Summer was fun in the warm clear water, but when winter hit the crowds disappeared. The surfers remained, which was cool, but the images didn’t have the same feel. Capturing the power of the waves bearing down and engulfing boardshort clad swimmers throughout summer helped convey the helplessness amidst the ocean’s authority, whereas when the wetsuits and boards appeared it felt like the surfers were stepping into the ring with horse hooves in their gloves – ready to battle the ocean on a more even playing field.

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