Waimea Bay, Big Monday 2016

Waimea Bay, Big Monday 2016

Big Monday January 4th 2016.  25 to 35 feet along the north shores of Oahu. we are fortunate and privileged to have witnessed the North Shore at its full glory, with some of the top big wave riders from all around the world taking on the pure power of Waimea Bay. @Hawaiinewsnow @surfermagazine @natgeotravel 

Jersey - Heritage Paddle Race

Jersey - Heritage Paddle Race

Jersey's Heritage Paddle Race pulls people together to test their strength, experience and knowledge of the sea. There is no divide here between generations, gender or ability, they're all in the same boat, as it were! Laughter rings out across the beach, looping its way in and around paddlers and supporters, linking them to one purpose- to prove their worth against the sea and to other paddling and surfing devotees. 

North Shore Lifeguards

North Shore Lifeguards

The North Shore Lifeguard Association was founded in 1996 by the Honolulu City and County Lifeguards who work and live in district three (North Shore, Oahu Beaches). The club was organized to help fulfill the need for ocean safety and lifesaving education within the North Shore community. The NSLA is committed to working with individuals and organizations who share with us the following goals:

1. To develop and provide instructional programs for the public in lifesaving, ocean rescue, cardio pulmonary resuscitation and surf safety skills.

2. To develop and support community recreational activities including swimming and paddleboard races, surf contests, lifeguard competitions, as well as other ocean oriented events.

3. To support youth programs, such as the Junior Lifeguard Program.

 

Junior Lifeguard Program

South Africa

South Africa

My heart lies in the Eastern Cape, in South Africa. It is my birthplace, my spiritual and community home. How apt that my fiancée and I should begin our journey in this drought-ravaged, parched landscape tended by the most caring, committed and resilient folk I have ever encountered. Here we met with loved ones, moving along the coastal towns and villages, to celebrate the festive season, to commiserate with the loss of their livestock and to re- kindle precious bonds. Our route culminating in Morgan Bay. To leave its vast swathes of white sand, unpredictable ocean currents and rip tides, pounding at the bases of dramatic cliffs where my forefathers' ashes are strewn, is more difficult than I can ever express. Days later, our quest to push up into the unspoilt beauty of Sodwana, and to stick to our itinerary, gave us the incentive to move on... Read more

Big Wednesday

Big Wednesday

Wednesday 27th January 2016 saw one of the biggest ridable swells to hit The North Shore of Oahu in the last nine years, this is my story from the day, documenting surfers, photographers and characters of the bay enjoying amazing conditions at Waimea, whilst following the North shore life guards keeping everyone safe throughout the day into the early evening. 

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning

Sunday morning out at pipeline, being more successful paddle than my last time out. "its never a good sign to see your Canon 5ds swimming inside your housing" with a back up camera and full equipment check! I headed out first with my 50mm to capture the waves above water. The first sequence of @Masatoshiohno just blew me away, the waves were 4 foot before and after this set rolled through. With a lack of swell and crystal clear water below, I changed my set up to fish eye and mask, capturing the scene below the waves. Photographers, body surfers and a group of surf girls all enjoying the Sunday morning together out in the ocean.