Rocky Point Airs and Pupukea Barrels

What a busy week it has been. We’ve had friends visiting, I had a website to launch, and another site to start coding. By yesterday I was really anxious to get my cameras out, so that’s what I did. I started off the day by shooting from Rocky Point, then I swam out to Pupukeas and Gas Chambers with the GoPro3 for a couple of hours. Late in the afternoon I shot some more from the point, and swam out just before sunset at Pupukeas.

I’m still playing around with the GoPro3 Black Edition to find the best settings. In my first swim session I started out shooting video at 1440, 48 frames a second. I then switched to shooting photos in burst mode at 10 shots a second. Why the two different modes? The first two times I shot in the water I tried burst mode, but missed a lot of shots due to the half second delay. With video, I don’t have that issue and I figured the screen grabs would be great quality. Unfortunately, the screen grabs weren’t what I anticipated so none of them made the cut on here.

For my last swim of the evening, I switched back to burst mode, but at 30 shots/3 seconds. On the plus side, I didn’t miss a shot. Downside was that I killed my battery in less than an hour…. I’ve only shot from the water a few times now so I’m still learning through a bit of trial and error. Hope you enjoy the shots below!

This is the norm for Rocky Point... Big air.

This is the norm for Rocky Point… Big air.

 

Tucking into a fun one at Rocky Rights.

Tucking into a fun one at Rocky Rights.

 

Mid day reflection at Gas Chambers.

Mid-day reflection at Gas Chambers.

 

A gorgeous wave about to crash at Pupukea

A gorgeous wave about to crash at Pupukea

 

A nice turn at Rocky Point

A nice turn at Rocky Point

 

He's setting up for something big on a Rocky Point face.

He’s setting up for something big on a Rocky Point face.

 

A quicksilver rider hitting the lip at Rocky Point.

A quicksilver rider hitting the lip at Rocky Point.

 

Looking into a barrel at Pupukea.

Looking into a barrel at Pupukea.

 

About to pull into a nice one at Pupukea

About to pull into a nice one at Pupukea

 

Here he goes

Here he goes!

 

 

Rocky rights air

Rocky rights air

 

A unique view of a turn at Rocky Point

A unique view of a turn at Rocky Point

 

Pulling into the barrel at Rocky Point

Pulling into the barrel at Rocky Point

 

Backside air at Rocky Point

Backside air at Rocky Point

 

Someone throwing a huge carve at Rocky Point

Someone throwing a huge carve at Rocky Point

 

A little dude getting barreled at Rocky Point earlier in the day

A little dude getting barreled at Rocky Point earlier in the day

 

Leenie from Jersey before paddling out. I shot this over by Velzy in the afternoon.

Leenie from Jersey before paddling out. I shot this over by Velzy in the afternoon.

 

Holding onto an air at Rocky Point

Holding onto an air at Rocky Point

 

That's a colorful board and a fun looking air

That’s a colorful board and a fun looking air

 

It's always an aireal assault at Rocky Point

It’s always an aireal assault at Rocky Point

 

Make some evening turns under the sunset

Make some evening turns under the sunset

 

These guys throw down so hard at Rocky Point

These guys throw down so hard at Rocky Point

 

A bit of a deadspin at Rocky Point

Exit shot: A bit of a deadspin at Rocky Point

 

View the next post for some evening water shots at Pupukea!

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