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Massive swells hit the Pacific Coast in May, prompting surfers to paddle out. The photo shows how large the waves actually were. As a wave crashes behind this surfer, the white water is more than triple his height.

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Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Playa Venao, Panama
Copyright: © Aya Andrews