Shane and Nathan Oldfield trading waves on a late winter's afternoon. Nathan's blog Look & Sea is well worth frequenting.
August 27, 2010
"Surfing is a deeply wonderful thing - anytime, anywhere and any way."
Gerry Lopez in his book Surf Is Where You Find It (2008). If you stop by here regularly you've probably realised by now the quotes I use rarely have anything to do with the surfers pictured. They're just things that I thought might be worth repeating.
August 25, 2010
August 24, 2010
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August 19, 2010
August 16, 2010
August 10, 2010
August 9, 2010
"I'm struggling to find new places I can go on a wave. On tour you're trying to find places on the wave you've visited before. You're not looking for new territory."
Dane Reynolds in Surfing World 304 (2010). Yeah that's why I don't bother with the tour...
August 8, 2010
August 6, 2010
August 5, 2010
When I started this Surfer Joe blog I wrote a personal photo philosophy, it's at the top right of the page. In part it says:
"I also shoot all kinds of conditions. From ankle high to way overhead, from onshore and grey to offshore and perfect. The consistently perfect waves so common in surf mags often leave us with unrealistic expectations of what good surf is. It doesn't have to be 6 feet and slabbing to have fun. Surfer Joe features everyday surfers enjoying everyday conditions. I hope it makes you feel like surfing."
But I've come to realise this is only partly true. When I trawl through my photos looking for something to post I can't help gravitating towards photos of better waves and conditions. It is true there are very few large and perfect waves, but there are also very few completely unappealing, small, onshore, grey waves either. Whatever the type of waves featured I am sure of two things; it's about everyday surfers and I hope it makes you feel like surfing.