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Josha's photo of Tavarua - Cloudbreak

Cloudbreak gets hit by massive Tasman swell... By Josha

Average rating of 4.84 from 396 votes

Tavarua - Cloudbreak

Spot Location: Fiji, Samoa + Tonga > Fiji > Tavarua - Cloudbreak

Date Taken: 12th July 2011. 49046 page views since 15th July 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
13.5ft 17s 209.58°     13 13 mph Mostly Clear 77°f
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Mats P. Nov 29, 2011 Rating: -2

Everyone that has given 4/5 for photo, SHAME ON YOU !!!!!!!!!

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norbert shartwater Aug 3, 2011 Rating: 3

That's gotta be one of the most beautiful waves I've ever seen....

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Joe Jul 29, 2011 Rating: 0

But did he make it out...?

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long'N'cool Oct 11, 2011 Rating: 1

I'll check the obituaries

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captcod Jul 25, 2011 Rating: 2

one word STUNNING

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stephenjones102 Jul 24, 2011 Rating: 2

That is f*&%$#@ ridiculous.......is this the most perfect wave ever photographed? Seriously.

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take it for granted? - never Jul 22, 2011 Rating: 0

the tunnel of love

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andsowedrifttogether Jul 21, 2011 Rating: 2

perfect shots like these just never get old.

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BuzyG Jul 20, 2011 Rating: 0

Double WoW!!

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harveylegend Jul 20, 2011 Rating: 0

4*!?! Brilliant!

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menswaves Jul 20, 2011 Rating: 2

waw-

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CBNCSURF.COM Jul 20, 2011 Rating: 1

One of the best shots ever for sure...great work...

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harveywallbanger Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 0

Holy Wave takes this

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DoAPooAndGambole Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 1

that is one nicely furnished room

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spotxposer Jul 19, 2011 Rating: -1

candidate for one of the best surf shots ever!

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McWicked Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 2

kinda makes you understand why Kelly pulled the pin on J-Bay this year!

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Balthazar Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 0

there's so much adrenaline in this pic i'm receiving shots through my computer screen. speed, color, size...amazing wave and surfer

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Harv Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 0

Awesome looking shots Josha. Please can you clearly name the surfers?I reckon they deserve a shout!

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Josha Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 0

Mate Bruce Irons, probally the stand out surfer of the day!!!

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Dylan79 Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 0

For all those who don't know, that is Bruce Irons on a real mans gun

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Nachos Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 6

Yeah, surfing has been so dominated by kids doing neat tricks on potato-chips, when some surfing like this hits the scene its like that stuff goes out the window. I'd rather be on a gun any day surfing some juice than on the same old 5'9" trying to outdo everyone else on a packed trick wave. It's like that stuff isn't even real compared to this.

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teach Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 2

oh yeah another thing; Bruce, did they get a photo of you?

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teach Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 0

Cloud break? This guy reckons it's cloud 9!

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Bruce01 Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 1

I was out there yesterday. Still 6 - 8ft and going off. That photo is not photoshop!

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chenson Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 0

if you are BI, much respect in every way. take the world title.

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jackque Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 2

rito bruce

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Joktan Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Location, location, location.

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Arctic10101 Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 3

Tavarua, Tavarua, Tavarua!

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I love beef curtains me !! Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 1

respect!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MfbYnz8ucc

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I love beef curtains me !! Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Ive got No money to see a wave like this, LUCKY GUY!!! £-(

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sashimi Jul 18, 2011 Rating: -5

Carlsberg!!!!!!

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funnybunny1724 Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 2

Cleen break! :D

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h3rb1e Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 0

I cannot believe the absolute perfection of this wave. :O

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jfalvey Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 1

looks like the exact same board from the pic of the day a few days ago from the same swell. different rider tho. communal board for those who have shattered the rest of their sticks?

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dc Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Why yes mr. jfalvey....looks very like a giant....Copper PIIIIIIIPPPPE

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compcomplex Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 0

I'd like to see the video to this ride, if there was one. Nice looking pic though.

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compcomplex Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 0

Gavo - Thank you. The video was spectacular. It looked like the guy in the pic, during the video, was suspended in air - with barely any of the board in the water. Truly amazing.

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Gavo Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 1

there is a video....and its amazing. You can see most of the rides and whether the guys made it or not...truly epic... http://www.surfline.com/surflinetv/primetime/tavarua-dreaming-part-one_57636

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JCH Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 1

Wow, just looking at that is frightening! Can only begin to imagine how stoked he is going to be when he makes the channel...

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Wesanator Jul 18, 2011 Rating: -4

wow how the f did he even get out there on a board like that?

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krusher74 Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 5

Its a reef break you paddle round it!

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yummyness Jul 18, 2011 Rating: -13

good job on the photoshop :)

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stephenjones102 Jul 24, 2011 Rating: 0

Thank you SO much. I've been in a funk lately and asked God to show himself.....perhaps this was it!!

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Josha Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 2

great comment, heaps of thought put into it, back to the drawing board for you kalvo

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aputrails Jul 19, 2011 Rating: 2

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chalaa Jul 19, 2011 Rating: -4

just like your mother yesterday!

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Holy Wave Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 1

Just like Chile in the "Copa America" lol

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farfetcher Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 10

There's a video of that ride. It's the last segment (right after the SUP wipeout in the tube): http://www.surfline.com/surflinetv/primetime/tavarua-dreaming-part-one_57636

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rajavieres Jul 18, 2011 Rating: -4

Actually... not even good job

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ziconess Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 0

wow

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mrOverTheFalls Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 2

wooop! is that a Mal? respect!

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Doughy Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 0

That looks so amazing it looks like a photoshop job..

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steeno Jul 18, 2011 Rating: 2

oh my god

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