Monday, May 16, 2011

A Bit of Recent Surf Imagery

Though my blog may indicate otherwise, it's actually been a while since I last shot surfing. True, I've done a few casual shoots with afternoon light at the various breaks near my place in Dana Point. But the past two weeks were the first time I'd spent consecutive hours on the sand, documenting a surf contest ongoing in the water.

Two weeks ago I was at Trestles, in San Onofre State Park, for the Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro. Pretty much every up-and-coming name in surfing was on hand, along with a swath of the top international competitors. By the final days of competition, it was down to a pair of local talents and a bunch of Brazilians. The Brazilians overcame.

A few days after the contest, a one-day event went off at 54th Street in Newport Beach, the Ghetto Juice Airshow. A number of the young flyers from the contest had hung around and decided to take part in this unique airs-only event. Great for shooting and people on the beach. Not so great when the surf doesn't cooperate. Didn't seem to bother the competitors much, who found plenty of launch ramps.

Fun few days. Now back to shooting anything and everything else.

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