seth johnson's photo of Pipeline & Backdoor

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Pipeline & Backdoor

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Pipeline & Backdoor

Date Taken: . 24550 page views since 31st October 2008.

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mitchyvas Dec 30, 2008 Rating: 2

hahahahah anytime. but why was that comment aimed at me just before when it wasnt going against what i said it was like with me.......

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mcnamara Dec 28, 2008 Rating: 0

why do they call this wave pipe?..... just kidding! sick photo, respect.

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tumalojim Dec 28, 2008 Rating: -1

Thanks Mitchyvas for the tip on Brandon Newton on You Tube. WOW. Think he has more sack than Mcdaddydumbshit? Just asking.Cheers

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Francois Bouwer Dec 15, 2008 Rating: 0

(To guy below)So there is only two bodyboarders in the world, that guy and another. But I agree, it doesn't matter, we all love waves, I just hate it when bodyboarders call bodyboarding surfing, it is like calling skateboarding rollerblading, sure you both use the road, you both have fun and do tricks and stuff, and you both have weels, but that still doesn't make it rollerblading. That doesn't mean either of them is better or worse, just different, and we should respect and embrace these differences, because that makes us unique and if everyone surfed, and never bodyboarded, that is an experience that you miss out on. We should all respect each others ways of having fun.

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mitchyvas Dec 9, 2008 Rating: 1

to whoever said that 0.1 percent of bodyboarders go were surfers dont obviously has never seen brendon newton. he makes up for at least 50 percent. i suggest u youtube the name kiddies. and this is cumin fromn a stand up to let u know.

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Doz Nov 24, 2008 Rating: 0

Hey Seth, SURFEDOUT.COM a UK shop website have stolen this pic for their home page...

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waterdog290 Nov 14, 2008 Rating: 1

what you guys are saying is bullshit. Who cares weather your standing or laying down. All that matters is getting shacked out of your mind and having fun. Nice picture though. Really pretty. Nice barrel. Yup. real good

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Lauritz Nov 11, 2008 Rating: 2

It's sad to see that an obviously great surf photo has been subject to the tiresome Surf/Boogie debate. I surf upright, and don't boogieboard. But if someone really enjoys sponging, who really cares? Isn't it really about getting stoked in whatever way makes you happy? And in the end, can't we just fucking appreciate a good photo of someone getting shacked?

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seth johnson Nov 9, 2008 Rating: 0

people have nothing better to do then talk stupid shit on these blogs or whatever.the closest you prob. get to really surfing is surfing the net. get a grip. damn.

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ak47 Nov 8, 2008 Rating: 39

Great Photo, shame there are a bunch of loosers polluting this page with their narrow minded views on whats meant to be a enjoyable past time for everyone who wants to get in the sea. Live and let live fools!!

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magicalmrmaccertron Nov 6, 2008 Rating: -2

this is crazy, its a simple fact that surfing is a sport and bodyboarding is for lazy people that cant be bothered to stand up. "we can go where surfers cant" sure you can but about 0.1% of you do, so respect to them but the rest of you are gay.

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Binger Photo Nov 6, 2008 Rating: 3

Stoke is stoke whether you're standing or laying down. Either way, its the same feeling of the ocean when its barreling over your head.

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joel-sessions Nov 6, 2008 Rating: -1

Epic photo! Shame about all the focus being on an argument between nobodies who'd rather bitch between themselves than appreciate this fine pic. Kudos to the photographer.

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Cranog_surf Nov 5, 2008 Rating: -1


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soutie Nov 5, 2008 Rating: 0

hear hear. give is a rest shorey, it is getting stale (fish).

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Seahog Nov 5, 2008 Rating: 1

This is bullshit! You've got a great picture like this to drool over and all you can do is bring the same old stale and stinking sponge/surf debate. If you drop in on someone, let go of your stick on a paddle out, surf in swimming areas, etc... You're a wanker. One day you'll fucking kill someone! Have some respect, oh and think of something else to talk about. I for one am bored.

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Big'n'Brown Nov 5, 2008 Rating: 0

Stand-up or bodyboard...... answer....... what ever makes you get the most fun out of riding waves. These boards are only tool to our trade and the felling we get from getting a monster pit for example is the same for everyone. Which leads me to the conclusion that this conversation has no relevance at all. With all the change at the moment in America from this election don’t you all think we should make a 'change' in the wave riding elections to?

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Shorey Nov 5, 2008 Rating: 1

surfing and bboarding are equally as rad. bboarders prefers heavy, steep waves, waves that would most likely snap a surfboard like a twig, that is why we bodyboard. Or at least that is why I bodyboard.

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Shorey Nov 5, 2008 Rating: 0

Have you ever thought that maybe the reason that professional surfing strives more than bodyboarding is hte fact that it has been around for like 40 years longer? If you think surfing is more radical then you obviously have never seen guys like Ryan Hardy, Jeff Hubbard and Brendan Newton ride, to name but a few. I have never seen a surfers do a backflip at 12ft pipe, have you?

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the dragon Nov 4, 2008 Rating: 15


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BLatimer Nov 4, 2008 Rating: -2

This guy is sooooooo deep and will still probably get out of it!!!!!! No way any sponger could be this deep and get out of something like that.

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sqirl Nov 4, 2008 Rating: 3

I dont see a booger anywhere in this photo. Although you could probably fit a couple more surfers and spongers in this pit. How the hell did this conversation shift to the oppression of boogers' rights. Boogers are people too, they just sit down to pee thats all. Papa chambo give the tit a break, MSW wouldn't spring for spell check and chances are that the tit didn't finish primary school.

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El Rey de las Olasl Nov 4, 2008 Rating: 1

Hey turtledood your right. surfing, bodyboarding, and body surfing are all different. But there is a reason why professional surfing thrives and professional bodyboarding struggles. That reason being surfing is more physically demanding, and able to be much more radical. Its not that impressive to see a guy pull out of a barrell laying on his stomache.

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turtledood Nov 4, 2008 Rating: 4

Why the hate for the bodyboard? I just don't get it. Surfing, bodyboarding and bodysurfing are all sweet for their own reasons. Try all three. Feel the stoke. Enjoy. See you in the water.

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Papa Chambo Nov 4, 2008 Rating: 2

I refer to the 'scene' I set out below 'magicalwhatthefuckever'.....I am not a body 'boarder' but would like to see you dropping in on a tight bunch of spongers surfing El Quemao in Lanzarote, thats if you even had the balls to paddle into it. Its because of 'surfers' like you there is so much aggression in the water......and learn to spell you ignorant tit.

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magicalmrmaccertron Nov 4, 2008 Rating: -3

sorry guys but im with macdaddy on this one. spongers should be dropped in on at all times. A question to the spongers: do you guys surf? il set the schene. a yound spongers says "hey mum, im just off out for a 'surf'" in reply the spngers mum would propbably reply "are you timmy, or are you going to head down the beach and kook around on that peace of sponge". basically bodyborders rank up there with goatboaters. peacex

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israelboy Nov 3, 2008 Rating: 1

this pro surfer used his knowledge of gay sex to male dock his way into this pit, ken bradshaw might be the only gay pro surfer around he needs more time at pipe, but he loves sunset and hot guys

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El Rey de las Olasl Nov 3, 2008 Rating: 2

wow you sure told me sambo

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sambo56 Nov 3, 2008 Rating: 16

El Rey de las Olas you seem to slag off bodyboarders (I have seen your comments on other photos)and then get a negative response. Who cares what you think you aint gonna change anything!

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Papa Chambo Nov 3, 2008 Rating: -4

PS, I love the sun in this shot. The whole sun shining through the lip thing is a winner every time. Especially in a location and a wave like this. Very nice to look at as winter pulls in on us here in the UK. Thanks.

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Papa Chambo Nov 3, 2008 Rating: 2

Poor Macdaddy was a bit trigger happy with the piss taking earlier and got punished for it including a complete summary of surfing from 'stale fish'....not quite sure who's benefit that was for though, but very entertaining all the same.....Anyway, I digress: I have seen poor spongers not getting the respect on many an occasion, though more notably at Noosa Heads where they are practically ignored by the old school boys on longboards. I think its about different generations and having understanding of the ways in which different people enjoy surfing. Its also sadly about majorities. If you go out to a break with a tight pack of, lets say, spanish body boarders holding the peak, a stand up surfer would not be so quick then to start dropping in left right and charlie.

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seth johnson Nov 3, 2008 Rating: 3

this shot with canon 30d w/ tokina fisheye 10-17 @10mm. the lens is great. the camera is lame. i don't like the canon low end digital cameras. i like canon 1d mark 2n and eos 3 film camera with motor drive.

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surfernova Nov 3, 2008 Rating: 38

Nice Shot! Can you fill us in on the equipment you use? Do you sell your shots on a website anywhere?

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soutie Nov 2, 2008 Rating: 14

the fishy comments are getting a bit stale

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Sunam007 Nov 2, 2008 Rating: 1

Absolute perfection !!!!!

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El Rey de las Olasl Nov 2, 2008 Rating: 19

Im with you macdaddy. SPongers shouldnt be allowed on real waves like pipe. Give them the 10 foot beach pound down the beach...

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WA Nov 2, 2008 Rating: -1

snatch the angle and the rest takes care of itself! wicked 5++ shot bro!!

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Raggy Nov 2, 2008 Rating: 2

yeah thats a bit awesome

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locoparasurf Nov 2, 2008 Rating: 1

magnifique! thanks for sharing.

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bazza Nov 2, 2008 Rating: -6

Macdaddy of winding people up. Good stuff mate! Keep it up.

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StormChaser Nov 2, 2008 Rating: 0

No1 should drop in on any 1,flid lid or stick....but i aint surfing a wave with 10 people and a sponger...comprenda?....north coast waves always crowded.....better off surfing waves like pipe...on a big day!...away from the idiots and dumb azzes..PIPELINE is an awsome wave.....gd pics n1.

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MantaWave Nov 2, 2008 Rating: 3

Well. Let's not bring zinc cream into it kernowbysvyken. Probably saved me nostrils when I was a kid.

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capesurfer Nov 2, 2008 Rating: 13

This is a great shot! I can't believe he makes it! I was wondering... do people who shoot these type of shots go over the falls alot for their efforts? Seems to me that they're walking a knnifes edge when shooting these...

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seth johnson Nov 2, 2008 Rating: 2

yes he makes this wave.

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Shorey Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 12

puurrrrfection, have to get there one day.

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Ogreeny Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 17

Hey guys, macdaddy is a troll. He writes shit on loads of great pics to try and get people all worked up. Just ignore him and he will slide back into his dark basement where he will resort to playing with himself. Take pitty on the poor freak! Mummy didnt give him the love he wanted!

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soutie Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 0

freaky colour effects on this pic. must be the sun scorching into the lens. i know zip about photos but this one puts you right in it. top shot; cheers bru. mc daddy, I know less about pipeline but maybe you got the wrong swell direction etc...NEVER drop in DELIBERATELY, should be shot. some spongers are amazing, there is a dude where I surf who makes sections that axe us ... deeeep _________whohehehaha mucho respectos muchachos

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much-of-a-muchness Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 2

Whoohoo, agro comments. Great shot but did he make it?

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captain hook Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 3

macdaddy dropped some bait and it got taken...

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stale fish Nov 1, 2008 Rating: -6

Yo man Macdady needs to check himself. Surfing is the ultimate spontaneous natural medium. Whether it be a mushy close out afternoon or a hollow glassy ledgy wave...There is one thing for sure. Groms needs to stay in check. Groms are groms for a reason. They need to accept that it takes time to smack the lip dig in your rail, cutback, spray the lineup, lean back on your traction pad...stall and form your body into the barrel. Once in the barrel you are going to need to pump..hard. This stuff doesn't happen overnight. If you get closed out...You are going to be caught inside. GET USED TO IT!!! Take one on the head. Duck dive or if long boarding turn-turtle. Your leash is your lifeline. If you get sucked over the falls just let yourself go. Follow your leash up to the surface. When the shi'% hits the fan "keep paddling" take another on the head. I didn't write the book..... but I live by it.

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wulf wulfson Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 1

blue sky, sun and wind, lovly waves! ... who is macdaddy? read his comments and you know his age and what he´s doing all day. have fun in surf ... anyway I think two people on one wave and a "sorry" is better than an unridden wave ... but take care for youself and your chum

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cjones Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 1

macdaddy - you seem a bit of a moron to me (and, by the looks of it, a few others). You don't seem to get it do you - if you drop in on anyone, apologise and try not to do it again (whatever they are riding, especially when you are in their country). With regards to his VW, it's probably a ready done up splitty, didn't spend hundreds of hours welding, sanding, spraying - no soul - just arshole!

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theman Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 2

macdaddy - typical pommie surfer wannabe!!!! I would also like to meet you in the water, wait hold on, rather in the car park after seeing you in the water!!!! get the fuck out the water if you dont know how to treat fellow wave riders!!! FACE!!!!

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Tornillo Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 2

This is the reason ......viva el suuuurffff....!!!!

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bluemark Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 1

maccdaddy read the caption, if you got nothing GOOD to say then stfu. all your comments are negitive, we dont need your type around here.....or anywhere. awesome shot by the way

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kernowbysvyken Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 2

Macdaddy, you're obviously a wanker. 'Pipelines shit' - no you're a cock. 'I dropped in on a sponger and everyone got pissy' - I honestly hope I see you in the water just to get the chance to teach you some manners. Let me guess, you are sat at home infront of a PC, wearing a Quiksilver t-shirt and even though its November, you probably have zinc cream on as well. You also probably have a VW transporter/beetle/combi, surf Fistral loads, have a top of the range wettie and a great board, but you are useless as you obviously don't know what you are doing.

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danglyn Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 4

Macdaddy you are obviously a kook if you drop in on ANYONE at Pipeline, regardless of whether they're on a tray or a stick, i'm surprised you didn't get a good old fashioned beatdown. what a tit to go on Magicseaweed and show off about dropping in a sponger. sick pic by the way

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macdaddy Nov 1, 2008 Rating: -20

i surfed pipeline, it was rubbish. all the waves i got closed out and I dropped in on a sponger (standard) and everyone got all pissy??? its a bodyboarder, they dont count...sheesh...whos with me?!!!

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Spongerdudette Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 3

Great shot, looks like paradise, would love to be there

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Ogreeny Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 13

Because such perfection comes at a price,.... crowds! But you are right, squammy, about how good it looks! Maybe if we work together we could come up with a story to scare people off!!

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Mookmook Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 1

WOW!!! Looks sike a slice of hardcore heaven =)

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Squammy1220 Nov 1, 2008 Rating: 7

nice shot....why don't i live there?