rob gilley

Crest Fallen

| posted on June 26, 2011

Rob Gilley

Previously in denial about his photographic past, Rob Gilley now rummages through his trove of mediocrity.

Wipeouts are interesting: They can be funny – really funny…until they aren’t. Watching your buddy get mummy tossed into the flats is usually hilarious, but once the waves reach a certain size—a certain level of consequence—laughter is replaced by guttural noises. By empathy. By concern.

So while you might find humor in some of the situations below, remember that’s a fellow human taking the beating of a lifetime. Have a heart.

Brian Toth searches for a Waimea Shorebreak experience in the Caribbean.

Shawn Rhodes reasons that if you’re going to skim down the face at Maverick’s, you might as well drag a hand for style.

An unidentified diver lays out a high-difficulty-factor-Louganis-back-gainer for the crowd at Backdoor.

The only thing worse than going over the falls at Black’s is doing it during a contest.

Have sympathy for the poor soul who had to provide visual evidence of the nightmarish near-shore rock situation at J-bay.

Let’s just say that Danilo Couto didn’t earn his Billabong XXL award overnight.

  • Earl of Sandwich

    This is quickly becoming a photo blog, which means the author is short on time and written ideas. I was looking for something different than the last two weeks.

  • E-Rock Magill

    Long live the grain!!! Keep up the good work/blog!

    Don’t get all the negativity that comes your way via some of your posts. We’re all entitled to our opinions last I checked. Oh well, just put’em on the boat! Peace…