The First Casualty

Today was a pretty action packed day. After I finished up with my work this morning we headed down to Off The Wall to check the surf. We liked what we saw, and I posted up with the camera for about half an hour. Next, we trekked down to Laniakea and all the spots in between. We found lots of crowds, and less than stellar waves….  It was an easy choice to head back up to our end of the shore.

We ended up going out at Freddy’s, along with Becca donning swim fins and my GoPro. I had an awesome session, but I can’t say the same for Stephen or Becca. Becca ended up losing her fins when a big set rolled through about 20 minutes after going out. The wave dragged her down and ripped the fins right off her feet. Apparently not all swim fins float equally. On the bright side, I suppose if some swim fins are our only casualty so far, we’re doing alright.

Freddy’s was a bit slow with the waves, which sent Stephen paddling over to Velzy’s. Neither of us had tried Velzy’s yet because it’s a very localized wave, and pretty gnarly looking. He sat inside and managed to pick a few small ones off, but mostly had to fight the crowd and avoid shallow reef.

Meanwhile back at Freddy’s it was just myself and another guy trading head high waves for over an hour. It’s always great catching good waves without a crowd!

Below are my selected shots from today – enjoy.

Turquoise Cavern at Off The Wall

What a beautiful wave at Off The Wall. A turquoise cavern.

 

A rainbow over Off The Wall. There are rainbows all over the place here!

A rainbow over Off The Wall. There are rainbows all over the place here!

 

Some real carnage.. This broken board was scooped up over at Backdoor.

Some real carnage.. This broken board was scooped up over at Backdoor.

 

Talk about going deep. This guy made it further than you think!

Talk about going deep. This guy made it further than you think!

 

Backside air at Off The Wall.

Backside air at Off The Wall.

 

Becca relaxing a bit.

Obligatory babe shot: Becca relaxing a bit.

 

A superman air that's not working out quite right. Looked pretty awesome though!

A superman air that’s not working out quite right. Looked pretty awesome though!

 

Judging by the placement of his hand, he must get camera shy during big snaps.

Judging by the placement of his hand, he must get camera shy during big snaps.

 

A nice clean exit over at Backdoor

A nice clean exit over at Backdoor

4 Responses to “The First Casualty”

  1. Justin January 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    Awesome shots!

    • Page Wood January 10, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

      Thanks, Justin! Hope all is well around the burg!

  2. Lauren January 11, 2013 at 12:40 am #

    Your pictures are great ,you guys look like your having a great time. Your web site is really cool and easy to use.Sorry Becca for the loss of your fins ,keep your eyes open they may float by.

    • Page Wood January 11, 2013 at 3:45 am #

      Thanks for the kind words, Mrs. McTear!

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