Although this was not the best winter for surf so far, a nice swell has been hitting the California coast over the last few days. Here is a couple of shots taken at El Capitan, located about 20 minutes north-east from Santa Barbara. The spot features a killer right and if you go down the beach around the point, you will find a nice left as well as another right. Enjoy !
This is just to the north of El Capitan and often the better of the breaks along this stretch of the coast. You will have to park somewhere along the freeway which i still haven’t figured out if it legal or tolerated until a cop in a bad mood drives by.
My equipment limits me somewhat as far as surf photography goes, but with the high-resolution even a wider shot can be cropped to look closer.
I love the reflections you get when shooting into the sun. Turned out real nice on this shot of a surfer heading down the line, seemingly towards nothing but a bright silver light.
The conditions caused lots of sick calls to work and every shredder who is able to walk made their way down to the beach.