Friday, July 31, 2009
I'm not going to beat around the bush, I'm not going to sit here and tell you about how I almost missed the biggest south since '96 hit and I almost got stuck at the US Open shooting closed out crap, nor was I going to sit in San Clemente and shoot overhead, overcast walls with the rest of the Southern California surf photo world. This swell was too special, too perfect, too ideal to be anywhere but Mexico. As much as I would love to show the entire batch of images I shot over the past 6 days in Mexico, I can't. The fellas at Surfer Magazine would not like that, and neither would I. So here it is, I leave you with this. One image from Last Friday. They are calling this wave the biggest wave ever paddled into at Puerto Escondido. Think about that, Big waves are ridden all over the world, most in cold water locations, far out to sea with jetskis, boats, or at times sea planes to get to. Greg Long, along with his brother Rusty, Will, Alejandro Moreda, Jamie Sterling, and Dane Ward paddled from the beach on boards ranging from 8'2-10'0s to surf these waves. This is no bullshit. I did everything in my powers to get to where I needed to be for this session and made it in the nick of time. But I digress, these guys are the heros. Look for the full story along with a very serious XXL Paddle in Nominee and a plethora of spreads and hopefully covers worldwide from this wave. So with this I leave you, the start of the wave...Congrats Greg. Well done!
Last week I had the pleasure to meet an incredible group of men and woman on the military base at Camp Pendleton to share some waves and learn more about the Jimmy Miller Foundation. Along with a sharing the stoke of surfing to a group of wounded soldiers, we had some laughs and ate a ton of sandwhiches. Here's a link to the story and photos!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Surfermag.com just posted an online feature from my trip to Peru that was featured in the Big Issue. http://surfermag.com/photos/flash/go_left_young_men/
Seeing these shots and the south swell approaching can only make me wonder what these waves are doing right now...
Monday, July 20, 2009
Amidst one of the most crowded sessions I have ever seen in Southern California I found a quite moment to snap a couple photos of my friends Eric Snortums latest shape. A handmade kneeboard made out of plywood. Though he didn't catch the most waves, the board went fast and we all had a blast watching him ride it.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Today I took the trip up to San Clemente to shoot some photos for Timmy Currans film "Union Express." A short stint at the San Clemente train station followed by a Gluten Free store visit led us through the streets of SC and down to the pier where I snapped a few shots while waiting for the train and enjoying this fine summer weather we've been having. Stay tuned for an online web gallery on Surfermag.com. All in all a successful day and a smooth one at that!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Surfermag.com just put up an 11 photo gallery from last weeks south swell. I was a little bummed they pulled this photo from the batch, but the rest are cool.
The caption would have said "Thanks for clogging my toilet Nate..Last time I take you to get burritos!"
Monday, July 6, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Surfer Magazines annual BIG issue came out with over 300 pages of Glossy surf images and words to fill your brain and please the eyes. My trip to Peru was one of the features in the magazine and it was great to see the photos in oversized press! Alongside the trip is a spread of Blacks Beach that was in the previous issue and if you look closely, you can see my name among some of the photographers whom I respect the most under the "staff photographers." The South Pacific has been active and I've been busy shooting a ton around California. Look for new images to come out soon and the website is almost done...Enjoy!