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A Few More Tubes... Some Bodysurfing Photos in Santa Barbara March 20 2012

A few days of some fun surf here over the Holiday Break.  This day I was able to get a few more shots of some tubes

NORTH SHORE in BLACK AND WHITE December 01 2011

Hawaii usually conjures up images of blue skies and turquoise waves. Sometimes taking out the color can show the true power of the surf even more. It's not always sunny either, so on overcast days with rain squalls lighting and water color is far from perfect as are the waves. Here are a few shots from Pipe and Rocky Point on some not so perfect days.  Although the color of the waves has been desaturated, the energy of the surf is raw and oversaturated... These were during the lay days of the Vans World Cup of Surfing. Photos By: Ryan Kleiner

HAWAII TRIPLE CROWN - SUNSET CONTEST November 28 2011

Here are a few shots from the 2nd day at the Sunset Contest on the North Shore of O'ahu. The swell has become a bit more manageable with lighter winds today. The first day of the contest (Sunday) saw larger windy unorganized swell with way bigger sets. Today the sun was shining and still double overhead  on the sets.  Swell is kind of dropping but more on the way for later in the week with less wind and should be good.

 

Photos By Ryan Kleiner:

( top ) Looking up from Rocky Point on Monday Morning at the contest scene. Some heavy tubes for sure...

( middle ) Contest crowd was massive on Sunday. Great weather and good swell = lots of people from all over.

( bottom ) Adam Robertson getting a good top turn in his heat.

 


Travel Story February 01 2010

On my trip to Australia last spring while working the new movie WAY OF THE OCEAN the surf was pumping day in and day out. Australia was experiencing their "El Nino" and conditions were great. Check out wayoftheocean.com/blog/ for video clips, photos, and the stories from behind the scenes. This particular shot was up on the bluff at a secret spot in New South Wales.  No crowds, plenty of waves and lots of wildlife under those waves. The fishermen just out on the end of the rocks were pulling in Yellowfin like crazy and said they spotted a pretty hefty looking white shark just the day before. I guess that is pretty much "natural crowd control." After shooting photos and video most of the day conditions cleaned up even more and the waves started to imitate some West Oz point with clear blu water and offshore winds grooming perfect left tubes..  Glad I got a shot of my board before I snapped my it on my 3rd wave.  Needless to say my session was cut short but I still have the image of my last barrel before it clipped me and sent me to the beach.