Scored an epic day in Long Beach, New York on the 22nd of April; It unfortunately didn’t come with any sun. When it’s overcast windy and heavy not many people throw their 5/6 mm wetsuit on and come out for a photo session in 50 degree water temperatures. Luckily I can always count on my Buddy Neal to charge for awesome photos.


All the photos are grey today but I bet they still get your blood pumping for surf. Broke this post into my favorite sequences and left a bunch a single shots for the end. Aloha

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I’m really a fan of this angle, it usually leaves me totally exposed to get hit in the lip with the wave but I can’t wait till one day when the wave chandeliers over my head and I get a backdoor barrel shot.


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Same angle as last but I was a little too inside and the wave didn’t really open up, Neal really threaded the needle though and busted threw the backdoor on this one.


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Here are just a few single shots that I really liked


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9 responses

  1. Stunning photos even though the main color is gray!

    April 30, 2013 at 7:29 am

    • Thanks, the muted browns and tans in the unedited photos I felt were a distraction from the surfing. The waves actually popped more when I switched it too B and W

      April 30, 2013 at 7:44 am

  2. The starkness, arty tones of the B&W are startling because I can’t recall ever seeing black and white surfing photos since those of the Duke. Cool shots.

    April 30, 2013 at 8:36 am

  3. I love these photos!

    April 30, 2013 at 3:40 pm

  4. Reblogged this on runningcoastietocoastie.

    April 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

  5. They are making me cold! lol. Great shots.

    May 7, 2013 at 5:18 pm

  6. Looking good once again! I’m looking forward to seeing that back barrel when the time comes!

    May 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

  7. Gray is actually one of the most calming and beautiful colours! Those are some really neat photos you have there!

    June 6, 2013 at 8:43 pm

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