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?
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.
then my barrel count has just multiplied by the 100's, coming from South Arm TAS, the home of the beach break close out
Haha damn right about that last comment!
Pheweeeeeeeee , 5 years of barrelmania when I started my surfing career at the tender age of 11 ! If only I had of realised !!!
No. But if it makes a cool photo that gives you cool dreams, who cares?
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?
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.......
What about blue holes, quick vision and then out of there.