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Ed Magicseaweed's photo of Dungeons

Jake Kolnik eye to eye with Dungeons, during the second of the Rebel Sessions days at Hout Bay. Sunday saw the biggest swell to hit the Cape this winter. On a cold, wet and blustery morning, Cape Town's big wave hoons congregated at Hout Bay harbour to launch their wave runners and head out for what turned out to be an epic day of big wave surfing. A couple of rides were eligible for a share of the R110 000 Rebel Sessions prize money, more on this soon. Photo: Rebelsessions.com/Nic Bothma

Average rating of 4.79 from 792 votes

Dungeons

Spot Location: South Africa > South Africa > Dungeons

Date Taken: 21st August 2011. 106417 page views since 22nd August 2011.

Big Wave Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
20ft 16s 251.71°     13 21 mph Rain 56°f
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bakers Nov 8, 2011 Rating: 0

Sick photo

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makumba Sep 23, 2011 Rating: -2

aaaaaaaaaaha....weres the boogie board now?????

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Wesanator Aug 29, 2011 Rating: 0

SA REPRESENT!!

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Ruadhri Sep 8, 2011 Rating: -1

cracking wave, yer mans arse came out his ears after that one

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EdR123 Aug 28, 2011 Rating: -2

Chin up!

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longaride-bulgy-wetty Aug 28, 2011 Rating: 0

oh dear frickin me!!!! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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say-man Aug 27, 2011 Rating: 2

The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai

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WilsonC Aug 26, 2011 Rating: 0

Look at the pour guy at the bottom of the wave, i would'nt like to be him. nice shot.

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gfhjdfgdfj Aug 27, 2011 Rating: -1

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soutie Aug 27, 2011 Rating: 13

thanks, i didnt see him there.

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laurens dewilde Aug 26, 2011 Rating: 0

Looks like snowcapped mountains on the background, craaaazy. The vid on Youtube gives you a bit the creeps...

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BoroGTI Aug 25, 2011 Rating: 2

absolutely love this shot!

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a2mfk74 Aug 25, 2011 Rating: 1

WHOA!! One of those rare surf pictures where I am glad to be in my office working and not the guy in the picture. Shouldn't he be like 10 feet underwater at that point hugging a rock or something? Those guys are a different breed of person...

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craig2da Aug 25, 2011 Rating: 0

Holy KAK. This is insane HUGE, with mountains in the background

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DIGITAL WAVE Aug 25, 2011 Rating: 11

I found a vid of this day, enjoy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvh6JMNnGnc

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supertuber Aug 25, 2011 Rating: 0

did he make it?

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Coelacanth Aug 25, 2011 Rating: 1

I just got seasick and threw up on my keyboard.

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surf2011 Aug 24, 2011 Rating: -2

Oh... So thats why they call it dungeons.

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gfghdfgdfhjfgj Aug 25, 2011 Rating: -2

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harveylegend Aug 24, 2011 Rating: 7

"Mummy or ambulance!"

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Clarken Aug 24, 2011 Rating: 0

Some of you guys must have some fine state of the art bongs there....other than this i can't imagine a reason why the background seems like mountains to ya'll..that or it was 4:20 when you click on here.

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a2mfk74 Aug 25, 2011 Rating: 0

Think they may have been referring to the waves as mountains using a metaphor...

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Rob Radford Aug 24, 2011 Rating: 0

Time to put your game face on my good man, I believe I hear a fat lady singing!

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dsurfer Aug 24, 2011 Rating: 7

I hope he's actualy sitting on an extremley fast jet ski and is playing a brave variation of chicken

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ek224 Aug 24, 2011 Rating: 1

love this photo, keep coming back to look at it again!

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Younes Aug 24, 2011 Rating: 0

"Roll that shit, light that shit, smoke it!" (no offense Jake, big up to you if you're reading...)

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farscapes Aug 24, 2011 Rating: 3

Amongst all the raging screaming and fear in his brain you know there's a hopeful, sad little voice saying 'Go on, it's a little bit late but you CAN still make the drop'.

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BuzyG Aug 24, 2011 Rating: -4

I don't think so, but everyone loves a trier:)

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chris jones Aug 24, 2011 Rating: 3

HOLLY SHIT !!! rather him than me !!

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doobie mcshitlips Aug 24, 2011 Rating: -1

best shot in a while. how heavy is that especially with that background.

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Coelacanth Aug 23, 2011 Rating: 0

That is a big custard pie heading for his face.

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Coelacanth Aug 24, 2011 Rating: 0

Multiple attempts have been made to delete this hideous spam/commercial advertising 'reply' under my comment above. WHY IS DELETION BLOCKED IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE...and not with all other profile replies...ED? This same, chronic spam crap has been appearing all over the pic pages for days now, lately. WHY DOES MSW ADMIN ALLOW THIS TO CONTINUE?...Doesn't anyone...interns maybe...monitor the front page pics at all any more?...Jeezus Kee-rist!!!...COME ON ED!!!...Or SOMEONE with a pulse!!!

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rtyrtywerhy Aug 24, 2011 Rating: -4

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CustomisedSport Aug 23, 2011 Rating: -1

No WAy! I was looking at the background think it was snow capped mountain and that the pic was from somewhere else IS IT JUST ME THAT THOUGHT THAT? The look like mountains! WTF I hop that guy is stood up facing the opposite direction....and not lying down facing it :(

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. Aug 23, 2011 Rating: -1

OMG This pic is starting to give me nightmares!

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The Kookoo Aug 23, 2011 Rating: 3

ghdfghdfgj Get lost spamboy. You are ruining an awe inspiring moment for us all.

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ghdfghdfgj Aug 23, 2011 Rating: -12

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wavedave Aug 23, 2011 Rating: 2

Beam me up Scotty!

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Atoll79 Aug 23, 2011 Rating: 0

Easily the best photo I've seen on here

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Schlebach jnr Aug 23, 2011 Rating: 0

Haha..classic shot Nic. Pik Slang, sorry pal I know you got your pipes cleaned but that is just awesome:)

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yourhandisonmyleg Aug 23, 2011 Rating: 4

First thing that came to mind was the Japanese woodblock print The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Super shot.

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jerseyhowsit Aug 23, 2011 Rating: 3

I need an adult.

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RustyBok Aug 23, 2011 Rating: 0

Caryfish on the bottom? You dont say

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blowfish Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 0

check out the "Slab" in the background-Heavy water !!

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HOT SPUDS Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 2

When the wave breaks here, dont be here.

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Gogmagog Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 6

Fck me, thats like the best photo I've ever seen. The guy is going to get mashed, but he knows it and loves it anyway. Amazing

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galesurfer Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 1

Im not a praying man, but if your up there super man.............

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Dropin73 Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -2

looks like he's paddling away.......unless he can swim like donald duck he's had it

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the vanity project Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 0

Jake Colonic more like

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Dropin73 Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 2

There's nothing worse than being too far out unable to catch anything. this ones got a little more face

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Freestyling Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -2

I...love...this...picture!

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Dutchess Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 2

"It's BEHIND YOU!!!"

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lazerbullet Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -1

holy shit!

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NIB Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 0

WORMS??

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goofybwoiii123 Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 0

he's taking that on the noggin

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Mog Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -1

Monster

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dirk714 Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 0

wow.

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Potjiekos Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 1

Kolnik lives for duck diving.

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BuzyG Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 1

Wave "Ah now just come with me sir. I have a friend called Neptune and another called St Peter and they are just dying to meet you." Surfer "Is there a option B I can pick" Wave "What do you think?" Surfer "By Mom"

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archie69 Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 0

Some days you just know you should have stayed in bed.

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ewie4 Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 1

the guy is all like "why me?!"

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BigWavePullOut69 Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 3

PHOTO OF THE YEAR.

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Ogreeny Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 3

Is he on a ski or been towed in? I cant see any trace of his travels on the face of the wave! Looks odd but i think its safe to say if i was in his position i would have let a little poop slip out when looking back!!

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marc.T Aug 23, 2011 Rating: 0

look carefully

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compcomplex Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -1

Hold on tight Mr. Kolnik, you're in for a bumpy ride...

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bockymurphy Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -2

Photo of the year? ... Nuts!

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Guidrop Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -1

Sick!!!

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surflit Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -1

Look at that mountain in the background. Crazy!

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pelusaa Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -1

The Himalayas of the ocean..

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billyboy Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -2

Check this painting out - looks like the same wave - just need to superimpose the surfer !! http://andreas.com/hokusai.html

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Jim Birtwisle Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 1

I actually thought that was a mountain range in the background. To think there may be some big fish in there too! Balls of reinforced steel!

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surfrus Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 1

Oh my sack! You looking back to see the view of the BARREL? Skills SLANG! Charging hard with a wonky knee...

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Merici Sports CIC Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 0

He's gona have water flushing out of his nose for weeks!!!

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wind_chill07 Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -1

Poseidon: "What you say bout my little mermaid!!?"

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jugglia Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 2

"Oh sh*t", followed by "which way's up and how do I get there?"

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funnybunny1724 Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -1

WOW,i think thats a wave b hind him xD

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Sand Eater Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 0

In tight fetal position hold breath for a very long time - similar to kissing your ... goodbye. Anyone know if he lived to surf another wave?

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Foz Holidays Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 1

Poopy?

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sniperpaddy Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 1

I normally don't swear on MSW, but this guy looks fucked !!!

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greggybread Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 37

My rule of not weeing in my wetsuit would be ignored if I was him. In fact im pretty sure I'd shit in it too

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duck Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 5

Maybe he just wants to ride the whitewater... Great picture!!!

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markdbn Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 0

More here btw: http://www.wavescape.co.za/photos/featured-slideshows/mega-sessions.html

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ahinalu Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 1

#15 is a pretty nice shot

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MattyFNG Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -2

Ouch, that's got to have hurt... AWESOME pic...

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user89328 Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 2

Are they snow covered mountains in the background or waves?

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marty2000 Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -1

WHOOPS!!!

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sk Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 3

Dear sweet jesussss....... talk about wrong place wrong time !!!!

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wozthatyou.com Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 2

That's easily the best surf photo I have ever seen. I was at Hout Bay a few years back on a calm, pristine day. I had no idea it grew mountains in the winter. Awesome!

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spookrider Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 1

how do you say 'fucked' in south african?

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spookrider Oct 21, 2011 Rating: 1

and i'm tired of screwing your wife

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rickdajkflya Sep 11, 2011 Rating: 1

im sick of your comments

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spookrider Aug 23, 2011 Rating: 6

go to hout bay, straight through to the harbour, get a pwc, head out right to the seal colony, then at the rocks go left past the shark sanctuary, then as soon as your view on the horizon is blocked by walls of water, you know you've made it there.

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soutie Aug 23, 2011 Rating: -1

respect to the man though, how can anyone be there ?

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soutie Aug 23, 2011 Rating: -2

actually, it rhymes with couscous, but its not poespoes.

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Jack Glick Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -2

:)

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soutie Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 0

rubish, everyone knows they appear out of the ether :>(

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spookrider Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 6

you don't actually draw these smiley faces, it involves typing a secret combination on your keyboard and then they appear. out of nowhere. kinda like magic. really, i've seen it myself.

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soutie Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 0

you're a dutchman, you should have a clue. no ? well, here's one : "south african" isn't a language. (how dyou draw those smiley face things?)

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spookrider Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 2

poose?

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gemini Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 1

starts with a 'p' and rhymes with loose

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inky1980 Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 1

Gefok. He was probably thinking "now i'm fucked!" or "nou's ek gefok!"

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antnybeard Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 12

Focked

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spookrider Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 0

run forest, run!

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danemm Aug 22, 2011 Rating: 0

one of the sickest potd's I've seen on here in awhile..

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nicaragua365.com Aug 22, 2011 Rating: -2

Captures the moment perfectly, sick shot

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