Near a small fishing village in Indonesia, I watched this wave drain the reef, wrapping around a rocky point before barreling head-high as a powerful rip current boiled next to it. Would you paddle out?
Sonoma Coast, California
Sunset over the Fog
Big Sur, California
Clouds on fire over a small island in the Visayan Group in the Philippines. The peaceful evenings here were a stark contrast to the all-out war being fought on the island next to it.
"He always thought of the sea as 'la mar' which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her." - Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
SS Point Reyes
The wreck of the SS Point Reyes, a longtime local landmark in Marin County, California. Unfortunately since this photo was taken, someone set her on fire causing significant damage to this local treasure.
Sunset at Pismo Beach
The last sunset of the year casts its warm light over the cold ocean and lights up Pismo Beach Pier in California.
Last light at low tide on a remote stretch of beach in the Javanese jungle.
Low tide shortcut
Indonesia is home to some long, fast, high-performance waves. Your paddling skills will be put to the test. So when you find a shortcut out to the lineup, you take the risk.
In a land known for its fast lefts, this speeding locomotive was no exception. A lone ripper cranks a bottom turn before pumping for dear life.
Crepuscular rays shine from behind the clouds over the wild coast of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes in California.
The Waves of Time
San Juan, Puerto Rico - for centuries, the dead were buried outside the city gates. The waves were here long before that, and will continue to whip the coastline long after we are gone.
In a remote cove in Java, Indonesia, fearless fishermen cast their lines using homemade bamboo poles from a precarious position above head-high beach break. Subsistence fishing and farming are still common ways to supplement income in this part of the world. It is likely the fish they caught were that evening's dinner for their families.
Evening fog forms against the coastal mountains in Big Sur, California