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CarpeWave's photo of Off-The-Wall

"The calm before the storm" - Thanks Kim! Rider: Ron McAdams

Average rating of 4.68 from 155 votes

Off-The-Wall

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Off-The-Wall

Date Taken: 23rd January 2011. 24856 page views since 30th January 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
8.5ft 14s 310.87° 0.4ft 11s   10 15 mph Mostly Sunny 77°f
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Abdellah_Weld-Nass Feb 20, 2011 Rating: 0

I like this picture (:

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Mr.villa Feb 6, 2011 Rating: 0

The ups and the downs of riding a wave...

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frankthetank Feb 6, 2011 Rating: 0

how does a booger fall off his board??

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JO MAMA Feb 5, 2011 Rating: 0

"Airborn Speedbump"

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Frankfurt Feb 5, 2011 Rating: 4

I dont think he is going to make it!!

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Arctic10101 Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 0

OCCUPATIONAL HAZZARD

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chenson Feb 4, 2011 Rating: -1

i cant see the picture but the comments read like there is a boogie boarder screwing up a ride. awesome. how about a "drop knee"? only half as gay is still gay.

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potato-head assasination Feb 4, 2011 Rating: -1

Do a barrel roll!!!!

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Duvet-san Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 0

Its a fix! Do you expect us to believe this? No-one under the age of 50 is called 'Ron'!

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Portpipe Feb 4, 2011 Rating: -2

turn the dial to programme 4 and press start, a much easier way to wash your kacks

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Francois Bouwer Feb 3, 2011 Rating: -2

Typical sponger, always doing barrel rolls.

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Dicer Feb 3, 2011 Rating: 3

*FINISH HIM!*

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surfinnonstop Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 1

its like the shot from the movie " surfs up " !

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take it for granted? - never Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 2

Tubular ... Hell ?

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Joltanyun Feb 2, 2011 Rating: -2

No leash either. C ya later board. HELLMAN

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stoked247 Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 0

Haa, love it, great shot, and good effort from the charger!

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Thorpedo Feb 2, 2011 Rating: -1

om nom nom nom

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Gaby O Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 0

Nice wipeout!!!!!!

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Ragdahl Photography Feb 2, 2011 Rating: -2

Such an intense moment!

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appleZac Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 0

what a photo!! Carpe man... i knew it was yours the moment i saw it. It's all about the timing sir and you have it. Complete standout.

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durbanboyuk Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 2

"I knew I shoulda gone left"

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poontang Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 0

sucks to be him

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surf9837 Feb 2, 2011 Rating: -5

hate to say it but thats what spongers get for saying it takes more skill than surfing

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jimjamborey Feb 4, 2011 Rating: -1

dont take the piss mate, dropknee is just half of surfing. if dropknee-ers werent complete kooks theyd stand up properly but to do that they'd need a longer board so they'd just be surfing.

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Sunspot Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 3

comparing spongers with surfers is like comparing big-wave riding to airs, there's no point, get over it already.

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Francois Bouwer Feb 3, 2011 Rating: -3

Very true, I've seen a bodyboarder get a deeper barrel on DK than I've ever had on a surfboard, and I've had some good barrels before.

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CarpeWave Feb 3, 2011 Rating: 0

My stance is the same as all of yours so why are we arguing? It doesn't matter what you're riding, just respect everyone and no worries. Ron McAdams rushes crazy stuff. He was in the Clark Little video dropping into 5 foot slabs breaking onto dry sand. I just don't like it when people comment and it is taking the stereotypical negative tone of talking bad about body boarders. I don't claim to rush huge waves, but these guys are rushing waves that are freaking giant mutant slabs into a few feet of water. I mean people die and break their backs doing this stuff, so I just respect the hell out of them for being so fearless. That was Andre Botha, a world champion body boarder that paddled out at the morning they were thinking of doing the Eddie. He dropped into a huge closeout slab and MSW didn't even acknowledge him in their "called off Eddie" article. The worst part of the whole situation is that it seems like most of the bad talking of body boarders comes from people that don't even really charge?! So what do they know anyways? At the bottom of the barrel are these pro athletes doing 540 drop knees and 720 prone airs and there are very few of them actually getting paid. That's BS. There's plenty of respected surfers that can make a living doing the pro surfing tour, but there's no body boarders really surviving off winning contests and getting paid by their sponsors. All this BS directed at body boarders has removed all funding from big sponsors, yet these guys are rushing Pipe that's closing out at 10 feet and no surfers are out. I think they deserve every bit the same respect as surfers and I think that it is unfortunate that the industry is the way it is.

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Joltanyun Feb 2, 2011 Rating: -1

fair call. Ever heard of Dropknee though? Now that shits harder than surfing. That's for sure!

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surf9837 Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 0

i said i hate to say it because i didn't want to start a big argument...and i'm just a little annoyed because ive been told numerous times by bodyboarders that its "harder than surfing." i personally don't care what you ride as long as its fun to you. it just feels kinda nice to see a sponger take a surfing type bail every once in a while

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CarpeWave Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 6

If you "hate to say it" maybe that's your brain telling you to not say it. This is what body boarders get because this is what they ride. You come drop this shore break on your surf board....and I'll be happy to shoot it!! And I won't give you any flack for talking crap too.

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somewhere_south Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 2

mate whichever sponger comes up with 'it's tougher than surfing' needs their head read. patently not true, but on the flipside doesn't mean that sponging is any less a sport - it's all surfing after all (or air drops, as it turns out!)

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Jim Beam Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 3

Either that or sponging's more difficult than you give them credit for.

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Matt Wright Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 3

He's definitely off the wall!

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BLat Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 11

"Do a barrel roll!" -Star Fox

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StoatFaceLanust Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 1

hahaha.... the only disadvantage, like you said, living amongst the pasty munching inbreds haha... :)

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StoatFaceLanust Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 0

hahaha.... the only disadvantage, like you said, living amoungst the inbreds haha... :)

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StoatFaceLanust Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 0

the only disadvantage is, like you said, living amoungst the inbreds haha... :)

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Ball bingo Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 1

I would give up my googling skills any day to live that near to Sennen/Gwenvor.....lucky sod

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StoatFaceLanust Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 0

Haha…. I like it “pointy faced pant sniffer”, might actually change me screen name to that… But it would seem that you might have missed most of school since they teach you commas and not to use capital letters in the middle of sentences in years 3 and 4... Good attempt at wit, but does sound pretty homoerotic! And for the record, Lanust maybe well be incestuous, but definitely not a town, a village at most :) But full marks for your Googling skills though!

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StoatFaceLanust Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 0

haha... i have to give it to you, you'r comments did me laugh a lot... Mine actually change my screen name to Pointy Nosed Panty Sniff.. And for the record Lanust maybe well be insestuous, but definitely not a town, a village at most :) But full marks for your Googling skills though!

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Ball bingo Feb 6, 2011 Rating: 0

Oooohhhh....who are you, his boyfriend? Talking of irony again though, if my 'screen name' was Andy Irons's pants then you would be right but sadly Stoaty you missed your chance (or the last 2 years of school). Anyway, if your screen name is anything to go by your comments are a bit rich coming from a pointy faced pant sniffer from the most insestuous town in Cornwall :)

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StoatFaceLanust Feb 6, 2011 Rating: 1

I'm pretty sure it's a joke.... nevertheless, its quite ironic you commenting on this since your screen name is a dead man's underwear, quite gay in itself! :)

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david puddy Feb 6, 2011 Rating: 0

i am me

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Ball bingo Feb 5, 2011 Rating: -1

So it's not you in the picture.....you've got a picture of another topless man you don't know as your profile picture....you are gay

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BoroGTI Feb 5, 2011 Rating: 0

someone with a picture of a bender from a reality tv show as his picture calling someone else a nobody? feel the Irony! although you wouldent get irony would ya?

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potato-head assasination Feb 4, 2011 Rating: -1

haha i totally didnt read the comments before i posted ^^^^^^

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StoatFaceLanust Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 1

That's the Motherfreaking Situation... everyone should know him! haha

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david puddy Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 0

whats with yours ya nobody

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Ball bingo Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 4

Hey Snitch, why have you got a picture of yourself with no top on for your profile...are you gay?

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david puddy Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 0

-Peppy

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jdenial Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 0

They told him to stay super high and tight in the tube... Uh ohhh

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jwh Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 0

In barrel rodeo flip!

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jwh Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 0

In barrel rodeo flip!

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jwh Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 0

In barrel rodeo flip!

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Spoogy Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 1

"and I'll leave my teeth right,,, there!"

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oc-nj Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 0

Machine wash.....Tumble Dry???? great pic!

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Cold Water Surfer Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 2

Superb, talk about right place, right time for the photog, no so sure about the surfer though. Best shot on MSW this year by miles. +5

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chineseyes....(who you calling a muppet!!!) Feb 1, 2011 Rating: -1

love this shot!!! thanks tyler!!!...super stoked

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swwl Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 1

my spider sense is telling me something..... someone is in trouble.... oh shit.....its me!

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Tequila Sunrise Feb 1, 2011 Rating: -1

Carpewave....the fly on the wall....catchin the fly in the ointment.

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spookrider Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 5

bet he makes it.

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tjo Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 3

off the wall at off the wall!!! perfect timing! (rider might not agree but...)

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Scott Jan 31, 2011 Rating: -1

Awesome shot Carpe :) well done.

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