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When the right waves are rolling in off the right swell, expert bodyboarders can be seen spinning aerials like the one photographed above. Most bodyboards, or boogie boards, are made from a synthetic foam but traditional boards made here in Hawaii were hand-crafted out of thin Acacia Koa. Today boadyboarders catch mega waves and are a part of a highly competitive sport with athletes that compete for championship match titles. This sport is neck in neck with the local surfing culture, as far as the dedication the athletes and fans bring to the events. There are even legendary rivalries such as Ben Severson and Mike Stewert that bring in the true spirit of Aloha and sportsmanship.
The sport bodyboarding itself was modernized by 1971. From there bodyboarders took over the entire world with their sport. The shear amount of possibilities for tricks this sport has is astounding. It is said that the the most variations of tricks than any other watersport, is found amongst competition bodyboarders. Competitive tournaments are held every year in the best surf locations around the world. Athletes travel thousands of miles for their chance at bragging rights and cash prizes. Most bodyboarders in Hawaii, let the photography speak for the intensity of being sucked alongside a 15 foot wave churning the reef below. This is one of the many picture perfect waves and the brave athletes that make this sport a reality in Hawaii every day.
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This picture could of been an office building in down town Honolulu, HI.
This photo from Hawaii looks like the savannah. This was a fun landscape experiment with a toy camera technique. The landscape came out looking great, even without processing. In the background there is a clear sight all the way down Oahu’s west side over the Nanakuli and Maili beaches. This park is somewhat abandoned and occasionally filled with houseless residents of Waianae. There might be a sharks nest around here and maybe a pot of gold too…