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Mark Y's photo of Copacabana

Andrew Mooney on a massive one a couple of weekends ago, Central Coast.

Average rating of 4.85 from 402 votes

Copacabana

Spot Location: New South Wales > New South Wales > Copacabana

Date Taken: 10th July 2011. 52577 page views since 26th July 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
4.5ft 18s 175.23° 0.6ft 7s 3.5ft 4s 20 31 mph Clear 54°f
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BuzyG Nov 30, 2011 Rating: 1

Amazing Photograph!

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Life is like a wave.. just ride it!! Sep 26, 2011 Rating: 1

Huge balls!!

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Sean Aug 2, 2011 Rating: 2

no balls no glory

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Travis Bickle Aug 2, 2011 Rating: 2

Best surf picture ive ever seen.

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ChristineMcdaniel Aug 2, 2011 Rating: 1

So nice love it !!!!

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berko Aug 2, 2011 Rating: 0

you gosh darn smelly apes

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stuartgnarsquad11 Aug 2, 2011 Rating: 0

stuart gnar squad would over shred anyone at wales

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nelch Aug 1, 2011 Rating: 0

Anyone else tweaked on the name of this spot?? http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=GB#/watch?v=zmSgs4-p7_c

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Portpipe Aug 2, 2011 Rating: 0

must try harder

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mantis Aug 1, 2011 Rating: -3

we just came thru a freak sweel down her which produced big and scarey waves. I was atually deeper than this dude but bro with the cam didnt get me deep in the arsehole

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road dog Aug 1, 2011 Rating: 0

nn nn

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EINC Jul 31, 2011 Rating: 4

he must have been running pretty fast to slide all the way out there on his skimboard

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SurfTaiwan.com Jul 31, 2011 Rating: 1

Yeaaah! Andrew Mooney is an absolutely hell surfer and has zero ego. I had him here in Taiwan on a shoot and he ripped - and grinned - the whole time. And a great shot Mr Mark Y, perfect timing!

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finchy Jul 30, 2011 Rating: 4

magicseaweeds forcast for this photo 3.5ft! bit generous!

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mox1968 Jul 31, 2011 Rating: 3

luna f****ing tic!!

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The Rage Jul 30, 2011 Rating: 3

Ah I love mellow sessions..

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Ydna Boardriders Jul 29, 2011 Rating: 1

insane!

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labrat Jul 29, 2011 Rating: 2

Insane stuff!!

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Waverider49 Jul 29, 2011 Rating: 2

Reeeeeeeespect! The man has gargantuan kajunas. If he still has them that is...

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marc.T Aug 1, 2011 Rating: 2

he got big copacabanas you mean??

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novocainer Jul 28, 2011 Rating: 3

Great photo! I love that its not a run of the mill closeup shot, but you actually captured how massive that beast is!

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BANGER Jul 28, 2011 Rating: 2

thats the first time I have ever read ALL the comments on an MSW shot....Seriously hope this guy made it. If he did how did he make it...any sequence shots? This is an unbelievable shot, and why oh why is he dragging his hand!? Surely it's time to run for the door pal? BIG BALLS. BIG RESPECT.

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Adzo Jul 28, 2011 Rating: -2

Yeah, I copied it too. Then I opened it in photoshop, blew it up x3000, took its fingerprints, checked it over with a sniffer-dog, pulled on some latex gloves.... Then a tiny little policeman opened the top of my tiny little skull from the inside, jumped out and arrested the photograph on a charge of impersonating a real live wave. The poor photo got banged up (in Dungeons) for, I dunno, fucking ages- and its only visitors were an endless queue of sad twats who bang on about pics on MSW being photoshopped.

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Mark Y Jul 28, 2011 Rating: 26

Hey guys I am the photographer of this beautiful photo, it was a bit of a snap decision to take this particular shot. I don’t have a tripod or a very flash camera, just a point and shoot $300 camera. Scrambling along the rocks to see this set coming, this group of tow guys whipped this dude into this beast, and this photo is the outcome. Don’t know this hell man, but would like to give him a copy if he wants one, all in all I surprised myself when I looked at this photo, so to all the non-believers, straight off the camera, no Photoshop.

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Stranded In Taiwan Jul 29, 2011 Rating: 2

Did anyone catch video footage of this day?

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Harv Jul 29, 2011 Rating: 4

*Adds Andrew to his heroes list*

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Oneshuteye Jul 28, 2011 Rating: 10

It's Andrew Mooney, I was there that day too.... Here is his brother Matt. http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=226877&browseSession=92aa87c7522a14e9accbf9f4b28ac8b5&photoOfTheDay

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Portpipe Jul 28, 2011 Rating: 0

This photo scares the life out of me. i dont even think id ever want to do anything like that.

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turtleman Jul 27, 2011 Rating: -9

It looks like the sky has been retouched. Which raises concerns about the rest of the picture.

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Adzo Jul 28, 2011 Rating: 0

Get down the forensics lab. Nobody gives a shit.

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Mark Y Jul 28, 2011 Rating: 1

Hey Turtleman, as a fellow countryman from Cornwall, England I can assure you that this photo is genuine, no photoshop no nothing straight off the camera. Believe me this guys ripped on every wave, not sure if you can tell but he did get towed into this one and many others

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Robbie Jul 28, 2011 Rating: 0

Trollolololol

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Younes Jul 28, 2011 Rating: 0

F.U.

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Max Von Ratten Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 4

I feel sorry for people who have to be cynical about shots like this, you really need travel more if you find it hard to believe.

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turtleman Jul 27, 2011 Rating: -5

I copied it, took it into photoshop and zoomed it to maximum and there's also a dark halo along the top edge of the broken wave in the foreground. sorry guys

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turtleman Jul 27, 2011 Rating: -5

It looks like the sky has been retouched. Which raises concerns about the rest of the picture.

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wavecrusader!! Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 2

What's he riding? Like a 6'2"? :O

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Hosh Jul 28, 2011 Rating: 10

Dude it looks like he's on a McDonald's tray!

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Itchyneck420 Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 1

Im sure you will be getting a call from redbull any few days. Unreal

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Dicer Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 7

lo$t ab!lety 2 Type c0mm3nt! -------

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dino68 Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 4

Tyrannosaurus BALLS!

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Leroybrown Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 0

Looks like outside Macmasters Point. Initially thought it was outside Avoca Point but water is too deep there.

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Matt Baker Aug 11, 2011 Rating: 0

Thanks idiot!

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Scott Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 9

Even Mr T doesn't deserve this much respect...

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Leroybrown Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 0

Can't be Copa, looks like way outside Avoca Point.

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BigWavePullOut69 Jul 27, 2011 Rating: -24

That looks more dangerous than camping on an isolated Norwegian island.

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Cornish-Surfer Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 1

Too far.

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Superhands Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 5

I choose life.

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compcomplex Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 2

The pic has it all: Power, beauty, grace...even a couple of crazy-ass mo-fo's. Nothin' but respect tho...

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wetcoast Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 2

Crazy!!! it there a video of this some where out there???

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Jack Glick Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 2

I'm dually amazed by the greatness of this picture, and the fact that after more than a few dozen votes, the rating is still hovering over 4.9...class shot!

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Andy1968 Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 3

MSW forecast - 3.5ft 18 secs? Whatever does 10ft look like here?

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Jack Glick Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 3

...half the size of this?

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Jack Glick Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 0

twice as small as this...?

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FlyingFish Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 3

'It's death on a stick out there mate!'

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RadXCor Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 1

Just let me go out there, let me get one wave before you take me. One wave.

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Ryan tomo Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 0

haha "im just waiting for my set"

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Ryan tomo Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 1

ahha " im just waiting for my set"

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JeeForce Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 2

gulp.........

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youdig Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 1

The hottest spot north of Havana. Far out.

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bazza Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 7

If I was out there I'd hang around on the inside and get a few smaller ones. The inside looks mellow.

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baronne Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 2

ALBATROSS!

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Angus Dugs Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 2

Poo ya pants

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dolfski Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 3

I am guessing that is Hawaiian 3.5ft?

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feckoff Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 2

Na mate, that's Aussie 1.2m

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Otis Lovely Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 2

That can't be Copa? are you sure it's not Caves?

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Gridkid Jul 29, 2011 Rating: -1

Yep, Copa's a left point. If it was taken at Macs it should be labelled Macmasters Point. Either way, one hell of a shot!

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justcallmejock Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 30

You're all getting confused, that's not his hand dragging behind him. That's his balls!

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Arctic10101 Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 0

Personaly if I were there i'd have to wrap my balls around my neck a few times and thats before i even get wet

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Mark Y Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 3

Yep he towed that wave and he did make it, Eddie would go!

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nosurf2day Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 0

Why the heck is he dragging his arm. There is no way he was going too fast for that wave. Damn that board is tiny for such a large wave, wonder if he towed in?

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feckoff Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 1

Stalling into the high line for the tube he's about to get?? Err no, he's screwed..

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Sea Rat Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 1

Toe-in?

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Hosh Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 2

That was very sharp Francois :) !

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Francois Bouwer Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 10

I'm pretty sure it was a finger-in.

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fluid floyd Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 0

Looks like he`s going too slow on a short board but I hope he made it.

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Filipb Jul 27, 2011 Rating: 1

I seriously hope that guy doesn't get dragged over the falls... enjoy your swim.

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ferretboy Jul 27, 2011 Rating: -1

oh my goodness.... slide knee forward, kick back leg up, dive dive dive..

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thepants Jul 30, 2011 Rating: 2

or he said

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Portpipe Jul 28, 2011 Rating: 8

thats what she said

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