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George Karbus's photo of Lahinch - Shit Creek

Bottlenose Dolphin surfing

Average rating of 4.81 from 454 votes

Lahinch - Shit Creek

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > Ireland > Lahinch - Shit Creek

Date Taken: . 69556 page views since 9th January 2011.

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Willy Foo Foo. Nov 4, 2011 Rating: 4

love the photo, heaps lucky to get something like that.

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Paul Ogilvie Jul 30, 2011 Rating: 8

was surfing yesterday at rossnowlagh a few hours up the road. Was a pumping day with the sun splitting the stones. I was paddling back out after just after catching a wave and two bottlenose dolphins were surfing the unbroken face of the wave. The sun was hitting the face of the wave making it crystal clear, (i could have reached out and touched them). most beautiful sight i have seen surfing. Makes me sick when these awesome animals are being held in captivity and even killed as "trophies".

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Landlocked Jun 15, 2011 Rating: 6

Did he take this photo on Porpoise?

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b0ngman May 16, 2011 Rating: 3

If i lived 10 lifetimes as a photographer and managed to take this photo I would be content

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willjones95 Apr 14, 2011 Rating: 4

i dont know if i've ever seen such a good photo of sea life :O

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justwishing Feb 26, 2011 Rating: 4

or is it a purpoise?

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sniperpaddy Mar 8, 2011 Rating: 2

Read the comments first before asking unnecessarily inane questions :) In fact, try reading the title first. It's Dusty the Dolphin.

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amber leshae Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 2

gorgeous photo!

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Croydec Jan 16, 2011 Rating: 2

thats a beautiful photo

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Ragdahl Photography Jan 16, 2011 Rating: -2

If I was ever looking for dolphins, the last place I would think to look is "Shit Creek".

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Sunspot Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 0

Nice work Karbus, had a peep at your site, I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in Marine photography.., thanks.

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'iano' Jan 13, 2011 Rating: 2

unreal! check out the photos of aileens and rileys on the web site.

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chilling enthusiast Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 0

Agreed, great shots all around.

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evanisthebest Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 0

If i was the camera man i would of instantly thought it was a shark and faint..

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Francois Bouwer Jan 16, 2011 Rating: -1

If I was a photographer and I thought it was a shark, I'd keep filming, as no-one has ever seen a surfing shark...

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Spongerdudette Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 0

Haha, wise words Mel...wise words +1 :)

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Mel in Florida Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 7

Then it would be a wise decision to never go into that profession

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surfjunkie94 Jan 11, 2011 Rating: -2

yup thats dusty!! he/she goes to spanish point and white strand aswell :)

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LeBigKahuna Jan 30, 2011 Rating: 0

Heard dusty was sick there last summer. Never saw him about and lads that saw him said he was covered in sores. wonder what happened him

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Mel in Florida Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 0

Dusty is a silly name for an animal who could never gather dust :P

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Mel in Florida Jan 11, 2011 Rating: -1

Shit creek?? Is this a real place?! well, BEAUTIFUL picture! I love dolphins, they're so pretty :)

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irish_seaweed Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 0

Remember goin to catch a wave and 2 Porpoises rode on it with me. Scared the shit out of me a first.

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zeleneye Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 0

Truly beautiful shot. Is it Dusty? She butted me once and since I have always been pretty scared to see her in the water.

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USAFsurfer May 26, 2011 Rating: 1

seems to me she's swimming up Shit's Creek

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zeleneye Jan 17, 2011 Rating: -1

I know Dusty. I have swum with her in Fanore (where she butted me) and surfed with her in Lahinch and Spanish Point. I was just wondering if this was her.

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sniperpaddy Jan 11, 2011 Rating: -1

She seems to move between Fanore and Lahinch.

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Freestyling Jan 11, 2011 Rating: -1

This is phenomenom a nom a nom nom nom nom

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spongerDK Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 2

One of the wonders of ireland. you see a fin and you DONT instantly thing "Oh Got, I'm gona get et"

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andsowedrifttogether Jan 11, 2011 Rating: -3

talk about living the life.

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eduardo.com.au Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 0

Very nice picture! 10/10

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^*^WALES^*^ Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 0

Actually lush good shot mate ☺☺☺☺

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Suck you Focrates Jan 10, 2011 Rating: -11

Shit creek... The dolphin was probably tacking a dump

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Mel in Florida Jan 14, 2011 Rating: 0

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OH MY GOD! HAHHHHH HA HA HA HA LOL HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHISODNG[OWEM EJSFNLQWNFL

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frontside freddy Jan 13, 2011 Rating: 0

so are you sweetheart. now back to the kitchen!

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Mel in Florida Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 0

wow. your funny..

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Seán_Rusty Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 0

Dusty ripn it up!!!

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frontside freddy Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 0

natural beuty at its finest, simply awesome.

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SurfTaiwan.com Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 0

Boom, boom - good one DB. Smart and succinct :)

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sdfjkljklsh Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 17

... and just when I was questioning whether or not there is a porpoise in life

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Will Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 3

Shot of the Day? Shot of the Year!

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^*^WALES^*^ Jan 10, 2011 Rating: -18

rate up if you thought it was a shark from the homepage

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Senkoe Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 2

rate me down

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frontside freddy Jan 10, 2011 Rating: -1

you're dumb

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sdfjkljklsh Jan 10, 2011 Rating: -2

Dude asking for ups will get you negatives almost as fast as saying boogie boarding is easy.

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Chris Helland Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 1

That's the best duck dive I have ever seen!

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Younes Jan 10, 2011 Rating: -1

Get yourself glasses Chris, it's a dolphin dude

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Younes Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 0

Get yourself glasses dude!

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Coelacanth Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 2

I've been UP shit creek a few times...probably a different one...and nooooo, not with a SUP either...I never had a paddle ANY of those times...Never knew it was surfable...and even had dolphins...where it emptied out.

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Coelacanth Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 0

I've been UP shit creek a few times...probably a different one...and nooooo, not with a SUP either(paddle allusion)...Never knew it was surfable...and even had dolphins...where it emptied out.

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Coelacanth Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 0

I've been UP shit creek a few times...probably a different one...and nooooo, not with a SUP either(paddle allusion)...Never knew it was surfable...or had a dolphin population.

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coledizz Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 1

Why is this place called shit creek? Dosent look very shity to me

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sniperpaddy Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 2

Nope. That names went in early before surfing took off in Ireland. It's called Shit Creek because it's at a river mouth, there's a rip and it's the only beach area to surf when the tide's in. Shit choices really :) I do not believe there is any untreated sewage released into this river.

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Rob Radford Jan 11, 2011 Rating: 1

I'm going to call it Magic Dolphin Creek from now on. I vote that you are the official MSW spot namer.

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coledizz Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 0

good call....

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Coelacanth Jan 10, 2011 Rating: -2

It's all about marketing these days fella...If it was actually named something like...oh let's just say...'Magic Dolphin Creek'...someone would instantly build a surf camp/resort there...and then there'd go the neighborhood for the 'still enchanting I'm sure' locals.

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Liquid Cave Dweller Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 2

Great shot! There is nothing like watching dolphins surf in person. They rip! They have amazing ability to stay in just the right spot.

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Coelacanth Jan 13, 2011 Rating: 0

Tandem surfing?

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sqirl Jan 13, 2011 Rating: 3

.....ask joggly

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soutie Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 6

how can a dolphin surf in person?

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AWNEX77 Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 1

that's because they're swimming the whole time...very quickly.

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ipdegirl Jan 10, 2011 Rating: -1

amazing capture!!! the light is fantastic, the dolphin is beautiful.

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GreenTeam Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 0

WOW! Unreal.

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fido dido Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 1

incredible

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tjo Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 1

the best part about surfing alone is sharing the lineup

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Coelacanth Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 2

It's not always dolphins out there in the line up with you. "...You got fins to the left...fins to the right...and you're the only bait in town..." Jimmy Buffet & 'Fins'...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCyuYPwI_1o

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Oriel surfer Jan 10, 2011 Rating: -1

Fantastic....one of the best pics ever on the site

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Schweizer Surfboards Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 1

WOW, that is definately one of the best shots I've ever seen. Excellent work.

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bazza Jan 10, 2011 Rating: -1

Dolphins are gay sharks. Everyone knows that.

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Oriel surfer Jan 12, 2011 Rating: -1

I've no problem with gay sharks...as long as they don't try anything on me.....

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Smoothboo Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 1

yeah, sharks get a really bad name...

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tjo Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 17

....not that there's anything wrong with that...

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midnightwolf Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 1

wow... just wow. Beautiful picture.

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barnaclehead Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 1

Much respect! a top photo. checked out some of your other shots and they get even better.

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SurfTaiwan.com Jan 10, 2011 Rating: 22

You spend ages underwater trying to line up a perfect underwater barrel shot . . . then a bloody photo-hogging dolphin suddenly swims into the scene - curse you Flipper!

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