[pov] Re: Incredible -- Waves of Hawaii

  • From: John Sage <jsage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pov@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 18:16:33 -0800

Rondi Lightmark wrote:
Any guesses how this guy survives?!!

Having surfed for over 15 years before I moved up here in the mid-70's I'd answer your question by saying "it is only water, after all".

I'd bet he just curls up in a ball, holds his breath, and waits...

The extreme size and power of the Waimea Bay shore break is renowned world-wide, but surfers trying to get out into the lineup have to get through it, and get through it they do.

I think it's the seventh photo down that gives a sense of the scale we're talking about (at least for that one photo): note the little figure off in the distance, and consider that it's certainly an adult.


As to the photos themselves, all I can say is "Wow!"

Utterly stunning.


- John
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