Monday, July 26, 2010

The Long Beach Sessions (con't)

We begin with Happy Car, complete with new surfboard rack! That only took two and a half years to acquire - hahaha! So to commemorate we took advantage of the weekday off and hit Long Beach in search of surf. We knew there wouldn't be much above knee- to thigh-high waves but we were dying to get our paddle on so we hit it. The waves were rolling , the sets spaced far apart but definitely strong enough to offer some fun rides. The crowd in the water was small and chill. The tide was on it's way out and the north wind would ultimately squash the swell but it kept it clean and fun and easy for a few hours at least. After our morning session I took a few shots, as did Krissy.
This woman was awesome, going after everything determined to stand regardless of the white wash.

A little late on the get-up but hey, having fun is what it's all about.

I never get used to the monster barges in the distance. ...reminds me of my friends surfing Lake Superior waves up in Duluth, MN. Talk about mad men.

For you non-surfers out there you will notice that the nose of my surfboard is underwater while making this bottom turn. Yeah, that is a lesson in what not to do. (!) Oh well, you win some you lose some, either way it's the best feeling ever.

We are always thrilled with the return of the Long Beach sessions. I have been to Shangri-La, quite literally, but let me tell you, it's got nothing on the ocean! ;-)

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