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
This was a day we went to June Mountain to go snowboarding earlier this winter. The conditions were great. A big change from last year. We are known for our water and ocean images but Tidalstock also has a collection of winter stock photography images available.
If you need your own shot, our chief photographer is available for commission to accompany your exotic trip or to shoot your snowboarding campaign in the Alaskan back country. We can handle most conditions. Send us a note if you want more information.
The conditions were great, 5 days of snow, waist deep powder, and breaks in the clouds. Of course, no trip would be complete without a snowmobile ride to Old Faithful.