash from the shore is hitting a wave coming in towards shore. The lip exploded more forward, down and at me to the left. On the right, it made it explode upwards.

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Tony Sunnyside Apr 21, 2010 Rating: 2

Rad photo, but what exactly is going on?

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CarpeWave Apr 21, 2010 Rating: -1

Thanks! Stoked you like it!

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Younes Apr 21, 2010 Rating: 0

Fish eye bah!

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CarpeWave Apr 21, 2010 Rating: -2

That's my lens! Love it!

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USAFsurfer Apr 20, 2010 Rating: 2

I love when this happens when your caught a little inside, when your racing back to the lineup thinking your gonna take this one on the head and you make it through unscathed

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CarpeWave Apr 20, 2010 Rating: 0

Yes! It's amazing how many waves you can zip underneath. It only takes one where you don't make it to get totally worked though....haha

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CarpeWave Apr 19, 2010 Rating: 1

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Cettuss Apr 19, 2010 Rating: 0

very good photo...next second...congrats!!

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CarpeWave Apr 19, 2010 Rating: -1

Thanks Cettuss!

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oladicto Apr 19, 2010 Rating: 1

i can't imagine taking this shot. must have been a pretty good beating invovled. makes me want to ralph a little

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CarpeWave Apr 19, 2010 Rating: 1

Haha! I do believe I got worked.

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Zac Gibson Apr 17, 2010 Rating: 1

i've seen better, ha just jokin great shot man

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Scott Apr 16, 2010 Rating: -1

this will look perfect on my wall great work carpe ;) first i need some money :s :P

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CarpeWave Apr 16, 2010 Rating: -1

Awesome! Thanks Scott!

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the vanity project Apr 16, 2010 Rating: -1

Logic informs me that you are gonna get a good spanking here (as you seem to get them on all your other crackin dumpy wave shots) but there is something urging me to believe that this wave is nice and fluffy. Just wondering, when they come rolling in looking like cotton wool fluffy clouds do you ever let your guard down or is your bottom always tightly clenched counting down to detonation?

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CarpeWave Apr 16, 2010 Rating: 1

The thoughts going through my head when a wave like this comes in....hmmm. It was really backwashy this day, so each of the larger waves that I could tell was going to explode, I was just pointing the camera and waiting and hoping that this next one would be the one that goes crazy for me. This whole sequence is pretty cool, but I don't think there is a market for sequence shots on here. I do believe I got worked on this one though. You are correct in that assumption. It's not all fluffy and friendly as the picture would have you believe. Hehe.

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Jake VS Apr 16, 2010 Rating: 2

Ive not been a member for long, but your shots make the majority of my favourites. Awesome shooting, your photos seem to be from a slightly quirky angle that really makes them stand out. Oh and the fact that you don't care about the tonnes of water about to slam you into the sand.

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CarpeWave Apr 16, 2010 Rating: 1

Thanks Jake! I'm always honored to be in people's favorites! I'll keep em coming.

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Sneakybadger Apr 16, 2010 Rating: 3

Beautiful! You must have got a walloping on that?

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Sneakybadger Apr 17, 2010 Rating: 1

Haha, damn right!!

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CarpeWave Apr 16, 2010 Rating: 0

You really really had to read the lip on this day. The backwash was making the lip explodes downwards (as you can tell by the section coming right for my head) so you'd have to watch for that and duck under. I did get tumbled on a few. This was most likely one of them. Haha! The sacrifice for the shot right?

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Hosh Apr 16, 2010 Rating: -1

That's just redonkulous... so, so sick

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CarpeWave Apr 16, 2010 Rating: -1

Thanks! It was a fun day for sure!