The surf is definitely up here in Santa Barbara!

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!)

Santa Barbara Surf Photographers, Wedding Photography Gone Surfer Photographer

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!

Santa Barbara Surf Photographers, Wedding Photography Gone Surfer Photographer

Santa Barbara Surf Photographers, Wedding Photography Gone Surfer Photographer

Santa Barbara Surf Photographers, Wedding Photography Gone Surfer Photographer

Santa Barbara Surf Photographers, Wedding Photography Gone Surfer Photographer

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!)

Santa Barbara Surf Photographers, Wedding Photography Gone Surfer Photographer

Santa Barbara Surf Photographers, Wedding Photography Gone Surfer Photographer

Santa Barbara Surf Photographers, Wedding Photography Gone Surfer Photographer

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?)

Santa Barbara Surf Photographers, Wedding Photography Gone Surfer Photographer

Santa Barbara Surf Photographers, Wedding Photography Gone Surfer Photographer

Santa Barbara Surf Photographers, Wedding Photography Gone Surfer Photographer

Santa Barbara Surf Photographers, Wedding Photography Gone Surfer Photographer

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 [email protected] and I’d glady hook you up!

edit:

Our photos from today were just featured over at santabarbarasurfing.com!

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