Posts Tagged ‘Waimea Bay’

2013 north shore winter season is under way

It’s been a funky old week with a lot of speculation about wave heights which have mainly not be panning out so much, but the ocean swell has steadily risen throughout the week. I observed Jamie Sterling and one of his friends; Katie Weeks stand up paddle surfing respectable sized Waimea. OK, so it’s not […]


Album cover for surf band – Grand Kahuna

Here’s another feather in my cap, so to speak. Canadian surf band: Grand Kahuna, just featured one of my big surf images from Waimea Bay as their album cover. Keep an eye for these guys folks, with photography this good, they are bound to go far. :) To learn more about this band, check out […]


A few wild rides at the bay yesterday

With all the recent news of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and meltdowns, I completely overlooked the weather forecasts and so was caught by surprise by yesterday’s big waves.


Looking Back at “The Eddie” with Surfline.com

Looking back over the Eddie Aikau big wave surfing invitational.

surfline.com just placed on line, a new feature, looking back on the history of the Eddie Aikau big wave surfing invitational, entitled Looking Back It features a half dozen historic frames from my surfing image archive. Enjoy…


The almost Eddie

Team wave at Waimea Bay, 01.20.11

The rumor mill worked over time this year with the big wave episode of the past 24 hours. Peeps were calling The Eddie, a week back and certainly the weather system stayed true to the forecast till the very last day when it started to show signs that maybe, it wasn’t going to quite meet […]


Helicopter produces amazing aerial panavista’s

Flynn Novak tubed at Pipeline.

As a professional photographer, I have a lot of tools at my fingertips. Some cameras, a bunch of high quality lens, some specialized water proof camera box’s to protect my gear when I’m swimming with it and a whole bunch more other gear, but one item clearly stands out. I don’t get to use it […]


Early Season Waimea goodness!

Folks with all the news of world champ; Andy Irons unfortunate passing, it was pretty easy to overlook that we just had a pretty decent Waimea day of waves here. It happened the same day that the news broke, so that’s why I haven’t posted any images till now. It wasn’t quite all the way […]


Heavy Water moment at The Bay

Huge wave cleans up the pack at big Waimea, Jan 11th 2010

Folks, I shot this image from up on the hill at Pupukea, back on Jan’ 11th, this year. I could scarcely believe my eyes when this went down. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the entire pack get cleaned up at The Bay before. There was one particular individual who caught my attention as this […]


Wave of the day – “liquid energy”

Print name - "Liquid energy"

Folks today’s wave of the day is a rare view of an ocean wave from both above the water line and below the waterline at the same time. I particularly love the bubbles floating to the surface. Gives it a nice art look. Enjoy!


Nice conditions continue on the north shore, despite the lack of surf

Under water view of a Hawaiian sea turtle this morning.

I went for a bit of a swim at Waimea this morning, to scope it out. Usually round this time of year, the place is teeming with massive shoals of bait-fish, numbering in their tens of thousands if not more. Today however, it was pretty clear that this won’t happen for probably another month or […]


pic of the day: Massive surf at Waimea Bay

Huge surf at Waimea Bay on december the 7th, 2009.

Another image randomly chosen from my surf archives, this is from December the 7th, last year. Waimeawas the biggest, I’ve seen people surf it. Soon after this image, the sun went down right as a new more solid push of the swell occurred, resulting in what was said to be a dozen or so rescues. […]


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 […]


Genuine real-Deal Waimea Close-Out

Waimea Close-Out December 8th 2009

This my friends is the dreaded close-out set wave at Waimea Bay. Surfers in the water, dread the very idea of one coming through while they are in the lineup. The spectators of course have a whole different outlook, being safely on land and for the most part, out of harms way. No matter where […]


Flashback to this time ten years ago

Waimea Beach road, Mar 2000, north shore, Oahu

We are flashing back to around this time, ten years ago ago and kam Highwaywas blocked by a rockslide for months. Eventually they needed to do something, so they built a road right across Waimea Beach. It was something else…


“Waimea Power” nets another double

Gig poster for Kehau Sullivan's Aloha Jam on the 5th of March.

As many of you know, it’s been an amazing season here for really big surf. One of my favourite images from the recent big swell episodes was one such image that I captured late in the day before the Eddie ran. This picture of several surfers just scraping over a huge set wave at


LTD Edition Waimea print for Kehau sullivan

Friends, I want to turn your attention to the face book page for friends of Kehau Sullivan. Kehau is the latest edition to the growing clan, parented by north shore surf legend; Pancho Sullivan and his wife Haunani.


Massive Monday pictorial on Surfline

Following on with all the excitement of the huge swells that have been belting the north shore lately; Surfline has just published another pictorial from the big swell 2 days ago, featuring a good portion of my imagery. Check it out here Aloha Sean Additional Images from Massive Monday at Waimea Bay


Huge perfect Waimea for every man – Jan 11th 2010

The Eddie Aikau big wave surfing contest has a commanding presence over Waimea Bay. Each year, surf season comes around and whenever there’s a sniff of a Waimea swell, there are hoards of sponsored big wave surfers all over it. This year was no different leading up to the Eddie, with quite possibly the most […]


Another Monster day at the Bay in store for tomorrow

We are expecting another huge swell at Waimea Bay tomorrow morning. Already the buoys have hit 25 feet, 17 seconds and are set to go higher till sometime tomorrow morning. I’ll be up in the dark tomorrow morning, scoping out the Bay. I might have a new swag of pictures to show tomorrow evening. Time […]


Did you surf Waimea on the 5th and the 7th of December?

I’ve had numerous surfers ask me about getting pictures from the Waimea sessions on the 5th and the 7th of december, right before the Eddie, so I went through all the pictures (and there’s a lot) and I placed a large gallery of images on my print site for you to look at. Normally when […]


New: “Classic Waimea” prints now at surfphotosart

I’ve added a new category to my images sets at surfphotosart.com this new one is simply entitled Waimea Bay Classics. There 58 images currently in this section and they represent some of the very best moments that I’ve photographed at Waimea over the past 15 years or so. Many of these are my favourite images. […]


Classic Davey pictorial about Waimea Bay appears on Surfline

Waimea spot check on Surfline

I’ve done some cool pictorials over the years with surfline, but none cooler than this awesome pictorial that just went on line today. It features a staggering array of amazing Waimea visuals, that I’ve photographed from over the years. So many classic moments, from Waimea close-outs, to when they built the road across the beach […]


more river surfing at Waimea with the – Canon 7D HD video

Following on from the last post, this is some actual video that I filmed on the Canon 7D of the amazing river surfing, going on. Take a look and you’ll be amazed. Aloha Sean