localislekker's photo of Kommetjie

This surfers timing was just perfect, i was hoping for a shot of him just riding through the sun, but i got lucky and got one better...

Average rating of 4.77 from 170 votes


Spot Location: South Africa > South Africa > Kommetjie

Date Taken: 30th October 2010. 16543 page views since 6th February 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
8ft 10s 223.49° 0.4ft 13s 4ft 5s 17 21 mph Sunny 62°f
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Fluid Motion Dec 9, 2011 Rating: 0

can't believe this never made pod

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b0ngman Mar 31, 2011 Rating: 0

Great Shot!!

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take it for granted? - never Feb 9, 2011 Rating: 2

the flight of icarus

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potato-head assasination Feb 8, 2011 Rating: -1

Nice Shot!

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Sunspot Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 1

shot bru - shot

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ekriete Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 2

Looks like the Karate surfer poster!

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Mr.villa Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 4

This is what gets me out of bed in the mornings. . .

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TCP!!! Feb 8, 2011 Rating: -5

i can honestly, without lying. this is the most frothing ive ever been from looking at a photo.+500000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000...Going in my favoutires!!!!

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txikydky Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 1

Wow!! perfect timing, if i spend all mi life tryng to take this shot i should live 300 years.

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Dood Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 2

Absolutely perfect my friend. That photo looks like it could have been taken yesterday or 30 years ago

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Tequila Sunrise Feb 8, 2011 Rating: -1

Wow! Epic like the Endless Summer advert....back in the day.

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sprayNsurf Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 1

cover to a surf movie right there

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kernow1 Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 1

the best shot i have seen on magicseaweed.

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Tequila Sunrise Feb 9, 2011 Rating: 0

Dang....good one from UK SD!

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Spongerdudette Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 3

This is another similar one from some time back http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=148848

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Tequila Sunrise Feb 8, 2011 Rating: -1

You must have missed this one.... http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?redisplay=true&photoId=20298#comment

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GreenTeam Feb 7, 2011 Rating: 1

Straight to my favs of all time here! Right on!

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James Loesch Feb 7, 2011 Rating: 0

don't know why this isn't photo of the day, or week or month, even year!

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Scott Feb 7, 2011 Rating: -1

very nice :)

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BKW Feb 7, 2011 Rating: 2

Great picture..a one off

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groundsweller Feb 7, 2011 Rating: 2

Hey, fu*k all this photoshop bullsh*t, it's a nice photograph that inspires stoke in any surfer. Well done and keep 'em comin'.

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Andrew Deming Feb 7, 2011 Rating: 0

amazing. once in a lifetime shot

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Freestyling Feb 7, 2011 Rating: 0

Was just thinking that... These don't come around very often.

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localislekker Feb 7, 2011 Rating: 1

Thanks everyone for the comments, i really appreciate it. This image most certainly has not been photo shopped, it was taken with one of the higher range point and shoot cameras on full manual, but the settings are obviously not as advanced as a dslr, so my iris blocked out a hella lot of light, so the brightness of the sun has drowned out all other light sources, such as the sun through the water.

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Francois Bouwer Feb 13, 2011 Rating: -1

This photo just reminds me why I sometimes surf from sunrise to sunset, with only food and water breaks in between, not even taking my wetsuit off once.

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Cold Water Surfer Feb 7, 2011 Rating: -3

Apologies if I'm wrong but this just doesn't look right to me. The spray has very little in the way of highlights for being so close to or in front of the sun which looks "muddy" itself... Has the dreaded Photoshop raised it's ugly head? Even if it has been 'shopped it's still one hell of an image. Well done localislekker cracking effort however you did it.

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Tequila Sunrise Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 2

...back to the caves young technophobes.....photoshop rocks!

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CatEmpire Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 1

oh blah blah blah. when will people realise that photoshop is a huge asset to the digital revolution.

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SorenDahlstrom Feb 7, 2011 Rating: 3

Could be the cover of Endless Summer 3

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Sunspot Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 0

could be the Playboy centre spread

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Inglorious Landlocked Basterd Feb 7, 2011 Rating: 2

I am stoked ! Applause for your talent, this wasn't an easy shot ! Bet you were VERY excited when you realized how well you nailed it. This looks like an advert for a kung fu movie, the surfer being a ninja.

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dizzy87 Feb 7, 2011 Rating: -2

The photo is simply stunning, reading the story of how you shot it just managed to make it even better. Wow!