Day 3: Pros and Joes

Day 3: Pros and Joes

Today we arose to perfect Thunders again.  I was out shooting in the water before 7am with the boys getting in a session before the 4 other boats woke up.  4 boats usually mean 40 people at times.  Thats a lot for one break.  Once again the groms from Brazil were out throwing down.  I’m here to shoot my crew and not them so you won’t see any photos of them, sorry.  Thunders backed off a little from the day before but was still firing.  I swam out with my 50mm 1.2 and shot for almost 3 hours.  Came in for some brecky ( as Tim the chef would say) and then went back out after lunch to shoot again with the 50mm.  Shooting with the 50mm can yield some great results but is often less consistent than shooting from the boat or jet ski.  Quality in my opinion is more important than quantity!

Towards the end of this session the pack swelled to nearly 25, more than I have ever seen in the Mentawais.  We all bailed the lineup and headed back to the boat.  The consensus was made that we move on and find our own spot.  We headed south and squeaked in a last minute sunset session with the fading swell.  The light was great and the reef was shallow.  Christian found out by getting a tattoo of a reef scar on his buttox!    Ended the day pretty well and finally starting to not feel any jet lag after day 3!