Shawn Tracht takes a water photo of Cameron Rigby in Shell Beach, California

Shawn Tracht takes a water photo of Cameron Rigby in Shell Beach, California

Working with a great surfer in town with a great attitude and a passion for surfing is what it is all about for me.  Getting a half-way decent surf shot isn’t easy.  Getting a good shot is harder, and getting a surfing photo from the water that you want to put on your own wall is a rare event.

In this photo here, Cameron Rigby was on about his tenth wave of the day on a smaller swell during the Spring.  The tide wasn’t totally right, and our favorite little reef wasn’t really bowling up like normal.  I was out of place all morning for most of my bros, and on the wave before this, Cam flew by me and hit the lip a little low, too low to see his board.  Out of excitement and seeing the sun coming up through my tiny view finder, I yelled to Cam as he paddle by, laughing as he always is, “dude, bust the tail out huge on the next inside wave after you pass by, and we’re going to line-up an all time shot!”

Screaming in laughter, he told me I was way over ampping for the waves and told me he’d throw it up there.

Stoooookkkkkkkked!  Cheers to Cameron Rigby, crappy waves, and killer sunrises at your favorite little reef.  To us few buddies surfing that day, this is what it’s all about.

Camera Gear
Canon 7D

Lens
24 mm

Settings
Tv Mode
F.2.8
Shutter Speed: 1000
Aperture: Auto
SPL Water Housing

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