Maldives Surf Pics
This is my favorite subject, my girlfriend Lisa, snorkeling. I shot this with my Canon G9 and underwater housing. The camera broke due to too many shutter actuations right after this, so reliability isn't so great, but what a cool shot for a point and shoot! I bought the G10, and it's marginally better, but Canon should have enlarged the sensor instead of the MP.
This was the consistently speaking, the biggest day I ever surfed. The Maldives aren't a swell magnet like Indo, so double overhead is rare, but the sets never stopped, they were 8-10 wave sets and exhilarating to say the least and the paddle out was a chore, I bounced off the reef on the inside and decided to shoot some photos for the last hour of daylight. Nathan cranking a bottom turn at sunset.
I'll take it, my favorite break: Jails.
This is something you would NEVER see at home in Cali: an empty head high barrel.
Richard, getting his second barrel on the same wave on the inside at Jailbreaks.
Can you tell Rich spends 6 months a year surfing Maldivian Point Breaks?
Click on the photo to enlarge. This is not fun, missing a take off only to turn around and see a huge lump on the horizon that is going to break on your head.
You would think that traveling 8000 miles to surf would mean less crowds, well, think again. Boatload of surfers from Spain, Brazil, Aus, and Israel crowd the lineups and it can get a little frustrating.
Our Aussie friend slashing in front of the typical mode of transport in the Maldives.
Nathan grew up surfing Raglan in NZ, commonly considered one of the best left hand points in the world. With 4mm less rubber, he was right at home on the tropical left handers.
Nathan on his second of three barrels on a single wave.