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Our Only Summer Swell (5 of 5)

Each day this week I have been posting images from the only summer swell that hit Northern California. This is the final post out of 5 total.

It brings me great sadness to let you know that I didn’t get to surf during this swell. That’s right man. Our Only Summer Swell came and went while I was busy working which explains why so many surfers ditch work when the waves are good. The ocean is fickle and good conditions in Northern California during the summer do not last very long. This brings up a lesson in life for surfers and non surfers. Live life while you can and don’t wait until tomorrow. If you miss an opportunity, don’t kick yourself. Grab your board and get ready for the next set of waves. There will always be more so enjoy your next ride!

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Summer Swell, Capitola, CA. © Jay Watson PhotographySummer Swell, Capitola, CA. © Jay Watson Photography.

Summer Swell, Steamers Lane. © Jay Watson PhotographySummer Swell, Steamer’s Lane. © Jay Watson Photography.

Summer Swell, The Hook. © Jay Watson PhotographySummer Swell, The Hook. © Jay Watson Photography.

Summer Swell, Steamer's Lane. © Jay Watson PhotographySummer Swell, Steamer’s Lane. © Jay Watson Photography.

Summer Swell, Capitola, CA. © Jay Watson PhotographySummer Swell, Capitola, CA. © Jay Watson Photography.

Summer Swell, Capitola, CA. © Jay Watson PhotographySummer Swell, Capitola, CA. © Jay Watson Photography.

“Surfing Sucks! Don’t Try It. You’ll Hate It.”

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UPDATE: Select images from the series “Our Only Summer Swell” won an honorable mention at the 2010 International Photography Awards under the category of people lifestyle.

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