Day 3: It all pays off

 

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Matt Oberman

Matt Oberman

Day 3: It all pays off

5:30 comes much earlier than my body would have liked but the light is calling my cameras.  The offshore winds are still cranking which is worrisome in depleting the waves too much.  Luckily upon checking it I learned the swell was still here along with a slight chill from a cold front.  I ran around in shooting some sunrise shots until i made it to the break to check the conditions.  It was firing.  Ran back and woke up the crew to get on it.  I shot from land for about an hour before deciding it was time to hit the water as conditions were too good to not swim.  I swam out through the deep channel  and made it to the break within 15mins.  The current and rips were nowhere to be found thankfully.  I shot fisheye for 3 hours before heading in to refuel and rest for about an hour.  On my way in I was greeted with freshly made banana bread French toast before even drying off!  Wow, talk about awesome neighbors!  We headed back out to shoot again for another hour or two of eating, changing batteries and cards….. scoring a few more.  Barrels were plenty in the rich blue water.

Almost going out for a third session before realizing my body was too beat and the waves weren’t as good, so I stayed on land to shoot a few more.  With the clouds coming in and out all day it was tough to time it with the waves being surfed and my positioning needing to be perfect.  The sun went down and I started going through nearly 1500 images from the day (after deleting all the duds).  Getting the images out to pubs in time is key so I edited for the next couple hours from the past two days.  We hung out at Mike’s again with his wife and checked out the days images!  As I write this they are all at dinner while I get the images out.  Life of the photographer on a surf trip.

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