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Backdoor 2 by manaphoto Backdoor 2 by manaphoto
A young man from the island of Maui, entered one of the most prestigious surf events in the world as a huge underdog and emerged victorious against a field of the best Pipeline surfers in the world. We used to call him Tom Grom...but now we call him Tom Bomb!

Tom Dosland takes a bottomturn off a meaty Backdoor wave - Nov. 2005.
I made this one a wallpaper size (1024 x 768) for your desktop viewing pleasure.

Thank you for viewing.
Aloha, mana

mana: supernatural or divine power.
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more Pipeline and Backdoor action:
Big Wave Meter - [link]
Pipeline Wallpaper 1 - [link]
Backdoor - [link]
Pipeline Posse Wallpaper 1 - [link]
K-Roc Wallpaper - [link]
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AngelGliss3 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Student
Oh my... WOW!! onion head 'shock' onion head 'shock' 
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SARAYA-PFEIFFER Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant pics,fascinating!!!!
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you
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TipsyDigital Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here: [link]
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank u
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ccdoh1 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008   Photographer
Nice work. I've included this photograph in my 'Adrenaline' feature: [link]
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much.
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:iconfrozentime808:
FrozenTime808 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008   Photographer
Another awesome shot! I love your style!
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks, this one is from when I used to shoot with slide film...thanks for the fav.
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fcarmo-photography Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: [link] :)

:clap:
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much.
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:iconmarilie83:
Marilie83 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Omg! What a perfect shot! Just like in magazines! :D
Love it! :heart:
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
cool...thanks for the fav.
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:iconeltasia:
Eltasia Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
Awesome shot, beautiful =P
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:iconpatriciavazquez:
PatriciaVazquez Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
wooooooooooooow !!
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fav.
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:iconpatriciavazquez:
PatriciaVazquez Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
so welcome:)
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:iconnirvanagenesis:
NirvanaGenesis Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Woah, I'd hate to get caught in one of those waves. Great shot!
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Professional Photographer
yeah, pretty dangerous stuff.
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:iconnirvanagenesis:
NirvanaGenesis Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Yeah, I was nearly pulled out into the open ocean by 5-foot waves. I can just imagine how far just one of these would take me out.
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
The dangerous part is getting pounded into the reef below.
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:iconnirvanagenesis:
NirvanaGenesis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Forgot about the reefs. But, could a wave really take you out so far and then pound you into a reef?
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
Most waves will tend to push you in towards shore. Places that have channels will tend to have currents that can suck you out. This wave here, has a really shallow reef, which makes it extremely dangerous. At this spot, the lifeguards won't even let you go near the shore, if you don't look like you know what you are doing.
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Faith1990 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
Wow that's great
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:icondamndog:
damndog Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
You've probably heard this before, but that is a beautiful pic :-)
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
kool...thanx for the fav.
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GMCPhotographics Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Professional Photographer
Wow! An iconic image...worthy of a certain UK Mens Aftershave advert!
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Professional Photographer
kool...let me know if they want to buy it.
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GMCPhotographics Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006  Professional Photographer
Hahahaah! Do I look like an agent?
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milie-0 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
pretty cool shot !!!
i like it !!!
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BlueEyeShadow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Great capture! I can feel the intense action screaming from it!! *Faved*
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Professional Photographer
thanks...u have certainly won my heart.
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BlueEyeShadow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
You're very welcome ^-^ Awwwh <3
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Savagechild Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006  Professional Photographer
Ho, this shot rocks!!!! A definite fave!
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thanx...all in a days work.
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jheam Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
Cool shot
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:iconlucky-loser:
lucky-loser Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
brilliant shot!
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:iconroieg:
RoieG Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
wonderful image!!
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006  Professional Photographer
thanx...for the fav too.
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Hatch1921 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
Wonderful capture! The composition is outstanding! The details are wonderful, the only thing I think the image could use is a slight tonal adjustment. There is a slight colorcast to the shot. I applied an "s" curve to the shot and the tones really jumped off the screen. Keep up the great work. Hatch
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006  Professional Photographer
thanx for the complement. Would it be too much trouble to upload your adjusted version to scraps, so I could evaluate the difference. I tried putting a slight s curve to it, but couldn't find one that made an improvement.
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Hatch1921 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
Have a look ...for some reason from my gallery the scraps are not showing up... here is a direct link... I think it will work? [link]

Hatch
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suicidal-surfy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
Woahhh that's wicked.. def a fav :D
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006  Professional Photographer
very kool...thanx.
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tristanlie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
OMG! Great photo!
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:iconsaphire282:
Saphire282 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
do you surf, or just take pictures of it
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manaphoto Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Professional Photographer
I surf, but not like that...and when I do, I prefer to longboard.
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Saphire282 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
sounds exiteing
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MikkelT Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
What. A. Great. Wave.

Great shot man, you can really see the movement in this one, amazing!
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:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thanx...would you believe I'm just getting started, cause I have much more to offer.
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