This is Waimea shore break, where 20-foot waves that break on the more famous point wrap into the bay to explode on shallow sandbars as hellish 12-foot tubes.
Only a few extreme bodyboarders challenge it, kicking their sponge-soft boards over the ledge for a thrilling plunge into thin air and a brief tube ride.
And a brutal beating. This unknown rider challenges the beast. The infamous Waimea Shorebreak takes one more…
Photo: Tim Mckenna
A nice bodyboard drop by Nuno Leitão aka Batata, in the waves of Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal.
Photo: Ricardo Bravo
Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, is a very powerful wave. In the big days it gets huge and still, perfect. Best to take morning sessions (offshore generally), with the sun behind you. Park your car in front of the beach and keep an eye on your stuff.
Bodyboarder Pyper Lluellen effortlessly rotates above the caos below. Pyper came out of nowhere and impressed everyone at 2005 Honolua bodyboard competition.
Photo: Noah Hamilton
Check this Wipe Out from Andre Botha during Tahiti Skins 2000, in Teahupoo. This was one of the most violent wipeouts ever in photo so far…