Can a photo make a surf spot look better then it really is?
Ever since my brother moved to San Francisco I’ve wanted to surf Fort Point. With the Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop, every picture looks unreal to me. You’ve got a wave that breaks in the bay, essentially, and hoards of tourists gathering around along the parking lot and above you on the bridge looking down. It makes me wish that Fort Point would break during every trip I made out west…
Doug has surfed Fort Point and tells me it’s not really worth it. It can be a pain to get out, when it’s good it’s crowded (duh), and the crowd isn’t necessarily all that friendly. He also says it only really breaks when there’s a huge swell pounding the coast.
I’ve seen it break once, and it was waste high with what looked like one of the easiest paddle outs. The photos and the spot both seem good and worth it to me.
This photo was taken from the middle seat of a northbound plane somewhere over San Diego and the Pacific Ocean.
It’s tough to say which has caused more bodily harm to people, GoPro cameras or drones, but this skate video from skatenc uses both and showcases some beautiful shots and good skating in San Francisco and Pacifica.
via skatenc and over on stokereport
Published December 19, 2012
Nature , photography
Tags: JFK, rainbow
Ciji and I landed at JFK yesterday and it was sunny out. It was hailing something fierce 20 minutes later, and then this happened. December in New York.
via Ryan Struck at The New Surf
A nice shot from a good photographer. Pipeline, who’s wining this thing anyhow?
photos by BDsurfer
I usually avoid StokeReport because it’s just a handful of anonymous avatars spewing surf jargon and negativity, but recently there’s been a nice trend of local surf photography being posted on the site. StokeReport user, BDsurfer, posted these great shots of a surfer at Fort Point getting double coverage — under the Golden Gate and in a tube.
(photo via Heather Madey)
The Statue of Liberty, as seen from the NYC commuter ferry, heading from DUMBO to Williamsburg. Waterways are lovely.
Frederick Street runs about 10 blocks, stretching through the heart of Frederick Knob. From Buena Vista Park, she’s a real buena vista.