My buddy Cody text’d me last night asking me what I was doing at 5 a.m. today… My immediately reply – Sleeping!
Next thing you know, he’s got me convinced that I need to wake up 4 hours earlier than I normally wake up to take pictures of the “epic” surf we’re getting here in Santa Barbara. Well, let’s just say I had a blast! Here’s the images I narrowed down to! (I know… freaking 12 pictures… sorry lol)
Here’s Rincon at sunrise (yes… I was there BEFORE sunrise!)
I saw at least three surfers come in with broken boards (or even no board at all) during the few hours we were there. Crazyness!
YIKES!!! (mind you I don’t surf cause I’m afraid of 1′ waves… so this was unreal for me to watch! these guys are like super-heros!)
It looks like he’s falling… but as you see in the next pic, he totally pulls it off. (if he was on a bike we’d call this a table top maybe… I think in surfing it’s called shredding?)
I posted like 100 pictures to our print server that you can check out by clicking here.
Usually when I show up somewhere to shoot, I feel pretty good carrying my gear around and looking “professional”… not the case when shooting a world famous location where a million other photogs are sitting around with CRAZY long lenses… I was nothing but average and below average today 🙁
If you happen to be one of the burly dudes in these pictures and you’d like a full-res file for yourself, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d glady hook you up!
Our photos from today were just featured over at santabarbarasurfing.com!