Monday Photos: Steep And Deep Contenders

posted by / Monday Photos, Photos / March 10, 2014

Mark Healey and an endeavor that Sion Milosky would approve of. Photo: Cavataio

Koa Rothman and an endeavor that Sion Milosky would approve of. Photo: Cavataio

It’s in his blood. Mason Ho keeps the family tradition alive at Pipe. Photo: CAVATAIO

It’s in his blood. Mason Ho keeps the family tradition alive at Pipe. Photo: Cavataio

Carlos Concalves. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Carlos Concalves. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Danny Fuller in the tunnel of love. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Danny Fuller in the tunnel of love. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jamie O’Brien shed 20 pounds before this season. Looks like it paid off. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jamie O’Brien shed 20 pounds before this season. Looks like it paid off. Photo: Brent Bielmann

A proper butt-stall. Jamie O’Brien. Photo: Brent Bielmann

A proper butt-stall. Jamie O’Brien. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jesse Merle Jones. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jesse Merle Jones. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jamie O’s ode to Gerry Lopez. Photo: Munoz

Jamie O’s ode to Gerry Lopez. Photo: Munoz

And now, John John Florence. Photo: Brent Bielmann

And now, John John Florence. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Kiron Jabour, and an untouched rail. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Kiron Jabour and an untouched rail. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Koa Rothman’s got an exciting future. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Koa Rothman’s got an exciting future. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Kohl Christenson, warped. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Kohl Christenson, warped. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Makua Rothman. Photo: Domenic Mosqueira

Makua Rothman. Photo: Domenic Mosqueira

Well this looks safe. Makua Rothman. Photo: Flipper

Well, this looks safe. Makua Rothman. Photo: Flipper

Jamie O’Brien. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jamie O’Brien. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Damien Hobgood spent a lot of time in Hawaii this season. Here’s why. Photo: Marote

Damien Hobgood spent a lot of time in Hawaii this season. Here’s why. Photo: Marote

Nathan Florence on big red. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Nathan Florence on big red. Photo: Brent Bielmann

See that boil? Eli Olsen. Photo: Zak Noyle

See that boil? Eli Olson, yikes. Photo: Zak Noyle

Kala Alexander, straight up. Photo: Zak Noyle

Kala Alexander, straight up. Photo: Zak Noyle

Kiron Jabour. Photo: Zak Noyle

Kiron Jabour. Photo: Zak Noyle

Mark Healey waaaay back there. Photo: Zak Noyle

Mark Healey waaaay back there. Photo: Zak Noyle

Alone time with Tyler Newton. Photo: Zak Noyle

Alone time with Tyler Newton. Photo: Zak Noyle

Not so bold prediction: Seth Moniz will win Steep And Deep at some point in his life. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Not so bold prediction: Seth Moniz will win Steep And Deep at some point in his life. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Stephen Koehne. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Stephen Koehne. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Tom Dosland, engulfed. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Tom Dosland, engulfed. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Julian Wilson. Steep, deep and sleeveless. Photo: Russ Hennings

Julian Wilson. Steep, deep and sleeveless. Photo: Russ Hennings

It’s been a busy winter. Busy in the sense that every week, a new behemoth of a swell disturbed the Pacific. Busy in the sense that every week, those behemoth swells seemed to rub Pipeline the right away. Busy in the sense that every week, Pipeline produced more entries in the 2013-2014 Steep And Deep Pipeline photo challenge. The challenge, which honors the late Sion Milosky, commends the best Pipeline photo of the season. With the deadline for this year’s submissions behind us, here are some of the finest contenders — which do you think should win?

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  • Emilio Missale

    Carlos Concalves

  • matt k

    Carlos Conclaves good one.. Photo 19 of Kala looks like a kook surfing Pipe!ha. Steep and deep??

  • Vince Cavataio

    First I want to say all these shots good. The name of the contest is Steep & Deep. Now I know I’m going to get s___ for this but all these fish eye shots give a false perspective,
    they are beautiful but do not give a true look of the action. All photographers know what I’m talking about and hopefully the judges do too. The fisheye in the right place “makes” the wave look awesome when it’s really not that awesome. Thats why so many photographers use them in the water. Let’s keep the integrity in this contest and keep the action real.

    One more thing, I know most of these fisheye guys and they are very good at what the do. Aloha, Vince Cavataio

  • Bobby

    Vince is right the fisheye shots are just a freek show……everyone is tired of seeing them…please Stop……we want to see real shots…not some freek shot…real photo please…might have to forget about surfing mag ..and stick with Surfline only…..

  • Nathan Johnston

    Vince Cavataio, I would agree with you if it was the 90′s. I do see what your saying especially with all these go_pro shots nowadays. As far as Zack and Brent, they’re another story I would have to argue. Those guys are putting themselves in the craziest spots these days and in the heaviest waves out there. I saw that john john wave from the beach and it doesn’t get much steeper and deeper than first reef 10ft Pipeline.
    Nathan

  • Vince Cavataio

    Nathan, Zack and Brent get great shots with the fisheye. They also put themselves in heavy positions to get those shots, Why do they put themselves there? It’s because there’s a dozen other guys out there trying to get that same shot and they want to be in front of the pack.
    Why do the best surfers sit the deepest, because when they get a wave no one better drop in on them. It’s the crowds now that push you deeper.
    Believe me, no disrespect to Zack and Brent, they are really good but they are flavors of the month. Before them it was Scott Aichner before him Don King before him Chris Van Lennup. All really good photographers with the fisheye.
    One more thing, do you notice how close the photographer is to the surfer to get ‘the shot” then you see the shot and it looks like the surfer is way back and DEEP.
    It’s not a true perspective but it is BEAUTIFUL….

  • Torvic

    Q buena ola Cabeza !!!! q buena foto hpta!!! además…

  • http://surfingmagazine Fabiana

    Good wave, CARLOS GONCALVES

  • http://surfingmag Johanna

    Carlos Goncalves, what a wave!!! So deep

  • http://surfing jack

    Good one Carlos Goncalves, that pic is for a cover!! Deep, deep, Carlos Goncalves

  • Chinozc

    Yewww Carlos Goncalvez sick wave!

  • rafael zaccai

    carlos goncalvez

  • Andres Fernandez

    Carlos Goncalves best wave. The pic have that feeling between heaven or hell!… Carlos made it, so it was heaven!

  • http://www.ecsurfer.com Bill

    That’s fucken deep and commited Carlos Concalves. Yeww sick one.

  • Jhon Schmit

    Carlos Concalves, sick wave!!! is sooooo deep, what a lip!!!!

  • steph

    I think Carlos Concalves, he is a latin boy and I cant believe that a Latin boy is in this page and with a good wave, I saw him all this period in Pipe and still there. is a good boy

  • Fer

    the name is “steep and deep” so I think Carlos Concalves is SOOOOO DEEP!!!

  • anthonio

    hey boys of surfing magazine, SICK WAVE of Carlos Concalves sick photo too Brian, is like a BIG cover!!!!

  • Marcel

    Carlitos Goncalves without a doubt! Pura vida cabezon cv!

  • carlos

    Carlos Goncalves absolutely

  • matias

    Carlos Goncalves , really steep and deep !! go champ !!

  • Carlitox7

    Carlos Gonçalves (cabezon) is the best one

  • gabrielg

    CARLOS GONCALVES!

  • Diego Ortega

    Goncalves !!! Deep

  • rafaelw

    Goncalves hands down!

  • Carlos

    RESPECTS! Carlos Goncalves

  • Daniel Veloz

    Carlos Goncalves

  • carlos alcivar

    carlos goncalvez insane

  • Tim-Tam Carson (Big Islands)

    Carlos Gonzales? Everybody knows Brazilians don’t leave Rocky Point, so that photo is against the rules. Sure, it’s a good one for Rockies though. Good one for a Brazilian too.

    -Tim Tam

  • shooler

    1st shot is of Koa Rothman not Healey. And Carlos is from Ecuador not Brazil.r

  • jack

    Tim-Tam Carson for you, Carlos Goncalves is not a Brazilian, he is from Ecuador (latin America) is the same, LATIN AMERICAN people don’t leave infront of pipe so is an example that him can make that pic and is soooo inside, steep and DEEP body! CARLOS GONCALVES photo is the BEST

  • jack

    sorry, I put leave and I wantto say LIVE

  • PATRICIO

    good photos for all but I think the best pic is CARLOS GONCALVES, he is so inside and see that lip!!!!!!! DEEP

  • Iván Gómez

    Caparlos Goncalves , never thought you where surfing like that ! Keep on

  • kevin moncayo

    Carlos Goncalvez is steep and deep in that wave

  • Gustavo Giler

    Carlos Goncalvez awsome ecuadorian surfer, just one of the best

  • Brian Moncayo

    Carlos Goncalves all the way!!!!!!!

  • sebastian

    Well lets see whats the criteria. If its steep its healeys first shot and if its deep its healeys other shot. However i dont think he made any of the two so he should get madman award. Steep and deep goes to carlitos behind the peak on a cavern, and he made it. Yeah boi

  • fran ferreras

    Carlos goncalves!!! una montaña de aguaa

  • tomas tudela

    buena cabezon !! Carlos Goncalves

  • alejo

    Carlos Goncalves, no doubt.

  • Federico Airaudo

    sick carlos goncalves!!

  • Robeiro

    Monstruo surfer \!!!_

  • Robeiro Links

    Mounstro Surfer… Carlos Concalves

  • Sebastian

    Carlos Goncalves

  • Giovanni Bonfanti

    the best

  • Ruben Barberan

    The best pic is CARLOS GONCALVES.

  • Axel vedani

    Carlos Goncalvez is my choice, he is so deep in the barrel and he also made it so thats a merit.

  • brian bielmann

    Love all the photos, great job to all, but I must admit I felt the same way as Vince Cavataio. The fisheye guys are radical, I cant do what they are doing and the photos are insane but….. Is this a photo contest or a steepest and deepest contest, can you imagine if a surfer on a 4 foot wave wins because its a heavier photo than the guy on a 10 foot bomb which is shot with a long lens… so I think it needs to be decided is this a team effort between photog and surfer or is this all about the surfer, either way works, but it has to be one or the other.

  • Laserwolf

    I’m gonna call complete bullshit on this contest if Brent Beilman does’nt win. He completely smoked the competition in just about everyone of his photos. Anyone can sit in the channel shoot long lens. It takes so much to capture the images Brent got this winter. The guy is on a whole nother’ level from everyone else in the water. This is a photo challenge. The challenge and difficulty of capturing the image should be taken into consideration. Brent literally put his life on the line shooting fishey some of these big days while every other photog in the water including myself was shitting their pants in the channel shooting with long lens or with a 50.

  • brian bielmann

    Hey Laserwolf buddy,
    completely agree, Brent is Badass, (Hes my damn nephew )and so is Zak equally a badass, Give those guys photos of the year 10 times over but I just dont know if this is a photo contest (and neither do some of the judges) or all about the surfer and wave, thats all Just dont want to be misinterpreted here.Sorry to hear anyone can shoot long lens from the water, I never realized that and also sometimes fisheye makes the wave look bigger than it is and sometimes smaller than it is, and here lies the problem that I am pointing out. Im sure that the contest people will do a good job deciding the winner and I think Zak won last year with a long lens, so sorry no disrespect to Brent or Zak, never meant it that way if in fact thats how they saw my comments, Im a huge fan of both of them as photographers…. and this my friends is why I never ever comment on these things.

  • Laserwolf

    Well put BB! I didn’t mean any disrespect to you or the other photogs shooting long lens. I was one of them on the bigger days. I just really think if this is gonna be called photo challenge that the degree of difficulty in capturing the image and uniqueness of the image itself should be taken heavily into consideration. You can tell those are not 4 ft waves but I feel ya for sure! Tony Heff won last year with a Long lens and a great shot. I think Zak won the year before a fisheye shot. ( i think). Here’s to next winter!

  • Randy

    Surf photography is it a major turning point… Surfers themselves will be taking the very best photos in the near future with all the minicameras and technology.. You’re already seeing it happen.. Now everyone has access to the technology so it’s a whole new game open to everybody and anybody… There’s millions and millions of the very best photos people are willing to share..