We are sad summer is over. No more warm water, no more bikinis and trunks, no more crystal clear tubes in the hot summer sun.
But before we get to the large waves, cold water, freezing cold wetsuits, and snow bird days with four feet of powder, we get the months of October and November.
You can always feel the change in the air, slightly cooler, even on the warm days. The Santa Ana winds start to blow giving terrific waves from mixed North and South swells. The mountains start to get a dusting of new snow. The days are shorter, but still enough light to have a long day. The wind changes from the consistent thermals to the sweeping cool wind from the Santa Barbara Channel.
We also still get the last waves created by summer sand before the large winter swells wash the beaches out.
Indeed, this time of year is special. Will we have a good winter? Will we get large clean swells? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure, we will be out there capturing the elements as they happen.
See you out there! Team Tidalstock
We hope you are enjoying this Memorial day weekend. We are in Kauai shooting our most recent project. Check back soon for some of the images we created.
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Often we get asked what images we like the best. That is always a hard question. We like all our images. Not because they are all great, but we can recall stories about most them. How cold the water was, how hard the conditions were to shoot in, or the blooper that turned out a great shot.
If you had to make us choose here are a few we might put towards the top of the pile. Some because we like the image, others because of the story behind the image. Enjoy!
Meet Tillman. He Surfs, Skates, Skimboards, and Snowboards. His ideal conditions: Glassy 1-2ft with a slight offshore breeze.
We spent a day down at the beach with Tillman so that he could show us his stuff. He is looking for some sponsors and wants to get into acting! You can help him, call us at 805-322-8555 or contact us via the form on this site.
Here he is doing his thing:
We like to promote our local pros and rippers. Here are a few we found digging through our archives.
Here are a few we caught from a recent CA swell………..
We find them and bring you the action shots. Here are a just a few:
Bobby Martinez-Dane Reynolds-Kelly Slater-Pancho Sullivan-Taylor Knox
Check back often as we will add more very soon! Need the images for editorial? Call 805-322-8555.
We took our water housing out with some sophisticated mounting hardware to capture some handy footwork from our resident pro. All these images are available for license with model release. Call us for more information 805-322-8555……..