Back in the Water

I was out of town for the holiday and made it back in time to sneak in a session at my favorite slab. Unfortunately for us San Dieganites, the weather turned and ruined this wonderful swell we had, these shots are from the just before the storm turned everything to blown out mush.

By far the heaviest wave of the session, this picture does not do it justice. I had to swim as hard as I could to make it past this beast.

This is me!

Yes, I got smashed hanging out on the inside in 3 ft. of water taking this shot of Johnny pulling in backside/airdrop, I think it was worth it…

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So this last weekend I was fortunate enough to be part of Illumination. This art show featured performances from dance groups, musicians, poetry readings…and of course multiple art forms including paintings and photography. The music of Dr. Seahorse was a highlight for me! Four pieces of mine were on display two of which were for auction. They brought in a combined total of over $300 for a Children’s home in Uganda. It was a really great event with a great purpose. Over 200 children became sponsored through Flood Church’s partnership with Children of the Nation. Enjoy the shots.

The Dark Waters fan club was in full force! My lovely wife, Nicolle, and Esther.


Dr. Seahorse…lens flare happy.


Ash checks out the art.

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This Saturday, Nov. 21, four of my pieces will be shown at the Illumination Art show in Downtown San Diego! I am really excited as I got to print two of them at 24″x36″ which is the biggest that I have ever made my shots. They look incredible thanks to the magicians at Chrome. So stop by, my wife and I will be cruising around checking out all the artists that are there. All the proceeds from the event go towards a children’s home in Uganda, Africa, so come and show your support!

Just one of the shots that will be at the show and apparently for auction! Haha, I just found that out! Gravy.

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South County Still Going Off!

Even this last Monday, as my collegiate studies where calling to me, I could not pass up the opportunity to shoot some of the remaining swell. With clear skies and slight off shores, it was still an incredible morning! Check it out…

A rare empty slides by not unnoticed.

Uh…you’ve got some real big rights.

Sufficiently slotted.

Still slotted…

Another empty that I have been mind surfing for over 24 hours now, feel free to do the same!

And yet another swell is forecasted for this weekend…It’s gonna be some sort of winter.

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I’m On Surfline!

The shot from my previous post of Jojo Roper is now featured in one of Surfline’s “Swell Stories”! Check it out at!

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Swell baby yeah…

We finally got it good down here in SD with some amazing waves pouring in all over the county thanks to a clean NW groundswell. There were green rooms a plenty. I snuck in a surf sess at my favorite beach break early Saturday as it was too cloudy to shoot, but I had my vengeance against the cumulus and stratus gods when I shot the best reef in the area Sunday night. Check out the mentality exhibited by Golden Depesa mining some turquoise in backlit perfection from the slideshow! The last frame is my favorite.

Ryan Burk

Sterling Smith

Sterling Smith goes sub-aquatic…dry reef anyone?

I love back lighting…

My favorite shot of the session, Ryan Burk goes deep. I like how the sun is bouncing around the light in the barrel.

I have no idea what this is. It reminds me of Pink Floyd song though.

Jojo Roper, charges hardest out there always.

Another Golden moment…peace on Earth.

Crisp and clean…and backbreakingly hollow.

Sterling Smith gets a room with a sunset view.

Barrels o’plenty.

I dig this view and the reflections of the shoreline on the face of the wave.

Slip slidin’ away.

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