Travel Photos

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Bob Sacamano started the topic in Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 5:12pm

With all this extra time on my hands thanks to Covid-19 isolation I've been sifting through some surf photos I've taken over the past 10 years of travel. Im not that great behind the camera, I'm a lot better at the journey which got me to the place where the photo's were taken. I thought these were worth sharing and then encouraging others to share theirs. Surf and travel/adventure are intrinsically linked, and no doubt theres a good pics and stories out there out there so feel free to share.

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Bob Sacamano commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 5:22pm

Here's a random assortment, some familiar locations and some not so. Happy mind surfing!


















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Pupkin commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 5:28pm

Nice photos, Bob. How's Cosmo BTW?

Anyway, seems like this is where I should've posted my 2 cents worth!

Oops.

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 5:43pm

ramble on, as Robert Plant so wisely said.

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Bob Sacamano commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 5:45pm

Cosmo's great, hasn't changed a bit.

That right hander at the end looks bloody awesome! By the looks of the pics there's a fair time span between some of these, and some geographical distance.

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 6:08pm

That righthander has to be every natural footer’s dream destination.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 6:32pm

You been , Andy ?

I’ve never been interested. Perhaps because I don’t know how good it gets I suppose. Never seen it looking inviting. It’s never appeared to be a perfect wave.

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 6:54pm

Dunno, that last photo looks pretty good!

Maybe J-Bay is “better” but I really like the idea of having a look at some slightly bigger waves at a place like that - William Finnegan sells it well.

No, never been there and doubt I ever will but it’s a nice fantasy.

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Bnkref commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 7:26pm

The section of Will Finnegan's book on that big right hander is brilliant.

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tip-top1 commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 7:44pm

how's the shadow in the first photo , looks sharky to me

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 7:51pm

Nice photos. How’d you go at Puerto Bob? Packs a punch

The right that Bill Finnegan speaks about looks amazing in that photo!

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Solitude commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 8:08pm

Andy.......

......that right certainly looks amazing but is there a dreamier right than Honolulu Bay?
Love to hear a story from someone who’s surf it.

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 9:44pm

Haha, then it starts to be a case of the wave itself or the things surrounding it as well - I figure I’d have a better chance of getting waves at J-Bay and Madeira than Honolua but I could be wrong.
Uncrowded Honolua with that warm, clear blue water would be hard to beat.
Then again, sometimes if you keep your finger on the pulse, the waves you can find locally can blow your mind.

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 12:28am

I spent about a year of my life in that village. Lost for words right now just thinking about it.

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Pupkin commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 1:16am

What years, Island Bay? Small world. Know Tony K? He gets a guernsey in Finnegan's book as I recall

And surfing Jardim back then reminded me of Winkipop...especially at 6 to 8.

Apart from there being just the one surfer at one particularly opportune time.

And bigger was erm, very exciting...especially getting in.

Any even half guesses on photo 7?

And how's the local in the first photo? Scared the fuck out of us...later.

Oh yeah, Jeffreys is definitely one of those waves that lives up to its rep too. Pics pending.

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 4:59am

Hey pupkin.

1995 to 2001 were my main Jardim years. Would go for a month or two at a time.

Tony K is a good friend. Stayed with him lots, and have quite a few of his paintings.

And yes, plenty of scary times, but so much joy, too. Surfing Ponta P alone under the cliffs. Walking to P do M before the tunnel, having strong coffees and pastries between surfs.

You?

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simba commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 7:08am

Pupkin so in the first photo is a white shark in the wave yeah?......did you know or realise after seeing the photos.......haha

simba

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Craig commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 7:43am

Wow huge shadow!

And number 7, looks like up north WA region?

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stunet commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 8:33am

Hey IB, you know Simon J from Gower, Wales?

Did a few Hawaiian seasons with him before he started shunning them for Madeira.

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 10:03am

Have met him, yes, but don't know well, Stu.

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stunet commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 12:35pm

Nice guy. Classic pommy curmudgeon. 

Got sent these shots from Hawaii late-90s, Simon, myself, and Chris Bertish, who went on to win Mavs in 2010 and paddle the Atlantic on a SUP. 

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carpetman commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 2:49pm

Love the thread.

Not sure about a couple of those photos though Stu :-/

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stunet commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 2:56pm

Not sure where you think they are but you're almost certainly wrong.

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Bob Sacamano commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 3:08pm

@goofyfoot - sure does. There's a reason I was sitting on the beach taking photos some of those days.

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carpetman commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 3:12pm

Haha. The second ones a dead giveaway. First ones not an issue but the second one?

Anyway, good shots, and great to see them, just not sure that second one should be floating around online.

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Pops commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 3:16pm

Stu, somewhere north of aus, but not too far north?
(and east of indo)

He who hesitates is lost

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stunet commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 3:22pm

North of here, yeah, but sorry, won't mention the country, Pops.

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Pops commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 3:25pm

Fair enough, wouldn't ask you to. Secrets are best kept that way.

He who hesitates is lost

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AndyM commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 3:25pm

"Chris Bertish, who went on to paddle the Atlantic on a SUP. "

As you do.

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stunet commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 3:35pm

Always did like a challenge that fella, whether it be circling the whole apartment without touching the floor, surfing Sunset at night, or paddling Jaws (back when it was tow only). Wasn't the most stylish surfer but seemed impervious to fear, and he also knew how to capitalise on opportunities when they arose.

Hard to imagine what his next challenge might be.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 4:13pm

Carpetman....are you a pilot for Cathay ?

Do you have a place in the Mentawais being built needs onsite supervision ?

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 4:15pm

“ but seemed impervious to fear”

Not many people are truely like that are they?
Mark Healey, RCJ, Camel, Koby A maybe, Kirby Brown

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stunet commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 4:20pm

Crazy as he was - and he did some loopy stuff at times - it was also reassuring to surf big waves with Chris. It helps to have cooler heads in the water when all hell is breaking loose; you see their lack of distress and try to mirror it yourself.

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carpetman commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 4:33pm

Hey Blowin, nope, I'm just another person seeking quieter waves, and quietly hoping they stay that way. Although with the current climate I probably don't even need to worry.

Was out there a month or so after you guys this year by the sounds of things.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 5:11pm

Ohh....you’re clever.

Photos ....or it never happened.

No photos .......must’ve never happened !

Stu is a legend. Don’t worry about that shit. Gone already !

A sneaky peak = no harm , no foul.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 5:01pm

I know a bloke who has never shown a fear of any wave that I’m aware of.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 5:22pm

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Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 5:12pm

Indo....please , please , please just close your lips.

Maybe even delete that tidbit of information ?

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 5:20pm

Does he have a name blowin?

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carpetman commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 5:20pm

Thanks Stu!

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 5:29pm

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Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 5:27pm

Cheers Indo.

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P'tai commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 5:29pm

Well thats dropped the bomb Sir Blowin!

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 6:15pm

Surfing a wave a few hours from home last year for the first time. Roll in take off to a fun double up. Hope to get back there this winter

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 6:26pm

What did I miss? Guys posting photos of secret spots near Copenhagen?

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stunet commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 6:35pm

The Streisand Effect.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 7:11pm

Goofy...those deep water waves are the worst for hold downs. A sizeable chunk of ocean chasing you down there !

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Pupkin commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 7:43pm

Island Bay re: Madeira, I first went there end of 2001. Haven't been back since they actually started the build at Jardim. Though it was a fight all the way.

The first time I went I actually met and shook hands with the little pudgy toad of a president responsible for that and other atrocities around the island.

My Aussie mate's partner is from the island. She first put us on to the surf in the mid nineties.

You know Ralph F from Croyde as well? Met Barry B from Ireland over there too. Great artist. His daughter has a cracking name in tribute to a cracking wave.

Ponta and Paul are great waves too.

Interesting place to say the least.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 8:29pm

I met Ralph F from Croyde.
he told me about it.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 8:31pm

Short hair in the nineties, Stu .

Contrarian.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 16 Apr 2020 at 8:39pm

Carpetman....good on you , mate.

May you continue to score unharried by the madding crowds !

The spirit of adventure lives on .