I've felt a calling to surf ever since I was a kid. My father and uncles were big time surfers in the 60s and 70s. My dad went on to wind surfing, and then took up waterskiing when we moved up to the mountains. So I grew up on skis, which is so awesome in itself, but I think that itch to surf is somewhere embedded in my DNA. I'm drawn to the surf lifestyle, and feel deeply connected to the ocean, glassy waves, and all things beach.
The Emerald Coast isn't exactly known for it's surf, but since I moved here last September, I've been surprised how many times there actually has been surf. The waves are typically small, but when there are storms in the Gulf, like Hurricane Harvey, bigger waves pick up. Sometimes there's lots of rain accompanied, but yesterday the waves were a gorgeous glowy emerald green.
I grabbed my camera, and headed down to a known surf spot to watch. I realized a couple of things, 1) I have to learn how to surf. I absolutely have to! and 2) I need to save up for some new equipment because I'd love the challenge of dabbling in some surf photography.
If you know who any of these people are, be sure to share the post with them. And if you'd like for me to come out and shoot some more surf photos of you, drop me an email and let me know where you'll be.
See you out there!