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CarpeWave's photo of Sandy Beach

Everyone pays their dues at Sandy's

Average rating of 4.62 from 76 votes

Sandy Beach

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Sandy Beach

Date Taken: 13th June 2010. 14800 page views since 17th June 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
6ft 8s 80.84° 1.2ft 15s 1.1ft 10s 22
mph
Mostly Clear 77°f
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R.I.P Brandon Bollix Jun 25, 2010 Rating: 2

Great shot as all of your work a real inspiration to an beginer surf photographer, hows the print on demand working for you carp, sold many ?

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CarpeWave Jun 26, 2010 Rating: 1

Nope! haha. I just looked and I've sold 7. But you know what, I'm just happy to get the exposure. I'm working on my own website. I should have it up and going soon. That's when I'll know if I'm going to make some money on this venture or not. Right now, just spreading around the photos is working for me.

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slim shady Jun 23, 2010 Rating: -1

to eat sand....perfect.

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NIB Jun 27, 2010 Rating: 1

AND behind another certain skin cover!

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dangalow Jun 27, 2010 Rating: 4

I hate it when the finer grains get under your eyelids for a few days!

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CarpeWave Jun 25, 2010 Rating: -1

I body board and body surf Sandy's. I guess a few grains of sand in your mouth is inevitable from the water getting in your mouth and the water has sand in it. But, no, I do not routinely face plant into the sand and eat it. That seems pretty dangerous and unappealing.

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slim shady Jun 24, 2010 Rating: -1

Come on yankee... Just said that as a surfer, when u "die" inside a beach break barrel like this, u gonna eat sand or not??/ Maybe you're just a photografer and not actually a surfer, :) .

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appleZac Jun 24, 2010 Rating: 1

sand eating has its plus points. like when your in work after a morning sesh and the crunch of sand in your mouth while you're trying to speak at an important presentation... just makes you smile :)

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CarpeWave Jun 24, 2010 Rating: -3

I can picture a person eating sand and not being too happy about it. Does this photo evoke 'sand eating' in your mind?

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shackedinsouthO Jun 22, 2010 Rating: 0

Sandys always offers the best body wompin' shacks...shack-o-licious!

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CarpeWave Jun 24, 2010 Rating: 1

I just had a fin blown off this morning at Sandy's. I'm going to go order my fin tethers now.

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Sneakybadger Jun 22, 2010 Rating: -1

Amazing shot as always! +5

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CarpeWave Jun 24, 2010 Rating: 0

Thanks Badg!

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Hi Neighbor Jun 19, 2010 Rating: 0

Just witnessed this place first hand a week or two ago, and I take back (almost) everything I've ever said about boogers.

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dangalow Jun 27, 2010 Rating: 1

Good stuff carpe! That DP was insane, that stand up came outta now where and then HI 5!!!! Wish it could always be like that!

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CarpeWave Jun 22, 2010 Rating: 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHTTs2-5Rrc That is a good article. You know Mike Stewart has ridden Jaws and Teahupoo? I think Mavs could be done well on a body board. Check out the link at the beginning. Last shot is at Jaws. I like the shot of Mike and the surfer riding Pipe together. This link right here is The Teahupoo one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3EDE9Dk5Ew&feature=related

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dangalow Jun 22, 2010 Rating: 1

Kimball Taylor wrote one hell of a story there Zimmy, hopefully without debate though, like the late Gary Coleman...."Diffrent strokes for diffrent folks,"....In other words, some waves such as those beasts Carpe loves to capture are best suited for boogers(Shorebreak) while others like Mavericks a booger probably would have more trouble dropping in on. Great article man.+1 I'm a booger, but I'm going longboarding in the morning because it's toe nail high!

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dangalow Jun 22, 2010 Rating: 0

Kimball Taylor wrote one hell of a story there Zimmy, hopefully without debate though, like the late Gary Coleman...."Diffrent strokes for diffrent folks,"....In other words, some waves such as those beasts Carpe loves to capture are best suited for boogers(Shorebreak) while others like Mavericks a booger probably would have more trouble dropping in on. Great article man.+1

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KILGORE Jun 20, 2010 Rating: 0

All this points out is evolution to the way a wave will be approached and ultimately ridden. Yeah discover the slabs , take off and die . But what ends up happening , the riders end up STANDING in the same death zone. Surfing magazine's Jeff Flindt says, "Most surfers don't surf shorebreaks and crazy slabs. Shooting bodyboarding is way harder because the waves are heavier. When I shoot with surfers they want to look for good waves that are SURFABLE, not death. When I used to shoot with bodyboarders they were looking for death slabs and the craziest wedges."..... IF its makable i.e. rideable NOT a controlled wipe out , then a stand up will ultimately end up owning the wave and the glory of the ride because they stand up. Whats the arguments ?

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Zimmy Jun 20, 2010 Rating: 4

Well im glad some people are finally starting to recognize, check out this link or youtube any no friends videos. http://espn.go.com/action/surfing/news/story?page=body-on-a-boogie

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CarpeWave Jun 19, 2010 Rating: 0

That's awesome! That's the same way I feel. When I first got to Hawaii I had that common stereotype of disregarding body boarders and then when I learned what they actually do, I realized they're really hard core. I have nothing but respect for body boarders now.

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Zac Gibson Jun 17, 2010 Rating: 2

nice one carps!

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CarpeWave Jun 19, 2010 Rating: 0

Thanks Koala!

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moonyface Jun 17, 2010 Rating: -2

im gonna wait for the tide to drop out a bit first

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CarpeWave Jun 19, 2010 Rating: -3

Sweet, more waves for me! High tide is my fav. That's when it gets really heavy.

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NIB Jun 17, 2010 Rating: 0

Yep, i could do with a view like that right now. Its been a week and im getting withdrawl symptoms.

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Francois Bouwer Jun 18, 2010 Rating: 0

Wait till you get to a month waiting for a goddamn suit to come in from repairs, and then getting a new one instead, but before you can get a surf in it, it is exam time. Just finished my last exam, just waiting for waves now... I had a panic attack in the middle of an exam, multiple times.

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Spongerdudette Jun 17, 2010 Rating: 6

A room with a view..nice.

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dangalow Jun 18, 2010 Rating: -1

Shack Fest!!!!! Straight to favs!

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sqirl Jun 17, 2010 Rating: 2

I have been in that same room! its a shack at best!!

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