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Jason Brown's photo of Macaronis

Matt Meola, braced knee aint stopping me get my fins free.

Average rating of 4.11 from 83 votes

Macaronis

Spot Location: Sumatra + Mentawais > Mentawai > Macaronis

Date Taken: 27th April 2011. 28169 page views since 26th May 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
5.5ft 18s 191.56° 3.5ft 12s   1 1 mph Thundery 82°f
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evanalmighty234 Jun 1, 2011 Rating: 1

yo that is nice. that was a great pic. nut i most congratulate the rider. that takes dedication man

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fernan May 30, 2011 Rating: 1

does someone knows what part of the knee he injured?

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Xcel-Harvey May 31, 2011 Rating: 1

yeaa theres a video of him about his injury and stuff its a good watch

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moonyface May 31, 2011 Rating: 0

the shin part

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soutie May 31, 2011 Rating: 2

yes, the inner workings.

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Jason Brown May 30, 2011 Rating: 1

thanks for the comments guys there cameraman on the boat wasnt to happy though i was taking photos of there guys i think they were more worried with what i was going to do with the photos

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Coelacanth May 30, 2011 Rating: 4

Just wait 'till his mom finds out he went surfing with his knee brace on!

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soutie May 30, 2011 Rating: 5

well its not their light, is it?

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Toby Williams May 29, 2011 Rating: 1

Guarantee he makes it, he does a few of these turns in his innersection video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2VOK7PW0pQ

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jwh May 28, 2011 Rating: 4

This just proves how shit i am at surfing

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Spongerdudette Jun 3, 2011 Rating: -1

Lol VP +1.

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the vanity project Jun 1, 2011 Rating: 1

Relax kid. You’re not officially shit until Ed has seen a video of you

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Coelacanth Jun 1, 2011 Rating: 2

Tricks are for kids...with commercial/surf wear/clothing sponsors. Having fun is all that really matters...or should anyway...No matter what skill level...or age...you are at.

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soutie May 31, 2011 Rating: 0

but its not scientific proof, is it?

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Holy Wave May 30, 2011 Rating: 0

same feeling...

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user115021 May 28, 2011 Rating: -1

Who is the manufacturer of the knee brace? does anyone have any idea?

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Coelacanth Jun 1, 2011 Rating: 0

I would've guessed ACME...3-2-1...Any Wile E. Coyote fans out there?

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soutie May 31, 2011 Rating: 1

yes, its made by Omni Consumer Products

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soutie May 31, 2011 Rating: 2

well i wouldnt recommend a knee brace

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user115021 May 30, 2011 Rating: -1

sweet - need something for the right ankle - thanks bru

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nitz May 30, 2011 Rating: 1

looks to be an ossur flex ots sport model http://www.dme-direct.com/innovation-sports-flex-acl-knee-brace-braces-functional-sport/

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chrisniow May 28, 2011 Rating: 0

talk about free surfing, he's not even in the water. hero

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sdelzell May 28, 2011 Rating: 0

looks to me like he's falling off

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Get Joggly May 29, 2011 Rating: -1

True , about the only story we can tell from this heavily cropped shot. Don't stress about the negs they must be from OXBOW and that company that makes the knee brace !

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Bruce Anderson May 27, 2011 Rating: -17

Really nice image, Jason. Some people are satisfied with a shot of a dot sliding down the face of a gigantic wave; I prefer something of this sort, where the actual drama and supreme athleticism of surfing is fully realized...something that captures and personifies the visceral intensity that the surfer experiences while "merging" with the wave. I'm personally inclined to perceive that as the central "story" of surfing; and I think that it's the obligation of the photographer -- as a genuine display of the respect that you have for a given surfer -- to bring that as close to photographic perfection as your own expression of personal skills allows you to get. The surfer contributed his efforts, here, and you certainly responded correctly, and held up your end of the enterprise. A remarkable shot. It instantly grabbed me. A very, very fine job.

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moonyface Jun 4, 2011 Rating: 0

LOL

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Bruce Anderson Jun 3, 2011 Rating: 0

Only a -17 rating? Where are your balls, you adolescent fucking cunts?

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Bruce Anderson Jun 3, 2011 Rating: 0

That shows just how little you truly know about it, fuckface.

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moonyface May 31, 2011 Rating: -1

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Holy Wave May 30, 2011 Rating: 0

keep it simple... Like surfing. That's all I need to say.

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Get Joggly May 29, 2011 Rating: 0

Just for the record Brownies got some of the sweetest line up shots on this site ! Im a big fan , many favs . Thanks

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Get Joggly May 29, 2011 Rating: 0

Just for the record Brownies got some of the sweetest landscape line up shots on this site !

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Sunspot May 29, 2011 Rating: 1

yeah.., what he said!

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SurfaPuraVida May 29, 2011 Rating: 0

Has anyone seen my gray-poupon? JAJA, It's not a Picasso you jabbering douche. Great Picture though.

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Get Joggly May 29, 2011 Rating: 1

@akibble99 > Not sure if we are on the same page , the Rooster tail im referring to is the amount of water displaced while the surfer is "merging" wth the wave , a tried and true testament to the visceral intensity , drama and supreme athleticism of the surfers true ability , not to mention being able to scope the wave he is performing on ! However I love your example shot for the crop or not to crop debate . Weve all seen a million shots of Bruce shacked of his nuts , but this one captures the circus surrounding the break and its vip celebrity guest ,an added bonus a boat called BINTANG ! How good is that ? Also If you really feel the need to study a dudes straining body torque you can ZOOM your guts out on that FAB bare 6 pack, which reminds me 2 too go ! Yew

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Get Joggly May 29, 2011 Rating: 0

@akibble99 > Not sure if we are on the same page , the Rooster tail im referring to is the amount of water displaced while the surfer is "merging" wth the wave , a tried and true testament to the visceral intensity , drama and supreme athleticism of the surfers true ability , not to mention being able to scope the wave he is performing on ! However I love your example shot for the crop or not to crop debate . Weve all seen a million shots of Bruce shacked of his nuts , but this on captures the circus surrounding the break and its vip celebrity guest ,an added bonus a boat called BINTANG ! How good is that ? Also If you really feel the need to study a dudes straining body torque you can ZOOM your guts out on that FAB bare 6 pack, which reminds me 2 too go ! Yew

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Get Joggly May 29, 2011 Rating: 0

Not sure if we are on the same page , the Rooster tail im referring to is the amount of water displaced while the surfer is "merging" wth the wave , a tried and true testament to the visceral intensity , drama and supreme athleticism of the surfers true ability , not to mention being able to scope the wave he is performing on ! However I love your example shot for the crop or not to crop debate . Weve all seen a million shots of Bruce shacked of his nuts , but this on captures the circus surrounding the break and its vip celebrity guest ,an added bonus a boat called BINTANG ! How good is that ? Also If you really feel the need to study a dudes straining body torque you can ZOOM your guts out on that FAB bare 6 pack, which reminds me 2 too go ! Yew

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Get Joggly May 29, 2011 Rating: 0

Love this , a million shots of dude getting shacked but including a boat called Bintang ... priceless!

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akibble99 May 28, 2011 Rating: 3

like this? http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=32520

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Get Joggly May 28, 2011 Rating: 1

Never ever crop a rooster tail , thats just disrespectful

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Get Joggly May 28, 2011 Rating: 0

Never ever crop a rooster tail , thats just disrespectful , not only to the viewer but the rider himself.

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BigLakeJake May 28, 2011 Rating: 0

Bruce, Your comment is a little long for me but I have to agree with you on this one... Great shot! It gives you the surfers perspective rather than just a senic shot of a wave or a set with a landscape in the background...

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BigLakeJake May 28, 2011 Rating: 0

Bruce you comment is a little long for me but I completly agree with you on this one... Great shot! dosent matter if he made it or not it shows what he was experiencing at the time on the wave and by the looks it was probably alot of fun!

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Get Joggly May 28, 2011 Rating: -3

Puffed cheeks and a blurred arm action ... Not only a surfers knows that feeling

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Get Joggly May 28, 2011 Rating: 0

" Athleticism of surfing is fully realized ", Mate I sink at least a six pack daily , binge hard at least once a week and sit bong eyed in front of a computer for frills and I reckon I could BUST THE FINS out like this poser in my backyard wading pool. Lucky e's got stickers otherwise the wave would be completely wasted.Freeze frames of glory are not the big picture. Give me a micro dot on a wave any day. From the comfort of my orifice chair ... over cropped shots shits me !

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Get Joggly May 28, 2011 Rating: 0

" Athleticism of surfing is fully realized ", Mate I sink at least a six pack daily , binge hard at least once a week and sit bong eyed in front of a computer for frills and I reckon I could BUST THE FINS out like this poser in my backyard wading pool. Lucky e's got stickers otherwise the wave would be a completely wasted.Freeze frames of glory are not the big picture. Give me a micro dot and a wave any day. From the comfort of my orifice chair ... over cropped shots shits me !

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Get Joggly May 28, 2011 Rating: 0

Did you catch that ?

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Get Joggly May 28, 2011 Rating: 0

Sure the " drama and supreme athleticism" of a surfers BODY but please not the act and art of SURFING

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Get Joggly May 28, 2011 Rating: 0

How much energy does that wave have , how much water has he displaced ? The dudes just posing for a shot , good job he's stickered up or it would be a complete waste of a wave . Puffed cheeks are not enough !

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Get Joggly May 28, 2011 Rating: 0

"supreme athleticism of surfing is fully realized " ... Sorry that will never be realized thru the push of a button . Over cropped shots shit me ! I will elaborate.

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soutie May 28, 2011 Rating: 11

absolutely, he pushed the button and "took" the photograph.

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benjabassable May 27, 2011 Rating: 12

nadal looks just at home in the water

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eggsandwhich May 28, 2011 Rating: 3

the left arm you cant see is pulling his boardies out of his crack

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Sicksessions May 27, 2011 Rating: 0

He blew it

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farscapes May 27, 2011 Rating: 5

Clever knee brace manufacturers will be clamouring to use this shot. A bit like that tampax ad with the girl who goes roller blading and skydiving on her period. Nice.

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Coelacanth Jun 1, 2011 Rating: 0

I'm glad it wasn't Power Balance.

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soutie May 31, 2011 Rating: 1

yes, its made by Omni Consumer Products

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doobie mcshitlips May 29, 2011 Rating: 3

kneeman marcus

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user115021 May 28, 2011 Rating: 0

Who is the manufacturer of that particular knee brace? Does anyone know?

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potato-head assasination May 27, 2011 Rating: 2

Hey doc is this waterproof by any chance? Not really, but when you take a bath just keep it out of the water

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doobie mcshitlips May 27, 2011 Rating: -1

they cal that move the dark crystal face

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Ogreeny May 27, 2011 Rating: -1

Great pic but theimage of his heel coming off the back of the board doesn't look too promising. Love to know if he made it!

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Grandma Lips May 28, 2011 Rating: -1

thats why its so sick

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Cabernet Surfignon May 27, 2011 Rating: 9

Doctor: "Right Mr Meola I want you to rest that knee for 6 weeks" Matt: "No worries Doc will do"

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ianandres May 27, 2011 Rating: 0

matt meola is so sick

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Daniel Grebe May 27, 2011 Rating: -1

Latest tech, hover board.

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luisspellcast May 27, 2011 Rating: 0

just be careful not to make it worst.... ...

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Unplug May 27, 2011 Rating: 0

nice one bro

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