I found out there was going to be some big surf last weekend so I planned an outing to Santa Cruz. When I got there I was surprised to find the 2009 O'Neill Cold Water Classic in full swing. Man, those guys can really surf! Quite incredible.
Not the best conditions for picture-taking as the sun was way to the left of where I was set up and the surfers were - for the most part - going away from the sun. I tried to get "sun in the face" shots when I could, but there was a lot of backlight.
Here's a series of what I consider the better shots. CC appreciated.
Thanks Des. Rags, I was there from sunrise (hoped to get a sunrise shot but it didn't happen. ) until about 10:00. I was about 1/2 way between the contest HQ and the lighthouse. It's pretty amazing what these guys can do with a stick of foam!