Very glad I chose to sail elsewhere, otherwise with those waves and the extremely offshore wind I would have done some serious damage. Considering that yesterday I already broke mast and sail (the Forza Napoli sail... and today Napoli lost playing a horrible game...), that would have not been good.
These guys instead make it look good no matter what. The level of the top sailors at Hookipa is just mesmerizing. I only shot one hour and kinda late in the afternoon so I missed Mark, Drew, Levi, KP and others. Nonetheless, the outcome was quite remarkable.
Photo of the day goes to this Taka off the lip by Marcilio Browne, AKA Browsinho.
When I looked at this photo on the lcd screen of my fantastic, cheap, point and shoot camera, I knew it was going to be good.
When I looked at this one instead, I thought I'd fuck up the framing (too much zoom). Instead, I like it a lot. Robby Swift spotting the landing mid aerial.
When I looked at this other one instead, I thought I had a magazine worthy one. Unfortunately it turned out to be blurred.
I remind the readers that I shoot hand held. I can't stand tripodes and I find the challenge of the hand held way more fun.
This aerial from Browzinho falls into the glorious category.
Chronological order from now on.
Keith is back from a trip that offered some epic surfing. God, look at those colors!
Keith off the top.
Bernd on a sizey one.
This kid knows how to bottom turn.
Click on the photo and read the interesting sponsor to the right of Swifty's head.
He was on fire today.
You may think that all waves look big when Bernd is on them. Wrong. They are big.
This guy's name is Zac Howard (danke Frau doktor) and he was ripping!
Tomorrow is another day. Unless we die tonight (never forget that one day this is going to be true)...
PS. Bruno Sillac from Oahu just sent me an link to his new video called Season Ender. I don't even need to look at it. I'll embed it because I know I will like it. Thanks Bruno! Hopefully I'll make it over there this summer!