who here has been surfing this week?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Peajay4060, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Lookthing

    Lookthing Active Member

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    Dec 12, 2020
    Awesome. Where did you surf? Yeah, SC gets some amazing surf. The problem is the crowds can get annoying and the locals can be sorta territorial in some spots. Capitola fortunately is friendly and not too competitive. Trick is to go there on a big day.
     
  2. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Thanks. The artwork on Rob's board really makes the shots. It was a dreary day and the sun was mostly behind the clouds. I've got shots of other surfers who were surfing well but because they were riding plain clear boards, wearing solid black wetsuits and the lighting was less than ideal the pictures of those surfers were not worth editing or posting. Those shots are just blaaaaa and nothing I could possibly do in Lightroom or Photoshop could help them. Advice for those who want to see good pictures of themselves surfing in the winter......add some color to your board or wetsuit. It makes a huge difference especially when the lighting is bad. It also helps to surf on a different level too. Also regarding color it helps the person shooting track where you are in the lineup when its crowded in the winter.

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    Example below. Its a great turn on a solid wave that I got a good sequence of. Because of the lighting and the lack of color there really wasn't much I could do with the shot to make it interesting. I can blow out the whites only so far and I can only take the water color, exposure, temperature and saturation so far. Just can't make the shot pop without some other colors in the mix to play with.

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    The only other surfer in the water on a colorful board this session and again I can make the shot look much better than it came off of the camera because I've got some colors to work with. Again, good surfing helps too.

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    Bring Back Those 80s airbrushes!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Solid head high East swell yesterday. Super fun... but a bit on the cool side.
     
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  4. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Thanks forbthe info. I have been adding color to my last 4 boards and I do need a new suite so ill take your advise!
     
  5. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Surfing? What's that?

    Been flat as fug for 2 weeks. Also cold as fug. Gave me some time to focus on projects around mi casa. New paint and floors for the guest room. Better get some swell soon b/c I think we are going to rip out the kitchen next.
     
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  6. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Flat here all week. Just put new floors in myself. Running out of maney..patience and time. Hoping for something Sunday
     
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  7. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2006
    Swell dropped to a more manageable level today. Mostly waist high with some shoulder high sets from time to time. Wore my new wetsuite today. I didn't realize how porous my old one was! Getting out of a brand new 4/3 chest zip is quite the exercise in patience. Hopefully it doesn't take too long to loosen up.
     
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  8. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    A friend snapped a couple of me dropping in and getting a little slotty on a left the other day in Ocean City Maryland. Warning: shitty cell phone pix. Warning: goofy surfing stance

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  9. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    nice ride Mitchell, that second pic looks great
     
  10. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Beautiful wave...
     
  11. whoisJOB

    whoisJOB Well-Known Member

    72
    Jan 5, 2021
    did anyone in New England hit up that mid-period south/southeast swell the other day? interested to hear how certain breaks were taking it.

    damn, Mitchell is always posting pics of hollow waves. it’s like he does some voodoo dance before paddling out and nature heeds his request
     
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  12. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Saturday was firing after the rain, nice leftovers on Sunday
     
  13. whoisJOB

    whoisJOB Well-Known Member

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    Jan 5, 2021
    Nice. Where at?
     
  14. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    RI. I don't name specific spots, it's usually no secret what spots are good.
     
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  15. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    yeh the boy seems to be blessed
     
  16. whoisJOB

    whoisJOB Well-Known Member

    72
    Jan 5, 2021
    that’s all I was looking for. Thanks, bruh. not like anything is a secret now. Did this place happen to be where there’s an excess of red algae in summer or was it more rocky?
     
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  17. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Rocky, I'm on the other side of the bridge
     
  18. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    oh ffs dude lol
     
  19. whoisJOB

    whoisJOB Well-Known Member

    72
    Jan 5, 2021
    nice. Cobblestones?
     
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  20. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Nah, east facing spots. If I'm thinking about the place you're mentioning that's a south swell/ southeast spot. But there are a lot of spots, named and otherwise that could fit