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awkwardsituationist:

"waves are not measured in feet and inches, but in increments of fear." — buzzy trent, big wave surfing pioneer

pe’ahi, known colloquially as jaws, is home to one of the largest surf breaks in the world, with waves reaching heights of sixty feet (some even twice that). before laird hamilton (third photo) came up with tow in surfing, this reef break, located on maui’s north shore, was inaccessible to surfers.

when wiping out at places like jaws, where the water is deep, a breaking wave can push fallen surfers fifty feet below the surface, causing their eardrums to burst from the water pressure. they also risk drowning from oncoming waves crashing down on them before they can reorient themselves from the violent underwater spinning and swim to the surface for air.

you can watch garrett mcnamara (second and seventh photos), who in january of 2013 surfed a record setting 98 foot wave at nazare, talk about how scared he was to first surf jaws, and how he caught his most memorable wave there. (he also explains how the toilet helps him surf better.)

photos by (click pic) the sixth element, ron dahlquistdiego velascoandrew chisholmsean howeran eagle in your mind, david pu’usofie loucamark healey waterman and fred pompermayer(previous surfing posts)

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wnderlst:

Chilliwack, Canada | Adam Graves

wnderlst:

Chilliwack, Canada | Adam Graves
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wnderlst:

Washington | D. Eugene Lee

wnderlst:

Washington | D. Eugene Lee
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flowerling:

Swan | MasterWillems
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iowacountrygirl712:

me when i get caught in the cookie jar

iowacountrygirl712:

me when i get caught in the cookie jar

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umq:

Australia :: (Ran Weizman)

umq:

Australia :: (Ran Weizman)

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wowtastic-nature:

High Light by  Ryan Dyar on 500px.com (Original Size - Height: 900px - Width: 600px)

wowtastic-nature:

High Light by Ryan Dyar on 500px.com
(Original Size - Height: 900px - Width: 600px)

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drxgonfly:

Thanksgiving point flowers (by kiwishinshuu)

drxgonfly:

Thanksgiving point flowers (by kiwishinshuu)

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plasmatics-life:

Vagabond ~ By Michał Mierzejewski
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matsvri:

DSC_2769 ✕ carl.s.zhang

matsvri:

DSC_2769 ✕ carl.s.zhang

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mistymorningme:

Family Hug by Andrew Schoeman
Botswana, Africa
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de-preciated:

Myrtle Falls at Sunset (by Oilfighter) 
We made an attempt to Mt Rainier National Park for some wild flowers. Unfortunately, we struck out on the flowers. The sky however, was looking great during the sunset. After the light faded, we packed up, and headed down the mountain. As we hiked down, the clouds started to show some color again. Then as we got close to this waterfall, the sky really lit up.
 
 
I quickly rushed down to the view point and setup the camera. The “2nd sunset” lasted just a few minutes, and quickly faded away. By then it was so late that my wife and I were the only 2 people left on the mountain. A interesting way to finish the day for sure.

de-preciated:

Myrtle Falls at Sunset (by Oilfighter)
We made an attempt to Mt Rainier National Park for some wild flowers. Unfortunately, we struck out on the flowers. The sky however, was looking great during the sunset. After the light faded, we packed up, and headed down the mountain. As we hiked down, the clouds started to show some color again. Then as we got close to this waterfall, the sky really lit up.
 
 
I quickly rushed down to the view point and setup the camera. The “2nd sunset” lasted just a few minutes, and quickly faded away. By then it was so late that my wife and I were the only 2 people left on the mountain. A interesting way to finish the day for sure.
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mistymorningme:

秋の高山線 by Tatsuro Sekido

mistymorningme:

秋の高山線 by Tatsuro Sekido

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