The Green Monster

© Stephanie Thibaudeau

The Green Monster

Uploaded: January 21, 2010


Waimea Bay, Oahu Hawaii
Taken during the Eddie Aikau 25th Anniversary surf contest...this crazy guy on the jet ski is part of the AWESOME Hawaiian water safety patrol...they are there to watch over the surfers in case of accidents.
This contest is so rare to see because it can only happen if the wave faces reach at least 40 feet! It happened 12/8/09 and it was only the 8th time in 25 years!! Very exciting day!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D


Tiia Vissak January 22, 2010

a fantastic shot! #1229654

Joao Martinho January 22, 2010

Wow, this is amazing, and that guy makes it gain the right dimensions. Huge and intriguing to think about him some moments after. #8320382

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 22, 2010

Wow, this is so great, Stephanie, I have been there before but not able to capture this massive Waves!

Dominick #8320417

Joanne E. Bohenstengel January 22, 2010

Another WOW! amazing capture. What happened to the guy jet ski? #8321115

Stephanie Thibaudeau January 22, 2010

Thanks everyone! This was definitely amazing to see...Something I have been waiting to see for most of my life!
Joanne..the jet ski guy was just fine and in fact there were about 5-6 of them out there for the whole event (9 hours!!) and they cruized around and over these massive waves throughout the day...crazy! They not only are there to protect and save lives in case something goes wrong, but some of them have a camera guy on the back seat..imagine the view from there! Scary, lol #8321335

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