Absolutely, Barry. As a teenager and young adult, I lived on the beaches between Scarborough Beach and Watermans Bay. However, the fear of exposing a neoprene clad, frumpy physique to an unsuspecting and likely easily offended public, is keeping me anchored to the beach. Right next to the esky, filled with an assortment of continental style rolls and a couple of cold ones.Some of the best surf photos I've seen were shot up close, from in the water with a dive housing.
Kitesurfers are a difficult subject to photograph because they are so far detached from the kite (compared to say a windsurfer) - so I have found it best to either focus in on the surfer themselves and leave the kite out of the frame or pull back a bit to give a better context for the photo (preferably with several kitesurfers and kites in the frame.
I forgot to say that another useful angle is from behind when the surfer changes direction and lowers the kite to power away....
Love the photo of Carlos at Mavericks, thanks for sharing theseSome vintage work from the 80's and 90's:
Clark Little at Waimea Shorebreak:
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Carlos Burle at Maverick's:
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Ken Bradshaw, Mike Parsons and Brock Little at Maverick's:
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Jay Moriarity at Maverick's:
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No Escape: Second Reef Pipeline
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