Industry News 3/23/2010

E&I: Behind The Lens: Shooting Mavericks 2010

E&I: Behind The Lens: Shooting Mavericks 2010

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Drift Surfing published “Incoming,” an account of the Mavericks surf contest with 28 full screen size images here. The piece is not a commentary on contests or corporate sponsors. It is about my personal experience of what it was like shooting near 50 foot waves from the media boat.

The entire Mavericks experience was both awesome and horrible at the same time. On the 13th of February 2010, there was no place I would rather have been. Conditions were good. I heard thunder all day long and fans hooted even when waves went unridden. It was also the most physically demanding thing I have ever done with a camera. With all of that power tossing and turning the boat, my body wondered early on, “what did you get yourself into?”

Since the article was posted this week, I wrote a second piece on my blog about the build-up and aftermath of covering the contest which can be viewed here.

Skatepark builder Zach Wormhoudt lives large.

above: Skatepark builder Zach Wormhoudt lives large.

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