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Old Mar 18, 2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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This shot was taken at a popular surfing area called "China Walls." Sometimes there are no logical reasons for the names of favorite surfing spots. Consequently, "Spitting Caves", "Tunnels" and similar names dot the coastline in Hawaii. The place has no history related to China or Chinese but it sounded like a good idea to give it that name.
China Walls is only for the experienced surfer but you will also find the pleasure seeker challenging the water in unusual ways. This young swimmer (aren't they all young and foolhardy?) saw me taking sunset shots and asked if I wanted to get a shot of him leaping off the cliff into the water. I'm not sure I even acknowledged but he was already sprinting off the edge of the cliff into the water.
Several people have actually died here trying to surf the waves during high surf.



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Old Mar 18, 2014, 11:04 PM   #2
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Cool silhouette, Selvin.
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Wow! He does look young and foolhardy - from the perspective of the camera it looks like he's heading for the rocks and not the water. I suppose that it wasn't as close a call as it looks here. In any case, it sure makes an AWESOME picture!
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Nice capture, well done.

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Thank you very much for your comments.
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