Yesterday we ventured to JAWS! A nice early morning wake up was met with a beautiful sunrise and some killer waves. The swells where between 20-27ft or so and building. Upon arriving at Jaws, you realize how far the waves really are form the shoreline. You basically stand on a cliff overlooking the water and have to jockey for position with all the crowds and photographers that are already set up. Apparently when JAWS is going off, people fly in from all around the world to surf its swells.
I started shooting with my 300mm 2.8 lens and my Nikon D4s, but then soon realized that I needed more resolution and switched out to my Nikon D800.
It is hard to explain how amazing it looks to see massive waves rolling in and tiny little ant looking riders paddling into them unassisted.
Here are some pic’s from the morning!
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