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Andre Covolan's photo of Cacimba do Padre

By Breno

Average rating of 4.66 from 218 votes

Cacimba do Padre

Spot Location: Brazil - Northeast > Fernando de Noronha > Cacimba do Padre

Date Taken: 28th February 2011. 55312 page views since 9th March 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
3ft 11s 328.79° 3.5ft 7s   9 9 mph Thundery 81°f
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Adam Rondelet Mar 16, 2011 Rating: -5

Looks to me as if he is preventing his board form going over the falls; thus, increasing speedy ability to retrieve his board and claim another wave. This photo displays a surfer who has knowledge, skills and abilities that are cognitively deep. I learned something valuable from this photo; therefore, thanks for sharing. Cheers, Adam

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mc13612 Oct 13, 2011 Rating: 1

Pulled my leash through my stringer doing this about a year ago start of season. Too broke too buy a new one, not smart enough to fix it. It has progressed to a fish from a squaretail in the last year. Probably about time to make the investment!

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Nexo Surf Mar 14, 2011 Rating: 4

yeah those helium boards, the kids r crazy for them

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KitchenGloves Mar 14, 2011 Rating: -7

FAT GUY ON A LITTLE BOARD

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sniperpaddy Mar 14, 2011 Rating: 7

Don't change the subject to yourself.

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doobie mcshitlips Mar 14, 2011 Rating: -2

dang swallow tail done got ma leash gonna have ta yank er real good now ya hear

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Roger_The_Cabin_boy Mar 13, 2011 Rating: 2

As surfboards become ever more expensive, brazilian locals take to new measures in aquiring their own 6'4"

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HOT SPUDS Mar 13, 2011 Rating: 0

That guys standing on the other guys foot (whos out of the frame)Its o.k he's a local body surfer, quite aggressive snaking.

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lebreton Mar 11, 2011 Rating: -1

fishing surfers haha

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Greg w Mar 11, 2011 Rating: 3

That's one way to stop someone after they've dropped in on you!

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sdfjkljklsh Mar 11, 2011 Rating: -2

Just let it go, man. That's why there's that velcro around your ankle.

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gerry13 Mar 11, 2011 Rating: -1

fishing for boards

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diggers Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

1 board and hes going down again!!!!!!Stick another barrel on him!!!! Great test of the leashes stretch capability, wonder what make it is? answers on a postcard boys and girls

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much-of-a-muchness Mar 10, 2011 Rating: -19

I bet this picture has a story behind it. If you fancy yourself as a writer and have a good surfing story to tell; e-mail it to surfersmemoirs@live.co.uk You could have a chance of having the story published. Also join Surfer's Memoirs on facebook!!

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surfsoul Mar 11, 2011 Rating: 15

I encourage everyone to write a bullshit story to this guy! ......about tomatoes!

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tab Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 7

and the invisible man scores another board!! mwaa ha haaaaa!!

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spookyluke Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

Hi ho hi ho off to work we go! Too true a comment LeBigKahuna

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J P Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 1

Great shot, must be strange to be in the lonely place of a wipe out, only to have a photographer below you taking your photo. Do you strike up a sign conversation, smile for the camera, or carry on trying to stop your rail saver from tearing through your swallow tail?

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breakerbreaker Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 5

Stargate said i could bring my board with me , but it wasnt easy .

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Citysurfboy Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 1

Were gonna need a bigger board...

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diggers Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

1 board and hes going down again!!!!!!Stick another barrel on him!!!! Great test of the leashes stretch capability, wonder what make it is? answers on a postcard boys and girls

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I love beef curtains me !! Mar 10, 2011 Rating: -2

Best kept on a leash i'd say! it needs a muzzle before it bites someone!

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Arctic10101 Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 7

Like flying a kite under water

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potato-head assasination Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 5

Man the crime out there must be really bad. at least by me they wait till im out of the water to steal my board

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Brod The Magnificent Mar 10, 2011 Rating: -2

Been there. But closer to the tube about to go over, looking away, eyes shut and mouth open in silent scream.

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-MIKE- Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

thats is amazing! http://mikecrompton.wordpress.com/

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-MIKE- Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

thats is amazing! http://mikecrompton.wordpress.com/

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ceo617 Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 1

incredible

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KernowDoc Mar 10, 2011 Rating: -1

Good way to lose some fingers! Would like to see that sequence! Bad times.

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jimjamborey Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 2

i caught that wave mum, hook line and sinker!!!!!!!!

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CouncilVan Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 3

Dave thought his ultra-fun game of 'grab your mates leash as he passes' was brill and took it to a whole new level

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CouncilVan Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 5

*trys to hold back a blonde joke* Oh don't ya just hate it when someone has to explain a joke...

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jimjamborey Mar 10, 2011 Rating: -12

that's not his mates board, or the leash wouldnt be on his own leg would it??!

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brian wu Mar 10, 2011 Rating: -26

Not sure why you all applaud this? He has clearly bailed under this 2footer, and then the fail was caught on camera. There is no other explanation.

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Justin Phipps Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

yeah.. well ive got bigger balls....i even wear out my jeans in the crutch.

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Shred Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

No one pointed out why he is wearing an 8ft leash on a knee high bomb? Or just the fact why he wearing a leash when its that small.

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Saga Nit Not Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 1

its obvious whats happened here ... here what happens when your average msw user meets water

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E Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

Nice CSI work mate. My guess is he bailed on the wave prior to this one and wasn't able to get his board back before the shot and ducked out grabbed his leash to keep his board for a quick return after the wave passed. Thats what would have been goin thru my mind in that split second.

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jimjamborey Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 5

i can drop in the steepest out of anyone here.

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Martin Lange Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 4

he is not bailing. I personally think that he went under the wave and let his board go. Cause if he bailed, or fail, there would be a trail of foam following from the top, breaking the surface, like the wave does. He is clean underwater, which means he's been under the water before the wave passed him over. I think thats the explanation. Still an awesome shot!

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brian wu Mar 10, 2011 Rating: -8

No I was not saying that at all. I've got no problem with kooks, we all had to start somewhere. Was just pointing out something that maybe nobody else notice as a possible explanation.

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Will Ellis Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

Point taken!

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Matt Wright Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

Not sure why you care so much...

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Will Ellis Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 5

And why is that significant? Why do people always try and show the world on MSW that they have the biggest balls in the world. It is a forum. Enjoy the pictures - end of story, stop trying to prove that you can surf better / drop in steeper etc. Great picture by the way...

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rudi g Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 1

and you are saying that you have never had to bail your board?

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swwl Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

keep getting told to get a fish,no one tells you its this difficult tho!

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wexico Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

thats a 2 footer which clearly makes his board about a foot and a half.

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shark e Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 3

looks like the wave is winning...hang on bro!!

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LeBigKahuna Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 3

haha, i know this feelin, just thinkin to yourself "oh no ya don't!"

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bali_trader Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 13

"We've got a live one boys, from up here it looks like we've hooked a rare blue shorted brazillian goofy footer. He's struggling. Reel him in boys"

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Tequila Sunrise Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 7

Great pic. Gives new meaning to pulling wire.

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CouncilVan Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 13

I took a picture like this up at Scarborough, if you squinted through the hepititis haze you could just about make out the nappy wrapped around my mates fins

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wexico Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

Scarborough can be a nasty little wave on low tide. as i discovered last sunday when i banged my vagina on the sandbank. love this pic too. behind the wave shots like this show a complete different side to surfing.

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Schweizer Surfboards Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 5

"hepatitis haze"- that's great. I gave you a thumbs-up for creative writing.

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Bobbysocks76 Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 3

Did he make it?

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DoAPooAndGambole Mar 10, 2011 Rating: -1

skillz to pay the billz

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Dood Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 5

The natural progression of the late take-off. Lie in wait and climb aboard! Excellent photo. Boom.

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Johnny B Good Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 2

what a brilliant photo!

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Schweizer Surfboards Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 5

Surfing cowboy lassoing a wild board from the herd. Yeeee haaaaa. Look at that little buckaroo fight back.

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Colza Mar 10, 2011 Rating: -2

Great photo, super stretchy leash!

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windy Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

How long is that leash!

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Knife on Water Mar 11, 2011 Rating: 1

Longer than it was 5 minutes ago.

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I love beef curtains me !! Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 3

HEEL!!!!!!!

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harto Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

Nice catch!!

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benjisurf Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 10

tow in?

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sniperpaddy Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

Barefoot surfing :)

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clickclick23 Mar 10, 2011 Rating: -2

awesome!

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