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lusitano69's photo of Waimea Bay

jamie O., Baker and Kala.

Average rating of 4.75 from 143 votes

Waimea Bay

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Waimea Bay

Date Taken: 8th December 2009. 42812 page views since 20th January 2011.

Big Wave Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
17ft 16s 320.34°     15
mph
Mostly Sunny 74°f
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youdig Oct 25, 2011 Rating: 0

Doubters can fuck off. This shot sums up what surfing is all about. Awesome.

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laurent_Imagery Oct 18, 2011 Rating: 0

amazing shot!

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sprayNsurf Jan 25, 2011 Rating: 0

i never sfuckin burnt no one!

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The Wiz Jan 23, 2011 Rating: -5

Wow another epic Hawaii shot! This shot also sums up what surfing on the north shore is all about. I don't care how many peruvians or mexicans want to claim surfing started in their countries. Hawaii broke that gap between catching waves to deliver the days catch and riding waves as part of a culture and entertainment. So f**k off.

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soutie Jan 25, 2011 Rating: 0

now I will f**k off.

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soutie Jan 25, 2011 Rating: 0

so i suppose you claim surfing was started in the good ol US of A , after the annexation of 1898?

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ALEX.S.H Jan 22, 2011 Rating: 0

there gunna wipeout

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Mic J Jan 22, 2011 Rating: -1

Im refer ing to KernowDoc ' s comment...

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Mic J Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

It's Kala Alexander you wankers and ya he is a thick beast! Can you say hold down choke out tap out quickly? Photo shop you guys kill me.

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rockinnonstoppin Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

errr.... what exactly are you referring to when you say he is a "thick beast"??

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EX-MOOSE-ME WHILE I LIGHT MY SPLIFF Jan 21, 2011 Rating: -2

Classic photo. Props to the people.

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sqirl Jan 26, 2011 Rating: 0

...not quite, there mantis....i dont see a midget in a gimp mask riding an inflatable bannana raft!

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mantis Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 6

THIS PHOTO REMINDS ME OF MY WIFE...3 DUDES PULLING IN AT THE SAME TIME. SHE'D SUE ME IF SHE SAW THIS (BANG!!!!)

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JERZnotJAWS Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

SOO SICK!!! yet so dead

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evanisthebest Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -3

EWWWWWW that is what it looks like in my toilet when i squeeze a big grumpy out of my bung

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bluedingo Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

you are full of it evan

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Alan K. 5d2 Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

This guy on the left is David Banner.

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Nasty P Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -9

Damn dats a nigga dropin on a nigga droppin on a nigga!

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EX-MOOSE-ME WHILE I LIGHT MY SPLIFF Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

home of the free. and homeless. and unemployed. and ignorant. and money.

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downndirty1969 Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -1

Good to see equality is alive and screaming. God bless America.

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shaggydagz Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

I actually think the sheep on the left looks the biggest!

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user97420 Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

That guy isn't actually noticeably bigger, it's the Müller-Lyer optical illusion in real life.

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Tequila Sunrise Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

....and all 3 paddled in against the wind and power....no jets...KOWABUNGA dudes from the old school. Respect!

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 6

Lets have a vote!!! Neg me if you think shop and plus me if you think its mighty fine as i do. great picture +5

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KernowDoc Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -1

I'm not one to jump on the "photoshop" band wagon but make space in the wagon people! That dude at the back is twice the size of the middle guy, he's further away from the camera so perspective says he should be smaller unless, of course, he is an actual giant. Haven't ruled out the middle guy being a midget though.

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mantis Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

WTF are some of you wankers going on about? this is a true shot. I was there. I was deeper (out of frame) and these fuckers dropped in on me. but aside from that, what the hell are some of you going on about? its a camera thing. depends on things. depends on depends, yes female freshness

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lusitano69 Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

Glad someone makes sense here :O)

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jakson Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 5

Yes twiggy is called twiggy for a reason... not all big wave chargers are built like Laird. Not a big man but big where it counts

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KernowDoc Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 2

Hey XX, who was saying they weren't real people you moron?? I didn't think the photog borrowed your Barbie collection and superimposed them onto his picture. To be honest, anyone who calls other people Kooks has got to be stuck in the 90s or have a serious neurological condition. Had a look at the Flickr pics and got to say they are pretty awesome, you've got to admit the guy at the back is a beast if he's that size

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Coelacanth Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 2

Maybe the middle guy is nicknamed 'Twiggy' for a reason. Not up on the big wave chargers/pros these days, so I actually don't know. I'm not seeing a perspective problem, though. That's a telephoto lens shot from a long distance away and those guys aren't that far apart. I wouldn't expect the deeper guy, Kala, to appear noticeably smaller at this shots angle and distance...shot with a telephoto lens. Maybe if shot up close where depth & foreground/background is more noticeable

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lusitano69 Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

Are you people high on crack!!!! This is as real as it gets!!!! You can slideshow this for some more sickness http://www.flickr.com/photos/lusitano69/sets/72157622965230010/

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XX Check This X Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

or they are real people and its not photoshopped. way to know your surfers kook

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Ed Magicseaweed Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

It's not been shopped but the time is wrong.

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KernowDoc Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 2

Just noticed the other giant related comments and feel like the wagon is over crowded (have I gone too far with the band wagon analogy yet?). Photo was also taken at 2am, might be why its black and white? Stupid wagon. Wagon.

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7 Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 2

Soon to be overloaded washing machine.

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dlinrich Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

Either this has been photo shopped or there is a giant going to run into the two other guys.

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jackdphotography Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 2

tick follows tock, follows tick, follows tock.

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-JP- Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

The pic is kinda of similar to an old Guiness advert and that was its slogan.

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evanisthebest Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -10

what does this even mean?! weirdoo

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

I've just had the urge to buy a slab of guiness, great photo +5, here's to waiting! Tick follows tock! http://m.youtube.com:80/?client=mv-vf-uk#/watch?xl=xl_blazer&v=Y9znA_dwjHw

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Coelacanth Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA1pYyWzJig&feature=related

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Coelacanth Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 0

I have an idea you guys would think Guinness if you saw a white dog pissing on a shrub. Just don't roll around on the ground after hugging each other like in that commercial. That was very disturbing.;-)

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Ben Hopewell Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

as soon as i saw it i thought guinness too lol

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9znA_dwjHw

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sheady09 Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -2

so i take it the eddie went ahead then....

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

I've just had the urge to buy a slab of Guiness. Great photo +5 , tick follow tock

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

Ive just had the urge to buy a slab of Guiness. Great photo +5

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DCW Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 2

Is the guy on the outside a giant. Just curious as the proportions look a little odd. But what would I know!

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Coelacanth Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 0

To clear up Francois' confusion/misinformation: Laird Hamilton... Ht:6'3", Wt:215 lb.; Grant 'Twiggy' Baker...Ht:5'11", Wt:155 lb.; Kala Alexander...Ht:5'10", Wt:175 lb.; Ross Clarke-Jones...Ht:5'8", Wt:177lb....To sum up...Laird = 'BIG'; Twiggy = 'TRIM'; Kala = 'STOCKY'; Ross = 'STOCKY'...I hope this helps. Keep Chargin' 'Grommet'...and don't forget to wear a leash at all times...There's a distinct possibility that a new swimmer like you could drown out there when it gets gnarley big if you're not careful.;-)

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Coelacanth Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 0

To clear up Francois' confusion/misinformation: Laird Hamilton... Ht:6'3", Wt:215 lb.; Grant 'Twiggy' Baker...Ht:5'11", Wt:155 lb.; Kala Alexander...Ht:5'10", Wt:175 lb.; Ross Clarke-Jones...Ht:5'8", Wt:177lb....To sum up...Laird = 'BIG'; Twiggy = 'TRIM'; Kala = 'STOCKY'; Ross = 'STOCKY'...I hope this helps. Keep Chargin' Grommet...and don't forget to wear a leash at all times...a new swimmer like you could drown out there if you're not careful.;-)

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Coelacanth Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 0

To clear up Francois' confusion/misinformation: Laird Hamilton... Ht:6'3", Wt:215 lb.; Grant 'Twiggy' Baker...Ht:5'11", Wt:155 lb.; Kala Alexander...Ht:5'10", Wt:175 lb....To sum up...Laird = 'BIG'; Twiggy = 'TRIM'; Kala = 'STOCKY'...I hope this helps. Keep Chargin' Grommet!!!

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tjo Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

his name is twiggy because he's not huge

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Francois Bouwer Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -1

Oh, wait a sec, the middle guy is Grant Baker. He ain't so short...

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Francois Bouwer Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -1

There is a distinct possibility of him being much bigger than the other guys, as I heard that Laird Hamilton is 5ft something... Ross Clarke Jones is 6'5"...

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Oriel surfer Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -1

Could be some kinda optical illusion due to the flatter angle of his board compared to the other guys...but yes its does look weird now you mention it....its like when you think the moon looks huge...its actucally the same size as it always is. Apparently its all about perspective.

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Inland Sponger Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

I though that and on further inspection it seems his board's not really at the right angle either given the wakeline.

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TruroSurfer Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

Love it, got a real retro feel to it! Nice work!

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Marshall Dean Jackson Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 2

"Guys I think were being chased!!"

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Oriel surfer Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

Great photo, the black and white gives the pic something extra...did any of them make it on this one?

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connors Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -1

No mention of snaking, drop ins or shoulder hoppers - unlike your local beachie on a waist high saturday eh ?

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Burnwater Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

Watch the pre "Eddie" video at www.quiksilver.com/eddie . At least 100 crazies in the lineup including one charging young lady earning their chops. Three riders on a wave was rare. usually 5,6,7 with a dozen attempting. No photoshop here.

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Burnwater Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

Watch the pre "Eddie" video at www.quiksilver.com/eddie . At least 100 crazies in the lineup including one charging young lady earning their chops. Three riders on a wave was rare. usually 5,6,7 with a dozen attempting. No photoshop here.

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chico Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 2

CHARGE!

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