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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Round Robin Photo Challenge / Ocean or Land...Balboa Peninsula...The Wedge...California, USA

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Some surfing action at the "Wedge" at the Balboa Peninsula, Balboa, California.
I could spend "forever" here...just watching.
Often, the surf is unbelievable!
Some amazing sets came in every 20 minutes or so...


I waited patiently for a shot like this...


...and this.


...this guy is SO good!


I LOVE this!


Round Robin Photo Challenge
The theme is land or ocean.
I chose ocean...

18 comments:

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Wow - those are just astoundingly good! Even if you were patient "forever," capturing those moments in frame and in focus is a terrific achievement, let along ending up with such iconic shots. Amazing!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

These pictures are really good, Carolyn! I love the action shots of the surfers in the water! I hope to have the opportunity for similar shots while in Hawaii later this month.

ellen b said...

What fabulous action shots you captured! Love them...

fredamans said...

One word: Amazing!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/05/round-robin-challenge-land-or-sea.html

Martha Z said...

Great captures! I tried once to get surfers at Santa Cruz and tossed them all, not a one worth keeping (photos, I mean, some of the surfers might have been keepers).

JM said...

I just love the bottom pic! Great timing indeed.

Serline said...

I feel guilty looking at young gorgeous hunks. Let me linger just a few more seconds...

maryt/theteach said...

Carolyn, what perfect shots of surfers in the gorgeous Pacific Ocean! Well done! Happy RRPC! :)

sunflowerkat321 said...

Super duper action shots. I love the last one too. It's a great capture.

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos..
As a young man, I was pounded into the sand more than once at the wedge. A brutal shore break.
If you don't mind, I'm going to tag along.
thanks
patricktillett.blogspot.com

Suzanne R said...

Great sea action shots! The surfers are interesting as they frolic in the sea.

Spiderdama said...

WOW! I love this too:-) Really great action and your shot are wonderful!

Jama said...

Love your action photos!

Ebie said...

Great capture of the waves! Fun action shots!

shaker said...

I'm just beginning to learn, but surfing is incredible !
Nice series !

Sandy said...

Your wave photos are awesome! Glad to see some "sea" photos and excellent ones at that!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I think your photos here are fantastic!! This looks so inviting- beautiful day too for these images! I have a nephew whol lives in California (where I'm from)..he surfs and so do my boys- when they can. Makes me wish I had a better zoom! Nice captures and share-

KMOYMAMA said...

Great captures of surfers! Your photos reminded me of my shooting of white-water rafting in the Kuma River in Kumamoto Prefecture. I remembered that I had to wait patiently to capture the great timing of the rafting.