CarpeWave's photo of Pipeline & Backdoor

My favorite vertical shot I've ever snagged. Everything magically came together on this one. Tate Fong in a perfect moment in time: Tate's Backwash Breather

Average rating of 4.00 from 23 votes

Pipeline & Backdoor

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Pipeline & Backdoor

Date Taken: 25th September 2010. 6820 page views since 10th February 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
4.5ft 12s 325.2° 1.3ft 7s 0.5ft 15s 7 17 mph Brief Showers Possible 77°f
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charlierer Feb 24, 2011 Rating: 1

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew !!!!!

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Thorpedo Feb 14, 2011 Rating: 1

Once you see it, you shit bricks.

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Thorpedo Feb 16, 2011 Rating: 0

Yeah, for sure. Larger would be awesome. It's such an nice shot - but needs size to be appreciated fully.

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CarpeWave Feb 14, 2011 Rating: 1

Thanks Thor. Yeah, the photo loses so much when it's this small. I'll have to remember that. I wish I could post it up on here in a larger format. I mean, come on, Face Book displays their photos larger than this, and they're not even for sale on Facebook?! Who would want to buy a photo they can't see?

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Francois Bouwer Feb 13, 2011 Rating: 1

Took me a while to notice the surfer... Epic. But yea, paddle in Jaws kind of beats everything. This is a better quality photo by far though.

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potato-head assasination Feb 10, 2011 Rating: 2

Carpe once again, awesome shot. the position is incredible!

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CarpeWave Feb 11, 2011 Rating: 3

I was kinda bummed it didn't get photo of the day because it's sooooo freaking small like this?! haha. Oh well. I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder, and it's kinda hard to beat someone charging Jaws. I didn't even have to edit this photo at all. I'm so stoked that it came out this crip. The colors are so sick. Here's a link to it on my Face Book page if you want to see it bigger. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=192135010805218&set=a.115922078426512.15373.112581748760545

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Inglorious Landlocked Basterd Feb 10, 2011 Rating: 1

agreed !

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bali_trader Feb 10, 2011 Rating: 0

the word 'steep' comes to mind!

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Gil Hogarth Feb 10, 2011 Rating: 0

ello cheeky