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North Shore 23.01.2013

Alooooha!

Sorry about the radio silence. Just been taking it easy here in Hawaii. Y’know…bit of holidays, bit of shooting.

The swell has been ridiculously big the past week. Haven’t seen a day less than 6 foot. Today it came up again and there are faces at Pipeline that are over 30 foot! The swell is a wonky one though, quite unpredictable and plenty of crew getting’ axed on the reef.

I’ve seen Tom Curren around a bit, quietly doing his thing. He charges the biggest days here at age 50. How good is that? I like how unassuming he is…not much of a chatter, hangs out on his own…he was the only guy out at huge Pipe a couple of days ago. Slater is here too…but haven’t seen him surf. Then there’s JJ Florence and JOB who dominate Pipe. That’s about it from the Rock.

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Pipeline is huge today. Lethal Pipeline is huge today. Lethal No. 36385 Buy
The enigma, Tom Curren, lone wolf at huge pipe The enigma, Tom Curren, lone wolf at huge pipe No. 36378 Buy
Tom Curren, in a meditative state as he stalls for a meaty Pipeline section Tom Curren, in a meditative state as he stalls for a meaty Pipeline section No. 36383 Buy
Pipeline, about 1 hour ago. Maxing Pipeline, about 1 hour ago. Maxing No. 36384 Buy
What the hell is that? The 'thing' @ Waimea What the hell is that? The 'thing' @ Waimea No. 36382 Buy
Smaller inside set at Pipe. 1 in 10 work out just fine Smaller inside set at Pipe. 1 in 10 work out just fine No. 36386 Buy
Shot this yesterday, could pass as a Leroy Grannis 60's shot Shot this yesterday, could pass as a Leroy Grannis 60's shot No. 36381 Buy
Big swell mist all lit up at sunset, North Shore of Hawaii Big swell mist all lit up at sunset, North Shore of Hawaii No. 36379 Buy

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  • Matt said |

    All this Curren talk has made me go and watch some of his surfing again. Get on to youtube and watch his heat against Occy at Bells ’86. The good old days of big power turns and flouro wetsuits – absolute classic!!

  • John said |

    Curren – Still my hero – the quiet storm (even at Pipe calmness pervades)

  • billy said |

    sick. on another note, looks like we are finally getting a swell in sydney. could be good late long weekend!

  • shane johnson said |

    Was there today having a look it was awesome seeing it in full flight.

  • catrin said |

    WOW – Curren
    WOW – those waves
    WOW – Oahu in January

    not jealous at all…….C

  • Yuri said |

    great waves. great surfers. great photos.
    is there a lot of pro photographers there?

    • Uge said |

      Yeah lots, plenty on the land. Only 2 of us at Pipe tonight. it was big! thought I was gonna drown!

  • muzz said |

    Shot 2 looks like AI…Sick

  • John said |

    Uge,

    Lot time admirer, love your work. Where are you staying?

    Cheers,

    JD

    • Uge said |

      Thanks mate.

      In a shack near pipe.

      Sorry I don’t give out the details for the shack. (get asked a lot)

      PLenty of places to stay on the North Shore.

  • Aileen said |

    So beautiful. I was just there a month ago, when I was back home visiting for the holidays… thanks for helping me to miss it a bit less through your photos, feels like I’m standing there on the beach with my toes in the sand. Wishing I was eating a spicy ahi bowl at Pupukea Grill right now!

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