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Lord Photos's photo of Playa Cavancha (Iquique)

Camilo on the biggest wave of the day //

Average rating of 4.71 from 112 votes

Playa Cavancha (Iquique)

Spot Location: Chile - North > North Chile > Playa Cavancha (Iquique)

Date Taken: 19th August 2010. 28572 page views since 28th August 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
15ft 17s 223.6°     2
mph
Clear 67°f
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mantis Sep 3, 2010 Rating: 0

huge wave but i dont get it. what are those things in the back ground. Are those suppose to be pelicans. If they are the math dont work. Is this photo computers? what is it you all call it?big wave but if those are birds back there then this is fake. Does anyone have a pipe?

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mantis Sep 7, 2010 Rating: -5

thanks lordphoto. what do i know? nothing. i will check this link and I am sure be freakin stoked and jaw on the flaw. Cheers guys on the heads up

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Lord Photos Sep 5, 2010 Rating: 1

hey buddy! heres the full sequence on this vid I uploaded to facebook, see it on HD so there u guys can appreciate the before pics, good vibes.. facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000564564091&v=app_2392950137#!/video/video.php?v=150039401691544 youtube link: (make sure to watch it on 720HD for full details) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDoudHg1h2M thanks!

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mantis Sep 5, 2010 Rating: 1

yes, you are probably right divermike. I have been wrong before(once) and I will probably wrong again. All, I have is my nokia phone cam. BTW, I want to learn to dive. I used to do a lot of hawaiian spear fishing with snorkel and mask. I would love to take things down deeper and do wreck diving

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divermike Sep 4, 2010 Rating: 1

Basically it sounds to me like your just a wave crow and a drippin one at that. If you think a guy who gets to stand where he is in that photo doesnt have a mate with the money to buy a camera that can focus on more than one thing at a time then you must be living in the 80s...

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mantis Sep 4, 2010 Rating: 2

Cloe, there is no need to be racist and call our feathered friends boobies. How would you like it if they were sitting around the cliff edge referring to us humans as dumb dumbs. (lol, thanks Mr. National Geographic hahaha. love you man)

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Get Joggly Sep 3, 2010 Rating: 0

Gannets are my favourite thing about the ocean. They surf the air pockets created by swells and even pitching peaks. To see a hunting gannet following a breaking wave then turn high and fold into a javelin , dive hard and spear a fish is as good as life gets. I want to be reincarnated !

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Coelacanth Sep 3, 2010 Rating: 3

They are gannets. A closely related seabird is the boobie. They dive on fish much like pelicans do. They have a worldwide distribution...and there is more than one species...as with pelicans...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gannet...They are found wherever fish are abundant near the surface. We get them here in the fall and winter months when migrating schools of mullet and other baitfish are abundant. Most of the ones seen in my area(Florida)are dark in color...but some have noticeable white coloration too...Video clip of gannets feeding on sardines underwater...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWFbvbMMSV0...and a video clip of them in dive mode at the surface...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IrHkE0ekhQ&NR=1

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Coelacanth Sep 3, 2010 Rating: 0

They are gannets. A closely related seabird is the boobie. They dive on fish much like pelicans do. They have a worldwide distribution...and there is probably more than one species...as with pelicans...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gannet...They are found wherever fish are abundant near the surface. We get them here in the fall and winter months when migrating schools of mullet and other baitfish are abundant. Most of the ones seen in my area(Florida)are dark in color...but some have noticeable white coloration too...Video clip of gannets feeding on sardines underwater...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWFbvbMMSV0...and a video clip of them in dive mode at the surface...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IrHkE0ekhQ&NR=1

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Coelacanth Sep 3, 2010 Rating: 0

They are BOOBIES!!!...I kid you not. Also known as gannets. They dive on fish much like pelicans do. They have a worldwide distribution...and there is probably more than one species(?)...as with pelicans(too lazy to Google this). They are found wherever fish are abundant near the surface. We get them here in the fall and winter months when migrating schools of mullet and other baitfish are abundant.

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Devils advocate Sep 3, 2010 Rating: 3

It's understandable how you might think that as it does look a little strange. However, using a long telephoto lens - like the one used here - has the effect of flattening perspective and creating an "unreal relationship between fore and background. Look at the wave in front and how close it looks to the main wave... Would you say this wave has a 2 second period?...Unlikely. So the use of a long lens has pulled the background forward while your brain is saying "hang on those birds should be tiny".

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Shorey Sep 3, 2010 Rating: 1

Forgive me if I am wrong but I am pretty sure that they are SEAgulls.

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mantis Sep 3, 2010 Rating: 2

oh wait, those are pterodactyls. They have 30 to 45 wing spans. You are selling but we ain't buying. Listen, down at the ice cream shop, they have a "buy 1 scope, get the second for free" deal

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xaft69 Sep 3, 2010 Rating: 1

Roooooootsssssss incredible, Glas, Giant, Hollow, Thanks God for putting Chile among us

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eduardo.com.au Sep 2, 2010 Rating: 1

Wow Absolutely gutsy and amazing wave!!!

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archibald gruntfuttock Sep 1, 2010 Rating: 15

yeah I would have gone in, but I had to wait at home that day for my new testicles to be delivered.

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the vanity project Sep 4, 2010 Rating: -1

The set of balls needed to take on that type of wave probably wouldn’t fit through the letter box anyway

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I love beef curtains me !! Sep 2, 2010 Rating: 0

Dont be mistaken by the wake left behind from his board this is actually his oversized balls dragging along

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The Rage Sep 1, 2010 Rating: -5

Yeah surfed bigger.. ;)

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road dog Sep 1, 2010 Rating: 1

good Lord!

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Sir Surfalot Sep 1, 2010 Rating: 1

Playa Avalanche...ole!

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coledizz Sep 2, 2010 Rating: -1

hahah or weon

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chalaa Sep 2, 2010 Rating: 1

yeah... this is not spain so you might change the "ole" part for a "conchetumare!" :D

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Kylo Sep 1, 2010 Rating: 2

Awesome Monster.......how come this pic makes me feel more warm n fuzzy than those hot chicks we've all been staring at for the last few days? Is something wrong with me?

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Kylo Sep 2, 2010 Rating: 3

Super!!! Thanxxxxx!!!

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Coelacanth Sep 1, 2010 Rating: 1

Don't ask...don't tell! You're just faaaaabulous soldier!...Always thought you had a kinda girly laugh though Magnum...maybe the warm & fuzzy feeling is a hormonal thing.

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Coelacanth Sep 1, 2010 Rating: 0

Don't ask...don't tell! Your just faaaaabulous soldier!

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Kylo Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 0

Chargin! How come looking at this pic makes me feel more warm and fuzzy than those bimbo's we've all been staring at for the last few days? Is something wrong with me?

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Tommydthatsme Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 1

That is an absolute mother hubbard! Amazing!

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Kylo Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 0

Chargin! How come this makes me feel more warm and fuzzy than those bimbos we've all been staring at for the last few days?

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jigaboom Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 3

wow, been plannin a a trip to south america, but youl be floggin a dead hoarse if you think youl be callin me into this shit, just aint good enough!

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Mr.villa Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 1

wht are you guys talking about horse on a wave like this?? anyway great pic,and awesome wave. haha hope thats not sharks those tiny spots..! But hey no pain no gain:)

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Mr.villa Jan 18, 2011 Rating: -1

hehe My BAd:P

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cyberfish Sep 2, 2010 Rating: 1

sure they aren't vultures ?

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AWNEX77 Sep 1, 2010 Rating: 3

Really? Youre from shark capital and you cant see how unrealistic there being like a billion sharks out there with this guy is? Gulls buddy, gulls.

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jc lombardi Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 2

buena chikokri

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ciar4n Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 11

i might be losing it here but kinda looks like the back of a slightly malnourished horse.. sweet shot!)

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Get Joggly Sep 3, 2010 Rating: 1

http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=166336

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Toad Sep 2, 2010 Rating: 0

That's where the creative eye went... I've been looking for that.

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soxsurf Sep 2, 2010 Rating: -1

Great call. You've got the creative eye.

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Kylo Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 1

You can see its riblets

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Hi Neighbor Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 0

definitely a malnourished horse. nice looking mane though.

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Caswellsurfer Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 1

Haha it does remind me of a dead- sorry i mean malnourished horse.. apart from the fact it is made out of water and is in fact a wave.. But now we will go to Trever for the weather report.. Trever?... Sorry about that.. Amazing picture. and im guessing those are sea guls in the background and not indeed floating silhouettes. Sorry i seem to be in a rather funny mood today.. to much Monty Python. And now for something completely different! haha +1+1 and a 5/5 for the pic

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tjo Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 5

sick wave, sick horse, total sickness,... i think i'm getting sick....

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tjo Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 0

sick horse, sick wave, total sickness,...i think i'm gett

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the vanity project Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 3

If he stacks it here he will be having a MARE

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jettymink Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 2

then I guess that makes him the flea on it's back

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jc lombardi Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 0

buena chico kris a la chucha la foto jeje

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jettymink Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 2

looks like an ant farm

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Sneakybadger Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 5

Has to be one of the biggest cleanest waves i've ever seen!

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Sneakybadger Aug 31, 2010 Rating: 3

O_O... Holy......... !!!!

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