My little bit of hell is over. Being out of the water for 2 months as the California winters swells start hitting our shores was brutal. Seeing all my buddies from La Jolla and Laguna scoring left and right. Wishing I was able to join them. All that is now over. I went out for a swim a couple of days after Christmas. I didn’t intend to shoot, but after a little swim, I found that the waves were not really big and that the current was not strong. My knee felt pretty good so I decided to grab my housing and camera out of the car and do a little shooting. And by a little, I mean two hours. And then another 3 hours the following morning. I had no pain in my knee and am fully healed up after the sprained MCL.
The first two days I was back in the water, the clarity was off the charts. Some of the best that I have seen not just in La Jolla, but anywhere. Here are some of the shots from those mornings..
This was one of my favorite vortex I shot up until this time.
This is my buddy Jeff behind the wave.
Here is a little sequence that I shot... You can see how I am positioned in the water and the amount of frames I get in a given wave. Thats why the knowledge of the water is so important.
I loved the contrast in this image...
If you would like to see more from my first two days back in the water... Go to http://surfingeye.com/recents and take a look at some of my better shots from these two days... Hope you enjoy!