Barrel or nice shaped close out

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thelostclimber started the topic in Wednesday, 23 May 2012 at 11:29am

There are so many photogs in the water and millions of photos on the web claiming to be shots of awesome barrels at beach breaks.

But a little extra scrutiny and I can't help thinking that many of these barrels are just nice shaped close outs, with a well positioned camera.

Does 1/2 to 1 sec count as a barrel ride?

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stunet commented Wednesday, 23 May 2012 at 12:13pm

I'm saying yeah. The photogs are only fooling us as much as we can be fooled. If I think it's gonna closeout, well, so be it. Can still make for an amazing photo.

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thelostclimber commented Wednesday, 23 May 2012 at 1:50pm

then my barrel count has just multiplied by the 100's, coming from South Arm TAS, the home of the beach break close out

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quinny45 commented Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 at 9:06pm

Haha damn right about that last comment!

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singkenken commented Friday, 16 Nov 2012 at 1:36pm

Pheweeeeeeeee , 5 years of barrelmania when I started my surfing career at the tender age of 11 ! If only I had of realised !!!

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evand commented Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 at 12:59am

No. But if it makes a cool photo that gives you cool dreams, who cares?

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yocal commented Friday, 25 Oct 2013 at 10:27am

Just to bring this discussion back to life... There is nothing better than pulling into a big cavern even if it closes on you... coming out is just the icing on the cake right?

Go deeper Taylor, go deeper!

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reecen commented Friday, 25 Oct 2013 at 10:56am

I here you Yokal. All about the vision, sometimes it looks unreal in a big close out watching the shock waves and oncoming foam ball. Outcome isn't always so great though.......

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crustt commented Friday, 25 Oct 2013 at 11:13am

What about blue holes, quick vision and then out of there.