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Neptune's Drain | by Michael Bollino
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Neptune's Drain

a.k.a. Thor's Well (Miles Morgan's title) I've seen a few versions of this shot out there and they all seem to capture this spot in a slightly different mood. I think Darren White deserves credit for bringing this spot to light.


I didn't plan on shooting it, but I stumbled right up to it and couldn't pass it up. This scary hole eats massive waves like they're nothing. Standing there watching waves roll toward you and then disentergrate into the drain is definitely something to behold. It's amazing how close you can get without feeling like you're about to be swallowed by some rogue wave. But you really do need to be careful out there. I got nailed very close to this spot last year by a monster wave and I'm in no hurry to repeat that experience!

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Taken on March 23, 2010