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NealStudios - Mike Neal's photo of Peahi - Jaws

He Lived!

Average rating of 4.67 from 408 votes

Peahi - Jaws

Spot Location: Hawaii > Maui > Peahi - Jaws

Date Taken: 20th January 2011. 87383 page views since 17th February 2011.

Big Wave Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
5.5ft 20s 318.89° 4ft 11s   11 15 mph Clear 72°f
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NealStudios - Mike Neal Mar 19, 2011 Rating: -3

Hey, if you like this shot go the the link below and click "vote"! http://surfersvillageawards.com/?p=1248

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Mitchell L. Feb 28, 2011 Rating: -3

he's gonna get messed up when he falls

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Mitchell L. Feb 28, 2011 Rating: 3

it looks like he's riding the topof a 40 foot waves barrel nuts dude it's enough to even surf waves that big

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Kainai Feb 27, 2011 Rating: -3

That is nuts! imagine doing that wipe out but having the timing to whip out teh old fella and have a tug as you went over the falls....just for the camera, that really would have been 10/10 otherwise its just a 9.97 Quality!

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Tiago Feb 24, 2011 Rating: 5

thaks MagicSeaWeed for posting it, and thanks Mike Neal for capture the moment. One of the worst wipeout of my life! I hope we have another big swell before the season is gone. Aloha Tiago! go to surfline to see the article from that swell at http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/jaws-waimea-outer-reefs-go-large-as-monster-swell-nails-hawaii_51909/ ---------- or go to my blog to read more about peahi http://tjellyfish.blogspot.com/

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Tequila Sunrise Feb 28, 2011 Rating: 0

Respect! Remember you are not a cat with 9 lives. I remember crying for Mommy before being hit by waves much smaller.

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Tiago Feb 26, 2011 Rating: 6

How'zit Chalkie! Forever! I dont know. The problem on that one was the pressure from the wave smashing me and I went deep.I didnt went far out from the impact zone. And when i pop up there was anoher wave realy close.Thanks God I were with 2 lifevests otherwise I would have 2 waves hold down! Another breath and another wave. IF you go to the video from that wave ( http://vimeo.com/19040997 ) you'll see the wave behind. Nice set waves from that day. the last wave took me underwater for yards and endless seconds too!

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Tequila Sunrise Feb 25, 2011 Rating: 0

How long were you in the washing machine, Tiago?

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Tiago Feb 24, 2011 Rating: 0

Thanks ereryone, thanks MagicSeaWeed for posting the picture and thanks Mike for capture the moment. Yea, I have balls covered in flotation device, actualy 2 lifevests. Thanks God, no injuries. Go to my blog if you want to read more about peahi. Aloha, Tiago http://tjellyfish.blogspot.com/ Or go to surfline article about that day: http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/jaws-waimea-outer-reefs-go-large-as-monster-swell-nails-hawaii_51909/

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Tiago Feb 24, 2011 Rating: 0

Thanks everyone and MagicSeaweed for posting the pic! Thanks Mike for capturing the moment Yea, I have balls covered in floating device plus 2 vests helped as well...thanks God, no injuries! I hope we have another big swell before the winter is gone. Go to my blog if wanna read more about Peahi! aloha, Thiago http://tjellyfish.blogspot.com/ Or go to surfline article about that day at: http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/jaws-waimea-outer-reefs-go-large-as-monster-swell-nails-hawaii_51909/

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ziconess Feb 23, 2011 Rating: 2

Watching the vid its the speed he's going down that was alarming. Tripe Yikes!!!!!

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natha_sm Feb 23, 2011 Rating: -3

PFFFFFFFFFTTTT

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SomeRandomDude Feb 23, 2011 Rating: -4

Look mommy, no hands!

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tjo Feb 23, 2011 Rating: 0

this guy's 30 feet deep in a 20 foot tube, foamball inevitably catches up, knocks board out from under him, he hit the face of this horizontal tornado and shoots up and over the falls with enough speed to pop partially out. this happens in waves 1/4 that size. most barrels pulled into end like this!!

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Ragdahl Photography Feb 23, 2011 Rating: 1

Balls.

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SomeRandomDude Feb 23, 2011 Rating: 1

Faaark man!!! Some juicy Chuck Norris balls

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nelch Feb 22, 2011 Rating: 4

can someone post some photos that actually are fake, so the idiots can have something to compare these real photos to.

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nelch Feb 22, 2011 Rating: 0

also, MSW forecast rates this day 2 stars?!?!? that really isn't fair...

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NealStudios - Mike Neal Feb 22, 2011 Rating: 2

zkingoz Just for fun, I posted a screen grab of the RAW file. http://mneal.net/NealStudios/?p=1192

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SMOOCHOW Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 1

and THANKS spongerdudette ........ the footage of this wipeout is amazing .

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SMOOCHOW Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 0

That's sooo cool ! a reverse hang-five over the falls ..... either that or he's shitting himself and is running in the dirrection of safety .

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zkingoz Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 0

FAKE

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zkingoz Feb 21, 2011 Rating: -15

FAKE

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thorpe Feb 23, 2011 Rating: 2

http://vimeo.com/19040997 - Simples.

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NealStudios - Mike Neal Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 0

http://mneal.net/NealStudios/?p=1192

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NealStudios - Mike Neal Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 0

Just for fun, I posted a screen grab of the RAW file

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north devon lad Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 3

looks like me at p-land at the weekend

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VNM Photography Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 0

6.5 ft umm thats the biggest 6.5 i have ever seen, hope Mr surfer enjoyed the washing machine cycle :P

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BLat Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 0

"seawater, at the surface, on average weighs 1027 kg/m3, or just over 64.1 lbs per cubic foot." - ouch

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gobbing on the rims of the vanquished Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 4

I know fucked and this guy is fucked.

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DrGeePhD Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 2

GAME OVER

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Big Gay Bear Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 2

respekt!

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Mr.villa Feb 21, 2011 Rating: -2

And I thought going over the falls on a 4 footer was bad. . .

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berko Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 4

he should have posed with his hand in his shirt like napoleon, that would be funny.

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mvkodiak14 Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 0

HOLLY F U C K ! ! !

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Tequila Sunrise Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 2

Dunno if it were Christmas but he certainly did get a cluster&^%.... more than a kiss for standing under this holly.

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mindsurfit Feb 20, 2011 Rating: -1

be cool to hear how he was thinking at that point.. and from folk with an idea how of to deal with that best, n lower the heart rate... we're on a learning curve

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Atoll79 Feb 20, 2011 Rating: -1

Sweet jumpin fup! The stuff of nightmares :0

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ole doc Feb 20, 2011 Rating: 3

Just so everyone knows...."fake"= "I could never take a photo like that with my instamatic"

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wavecarver Feb 20, 2011 Rating: 1

yoh! that ou is getting flushed!

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lebreton Feb 19, 2011 Rating: -2

On the other hand he didnt miss it, he is gets up for surf it.. or take big breath.. hmm

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Meshuga Feb 19, 2011 Rating: 2

Horrific !!!! I will always wonder how can they survive those kind of wipe out ?! (pressure,breath)

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user98893 Feb 19, 2011 Rating: 0

I pretty much never comment on MSW, but the number of people who claim this is fake makes me furious. If you've never seen videos of big wave surfing where this happens, I don't think you're qualified to comment. Go watch Riding Giants etc then come back and leave a sensible comment. BTW, utterly sick pic

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J P Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 5

I got so furious I had to watch Alvin and the chipmunks.... ahhh back to my good place.

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Puzzle Pusher Feb 19, 2011 Rating: 0

weeeeeeeeeee splat

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josewavo Feb 19, 2011 Rating: -16

I have my doubts about how he actually arrived at this spot on the wave. He would have had to punch up from the tube, bust through the lip and have enough momentum to come up above the lip?? Or did he tow in late and therefor on purpose because if it was late tow he could have backed out surely. Usually when you go over the falls from a late take off, you are at the first part of the lip to hit the water, not here...and standing up too?? Would love to hear from the shooter where this guy was.

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NealStudios - Mike Neal Feb 19, 2011 Rating: 1

Kinda funny how this debate continues with the video all over the net. All I know is he did!

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BuzyG Feb 19, 2011 Rating: 4

Watch the video nugget.

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Spongerdudette Feb 19, 2011 Rating: -2

Look at the link I posted below and that will show ya!

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Scott Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -1

6.5ft @ 11secs .... pfft hahaha

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Jesse F Feb 20, 2011 Rating: 3

thats what the swell was doing when you looked at!

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take it for granted? - never Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 1

see you on the other side ........

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Dood Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 3

Just had an amazing idea following all the fake or real comments. The photographers need to slap a moustache on the surfers in some of their pictures; either photoshopping one on or sneaking a false moustache on the upper lip of an unsuspecting surfer before they go in the water. Upload the picture to MSW and we can all sit around shouting FAKE or REAL. I’ll get the ball rolling: PJ’s ‘tache in the Llangennith photo… REAL (it is, I’ve seen it. He hides a pistol in there for emergencies. Get well soon Peej). Brilliant!

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BuzyG Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 1

Quality wipe out, I'll give that 10 out of 5.

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Ben Hopewell Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -2

You know those moments when you SHITE yourself…..

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BORAT Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 1

Final thought must have been, oh god please! MOM I LOVE YOUUUUUU, AAAAAHHH!!!

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Iain Chisholm Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 15

take this haters: http://www.tonyadamsfilms.com/2011/01/wipeout-jaws-jan-20-2011.html?spref=fb

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Spongerdudette Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -1

Lol Billyboy. Here's another link about the same thing..... http://vimeo.com/17640462

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chalaa Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 0

c-c-combo breaker!

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Ball bingo Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 3

That vid puts it into perspective

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billyboy Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -1

I'll stick with a wave a little more like this if you don't mind !! http://video.mpora.com/watch/O5DkmnAfH/hd/

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user105143 Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 0

It's an amazing picture for lots of reasons. If it is real then it didn't need all that photoshopping to make it more pretty. Great work anyway

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Inglorious Landlocked Basterd Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -1

Thanks to spongerdudette for the video link +1 ! After watching it, I wonder whether he actually had the chance to take that "one last breath", maybe he wasnt' expecting to resurface before goin' over the (Niagara) falls.

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Superman Surfer Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 0

now I´m believing... poor guy. I have to say I was stupid when I said "fake". Sorry guys. Check it out --> http://www.tonyadamsfilms.com/2011/01/wipeout-jaws-jan-20-2011.html?spref=fb

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farscapes Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -1

I can think of better ways to end it all. Mine involves columbian marching powder, identical latvian triplets, a rope swing, a naked George Formby impersonator, a bag of weasels, a chocolate fountain and a MASSIVE heart attack.

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boozer Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -1

classic - paying Neptune for all the time spent. i wonder if he went back for another that arvi? hahaha. hat off to the fool, that video shows it all. wow!

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NealStudios - Mike Neal Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 3

Yeah, he was back out for more...

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Dicer Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 0

I can see my house from HEEEEEEAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR. Such an awesome shot, hellman!

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Tequila Sunrise Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 1

FaaRrkK...now he knows how Humpty Dumpty felt!!

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Gaynow Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -2

Shame on you who marked neg above. Filthy minded surfers? What would your Mothers think of such thoughts? Gay people also go over the falls on big waves. Smaller over the falls than this for me okay but still 10'+.

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Gaynow Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -3

I know what he will feel like.

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Kiwi John Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 2

...just about to be gang raped by all the kings (white) horses!

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Tequila Sunrise Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 0

FFfaaark...now he really knows how Humty Dumpty felt!!

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insanedane07 Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -2

alright ppl of magicseaweed... im sure the editor and everyone else is tired of hearing.. "oh this is fake cause i have nothing else better to do that bitch about a supposely fake photo that is real but im going to get some ppl worked a lil by being a lil shit." Do us all a favor... STFU!! if u think its fake and dont have a damn nice thing to say, just move on. yes i realize u have freedom of speech, and no i dont care cause i hear that one too many times in my line of work. the wave is real, the guy who got drilled by the wave is real, get over yourselves. if all u can do is B!@#h about ppl catching the perfect moment and bashing em, go get a camera and shoot something better... or how bout this... walmart is having a special sale today for a pair of testicles because apparently none of you "fakes" have the same about of stoke like this guy in the photo and the one taking it.

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lebreton Feb 20, 2011 Rating: 1

FAKEEEEE its just a fucking rc doll on a peace of fake board.. i dont look star wars and think its true biscotte its a video.. i dont know if its true but it can really be true and its fucking scary..

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Gaynow Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -2

Oh Boozer please explain "doos"?

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greggybread Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 5

Why write bitch then further on write B$%&*H I just d@$%t Und$%£&*nd W&*$t Yo*&e Doing with that

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Superman Surfer Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 1

Ok B!@#h, so sorry.

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boozer Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 0

dont be a doos man!

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liquidmocean Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 2

Must be sticky week....

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Spongerdudette Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 3

Haha, you tell 'em Insanedane. But the doubters have a look at this link and you'll see what happens.......... http://www.tonyadamsfilms.com/2011/01/wipeout-jaws-jan-20-2011.html?spref=fb

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Spongerdudette Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Haha, you tell 'em Insanedane. But the douuters have a look at this link and you'll see what happens.......... http://www.tonyadamsfilms.com/2011/01/wipeout-jaws-jan-20-2011.html?spref=fb

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bali_trader Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 0

good point...... but it is fake though!

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benjisurf Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 0

I'd be so stoked if I were in that guys position.

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benjyp123 Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 1

this is magicseaweed... not youtube. Relax

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Kiwi John Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 9

...I got bored at ppl

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chalaa Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 1

men! i hear the girl have a period... anyway, you have a point.

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markdbn Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 11

time of the month?

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insanedane07 Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 0

alright ppl of magicseaweed... im sure the editor and everyone else is tired of hearing.. "oh this is fake cause i have nothing else better to do that bitch about a supposely fake photo that is real but im going to get some ppl worked a lil by being a lil shit." Do us all a favor... STFU!! if u think its fake and dont have a damn nice thing to say, just move on. yes i realize u have freedom of speech, and no i dont care cause i hear that one too many times in my line of work. the wave is real, the guy who got drilled by the wave is real, end of story. btw if u really have an issue, go out and shoot a "real" photo then kooks!!!

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Jack Glick Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -2

..."I been chewed up, and spit out, and [thrown out waves]"...

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bberkowitz Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -1

video taken that day: http://www.tonyadamsfilms.com/2011/01/wipeout-jaws-jan-20-2011.html

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Fish Nance Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 1

R.I.P.

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bberkowitz Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

Here's a video that was taken that day: http://tonyadamsfilms.com/2011/01/wipeout-jaws-jan-20-2011.html

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NealStudios - Mike Neal Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Thanks, I hadn't seen that clip!

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bberkowitz Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 2

correct link: http://www.tonyadamsfilms.com/2011/01/wipeout-jaws-jan-20-2011.html

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fredthedrugy Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 4

I hate it when that happens

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Arctic10101 Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 4

There is "Going over The Falls" Then There's "GOING OVER THE FALLS"

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sniperpaddy Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -3

....and then there's "THE FALLS GOING OVER YOU !!!" I got washing machined last week on a mere 10' when "outside" turned into "on-top" and got a real close look at a reef so my sympathies to the guy who pissed off Neptune :)

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^*^WALES^*^ Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

Oh dear

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toadboy Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 5

RUH-ROH!

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GeorgeMichaelBarrymore Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 5

bad place to fall out of the helicopter

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Gaynow Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -1

Obvious that some have never surfed and suffered a backwards over the falls on larger waves. Bigger boards are not so easy to push under.

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Pompies Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 4

hehehe. Nice to see someone with a sense of humor amongst all the "fake wave" f@ggs... and brilliant pic!!!!

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Jack Mack Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -3

I'd like to see him try this twice

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boozer Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -1

haha - yea you think he went back for another that afternoon? cheers

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srfbig Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 2

Now that's what I call a late takeoff. I would like to see an interview with this surfer describing his amazing experience...

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Colin Bell Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 1

Doh forgot to put this on!! http://www.surfline.com/surflinetv/greatest-wipeouts/shane-dorian_43147

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Colin Bell Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -2

Somebody posted this earlier on. It is an interview with the guy in the photo. He made it but only just!! He just got a breath of air when he went over the falls and then got another breath in the middle of getting battered by the wave after it! Amazingness!

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Fluid Surfboards Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -1

i think he made that.

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stoked247 Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 4

thats quite a sick little floater.

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NIB Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 3

Neptunes Beard!

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chineseyes....(who you calling a muppet!!!) Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 3

man this guy gets everywhere............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVxfRp7bhgI ps not fake!

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lebreton Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 3

Haha.. exactly the same problem, they have xD

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dirk714 Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

ahhhh that sucks!

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henryg Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 5

Why are so many people struggling to work out how he got where he is. He's getting sucked over the falls and popping out as he's being dumped. This is not uncommon on larger waves. Come on guys i presumed people who came on here surfed more than the web. Check out this video of Shane Dorian at Maverick's for another example of this http://www.surfline.com/surflinetv/greatest-wipeouts/shane-dorian_43147

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stoked247 Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -2

......He's doing a roof ride floater

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Rinky dink Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -31

WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD.. but hey who gives a shit because that photo is faked for sure

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evanisthebest Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -3

this pic is about as real as my dong getting a massage by megan fox in a sumo wrestling outfit while i poop on my ex girlfriend in a nutsack convention

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Kiwi John Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

...whilst being T-bag'd by Giant Haystacks I bet!

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ole doc Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 8

Francois couldn't be on today so I'll comment for him: That's a big wave and a bad wipeout. I've seen standups wipe out like that and spongers too. I've gone over the falls like that on a wave that big or maybe not that big. Probably wasn't that big but it seemed that big. Wht don't they have big wave contests here? If they do then good.

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sniperpaddy Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -2

We just had a Billabong big wave contest at Mullaghmore in Ireland....great big 25' barrels.

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markdbn Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 2

Please, since seeing this pic he's started doing 100 more pushups and situps a day, and only eating steak!

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ole doc Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

don't get me wrong....I love the guy

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Baboon Barrels Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

I don't think he's been back since his last comment? shame ha ha, u guys evil

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Tequila Sunrise Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 2

Francois has been in the toilet since he saw the pic. Wait for it.

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Coelacanth Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

Hahahahaha...Thank you 'Francois'.=-)...You have made my day with your 'contribution'...Btw...How are those swimming lessons and cross-training sessions going?

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clickclick23 Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

Oh my god. F**k that for a game of soldiers.

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ole doc Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 3

happy clappy? HAPPY CLAPPY?!......now you've gone too far!

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brian Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -3

no problem.... team deathmatch or domination? better than reading these imbecilic meaningfullless happy clappy spacktarded remarks!!

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StoatFaceLanust Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

It doesn't just much worse than that!

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Thorpedo Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

less than ideal situation to be in. nice view though...

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localislekker Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -8

this is definitely a fake. His colors are wrong, he is out of focus, he is far too far out of the water, and the only way he could get there without a trace behind him is through the lip, and i highly doubt that. How this made pic of the day, i have no idea?

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Ball bingo Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 2

in a standing up stylie

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Ball bingo Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 5

Hey, come on Muchy, I like it but you don't expect us to fall for the old scientific explanation line do you.....next you will be telling us that it's theoretically possible to ride on top of the water

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Ball bingo Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Hey, come on Muchy, I like it but you don't expect us to fall for the old scientific explanation line do you.....next you'll be telling us that it's theoretically possible to ride on top of the water in a standing up stylie

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markdbn Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 1

Fair enough... just a staggering shot. +5

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breakerbreaker Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

This photos been croped . In the sequence shots on neils studio photography website (which seems to have been designed for some kind of projector screen as it is huge ) Anyrate the sequence shot shows this photo with 2 jet skis coming into the right top portion of the picture . next picture shows their trail as the have moved further into position on the next shot . Why the legend in question has a different colour top on though beets me .Is it real or is it fake or otherwise both only one must have one OATH

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NealStudios - Mike Neal Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 4

Controversy is good. Here's a shot from a different photographer. http://on.fb.me/hCXV0A Truth is stranger than fiction... Tiago can tell ya it's real :)

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localislekker Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -2

Yea, i had a look at the first image, and did notice the shirt color, and even head gear. but i think what makes this image so controversial is just the sheer size of this wipeout!! Poor lad!

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much-of-a-muchness Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 4

Ready for the Science lesson: When travelling in a circular motion (no doubt this surfer is) you will experience a force away from the pivot. Size of this force depends on your velocity and on a wave this size your speed would be much faster than on the smaller waves we usually see wipeouts on. The only thing that will stop you being thrown out of circular motion is a centripetal force holding you in to the centre. The centripetal force in this case is provided by friction from the water. Looks like this friction has only just held him this time. Theoretically, if the wave is moving fast enough then it could throw you completely out. Who said Physics isn't fun?!!!

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Coelacanth Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

Pretty sure it's real localislekker. I thought it was a jet ski that got too close and got sucked over at first. Then, after checking the linked photo gallery pic sequence leading up to this...the shirt colors WERE different. But the guy with the light blue shirt and WHITE board in pic# 6759 isn't the one who ate it. There is no pic# 6760. Pic #s 6761-6764 show the wipeout splash high on the wave face...and a YELLOW board...but not the guy. Being sucked over the falls, as shown in pic#6765, may have been unavoidable on a wave this big...whether he tried to avoid it by diving deep...or not. Glad it wasn't me.

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localislekker Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

If that is the case, and the image is real, i am sorry. It was just my point of view. I mean no dis-respect whatsoever ed.

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Ed Magicseaweed Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -2

Click on the pic on the link and you can see the whole session.

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markdbn Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

Unfortunately I agree. He's got over 90% of his body out of the water of the lip. I dunno, just looks fake. Where is the photographer to back this pic up?

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Ed Magicseaweed Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -2

The whole session is here: http://mneal.net/NealStudios/?page_id=985

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Slycat bait Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -22

The picture is obviously fake. Just look at it. Leave it to the clowns on magicseaweed to vote this onto the photo of the day.

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Ed Magicseaweed Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 25

The whole session is here: http://mneal.net/NealStudios/?page_id=985 it's part of the most famous session to go down this year. I'm afraid we're going to have to revoke your keyboard licence.

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ollyfawcett Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

haha, your comments are funny, it hurt a bit, but i lived through...surely some of you guys have had some heavy hits aswell? love to see some other pics!

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Superman Surfer Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -2

who is this guy, to tell us his history?

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Superman Surfer Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 0

tell me his history, or give me some link to see something about this day and then i´ll believe

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chalaa Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -1

oh please, shut up! it's not fake, there's lot of footage... actually there's a similar situation in "step into liquid" movie, will you tell that the movie is fake too? ;)

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doobie mcshitlips Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

the guy jumped from a chopper doing a stunt for "in satans hands" due out this summer

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Chris Smith Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

Fake....zoom in and you can tell its photo shopped...there'd be a trail from supposed surfer, versus just a bursting out of water...

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Chris Smith Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -1

Well, looks like i stand corrected....thanks for the update msw. In sequence it makes sense; just on its own it looks really suspect. apologies.

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swwl Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 7

He's held by and moving with the same bit of water why would there be a trail? If getting your duck dive spot on launches you out the back of the wave, going for the full spin .... lucky to keep his togs!

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JP5K Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 3

I dont think that this is fake i am sure I have seen footage of this wave on surfline

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liquidmocean Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 3

Pretty unsure about this image in the reality stakes. Seems to be so little real evidence of how he got there. There should be a trail leading to him I think. Not truly convinced. If it is real and this guy made it, I'd love to hear his story.

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Superman Surfer Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

I think you got it... the guy who made it is amateur

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mathboy90 Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

Is the guy on a jetski? Madness!

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Inglorious Landlocked Basterd Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

In a coffin

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Superman Surfer Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

you´re crazy wincy. Funny

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Wincy Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 3

Horse and or pony

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Superman Surfer Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 4

spaceshuttle

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Wincy Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -1

Motorbike i think.

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jonnylenoury Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -2

Class picture.....thats going to be some hold down!!

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Spoogy Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 4

poor bugger, looks like he is doing a Wile E. Coyote runnning back up the falls for his life... was there a puff of smoke when he hit bottom??

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Cruzin1a Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -2

That's going to leave a mark!

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Tequila Sunrise Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 1

...in his wetsuit.

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balda Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 2

I rarely comment on pictures but man this just makes me feel sick. i keep going back it, unbelievable. .

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Pompies Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 13

poor bastard. i guess he's massive balls served as flotation devices helped him survive that!

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surfsoul Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 3

did he make it???

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zkingoz Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 0

Its not real... spider man

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Baboon Barrels Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -3

that doesn't look real! crazy shit man..

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Superman Surfer Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -7

yeah man it´s fake... studip fake

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madam Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -1

I'm with you there - I can't understand how he got in that position on the wave?

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VITI JAMS Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

I can´t beleive this photo

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VITI JAMS Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

How or Where he was to appear there??

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BUTTPLUGGER Feb 17, 2011 Rating: -1

Good-bye cruel world...

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chiburi Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 5

Weee... check me out!

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Portpipe Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 5

i would find it hard to take a deep breath there as my breakfast would be on the way out

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Portpipe Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 2

most definitely. probably wee myself a bit too

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Mel in Florida Feb 18, 2011 Rating: -1

out which way? well, both ways I'd imagine....

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Portpipe Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

do you still get a last breath if you're puking your heart up?

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mikejpierre Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 2

is that Ian Walsh going for a doggy door? jk, its a miracle hes not dead

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Oriel surfer Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

Sweet Mary Mother of God...

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croftycowboy Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

Eeeeek! and he is going backwards, at least he can't see whats coming!

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spank Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 3

Does he have enough time to bend over and kiss his butt goodbye. Just plain crazy

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Iain Chisholm Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 6

...Oh Dear...

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LeBigKahuna Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 2

Well said.... fakkk!

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