This photo is from Sandy ~ Day 5.
The surfer is Angela, a local, science teacher and life guard, who brought her South California surfing skills, to our humble island.
It’s a bit tragic, that what brought us these savory, brown waves, has been devastating up the coast. Anyone that lives near the ocean knows the threat.
It’s wise to respect mother nature.
These are some of my pics from Sandy Day 5.
Shooting into the sun sucks.
This is an example of the waves that can get kicked up in a storm, here on our island.When you see pics like this~you’re first thought might be ~ he’s never gonna make that!And then he does ~ This guy can surf!
And then there’s this surfer.This picture was taken on the same day.He had been very selective~choosing one of the less threatening waves.Nice~WIPEOUT!
This surfer is Josh Pinkin.
The west wind was blowing him back off the wave. He was being very cautious. The other surfers and people on the beach had concern. Inside, I was cheering him on. Right now, I had the thought of the ONE wave I rode at Puerto Escondido, Mexico. I could see people on the beach getting out of their chairs and pointing at me. I was an old lady, back then fifteen years ago. Anyway, I made it, he didn’t. There comes a time that every surfer has to step up.
He did and he was obviously happy about it, wipe-out and all.
Yesterday, I grabbed my camera and headed to the Spot. There were four surfers out and I enjoyed takings pics. I would never even consider paddling out in windy waves like that; not anymore.
Hurricane Sandy is headed our way here in Fernandina Beach, FL.
Post ESA contest shoot, I headed downtown Fernandina to check out the car show. Unfortunately, I missed the show, but did see a lot of cars in the streets.
Something is always going on ~ on the island.