Posts Tagged ‘Pipeline’

Lemon Yellow Sun as a 2-3 ratio canvas

This is titled Lemon Yellow Sun I photographed Lemon Yellow Sun at the world famous Banzai Pipeline and I’m showing you Lemon Yellow Sun as 2-3 ratio canvas which in this case is a 30 x 45 inch canvas. I offer this picture on exhibition canvas as well as premium glossy and lustre papers and […]


My canvas tribute to the north shore

I’ve been living here on the world famous north shore  of Oahu now for almost 17 years.  I remember when I first moved here.  I had to find a house to rent when I first arrived and was amazed to pick up the top floor of a sick beach house, right at Pipe with the best […]


19 transormational moments from my career as a photographer of surf.

I often work with a handful of surf websites these days and one of the quality ones from the US is theinertia.com These guys have a lot of really good quality reading and just about always have really great photography The Inertia‘s a classy site full of very good content. The fellas over there hit […]


A birds eye view of the famed reef at Pipeline

Ever wondered what the reef looks like that it causes the water to propel itself upwards and outward, forming the world famous surf break that we all know as Pipeline? Wonder no more. Here in this ariel perspective, the business end of the surf reef is clearly visible in the middle of the first frame. […]


Timeless Pipeline Line up – Pipe Arena

The Banzai Pipeline, located on the north shore of Oahu, has a world famous reputation for producing big perfect waves as well as incredible photographs not only of the surfing but also of the wave itself, even the ever changing weather conditions along this shoreline, often dictate when the best photographs occur. In the 15 […]


Add a bit of Pipe Sparkle to your living space.

Pipe Sparkel - canvas art

I photographed this cool image of Pipeline during a surf contest because as many surf photographers who have photographed the place will tell you, it’s just about the only time that you can get photographs of perfect waves without anyone in the picture. This was one of those such moment. Just a big perfect sparkling […]


Vans uses historic Davey pictures for 30th anniversary triple crown.

As many of you are aware, the Vans triple Crown of surfing is happening LIVE right now on the north shore. When the folks at Vans came to me, seeking historic moments from the triple crown, I was able to come up with quite a large number of the overall images in the program. Images […]


It’s well out of season, but the north pumps anyway.

We’ve had a very unseasonal series of swell pulses here on the north shore over the past couple of weeks. This past week alone saw waves in the 2-5 foot range almost all week long although there has been a lot of backwash to contend with, due to the build up of sand on the […]


It’s been lively round here

It really has been such a poor season overall for good surf that it was a rather pleasant surprise to see some reasonably big surf here over the past couple of days. There was a relatively small number crew out and amongst large conditions all along the north shore, 2 nights ago. The swell rose […]


Dramatic new Triptych canvas: Pipe Clouds

From the new Hawaiian seascapes 2 collection by Sean Davey, this image entitled Pipe Clouds is presented here in triptych Canvas form. Triptych canvas orders can be made at fineart@seandavey.com


The Pipeline book by Surfline

Surfline recently published a large coffee table book, simply called “The Pipeline”. It’s an amazing 200 page package that covers everything Pipeline, ranging from the old days right through just about every major moment, ever captured there. The place has a much more colorful past than most surf destinations and it thoroughly is deserving of […]


Super moon pictures

The view from Volcom House at at Pipeline, as the full moon sets.

last night’s full moon, was supposed to be 15% bigger and 30% brighter


Pipe Carnage!

PIPE CARNAGE.

Folks, the waves were going off at Pipeline two afternoons ago, however there were a lot of wipeouts going down, with the Pipeline doing all kinds of unexpected things. I was so impressed by the wipeout action, I decided to move over to film mode and see what I could come up with. I wasn’t […]


Kelly Slater | 10 world titles | Where to now?

Kelly Slater at the Pipemasters, Dec the 16th, 2010. was this Kelly's last appearance on the world tour?

I just watched Jeremy Flores convincingly come from behind in both the semi final against Kelly Slater and then against Kieren Perrow in the final of the PipeMasters, both times, needing a giant seemingly unatainable score in the dying moments of the heat and he did it both times. Top effort there from the french […]


Swell is on the way up

Pancho Sullivan taking it to the air this morning.

Lane was out the door while it was till dark this morning because the bouy readings had been up all night. I followed soon after, chasing some sunrise gold. I rocked up to Ehukai beach park, to scope out Pipeline and it was a virtual lake with just the one surfer sitting out there ever […]


Pipeline Lagoon pumping

South Swell at Pipeline beach

I was up early this morning to check out the new pulse of swell. There was hardly anyone anywhere. A few random tourists and the usual but where were all the surfers?… It didn’t really bother me though, I just slipped into Daveys Wavey Gravy mode and took pictures of the waves in the lagoon. […]


Show us YOUR Davey print – Myles Miho

ykes Minho's beautiful Koa Framed print of Evan Valere at Pipeline

Folks, Myles Miho from Aiea in Honolulu, bought a massive panoramic print from me, of one of my most iconic Pipeline photographs. This image captured Evan Valere turning around the bottom of a monster set wave at huge Pipe, back in 2006. It appeared as a double page spread in Surfer magazine the following June […]


What lies beneath

An overview of Waimea Bay's legendary reef.

Folks, you ever wondered what the reef might look like at such extraordinary big wave locations such as Pipeline or Waimea. I’ve been fortunate enough to fly over the north shore a couple of times when there was little in the way of surf. As a result, the reef’s become very clear to the eye, […]


Ariel view of Flynn Novak at Pipeline

Flynn Novak perfectly pitted at Pipeline.

Folks, I just started a new gallery of Ariel images of Oahu. In other words, pictures of Oahu, taken from high above, usually in a helicopter, with my good mate Josh Lang. Todays image comes from a session at Pipeline with Flynn Novak positioned perfectly in the barrel. Enjoy! Sean Footnote: Folks, Flynn needs a […]


The TEN BIGGEST WAVES that I’ve photographed.

Carlos Burle winning the 1998 Reef at Todos in 30-40 foot surf

Over the course of my career in surf, I’ve been privey to a few landmark sessions over the years. Probably the one that really knocked people’s socks off back in 1998 was the Reef big wave paddle in contest at Todos , which still stands to this day as the biggest waves ever for a […]


Epic short lived Pipe Session.

Late afternoon Pipe feb 26th 2010

Well folks, it sure has been a weird old week here on the north shore. It started out with the tsunami threat which most folks took quite seriously indeed. Ever since that day, it’s been howling trade winds at varying degrees of knots between 20 and 50. Pretty much victory at sea conditions, for the […]


Picture of the day; Pipe Turtle

Pipe Turtle

This was the very first ever picture that I made of a turtle. I was swimming at Pipeline one day and noticed this turtle cruising by and so I dove down and squeezed off just one fabulous frame of fujichrome Velvia. This is still one of my favorite Turtle images, despite that fact that I […]


Pipe shines with an all star crew

Japanese Pipe legend; Takayuki Wakita charging deep at Pipe.

As many Pipe specialists will tell you; It’s been a great season unless riding the Pipe is your gig. If that’s the case, this has been probably the most frustrating of seasons for the Pipe surfer. We’ve had pumping swellpretty much since late August and the only real


Almost empty lineups lead to dream surfs for lucky few

They again called off the Backdoor Shootout event this morning and when I passed my wife coming back early from that direction, I figured, it couldn’t be good. Strangely enough, I guess the tide turned at the moment that I arrived because there were crew getting pretty deeply shacked at Pipe Barrel going down as […]