This is a beautiful quality giclee photo of a 20 foot Waimea Bay shorebreak
wave shot on 35mm Velvia transparency film, cropped, printed on Epson pro
glossy photo paper with archival inks, andmounted on a single 8x10 inch backing
board **which is included as part of the print that you can see here (see photo)
at Haleiwa, north Oahu, Hawaii by longtime Hawaii professional surfing
photographer Bill Romerhaus. It is shrink wrapped to protect it from damage,
and has photography and preservation tips included in the label on the back. It
is also initialed ('BR') in metallic ink in the lower corner. Note that the
brownish color is sand from the bottom being sucked up as the wave is breaking
in water on a foot or two deep. This is extremely dangerous to a person
standing near the shore as the wave will suck you off the shoreline and into
the impact area.
The 20x30" version was featured as background art in a recent October 2014
Hawaii '50' episode. Waimea Bay is one the largest surf breaks in the world.
It is also home of the Eddie Aikau Memorial Big Wave Surfing contest only held
when the waves are at least 25 foot high. It's shorebreak waves are some of the
most powerful on earth, generated by far distant North Pacific Ocean storms
during the winter months (Sept-March). They are an incredible example of the
ocean's mightiness. It has been said that one wave this size if harnessed for
energy could provide enough electrical power to light a thousand homes for over
an hour. Native Hawaiians, surfers, and a lot of oriental people consider these
magnificent waves to be a supreme example of power and manifested with the
spirit of mother nature. To actually see these waves breaking along the
shoreline is an awesome, humbling, and unforgettable experience. The image
would make a great birthday or holiday gift for someone who likes surfing,
waves, or beautiful ocean images of Hawaii. They are popular reasonably priced
decorations for restaurants, offices, homes, or stores where people can see
We're proud to mention that many of our photos were used as background artwork
in the new CBS television network series "Hawaii 5-0". Our original photos are
very popular and affordable to local people and tourists visiting Hawaii, as
well as people who have never visited Hawaii and production costs are lower
than most folks so we want to offer affordable quality art for people who might
not otherwise be able to afford it. We feel we are preserving and promoting the
history and culture of Hawaii to Kama'aina, visitors, and other folks at a
reasonable price to display or share with others. With proper care it the
manufacturer says it should last many years without fading if you carefully
follow display instructions included on the label on the back of the print. It
is also available in 20x30 inch size unmounted.
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on your individual computer screen. Please be aware of this. **When it is
cropped and attached to the single mat 8x10 inch backing board you will be able
to see the backing board around the borders of the print. It makes the print
look like there is a wider margin at the top and bottom of the photo (which you
can see if you look at the photo).
An 11x14 inch frame (or larger) with a custom cut mat from a frame shop or art
store is the suggested way to display this photo. Prints are permanently
mounted to the acid free backing board using archival photo adhesive and cannot
be easily removed from the backing board without damaging the photo. If you
want to use a larger frame and can't figure out how to do it with the photo
mounted on the backing board, contact us and we can explain how it can be done.
This is recommended for best visual and artistic impact in displaying this
photo, although many people are happy using a standard 8x10 inch frame and
displaying the image as is. We want to make sure you know exactly what you are
buying so we hope our thorough description of these photos will answer all your
questions before you purchase. We also offer this in larger sizes. Please
inquire if you have questions.
This giclee print was photographed by Hawaii professional surfing, stock
photographer, and master black and white printer Bill Romerhaus, of North Shore
Photography, who has been shooting surfing and scenics since 1967. His most
recent work has appeared in the new CBS/Eye productions "Hawaii 50",
Disney/Dreamworks productions "Fright Night", Sony Pictures "Soul Surfer",
CBS/Paramount Network TV series "The Cleaner" on A&E Networks, Universal
Pictures "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", and Warner Brothers "The Big Bounce",
filmed on the North Shore or on Oahu, providing vintage photos of nostalgia,
and surfing for background artwork. Bill has lived in Hawaii for over 50
years. In 1965 he shot his first surfing photo and was a contributing
photographer to 'Surfer', and 'Surfing' magazines, and over 30 international
surfing magazines and manufacturers, as a photojournalist for over 100
publications, advertising/stock photo agencies, and corporate clients worldwide.
In 1983 Bill started NORTH SHORE PHOTOGRAPHY, specializing in black & white
darkroom services, after attaining the status as a master black & white printer
and film processor for professional clients island wide. His photos have
credited him with over 200 cover shots and full page advertisements. His work
has appeared in Popular Photography, Shutterbug, American Photographer, Shape,
Men's Fitness, Surfing, Surfer, Honolulu, Aloha, Hawaii newspapers, Outdoor,
Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, National Enquirer, CNN, Discovery & History
Channels, & many others. Professional clients have included American Express,
Vogue International, Analog Clothing, Hilton Hotels, Hawaiian Tropic, Hawaiian
He was also a contributing photographer for over 40 years to The North Shore
News, in Haleiwa.. Bill now specializes in printing historic and nostalgic
images of Hawaii (NOSTALGIC PHOTOS HAWAII) from the thousands of photos he has
produced and collected as a professional photographer in the past five decades
living in Hawaii and selling his twice award winning photo history book
Haleiwa: A Pictorial History" available at our e-Bay store. He is currently
represented by Getty Images, one of the world's largest photo archives and most
prestigious stock agencies. Prints are ed and the images are not to be
used for commercial, promotional use, or reproduced without our written
permission. Please inquire if you have questions or want larger prints.
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nothing to break, Please, no returns unless the photo is damaged. Contact us,
we will accept the damaged print,
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have over 10,000 images in our inventory of almost everything you would expect
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