Shooting Some Surfing

A day at the beach with some of the best in the world.


04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca

It’s been a while since I’ve shot any surfing, so when friend Lon Levin invited me down to the U.S. Open in Huntington Beach, I jumped at the chance. Besides, how wrong can you go with a day at the beach?


04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca

You can’t go wrong with some of the best surfers on the planet. I was down there with a little shorter glass than I wanted, but thanks to being able to shoot with 36 megapixels on the Nikon D800, and change crop modes on the fly, I made do from the shore nicely.


04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca
04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca

04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca


04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca
04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca
04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca
04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca
04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca
04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca

Announcing was legendary "Rockin' Fig"

Announcing was legendary “Rockin’ Fig”



04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca
04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca
04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca
04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca

And of course, there’s the bikinis and people watching. One of the funniest trends was not only people walking around with “Free hugs” on their chests, but girls with funny stuff written on their lower backs.


04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca
04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca
04 August 2012. US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach, Ca

It was a good day to hit the beach with my girlfriend, gave her a camera and let her play, too. Really nice to watch some amazing surfing and take a little of the rust off and get a tan, all at the same time!

Get out there and try shooting something you haven’t in a while!