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Outtakes: Grant Twiggy Baker Surfing Mavericks

Outtakes: Grant Twiggy Baker Surfing Mavericks

The 2014 winner of the Titans of Mavericks Surfing Contest was Grant Twiggy Baker of South Africa. This year’s conditions were significantly better than the 2013 contest with a few heats seeing waves close to 40ft. Baker was aggressive and made the most of the opportunity. I didn’t shoot the contest this year, so here Continue Reading

Surfing Photography Feature by Nikon

Surfing Photography Feature by Nikon

This makes me smile. Nikon interviewed me for their Nikon Learn and Explore page and featured 12 of my photos for an article on surfing photography. A few sample images are below with some additional tips not mentioned in Nikon’s post.   One wave up. Two surfers sliding down. Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, CA. Nikon Continue Reading

Cold Water Souls (4 of 4): Zach Wormhoudt

Cold Water Souls (4 of 4): Zach Wormhoudt

A portrait series of surfers from Santa Cruz, CA photographed for the book titled Cold Water Souls by author Chris Nelson. Outtakes, selections, and archives on Northern California surfing below. click to enlarge      Zach Wormhoudt represents Santa Cruz well. His father Ken Wormhoudt, built the legendary Derby skatepark in 1976 that has been Continue Reading

Incoming: Mavericks on Drift Surfing

Incoming: Mavericks on Drift Surfing

Drift Surfing published my account of the Mavericks 2010 surf contest with my words and 28 full screen size images. The piece is not a commentary on contests or corporate sponsors. It is about my personal experience of what it was like shooting from the media boat. “Incoming” now viewable on www.driftsurfing.com “The entire Mavericks Continue Reading

Teaser: Tyler Smith Surfing Mavericks

Teaser: Tyler Smith Surfing Mavericks

On February 13, 2010 some of the world’s biggest waves hit Half Moon Bay. I shot well over 1200 images and have narrowed it down to a few dozen selects. A fairly interesting story is nearly finished regarding the day’s events. Without exaggeration, it involves working on 3 hours of sleep, broken egos, monster opportunities, Continue Reading