Today felt like family day down at the beach, after the bigger October swell earlier in the week (Tuesday was the standout day with consistent clean overhead waves and occasionally bigger sets) there was a relaxed vibe at Compton Bay as all sorts of wave riding vehicles took to the water to enjoy the small friendly waves on offer. And I think we witnessed a little bit of Isle of Wight surfing history take place, the passing of the baton, as Joe Truman paddled out on a foamie with his son Finn clinging to his neck and the pair of them paddled into a few fun ones and rode them together with the biggest smiles of the day. The family theme was continued on the cliffs and in the car park as the next generation of surfing groms were enjoying the sunshine and just hanging out at the beach with the surfing grown-ups.
October Swell Surf photo gallery
Taken on the afternoon of the 31st October at Compton Bay, Isle of Wight, all shot with the Sigma 50-500mm telephoto lens on a Canon 6d, click on any image to start the slideshow.
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