CarpeWave's photo of Waimea Bay

Square Barrels at Ke Iki's

Average rating of 4.08 from 25 votes

Waimea Bay

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Waimea Bay

Date Taken: 4th May 2010. 6590 page views since 8th May 2010.

Big Wave Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
7.5ft 12s 320.4° 1.1ft 8s   8
Brief Showers Possible 75°f
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potato-head assasination May 11, 2010 Rating: 0

carpe your the man. i cant imagine doing what you do and being able to come up with such quality shots

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CarpeWave May 12, 2010 Rating: 1

Thanks! I've spent a lot of time in the water on Oahu over the past 5 years or so. First I was diving and shooting, then body boarding and shooting, and then I bought a better camera and have been swimming and shooting. All the time in the water definitely helped me read the waves better. But just last month I had the second worst beating I've ever taken. I found myself looking up at a 8 foot face of a heavy one and I knew I wasn't going to be able to get outta there, so the best idea I came up with was to lay down and plaster myself to the sand. Yeah, maybe I shoulda tried something else. That lip broke every tether on me. My camera, and both fins were broken off my wrist and ankles and were washing up the beach. I was seeing stars. haha. So, it doesn't matter how much time I've devoted to it, I'm still gonna get worked when the ocean wants me to! I get worked all the time, but at least at this beach it's mostly all sand.

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BritishQuadFish May 10, 2010 Rating: -1

Nice square barrel!

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CarpeWave May 11, 2010 Rating: -2

Thanks! There were a few that rolled through like this! They had me shouting out little hoots of joy.

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Sneakybadger May 10, 2010 Rating: -1

Annnnd .....BLAM, he does it again! Your making choosing a print really hard Carpe, you have so many awesome shots!

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CarpeWave May 10, 2010 Rating: 1

I may take you up on that later. Thanks dude! I can't imagine shipping to the UK being a problem. Maybe I'm missing something though.

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Sneakybadger May 10, 2010 Rating: 0

Ooh, really?? Ok I may hold fire.. Will you be able to ship to UK? Also If you need any help at all with the tech side of the site just drop me a line!

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CarpeWave May 10, 2010 Rating: -2

Another option would be to wait till I get my website up and running in a month or so. I'll be selling the canvas type prints once it is up. Then you'll have more to choose from!

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Dicer May 10, 2010 Rating: 0

classic pic mate! it's good to see that waves do exist as we're having the worst flat spell in Kernow since 1906! mindsurfing all the way...

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Dicer May 11, 2010 Rating: 0

thanks guys, defo up for East coast action. Yeah may need to bring 6mm wettie + hip flask of whiskey + insulated twat cap + thermals. Who said we're soft.....

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CarpeWave May 10, 2010 Rating: 1

Thanks dude, mindsurf away! That sucks Dicey! Hope you get some sizeable surf soon! This has been a great season for the North Shore. This picture was a rare late season swell that topped over 6 foot sets. We were so stoked to see it!

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spengler arlington-brough May 10, 2010 Rating: -1

get yourself up the east coast. don't forget your 6mm suit tho, know what you south-west softies are like when it comes to non-tropical water temps.