Pipeline Day 3 Morning

Oahu, Hawaii, 21 February 2015

Day three of a surfing photography workshop with Michael Clark and Brian Bielmann.

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A fine day with excellent conditions.  Once again we were back to Pipeline.

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Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Pipeline, seascape, Surfing, Travel

In fact, we would be here all day.  Surprising how tiring it can get hanging around on a beach with a long lens and a tripod for nine hours or so, concentrating on the passing moments.

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Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Pipeline, seascape, Surfing, Travel

The surf was bigger and this would be the biggest day, with up to 20 foot waves.

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The competition started in the morning with a competition for board riders.

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Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Pipeline, seascape, Surfing, Travel

This gives a good idea of the task of swimming out….

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Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Pipeline, seascape, Surfing, Travel

Because there was the competition going on, there was an attendant jet ski or two, ready to rescue if necessary or simply to provide a respite.  It is towing a panel that swimmers can haul up on and cling to.

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After the board riders there was a competition for body surfers.

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Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Pipeline, seascape, Surfing, Travel

These were generally harder to photograph than the surfers because there were often wholly or mainly under the waves.

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Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Pipeline, seascape, Surfing, Travel

And after a while the competition resumed for the surfers.

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There were also jet skis with photographers on the back.  Here the photographer has a choice view into the tunnel and is making life more interesting by riding side saddle.

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7 comments on “Pipeline Day 3 Morning

  1. leecleland says:

    Absolutely stunning wave and action shots Murray, it was obviously well worth the time, money and travel.

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  2. A great series of images – it really portrays the fun & drama of the place.
    David.

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