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Andrew Deming's photo of Waimea Bay

Kelly Slater committed. The Eddie.

Average rating of 4.77 from 384 votes

Waimea Bay

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Waimea Bay

Date Taken: 9th December 2009. 35025 page views since 21st October 2010.

Big Wave Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
15.5ft 15s 326.96°     9
mph
Clear 73°f
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surftillithurts Nov 5, 2010 Rating: 0

And in his youth he was shit scared of big waves, terrified by Pipe but conquered the fear. Face your fears, live your dreams. AND....Pammy was drippin wet too

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Oeuf Bon Oct 28, 2010 Rating: 0

Massive stones

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appleZac Oct 28, 2010 Rating: 0

sick! that looks a tough drop to make

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bluetorch Oct 27, 2010 Rating: 2

I need this picture at 1980x1080 pixels to set it up as my wallpaper. It's sick!!!

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barnybridge Oct 27, 2010 Rating: 1

The man is quite simply a legend

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ollyb uk Oct 27, 2010 Rating: 2

feck! didnt realise slater charged that hard. RESPECT

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Coelacanth Oct 28, 2010 Rating: 0

He's from Florida too, y'know!

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Shorey Oct 28, 2010 Rating: 0

Me too, I thought all those pics of him doing insane moves and scoring insane barrels were photoshopped, silly me hey?

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harveylegend Oct 27, 2010 Rating: 1

Really!

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John Carden Oct 27, 2010 Rating: 2

Great shot of an insane moment- you scored. A photog's dream to catch that magic. Slater is so dialed in- he is one of the great athletes of all time.

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sampurgavie Oct 26, 2010 Rating: 1

unreal!

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asix Oct 26, 2010 Rating: 4

i think thats bigger than all the waves ive ever ridded put together.

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longboarder1964 Oct 26, 2010 Rating: 0

Kelly Slater proving he really has some huge nuts. Respect!!! I can't see him making it though, does anyone know?

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Waverider49 Oct 26, 2010 Rating: 2

And I meant to say, absolutely blindin' shot mate. Deffo the photo of the week!

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Waverider49 Oct 26, 2010 Rating: 1

Wow!! Really looks like he's gonna wipe. The board's outta the water and everything. Full marks to Kelly, the man's a feckin genius!

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Andrew Deming Oct 26, 2010 Rating: 1

He made it.

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Reillser Oct 25, 2010 Rating: 1

Absolutely amazing shot, could be one of my favorites of all time, the way he's just trimmed and gunning for it! Any chance you're going to sell off some prints?

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zackwassmacked Oct 25, 2010 Rating: 1

awesome

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Baboon Barrels Oct 25, 2010 Rating: 1

That is one massive plank under his feet!

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Cold Water Surfer Oct 25, 2010 Rating: 3

This is getting ridiculous, why the +1 votes, what's wrong with this, tossers!

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some of the gear... Oct 24, 2010 Rating: 1

At this place and on a wave like that I think you'll find that black and white hooped shorts are appropriate!

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k7buoy Oct 26, 2010 Rating: 2

Ha Ha ... we have got a saying ... Go Full Noll when it gets big.

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sam colborne Oct 24, 2010 Rating: 4

eddie would have gone

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Inglorious Landlocked Basterd Oct 25, 2010 Rating: 1

ahahah GOOD ONE xP

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david puddy Oct 24, 2010 Rating: 0

right coast baby

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Nick Webb Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 1

"THE MASTER" at Work ...or is that play for him ?

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DoAPooAndGambole Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 2

has anyone said CHARGING

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deano Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 2

rail and tail......!!! gonna get his 10th!!

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CaptainGoodVibes-SuperPig Oct 29, 2010 Rating: 0

My thoughts were from a while ago. I saw Kelly in Franec 1992, man-on-man. maybe 8-10` beach break and they couldn`t get out over.. Speaks volumes about France only.

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CaptainGoodVibes-SuperPig Oct 26, 2010 Rating: 1

All so true. I used to think he`d never surf in this type of contest but over the years he has improved in so many ways. How is that possible when he was already the best?

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Inglorious Landlocked Basterd Oct 25, 2010 Rating: 2

Everyone agrees that he deserves it !! What a hero... youngest AND soon oldest world champ .. Not only the greatest surfer of all time, but maybe also the greatest athlete of all time .. Even "our" Roger Federer (greatest of all time in his discipline) has not accomplished the half of what Kelly has done. Thanks for bringing us loads of inspiration Kelly !

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Superhands Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 1

That's what it's all about.

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Ben H Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 1

Greg Knoll moment... Both legends! Fair play Kelly charges on any size board, any size surf!

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Foz Holidays Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 3

magical

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diogodorey Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 2

Ok Ed, THIS IS A GO!!!!!!!! Photo of the week with no crying from anyone!

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BuzyG Oct 24, 2010 Rating: 1

Was worth it. Thanks form all.

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Andrew Deming Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 3

Thanks all. Had to climb sharp lava and time set waves to get to the spot where I shot this.

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groundsweller Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 0

Super classic moment. The quintessential big wave, rider, and board beautifully and masterfully captured for an instant, yet reminding us of a longer and more dynamic experience.

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wave-os Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 0

He is one with the ocean...Big waves or small waves...Any part of the world...He will manage to take the most of every single wave...Am I in love with Kelly Slater???...That means that I'm g.ay???

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The Rage Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 9

No jetskis needed on this one.. Just experience and raw worldclass talent

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liamtodd55 Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 1

Amazing!

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liamtodd55 Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 0

Amazing!

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the vanity project Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 0

full on

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I love beef curtains me !! Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 1

+ MACH 10

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Thesurfninja Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 1

Good position for this awesome shot!

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Get Joggly Oct 23, 2010 Rating: -1

Ps Dope2Nope ! Reminds me of my bumper sticker "Only users lose drugs" : )

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Get Joggly Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 0

+10 !

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