Bodysurfing and Wave watching!
To say this summer has been flat surf wise would be an understatement to many surfers, as a bodysurfer the conditions can be less of a factor for if I’m going to bother to get in the water or not (just getting in for a swim can be as satisfying).
On the warmest day of the year mid July I just had to go to the beach and get in the sea, without checking any tides or surf reports, car already packed, leaving a hot workshop was great relief.
Pulling up to a quiet beach and spotting a couple of others heading out bodyboarding I thought it might be worth taking out my fins and a handplane for a go. On the front of my handplane I have an attachment for a GoPro water proof camera to capture the views of riding the waves. Recently I have been inspired by Hawaiian water photographer Clark Little check out his Instagram profile (the photos that follow are by no means near what he achieves but hopefully you will see the inspiration)
In between the waves I chose to ride I had a go at capturing some of the waves as they were breaking, trying out different settings on the camera resulting in over 1500 stills stored on the SD card, that will mean a lot of time spent going through and selecting the best.
Here are my favorites, I look forward to getting better at capturing the waves and sharing them with you