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Giant Pacific Swell

It is uncommon to see swells this big hit the west coast of North America. But with bigger waves in the forecast, a tight nit group of us decided to venture off...
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It is uncommon to see swells this big hit the west coast of North America. But with bigger waves in the forecast, a tight nit group of us decided to venture off to a secret spot. This 30 foot faced wave was more than we bargained for. Here big wave surfer Rusty Long manned up and paddled into this mountain of wave. I have to mention he was only on a 7"2" surfboard which is 2" shorter than he should be using for this size surf. Yes he paddled into this. No jetski tow in. It time any money to get here, but what a pay off. Swimming with my water housing to get this is on of my top ten shoots. This will be etched in my mind for ever.

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27 Comments | Report
Byronfairphotography PRO
 
Byronfairphotography January 15, 2015
Very nice capture.
larrybeard PRO
larrybeard February 03, 2015
Thank you
carolyns PRO+
 
carolyns April 15, 2015
Stunning!
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 June 29, 2015
outstanding
Remraf
 
Remraf July 27, 2015
Great shot!
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD July 27, 2015
Awesome capture. Congratulations
VHiggins
 
VHiggins July 27, 2015
wow! congratulations on your Feature!
catini
 
catini July 27, 2015
Great capture and composition, congrats on your feature!
jvillainc PRO+
 
jvillainc July 27, 2015
Awesome - congrats Larry on your latest award!
vojce PRO
 
vojce July 27, 2015
excellent shot congrats
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman July 27, 2015
Awesome. Congratulations on being featured.
CherylG
 
CherylG July 27, 2015
Wow!!!!! Incredible!!!!!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet July 27, 2015
beautiful, congrats
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK July 27, 2015
Awesome shot. Congratulations on your Feature!
Atomck1
 
Atomck1 July 27, 2015
Fantastic image! You could say he brought a knife to a gun fight, pun intended. Surely should have been on a paddle-in gun. Hard to say who had more cajones, the surfer or the photographer!
rustygardener
 
rustygardener July 28, 2015
AWESOME shot. Well done.
FazooLoo
 
FazooLoo August 03, 2015
Beautifully executed!
sindeann
 
sindeann August 11, 2015
Beautiful shot!
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer August 20, 2015
Fantastic
davidbidmead
 
davidbidmead August 24, 2015
Congratulations ! Wonderful capture !
freedom93
 
freedom93 September 11, 2015
Outstanding creativity!
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb January 18, 2016
absolutely amazing shot
JT_Foulds
 
JT_Foulds July 19, 2016
Serious skills Larry. Badass shot.
NJ_Libitinarius
 
NJ_Libitinarius August 07, 2017
So gnarly. Mohalo for this.
Alfredo_Jose PRO+
 
Alfredo_Jose October 29, 2018
Great shot!
icesailr PRO+
 
icesailr Jan 30
Perfect moment...nice skill.
odin1066
 
odin1066 Sep 26
OMG, reminds me of the north shore of Oahu in January 1977 !!! ... once in a lifetime shot !!! ... Awesome !!!
gman176
 
gman176 Sep 27
Excellent capture!

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