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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, and 6 hours of bobbing for apples in 50 foot swells. I’ll announce where the images will land and/or post all of it here. Teaser image below.

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Tyler Smith in the first heat of the 2010 Mavericks Surf Contest. Half Moon Bay, CA.

UPDATE: Drift Surfing published my account of the Mavericks 2010 surf contest with my words and 28 full screen size images.

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Jay Watson
San Francisco Bay Area based lifestyle and people photographer Jay Watson shoots editorial, apparel, automotive, corporate, and sports subjects for commercial clients. Published in over 70 magazines.

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