Day 6: First in, last out.

Day 6: First in, last out.

I began the day waking at 4am to prep my flash housing and shoot sunrise in the water.  Swimming out in the dark in solid 6ft is not for the faint of heart.  Knowing my boundaries in the things I do in life, preparation leads me to be ready for occasions like this.  I swam out and shot another start to an amazing day.  By 5:30 I was back in switching my housing for the long lens to shoot with Matt and everyone else.  When there is a crew of more than 2-3 people its a lot easier to shoot from land to get shots of everyone as you can imagine.  Doug and Woody were getting the hang of the challenging conditions with smiles from ear to ear.  Matt caught his first wave and snapped his last board #4.   He went in to grab my Kechele and pulled in to more tubes than that thing has had in a while.  After the afternoon shack fest we headed in for a few rounds of pool volleyball at the house.  Matt, Doug and Woody are all Lifeguards that play daily together at work so the competition was on in the multiple games we played.  Its too bad that Jasmin and I beat them the first round!

Conditions declined in the afternoon as everyone started to call it a day and begin the cocktails.  I went back out to shoot the sunset until it was completely black out in the water with the flash.  Between the rip currents and the constant adjustments of my camera and flash, I was on my toes the entire two hours.  Came home and Byron and his assistants were prepping a huge feast with roasted chicken, plantains and rice with beans.  Solid meal felt great!  Tonight Mackinley and Karina will be arriving off the red eye from Florida to fill the house with all 8 of us.

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