Holy Humongous Waves Batman!

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  1. IanRB

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    So im not sure if anyone is familiar with a place called the wedge down in newport beach california, but when the right swell comes in, it gets huge. Today the right swell definitely came in. 18-20 foot waves with an occasional 25 foot wave!! People were crazy enough to body surf them as well. Many people injured and thanks to the excellent lifeguards of newport most people in danger were rescued with an exception of one. These waves actually took someones life today.

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    I like 2 and 3 the best, but 4 is the funniest!

    By the way, I think someone needs to clean their sensor!
     
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    I've been to the wedge...it's crazy! Can't believe people would body sets that big.

    #1 and #4 are the best I think.


    #7 seems like your color tones changed significantly compared to the rest. Were you in Auto White Balance?
     
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    I love #1 it really shows the magnitude of the wave. Insane!
     
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    Nice Shots, Is the person who died in any of these shots perhaps?

    I wonder.. If it was the weight of the wave crashing down on the person or if it was he got swept under and suffocated... :(
    Such a sad thing... death.
     
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    That one i forgot to set the white balance i had it on flash from a previous shoot. Then i set it to auto because the white balance was difficult to judge because i wasn't sure if the wave would have a lot of foam in it or be nice and blue.

    No none of these shots have him in it. I do have a couple shots of what i believe to be when they were putting him on a boat but im not positive because i found out about the death a little while after i took the shot but the times match up. He actually got pushed into the rocks by a wave. I don't know exact details but i know that he hit the rocks and then drowned, maybe got knocked out from the rocks. It was very sad though
     
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    Before I even read your thread I knew exactly where this was. The waves are huge there right now!
     
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    Oh i know, i wasn't ballsy enough to go out myself but my cousin and a couple people i know went out yesterday
     
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    Nice pics, great colours in the water :) Really sad that it cost someone their life though.
     
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    god id love to bodyboard the wedge. The wedge really pumps on those rouge freak import waves.
     
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    oh btw you had dirt on your sensor (right hand side near the middle)
     
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    ya i know, i think it was like a small grain of sand or something of that sort on the lense actually. The waves would be so powerful that when they broke many times mist and sand would get sprayed up into the crowd. Couldnt always get out of the way in time and that one probably just stuck there all day.
     

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